Crap Sandwiches, Donkeys and New Year Resolutions

December 26, 2008
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remarkableredemption1 Crap Sandwiches, Donkeys and New Year Resolutions
Do You Love Them or Loathe Them?

I’m speaking about Resolutions for the New Year.

You know the drill; I resolve to lose weight, wake early, work out, tame time, be kind, etc.

You also know proper affirmation etiquette – speak in the positive; “Be on time.” not “Don’t be late.”, “Hold your Mojito steady.” not “Don’t spill your Mojito.”, “Speak crystal clearly.” not “Don’t slur your words.”

Yes and What Else?

I suggest something completely different yet equally purposeful.  I suggest Reverse Resolutions – What will you Stop Doing? Lose the losers my friend, you’ll feel light as lace and glide through the New Year with Grace and Ease. Here’s my Reverse Resolutions for 2009.

Things I Will Stop:

STOP trying to turn Crap Sandwiches into Chocolate Candies.

STOP neighboring negativity.

STOP pushing string.

STOP thinking I can walk kitty cats, alley cats, tom cats and cat-cats.



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STOP waiting for my cats to bark.

STOP dumbing down.

STOP blaming and explaining.

STOP winging it.

STOP getting ready to get ready, to get ready, to get ready –  already.

STOP believing I can please everyone.

STOP telling, telling, telling, talking, talking, talking, telling, talking, telling…

STOP interrupting, rushing, chasing and capturing.

STOP trying to train Donkeys to be Stallions.

Duality is OK

The truth! I’ll still have some positive resolutions, but this year, I’ll consciously choose who and what to lose so I can attract, magnetize and manifest more of what I want.

What will YOU choose to STOP doing in the New Year?

Ken Brand - Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors. I’ve proudly worn a Realtor tattoo for over 10,957+ days, practicing our craft in San Diego, Austin, Aspen and now, The Woodlands, TX. As a life long learner, I’ve studied, read, written, taught, observed and participated in spectacular face plant failures and giddy inducing triumphs. I invite you to read my blog posts here at Agent Genius and BrandCandid.com. On the lighter side, you can follow my folly on Twitter and Facebook. Of course, you’re always to welcome to take the shortcut and call: 832-797-1779.


  • http://www.prusourceone.com Steve Krzysiak

    I will:
    Stop making resolutions that I will not keep.

  • http://www.juliahardy.com Julia Hardy

    I love the Donkeys to Stallions line. I just tried that and it wasn’t anything to hee haw about. :)

  • http://www.cbmcmahan.com Molly

    Great article. I am horrible at writing and keeping resolutions…but I am REALLY good at stopping things, so, this year that is what my list will be! A Stop It list!

  • http://www.UnlockTheTalk.com Kathi Frank

    I will STOP trying to do everything and take time to make some choices…then do those top priorities.

  • http://AnnArborRealEstateTalk.com Missy Caulk

    …I will stop trying to help other agents who only want to waste my time at the office with things they could learn easily enough IF they really wanted to.

    Take html, Lani made me do and now I love it. LOL I was so afraid of it, but I wanted to just needed the push.

    Happy New Year, Ken.

  • http://www.miamism.com Ines

    LOL!! This totally cracked me up… (winging it, dumbing it down, pushing string)…GENIUS!

  • http://www.BrandCandid.com Ken Brand

    Steve – Yep, that’s my biggest challenge too. If you resolve to not resolve, will you keep your resolutions? Confusing reverse, reverse psychology.

    Julia – Hee-Haw? Too funny and on the money.

    Molly – Good luck – Hope your Stop It’s bring you some New Years magic.

    Kathi – Amen to that. Exactly right.

    Missy – No kidding, people will let you do it for them, if you will…all day. I need to learn html myself. Thanks for the nudge.

    Thank you all for your comments, Happy New Year:-)

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  • http://IndyRealEstateTalk.com Paula Henry

    Ken – I so enjoy your posts and humor! I’m getting ready to get ready to look at the New Year’s Resolutions I WONT make!

  • http://www.sanmateorealestateblog.com Vicki Moore

    Every year I make resolutions I don’t keep. It’s a tradition!