Category Archives: attitude

Because I Can

“Because I can!” Those three words can be uttered by someone thinking only about themselves or someone thinking about others. Punishing and spiteful or proud and hopeful. The difference between selfish and selfless lies more in the “self” part of the word as opposed to the suffix you choose to add to it. You decide…

Every Sales Team Needs a New Puppy

My older brother Jot brought his new puppy over this afternoon. Casey, a purebred golden retriever is the newest addition to the Carpenter family menagerie which has always been a traditionally dog-friendly environment. As young Casey entered our house on a short visit to meet our yellow labrador Callie, there was lots of sniffing and scurrying about…

If You Give an Adult Awareness

Have you ever read one of those books like “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” or “If You Give a Pig a Pancake“? They start with something simple but then each thing leads to another…and so on and so on. They are fun to read with kids because the imagination starts to run wild and…

Who Are You Trying to Be?

I was listening to a podcast today. It’s from a new friend of  mine whom I haven’t met in person but we have connected via social media.He seems like a really nice guy and his podcast message is positive and very supportive, but today’s episode just seemed forced and didn’t feel genuine. He was trying…

I Got You, Babe

It was May 6th, 1915. A 18-year-old baseball player for the Boston Red Sox slammed his 1st career home run off pitcher Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees. He would go on to hit 714 home runs over the course of his career, most of them with those same New York Yankees. It would…

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a standard question we ask our children. It is a fantastic conversation starter when we encounter kids barely old enough to speak or college students who are still unsure of their future. I’m guessing it was a question you might have asked yourself once…

How to Change the Channel When You Don’t Have the Remote

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. How to Change the Channel When You Don’t Have the Remote If you don’t like what’s on the TV,…

It’s Always Perfect…In Your Head

No one wants to mess up a presentation. A golfer has never stood on the 1st tee hoping to shank his first drive out-of-bounds. There is never a traffic jam or flight delay when we’re headed for vacation when we envision our travel plans. So why do things not always go as planned? It probably…

Waiting in the Cracks

I like to encourage people in a real estate career to “live your life and let real estate happen in the cracks.” When you’re active in your kid’s schools, you’ll get business from your kids schools. When you’re active in your church, synagogue or house of worship, you’ll get business from your church, synagogue or…

Choose Your Seats

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. “Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like to start boarding Success Airlines Flight 2015 to Achievement City. Please be aware…