Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Don’t Listen to the Wrong People

Don’t Listen to the Wrong People


Motivational Power Quote


Don’t Listen to the Wrong People  

“You don’t let the guy with the broom control how many

elephants are in the parade.”

Merlin Mann, broadcaster, speaker, writer       



As I see it . . . . . . .


Don’t listen to the wrong people


There are people that come into your life with a broom; they are not interested in you or your success journey there only interest is their self serving interests.


They will try to muddy the water for you if its serves their purpose. You can recognize them there the ones who are trying putting up the detour signs up in front of you.


When those people come into your life recognize them for who they are. They are not someone that you can rely on for advice or supportive information. In most cases they will give either bad or incomplete information and try to set you up for failure.


When you see that person coming into your life visualize them wearing a big red sign that says proceed with caution.


Surround yourself with people that bring a positive influence into your life and will support you on your success journey and above all don’t listen to the wrong people.

©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


Comment balloon 9 commentsLou Ludwig • January 27 2012 06:54PM


Often times we give the people 'with the broom' much more input than they deserve. Same with the time vampires that we see every day. Good post.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 7 years ago

The last point you make is probably the most important - surround yourself with people who are positive and successful and who will be supportive.  If you look around and find you are with people whom you don't want to emulate, move on.

Posted by Chris Lewis, I want to SELL your home, not LIST it! (Gracious Living Realty) over 7 years ago

I've encounter individuals like this Lou... but I don't make a practice of including them in my inner circle.  My Mama used to always say... you are who you hang around ;-)  Have a lovely weekend!

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 7 years ago

Good afternoon Lou, I have to say this is one of your best post ever! Thanks for sharing with us. "True friend" can lead a better life I think, so I could not agree with you more! Always listen to those "right people"!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes!


Posted by Jark Krysinski *PREC (Personal Real Estate Corporation), TeamYVR Team Leader, BA,ABR,IRES,IMSD,LLB (REMAX CREST REALTY WESTSIDE) over 7 years ago



Brilliant quote - so true!!


Thanks for sharing this. :)

Posted by Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker (BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253) over 7 years ago

Lou- negative people only take from us .... surround yourself with positive influences.  Great motivational. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Good advice Lou, the company you keep reflects on you, choose wisely, the people with values

respect and integrity are the people you want in you life.

Irene Durocher  Bristol Properties

Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Florida on the A tlantic Ocean

Posted by Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net (Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT) over 7 years ago

WE need to get to the top to get action, but sometimes the guy with the broom may have the answer.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 7 years ago

Sage advice! Our current economic cycle is presenting us with enough obstacles to overcome without having to deal with people with negative attitudes. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 7 years ago