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Motivational Monday - Would You Rather Have a Piece of the Pie…

Motivational Monday - Would You Rather Have a Piece of the Pie…

 

…or the Recipe?

 

Having an ‘old soul’ and old fashioned values, I feel that as I age, the changing world around us seems to be changing at an incredibly rapid pace - more so than ever before. No, my old soul and values are not in conflict or lagging behind - at all -  but, I do notice that fewer people share my mindset on a lot of topics. I do more listening and when I sense that the other party in the conversation is not receptive to a different opinion, no response is really needed. Hey, different opinions make us think though - right? 

 

Debating issues makes us think things through, dig a little deeper into topics. Hearing both sides allows us to create a more informed opinion. 

 

You've probably noticed this more in the political realm. However, this extends well beyond politics - it’s in every facet of our lives. People simply aren’t as worried about standing by their beliefs or convictions, as they are about being right and being on the winning side of the controversy. 

Piece of the pie or the recipe?...And I'm okay with that!

 


 

 

Standing true to our convictions and understanding the ‘why’ in any situation, requires more effort on our part. The constant hustle-bustle in our lives has become the norm for nearly all of us. We simply don’t have time or don’t want to take the time to figure out the whys; we prefer taking the piece of pie and moving on. We have disengaged from research and taken to instant acceptance. Are you good with that? Am I being too old fashioned?

 

As our grandparents used to say, there are two sides to every story. I feel it is our mission to investigate both sides - no matter how busy our lives may be. Likely, what we find to be the truth will lie somewhere between the two sides…but, at least we’ve done the research. We’ve found out what the ingredients are in the pie rather than simply taken a slice and moved on.

 

As they say, trust but, verify!

 

Happy Motivational Monday Everyone!

 

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Comment balloon 23 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • October 07 2019 01:10PM

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I want the recipe. Then I'll tweak the recipe and make it mine!

Posted by Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker) 13 days ago

Oh, I'm the same way, Candice A. Donofrio! Just like hearing both sides of the story - we then can often see both sides but, from that, form our own opinion. I much prefer it that way too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Good morning, Debe --- okay, I saw "pie" in the post title.  I admit, it caught my attention but the filling(of those words in your post) was. as usual, quite satisfying.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 13 days ago

HaHa! Are you hungry this morning, Michael? I'm happy you found the words satisfying! 

Happy Monday, Michael Jacobs!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

I hate that about the world too, it is way too common for people to just go with the flow and allow things they know to be wrong so that they don't upset the apple cart.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 13 days ago

Happy Monday Debe,  I want both, I like to hear both sides then make up my mind.  The taste of pie sounds good, but also like to have the recipe in case there something in there I can not figure out what it is.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 13 days ago

I'll just second what Michael Jacobs said so well.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 13 days ago

Debe

Since I rarely bake anyu more, yes I can, my opinion is a bit bias. The one thing for certain, I steer clear of almost nearly all political discussions lately. I know, maybe the coward's way out, but just seems to help my appetite. One slice of hot apple pie with French vanilla ice cream please. cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) 13 days ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS - a variation to the quote,  Three sides, your side, my side, and the real side,.  I have beliefs and convictions although I try not to shove them on other.  I try to be a consensus builder.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 13 days ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS,

I agree with what you are saying.  I have put it this way for a long time. Unfortunately, I don't remember who I heard it from. I am sure most have heard it.  

Here it is... There is your side of the story, there is his/her side, and then there is the truth!  Every person sees or hears something through the prism of their own views and you have to dig much deeper to get to the truth. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 13 days ago

Debe,

I definitely want the recipe. I can make the pie as many times as i want to my own liking.

Posted by Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, Accounting, Tax Preparation & Resolution, Tax Lien (KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC) 13 days ago

Debe,

This reminds me of my favorite quote by Rumi,  A

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.  

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 13 days ago

Oh, I so agree, Brian England! I will say that yu will rarely get me in a political discussion - right or wrong, no matter which side you're on, you're NEVER going to convince the other side that you are right!! ;-) 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Oh, I'm forever substituting or adding ingredients to my recipes, Will Hamm! I just love experimenting and knowing what the 'base' is, allows us to build a new recipe each time we make it...until it's perfect, of course! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

There are too many people who are no longer willing to listen. It is a strange phenomenom. I keep my mouth shut far more than I ever did when I realize that nothing I say will make a difference. Nice post, lady!

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) 13 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS - when it comes to a slice of pie or any food for that matter, I'm very picky about what I put into my body. I want to know more, what's inside, and that determines whether or not I take a slice of somebody else's pie. I also consider other factors, such as where is this food coming from, whose recipe is it, is it safe to eat, and then I decide if it's good enough for me to try.

By the same token, if somebody feeds me garbage, I pretty much know instinctively, I'm not going to take anyone's poison or garbage. When in doubt, I'll pass. I am a curious sort of person and if something sounds too good to be true, I don't accept what's being served by the tongue to influence my mind unless I'm certain it's the truth.  

This is a really good post with lots of food for thought!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 13 days ago

Debe I agree there is two sides to every story, and we learn through our difference.  However, these days it seems tolerance only extends to those who agree with each other (which requires no tolerance at all).   I often wonder how did we get to this point.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 13 days ago

Congratulations! Your post was selected to be FEATURED in the BananaTude Group!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 13 days ago

That's a good question, Debe.  I will admit that I'd like to try the pie to see if I really need the recipe first however!

The thought has me remembering a saying my dad often repeated though.  He said, "If you give a guy a fish, he will eat for a day.  However, if you teach him to fish, he can eat for a lifetime."

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 13 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS Debe, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 13 days ago

Hi Debe,  I can't top these features or what others have said.  I agree with so many.  I would like my pie - as that is a great way to start.  But then as I learn more about baking pies, I think I would like the recipe - and make some changes.  But the best option, I think, is to have someone else make it for me, and deliver it too.   

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 13 days ago

Morning Debe.

Pity, this wasn't a feature.  Anyway, most people start railing without knowing or being told the "why".  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 13 days ago

Very interesting post with lots of good comments.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) 12 days ago

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