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You Get to Be Right About What You Believe

What you believe is actually working for you, in all the ways.

Jennifer Nelson shares how this phrase relates to real estate and other parts of life in this post.

“You get to be right about what you believe.”

I heard this saying many years ago. I didn’t know how powerful it was when I first heard it but managed to stash it away in my mind for future use.

As it turns out, this phrase has helped me in more ways than I will be able to clearly describe… but I’m going to give it a shot..

Here’s the deal

Our ego is powerful.

We all love to be right and there are forces in our body and mind that love to make sure we are right.  So, we work hard to make sure this is true. Ironically, it is our work and these “forces”, our very belief systems, that can end up holding us back. jennifer nelson metropolist

Being “right” isn’t all it is cracked up to be.  Being open and coach-able and having a willingness to constantly look for learning opportunities now hold more value to me than being “right.”


When our focus and commitment goes toward the goal of being right, we may be  playing old tapes from our family of origin, or from certain past experiences to ensure our “safety”.

We are traveling down a road that is paved and well lit, but the path itself may not be getting us where we really want to go.

So, if we know that our beliefs really guide us, then we need to be intentional about what those beliefs are based on.

For example

If I believe that my life is hard and my partner is annoying most of the time, well, guess what? My brain and ego will work to make sure that instances of a hard life and an annoying partner are presented to me. So that, I can prove myself “right”!

Aim for better

But instead, if I consciously believe that I am a very blessed person who is extremely grateful for my life. If I intentionally believe that my partner is a giving, loving human being, then my brain (and ego) will actively work to show, present me with evidence and situations and circumstances that will reinforce my belief in those more positive outlooks.

What does this mean for you in your real estate business?

It means you have an opportunity to examine your beliefs regarding your practice, and your life as well. Here are a few questions to help you take a look at your own beliefs:

  • What do you believe about your income in real estate?
  • What do you believe about the clients you work for?
  • Do you regularly stress about commission checks and worry about when the next one will come?
  • Do you talk regularly about how hard your clients are or what a pain they are?

You are presently and actively creating the reality you are experiencing right now. And your ego is working to make sure you to see examples to back up your beliefs.

So, are you working with the beliefs that will take you where you want to go?

Do you believe this?

You could choose to talk about, believe  and intentionally affirm that you are always well taken care of. Your clients are incredible people and you get all the pleasure and joy possible by working with them. Are you ready to receive a plethora of examples to back up these beliefs?

Make a commitment today to be always evaluating your belief systems. It’s those beliefs that will help get you to where you want to go, both in your business and in your life.