Monkey Mind Symptom #19

Complaining/Petulance: “But I don’t want to do what I said I would do!”, said with the appropriate whine. “Why do I always have to _________?” fill in the blank of your favorite complaint. Petulance stamps its foot, sometimes literally, and demands to get its own way. Complaining finds something Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #18

  Qualifying Statements: Do you remember the last time you tried to explain yourself out of keeping a promise? Or wiggled out of answering a “yes or no” question by not answering either one? Any part of that response is a qualifying statement. “I almost got it done... I’m close to finishing my Continue Reading

Monday News You Can Use!

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt   If two-thirds of renters are saving for a down payment as this article says - can you show renters how to buy with 3.5% or 5% down? Send this one to your younger buyers and get them in Continue Reading

Monday Mindset Symptom #17

Impulsiveness: “I want what I want when I want it, and I want it right now!” Impulsivity by definition is a tendency to act on a whim, displaying behavior characterized by little or no forethought, reflection, or consideration of the consequences. Think about how this shows up in our lives. We Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #16

Bargaining: Bargaining exemplifies another aspect of the 9-11-year-old monkey mind, that of getting what we deserve. When we’re in bargaining mode, everything becomes a negotiation. “If I pay all my bills on time this month, I get to use one of my credit cards to go shopping.” Or, “If I stick to my Continue Reading