I spoke two times this weekend to a group of leaders on the topic, “Business as UN-Usual.” I told them that in January 2009, I woke up early and as I was stumbling across my bedroom in the dark, I had this impression, You can control your thoughts. The next thing that I thought about was what a mess our nation is in financially. But my mind was brought back to that inner voice that continued, And if you can control your thoughts, you can control your world. I immediately knew that I could not control the world at large; however, if I could control my own thoughts, that would set the stage for controlling my own world. I made a decision that day and the decision was NOT to participate in the recession. I told my real estate team at Rodney Johnson & Associates, a part of Prudential California Realty, that we were not going to let other people’s thoughts, decisions, and actions affect us. Immediately we noticed a difference. In the next two weeks, we sold more houses than I had ever done in a two week period in my then 22 year career. We went on to end up #1 out of 1600 agents with the Prudential California Realty Mulhearn Group in 2009.
In an earlier post, I talked about naming your year. We are naming 2011 as a year of “Honor and Covenant.” We’re continuing to “Control Our Thoughts,” and thereby “Control Our World.” Our political leaders will be making many significant changes this year. Some I will support and some I will not support. Nevertheless, I choose NOT to let their decisions affect my internal world. Yes, I may have to make different plans based on what laws are inacted. However, I make a quality decision right now to control my thoughts, to honor our leaders, and control my world. I am still choosing NOT to participate in the recession.
No matter what is going on in the political climate, there will always be people who need to buy and sell real estate. I am of the opinion that as long as I choose to work in this business, I will be effective because I am taking responsibility for controlling my thoughts. I’d love to hear some of your thoughts.