Making 2018 Best Year Yet - An AR Challenge

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Author Patricia Feager, REALTOR®

DFW FINE PROPERTIES

 

Something ActiveRain does well is offer Members a challenge on how to promote growth and opportunities. Members decide if they would like to participate. This year, Debbie Reynolds has given us an opportunity to share 3 goals and a plan. I have attached links to recent posts which lays down the groundwork for my purpose: 

 2 Major Things An Agent Needs to Do Now 

It's A Wonderful Life

My three personal goals include the following:

  • Take control of my life
  • Choose a direction that has positive consequences
  • Take safe risks that are profoundly important for my success & well being

Why is this important?

Life is short. Sometimes it's easier to get busy helping others get their basic needs met than our own and suddenly, we realize our own lives are being cut short. It's time for me to take control of life and know what changes I need to make to achieve health, happiness, and the means to survive in a very expensive world to live comfortably in simple abundance. 

 

Why did I select these goals?

 

To be honest, I live in a world of confusion and doubt. Because Fall is a season for change, I like to escape to find answers to my burning questions in places other than tourist destinations at popular times. Reflections for my 2018 Business Plan began in late September; early October. 

Call Me Early but I won't be late - 2018 Business Plan

Call Me Early but I Won't Be Late - Business Plan 2

Sometimes we don't always get what we want. I was expecting clear skies and a kaleidescope of colors at Glacier National Park. Instead wildfires were burning out of control; followed up by California massive wildfires. How ironic, two forces of nature, fires in the West and hurricane forces in TX and FL were causing creative destruction to people, places, plants, and wildlife.  

 

Why are they important?

Anyone who knows anything about Feng Shui knows Ch'i is a natural energy that moves with wind and water. I do believe what was happening in TX, FL, MT, and CA is a wake-up call. It is calling me to take control of my life, clean up my act, and learn how to manage the difficulties I am experiencing in my own personal life which can be overwhelming for one person. Therefore, it's important to take safe risks, make the plunge into waters I haven't explored before, and take control of the remaining days I live on earth. 

 

The Plan

Keep a journal. Write down my hopes and dreams. Review my progress weekly. Measure success and failure. Document what's working and what isn't. Forgive myself for goals I couldn't achieve. Understand and accept that I am only one person. Celebrate my longevity with satisfaction knowing I did the best I could do. 

 

 

"Though 'Fire and Rain" is very personal, for some

people it as a sort of commonly held experience...

and that happens with me. I write things for personal reasons,

and then in some cases it... can be a shared experience." --- James Taylor

 

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - Thank you. I do believe our AR friendship is one of lasting harmony shared with creation here on earth. One of the simplest ways people can improve relationships with other people, is to improve their one lives. Being out in wide-open spaces is a great way to collect ones thoughts and think about new ideas. 

I do believe making the world a better place is achievable by every individual. Happiness to you always!

 

Jan 02, 2018 09:19 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Atalay - What's that quote? Better to have lived and loved, than never loved at all - or should we say, better to have lived and LEARNED than lived and never learned anything at all!

Something I learned in 2017 is the voice of others (regardless of type of media) can be so STRONG that it can send shockwaves over the air in seconds. When groups form or individuals take the law into their own hands, there becomes an ominous cloud hanging over not just the community but all over the entire world. Sadly, it's like that old kid's game Telephone (whispering gossip or nonsense into the ear of another); then by the time the news spreads, it's completely different and there are mistakes, misinterpretations, and wrongful accusations.What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty and since when did enormous sums of money make wrong doings right?  

Jan 02, 2018 09:32 AM #19
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

What a great and insightful Blog Patricia Feager.  Totally agree that each person can work at making the world a better place.  Each one of us 'counts'.  If everyone tried to be kinder or worked at being kind for one day - what would that bring?  What would that day possibly be like?  It's like my Motto for 2018:  "If not now . . .  when . . ."  I just believe there is 'light' in everyone's soul, and taking away the layers of what is on top can be done.  I realize we have many challenges (from the simple to the complex, from mental to physical), and in spite of helping others, there are times to put 'me' first.  Could 'The Start' of being kind to others, be 'The Start' of world peace?  Could it be that simple . . .  Love You and Happy New Year, too!! 

Jan 02, 2018 11:06 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Patricia,

I agree with all the great kudos given to you by fellow Active Rain members...Here is my plan in a nutshell thanks to a quote by Henri David Thoreau.

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."  Henry David Thoreau.

Jan 02, 2018 12:20 PM #21
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

What a wonderful post, I love your links and your thoughtful process. I agree with you that your goals must be what you know is important to you, not a manager or someone else's views of what you need. I know this will be a great year for you. It may include some growth, always painful but beneficial with hindsight and it will definitely include lots of joyful satisfying moments as well.

Jan 02, 2018 12:40 PM #22
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Great post! My favorite part is taking the time to see what the universe is telling us. Too often we aren't "listening" and you remind us that we need to as the answers are there if look for it. 

Jan 02, 2018 04:36 PM #23
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I still have to think about how I’m really going to challenge myself but I’ll get there

Jan 02, 2018 07:34 PM #24
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster I’m glad this exists and I think we’ve all had storira where we been there

Jan 02, 2018 07:36 PM #25
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Allie Angeloni - reading your blog posts and comments makes me feel like I'm sitting at your kitchen table or sitting on a front porch with you just shooting the breeze with words of wisdom. Your insights are great and you are greatly appreciated.

Jan 02, 2018 07:39 PM #26
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Nobody says it better than Henry David Thoreau. Thank you for that quote and saying such nice things about me and my writing. I hope you're enjoying yourself very much and I always wish you well.

Jan 02, 2018 07:42 PM #27
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - I am taking control of my life in a big way. I pray things come to fruition and I pray the two of you have good health, prosperty, and much happiness too. 

I am so appreciative of your comments that mean so much to me. Thank you!

Jan 02, 2018 07:44 PM #28
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster - It's so wonderful to know you know where I'm coming from. I do believe we need to take it all in and pay attention to what is happening in the Universe and less focused on the Media when it comes to National News. We can all do more, especialy for those who really can't help themselves due to natural disasters. Truly, we really are all together on this planet and need to do our fair share by listening, paying attention, and doing more for the greater good. Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2018 07:50 PM #29
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Laura Cerrano - You can do it! There are many challenges waiting to be tacked and they are waiting for people like you!

Jan 02, 2018 07:51 PM #30
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you very much for sharing some of your goals for this year.

You will be making a difference for many lives.

Jan 03, 2018 05:17 AM #31
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Patricia, "Implementation, dedication, accountability, and evaluation are the most important parts of the plan" ...I know you will succeed. Happy New Year!

Jan 03, 2018 05:35 AM #32
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Hi Patricia: You made me stop to think at the words "safe risks". Is there such a thing? We are either "safe" or we take "risks". Safe to me means standing still, not daring to move. Risks means getting that "wind in the hair" feeling and challenging ourselves, come what may. Take the consequences good or bad. Yes, life is short and those fires and natural disasters happen but we can't let those possibilities stop us. When I am drawing my last breath, I do not want regrets!

Jan 03, 2018 10:22 AM #33
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Patricia, Gheez, have you climbed inside my brain/mind and read it?  

We are energetic beings ... I believe strongly that is why/how we can so strongly connect (and love) people we have not met face to face.  

Live is very short. I've lost so many friends at very young ages.  Cease the day my friend. Live fully. Embrace it all. 

Jan 03, 2018 10:50 AM #34
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Patricia, I always love to read your inspirational posts. It would have been great if you lived close by and we could sit at the kitchen table and chat. Good luck in achieving your goals 

Jan 03, 2018 03:31 PM #35
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Carpé diem, my friend! I have to say, you have nailed it and do need to take your own guidance - take care of YOU first so that you can be the best you can be for others, Patricia. 

I believe that the energy in the universe is, indeed, speaking to you and you are wise to heed the warning. Whatever is going on in your life, know that with a plan in-motion, you can & will conquer this!

Keeping a journal is a fantastic way to track your progress in both personal and buisness life. It's very therapeutic as well!

May you make 2018 your absolute best year YET!

Jan 03, 2018 04:18 PM #36
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Patricia, I think 2017 was a year of turbulence and fear for many; ugliness reared its head all too often; natural disasters seemed intensified, too. What I find rather hopeful is that many, many people I talk to were also happy to say goodbye to 2017; I hope that's an omen of better change going forward. I intend to do my part in making life better, including taking good care of myself.

Jan 04, 2018 08:10 PM #37
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