Monday, February 9, 2015


Hello all.


I enjoy retelling this fable from time to time.

In the early part of the 1900's the largest shoe maker in England decided they needed to expand their market. They sent their two best sales people to Africa by boat to see if it would meet their needs for growth. Upon arrival the two sales people separated to cover the country in order to report back to the company. Two weeks later the company received a telegraph from the first sales person that read "I am afraid we have made a terrible mistake, there is no opportunity for growth, no one here wears shoes!" The very next day the received a telegraph from the second sales person that read "Please send additional help to set up business immediately, this could be the greatest opportunity we have ever had, no one here wears shoes!"

In Real Estate we can find negative factors everyday that can shape are thoughts or we can always be looking for the positive and drive through the bad times. I believe our clients would prefer an Agent who believes in the latter. It is on us to choose our perspective everyday.

Enjoy the coffee,

Looks like a repeat.

Monday Morning Coffee

"There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking."  
~ William James 
Most people, when they have their camera in hand, take snapshots of other people or things. The focus is on anything and everything outside themselves. What many don't realize is that they also have a super high-resolution camera in their minds. 
The words of William James are not new. They've been said before in many forms, i.e. "As a man thinketh, so is he," or "You are what you think about all day long," or "A man is what his thoughts make of him." 
By simply framing a picture in your mind of the person you would like to become, then acting like that person - you ARE that person! I believe it was Zig Ziglar who said it this way: "Fake it 'til you make it!" In other words, just by "acting" like the person you want to be, you actually become that person. 
Likewise, we often create our own limitations by creating small pictures of who we are. In the words of Michelangelo (1475-1564), "The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." 
Why not take a closer look at the image you've created of yourself? Is it in focus? Does it portray the person you really want to be? Should you "zoom" in for a closer look, or go "wide angle" to broaden your horizons? 
Your life is whatever you imagine it to be. Create a masterpiece! 

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