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Solutions, Please..........Answers, Options, Choices, Opportunities, Anything Constructive Will Do......!

Solutions PleaseSolutions, Please..........Answers, Options, Choices, Opportunities, Anything Constructive Will Do......!

Over the Past few weeks have been a bit of an eye opener for us.....although we should not be too surprised.


A few weeks ago we indicated to a group of peers we communicate with in Active Rain (our Blogging platform), that we think it is time to start get off the complain train and to get on with fixing our own attitude and perspective about how we are going to fix our local, regional and (inter) national economic, and other issues.
Solutions Please

As such we started to pay more attention to the daily news and on what and how news is being reported...... Initially with the intend to find solutions......... boy was ever looking in the wrong place...

Well it really took me only a few hours to figure out that if you actually pay attention to all the stuff they call news out there, that it would take a very short time to either get totally depressed, or become so angry that you could actually feel a degree of understanding when somebody lashes out (no, I did not say that we condone or agree with lashing out)..... One additional observation, is it just me but, why is the news repeating the same thing over and over again and then drop it all together, but never offer a solution or resolution?

So after a short time it confirmed our firm conviction that We (people in general) can and will find solutions for and conquer most if not all problems we face, as long as we dedicate the time, energy and resources to working on the finding the answers. We also know where one door closes another opportunity shows up.

So Here is our issue..........
Solutions PleaseIn a way, I understand why big organized media does this constant doomsday reporting, "bad news grabs attention" (read: it sells advertising) there is not a day that goes by where radio, TV, Web and Printed Media, does not announce the end of the world as we know it to be much nearer than it was yesterday....... so once we are tuned in to their daily version of the doomsday talk,  we get an avalanche of trouble, disaster and fear spreading to be followed by ..... a whole lot of nothing (read: commercial break).

The Part we do NOT get, is that so many of us in and around real estate, business big and small, our community and society in general seem to either agree to this negative attitude mindset, or are surrendered to the concept of  "it is what it is"....... and are for some reason waiting for somebody else to pick up the pieces and fix it......

Solutions PleaseSo here are our 4 very simple Suggestions.....
Well here is a suggestion,.... possibly an Idea for which time may have come (again)...... WHY DON'T WE FIX IT.........I know, seems crazy doesn't it, but guess what, that is how we have made it all this way from the stone age........

  1. If we all started by fixing one thing everyday in and around our own life.
  2. Then to ad something to improve the life of somebody near and dear in some small way.....  
  3. Then do something nice for a complete stranger....
  4. Repeat  steps 1, 2 and 3 for 30 days (or as long as you like)

who knows, we can in no time at all change the mindset of everybody around us in a positive and constructive way.....

What to do about the Media....Solutions Please

For the time being, I would suggest it as much as possible. Now, it seems unlikely to expect that we can get "the media" to change their attitude, just by asking them, however we do think we can change how people look at, read, view and interpret information, by offering a more constructive and positive perspective on the issues of the day.....

Will that just make problems and challenges go away, no off course not, but by offering some form of solution, direction, opportunity or some constructive angle, we will hopefully start everybody thinking towards resolving the issues rather than dwelling on them.... 

Over time I think that if we all found ways to fix the little issues around us..... the media will start paying more and more attention to it and this entire FIX It attitude will become the norm by which we approach our daily life at every step of the way.....

Solutions PleaseAs such  Peter and Linda Pfann have also decided to stop participating in this doomsday  "stinking thinking"......and Open An Opportunity Door., so to speak...

Together with a large number of our peers in our local, regional and international real estate community we know that there are many amazing positive, amazing and constructive stories to tell. Stories of success, recovery, and opportunity.  Over the next month or for as long as it takes, we will together with our Active Rain peers will start sharing these stories, we hope you will enjoy and share them and that they my offer you some direction and ideas as to how we all can make life in Pfanntastic Victoria and in North America even better for all of us.

We hope that our stories and articles will crack open a few doors, that may lead to resolving a few challenges (personal or otherwise), and we encourage you to share your thoughts, stories, ideas, suggestions and feedback... if we all made a real effort it will change our mindset, the mindset of those around us and allow us jointly to find ways to help those around us with their challenges.


 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

Personally I don't listen to any local news.  We live in the Houston area and it is just depressing.  I also don't watch a lot of National News.  I catch Brett Baird on Fox News at 5:00 and that is it.  That keeps me informed on the National news but I don't have to listen to anything about Lindsey, Casey etc. etc. etc.  The positive stories here on the rain is one of the things I have loved about the rain.

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

Peter and Linda: Geeze. If we do the 4 things that you requested, imagine the improvement in our own lives! Okay! I'm in! You guys are the best!! Thanks!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Marchel,

that was the cause of my initial shock, I am with you to never read or watch the daily nonesense

The Rain is a great source of all we need, and we hope you will join our good neews efforts over the next month....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Joni,

Our thoughts are with you during these trying times, your spirit and grace is an amazing inspration to all around you, and we learn from you each and every day so it is you that are the best....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

I know what you mean...and that's why I stopped listening to the news.  Hanging out here is much better - many positive people.  What a great idea to make a difference here.  I think it can make a difference in the community.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 9 years ago

HI Debbie,

thank you for your feedback, when you actually do pay attention to the garbage that is called the news it is almost sickening how much of this fear speading is going on..... hopefully most people do as you do and not bother to pay attention to the media....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, there are positive people and positive messages out there, it is just that the focus seems to be on negativity and negativity seems to spread faster.  I, truly try to surround myself with positive people and positive messages, and I see my cup as "half full" because of it... I try and spread the "word" to those people I touch, but how they receive the message is up to them...

I like your concept and hope, like the pay it forward movement, (which started long before Active Rain) it gains momentum.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

You and I are the media with blogging posts, the videos we produce, anything that gets uploaded on the little thing called "The Internet" where it gets broadcast to the four corners of the world and back on the spinning blue and green marble. Real estate agents, brokers, REALTORS who shoot themselves on line with how bad THEIR market is make everyone reading it, you, I and themselves included distressed, defeated, depressed. The way you "fix it" is turn up the heat, volume on the successes you are having and act like if there is not a local real estate market, no one told you. And go out, capture way way more market share of the market that it. There is always a real estate market. Adjusting your sails to increase the sales with the way the wind is blowing in it is the key to success.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda - suggested and re-blogged

IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLLUTION YOU ARE THE PROBLEM

"Thank you for articulating what many of us believe - this is a worthy effort we should all participate in. The apathy we see in our own industry is unacceptable it is time we stood up for what we belive "REAL ESTATE IS YOUR BEST INVESTMENT" and stopped letting the bad news bears destroy it and our collective financial future."

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

HI Chris,

You are right on, You are a real supporter and user of the glass half full concept, and your pay it forward examples are a great inspiration to many of us.....

We hope to have this shared effort to gain momentum with you and the many other visionairies, as we will have to create the fix for all of us...

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Andrew,

You are absolutely correct of course, and with any post and every small or bigger effort that is constructive, positive and offers solutions, we gain a little more momentum and change a few perceptions....

We hope you will join us in our one month Real Estate Recovery Tsunami contest (look for the announcement in the Contest group tomorrow)

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Kathy,

thank so very much for reblogging and suggesting this post, we hope that together we can improve the mindset and lives of a few people around us to create a wave of optimism where ever we go....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

The local news is far more reliable than the national news, but they still report the national doom and gloom.  And as a former member of the media, there is not a darn thing you can do to change the institution.  But I'm for making my blog a positive place to spread the REAL news.  Housing in Northern Virginia is cranking.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 9 years ago

Hi Chris Ann,

Right on, good for you to be the voice of common sense and opportunity in Gainesville Northern Virginia, I hope you will join our contest for the next month in creating a real estate recovery tsunami....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, I am a strong believer in doing for our fellow man to bring joy into our own lives!@  When we take time to help others, and do 1 - 4 in our daily lives, we improve everything around us.  Most importantly, we notice a greater since of joy in our own lives!  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) about 9 years ago

Hi Sherri,

thank you for your kind words, we are not trying to re-invent the world, but just hoping that we all just take a little closer look at our own little world and try to make it a little better everyday in some way....Please join us during the good news contest starting tomorrow see the AR contest group...

 

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Great positive attitude...and that's really what we need, not more doom and gloom.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 9 years ago

Hi Karen,

thank you for your thought, and we agree completly, we hope you will join the goodnews contest starting tomorrow.

 

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

What a great post....suggested and reblogged.  Excellent idea.  I love the positive attitude.

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) about 9 years ago

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you very much for your kind words and for reblogging the information,

you may also enjoy the good news contest starting tomorrow, keep an eye on the AR contest group...

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Let's hope you get featured so many more of us can read your post.  These are small things that you suggest, but taken as a whole, mountains can be moved.

As to the news, just notice the ridiculous background film they show when reporting a story - it's the same as a stock photo and hardly relevant to the story.  I get my news online and the (gasp) newspaper.

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Hi Margaret,

thank you for your kind words, the power of kindness and looking after each other can , as you say, move mountains.

We hope you will join us in the good news contest starting tomorrow

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Participate