Surround Yourself with The Right Kind of People

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Real Estate Agent with Brin Realty Amherst & Bedford Offices

I believe one of the principles of success is to "surround yourself with the right kind of people"...to me that means folks with positive attitudes, folks that have a high level of ethics, folks that are happy and smiling...

The real estate business is tough, as my son said, "This is one of the few businesses that you will work your behind off, put deals together, have them fall apart and only be paid for all of your efforts if they close."

When I list a property, I want to give the seller every possible advantage and there is a list of things we do to try to tilt the table in their favor....

My real estate world is the same way...

I believe we need to avoid the toxic environments that exist around every corner...steer a path away from the negative people that whine and complain...

I have put together an incredible team of successful agents...they are all forward thinking, we all try to stay positive (although there is a balance in this environment because we also want to remain realistic)...they always have each other's backs...in such a competitive environment I am proud to see them stand together.

To rise to the top, we must stay positive and surround yourself with the same kind of forward thinking people.

 

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Loreena Yeo
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I'm very conscious about people I hang out with and even more cautious about the things I let soak into my life. This serves as a great reminder!

Oct 17, 2010 07:09 AM #1
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I couldn't agree more!  We are who we associate with.  Thanks for the great post this morning.  :)

Oct 17, 2010 07:19 AM #2
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Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
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Hi Rene - There is no better way to become depressed than to hang around with negative people.  Hanging around with positive people gives a positive energy!

Oct 17, 2010 07:40 AM #3
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Chris Smith
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Rene, you are so right.  I have noticed a huge difference since I have made a great effort to stay connected with positive people.  Negativism seems to pull you down much more strongly that positivism can bring you up.  When you feel some negative energy, leave as soon as possible.

Oct 17, 2010 07:53 AM #4
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As the saying goes....hang around the barber shop and you'll eventually get a haircut. Same goes with toxic environments...it rubs off....   Great positive thinking!

Oct 17, 2010 02:52 PM #5
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Very true. Thanks to Russel Ray for the Re-blog!

Aug 13, 2011 07:24 AM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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This is good advice. It is good to surround ourselves with people with a positive attitude and those who are ethical and honest.

Aug 13, 2011 07:31 AM #7
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I left a surprise for you in my blog this morning. Let me know when you find it. What? You thought I was going to tell you exactly where? Ha! This comment is a clue, though.

Happy Saturday!

Aug 13, 2011 07:44 AM #8
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Rene Brin
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Hey Russel, thanks for the re-blog, love your new series bringing back the Golden Oldies..

Aug 13, 2011 08:20 AM #9
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Early in my business life I attracted leeches and negative people. Not until I met Russel, whose Golden Oldies post brought me over here, did my life change. He’s the definition of positive.

Aug 13, 2011 11:28 AM #10
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It’s amazing how many negative, and sometimes just plain mean, people there are in the world. I don’t know whether it’s because of politics, religion, NNN (national negative news), or whatever, but positive is so much more fun.

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