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Saturday's Quote.................... - 02/28/09 01:55 AM
I was sitting thinking that 1) I should be in bed, and 2) that I have been lazy writing blogs the past couple of weeks. I have been able to write a few this week, but combined with last week, I haven't done a lot of writing. I know that everyone is worried in some way, shape or form about what is going on with the economy, with life or whatever. These are righteous concerns, there are a lot of issues with the economy, and there is no way of knowing just how the economy will respond to the stimulus packages. (7 comments)
Office Training................... - 02/28/09 01:38 AM
We had an office training on the technology that ERA provides us as agents to help us succeed. There is a lot there to help us, much of which I will admit, we haven't used the way that we probably should. That's alright, there is time to correct some of these things. One thing that I found amazing is that our company web site allows for up to 99 photographs of each listing. Without shooting a virtual tour of several rooms, I don't know how I would take 99 photographs of the homes that we have here in the Cedar City (4 comments)
Thursdays Thought................... - 02/26/09 05:14 PM
We had a training in our office this afternoon on using the internet applications available to us through ERA. It was good training. Out of the training I got some good information and found out that there is a lot of things that I am paying for and not using. Anyway, there was a great quote that was given, it didn't note an author, so I do not know who to attribute the quote to. The quote is this: "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire!" What a great quote, too often we sit (4 comments)
Wednesday's thoughts........................ - 02/25/09 12:53 AM
I ahve been trying to get involved in the Social Media aspect of networking for business, but I will admit that I have gotten caught up in the sociality of the process. A short story, I spent most of my young life in the same town. I was in my thirties when I moved away. When I lived in Woods Cross, Utah, not a lot of families moved out, consequently we had the opportunity to know people for long periods of time. After my father died and my mother retired, she moved back to Parowan, Utah where she was raised. By (2 comments)
Persistence................... - 02/24/09 10:38 AM
After a morning trip to the dentist for my checkup, I have to say that I learned a valuable lesson. I have to go back and have some cavities filled, and possibly a crown. I do a good job of brushing my teeth, but I have to be honest, I am horrible at flossing my teeth. I have just never liked to do it, so my efforts are haphazard at best. Now I have to pay for my distain for following a procedure that should be a daily activity.
So instead of having healthy teeth, like the one above, I have (3 comments)
Do what you do, do well. - 02/23/09 04:40 PM
When I was a kid I remember hearing a Sonny James song with the title "Do What you Do, Do Well." I was just thinking about what to blog about when out of nowhere that line popped into my head. The song written by a fellow Utahn, Ned Miller, has some sage advice to each of us. Do what you do do well boy Do what you do do well Give your love and all your heart And do what you do do well There may not be many of us that are old enough to remember this song, or even (4 comments)
Worded Wednesday II - 02/18/09 06:19 AM
I haven't been able to find any real cool photographs this week, so I thought that I would go back and do a quote instead. I know that a picture is worth a 1000 words, so I will have to keep working on it. I again was going through some of the motivational quotes that I have and came across a good one by Walt Disney. Anyway the quote goes: "Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true...They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy, (3 comments)
This Sunday is Going to be Family Time............... - 02/15/09 05:44 AM
This Sunday is going to a hectic one. I usually like to relax and enjoy as much time off as possible on Sundays, but today after Church Meetings, we're driving to my sisters home in Northern Utah. Since both of my parents have passed on, we don't get together as often as we should. This is actually our Christmas "party", with Darcy having surgery, a teenager in school and life, it is the first time that we could get it worked out for all of us. I am looking forward to seeing my brother and sisters, along with their families. It (4 comments)
Happy Valentines Day....................... - 02/14/09 02:59 AM
Back when Darcy and I were dating, a song by Tracy Byrd best described what I felt . I wish that I had the words to describe the feelings of love and admiration that I have for my sweetheart. So if the members on the 'rain with bare with me, I want to share those words again with Darcy, with the one statement, as much as I felt them when we were dating, I feel them much more strongly now. The Keeper of the Stars: It was no accident me finding you Someone had a hand in it Long before we (2 comments)
The Inevitability of Change - 02/13/09 05:00 AM
Change is inevitable, we have all heard that, in fact most of has said that. In the current economic situation that we're in we are all seeing it. I don't know if I have ever mentioned it before, but I am a fanatic of CSI, the original. I think that I have seen every episode, thanks to Tivo! In the past half a season or so, we have seen 3 major cast members leave the show, including the star William Petersen. I watched the changes with trepidation, I know that change is inevitable, I just don't alway embrace it! When Jorja (1 comments)
Been Away for a Day or So...................... - 02/10/09 10:47 PM
I am sorry that I haven't written in a day or so. Both Darcy and I have been under the weather the past couple of days. I am feeling better tonight, I tried to comment yesterday, but just wasn't feeling up to doing much of anything. I slept something like 12 or 14 hours each of the last couple of days. This is really abnormal for me, I usually sleep right around 6 hours and am ok for the day. Anyway, I hope that as my strength returns, I will be more and more able to not only pick up the (2 comments)
Cheaters............................ - 02/07/09 06:26 PM
Todays news that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroid use in 2003 just sickened me. A man gifted beyond anyone's imagination felt the need to cheat to win. What is this world coming to when the best of the best feel the need to cheat to play the game. I think that it may be time to re-instate Pete Rose and elect him to the Hall of Fame. At least his crimes were done after he was done as a player. I think that Major League Baseball needs to verify the players that cheated and the years that they cheated then (10 comments)
Phenoms Vs. Gamers - 02/07/09 06:21 AM
Spring Training is about 10 days away, pitchers and catcher will report either next weekend or during the following week. I have been watching the Carribean Series that teams from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Mexico have been playing. It is fun to watch, it is also interesting as Cookie Rojas, a long time Major League player and former coach does the color commentary. He is very honest in his critiques of players that don't play the game the right way. Anyway, I got a little off topic, I was going to talk about the difference between phenoms and (0 comments)
Early Saturday Morning........................ - 02/07/09 05:57 AM
It's really early on Saturday morning here in Cedar City, I have been going over in my mind what I shold write in my blog today. I couldn't help but get caught up in a little of the negative thinking that is permeating the world right now. I noticed yesterday as I drove down Main Street that at least two of our independent small car lots appear to have gone out of business. That saddens me, it hurts anytime that a community loses a business. I know that things are tough and that many people and businesses are failing economically. But (0 comments)
Fridays Thought......................... - 02/06/09 02:06 AM
I am still trying to have a more upbeat and positive tone to my blogs. So I have spent some time going over some inspirational sayings and quotes. I know that there is plenty of negative things in the world to write about. There are also many valid things to gripe about, I know, I did it earlier this week. I am not trying to bury my head in the sand and hope that the storms of life will blow on past, just hoping to share some light instead of adding to the gloom. I found a great quote from Will (1 comments)
A Thief of Time.................. - 02/04/09 04:50 PM
A Thief of Time is a great mystery novel written by Tony Hillerman. I know that he was a largely undiscovered author of mysteries that were set mainly on the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners area of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. In this mystery the Thief of Time is a term that is given to pot hunters or people that steal artifacts from archeaological sites for profit. It is a novel in a series of novels that I enjoyed greatly. In Real Estate, there are many things that we could put the label of a thief of time. (2 comments)
Worded Wednesday................ - 02/04/09 03:58 AM
After my rant a couple of post ago, I have decided to try and be more positive. I hope this continues even after someone else upsets me! I think that this post really is important to our businesses in this or any sales industry. I think that too often we forget that in reality we are in a relationship business. So here is today's quote, it comes from Stephen R. Covey, the auther of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: "The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we (4 comments)
Tuesday's Thought....................... - 02/03/09 04:54 PM
I found another thought today that I found to be a good one for me. I hope that it is something that some of you can use. It comes from Thomas Carlyle: "So here hath been dawning Another blue day: Think, wilt thou let it slip useless away?" I thought that that is sort of profound that we need to take the opportunity that each days dawning gives us. I know that I need to work on not wasting even a moment in each day. Anyway, make it a great day! (1 comments)
How do you react when you know that a client is lying to you? - 02/02/09 04:17 PM
Darcy was showing a property to a call in buyer on Saturday. One of our standard first questions is: Are you working with another agent? we generally follow up with: Have you talked to another agent? When both answers are no, we proceed. Anyway Darcy suspected from the outset that these buyers had not only been talking to/working with another agent, but they had done so with another agent in our office. One of the things that we do when we show a buyer a propert, is we print of a client MLS sheet for the client. We also print up (5 comments)
Graffiti and our souls - 02/01/09 01:22 AM
We have noticed an increase of graffiti here in Cedar City. Not that there is a lot, but when you go from almost none any graffiti seems like a lot. I will be honest, although some of the taggers are extremely talented artists, I still just don't understand why they do it. It isn't their property, so why deface it? I feel much the same way about vandalism in general. More often than not, the person that owns the property that is defaced or destroyed isn't even someone that the tagger or vandal is after. What did the side of the (4 comments)
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