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It's "YOUR" Attitude

 YOUR Attitude and mindset mean everything.  This is out of the ordinary for me to share a post like this, but I feel it is warranted.  If it helps just one person who reads it today, then the mission is accomplished!  One of my clients shared this with me today and I want to share it with you.....Our Attitude can really determine our Altitude in life and in business.

John is the kind of guy you love to hate.  He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.  When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"  He was a natural motivator.  If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, "I don't get it!  You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"  He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood I choose to be in a good mood."

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.  Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.  "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.  "Yes, it is," he said. "Life is all about choices.  When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.  You choose how you react to situations.  You choose how people affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.  The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."  I reflected on what he said.  Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business.  We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.  Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.  I saw him about six months after the accident.  When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?" I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter," he replied.  "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live."  "Weren't you scared?  Did you lose consciousness?"  I asked.  He continued, "the paramedics were great.  They kept telling me I was going to be fine.  But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.

In their eyes, I read "he's a dead man" I knew I needed to take action."  "What did you do?" I asked.  "Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said John. "She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied!'  The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, "Gravity."  Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live.  Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."  He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34.  After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.                                                    

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What's "your" attitude?  Why?  Who's really in control of it?

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 160 commentsBrad Andersohn • October 06 2007 10:44AM

Comments

What an uplifting post to read first thing in the morning.   Brad, this man is a gem.  His attitude not only affects him but those around him.  I have to believe that his shouting "gravity" before surgery reminded the doctors and nurses that he was a human being they were going to operate on and not another "patient".

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful story with us.  Obviously, we as human beings make choices and choose our attitude.

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) about 12 years ago
Beautifully written Brad. If it's one thing I've learned well in my life is that the only person, place of thing I have control over is myself, my thinking, my attitude and behavior. That's it in a nutshell. You're getting up and I'm going to bed...or you're late getting to bed...:)
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 12 years ago

Few of us really have it too bad

Posted by Membership Cancelled about 12 years ago
Nice post Brad....I always say...stay positive and focused..set goals and have a plan!
Posted by BLR Guy (BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc)) about 12 years ago

Fantastic post !!! Amazing story which will inspire us all. Our thoughts determine our destiny. You gave a perfect example. Rated a 5.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 12 years ago
What an inspirational post, Brad.  As I sit here sipping on my morning coffee, I'm thinking that it's this post that's giving me a boost, not the caffeine.  Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Brad,


Thanks for the reminder!  Well written, great post!

Posted by Eric Webster, Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty (Five Star Real Estate) about 12 years ago
WOW >>> What a uplifting post..... Today I choose to live a positive life ...... and Thank God  for his love and kindness toward us........
Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) about 12 years ago

Brad,

Great story. Some of the best 'stories' in life are those actual life experiences of many brave among us! Thanks for sharing!    Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 12 years ago
Great uplifting post Brad !!  Our mindset makes us or breaks us.
Posted by Keith Perry, REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta (Coldwell Banker) about 12 years ago
Brad - Very nice. That is an important lesson for us all to learn and live - we choose. We choose success, failure, life, whatever. Thanks.
Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago
Awesome Post! Bravo!!
Posted by Nicole Kraus (Signature Realty Associates) about 12 years ago
Brad, I read this years ago and kept the story stashed somewhere in my database.  It was that good.  Reading it again today was just as inspirational as the first time.  Timeless message.  Thanks for sharing it with us.
Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) about 12 years ago

Brad:  Great message that always bears repeating.  Growing up, I was influenced primarily by negative people and so negativity has been an ongoing battle but I can say that if you take it day by day and start thinking positively, then it becomes easier and it really does make a "positive" difference.  I've learned that in real estate, staying positive is critical.  Here's the one I like from Corrie Ten Boon - Now just think about her situation.  If she could stay positive during what she went through then I for sure have no excuse to be negative. 

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties tody of its strength.  Corrie Ten Boom 

Oh, I've also learned that if I keepeth my mouth shut, I keepth out of trouble.

Proverbs 21:23  Whoso keepteh hism mouth and his tongue, keepeth his sould from troubles.

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) about 12 years ago
Brad, This is a beautiful story and I too knew a man much like John.  No matter WHAT was going on, he was happy every single day.  One day I stopped to ask him how he could be so happy ALL the time and he simply said "When I wake up in the morning and my feet hit the ground, I am going to have a wonderful day."  I think of his words every single morning!  Wonderful post.
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 12 years ago

Thank you!    If we can apply this to everything we do what a great world it would be!   We control our own reactions,  we just need to think first,  then react.    I am going to make every effort to implement.

 

Posted by Connie King about 12 years ago

Hi Brad,

I agree with your post, In life you must have determination and discipline to accomplish your goals.

Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) about 12 years ago
the futures so bright, i gotta wear shades.
Posted by Jay Beckingham, Seniors ROCK! ( Bank of England Mortgage) about 12 years ago
Nice Reminder Brad - Thank you for sharing this story!! Positive is everything.
Posted by Anonymous about 12 years ago
Hi Brad,
I love the story about your friend, he is my kind of guy.  I believe positive + positive = success and happiness.  Choosing to look at the bright side, believe the best, be thankful for what we have and are...will not only improve our lives but those around us.    Thank you.
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 12 years ago

Brad,

EUREKA.....

I know you wrote this for me...I've been looking all week for this Post :) :)  And when I found it I just had to say "Damn here it is....the Positive"  there is no gold star at 7am PST, but watch it will be there I am sure, :) Gold Stars or not, the message is the same.

All of us Thank you for this Positive Message :) :)

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) about 12 years ago
I CHOOSE to smile. I CHOOSE to believe. I CHOOSE to make today the best it can be. I CHOOSE to trust that God has ALL of my tomorrows under control...that He will not give me more than I can handle. Thanks for the encouragement!! Elizabeth
Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) about 12 years ago
Brad, I just popped a comment on Sally's latest post about the network, my comment being to the effect that my greatest benefit from belonging here is the ENCOURAGEMENT it gives me.  And then I stop by your blog!  This post is very encouraging to me.  Despite the deck being "stacked against you" it's still a choice - choose to live!  I appreciate the reference to Matthew 6 as well.  Jesus was telling us to lean on the Lord for the "rest of our life" and just worry about how we will react to our day today...
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 12 years ago
Great post and great pictures, thanks for the upbeat message.
Posted by Monica Bourgeau, Business Coaching (New Phase Business Coaching) about 12 years ago
Thanks for the great post, sometimes we need a reminder that we are not as bad off as we think we are.
Posted by Vicki Bishop GRI - Alabama Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors®) about 12 years ago

Brad:

Great post.  Attitude is Everything.

Posted by » Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator (» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator) about 12 years ago
Your ATTITUDE  creates your LATITUDE. And we need to have the Lord in their for direction. Thanx for the post
Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) about 12 years ago

Brad, I hope that one person you are looking for to benefit from this is my wife. Some days she just seems to choose to be in a bad mood. Oh well.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Brad...excellent post and invigorating. We all so are SO blesssed in many ways, even on the days that seem bad.
Posted by Al Maxwell, Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams) about 12 years ago

Wonderful, upbeat message! It is so easy to fall into the whoa is me mindset and forget that it's all about the here and now.

Thanks, Brad

Posted by Aventura | Bal Harbour | Sunny Isles Beach | REALTOR® 786-229-7999 (SIB REALTY, Llc // WaterWayRealty.com) about 12 years ago
Brad, awesome post. Attude is everything. Keep it up.
Posted by Danny Thornton, WordPress Guru (R & D Art) about 12 years ago
thank you.  sometimes we all need reminding.
Posted by Melissa Deputy (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 12 years ago
Brad, what a way to start my day by coming here and reading this great post!  It's a wonderful and inspiring story and I'm so glad you gave us an early morning reminder that we all control our own attitudes.  Now, I'm off to start my POSITIVELY FABULOUS day.
Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) about 12 years ago

Yep...I am back 2 hours later....and there is the Star......:) :)  I just want to say that when we think Positive, others feel positive, and that is how we 'give back" to others.  Thank you Brad for sharing this......

oops the star is in one group, but not a all for one star :(

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) about 12 years ago

"If I were any better they would make it illegal."

My partner Susan asked me why I always told her my day was a 10 after several months of asking "how was your day on a scale of 1-10?"

I replied all my days are a 10, just some days my 10 is better than others.

Keep it positive and it follows and infects. 

Thanks Brad, the reminder is appreciated.

Jeff 

Posted by Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC (RE/MAX Anchor Realty) about 12 years ago

Oh-h-h, I needed this! In today's market, keeping this philosophy in mind will surely help many of us. Thanks so much for writing this "un-ordinary" post.

Posted by Anonymous about 12 years ago
Excellent post Bras very inspiring can never too good an attitude
Posted by Anonymous about 12 years ago
Brad, good reminder that we make the "choice" in how we react to our surroundings. We can be happy or miserable. Debbie
Posted by Debbie & Rick Miller, Fort Myers Beach Real Estate (Paradise Realty of SW FL LLC) about 12 years ago
Awesome post, If we can apply this to everything we do what a great world it would be! That is an important lesson for all of us to learn and live.
Posted by Mohamed Mekhimar - Accredited Buyers Rep , E-Pro - Richmond Virginia Real Estate (RE/MAX Commonwealth) about 12 years ago

Brad, --- NICE.   Looked at the local newspaper this morning and all it said was how the home market was getting worse and showed a sad realtor who couldn't get his clients home to sell.   

My thought was too bad for him, but what can we do to change the perception of the public.  Time to get some positive energy going and turn the message around.  Today I'll do it one person at a time.

My wife and I are attending a wedding of a wonderful young couple today, nothing nicer than renewing vows and renewing ourselves.  It is indeed our choice to be happy.  Thanks for the scripture.  My favorite is Prov 3:5-6.  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understanding, in every way acknowledge Him and He will direct your path." 

How can we not have a great day???  Thanks

 

 

 

 

Posted by Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate (Better Properties Real Estate) about 12 years ago
A nuclear bomb could ruin your whole day, if you let it.
Posted by John Lockwood (Lockwood Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Brad

This story was emailed to me several years ago and has made a positive inpack on my life. It is always great to read over and over again. Ever since reading it people say to me you never seem to be worried about anything anymore or how can you remain so calm. Its because of this story.

Posted by Gary J. Rocks (Juba Team Realty) about 12 years ago
Brad -This is a powerful story and message which all need to hear. Our attitude alone can determine the outcome of each day. Thanks!
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) about 12 years ago

YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOO RIGHT!!!

Congrats on your feature!

Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) about 12 years ago
This makes me sooooo happy I came in from yard work to see what's up on Active Rain!!!  Great post!  We should all live like that!
Posted by Virginia Halter, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GREEN, SFR, SRES (RE/MAX Signature Properties) about 12 years ago

Awsome post Brad, great story. I always try to be up beat every day. I even get asked often in the office, Rob why are you in such a good mood? My reply is usually "have you seen me in a bad one, it's not pretty" :-)

Posted by Rob Baldwin, REALTOR, Santa Clarita (US ECO-GREEN REAL ESTATE INC.) about 12 years ago

Great post.... and its not Techno ....  hmmm  good for you.   The only one controlling me is me.   And my attitude speaks volumes.   When I know what I am talking about I make it known and when I haven't a clue.. I have no problem admitting that either... never too old to learn :)

Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) about 12 years ago

Kris - it is a great story, a friend of mine was having a bad day because of someone else's actions and attitude.  He sent me this email, and said it really lifted spirits and changed his Attitude!  I normally don't post or copy this kind of stuff, but with everything the way it is in the world right now, I felt compelled to copy this to a post!  I can see it was the post for many today based on all these comments.  

I guess I could have a bad attitude in that I have 47 people to comment to, or I can have a good attitude for having so many great friends on Active Rain. I choose the good attitude and the friends!! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Brad, oh so true as I like to say " The sun will come up tomorrow".  He's right as we do have choices and the better choice is to make it a good day.  Quite often, we come to this decision upon experiencing a difficult time in our lives.  As I have experienced such a time and would not change that experience for anything as I'm thankful for going through it. From now on, my view on life is oh so different and I realize that I plan on making it a good day for having been  thankful for my blessings. Thanks for your message of continued hope.
Posted by Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad,

I LOVE this blog! I totally believe attitude is everything. My friends nicknamed me Sunshine because I always look for the good in things. I love having a positive affect on those around me. It makes all the difference in the world. I want to be happy and anything that comes my way that is a challenge becomes a good learning experience. Thanks for writing this. It's fantastic to be around those with a smile no matter what the situations may be.

Posted by Anthea Click, Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly! (Fresh Perspectives - www.InsideNashvilleHomes.com) about 12 years ago
Years ago I read a great book about two twins, I CAN and T'NACI. Everything was about attitude. If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you can't. Who do we prefer to be around - those who challenge life, or those who feel they are victims?
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 12 years ago

Hi Brad - it's all about what we want and who we want to be, in my opinion.  It takes more effort to be down and negative than it does to smile and be positive.  I choose to be positive, even when it feels like the world is caving in on me.  It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile. 

Have you ever noticed the difference in the way people respond to you when you're smiling versus when you're not?  I did my own little experiment one time not all that long ago, and what a difference!  Even when I had only a soft slight smile on people responded right away with a smile back of their own.  When I had no smile on my face of any kind, I got very few smiles.  Elementary test for sure, but it proved what I was wondering about.

Share a smile with everyone - you just never know what that smile you give to someone else might just turn their world around for them. 

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 12 years ago
Brad, This is a truly amazing story! It is true that your attitude has so much to do with everything you do.  Just think what a happy world this would be if everybody was positive all the time.
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Brad,

What a beautiful post you have written here, truly inspiring! Thanks and congrats on the star very well deserved! :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Beautifully written Brad. If it's one thing I've learned well in my life is that the only person, place of thing I have control over is myself, my thinking, my attitude and behavior. That's it in a nutshell. You're getting up and I'm going to bed...or you're late getting to bed...:)

Sally - wish I could take credit for this one, not sure who wrote it, this is how it was emailed to me from a client! I just wrote the intro and the ending.  It made an impression on me, so I just had to share. I live my life the same way, but need to be reminded from time to time.  I was up late, debating whether to post this or not!  :-) Glad I did!

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Nathan - you said a mouth full in just a few words! I agree 100%, thanks!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
BLR Guy - those are great words of wisdom and one's to live by!  Nice comment, thanks!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Missy - I agree with John's story and try to live the same way in my life.  Sometimes we get caught up in situations and circumstances that make it seem like the control of our attitude is NOT our own...but is always is!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Brad - What a wonderful post.  Sounds like your friend John really walked the walk.  Even in a terrible situation, he took control and was positive.  Great message for us all.
Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) about 12 years ago
Nancy - I'm glad that your coffee will give you a boost today, I'm even happier this post will boost you in the days ahead! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Eric - the writer of this is unknown, but the words will carry many through the good and the bad times. We always have a choice, choose wisely my friend!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Donna - we have so much to be grateful for, I choose to see the rose and not the thorns in life, I'm glad you do too!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Fran - there are some great stories by some great people, but none as powerful as our own. It's how and what we share with others that will make a difference in this world. Thanks for commenting and for having a great "Attitude!" :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Keith and Robin - I hope this post helps to keep your mindset positive so that nothing can or will break you!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Gary - excellent point, it's our choices that determine our destiny. Your choice to comment is very much appreciated. There is a lot of great energy emitting from this post! I said if it helped just one person today, then them my and the writers mission was a success!  I choose success!!  Thanks! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Nicole - Bravo!!  Thanks!  :-) 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Maggie - I had never seen this before. When David sent it to me, i actually thought this was his friend this happened to.  I found out that it was sent to him after he was having some very challenging times and it was an inspirational email to lift him up. When he sent it to me, I took the liberty to share it here today.  I know that we don't normally allow posts like this, but I really felt strongly to share this message with others who may need it like we did.  I'm glad you have this in your database, in the future, now I will know where to find it too, and will use it to remind me that attitude is ALWAYS a choice, and that choice is mine!  It's great to hear from you, I hope you have a great rest of the weekend! Thanks Maggie.  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Donna - your comment is just as inspirational as this post! Thanks for sharing your comment with us! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Carole - it takes a strong will and a strong mind to stay focused on a good attitude every day all day!  I try to look at the positive of everything in life. Every thorn has a rose!  Thanks! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Connie - if we apply this it will make the world a better place, but getting everyone else to apply it would make the world a perfect place. WE have to start with one person at a time. I'm starting with the man in the mirror! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Wow that is grat post!I know that I can learn from it and use itin my everyday life! And you have not read my post really needed this several days ago because I am tired of all the negative things said to me and about real estate. Thanks for the lesson!

Carla Cullum

Keller Williams Dallas Ft Worth

Posted by Carla Cullum (Integrity Team Keller Williams Flower Mound ) about 12 years ago
Anthony - our goals is nothing but mindset!  We can achieve anything in life they say if we put our "Mind To It!" I am a true believer of that. Thanks! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Jay - love it! Here ya go!

 


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Cynthia - I have to confess, I don't know John personally, but I know many like him and I love his story. I hope I didn't upset anyone by posting a copy of his story.  It appears that many are in fact needing inspiration right now and I'm sure that John wouldn't have it any other way. I have found myself many times in situations where I can make a negative or positive choice and difficult as it may be, it's always easier to make the right choice....the positive one! Thanks for commenting, I hope this will inspire you for many days in the future. When you need it, just remember John's story!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad,

EUREKA.....

I know you wrote this for me...I've been looking all week for this Post :) :)  And when I found it I just had to say "Damn here it is....the Positive"  there is no gold star at 7am PST, but watch it will be there I am sure, :) Gold Stars or not, the message is the same.

All of us Thank you for this Positive Message :) :)

 

Kathy - you are too sweet!!  I copied this from an email I received from my client David at Prudential yesterday. I didn't realize till after I posted it that it was a story that has circulated in the past. I had never seen it before, and thought this was a friend of his. You were right! It did get featured, and then got pulled!  I regret that it is not an original story of my own, but do not regret that John is a real person and this really happened to him. I also did not post this to be "featured", but to be read by those who needed this kind of inspiration right now. I felt very strongly that someone else out there needed to read and hear this story too!  I'm glad I followed my instincts, it appears as though not just one, but many benefited by this post today!

I agree, gold star or not, the message is still the same and it needed to be told and shared today!  :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Elizabeth - looks like you only make GOOD "CHOICES"!  What you can handle IS ALL he'll give you!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Jeff - also lean not unto your own understanding!  There are some really great scriptures that reflect how to manage our attitudes, but it really has to start from within our own spirit and heart!  If we worry more about others than ourselves, provisions will always be made for us!  I CHOOSE to do unto others and not have any expectations of what they'll do unto me.  It's taken me years to figure out that what you want in life, you must first give away! I have to believe that is true! It's my faith!  Thanks my friend for sharing and commenting! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Kevin and Monica - glad you enjoyed!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Vicki - there is always someone better off, and there is always someone worse off!  Give thanks for all we have and are blessed with!  In this story, John never saw the dark side of anything! We need to train our minds and hearts to be the same as his, even when we think our time is over or others see us as goners! I was truly touched and inspired by John's story, and couldn't resist sharing it with you! Please share this with someone who may need it right now in your area. I had no idea I'd get this many comments today, I wish I could get this to ALL who are in need of a good inspirational message right now! :-) That would be most people in our Industry!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Bill - you're right and I'm glad you agree!  Attitude is the most important thing you can offer to your family, your friends, your clients, and yourself!  Be good to yourself always, you deserve it!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Robert - the path is narrow and few will find it! Well, that was before Active Rain! LOL!  Thanks for your comment, he will always be the lamp unto your feet, and guide your path and attitude if you're receptive!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Bill - if it was for your wife, so be it!  Print this out along with all these comments for her to read! This many people can't be wrong!! :-) Now you have to CHOOSE what is the positive and RIGHT thing to do! LOL!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Al - key word in your comment my friend is "Blessed" John Occhi always ends every comment and every post with, "Now Go and Have A Blessed Day". I will always remember that about him.  How ironic his name is John too!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Mott - that is so true. We can easily get so caught up in the what we don't have and want, instead of the what we do have and don't need!  Thanks for sharing that!   Love the signature by the way!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Interesting...very positive

Posted by Jerod Mollenhauer (Farm Bureau Financial services) about 12 years ago

Danny - thanks!

Melissa - No problem

Lisa - you go win your day! POSITIVELY!!   

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Kathy - you're back! Thanks for your great encouragement!  It's not about the stars anymore, it's all about giving back something of value. I did see a feature earlier, but I think some folks must have felt this was plagiarized since this story has been around awhile. I was unaware, but still wanted to share it either way!  It did come to me as an email, and I never post emails unless it's a worthy question or topic. This was a very worthy topic today so I have no regrets!  I choose to have no regrets! There, that sounded better!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Jeff - I love it! If I were any better, I'd be illegal.  Made me think of a new one, If I were any better, I'd be on YOUR plate!!  LOL!  Thanks for sharing!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Oh-h-h, I needed this! In today's market, keeping this philosophy in mind will surely help many of us. Thanks so much for writing this "un-ordinary" post.

10/06/2007 by     UNKNOWN

OK - looks like you were the one!  I knew I was suppose to put this out there even if for just one person, and it looks like you are them. No name, but the fact that you commented with "I needed This" tells me YOU are the one. I'm glad you found this post, remember, it's not what you know, it's what you implement that will make a difference!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Debbie and Rick - that's absolutely correct!  It's the choices we make that will determine our destiny and how we get there.  They use to say, be careful what you wish for, I say, be careful what you choose!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Mohamed - the lesson in Johns story above is a priceless one. I myself have to be reminded of how 'One" person really can make a difference in the world. But if 2,3, or 4 try, then what could we do with the world in making it a better place for us all? Thanks for your comment! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad,,, this is a great story and so much truth in regards to the positive attitude and outlook that each one of us can wake up too each day.

 jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 12 years ago

Brad, --- NICE.   Looked at the local newspaper this morning and all it said was how the home market was getting worse and showed a sad realtor who couldn't get his clients home to sell.   

My thought was too bad for him, but what can we do to change the perception of the public.  Time to get some positive energy going and turn the message around.  Today I'll do it one person at a time.

My wife and I are attending a wedding of a wonderful young couple today, nothing nicer than renewing vows and renewing ourselves.  It is indeed our choice to be happy.  Thanks for the scripture.  My favorite is Prov 3:5-6.  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understanding, in every way acknowledge Him and He will direct your path." 

How can we not have a great day???  Thanks

Gary - what a great comment, had to paste it here so I don't have to scroll up and down to comment back!
I love your comment, "1 person at a time."  That's all we can do!  I hope your wedding went well, I'm sure it was beautiful.  Looking forward to your post all about it! :-)   Loved you Proverb quote too, just shared that earlier in a comment above, just couldn't remember where that was . Thanks!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
John - a nuclear bomb WOULD ruin my whole day, because I probably would let it! I get what you're trying to say though!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad

This story was emailed to me several years ago and has made a positive inpack on my life. It is always great to read over and over again. Ever since reading it people say to me you never seem to be worried about anything anymore or how can you remain so calm. Its because of this story.

10/06/2007 by Gary Rocks  

Gary
- I had no idea this story was even out there, or I probably wouldn't have posted this, but your comment is so powerful, that once again, and I said it earlier, I have no regrets! People need to read this stuff!!  If this story can have that kind of an impact on your life, imagine what it can do for others! Thanks for sharing that! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Paula - the outcome of each day not only comes from our attitude, but how we let others attitudes affect us. I think this plays the biggest role in our attitudes, it's how we react and respond that determines if OUR attitude is the right one or not!  It's nice to post something like this and learn myself from it. The comments here are really giving me a great "ATTITUDE" because they ALL have a good attitude in return!  :-)

Eeyore has not shown up yet! :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Susie - thanks, the feature has come and gone, but I hope the post and the story will live on forever in the minds of those who read it!!  :-)  Thanks!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Virginia - glad you came in from the yard work and saw this post.  Hopefully it allowed you to go back out and pull those weeds with a better attitude!  LOL!  Thanks for your GREATful comment!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Rob - I don't think anyone ever wants to see you in a BAD mood.  Especially YOU!  That's why I titled this post "It's YOUR Attitude.  Like I said to Connie earlier in these comments,  I'm starting with the man in the mirror! :-) 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Desiree - I hope I didn't disappoint you with my less "Techy" post here. LOL!  I read this guys email and just had to post it.  I only went through procrastination for about 5 minutes and then hit the submit button! :-) We are never to old to learn as you say, and I don't think we're ever too old to be reminded as well! Thanks Des!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad, oh so true as I like to say " The sun will come up tomorrow".  He's right as we do have choices and the better choice is to make it a good day.  Quite often, we come to this decision upon experiencing a difficult time in our lives.  As I have experienced such a time and would not change that experience for anything as I'm thankful for going through it. From now on, my view on life is oh so different and I realize that I plan on making it a good day for having been  thankful for my blessings. Thanks for your message of continued hope.

 

Lynn - You bring up a great point. If we didn't have bad times, we'd have nothing to compare the good times to. There wouldn't be as much contrast if the bad times weren't really bad, and the good times really good!  We don't appreciate the things in life as much as we should either.  We complain about standing in lines at the grocery store, but we don't even think twice about that when we're flat on our backs in the hospital.  No one likes traffic until you don't have a car! Man, I could go on forever....looks like another post coming on!!  LOL!  :-)

BTW - One of my favorite songs is "Here Comes The Sun" :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad,

I LOVE this blog! I totally believe attitude is everything. My friends nicknamed me Sunshine because I always look for the good in things. I love having a positive affect on those around me. It makes all the difference in the world. I want to be happy and anything that comes my way that is a challenge becomes a good learning experience. Thanks for writing this. It's fantastic to be around those with a smile no matter what the situations may be.

Anthea - nice to see you again! My oldest sons nickname is "Sunshine" because when he was born, nothing else in the world could phase me. Sean was and is the joy of my life! He could make the Sun Shine on the coldest and darkest dreary days. You sound like my son! Your comment is what he would say! I love how you said "It makes all the difference in the world."  I wish more people knew and could believe that right now! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Sharon - there is another great saying that says "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, either way, you're right! I also read that in the book "The Secret". I think it was a quote from Einstein.  So this is nothing new here, just a reminder being carried forward through time to keep us focused and in a positive state of mind....no matter what!  :-) Thanks Sharon, it's always nice to have you by!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Hi Brad - it's all about what we want and who we want to be, in my opinion.  It takes more effort to be down and negative than it does to smile and be positive.  I choose to be positive, even when it feels like the world is caving in on me.  It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile. 

Have you ever noticed the difference in the way people respond to you when you're smiling versus when you're not?  I did my own little experiment one time not all that long ago, and what a difference!  Even when I had only a soft slight smile on people responded right away with a smile back of their own.  When I had no smile on my face of any kind, I got very few smiles.  Elementary test for sure, but it proved what I was wondering about.

Share a smile with everyone - you just never know what that smile you give to someone else might just turn their world around for them. 

Ann

Hi Ann - finally getting to the bottom of the comments! Been here for a couple hours now! LOL! (BIG SMILE)
Love the test you did. My theory is the same as yours. I too, tried this test one evening up at the Safeway Store.  A few months ago, I had a really bad day and realized that the stress and pressure I was experiencing was all self inflicted. If I had dropped dead right then and there, it wouldn't have changed a thing. Life will go on with or without me, and the world could careless about my attitude at that moment in time. 

People are killing themselves inside by allowing this to happen to them.  Every person I smiled at that night at Safeway, smiled right back as if to know, I was testing them and my theory.  They ALL passed, and I learned a valuable lesson.  Everything you think and feel is all YOUR choice.  It's so simple, but yet so powerful. Sorry for rambling but you really got me going with the whole "Smile vs Frown" thingy! LOL!  :-)

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad, This is a truly amazing story! It is true that your attitude has so much to do with everything you do.  Just think what a happy world this would be if everybody was positive all the time.

Roberta - I know what you mean. The only thing is that for positive to exist, you have to have negative.  The difference is that we all have a choice.  Too many exercise the wrong choice and don't even realize that the choice is theirs.  Attitude Brings Gratitude! Latitude Brings Altitude!!  Ooh, I like that, I'll have to add the to my Bradisms list! LOL!! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Suzanne - thanks for your compliment, glad you liked this post, I did too!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Marlene - John is actually not a personal friend, but after reading this in an email, I was certainly wishing more of my friends and clients were just like him.  Putting things in perspective is always hard to do when you're in the thick of it. I loved how John was able to adjust his attitude even at a time of potential death and unknown circumstance. Truly a lesson we can all learn from! Nice to have you by, as always, thanks Marlene!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Wow that is grat post!I know that I can learn from it and use itin my everyday life! And you have not read my post really needed this several days ago because I am tired of all the negative things said to me and about real estate. Thanks for the lesson!

Carla Cullum

Keller Williams Dallas Ft Worth

 

Carla -  we are the only ones that can make a difference and we have to do it one person at a time. If each of us carries this message to just 5 people in the course of a day either verbally or written, Imagine then what "One" person could do to make a difference! Hmmm....  :-)  Sorry this post was a few days late for your needs!! 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Jeff - thanks, well the conclusion here is that "It's All ABOUT CHOICE" and we all have that right and ability. We need to rethink our daily strategy when we wake up every morning.  Making the right choices all day long and having the right attitude is hard work, but we just need to keep that thought in the fore front of our minds!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
What an inspiring story Brad. Thanks for sharing it.  I have long believed that life is all about the choices we make. This is an inspiring example of the way life can be for all of us.
Posted by Dan Forbes about 12 years ago

Dan - life has a way of teaching us important lessons, and sometimes we can learn from others experiences too. The most important lesson in life is that we are in more control of ourselves and thoughts than anyone else.

We just have to remember that when situations and circumstances take over, we can't let them make us forget that the choices of how we feel or respond are entirely up to us! 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

This is such an inspirational post, Brad. Thank you for sharing. Attitude is so important and I know I often don't pay much attention to mine, and there are times I KNOW it could be better.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 12 years ago

Brad, I am so inspired by this post. What a message to share that I take for granted.
I thank God for ANGELS like John.  Mine is named Janice.  What a blessing they are.

I know some people see me coming and say "Here comes that happy &$#@$ again" as I approach. I think to myself "Yep, here I is" :)

It was a hard lesson for me to come to this attitude and has served me well and literally kept me alive as well. The day I put "positivity" to action was the beginning of a new life for me. It took two years for me to understand (I think) how important it has been in my life. I still have my moments and then something wonderful is always revealed to me to put me back on track. 

Thanks Mr Andersohn <said like Hugo Weaving in the "Matrix">  ;)

Posted by Sharon "Toni" Brown, South Ozone Park - New York City Real Estate (Exit Realty United) about 12 years ago
Brad, I put this Eureka Post in the week in review....not sure though if anyone sees it??? what do you think?  As I said earlier....perfect for my week :)
Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) about 12 years ago

Hi Brad, Thanks for the post. Since I live in Pacheco and my office is out of Walnut Creek, perhaps we can meet sometime soon.

I also work Benicia and Vallejo area when needed.

Posted by Terry Osburn, Broker Associate (BHHS|Drysdale Properties) about 12 years ago
Brad - What an awesome post! How can we feel sorry for ourselves after reading John's story? God gives us a new day every morning....it's up to us how we choose to live it!
Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) about 12 years ago

Brad,

great story... I will need to forward this to my family and friends...

Posted by Mehmet Met Dilsiz (FND Photography / M2 Real Estate Solutions) about 12 years ago
Great post!  I live by Matthew 6:34!!  Patience is the key and timing is everything!
Posted by Scot Thrapp (Coastal Palmetto Realty ) about 12 years ago
I am so glad this post was in the Week in Review because I missed it but I REALLY needed to read it. Life can be so darn hard sometimes, but we do have choices, and the most important one is exemplified in this touching story.  Thanks so much.
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) about 12 years ago
Jeff - we all need an attitude adjustment from time to time, don't be hard on yourself, just be conscientious, and it sounds like you are. Life as you know my friend is ALL about choices, just try to always make the right ones!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Sharon - what a great comment! How surreal.  I know what you are saying, and can relate 110%.  Having and keeping a positive attitude is essential to our well-being!  We all have times when doubt trickles in, but the choice to stay positive is one that will never steer you wrong! Thanks for sharing that Sharon! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
David - WOW! Thanks for the 20!!  I sure appreciate that!!! It is a great way to start the week...and the rest of your life!  Have a great attitude and a great week!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Kathy - I did see your mention in the week in review, thank you soooo much!  I think that when a post like this gets flagged, it just means no points are awarded! I am totally ok with that! The points are not nearly as important as the message!  I would rather this affect and change someones day or life than get any kind of an ATTITUDE because no points were given.  In this case, the penalty and sacrifice was worth it!  This is about inspiration and contributions, not motivation to get points which won't get me a new car anyway! LOL!  Thank you again for your kind words and unspeakable support! :-) 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Terry - would love to hookup and discuss some business opps with you. I'll call you tomorrow, Tuesday!  Thanks.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Linda - we can always find ways to feel sorry for ourselves, but we must always remember that there is someone better off than us, and always someone worse off than us. The point is, nobody really cares any more than you do! No matter what we feel or think at any given moment, it's truly a choice of our own and nothing more!  I choose to make the choices that allow me to be happy and have joy in life.  Difficult at times, yes, but still a choice! Thanks! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Mehmet - feel free to forward this to anyone you feel may benefit.  This is John's story, not mine.  I am so glad that it touched so many people today, the same as it touched me! Thank you for your comment and I hope it helps anyone you decide to forward it to. :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Scot - that is true and a great verse to live by! Key word there is "Live!"
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Diane - glad this made it to the week in review! I found out after that it got scratched from the feature and that's ok. I may not get the points, but some "WAY BETTER" points were earned and learned here!  Thanks for the sweet comment, and for always being so supportive of my blog!  You totally ROCK!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Brad what a nice post. Thanks
Posted by Rebecca Savitski, NC Real Estate Listings (BSR Real Estate Group) about 12 years ago
Rebecca - Glad you enjoyed it!  Can really make a difference in one's life and it helps put things into perspective!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Attitude is everything in this business.  THink about it! Market is down, negative media makes sound even worse, mortgage crisis is all you read on line and in newspapers, how much worse can it get.  Yet, we're faced every morning with one question...how will I react? Choose look at things on the bright side and bright things will come your way!
Posted by Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple (Coldwell Banker C&C Properties) about 12 years ago

Excellent, excellent, excellent message. You always seem to come up with some fantastic ones.

So incredibly true that we are the makers of how we live our lives....palying the victim or the alive and kicking survivor! I prefer to survive, learn from mistakes and enjoy every step of this life :)

Posted by Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota (Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm) about 12 years ago
Chris and Maria - the bright side of life is always the better choice than the dark side. Thanks for making good choices. Everything happens for a reason, it's our job to figure out the reason, learn from it, then teach others how to overcome!  Thanks!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Beth - thank you. I am glad that you are a "kicking survivor!"  We need more of you during these times!!  Share that will all those you touch and come into contact with. They need you and that message right now! The best part of life is to just enjoy the journey no matter where it takes us!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

All this time I thought I had an original saying!, But still if I were any better I would be twins.

I think everyone should take this as their montra, because it sets the mood of the people who ask, and when you leave the room it is full of smiles.

Posted by Charles Pecka, CRS, ABR (Keller Williams Realty) about 12 years ago
Charles - love to make this my mantra, but I use triplets!  LOL!  Thanks for the great comment my friend!  I see your attitude is a force to be reckoned with!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
WOW!! You are so right.  This is a very motivating article.  I'm going to print it out and keep it on my bulletin board.  I have to remind my self to stay positive.
Posted by Phyllis Chudik (Coldwell Banker/The PJ Team) about 12 years ago
Very good post.   Caused me to take a moment to stop and think. 
Posted by Tim Bradford, NMLS 250013 about 12 years ago
Phyllis - that is a great idea, I hope those who see your bulletin board will get as motivated as you!! Do stay positive, that's all we have each day, that's what others will feed off when they meet you. Be Positive Always!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Tim - and I hope that moment you took to think were nothing but positive things!  Attitude is so important in life, it will make or break you, I guarantee it!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
What a great post. Something that I did not learn, and someting that I desperately need. So, I will start making my choices when I wake up in the morning. And I will choose to be happy.
Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 12 years ago
Jon - YOU CAN DO IT MAN!!  After 30 days, it will just become a habit!  A great habit to have in life!!  I'm behind ya all the way!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad, my motto is "feelings are a choice, choose wisely."

Many times people fail to realize they have control over their attitude so it's up to you how you feel.

 

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Posted by LaShon James-Major, Long Beach Mobile Notary - 562.314.4319 (The Document Diva) about 12 years ago
LaShon - that is so true.  We have to stop and think about how we want to feel in response to a situation or a circumstance.  It's the things we have no control over that we shouldn't let affect our attitudes.  Even the thing we can control, we have the choice, and yes, we must choose wisely!  Great comment, thanks!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

What an excellent post!  Attitude is everything and we have a choice in the attitude that we have.  We can blame no one but ourselves for the places that our attitudes take us.

Posted by Kevin Riley, Kevin Riley (IHP Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Kevin - said like a true pro and a good MAN!  We can only blame ourselves for letting anything in life control our attitudes.  Take no prisoners, do like the song says..."Don't Worry, Be Happy!"  Right?  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
If it is to be, it is up to me! My personal affirmation for this next week! :-) Have a great week AR members and anyone ele who may read this post! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
So why did this post die?  Why do posts die?  Don't you ever wonder why they just drop off the face of your Blog and never get seen or commented on again?  I'll tell you why.... I think I feel a post comin on...  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

So ... I'm a newer Active Rain'er and just came across your post. GREAT! Thanks. I needed that today!

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Posted by Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate (RE/MAX Realty South) almost 12 years ago

Brad, great post!  I will use this if you don't mind for one of my sales meeting.  It is a very positive and upbeat message that people need to hear today and especially in this market. 

Okay, I am reviving this again for you Brad....up it goes to the top!  LOL

Posted by Ernie Cabrera, Real Estate America (REAL ESTATE AMERICA - Ernie Cabrera) almost 12 years ago
Gabrielle - glad you found this post and it found you. Sounds like it was good for the both of you. Thanks for commenting, I appreciate that very much!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago
Ernie - I love it!  If this can help just "1" person "win the day", be my guest and use it!  Thanks for pushin me back up the ladder to the AR roof on this one!  LOL!  It is revived and alive!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Brad,

My attitude is fine today, partly now, because of you. Thanks.

Maybe we could find a way to pass all this joy on to the folks in Omaha that have just met with tragedy.

There must be days that some find it hard to smile. We can't forget them.

Posted by ActiveRain City and State Listing Group almost 12 years ago

What a great post Brad.  I try to have that attitude everyday.  Somedays are harder than others.  You know they say it is hard to stay mad if you smile.  I choose to smile.  May John continue to be healed physically.  His mind says he already is. 

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Ivey (Exit Dynamic Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago
Don - the folks in Omaha can have ALL the joy from this if they need!  It's all about attitude determining altitude!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago
Sharon  - thanks, you're right, you can't stay angry if you smile or laugh.  It's all about mindset and attitude.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this post, and most of all, for having a WINNING attitude while you dud it!  :-) 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago
Brad, this is such a good blog, I read it again, and should be revived again!  LOL  Up it goes!
Posted by Ernie Cabrera, Real Estate America (REAL ESTATE AMERICA - Ernie Cabrera) almost 12 years ago
Ernie - I love this one, it's the only post I ever did that got the "RED X" but the message here is probably one of the best I've delivered.  Just the messenger, but what an impact this had on me and others. Always great to see you my friend, thanks for returning. :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

This is one of my favorites. Timeless post with a terrific message. So many people need to read this. Thanks for sharing back in 2007.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 10 years ago

Awww Margaret, thanks for digging around in my closet and finding this one, I just read it again myself and it was a good "check" for me and my attitude today.  It is a great day because that is what my attitude and I have chosen it will be.  Happy New Year Margaret.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

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