Are You Well Grounded Or Are People Shocked By You?

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Cable with groundIn listening to the dialogue of many in presenting ideas in real estate or in negotation I wonder often about their thinking processes.

Are You Well Grounded Or Are People Shocked By You?

In electrical transmission the ground conductor prevents dangerous current from flowing through YOU and allows it safely to go to the "ground" connection.

Well grounding among people means you use sound judgment, you are patient, you strive to understand and be understood, your ideas are based on good reasoning, you are collaborative and realistic, organized, well versed in your area, rational and precise. You have a foundation for what you say and how you think.

Plainly you are not scatterbrained, think before you act, and are on an even keel Now are there days when our cords are a bit frayed? Sure. But being well grounded we don't get others into trouble, "shocking" them, well at least not intentionally. Keep both feet on the ground and work with people in a polite, respectful and well informed manner. If you don't know an answer obtain it. Above all put that brain in gear before the mouth goes in motion. Otherwise you might burn your house or someone else's house down.

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Patricia Kennedy
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Gary, I've always thought that a properly functioning brain-to-mouth filter mechanism is one of the most important tools of the trade!

August 07, 2009 08:59 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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Another good analogy by Gary!  I shocked some people just the other day when I told them to change out the wall paper and paint the walls with something other than white.  Said I was the first agent to say no to wall paper and white walls.  Huh?

August 07, 2009 10:13 AM
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Wow, Gary, all of the descriptive words you used to identify a grounded person are spread across the color spectrum on the personality profile posted on my blog.  Those components create a well-balanced person, and sadly, there are not many out there, that can claim that kind of balance in their attributes.  We are either organized, or patient or rational or collaborative, or maybe 2 or 3 out of 4, but rarely ALL of that! It is certainly something to strive for, because otherwise, any of us could appear quite shocking to another, due to our LACK of patience, organization...you get my drift! =o)  P.S. Love the analogy!

August 07, 2009 08:16 PM
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Sharon Lee
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Gee am I well grounded or do I just shock YOU. <SMILE>

August 07, 2009 09:02 PM
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June Lewis
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Hi Gary Great analogy ...grounded is a must in our industry that is for sure.  How many times have deals ( I hate that word used in real estate, but can not think of a better  word )   gone up in smoke because of not being grounded.

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