It's all in the 'attitude'!

Mortgage and Lending MLS# 279272

After years of being the "grumpy" one, the cynic, the glass is half empty person, I have finally arrived. Last week someone who met me last year and has spent just a small bit of time with me said "You are such an inspiration, you are always so upbeat and looking at the bright side of things". Whew. That was a goal of mine, and I might have achieved it! 

So what is your attitude like? Are you as sick and tired of hearing complaints as I am? Last week the manager of the local gas station was sweeping the sand off her sidewalk, and commented to me how she didn't even sand her parking lot but look at all of this dirt! She felt the village should come and clean it up, since it's their sand! My approach? I pointed out that all that sand was a sign that she had lots and lots of customers, and wasn't that nicer than the alternative? She stopped, smiled, and agreed that was a better way to look at it, and off she went sweeping and smiling.

How about you? Are you walking about like a grump? Are you complaining all the time about how business is slow, customers aren't buying, and isn't he economic news just awful? Well, given a choice, I will choose to buy from, associate with, and REFER business to someone with a brighter attitude. I have dozens of stories from my connections about how this is their best year yet, how they are working toward their goals with gusto, and how many opportunities there are out in the world right now. It's all in the perspective.

So what's your attitude like? Check the grumpy at the door please, leave it at home, in your car, anywhere but within hearing distance of the people who will refer business to you. Be someone who people want to spend time with, and they will refer business to you.

Have a GREAT week!

Comments (5)

Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I love positive and exciting people - they do draw you to them --- I stay away from negative when I can!

Feb 16, 2009 05:34 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

I am a firm believer of leave your *&%$ at the door........Fake it till you make it......whatever works for you, as long as you have a smile on. Clients do not want to hear about our stuff.........I really believe you got a lot more with honey than vinegar!!

Happy Monday!

Feb 16, 2009 05:35 AM
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR - Searcy, AR

You have to be optimistic and look at the glass as always half full!  No one wants to be around a downer!

Feb 16, 2009 06:00 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Loren

A positive attitude open doors to an unlimited future.

I enjoyed your post; several outstanding points.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Feb 16, 2009 06:20 AM
Ben Olson
Maple Grove, MN


Welcome to the world of Positive Thinking!!!  It is contagious. :)

Ben Olson, Mortgages Unlimited, Maple Grove, MN 763-416-2620

Feb 21, 2009 04:47 AM