Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Remain Composed . . . . in All Circumstances

Remain Composed . . . . in All Circumstances

Remain Composed . . . . in All Circumstances

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another

as to remain always cool and unruffled

under all circumstances.”

Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826, third President of the United States


As I see it. . . . . . . .


Remain composed . . . . in all circumstances


Being composed in the conditions that you find yourself in . . . . creates a strategic advantage in your personal life and in your business environment.


When you’re composed you become poised in your negotiating. You will create an advantage in your negotiating . . . . and put yourself in the position of creating a successful outcome.


The person that loses control of their emotions in the negotiating process . . . . loses control of their composer . . . . and will find themselves at a  disadvantage.


The person that remains calm and composed . . . .will remain in control of their emotions. They will create a strategic advantage through being composed . . . . By not become emotionally unraveled by the conditions that they find themselves in.


Remain composed . . . . in all circumstances . . . . You will find yourself making far better decisions . . . . and you will put yourself in a position in achieving a successful outcome.


©2015 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Training, Speaker and Author


Comment balloon 19 commentsLou Ludwig • September 28 2015 03:47AM


We see this in court all the time....with both attorneys and their clients..

the cool, calm and collected deameanor wins out more often than not.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

Good morning Lou.  One of my great downfalls.  Once my temper is in full bloom it's hard for me to control my emotions. Still working on it.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 3 years ago

Good morning Lou. I really like this quote and also agree with you. Enjoy your day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

So true, Lou.  Though, this is something I occasionally struggle with.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Lou, so easy to say and so hard to do! I must admit to being a work in progress! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

Yes, it is hard to do.  And the more conflict that is involved in the scenario, the harder it is to do - unless you can keep it within and outwardly exhibit compusure.

Posted by Dama Scott, Evergrene Resident Specialist (One World Realty, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Learn to show your confident rather than being timid. People rarely follow a person lacking confidence Lou Ludwig 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 3 years ago

Good Morning,

This is an art I have yet to master. I think there are days when one can only endure much and a culmination of multitude of challenging moments all at the same day or short period of time can take a toll on even the most composed person on earth.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 3 years ago

Good morning, Lou. This is so true... you really have an edge when you stay cool, calm, and composed and everyone around you is losing their composure. I like to keep everyone guessing as to what I'm really thinking. People have often told me that I always look like the cat that swallowed the canary....

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 3 years ago

OK So I guess I could work on this one a bit more Lou...thanks!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

Take emotion out of it. Keep it business-like and you'll always be known as a professional. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 3 years ago

As always, your words are on point!  Remaining composed is by far the best way to correct issues!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 3 years ago

Lou Ludwig  I try not alway successful but doing much better

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 3 years ago

Well I did this morning. I have written 4 offers for a buyer, and he just cancelled the fifth.  I kept my cool!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 3 years ago

Lou, As we all know sometimes it is not easy to reamain calm and composed but your post are words of wisdom for all. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago

We have to be composed many times in this business. Dealing with the public may not be for everyone...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 3 years ago

Lou- So agree with this one.  You have everything to gain by being the one in the room with the cool head.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

When things go south the one that loses is the one who gets upset first.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 3 years ago

It is a skill to master doing negotiations but it will help you walk away the winner more often then not. Thanks for sharing & have a great week!

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) over 3 years ago