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I am the Greatest Realtor in the World!

Those that know me know that I love the game of golf for many reasons.  Today I witnessed one of the most amazing feats in golf I have ever seen (sorry Tiger) and I have been watching professional and amateur golf since the early nineties. 

One of my favorite current golfers is Vijay Singh from the island of Fiji.  Vijay is known for his incredible work ethic. He practices his golf swing and  exercises relentlessly. He is currently 45 years of age, an age when most professional golfers are thinking more about the champions tour, not competing against and winning tournaments against the top players in the world that are in their twenties. 

Vijay is known as one of the best ball strikers on tour, second only to Tiger Woods in that category.  The one thing that has plagued Vijay the last couple of years has been his putting which has been inconsistent. Inconsistent putting has kept Vijay from winning even more tournaments.  Before the Deutsche Bank Championship started a few days ago Vijay said he was blocking out all the negative comments made about his putting over the past year and was repeating to himself "I am the greatest putter in the world".  He kept telling himself and his caddie this each day of the tournament and repeated it many times today on the course.

Vijay became a putting machine!  Today alone he sank breaking putts of 35 feet and 60 feet!  Sergio Garcia who played with Vijay said it was the most amazing display of golf he had seen and that no one can ever know just how good Vijay played today. Vijay not only won the tournament but also broke the course record!

Vijay won his second tournament in two weeks and earned another $1,260,000 and became the leading money leader for the year and increased his lead in the Fed-Ex cup standings.  He won today by an amazing 5 strokes over his nearest competitor, beating several world ranked players in their twenties.

Last week Reece Mack wrote the amazing blog Do You Want To Achieve Success? I'll Let You in on A Little Secret... which spoke about the power of visualization.  I know of many cases in which Realtors and other individuals have used visualization to achieve amazing success.  Elaine Northrop from Maryland used visualization in the nineties to surpass one million dollars in commissions in one year and buy a condo in Florida that had gone into contract with another buyer hours before Elaine decided to buy it. Elaine took pictures of the condo and "Saw her family having Thanksgiving Dinner" in that condo.  A month or so after Elaine returned to Maryland she received a call that the sale fell apart.  Elaine purchased the condo and her family had Thanksgiving dinner in their Florida condo that year!

Stop listening to all the negativity about the current housing market.  Tell yourself "I am the Greatest Realtor in the World" and beleive it!  Write it down and paste it on your bathroom mirror.  Repeat it to yourself throughout the day.  Convince yourself that you are the best Realtor and go get what is yours!

Conceive it, believe it, Achieve it!
Elaine Northrop

 Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent- Associate Broker 
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 93 commentsGeorge Tallabas • September 02 2008 02:56AM


George, oh George! I know your passion is golf!  I thought you liked Tiger - are you a two timer?  I hope not.  It's great to see your passion sign through.

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

George positive thinking will go a long way of course.

Thanks for the blog.

Posted by Abiud "Abi" Montes (EWM Realtors) over 10 years ago

Very good info and I hate the media telling about all the bad around the country. People are coming into town and thinking they are going to pick up a home $10-50k under list. I wake up in the morning thinking I'm the best, but by the end of the day very questionable. It was a good tourney to watch when I could.

Posted by Bob Cosby (One Source Realty) over 10 years ago

Vijay is one of my favorites, too.  I like this technique!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago

Tracy - Tiger is awesome but you should have seen this display of golf today and by Vijay saying to himself he is the greatest golfer in the world he dominated his field of top players in their twenties. Don't forget the message I have here for all Realtors Tracy!

Abiud - Amen my friend!

Bob - Keep telling yourself you are the best!

Jason - Thank you but this isn't all about Vijay...this is about all of us changing our thinking!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

Hi George!

I just posted a blog earlier tonight on How to Increase Your Sales  Practically Instantly.   I had some comments that spurned some new conversation on the topic---and I just mentioned the plus side of doing business on the golf course!  The 'Old Boy Network' has expanded to a number of women golfers, who now, just like the men, are doing business while enjoying chasing the elusive white ball. 

Glad you enjoy the game so much, and as we all learned Tiger is a product of his Dad's positive thinking!  Visualize it and it can happen! 

Tiger is not the only one who has been successful at visualizing his chosen end result--so I strongly support it!  Besides sales and writing, I also happen to be a hypnotist and have worked with many people to help them positively identify their future and rid themselves of the fears that have kept them from achieving what they are truly worth. 

I applaud your determination and look forward to reading about you on the top!

Best wishes-



Posted by Kristin Andrews (Squished Grapes) over 10 years ago

Hi George;

Great post and I do appreciate you sharing with all of us.


Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 10 years ago

Kristin - Thank you for sharing your post. Visualization and positive thinking are powerful tools that many overlook.  All my best to you.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

Anthony - You are welcome and have a great evening.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

I read somewhere that a psychiatrist took 40 of his patients.  He told all of them to say to themselves 10x a day, " I am loveable and acceptable just the way I am,"  He said he asked them to do this for 3 months.  He said at the end of the 3 months he could tell you exactly who said it and who didn't and they admitted to it too. 

I think it helps people to build confidence in themselves and not depend on other people for it. 


Posted by Brooke Shepherd, Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity (Keller Williams Partners) over 10 years ago

Brooke - Thanks for sharing and yes, what we truly believe ourselves to be is exactly what we are. Again, thank you and have a great evening.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

I believe I can fly :) :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

Sally - "You go Girl!"

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

Your blog is SO TRUE!!! I am currently reading a great book...One that I think all real estate agents should read "Think & Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill and he speaks a great deal about visualization and how it effect the outcome so much..What a blog!!!

Posted by Ryan Gonch (Keller Williams Realty Capital District) over 10 years ago

Hee hee--

"Sally takes flight--film at 11:00." 



Posted by Kristin Andrews (Squished Grapes) over 10 years ago

Ryan - Visualization and believing in positive words is amazing.  Think and Grow Rich is an awesome book.  Good luck to you.

Kristen - Sally can fly!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

George - I was lucky to be able to see the second round of this tourney on Saturday at TPC Boston. Vijay hit a ball over the 10th green that rolled right past me, and a minute later I was standing two feet away from him and Sergio Garcia. My brush with fame (I could have reached out and touched him. I know, it's dorky but I'm a fan of golf and was suitably starstruck)! I'm a big fan of his too and it was neat to be standing right there while he hit a brilliant shot back onto the green to save par.

Posted by John Morrison, Exclusive Buyernulls Agent, CBR - Boston Area Real Estate (Buyer's Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

John - I am so envious dude!  Why did you have to tel me this!  LOL!  Thank you and have a great week!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

George, Great post. A few years ago I decided to surround myself with positive and uplifting people. My whole outlook on life and what I can do and achieve has changed since this change.

Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Mana - Good for you. Keep up the positive thinking and more good things will come! Have a great evening.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

George - If we don't believe in ourselves, how in the world can we expect someone else to believe in us?  Self confidence transmits to others quite subliminally, and it can be a powerful thing.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 10 years ago

ignoring critics and negativity is the key to being successful and I am so glad he won the Tourney.

Posted by Justin Williams, Loan Officer (Independent) over 10 years ago

George, I got to go with the line from Tug McGraw of the Miracle Mets. "You Gotta believe!"

Posted by Ginger Rogers, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 10 years ago

Hi George, A great message and sorry I missed the tournament. Being a Tiger fan i sort slacked off when he went for the year.

Vijay is an amazing golfer and several others also come to mind as well But I like the message about visualization and believe in it strongly. Now If I could just visualize getting 10 wonderful subject for the week so I can post this week, :-) Honestly, I hit a dry spell and it is like pulling teeth to get something worthwhile out there.

I think I need to visualize being inspired again. So I guess tonight that is what I will work on. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 10 years ago

George, a great uplifting message to remain true to focusing on the positive. Thanks.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing a good idea on this negative world. Thanks! Grace

Posted by Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887 (Keller Williams Realty Cupertino) over 10 years ago

What a terrific "Yes I can!" message.  Thanks :-)

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) over 10 years ago

What you believe can achieve in.  The mind does not know what is real and what is not.  If you think and believe it, the mind will follow and you will become it.  I too believe in this and have seen amazing things come about from thinking like this.  Keep thinking positive.  Aloha!!!!

Posted by Kengo Ueno, (R) (Prudential Locations LLC) over 10 years ago


I am the greatest REALTOR in the World. Tell me where you want to buy and I'll find the best deal... anywhere in the World.. :)


Posted by Paul Francis, Las Vegas Real Estate Agent - Summerlin Homes (Francis Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Loved your post. We need a lot more positive thinking like this to stay on the paths we choose for ourselves. Read "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen, which I highly recommend for everyone who wants to harness the power of positive thinking. Keep the Faith. May the Force be With You!

Posted by Michael Sahlman, e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes ( - Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

George, visualization sounded hokey to me at first, but it works. For the skeptics all is takes is one time of seeing in your head the results you want until they become a reality. I got a formal dining room table back years ago, by cutting out a photo of it, putting it on my frig, and seeing it everyday. That one thing convinced me.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 10 years ago

Great article!  I heard small references to the greater putter bit during the tournament,  but I did'ny know what it was all about.  I think one ofthe commentators said he was without a doubt ' the best putter is Figi'.  I wondered if he could get away with that.  At any rate , I really love golf as well,  and I will look for more golf posts in the future; and thank you for explaining this for me.  Joe

Posted by Joe Woutersz (HUNT Real Estate ERA) over 10 years ago

Hi George - I have always been a big believer in positive thinking. It certainly can take you places. I love your title!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 10 years ago

Hey George, sometimes I think we need to get our clients thinking the right way.  It's difficult to get things to work right when there are other participants who counteract your positivity with their negativity.

Posted by Tim Maitski, Editor of ( over 10 years ago

George, you are right on!  There is a famous quote by Winston Churchill about how we create our own reality... and he was and is right...  it is true of the real estate profession and America's economy.  Thanks for a great article!  We are a nation of wealthy people!

Posted by Eva Armstrong, Environmental Visions (Environmental Visions) over 10 years ago


You are so right.  I do much better when I am in a positive attitude mode.  I's also like to Ryan's book suggestion for those that have not read it the old tried and true Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People"  Still true some 60 years after he wrote it.

Posted by Earleene Woods, ASP, CRS, GRI (Keller Williams Experience Realty) over 10 years ago


I missed the play--I just can't get into golf right now without Tiger.  I know that's silly but he always makes things so interesting.

Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) over 10 years ago

I am not a golfer but I can get behind the sentiment. I am the greatest. Thanks for the post well written and a great analogy

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 10 years ago

Geeze, I missed it.  I don't watch TV except for a little bit on the internet.  Congrats on the gold star. 


Maybe I should visualize  a flat panel tv? :P

Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) over 10 years ago

Great post George, thanks for the pick me up.

Posted by Freddy A. Saavedra (Essential Properties) over 10 years ago

Inspiring story George. Now we are all going to be going around with this big aura around us proclaiming "I am the best Realtor in the world". Well, I think that will be just fine for us all. Thanks for this inspiring post. I liked it and am taking it to heart!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 10 years ago

George, Attitude is so powerful, and we control it!  Thanks for this inspiration.

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

George -- there are many people who have written about the importance of visualization ... one of the first was Shakti Gawain who wrote Creative Visualization many years ago.  Also, Thomas Tutko and Umberto Tosi in California wrote a book called Sports Psyching- which many major sports teams and individuals have used as a guide for many years.  I think both books are available on Amazon and they are well worth the read. 

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago

I tend to live by this rule day in and day out.  My husband, who is also in sales needs to be reminded periodically.  When he's having a bad month his demeanor when he walks in the front door at home is "intensely negative" and I have to tell him to take a step back and look at the image he is presenting.

Posted by Kathy Anderson, Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand (HomeSmart) over 10 years ago

Hi George,  I only caught a few minutes of the coverage and didn't know much about him.  Great story and certainly an important lesson for us all.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 10 years ago

Hi George: I'm always amazed at how easy those golfers make it look!  Staying positive and seeing yourself as a success and being successful is very important today in my view.  So many times I get people looking at me like I'm a "Dead Man Walking" because of my profession.  They expect me to agree with them...but I'm not going for that trap.  Sure business is harder this year but it's going to by one of my best years in the business.  For that to happen, I have to stay positive!

Posted by Matt Moxhay, Moorestown Real Estate (Prudential Fox & Roach) over 10 years ago

Good morning everyone and "Thank You" for stopping by. Take a mental picture of whatever it is you want to be or whatever it is you want and believe in it! 

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

George, yes it's the only way for us to get through some of the media junk. Positive is what our clients need to hear and whats more, the more we think that way the more it is likely to happen.

Yes, I'm the GREATEST REALTOR in the about SACRAMENTO!

Have a truly blessed and positive day and make it a GREAT one!

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 10 years ago

Postitive thinking is so important!  Stay upbeat and you will bring the people around you up!

Posted by Jean Groesbeck over 10 years ago

Yes you are the Greatest Realtor in the World!  And this is the best post!  You have to believe to achieve

From your Greatest Fan and Friend,

The Best Home Stager in Riverside County, CA!  :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 10 years ago

I agree George, you have to fill your mind with positive thoughts and really believe you can acheive your goals!  What an inspiring post, congrats on the featured!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) over 10 years ago



I have read many sales books and many golfing books which describe the same thing....the power of positive thinking.   If I could only stop chuckling on the golf course when I say "I am the greatest putter" I would be ok.    The line has to believable:-)

Good blog with many things to think about.


Posted by Tim Marose, Maryland Buyer & Refinance Specialist (Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.) over 10 years ago

Just going by the title, my first thought was to drop you a note along the lines, "your modesty amazes my George" :) but then saw what you mean.  You are truly correct in what you say!

Posted by -- Casey Brischle, Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional (Columbia Bank) over 10 years ago

I happen to cacht VJ walking off the range duning the practice round of the masters in 1999 and got his autograph!  He is a very focused individual and I think we can all learn from him!



Posted by John Tuck (Tellico Realty & Auction Co. Inc) over 10 years ago

Hi George, Golf B O R E S me, sorry, just can't get into it.  But the Power of Positive and the Law of Attraction does work, you have to Believe it and I think you do.


Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 10 years ago

Good afternoon everyone and "Thank you!"  Christine, forget about golf!  This blog is about the power of positive thinking and visualization.  Vijay and my friend Elaine Northrop have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that positive thinking and vizualization work for those that believe!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago


Thanks for the inspiration. the market is tough right now, thats for sure. I am a mortgage guy and I have never seen such a difficult time in this industry. Of course I was feeling good for just being able to survive this market but I have felt the pinch and seen my income decline slightly with regard to my year over year figures.

I used to use visualization alot but have since fallen into the traps of watching the media and feeling the doom as the housing and mortgage markets collapse around me. Thanks again for this bit of inspiration as I am going to start telling myself that I am "The Greatest Mortgage Professional In The World!" and I am going to continue to forge ahead!

-Christopher Ohlsen


Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) over 10 years ago

Good Post and more power to Vj. I remember when he missed the cut in Tucson in like 1994. He was a journeyman at that point. Somehow, despite not being in his prime he found a way to succeed and win. I have to agree-without positive thought, we don't have much.

Posted by Patrick Randles (Nova Home Loans) over 10 years ago

I only caught a glimpse of the tournament which happened to be the putting miracle of 60ft that he accomplished. That takes a lot of training, super concentration and a lot of faith in ones self.

Posted by James Engel, KW Beverly Hills (Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills) over 10 years ago

Awesome stuff George thank you for sharing..You are so is so important to block out the negativity.  If I only listened to that, I would never sell a home!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 10 years ago

Awesome - Positive Thinking!!!

Thanks for the post and real world example of what we all can acomplish if we put our minds to it and block out all the negative chatter!

Posted by James C. Johnson (Legacy Real Estate) over 10 years ago

George - a great post to bring us back to reality - it's all about us, and our attitude. Dream, vision, believe.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) over 10 years ago

Good evening everyone and thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you will all create your "Visualization Board" created and concentrate on what it is you want in life.  Be blessed my friends!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago


What a great post!  Even though I do not know you, I believe you already were a wonderful Realtor, but now that you believe that you are one of the Greatest Realtors In The World you will be, simply because you believe in yourself and because of your beliefs and actions you truly will be "The Greatest Realtor In The World!  And thanks for referring to my blog...I'm flattered!


From The Best Home Stager In Ventura County!

(I'm starting off small :o)  I'm not ready for "World" yet!  LOL)

Posted by Reece Mack, Owner (Simplicity Home Design, Thousand Oaks, CA) over 10 years ago

From the very first day here on AR I have loved the inspirational posts.  George, this one is absolutely wonderful!  Thank you :-)

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) over 10 years ago

Good morning and thank you all once again and "Reece" you are very welcome.  I truly believe in the post you wrote and in the power of visualization and positive thinking.  Go out have a marvelous day "The Best Home Stager in Ventura County"!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

Hi George - visualization can be one of the most powerful tools in anyone's arsenal, if they just choose to use it and believe.  I do the 'one minute salesperson' technique before just about every appointment I have, especially before a listing appointment.  As long as I've been in real estate, I still get a bit nervous before each appointment - visualization techniques help tremendously for me. 

I love what you shared about Vijay and what he says - we can all take a tip or two from him and others like him, like Tiger - always striving to be better and their self-talk is a lesson for all.

Thanks for sharing,

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 10 years ago

Ann - It's nice to hear from you my friend and I hope all is well in your world. I hope you have a wonderful evening.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

We have the big SAS Senior Tour coming to my club, Prestonwood, next weekend. It will be on CNN, etc.  Lot's of big hitters.  Time for you to visit George!

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

Wow Tracy, I am envious!  You just had to rub it in when I am up to my eyeballs and ears in business!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

Vijay is an amazing golfer and is extremely fun to watch.  Sergio Garcia has gone through a complete attitude positive thinking adjustment.

I'm doing the exact samething in my personal and business life.  Wallace D. Wattles wrote an amazing book the Science of Getting Rich.  I'd highly recommend it.

Posted by Greg Dallaire, Green Bay Homes (Dallaire Realty) over 10 years ago

Wish I could go. I'm up to by eyeballs in biz too! Glad to know I'm not the only one! I heard you talk to a new mentor I've been helping - she ADORES you! PXXXX has worked very hard  - blogging, SEO, video, etc. She deserves her position in the network. 

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) about 10 years ago

VJ is incredible and as limber as a 30 year old.Great Post.It inspires to get better at what you do.I am more of a Mickelson fan.You never know what he is going to do next. Great point about the visualization. We can also apply some of these techniques in our own field. VJ commends respect though.

Posted by LLoyd Nichols, SW Florida Homes (Premier Florida Realty of SWFL) about 10 years ago

Blessings... I too, am the greatest REaltor... thanks for the post.

Posted by Annie Hart Cool, Cape Cod Real Estate Specialist (Sotheby's International REalty) about 10 years ago

George, I am still holding on to this idea and's a happy companion of late....Thanks again for your work. You always raise the bar.....I remember you from my beginnings here in the RAIN and being inspired from that point on!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) about 10 years ago

Love it George,  Thanks for the enlightening post!  I love posts that remind us to stay focused and keep a positive attitude!  Thanks for the smile you brought to my face! Have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) about 10 years ago

Greg - Very true about Vijay and Sergio.  Thanks and I hope you are doing well.

Tracy - Yes, PXXXX told me you mentioned my name to her.  I have given her some advice but she has yet to implement any of my suggestions.

Lloyd - So very true. Vijay is amazing.

Annie - You are very welcome.

Jeanean - How very sweet of you and keep at it and you will reap the benefits.

Sandy - Glad you loved the post and all my best to you.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 10 years ago


Now that's what I call "POSITIVE" Reinforcement!  Good for you, let's all reach for our goals!

Posted by Michelle Pimentel, ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging (Empire Home Staging Solutions) about 10 years ago

Michelle - You go girl!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 10 years ago

Hi George...Sorry I missed this post late Month...GREAT POST, you are a great inspiration to many here in the Rain. I came looking for your post on your business card story..remember the gal that gives away 5,000 business cards? Maybe time to rerun..thanks for that post too.

Are you on a golf or fishing holidays? I hope all is well... you are obvious by your absence.


Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Fred - Thank you my friend.  I have just been busier than 500 Indians on a war path!  I have been blessed with another great year & just have not had a lot of time to write.  Thanks for thinking my writing brings some value my friend and I hope you are well.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 10 years ago

Hi George..Great description on how busy you it, be sure to not go around in circles and surround all the wagons, break free and charge your batteries with a wee break!

Go golfing before the Snow Flies !

Cheers, thanks once again for sharing your experience thoughts.

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Fred - LOL thank you my friend

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 10 years ago

George- Congrats on the gold star! It looks good on this post. Visualization with feeling, with great emotion is the most powerful single thing you can do to improve your life and your business.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 10 years ago

Nestor & Katerina - Thank you so very much my friends.  I think the world of you and value your friendship. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 10 years ago

Visualization is such a powerful tool...what you think becomes you...if you think the market is down and you are struggling, that is what will happen...but if you think the opposite....well, let the events speak for themselves!

Posted by Sonja Adams (Samson Proprties) about 10 years ago

Sonja - Amen my friend! I am flourishing in a market where Realtors are dropping like flies.  I refuse to participate!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 10 years ago


The power of affirmations should not be overlooked.  I recently was watching a ustream of Gary Vaynerchuk and in his chat room someone asked, do you follow so and so (some social media expert).  He said no he doesn't really watch anyone else's shows.....not that he doesn't have respect for others, or aware of others, but he concentrates on what he does well.


Posted by Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant (Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision) about 10 years ago

Hi Rebecca - Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.  I hope you are having a great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 10 years ago

You are so right. It is difficult for me to be in my office sometimes with all of the doom and gloom talk. We must stay positive!

Posted by Tina Maraj, #1 Selling Agent in Fullerton 2016 714-403-7901 (RE/MAX North Orange County) almost 10 years ago

Tina - Very true...surround yourself with positive people and positive thoughts and great results will follow.  Have an awesome new year.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 10 years ago

George, how can you be the greatest realtor in the world if I am the Greatest Realtor in The World, ha, ha.  I so believe in the power of positive suggestion.  2009 will be a great year for me.

Posted by Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Diverse Solutions Realty almost 10 years ago

Troy - It is all a state of mind and belief in oneself.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 10 years ago