Do you play the blame game?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Platinum Properties Investor Network

A few weeks ago on The Creating Wealth Show, I took up the topic of personal responsibility with guest John Miller, an organizational and development expert. Personal responsibility, or lack of accountability, seems to be suffering an outbreak of epic proportions these days. The result is procrastination, complaining, and blame.

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This is no joke. Grown adults exist in a state of arrested development that has transported them back to eight years of age, and there's nothing less attractive than whining, buck-passing grown-ups.

Here's the problem. We're spoiled. We've had it too easy for too long and have never suffered consequences for our bad behavior. We have no spine. We have no character. Sounds pretty grim, doesn't it?

Maybe. Do you find yourself surrounded by co-workers who do nothing but blame and complain? When you step outside your body for a bit of self-analysis, do you find yourself to be the main complainer?

What's the price for lack of accountability? In our opinion, you can expect lack of success in your life. Sorry, that's just how it goes. When you learn to pick up the blame that belongs to you, you'll spend far less time and energy trying to avoid it, and far more time discovering actual solutions to the problem.

Personal responsibility. Why not listen to Mr. Miller on The Creating Wealth Show (#120) and then give it a try?

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Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Thank you for the enlightening post....while I'm more than willing to say "my bad" when warrented, I find that I am less likely to hold others to the same effort.  I'll try to do better in the future....thanks to your post

Oct 16, 2009 05:15 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Russell & Tracy Lee Parker
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Jason,

Love this line "When you learn to pick up the blame that belongs to you, you'll spend far less time and energy trying to avoid it, and far more time discovering actual solutions to the problem" 

Oct 16, 2009 01:00 PM #2
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Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

For many people I run into (up against sometimes) it's not so much that they are spoiled, as it is that they simply prefer to play victim. Then people may feel sorry for them and help them, and at the lease they can deny responsibility.
Leslie

Oct 16, 2009 01:32 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

Ditto Leslie * I really had to think about this after I made my first comment and sometime it is easier to do nothing rather than hold people accountable...again thanks for your post.

Oct 16, 2009 05:47 PM #4
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Diane Rice
Diane Rice, Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - South Holland, IL
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We are enriched the more for you joining the Property Management group, Jason.  We see ourselves and others in this...  I'm SO TUNED IN to hearing the "whine" from potential renters... It usually goes like this..."well, see the LANDLORD..." 

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.

Oct 17, 2009 11:42 AM #5
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Robert Machado
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CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management - Sacramento Area

Hopefully we learn from our mistakes, but we do have to take responsibility first, then improve.

Nov 17, 2009 12:43 PM #6
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