Working Hard These Days? Join The Club

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Jar DogDo you ever feel like this dog here trying to get your share of the peanut butter?

Working Hard These Days? Join The Club.

Maybe it is the economy cycle we are in. More time and effort for the same or less dollars. Don't know if it makes you feel any better, but you are not alone in what is going on. Some of it is the high level of productivity we have achieved. I make it a game sometimes to see if I can handle multitasking at the three or four times at once level. It is borderline insane. So much so you have to laugh at it. Of course on top of this is working with all the clients, coworkers and Associates that are not working as hard as you and the systems that frustrate you.

Phone calls not returned. Slow internet connections. A jammed Blackberry. An agent that doesn't know how to scan documents. An Active Rain social networking site that is loading slow pages for the day when you try to edit a blog. The world is conspiring to bring you down.

In all this my point to you today is keep it in perspective. Laugh early and often especially at yourself. The predicaments you find yourself in. The insanity of it all sometimes. The huge struggle doing something so simple can take on at times. Be persistent with your effort. YOU are BETTER than the grind. Remember this dog. He is after the prize NO MATTER WHAT. Peanut butter is worth it for that taste. Besides Mama told him not to get into the jar, and finding it on his own is even more sweet.

Do not get worn down by the world. Talk to others who are beaten constantly like a whip like you. Maybe it will drive you to drink. Or at least laugh together over a Margarita or root beer after 5 p.m. Hey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere as Jimmy Buffet said. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Even if you are working hard enjoy the effort. Those with the proper attitude can lift those others dodging all the arrows coming at us TOGETHER.

Give someone a cheerful word, a laugh or a smile today. You can even forward this dog picture on to them, and give them a laugh. Why? Cause it really isn't as bad as you might think. Just laugh at the world. You are better than anything it can throw at you. Keep smiling.

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Christine Donovan
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Like everybody else, I have to work harder for less money. It seems to be the same in the industry.  I figure there's no point in complaining too much; I have too much work to take the time for that.

May 13, 2009 05:22 AM #71
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Elaine Giamona
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Thank you Gary, for the wonderful reminders.  As always, your posts inspire and uplift.  Merci beaucoup.  Be well and prosper.

May 13, 2009 06:00 AM #72
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Lyn Sims
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Be like that Corgy and not give up, keep trying for that peanut butter!  We sure have been getting beatin' up these days!

May 13, 2009 07:16 AM #73
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Hi Gary, Great post and congrats on the feature--this one definitely deserves it! We should work hard but we should also have a good positive perspective on things. Laughing is key and not worrying about things is also important. Do your best and then let God be in control. Enjoy your life!

Have a great day,

Anne Rains

May 13, 2009 07:45 AM #74
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Donna Harris
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That picture is priceless... and man, do I feel I work that hard sometimes just for the stuff left at the bottom!

May 13, 2009 08:25 AM #75
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Donna Harris
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That picture is priceless... and man, do I feel I work that hard sometimes just for the stuff left at the bottom!

May 13, 2009 08:25 AM #76
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Edgy Gary !!

Terrific post ! ...a little different to your usual I think - but still just as inspirational !

... and boy that is one determined little pooch !!!!!

Unquestionably my favorite photo of the month !!!

Cheers my friend !

Sheldon

May 13, 2009 09:19 AM #77
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Well Gary...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to remark about that dog and the peanut butter :)

I don't think I've ever seen a dog so small such a long tongue. Is that your dog?

TLW...ROAR!

May 13, 2009 09:35 AM #78
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Here's a laugh for you... recession joke. "This is worse than a divorce. I've lost half my money and still have my wife."

May 13, 2009 09:41 AM #79
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Okay Susie...

You cracked BB and I up with that one :)

TLW...ROAR!

May 13, 2009 11:15 AM #80
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Gary - That pooch reminded me of Gene Simmons. They should go on tour together. HA HA!Laughter is contageous and should always be shared.  Hope you had your share of laughter today, tomorrow and always.

May 13, 2009 12:20 PM #82
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Gary - Congratulations on the well deserved "feature" for this post.  Your perspectives continues to amaze me. . .I absolutely don't know how you think up this wonderful stuff.  It must be delightful to dwell inside your head:-)

May 13, 2009 12:41 PM #83
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My problems is when I do let my hair down for a cocktail I don't know when to stop :-x

May 13, 2009 02:05 PM #84
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Lori Churchill Cofer
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Gary, You are right my friend...just keep smiling and try to find the humor in it all....laughter is great medicine...

May 13, 2009 04:52 PM #85
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Gary congrats on the featured post.  Excellent advise to not be so serious.  If you cant laugh at yourself then you are missing out.

May 13, 2009 04:53 PM #86
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Over the decades, I've been able to prove to myself and my Clients that you don't have to work hard. You only have to work persistently and consistently at whatever you choose to do. Create that five-year plan for where you want to be, break it down into years, months, weeks, days, and even hours, and then work those hours and days persistently and consistently. The weeks, months, and years will naturally fall into place, putting you exactly where you want to be in five years, sometimes even ahead.

May 14, 2009 03:13 AM #87
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Mary Douglas
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Hi Gary, thank you for this post - I really could have used it yesterday -- when I was trying to pull a contract together "on vacation" with intermittant internet connections and a cell phone that sometimes rang ---but most of the time didn't !!  Finally, I gave up and enjoyed the day, and I think I got it all taken care of when I returned to the office today.  Well, deserved of the gold star!

"Why? Cause it really isn't as bad as you might think. Just laugh at the world. You are better than anything it can throw at you. Keep smiling."  this was great advice Gary!!

 

May 14, 2009 11:48 AM #88
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Gary...GREAT post...but then they always are when they com from you!

The dog reminds me of some of us agents chasing the few buyers that we can find! LOL!

May 14, 2009 12:50 PM #89
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Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
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Gary - What a great post - I found it refreshing, maybe it had something to do with thoughts of amargarita.  Anyhow, I am working hard but staying positive.  If anything, it's more frustrating than anything.  But, I find comfort in knowing that less and less agents have paid their MLS dues.  That means a bigger slice of pie for the rest of us.  Now, just what kind of pie goes good with a  margarita?    

May 14, 2009 03:19 PM #90
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Esko Kiuru
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Gary,

It's sometimes tough to find the smile muscles in this real estate and mortgage environment, but keep on trying, they are still there, ready to be used and enjoyed.

May 14, 2009 03:21 PM #91
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