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How to Have a Thankful Mindset

The ideas I want to share with you have nothing to do with Real Estate. However, they can positively impact how we show up in Real Estate. How often do you take the time to exercise thankfulness?

About 5 or 6 years ago I was sitting in a hospital room with my Mom. My Mom is a stage 4 cancer fighter, and she has been fighting cancer now for almost 10 years.

As I was sitting there by myself, she was not doing well, and I just felt overwhelmed and had a really bad attitude.

Someone once told me, "It is tough to stay in a bad mood when you are exercising thankfulness." Even though I didn’t want to, I grabbed a pen and paper because if I hadn’t, I would have tanked my mindset.

I just started listing what I was thankful for, and it wasn’t easy! I couldn’t think of one thing to write down. But, then a nurse came in and took care of my Mom, and I wrote down, “I’m thankful there are Nurses that know what they are doing.”

In less time the next one came to me, “I’m thankful that I have a chair to sit in and I do not have to stand up.” I wrote down basic things I was thankful for. Because at that moment it was hard to think of anything other than basic things.

The longer the list got, the easier it came to me, I ended up with 2 full pages of things I was thankful for.

It all started with a pen, piece of paper, a bad attitude, and what in the world could I be thankful for right now. I realized how often we are walking around with a bad attitude or a lack of motivation.

How much could it help our mindset if we started practicing the attitude of thankfulness?

I now have on my phone a list called, “Why I am thankful for what I do.” One day I was at work, and I was struggling with my mindset to stay positive.

At first, again, it was hard to think of anything to be thankful for. I wasn’t in the best mood. I now have over 21 things that I am thankful for in my current role and what I am doing.

Exercising thankfulness may not be a sales technique or a language pattern. Yet, your mindset can impact everything you do in your day. Especially how we show up to our clients.

If you ever have a day where you are struggling to pull yourself into a positive mindset or having a negative view about what you are currently doing, I challenge you to grab a pen and paper and start writing what you are thankful for.

There are way more positive than there are negative and it is good to see that and put it in writing.

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