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Crap Sandwiches, Donkeys and New Year Resolutions

Reverse Resolutions For New Years
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.

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STOP pushing string.

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

STOP waiting for my cats to bark.

STOP dumbing down.

STOP blaming and explaining.

STOP winging it.

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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.

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

Written By

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 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.



  1. Steve Krzysiak

    December 26, 2008 at 8:01 am

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

  2. Julia Hardy

    December 26, 2008 at 10:13 am

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

  3. Molly

    December 26, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    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!

  4. Kathi Frank

    December 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

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

  5. Missy Caulk

    December 26, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    …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.

  6. Ines

    December 27, 2008 at 1:47 am

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

  7. Ken Brand

    December 27, 2008 at 7:30 am

    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:-)

  8. Paula Henry

    December 29, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    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!

  9. Vicki Moore

    January 6, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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

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