Having an Attitude of Gratitude!

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Today I gave a speech at the Toastmasters Club I am a member of titled, "Having an Attitude of Gratitude."

Sure enough about 1 hr 30 minutes of my talk I get a great story that will make the talk I gave a whole lot better.  Let me explain:

When we give THANKS and show APPRECIATION in our lives, more of the GOOD that we desire starts appearing.  Being more thankful will lead to more peace, joy and love in your life - and it will also lead to more sales or more business for you.

Prime example is this afternoon I met with a buyer to pick up the bank addendum to be turned in for final acceptance of an offer. My buyer is a great man, with a lot of wisdom and is a pastor of a church.

Sure enough he had a lot of praise and gratitude for my work. He was telling me how much appreciated me, my honesty, hard work and said he will send letters out to people about me.  He even said that in Church he mentioned from the pulpit that if someone needs a Realtor they need to talk to me.

I truly did the best I could with this buyer as I do with everyone, but I have no other explanation for his praise toward me then ... he was reflecting my attitude of gratitude toward life and people.

The feelings, thoughts and emotions you send out to the world come back to you.  Having an Attitude of Gratitude will bring experiences like the one I touched on above to you as well.  We want raving fans!!

Find something to be thankful for today!


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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX; helping buyers, sellers, and investors of residential real estate.  He is a Dynamic Life Coach; The Discovery Coach- "Helping you discover your talents, desires and purpose." Carstensen is a speaker and co-author in the best selling book series Wake Up...Live the Life You Love: Your Wake Up Moments (available this winter).


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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with RE/MAX Results in Elk River and Cambridge, MN.  Helping buyers, sellers and investors in great Minnesota counties like Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Anoka, Chisago, Hennipen and Mille Lacs. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

Contact Chuck by emailing him at chuck.carstensen@results.net or by phone at 612-290-3809. 



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Sandy Bliven
Re/Max South County - Westerly, RI
e-PRO, Westerly RI Real Estate

I just went to a seminar in Foxboro, Mass, home of the Patriots, the speaker said we should all "Have an attitude of gratitude"  - What a great way to be.........Jesus is my Lord, God Bless you for your inspiration! 

I do believe that the message you give, comes back to you tri fold.  Send out a message of love and gratitude and you shall recieve it back.

Keep up the bloggin!

Oct 16, 2008 09:43 AM #1
Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

The old attitude platitude... "attitude is everything" is still true.  Be your best and expect the best.

Oct 16, 2008 09:46 AM #2
George Tars
PalmHomes LLC - Palm Beach, FL

very nice post and very true ... when someone changes his/hers perspective and sees things and situations on the bright side that single switch does the trick into making this person happier, healthier and more productive ...

Oct 16, 2008 09:46 AM #3
Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

I've heard a counselor say that you can't be happy, unless you have gratitude in your life!

Oct 16, 2008 10:21 AM #4
Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

Chuck, perfect as always.  reminds me there is a blog I have been meaning to write.

Good Job, Man


Oct 17, 2008 02:09 AM #5
Eric Auger
prudential Americana Group, Realtors - Las Vegas, NV

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Oct 17, 2008 02:39 AM #6
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate - Naples, FL

So true, Gratitude is the essence of Life, I life my life in constant gratitude,

Oct 17, 2008 03:30 AM #7
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

True enough bro, what we sow, we reap....sow gratitude, reap praise....sow discord, reap destruction.....

The Golden Rule WORKS!!


Oct 17, 2008 08:21 AM #8
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

I think the world is so tired of all the negativity. When someone displays an attitude of gratitude...it is a much needed breath of fresh air. GBU!!

Oct 19, 2008 05:18 PM #9
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