Life Is Like A Planters Creamy Peanut Butter Jar!

March 22, 2017

Success Mindset


A long time ago, there was a man, who was born in Holland. When he was young, his family brought him to America, where he grew up and later had a family of his own. During his journey through life, he bought a lot of land in the Kenwood area, which became very valuable.Then one day, he was scammed by a person, who traded him some worthless apartment buildings for his valuable land. His later years in life were tough as he lived in places where he could find a relative to help him out.
After he passed away, the only belongings he had that were of any value were 6 Planters Creamy Peanut Butter jars that were each full of pennies. They were given to his 6 grandchildren as a remembrance of him.
By now you may be wondering, this is a sad story, but what in the world does this have to do with building my real estate business?There is a lesson to be learned here. It has to do with your legacy. When your time is up, what do you want to pass on to your family and grandchildren and those in society?
Are you spending enough time with those people close to you? Do you have a business plan that will help you achieve the goals you want in life? It’s never too late in life to start something new! It’s so easy to have each day go by without having made a difference that one day. We’ve all gotten upset about a deal that’s hanging on by a thread and we’re on the phone all day. Or we’re dealing with a customer, who’s a constant complainer and who won’t do what we recommend.
Well, life is too short! If you have clients that won’t listen to your recommendations or aren’t really in a position to buy or sell right now, decide if you can really help them or let them loose.
You need to look at your plan for your business and your life and stay focused on what’s important to you. Only then can you help others by staying committed to completing your actions.
By the way, I was one of the six grandchildren to receive one of those peanut butter jars and it has made an impact on my life. Every morning when I wake up and see the jar on my dresser, I think about what can I do today to make my world – my family and others, whose lives I can affect – better.
Today is just the beginning! Even if you only do one small thing today that you didn’t do yesterday, you’re a step closer to your goals. We all have setbacks from time to time in life, so pick yourself back up and start again.

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