It could be easy to get caught up in doom and gloom with all of the negative press about the real estate market, the economy, and life in general. But, it doesn't have to be that way.
If you focus on how bad things are, you will only bring more negative things your way. Take for instance, my conversation with a fellow Realtor(R) last week. She was telling me about how bad the market conditions are and how she has only had two closing this year, all of her listings are about to expire, and that there are a lot of foreclosures in our community. She is just hoping to hold on until market conditions improve.
Do you think this kind of talk will attract new business? Client who want to purchase real estate? I don't think so.
On the other hand, when you focus on the positive things that are happening, you bring more positive things your way. My husband has a very positive outlook in general and on the real estate market. We have stayed busy all year and, in fact, sold far more than we even projected. He was talking to one of our clients last week who is a banker and told him about the number of calls he has received lately, the increased traffic to our website, and the number of potential sales we have in the works. Our client's response was, "You're right, there are a lot of opportunities out there. We need to talk more often."
In the book, Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder, she says:
Prosperity is generated by mental & physical forces. To generate prosperity in your own life you must open your mind to it.
In order to demonstrate true prosperity, you must get rid of what you do not want to make way for what you do want.
It is wise for you to make three lists: what you want to eliminate from you life, what you want to manifest in your life, and what you're thankful for.
Instead of fighting problems, picture your way out of them.
It has been estimated that the spoken word of prosperity can speed up results by as much as eighty percent.
Be definite in your words about prosperity, if you want prosperity to be definite about you.
A great post on this subject from today was from Nestor & Katerina Gasset Response to National Reviews. They make an excellent point by reminding us that more millionaires were created during The Depression than any other time in history until the dot.com boom. People who are open to opportunity will prosper during these times.
How how staying positive affected your life? Your real estate career?