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Perceptual Blindness >> What does your perception tell you?

A friend of mine sent me this powerful video.  Please view it and then look at my comments below.

 

We focus our attention on what the media tells us is reality.  Most of us focus on what the media wants us to focus on and we fail to see the opportunity that exists.  Today, many Realtors are focusing on fear and uncertainty.  When we allow the fear and uncertainty to take control of us it is difficult for our creative minds to go to work and take advantages of the opportunities that exist.

When dealing with our spouses, significant others or co-workers how many times do we focus on ones faults or one event and fail to see the big picture that includes all the good traits of that person?

When someone tells us something many of us take it as gospel and then believe what we choose to believe based on what we have heard. The old saying that there are two sides to every story is oh so very true.

When we go to work in the morning or come home in the evening do we notice the incredible sunrises, sunsets or cloud formations or do we miss them because we are too busy focusing on traffic, our destination or talking on our cell phones?

Let us open our minds and look at the BIG PICTURE.  Opportunities just may arise from this new way of thinking.

 

 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 21 commentsGeorge Tallabas • October 10 2008 09:47AM

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George- What you focus on expands. There is so much opportunity out there for anyone! You create your reality. So it might as well be a good and prosperous one! There were more millionaires made during the great depression that at any other time until the dot com boom. That is a long time! And you don't hear about that because that is positive and hopeful.

Posted by Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC) almost 9 years ago

Very interesting George!  This is a great example of how we can focus on the wrong things at times.  So good to see you post!!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) almost 9 years ago

George- Great way to make a point!  I saw a similar video before and missed the ape on that video, luckily I picked it up the second time!  Glad to hear you're "crazy busy" as well.

Posted by Matt Moxhay, Moorestown Real Estate (Prudential Fox & Roach) almost 9 years ago

Matt - Thank you my friend.  Have a great day!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

George you sure know how to tell a story. We have had some success in this crazy market. It is time to strike now. This is opportunity knocking at everyone doors.

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Frank - I appreciate your comment and yes my friend, opportunity is out there.  Have a great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

George - many times focus is clouded by outside pressures.  And while we should be strong enough to see that immediately, well .... many times we're not.  Life is about choices - and the choices we make are all up to us.  I choose to be successful - not in spite of the market ---- but maybe BECAUSE of the market. 

Glad to see you in the Rain.  Thought you went up in the mountains and decided not to come down.  :)

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 9 years ago

Georege, Great clip and point well taken. I refer to this behavior as the elephant in the room and no one sees it! Have a Fabulous weekend.

Posted by Cat Zwicker, CRS, Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results! (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Carol - Not in the mountains my friend...just busier than 500 Indians on a war path! Thanks for stopping by and I hope all is well.

Cat - Thank you and have a fabulous weekend as well.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

George -- perspective is everything.  It is important to practice looking at the big picture and even putting yourself in someone else's shoes.  This is where real personal growth can occur!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 9 years ago

George what a great point you're making here!  Wow!  ...So very, very true! 

Thank you! 

Top of the board this goes, so that our Optimists can benefit from the advice here...

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estat (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 9 years ago

Joan - I don't disagree my friend.  Have a great weekend!

Mirela - Thank you my friend.  I hope all is well for you. Have a great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

George, I have to admit I was so busy counting the white shirts that I did not see the ape.  I do have a tendency to get very focused on whatever I am doing.  I can sit reading a book while the tv is blaring and not even hear it.  There is a time to be focused and also that time where we need to be watching what is going on around us. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 9 years ago

Marchel - I missed the ape as well and I usually always see the big picture. This was just a little lesson in life.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

George - I totally missed the APE!! What a fantastic message you have shared. I truly believe in the power of positive words and how that can effect our daily life's.. it's often times easier said than done! Thanks for reminding us to see the bigger more positive things in life. Great to see you posting!

Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) almost 9 years ago

Cadance - Thanks

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

George - I have decided to take a vacation from the media!  It is so beautiful this time of year.  I went for a drive and took lots of pictures of the beauty of fall in Southern New Hampshire.  Sometimes, we can truly miss the big picture and even life itself!  Hope you are doing well and thanks for an important message.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 9 years ago

George - you quoted the old saying of there are two side to every story and I know how true that is. There is another one that also hits home I know you believe what you think you heard, but what you heard is not what I ment ... we have this tendency to hear only what we want to hear and ignore the rest.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Kethy - Thank you and I hope all is well.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

George

Great Blog and I love the idea of 2 sides to every story...I apply that and put your self in the other persons shoes...that usually allows for a clear and percise action...looking forward to reading more...

Posted by Tim Ludemann over 8 years ago

Tim - Thank you and have an awesome Thanksgiving my friend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 8 years ago

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