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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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It's 6:00 o'clock in the morning; the alarm sets off. You get out of bed. You take a bath. You have your breakfast. You check your email. You leave the house. You're ready to face another working day. Or are you?
When I was a kid, I would ask my father why he had to work. He would always tell me that he had to, so we could have the money to buy food, to pay for the bills, to pay for our school supplies.
Because of this, my brother, sister and I grew up to be responsible individuals because my dad really took care of us. Although he was at the office 5 days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm, he still found time to look after us, and teach us our lessons in the evening.
My dad taught me that one has to work in order for him to live a good life. He stressed, however, that this should not be taken as having to live just to work! He said that work should only be a part of life and it should not occupy one's whole existence.
And he lived this philosophy. At the end of the work day, he would leave all his work-related problems in the office so that as a single parent he could devote to us 100%, no less.
I must say that agree with him. To this day, I still hear his message that work should be just a part of life and not life itself. I tell all of my agents in our All Star Coaching Program that real estate is not their life it is just a vehicle to allow them to have a better life! I pity those people who have lost their way in this game called life. They have forgotten how to really live because they work too hard.
There' nothing wrong with striving to be successful, but people must watch out for signs that they have begun to work themselves to death. Remember that anything in excess is bad. Maybe, they want to achieve something badly, that's why they work so hard. But I believe that success in the workplace doesn't always bring happiness.
To be successful means that you have to sacrifice some things and sometimes, you end up sacrificing your family, your friends, your life; you achieve your professional goals, but you lose yourself. Then you wonder if the loss is worth the gain.
Everybody's wish, in this world, is happiness and there are many ways to be happy. But when we work too hard or worry too much, we often forget that the simple things in life are those that make us happy…. a call from a friend, time with our loved ones, a smile from a stranger, the sight of a beautiful sunset, a surprise gift, a filling meal, a pat on the back, etc. It doesn't require much to get these gifts. These gifts are for free, but they provide immeasurable happiness.
At All Star Coaching we believe you should work to live and not live to work. Find time for yourself, for your family, for your friends. Keep in mind that your priority is your loved ones, and not your work. Everybody deserves to be happy and I hope that everyone of you grows old without any regret in life.
I hope each of us will have a smile on our faces when we reminisce the old times, I hope that everyone finds living exciting, wonderful. It is my wish that we would all find the time to do the things that really matter most. If you are working more than 40 hours each week in real estate we need to work on your prioritization and time allocation plan.
Let us work hard, not purely for our professional goals, but for a better life.
Thought for today: It's not how much time you have...It's how you spend that time that counts!!
From everyone at All Star Coaching we wish youa wonderful day and hope you will take a moment to enjoy it!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.