A plane trip and Triggers

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What's a great part of a long plane ride?  Having time to read!!

Yesterday I headed from San Francisco to Orlando, Florida to attend a two-day training event, and finally had more than a 15-20 minute stretch to really get into a book I've been wanting to read for a long time:

Triggers, by Marshall Goldsmith

The premise of Triggers is that there are environmental (the people and situations around us) and psychological triggers that can derail us from our work and life. After helping us learn what those triggers are for us, and we are all unique, the book goes on to show ways we can defuse those and re-frame a situation so we can stay on track and move forward.

A couple of key take aways for me yesterday:

  • AIWATT (rhymes with "say what") Am I Willing At This Time....to make the investment required to make a positive difference on this topic? Boy, does that bring clarity to our plans and goals -- a simple thing to ask oneself, with profound results.
  • Many of us write weekly and daily plans. I review those plans on a weekly basis. However, I am now going to try switching up my assessment by asking myself, "Did I do my best to......" We are in charge of our actions, not always the results. So by switching my mindset from results (did I set 2 face to face appointments this week) to the action I took (did I do my best to set 2 face to face appointments this week) re-frames the question, which I now own.

The conference I'm attending is fabulous and keeps me busy from morning to night - I love it - but I'm looking forward to flying home tomorrow evening -- and finishing Triggers, by Marshall Goldsmith.

 

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Tammy Lankford,
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I can't read on a plane or in a car for that matter, I get motion sickness.  I do however listen to audio books in both situations.  Sounds like a good read.

Feb 06, 2018 11:33 AM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Lottie, for telling us about this book.

I hope you are having an outstanding week.

Feb 06, 2018 11:33 AM #3
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Jim Cheney
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Sounds like some good reading Lottie Kendall .  What was the conference you went to if you don't mind me asking, I'm assuming it was real estate related. 

Feb 06, 2018 11:39 AM #4
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Jane Peters
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I wish could read on a flight, but can't concentrate. Glad you can and made use of the time. I have an 18 hour flight coming up. Maybe I will force myself.

Feb 06, 2018 12:03 PM #5
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I bring along books but then I never read them on the plane. Not if there is somebody fun to talk to or a good movie to watch. I save my books for the beach, LOL. But looks like you're getting into some heavy reading, Lottie.

I set goals but they are just things I want to do. I don't set business goals, other than to keep doing what I'm doing. But we all work differently and draw our inspirations from a variety of sources.

Feb 06, 2018 12:21 PM #6
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Hi Lottie - glad that you can read during the distance.  I tend to fall asleep which is why I like audio books.

Feb 06, 2018 01:12 PM #7
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Mike Frazier
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Sounds like the perfect setting to read without distractions.

Feb 06, 2018 02:42 PM #8
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
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I used to read voraciously, Ron and Alexandra Seigel - but find my reading time is limited today. I often use a plane ride to enjoy a good read, either for pleasure or for business.

Tammy Lankford, I can't read in a car, but a plane doesn't bother me. I would bet Triggers would be available as an audio book.

Feb 06, 2018 02:49 PM #9
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Lottie Kendall
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I don't read 1/10th as much as you and Dolores do, Roy Kelley but Triggers is a great read. 

By the way, do you know Nathan Dart, ReMax, Gaithersburg? He's in the same coaching program I am, and is now one of the presenters for RRi. He did a bang-up job this afternoon.

Feb 06, 2018 02:52 PM #10
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Lottie Kendall
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Triggers is the right book for me at this moment, Jim Cheney . I'm a member of the Richard Robbins International real estate training, attending a 2-day event in Orlando. I always come away from events re-energized and ready to implement new ideas, and improve others.  (PS--wish me luck tomorrow, when I'll be a panel memberup on stage, answering questions about mindset, planning and reviewing .)

Feb 06, 2018 02:58 PM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Jane Peters - audio books?  18 hours is a long flight -- I hope you're heading somewhere wonderfully exciting.

I rarely (never?) watch movies on a plane; reading, napping, and chatting get my attention--different things for different moods, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents 

Feb 06, 2018 03:00 PM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Do audio books keep you awake, Grant Schneider ? I haven't developed that habit. I tend to read for a while, doze, read more. Before I know it, it's time to get ready to land.

Hi Mike Frazier - the plane ride worked for me yesterday; I likely will finish the book on tomorrow's flight, before I doze.

Feb 06, 2018 03:02 PM #13
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Brian England
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I have never enjoyed reading very much, but the next time I have a long plane trip, I am definitely going to take one of the many books that my Grandmother has supplied me with and try to read the whole thing during the flight.

Feb 07, 2018 06:29 AM #14
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There's nothing like a long plane trip with layovers to get into a good book. I started on while I was traveling in November and December (pre broken leg). 

This sounds like a book I should read. I've bookmarked this post for future reference. Right now I'm too busy. I can hardly find time to eat and take a bathroom break. 

Feb 08, 2018 07:28 PM #15
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Brian England - I hope that works for you. Do you enjoy audio books? That's my husband's preference. Me, I enjoy paper.

Feb 09, 2018 04:36 PM #16
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Debbie Laity - busy is good! I hope your leg is by now, too.

Feb 09, 2018 04:37 PM #17
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Lottie,

 I too love to read and that is what I love to do on plane rides or sleep. I am not really a movie watcher on planes sometimes but not often. Hope you finish your book on the way home!

Feb 11, 2018 12:33 PM #18
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - yes, I finished reading, "Triggers" on the flight home, and am incorporating 2 of the ideas I learned from it.

Feb 11, 2018 07:22 PM #19
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I see the comments include activity preferences on airplanes, I guess I will add mine.  I always grab the inflight magazine and do the crossword puzzle. 

I see very positive reviews on Amazon regarding Triggers.  Reading is my next favorite activity after chatting up my seat mates.  A good book makes the time on board pass quickly.   Thanks for book suggestion.    

Feb 15, 2018 03:19 PM #20
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Jack Tenold - I'm with you; I also often do the crossword puzzle on plane flights. This trip, however, Triggers had all my attention. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it and get as much out of it as I did.

Feb 15, 2018 09:16 PM #21
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