Down Market Survival Kit Tool #1: Your Positive Attitude Is A Key To Your Survival


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In what is one of the most powerful, yet overlooked, characteristic of success-Positive Attitude remains under-utilized. Don Martin wrote a wonderful and inspirational set of “suggestions” in order to help “Build Positive Attitudes.” I am paraphrasing Don’s thoughts and adding my own to apply to Realtors and the real estate community.

*Search for interesting ideas. I agree that the fuel for a Realtor’s attitude is interest which leads to passion for a industry and it’s developments. Stay on top of the latest news and newest innovations like blogging, reputation management, and social networking. Look for Web 2.0 sources like Pat Kitano’s crystal ball into industry technology and trends. Check out Kevin Boer’s for a great template of how to present contributors. Finally investigate for one of the finest examples of the most important type of blogging for Realtors: hyperlocal blogging. And for eclectic content you are in the right place with deansguide.

*Associate with “positive” people in your company and in your networking associations. I would suggest you partner up in lead groups and even look to either socialize or join socialnetworking activities clubs. High achievers, as do poor business people with poor attitudes, rub off on anyone associating with either group. Note: Consider establishing your own Yahoo Group, Facebook Group or any other social networking site group within your region.

*Focus in on interesting ideas or concepts in every seminar or meeting you attend. Be prepared to “enjoy” your investigations. Do not accept the work as drudgery or painful. Make it joyful by looking for a positive aspect. Positive thoughts, actions, and speech lead to positive reactions in return.

*Tell your friends and business associates of new discoveries. Explain to them an idea or concept and share your passion and positivity! I would also suggest that you share this with your business partners or best clients if they have time to devote to listening. It is always great to get feedback from an industry professional or valued client. Sometimes these sessions lead to information that would not normally come up in everyday business dealings.

Also remember to tell your former clients and new associations that you are still in business, still the expert in your field, and that you are happy and able to provide them with information at anytime. Make yourself the go-to source of valuable information and positivity.

*List and document your progress in discovering new ideas. Keep a journal of your positive attitude and how it is effecting your outlook in business, how it is effecting how others perceive you, and how you feel in comparison to your “old” way of thinking.

*In truly sage advice, Martin states: “Remember you are what you think.” How very true that short but powerful statement can be to a person’s attitude. It is akin to losing weight and feeling body image healthy. You are what you eat is true like the above statement.

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