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Anthony: Politics, politics, politics, politics, and religion. Many of you right now are thinking, “Where is he going with this?” I’ll tell you where I’m going. Too many of you have gone crazy. Crazy. You are in business. You have to remember that each and every one of you has a business, all realtors have a business. When you’re in business, you shouldn’t be going crazy mouthing off all over social media about your political beliefs. I’m sorry, but you shouldn’t. Particularly if you are in a leadership position.
Listen, we live in a world now, unfortunately, that we are so divided. It’s crazy. As time goes on and on and on over probably the last 10 or 15 years, you’re shooting yourself in the foot even more by getting into it. It’s not necessary.
I have news for you, you’re not going to change everybody’s opinions. You’re not. I don’t care what you think. I see crazy things on both sides of the aisle, and I’m like, “God, these people are nuts on all sides.” I don’t talk about it. If you’ll notice with me, go through my personal Facebook, go through my Instagram, I don’t care where you go, you won’t find it, you won’t figure out any of my beliefs by looking.
Now, we’re coming up on an election. Election years have a tendency to have crazy things happen. It’s not by mistake, by accident, that the dot-com bust was in 2000, that ’08 happened in ’08, that this year we got corona, we have all these different things. These things happen, and there will be more. You’ve got to try to keep yourself in check. I think that too many people are using social media like–
You know what it reminds me of? It reminds me of a boiling pot of water, and then it sizzles over. A lot of people are acting like that. What they’re doing is they’re getting so angry and so frustrated that they’re just going on social media and they’re just letting it out. Well, I have news for you all. We live in a society now where people do their research, and people look things up, and they look you up. Don’t think that when you go take a listing, they don’t google you and look into your reviews, because they do. Most do at this point. Don’t think that they don’t take a look to see different things.
If you’re on social media mouthing off, especially if it’s in a crazy fashion, sometimes it don’t even matter what side you’re on, you just sound crazy. Keep yourself under control. This is an election year, so there’s going to be more of it, there’s going to be more crazy talk until it all dies down. I got news for you, you’re costing yourself money. You’re costing yourself money.
You might think you’re high and mighty, and “I believe in this, and I believe in that.” Okay, well, that’s fine, but just know that you’re costing yourself money because there are people that don’t like it, and you’ve got to portray yourself as a professional, particularly for the leaders watching. It’s worse for you, fellow broker-owners. It’s worse for different people like that. You’re just making a mistake if you’re ranting about politics publicly. That’s my opinion.
You could say I’m wrong, you could say, “Oh, he doesn’t stand up for what he believes in.” Yes, well, okay. I have hundreds of people in my company, and we serve thousands, so my political beliefs and my beliefs about various things that have occurred are really not relevant, and I don’t get into it in any way, shape, or form.
That’s my Sunday morning advice to you all. I’m a little late in here starting my workout, and I’m about to go do that. Have a great day, everyone. I hope you’re all well.