The Key to Happiness

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In this coaching call, Brian Troop reminds us that clients sign our paychecks. If we don’t provide the level of service they expect, someone else will. Move with them by being mobile and agile and adaptive, and remember the stress level our clients are under. Oftentimes a real estate transaction is the result of divorce, foreclosure, short sale, or another big event that can create both happy and sad stress. Every time you get frustrated, put yourself in their shoes. They’re in an uncomfortable place.

Happiness: Something that not everybody has.

Take charge of your own happiness. Things are definitely different today than they were in the past. People have higher expectations, there is less security, less stability, less time for chit-chat. Many people equate different with bad, but your perspective can be turned around.

Consider two things about Happiness:

  1. You will never make everybody happy. It’s completely impossible.
  2. Happiness is a choice. Your morale and satisfaction are also personal choices.

Take time out to laugh. Even mindless, brainless humor as part of your daily routine is important to keep yourself upbeat.

Let go of the past, stop grumbling, reevaluate priorities. Take a look at the “Wheel of Life” to check in with how you are balancing the important elements of your life. You can access a free pdf download here: http://bit.ly/wheeloflifebalance

People who can master change are seen as heroes. Change is not without risk, but the real risk lies in waiting. Make change your competitive advantage.

Thought of the Day: The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.