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Important List

It took me a year as a new Realtor before I earned myself a desk. It did not come with much, a chair, a phone (which I was happy for since the phone meant I could now forward my office calls to my cell phone), and a half sheet of paper left tacked to the back wall of my cubicle. Some previous occupant either thought it was worth passing on or not important enough to take along. It is titled, “Important List”. I hope it will be of as much value to you as it is to me.

Important List

the greatest loss……Loss of Self-Respect
the most destructive habit…… Worry
the ugliest personality trait……Selfishness
the greatest problem to overcome……Fear
the most crippling failure disease……Excuses
the most dangerous pariah……A Gossiper
the deadliest weapon……The Tongue
the most worthless emotion……Self-Pity
the greatest gift……Giving
the most satisfying work……Helping Others
the most endangered species……Dedicated Leaders
our greatest natural resource……Our Youth
the greatest “shot in the arm”……Encouragement
the most effective sleeping pill……Peace of Mind
the most powerful force in life……Love
the world’s most incredible computer……The Brain
the worst thing to be without……Hope
the two most power-filled words……I Can
the greatest asset……Belief
the most beautiful attire……Smile
the most prized possession……Integrity
the most powerful channel of communication……Prayer
the most contagious spirit……Enthusiasm
the most important thing in life……Creation

The power of one man’s word.

I don’t watch the Dr. Oz Show, but I do know he sends me weekly customers. Usually first thing in the morning one of my customers will start the ball rolling with “Dr. Oz says…” That’s when I know it is time to package a few extra bags of that spice or tea. Once he promoted watercress, while I don’t sell watercress the stand directly across from me does. By mid afternoon they sold out of watercress and watercress just isn’t a popular item. Amazing the power of one man’s word. The following week I said to the stand owner, “I noticed you sold a lot of watercress last week.” “Yes,” she said with a look of surprise. Recently, he promoted Yerba Mate Tea as a natural simulate, people use it in place of caffeine. Yes, I sold out. Because of him I can barely keep Turmeric in stock and I now sell Hibiscus tea. While I don’t have extra time to follow the Dr. Oz Show it would be helpful if one of my customers would email me the heads.

Believing is Seeing

Recently, I saw a billboard that said, “Believing is Seeing”. We have been taught, “Seeing is Believing”. How many times have you heard this phrase? Yet all great teachers teach the power of faith, be it Religion or Sales 101. What a great statement. If only we would change something as simple as a cliché, the result could be miraculous.

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