It is after Christmas and I am still on my family vacation in Seattle, WA. The home of Active Rain believe it or not. Well, being on vacation and visiting my family, I have realized something important that I mostly forget during the rest of the year when I am frantically working. I realize that we have to take time out to invest in ourselves and our families the way we put all that effort into our jobs and work because without those family moments and enjoying personal happiness, then what is the point of all that hard work?
After hanging out with the cousins, nieces and nephews all day yesterday and taking them to see the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie as well as ice skating (something that I have not done before) in Bellevue, it dawned on me that these few and precious moments are what we will remember for the rest of our lives, not our routine jobs or the next sale. And on our death beds, these few precious moments are probably what we will ultimately remember as we lay there reflecting on our lives.
So for the new coming year, I will prioritize my Business action plan as well and my own personal time, and the time spent with family and friends. Sometimes we as real estate agents tend to work so hard and get wrapped up in chasing our next deals or joggling multiple deals that we forget to stop and smell the roses for instance, and remember why we do what we do. I think that by scheduling time off from work will also help us to rejuvenate our energies and strength for when we do work, so that we do not burn ourselves out of business and enjoy our work more.
So for the coming new year, I toast to all my real estate professional friends out there and my clients and future clients, to always remember what are the important things in life and to give yourself time to spend with your family and friends and to yourself, as well as your work. Happy New Years!