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  • Writer's pictureChris Muellenbach

Choosing Calm

As we navigate our careers and lives, we often find that our priorities shift with experience and

maturity. One profound shift I've noticed is the growing preference for calm over conflict and distance over disrespect. The older we get, the less tolerance we have for drama, and the more we prioritize our peace and well-being.

In our world of real estate, it's easy to get caught up in the chaos and pressure. However, maintaining a sense of calm and focusing on what truly matters can make all the difference in our professional and personal lives. Here are a few insights to consider:

Choose Calm Over Conflict

Conflict is inevitable, but how we handle it defines our growth. Embracing calmness allows us to approach challenges with a clear mind and a composed demeanor. This not only helps in resolving issues more effectively but also sets a positive example for our clients and colleagues.

Distance Over Disrespect

Respect is a cornerstone of our interactions, both in the workplace and beyond. As we grow older, we recognize the importance of distancing ourselves from disrespectful behavior. This doesn't mean avoiding difficult conversations, but rather approaching them with dignity and mutual respect.

Intolerance for Drama

Drama can be a significant drain on our energy and productivity. By minimizing unnecessary drama, we create a more focused and harmonious work environment. This means setting boundaries and fostering a culture of professionalism and support within our team.

Prioritizing Peace

Peace of mind is invaluable. It allows us to perform at our best and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Prioritizing peace means making conscious choices that contribute to our mental and emotional well-being, such as taking breaks, practicing mindfulness, and engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation.

Surrounding Yourself with Positive Influences

The people we surround ourselves with have a profound impact on our mental health, heart, and soul. As we grow, we seek out relationships that uplift and inspire us. In our professional sphere, this means building a team of supportive, like-minded individuals who share our values and vision.

I encourage each of you to embrace these principles. Let's create a work environment that prioritizes calm, respect, and mutual support. By doing so, we'll not only enhance our professional success but also enrich our personal lives.

Here's to choosing peace, surrounding ourselves with positivity, and thriving together.

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