An Active Rain Challenge- I dare you!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video

With the holiday season upon us, I pose a challenge to each and every member of Active Rain.  

All of us are bloggers and look to each other for inspiration and advice.  With that in mind, I challenge you to post -at least- one positive blog a week.  Once you've accomplished your weekly task see if you can take it daily.  The point is to engage positive thoughts which create positive words which result in positive actions. We all know we can use that these days?!  I am a firm believer in 'words have power'...use them wisely.  Anyone who knows me knows that I say, "Speak it!" whenever they want something positive to develop in their lives.  This is a small step in getting started.

I decided to post this entry after a routine visit to the gym.  A place where I go daily to rejuvenate and energize my mind and body.  But on this particular day, the instructor was uncharacteristically negative and started talking about the affairs of the world as if we were all doomed.  Wouldn't you know it...her words were like poison through the air and the entire class deflated.  Why?  She just told us we were defeated so in turn, we responded.  The class, which I take routinely, was much more difficult on this day because mentally, I had to overcompensate for the negatively she festered. 

A simple example, yes...but still a valid one.   Positive words invoke positive reactions just as negative ones invoke adverse reactions.  Imagine the power we Active Rainers could have with spreading affirmation throughout the forum?   

I start this challenge, now! :-) 

 

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  1. Lane Bailey 11/26/2008 01:05 PM
  2. Don Rogers 11/26/2008 10:04 PM
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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
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Great post...  I think that there is a place for both positive and negative posts.  But, I always know that I will be positive when I am writing about my 101 cars series... as well as other stuff (did you catch the "'Twas a Month Before Christmas"?). 

And I'm going to reblog you again...

Nov 26, 2008 01:01 PM #1
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA
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You're the best, Lane!  Thanks for the reblog...the more optomism I can spread the better.  Someone has to combat those darn journalists ;-) 

On a related note, I am leaving Channel 2...my last day is this Sunday.  I've had enough of the negativity and decided to be part of the solution as opposed to the problem.  God willing, I'll be able to make a difference in more lives this way than broadcasting crime, problems and fear on a weekly basis :-)

Nov 26, 2008 01:23 PM #2
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
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That's what I'm talking about, Lane!!  LOVE the "Twas a month before Christmas".  Active Rainers, if you haven't heard it, check it out...

http://www.utterli.com/u/utt/u-ODA0MjI1MA

 

Nov 26, 2008 01:32 PM #3
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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
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Tara, thank you.  BTW, you know I have friends at CNN, right?  Anyway.  I can't wait to hear what else will be filling your time... aside from RDTV. 

Nov 26, 2008 04:01 PM #4
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Tara,

This is a great idea, we should all strive to do the same.  I will work to do my part.

BTW, I will be reblogging your challenge also.

Happy Thanksgiving ma'am.

Nov 26, 2008 10:02 PM #5
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Stay away from the water cooler and just listen to us we can make a difference. Thanks for the post have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 26, 2008 11:07 PM #6
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
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Lane-  Lord knows I have enough to keep me busy ;-)  It will actually be nice to only have -one- full time job for a change! (well, two if you count Skylar!)

Don-  Thanks so much for the reblog!!  Happy Thanksgiving to you, too :-)

Terry- That's right!  Water cooler talk can get you in trouble...rise above!!!

Happy Turkey Day to all of you and please remember all you have to be thankful for on this day. 

Nov 27, 2008 02:12 AM #7
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Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
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Tara - Read the reblog at Lane's blog, but had to come over here to say Hi.  Its is a great post reminding us of how important it is to stay positive.

Nov 27, 2008 01:37 PM #8
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
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Hi, Pam!  Thanks for stopping by...I really appreciate it :-)  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with positive energy that carries you all the way through 2009!!!

Nov 28, 2008 12:30 AM #9
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Lane Bailey
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Tara, you met Garrett... Chasing him is enough for two.  Jackson is almost ready to be vertically mobile.  We'll need help. 

Nov 28, 2008 02:23 PM #10
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
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HA!  You are truly blessed :-)  Enjoy the craziness of parenthood as you begin your venture of chasing two rugrats for the next several years!!  Your solution...teach Garrett early to be a defender on your team for Jackson ;-) 

Nov 28, 2008 11:14 PM #11
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