positive attitude for the weary soul: S.T.O.P. and Think before jumping to conclusions!
- 03/23/13 06:38 AM
S.T.O.P. and Think before jumping to conclusions!
Failed negotiations, underwriting delays, unacceptable inspection results create emotions that can run amok in our industry due to the nature of the buying and selling process. Potential buyers are making one of the biggest decisions they will ever make in their lifetimes. Sellers are sometimes wary regarding listing issues and getting the best price for their home. Or things can just go wrong and often do!
How you handle difficult situations as they arise determines your future success. So, before you blow up, burn bridges or sever a good relationship...S-T-O-P!
Step back! Think it over Organize all
positive attitude for the weary soul: Finding reasons to S-M-I-L-E during stressful times.
- 01/07/13 08:11 AM
Finding reasons to S-M-I-L-E during stressful times.
Life can be daunting and challenging as unfortunate events take place without warning, often rendering us speechless while stealing the joy that naturally resides. Even the most positive people can be tested during times of extreme stress and duress.
Despite what consequences that come our way, the ability to overcome seems to be a human built-in instinct. Finding ways to S-M-I-L-E again are an individual thing and only we know what drives the lips to turn upward.
Get out in the fresh air Call a friend for a lunch date Write your thoughts in a journal
positive attitude for the weary soul: “SUMMER FUN Contest” ~ Reflect, relax and rejuvenate!
- 05/22/12 08:48 AM
“SUMMER FUN Contest” ~ Reflect, relax and rejuvenate!
This is an entry for the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group Contest! | Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs! Join in on the Challenge!
While business is still in high gear, I find my thoughts drifting, wishing for a little time on the lake to reflect, relax and rejuventate the attitude. Of course, while my husband and I both love to think the world cannot do without us for long, we also know how important a quick weekend getaway is to our mindset.
All I have to do is ask
positive attitude for the weary soul: Praying at The Chapel for a Friend
- 03/06/11 10:29 AM
Praying at The Chapel for a Friend
Sitting in a Denver hotel room at 4:00 a.m., unable to sleep because of all the thoughts running through my head for my friend Darell Smith who is in the hospital fighting to be here another day.
I can only say that life is to be lived to the fullest with straight on intentions. And he has done just that!
My heart is breaking because there is nothing I can do for him or his family, only be here to share moments, snippets of his life and to comfort them.
I hope God makes a
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursdays: It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
- 02/17/11 08:59 AM
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
Talk about a laugh set in stone! Sure wish I knew what got him to laughing before he froze that way. It must have been a great story!
...Or did I interrupt his dinner? I do see some greens near his mouth and he does look like he is anticipating his next bite...sorry to be a bother sir, I am on my way now.
Either way, the imagination is a great escape, taking an ordinary day and turning it into a wondrous event! And remember...It's not what you look at
positive attitude for the weary soul: Like sand sifting through my fingers...
- 01/08/11 10:24 AM
Like sand sifting through my fingers...
I remember reading another person's post about how glad he was that the year was oh-oh-ov-er! 2010 was difficult for many in the industry across the country. Lee, my real estate partner and I had a share of disappointments, especially toward the end of the year. We had 3 transactions that fell off, one after another for various reasons;
one client experienced buyer's remorse and a seller refused to come down on price the bank perceived a property was worth more than market value We were anticipating the income that would come from these modest sales but knew our client's best interests
positive attitude for the weary soul: Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Don't run with icicles in your mouth!
- 01/05/11 09:08 AM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Don't run with icicles in your mouth!
As temperatures continued to drop and several more inches of snow fell over the New Year holiday, we woke up to 2 frozen pipes and thanks to my husband's quick thinking, kept them from bursting.
As I took a walk outside, I noticed the icicles hanging from the eave of the house and the first thing that came to mind was Popsicles!
As kids, we'd break them off, suck on them, pretending they were a delicious treat! Ha-ha! Good thing mom didn't know about this!
Happy Wednesday to
positive attitude for the weary soul: Motivational Monday: Make someone happy, even if it's yourself!
- 12/13/10 08:44 AM
Motivational Monday: Make someone happy, even if it's yourself!
Thinking of and giving to others has always been a reflex for me due to growing up in a large family. We shared everything! From treats to toys, to sleeping quarters to clothes, if there was a need it was done.
So while making others happy, the good feelings come right back at you, right? So why not make someone's day and...
Send a card Buy a friend lunch Bake some cookies Phone a relative Take someone shopping Whatever you decide to do, a simple gesture will brighten a person's day. So
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursday: X marks the spot…X's are for tic-tac-toe and kisses
- 12/09/10 12:09 PM
Thankful Thursday: X marks the spot...X's are for tic-tac-toe and kisses
I appreciate the fact to be able to express myself through any holiday with typical salutations such as: Happy Valentines Day, Happy 4th of July, Happy Thanksgiving! Of course I thought it was cute when younger to shorten Merry Christmas to Merry Xmas without giving it a second thought. It was compact and much simpler than writing the whole thing out. And that is how I marked my cards never thinking that I was taking Christ out of Christmas but realizing now that is exactly what I was
positive attitude for the weary soul: Motivational Monday: A wolf spider's spin on successful marketing!
- 12/06/10 08:48 AM
Motivational Monday: A wolf spider's spin on successful marketing!
Are you strategic and aggressive regarding your marketing efforts or just throwing anything out there, hoping you'll CATCH a buyer's or seller's attention?
Hope is not a business plan and perhaps you could take some lessons from a wolf spider, they are:
Creative Diligent Aggressive Proactive Consistent Industrious Extremely detailed Territory oriented Purely Self-motivated Specific to their target market As you can see from the picture, these overachieving spiders cover all angles in their capture area to ensure success. No wasted efforts, no excuses. A wolf spider's mission is one of
positive attitude for the weary soul: An unexpected gift creates a special 'Kodak Moment'!
- 12/05/10 09:48 PM
When my husband rescued Hiway on the Interstate I-15 on ramp in Washington City, Utah, I had no idea the impact this kitten would have on our family! Two summers ago, my husband was returning to work from making a stop at The Home Depot, he noticed a blur of movement off the side of the road. Upon closer inspection, it was a tiny, tiny gray-striped kitten, emaciated beyond belief! He looked around for others but to no avail, came back to the truck, put the kitten on his shoulder, where she stayed and drove to the nearest convenience store for
positive attitude for the weary soul: I'd donate '$220 in savings' to Coins for Kids to Pay it Forward!
- 11/23/10 09:21 PM
I'd donate '$220 in savings' to Coins for Kids to Pay it Forward!
Thoughts of giving or giving back come to mind when thinking of the holidays. With so many children in the world who may not have gifts under the tree, Coins for Kids collects donations, shops, wraps and delivers the gifts to financial needy families. All this while knowing that children will be filled with sheer joy on Christmas!
They delivered gifts to my children the Christmas of 1996 after my son had lung surgery and as a single parent had to take time off from work to care for him during his
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursdays: Appreciating what is before you!
- 11/18/10 09:28 AM
Thankful Thursdays: Appreciating what is before you!
As I turned down the dirt road toward home, the sun was setting, another end to the work day. Suddenly the colors started forming, the oranges, the reds, the yellows and as I tried to find a place to park, fumble to get the camera out of its case, I knew my window of photo oppportunity was f-a-d-i-n-g f-a-s-t!
I just pulled over to the side of the road and started taking pictures from the driver window and was able to get the end of a magnificent sunset!
positive attitude for the weary soul: Motivational Monday: Be like a bee and pollinate!
- 11/08/10 08:46 AM
Motivational Monday: Be like a bee and pollinate!
We know what cross-pollination does when bees distribute pollen among flowering plants, bushes and trees. The process ensures their overall success. Think of how you can use that analogy to widely allocate information while driving more traffic to your business by:
Using sphere of influence Targeting intended market Increasing web site existence Creating more business leads Enhancing existing relationships Branding on a consistent basis By creating an effective online marketing plan, you are on your way to developing a better presence while increasing awareness for your business. And if it works for bees, it can work for
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursdays: The ability to say S-O-R-R-Y.
- 11/04/10 08:52 AM
Thankful Thursdays: The ability to say S-O-R-R-Y.
We can all agree to disagree. That is a true quote but do we all have the ability to say S-O-R-R-Y when we are wrong or when our actions cause another emotional pain? I admit to certain awkwardness when an apology is necessary but know the importance of doing so.
Some things that may keep someone from apologizing:
Not feeling guilty enough The hurt may be too deep Too ashamed to step forward Don't know how to go about it Wrongdoer does not feel they made a mistake In order to salvage relationships, it
positive attitude for the weary soul: Committed or pretending?
- 10/29/10 12:21 PM
Committed or pretending?
I look at the young ones in their costumes for Halloween and notice how excited and thrilled they are when emanating their favorite characters. No pretending required on their part!
That isn't a kid in a batman costume, that IS BATMAN! And the little girl in her glass slippers, twirling her glittery gown IS CINDERELLA! For that young boy, X-Men's WOLVERINE costume IS REAL!
As an agent, it's imperative to:
Meet obligations Be passionate about the industry Keep up with the latest trends Make those phone calls and returning them as well Create new relationships while nurturing past clients Sitting around, doing
positive attitude for the weary soul: Speechless Sunday (almost!): Be like a clown and paint it on!
- 10/24/10 12:26 PM
Speechless Sunday (almost!): Be like a clown and paint it on!
Do you ever have days when even smiling becomes difficult?
Be like a clown and paint it on!
Life is a daily challenge, the neverending twists and turns, unexpected events that may try even the best of demeanors.
You've heard the saying, "Everyone loves a clown", haven't you?
Clowns possess the ability to make people forget their troubles through entertainment. When I think of clowns, I think of Red Skelton and a quote of his...
"If some day you're not feeling well, you should remember some little thing I have said or done
positive attitude for the weary soul: *STRUT YOUR MUTT COSTUME CONTEST* / P.A.W.S & Prado & Kramer Real Estate / St. George, Utah
- 10/23/10 01:14 PM
P.A.W.S & PRADO & KRAMER REAL ESTATE ARE GHOSTING A HALLOWEEN ADOPTION EVENT
SATURDAY OCT. 30th
18 W TABERNACLE
St. George, Utah
*TREATS FOR TRICKS*
Bring your best buddy, dressed in a costume and let them Strut Their Stuff in the *STRUT YOUR MUTT COSTUME CONTEST!*
P.A.W.S. is made up of dedicated staff and volunteers who come together in the spirit of solving pet overpopulation through responsible pet ownership.
To begin the adoption process, we require an adoption application, home visit and an extensive interview. Our adoption contract states that
positive attitude for the weary soul: Are you going to Keep on Keepin' On?
- 10/21/10 01:59 PM
Are you going to Keep on Keepin' On?
As we get nearer to the end of 2010, will you Keep on Keepin' On by creating new business opportunities and renewing past relationships in the new year? As the time period passes for paying local Board dues, some agents, out of financial necessity, major health issues, divorce or loss of employment in the household, may not renew, others may retire. For the rest of us who remain in the real estate industry when things happen beyond our control, remember to:
Keep On Keepin' On
If the day looks kinder gloomyAnd your chances kinder slim,If the situation's puzzlin'And the prospect's awful grim,If
positive attitude for the weary soul: Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Nature's Own Light Show
- 10/20/10 11:05 AM
While driving down Hiway 18 this morning with my two sons, nature provided a light show that entertained us throughout the 25 minute drive. The ever-changing, shifting colors provided a vivid light show like no other I've seen in a long time! As the colors faded, the intensity of the sunrise became brighter welcoming a new day with endless possibilities.
Happy Wednesday to you all!