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POWER OF POSITIVES

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Mortgage and Lending with Capstone Mortgage, Inc.

It's so easy for us to get caught up in all the negatives with which the medai constantly bombards us.  I've made up my mind that I am going to do my very best to focus on positives. 

Out words are so powerful.  For many of us, our primary sources of conversation are via the telephone or e-mail.  It's been pretty surprising to me just how often I'm negative in my conversations.  Too many no I can't do that, no that won't work for this loan program, or "you're borrower has a (fill in the blank) credit score and you want 95% loan to value...you've got to be kidding".  Seems like I'm using that last one a lot lately!  The reality is that a lot of what is going on in our industry is negative.  However, the way we relay the news can have a powerful impact on our message.

I send out a daily rate sheet to my brokers in Alabama and Tennessee.  Every morning I come in and spend some time looking for an uplifting quote to paste into the body of the e-mail.  I've been surprised by the number of phone calls and returned e-mail's I've received saying how much it is appreciated.  Several people have called and said they really didn't have any non-conforming deals to send, but they looked forward to opening the e-mail every morning just to see something inspirational.

The time I spend every morning looking for "just the right quote" has really helped me.  Although I only send one quote each day, I read many.  It only takes me a few minutes, but I get to fill my thoughts with something positive to start my day.

The positive start also helps put me in the right frame of mind for the rest of the day.  It seems to help me with my conversations throughout the day.  I find myself trying harder to relay a positive attitude in every situation.  My problems seem to be fewer and my blessings more bountiful!

Something as simple as writing this blog lifts me up...makes me focus on the positives.  I've even started a new business to supplement my income and it's being blessed also!  I would encourage you to spend just a few minutes everyday focusing on the positives and counting your blessings.

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Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

How right you are it just takes a few moments to focus on the positives to get us in the right frame of mind.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 20, 2008 03:36 AM
Goodbye Active Rain
Out of Real Estate

Dan,

I like your post.  Stay positive or time to move on.  Stay positive my friend!

Nov 20, 2008 03:37 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks for the comments.  Maybe if we all concentrate on building each other up, we can gradually make a change...it has to start somewhere.

Nov 20, 2008 03:41 AM
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Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks so much for the comments!

Nov 20, 2008 03:45 AM
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Dan, it is amazing how just one thought can influence our mood and our day! 

Nov 20, 2008 04:00 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

I'm pretty new to Active Rain.  It's amazing how it helps to have positive people respond to somehting as simple as this blog!  Thanks!

Nov 20, 2008 04:09 AM
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Dan,  I couldn't agree more. I've actually stopped watching most news stations because they are so negative.

Nov 20, 2008 04:15 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks Richard!

Nov 20, 2008 04:18 AM
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