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Aug. 10, 2011 - Are You Having Fun Yet?


August's Best Business Tip

HAVE FUN!

Yep, I know it is stressful and challenging in real estate these days. But, you know, no matter what the markets bring, there are always those who find the difficulties and get stuck focusing on them. What you put your attention on EXPANDS! Always!

There are also those, that no matter what the difficulties, are able to focus on what the opportunity is or how to survive and thrive as a challenge.

Perhaps you, like me, fall in to both of these categories some times. The trick, I have found, is to remember I can always choose my attitude, even if I can not choose my circumstances -- and it always feels better to have fun and be happy.

So, if you want more business, start having more fun. People like to do business with happy people. Start by being grateful for what you do have. Pay a little more attention to it. Notice what is ok. Laugh.

I was impressed when I was in Juarez, Peru with CARE how happy the people we met were. They had very little. They were living on less than $50 a month, some of them. But they grew their plants or raised their guinea pigs and smiled and were grateful. 
When we are happy; when we are having fun, the world responds with delightful surprises. REALLY! Try for a week to double the amount of fun you are having and then let me know how much more business shows up, ok?


Borrowed Wisdom

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
- Maya Angelou

"Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit."
- William James

"It isn't the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it's how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer."- Pema Chodron
"The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy."

- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama


I Always Love Freebies!

Vic Johnson is always full of resources for success. Right now he is offering a free e-book edition of Earl Nightingale's The Strangest Secret to Success. A classic!

And, if you haven't gotten your free copy of Think & Grow Rich... you can get it here. This is a paperback edition. You pay only the shipping

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