Lesson Learned...I'm going Old School!

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Alliance
Some of you may remember the Success Tracker that you were given when you started the 100 Days to Greatness program. I was so excited to get my blue box full of goodies and I had grand plans to do what I was told and sell lots of homes. I am doing most of what I am told however I never once wrote in the success tracker that I received in 2006 (I think it was that long ago). I trusted my handy, dandy laptop to take care of my most prized possessions...my clients, friends, family, & referrals. Well, that laptop let me down. On Saturday my laptop decided to retire. It thought about it for a minute as I kept trying to get it running...it would tease me and make a cute little noise here and there...then finally it had enough. I know it had enough because it had the computer smell of death (otherwise known as the smell of burning plastic). If I were smarter than the computer I would have backed up 5 years of information, you know, just a little protection like a life insurance policy. But nooooo, this will never happen to me, My Data is Invincible...I don't need no stinkin' Backup! Yeah, Right! I am now working on rebuilding my life (okay, maybe that was extreme), my database. But before I enter any of my precious information into my computer (which I will back up now), I am going to go old school and enter everyone into my old, brand new Success Tracker courtesy of Brian Buffini. If there is a silver lining in this...I now have a reason to call everyone that I can think of and update their information and maybe even ask for a referral or two (to help pay for the new computer). Here's to a successful 2010 for all! Kathy Manganello Oh yeah, go back up your computer while you are thinking of it!

Comments (2)

Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

Kathy, LOL!  Sounds like you've had a tough day with your computer!  If you bring it to a computer company, they still can pull out the hard drive and maybe, save your information.  This happened to me last year and I was lucky.  They were able to save, almost everything for me, on an external hard drive.

I use the Tracker.  I use every tool or system that Buffini offers.  Because I know that they work.  I think it's good that now, you will be calling your database:)  That's a good habit to have for the rest of this year, too. I call my A+ and A's every month!  Even some B's!  You can, also, use the online Tracker at www.BuffiniandCompany.com

Now, I know for sure, that I will see you at MasterMind in August!  You will have an awesome year!Whoo Hoo!

It's a Good Life,

Fran

Jan 13, 2010 07:47 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator

Kathy, what an obstacle to overcome.  But you are handling it just right - great optimism!

Jan 17, 2010 11:18 AM