©Copyright 2011 Ian Keightley. All rights reserved. Feel free to forward and distribute but copyright is retained.

Hi  and welcome to my Weekly Insight for Monday 26th September 2011

GENEROSITY RATHER THAN CRITICISM!

Quote for the week

"Everything Is About How You Feel"
  Rhonda Byrne in The Power
The last two weeks of the Rugby World Cup have been fabulous with Kiwi's really embracing the whole event.
After a few hard years for many, we were due to "party". And party we have!
Then you see the negative reports about transport, boring game, teams resting players etc and all the "Oh dear, there is something wrong." thinking. What is it about some people who must find something wrong in every event?
They would be much happier people if they just embraced the event, the moment, the people, the fun. But no, they must find fault!
Then when you take a look at them and see that they are indeed sad, unhappy and negative and their life is like that too. Some would say they attract that by their thinking.
I wrote a few weeks ago about this very thing in real estate. Love the opportunity to get a listing! If you miss it, praise the agent who did get it! That will open more listing opportunities for you compared to complaining.
Love the opportunity to make a sale. If it doesn't proceed give thanks for the opportunity. Finding fault in your colleagues, a competitor, a buyer or a vendor simply keeps you in a feeling that creates a negativity around you. You will continue to experience that lack of business because of your thinking.
Praise the agent who prospers, praise the office that does well. Some of you may find this hard to consider but I recommend you try to see the good in every opportunity. 
When I see a challenge, see the risk of a disappointment, my first and prime thought is always:
"I can't wait to see what good comes of this."
I found this quote again yesterday and it is so powerful in helping release the feelings and thoughts that can fester and destroy joy in life:
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned." 
Gautama Buddha (563 -483 BC)
Have happy and awesome week, loving your work.