The Balancing Act

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One of the biggest challenges we all have is balancing time working, time with family and time doing other activities.  This summer I have been working 2-3 days a week with my kids hanging out with me.  On occasion for short periods of time I will bring them into the office.  Often I work from home with them.  Sometimes we will do fun activities and I am not working certain days.

Its a great balancing act. For work I need to spend time following up, and prospecting so my business continues to succeed. With them home and with a lot of working hours around that I also need time doing outside activities.  I like sports and in the summer I play softball. This year I have played more then past years.  It has been fun and I have met a lot of new people.

One thing I have done pretty well personally is trying to keep this equal as possible. I have not over worked this year.  In the past I had minimal recreation time and this seems better this year.  I also feel like I have spent more time with my kids then ever. They are well behaved most of the time and fun to be around. I am thankful and feel blessed to have had such a well balanced summer!

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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with RE/MAX Results in Elk River and Cambridge, MN.  Helping buyers, sellers and investors in great Minnesota counties like Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Anoka, Chisago, Hennipen and Mille Lacs. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

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Randy Benefield
Trademark Property Services & Real Estate Inc., CalBRE, 01976861, 01442405 - Petaluma, CA



Great to hear and a great reminder that we still need to live our lives and be happy. Most of the time, I find that while I am living my life, playing tennis, being with my family, I end up meeting new people all the time. This is always good for future business. In fact, I find the more I do what I like, I get more business.

Glad you are living your life!

Aug 17, 2010 05:41 AM #1
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
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Awesome that you are making time for those kiddos! I'm sure that they will forever treasure the time that you've given them.

Aug 17, 2010 06:18 AM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Chuck, it can be hard to balance the two.  I am glad you are doing as much as you can!

Aug 18, 2010 02:34 AM #3
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