Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

You have probably heard that phrase before. As you know it’s often associated with ‘Positive Thinking’ or lack of it. Is it possible to walk through this life with a positive attitude – even when things are not going well? You probably know people who do. Would others say that YOU are one of those  people?

Make no mistake about it there is deep concern on behalf of everyone at our real estate company for the very real pain, difficulty and struggle many experience as they walk through life. Our belief is that in order for us to be a positive force for others, Positive Thinking is   required. Please allow us to share some of that ‘core value’ with you in this season’s issue of Home News.

In Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s classic book, The Power of Positive Thinking, he teaches the cultivation of ‘peace of mind’, not as an escape from the realities of life, but as a ‘power center’ out of which comes driving energy for constructive personal and social  living.

It seems every time we put the news on or glance at social media, there is a barrage of  negativity. We have to look hard to find the ‘good news’. But as we walk around and live life in practical terms, we see a great deal of love and positive energy coming from and among people. We’re not sure of the disconnect, it could be just us and our perceptions. We are reminded of the importance of staying positive as it relates to just about everything. Even in the midst of great tragedy, there is a more productive way to think. We wrote about this in the last issue of Inhouse sharing with you Dr. Ike Reighard’s story from his book Treasures From The Dark.

Positive thinking is really just faith in action. When things are not   going well, it is easy to develop a negative attitude. But in our  experience, the fastest way to lift ourselves up when feeling down is to go help someone else who needs a hand up. We all know how comforting it is when life has dealt us a bad blow and a friend or someone we love brings us their positive energy. Positive, faith-filled thinking and resulting action is contagious.

With practical techniques discovered in Dr. Peale’s book, it is not just possible but likely to change someone’s life. Another way to describe Positive Thinking is that it gives yourself the vision and   initiative needed to work out your ambitions and hopes.

Take a look at people you would say have ‘determination’. Determined people are Positive Thinkers. So, conversely we can say that Negative Thinkers lack determination. We’re not sure it is  possible to be determined to succeed and not possess Positive Thinking.

We’ve never seen successful people who are negative. They are the opposite, they attract, influence and share – the very definition of Positive.

With positive thinking we learn to:

  • Expect the best and get it.
  • Believe in yourself and in everything you do.
  • Develop the power to reach your goals.
  • Break the worry habit and achieve a more relaxed life.
  • Improve your personal and professional relationships.
  • Assume control over your circumstances. Be kind to yourself.

Positive thinking is not a means to fame, riches or power, but the practical application of faith to overcome defeat and accomplish worthwhile creative values in life. It teaches a hard, disciplined way of life; One which offers great joy to the individual who achieves victory over debilitating attitudes and emotions and exacts benefits from the difficult             circumstances of life.

In a past newsletter we wrote about how Words Matter. The words we speak have a direct and definite affect upon our thoughts. Thoughts create words. But words can also affect thoughts and help to condition our thoughts to not create  attitudes. In fact, what often passes for thinking starts with talk.

The man who assumes success tends to already have success. Our hope is that YOU will expect the best and get it.

William James, the famous psychologist said “Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that insures the successful outcome of your venture”.

One concern as parents, is to get our children involved and hanging out with others who are good, noble, caring, who ‘do the right things’ kind of kids. Most parents have an instinct to realize when their kids are hanging out with the wrong crowd. There is little they would not do to get their child out of that environment. It is a universal truth that you will   become who you hang out with. What amazes me are adults that won’t apply this same rule to themselves. They engage in damaging behavior in WHO they watch, follow, and hang out with.

Our belief is that God put us here to accomplish great things. We are capable of far more than we can imagine. Success starts most definitely between our ears: WHAT you think about and HOW you think about things.

Oh yeah… our glass? It is running over!



Craig and Coleen Bush

(Sales Representative & Broker)

The Bush Team with Re/Max Escarpment Realty


2017 Award Winner of the Daniel Passante Entrepreneur Award


In August the Bush Team was awarded the Daniel Passante Entrepreneur Award which Is awarded to the most innovative, inspiring and successful Team leaders. We are truly blessed to have received this award and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our spectacular clients who continue to refer business to us and help our business grow!



Your Referrals Help the Kidz!


Over the years, we have some ask us why we support CityKidz. We have  personally seen how this organization has changed the lives of children living in the inner city of Hamilton. We have personally participated in packaging gifts for Christmas, Coleen and our kids have assisted with their programs and home visitations. Children are our future and we are committed to make a difference in our community.


For anyone considering a move that we help, you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

  1. You can pass along our business card to them, we have enclosed a couple here for that purpose.
  2. You can go to and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.
  3. Of course you can always call us direct as well at 905-297-4885.

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