You’re so Vain . . .

You Probably Think this Song’s about you!

Carly Simon’s song hit the nail on the head for SO many people.

This is for all of those folks out there who are Heroes in their own minds.

while I reference REALTORS in this post, it certainly applies to ALL people.

If the shoe fits, wear it . . . and consider an attitude adjustment.

There are people we know who are on a personal mission to convince everyone within sight that they are the BEST thing that’s ever happened to the world.

Vanity is:

“1. Having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth. 2. Producing no result; useless.”

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Carly Simon has a thing or 2 to say about vanity

We REALTORS sometimes project our public images in a light that communicates our super-human, Herculean prowess when it comes to Real Estate.

We call this “Marketing.” (Our Excuse)

Most of us are “#1”

Our Billboard hovers over the exit ramp of the exit to OUR house, so we can admire it every evening when we come home.

Our picture is on all of the grocery carts where we buy our food.

In our own minds, we truly ARE larger than life.

The public perception is that we are nothing short of “RICH and FAMOUS”

How might this backfire on us?

Some people will think we are SO successful, we won’t have time to serve them.

Some will think we wouldn’t want to work with them because or our price range or target area of town.

Some will see us driving around in our fancy, shiny, NEW, and EXPENSIVE cars and think we don’t need their business . . . or that we make too much money and want us to reduce our fees.

Many of these snap judgments may be right.

So . . . Here’s an invitation:

Take a candid look at your “Public visibility” and measure it against the “You’re so Vain” barometer.

Adjust accordingly!

My bet is that your business and quality of life will improve exponentially as you begin to project a more authentic new attitude.

Not every song is about you . . . Be true to your purpose and mission.

Lyrics

You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they’d be your partner
They’d be your partner, and…

You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? don’t you?

You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive
Well you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and…

You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? don’t you? don’t you?

I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and…
You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? don’t you?

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear Jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well you’re where you should be all the time
And when you’re not you’re with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and…

You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? don’t you? don’t you?

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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