Do You Feel Stuck in a Rut?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Gateway Holding and Referral Company

            Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut?  Everyday it’s the same old routine.  Or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut of chaos because you don’t have a routine.  Whatever the cause of your “rut”, if you’re like me, it leaves you feeling stressed, frustrated, worn out, and just plain blah.

 

            So what do we do about it?  How do we get out of our rut?  The way out can be unique to each individual just as the reasons we got stuck there in the first place.  But for me, I finally realized that no one else could take that first step for me.  Unfortunately, it took me a year to figure that out.  But once I knew that, it was like the sunshine after weeks of cloudy days and rain.  I always say I’m like a plant – lack of sunshine makes me wilt.  But when the sun comes out, so do I!  Almost immediately I start to perk up and feel more energetic.

 

            Stacie is getting her groove back!  You know the saying, “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail”.  It’s like going on a trip to somewhere you’ve never been before.  You need a map to tell you how to get there.  Without a planned route you might end up going in circles (i.e. the rut).  So the first thing I did was to start “mapping” out a plan to get out of my rut:

           

                        1.  Dust off my day planner and use it!  It’s easier to get things done and feel good about it when you’ve set aside time to do them.

 

                        2.  Schedule R&R time for myself.  We all need time to rest, reflect, and renew.  It goes a long way in helping us to maintain all aspects of our health.  Do you think healthier people live happier lives?

 

                        3.  Move my business to ReMax Preferred Partners!  This was the biggest step by far, and it has also been the most rewarding one.  The value they place on providing excellent customer service is second to none.  They care a great deal about training their agents to be true professionals.  And they also see the importance of giving back to the community.  Everyone in our office willingly gives a portion of their income to the Children’s Miracle Network.  Other charities we support are Susan G. Komen Foundation, Relay for Life, and Animal Rescue and Relief Foundation just to name a few.

 

            Yep, the sun is finally shining again!    

For real estate help in the Bethalto, Wood River, Alton, Godfrey, Edwardsville areas email Stacie at stacie@mybethaltohome.com

 

ReMax Childrens Miracle Network

Stacie Colclasure, Realtor
ReMax Preferred Partners
Email: stacie@mybethaltohome.com 
Blog: www.mybethaltohome.com

 

 

 

 

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Comments (11)

Amanda Nicodemus
Spring Texas Keller Williams Professionals - Cypresswood - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate www.amandahomes.com

Stacie,

Congratulations on your breakthrough & getting out of a rut!  It doesn't matter how long it took - what matters is what you're doing in the future.  Good luck with your new broker!

Jul 26, 2010 04:57 PM
Jenny Durling
L.A. Property Solutions - Los Angeles, CA
For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758

It's good to have a plan. I especially agree with the R&R- too many of us work constantly and don't plan for needed down time. 

Jul 26, 2010 04:58 PM
Stacie Colclasure
Gateway Holding and Referral Company - Bethalto, IL
Realtor, Bethalto, IL

Amanda - My broker is awesome!  She is very supportive and wants to help me succeed.  I'm looking forward to the future  :)

Jul 26, 2010 05:00 PM
Stacie Colclasure
Gateway Holding and Referral Company - Bethalto, IL
Realtor, Bethalto, IL

Jenny - So true!  Especially when you love what you do. 

Jul 26, 2010 05:01 PM
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Hi Stacie, best wishes for your new position at RE/MAX!

Jul 26, 2010 05:08 PM
Stacie Colclasure
Gateway Holding and Referral Company - Bethalto, IL
Realtor, Bethalto, IL

Thanks Dan  :)

Jul 26, 2010 05:43 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Stacie, yes, it is a bummer when you wake up every morning and face the SOS. I do like variety; it is the spice of life...

Jul 26, 2010 10:44 PM
Stacie Colclasure
Gateway Holding and Referral Company - Bethalto, IL
Realtor, Bethalto, IL

Mike - that's one of the reasons I love working in real estate.  A lot of variety!  Btw, is that "Super Mike" in your profile pic?  haha!  Love it!

Jul 27, 2010 04:21 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Stacie, I haven't seen you for a while, wondered how you have been doing...LOVE the new pic...wow, that is great...congrats on getting your mojo back!

Jul 28, 2010 04:04 AM
Stacie Colclasure
Gateway Holding and Referral Company - Bethalto, IL
Realtor, Bethalto, IL

Susan - It's good to be back!  Thanks!  

Jul 28, 2010 04:46 AM
Nancy Milton Holtzscher
RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs - Edwardsville, IL
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR

Welcome to our world, Stacie. We're so glad to have you as a colleague!

Aug 12, 2010 04:24 PM