How do you recharge your batteries?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

What do you do when life piles on? When every way you turn it's one challenge after another, and you never seem to get caught up? My answer is to walk away for a few hours and "recharge my batteries." That's just what I did a couple of days ago.

And what a fabulous day it was, spent with one of the greats in real estate. This man is a legend in real estate sales training. I have known and followed him since my first year in the business.

So of course, when I learned that Floyd Wickman would be giving a seminar just 45 minutes away, I was there. About a hundred agents filled the room, and Floyd was at his finest. A showman and a fabulous presenter, he had the audience mesmerized. It wasn't fast talk or sleight of hand that held them - it was the strength of his message. He has a wonderful philosophy, and his caring and integrity are well known in the industry.

I own everything he has ever sold, and never once have I been disappointed. This time Floyd's subject was his 101 Greatest Dialogues which he distributes on a set of DVDs. He always under promises and over delivers! But the best way to get the Wickman effect is in person. Promise yourself that if you ever get to see Floyd live, don't miss the chance.

Floyd and friendsThe bonus was spending time with some other terrific and caring agents: Nelson Zide (ERA, Framingham, MA), Norman O'Grady (Prime Realty, Brighton, MA), and Bill Bissonnett (Riverdale Realty, Somerset, MA). That's our happy group in the photo, with me and Floyd between Bill on the left, and Nelson and Norman on the right.

Next time life piles on, do as I did and walk away for a few hours. Did I recharge? You bet!

How do you recharge your batteries?

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Bryant Tutas
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Hi Margaret, I was thinking about you today and lo and behold here you are! I unwind by reading a good book or just sitting out on the deck looking at he lake. I love watching the birds. Very peaceful. And of course I like taking TLW out for lunch. Hope you have great Thanksgiving Margaret.
Nov 20, 2006 10:57 AM #1
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Judy Kincaid
Tampa, FL

The best way for me to recharge my batteries is by treating myself to a spa pedicure.  I go on a day that is very busy so I can sit longer in the massage chair while waiting my turn.  I use that time to gather my thoughts and take a personal inventory.  After an hour of having my back and neck massaged by the chair and my feet and legs massaged by the technician, I leave relaxed, refreshed, renewed and with beautiful feet.

Nov 20, 2006 12:08 PM #2
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Linda Davis
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I was in the audience for the taping of Supercharge Your Career with Howard Brinton and Brian Buffini.  That was a great re-charge for me.  I try to do something like that at least once a quarter.

Nov 20, 2006 12:09 PM #3
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Bryant, Thanks for the good thoughts. Keep relaxing with the birds, the books and TLW. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your special family.

Judy, I do this at the end of a day. Toes need love.It is like a mini vacation.

Linda, Two more greats in the Real Estate world. Every quarter is a good goal. These sessions "sharpen my ax".

Nov 20, 2006 12:58 PM #4
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Angus in Naperville IL
RE/MAX of Naperville - Naperville, IL

There is something very special about Floyd. It sets him apart from "the other guys" I may not own everything, but I've got most of it.

I recharge by taking time away from the phones... I exercise almost daily and occassionaly will go to the movies... out to dinner etc... all without my phone. It's a treat to my friends, family and myself. 

Thanks for the post Margaret, you're the best!

Nov 20, 2006 03:44 PM #5
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
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At home my escape value is curling up with a good book - whether it's fiction, nonfiction or real estate related.

Conferences and seminars are getaways - learning new ideas, seeing old friends and making new ones.

Nov 20, 2006 09:15 PM #6
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Jasen Edwards
Creator, Good Selling Formula™ - Austin, TX

Good for you Margaret!  I agree with Angus that Floyd is special, and even though as one of his trainers I'm more connected to him than ever, I'll never get tired of watching him on the stage.  If anyone wants to follow Floyd's speaking schedule so you can attend when he's in your area, you can check here.  I didn't see 2007 schedule posted yet, but I know he'll be at the Westin O'Hare in Chicago on January 11th doing his 101 Dialoges talk just before FloydFest Master Sales Event begins.

 

PS.  If you can't get to a city where Floyd is speaking but you still want to get your hands on the DVDs Margaret mentioned download this form.  If you don't attend one of Floyd's talks, the only way to get the cheapest "in-class" price is through one of his trainers.  Happy selling everyone!

Dec 14, 2006 01:51 AM #7
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Jay Thompson
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Right now I'm thinking SLEEP to recharge the batteries....

Nice post (used with permission) :-)

Dec 14, 2006 11:32 AM #8
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Hope you get recharged.

 

Dec 14, 2006 01:23 PM #9
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Sandi Lincoln
Century 21 Preferred - Mason City, IA

Margaret! I was curious as to what the first blog on FLOYD WICKMAN was and it was your blog here. And I just got back from Chicago from Floyds Masters 2008 (my first one and oh my gosh!!!!!!!! wonderful!) I love your photo here, because I took a break out session with Nelson (and we hugged a hundred times in 3 days) I danced with Norman (I sat next to his buddy Neil during the Patriots win on Saturday night and all we did was talk about HOCKEY! Neil was a GOALIE forever and LOVE HOCKEY!!!) and I finally got the chance to meet Floyd who is the reason for us all being there and being where we are in our lives! I already signed up for Michigan in July and Chicago next January! Infact, as long as I am alive, I am going to charging MY BATTERIES basically every six months! Thanks for your post here! I heard your name a few times this weekend, too, but I'm sorry I can't remember who or why...my mind has been on overload for 48 hours now!

Have a GREAT 08 IN REAL ESTATE!!!

Sincerely,

Sandi Lincoln

Jan 15, 2008 12:48 PM #10
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Sandi, Oh did I miss being in Chicago with you all! 

 My very best times in RE are because of this wonderful man, Floyd! Such an awesome group. So glad you were able to share this feeling with all of the very special Masters. Please feel free to call me if I can help you in any way.

Jan 15, 2008 01:55 PM #11
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Sandi Lincoln
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Thank you so much, Margaret. It means so much that you say that. Please, if there is anything I may do, don't hesitate to call, too!

I KNOW! FLOYD ROCKS and I am HONORED to be in this awesome group of LIKE MINDED people! We sure aren't perfect, but at least we are striving to be better, and kinder and more loving! It was the most amazing ever and I am HOOKED!

Gotta hit the hay now, but I am so excited for every day that it's hard to go to bed!!!!!!

Jan 15, 2008 03:04 PM #12
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Jasen Edwards
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Hey Sandi- you saw Margaret's picture on the big screen during the presentation for the "Get by Giving" award that was given to Sue Moss.  Margaret was one of the previous recipients and is a great friend of mine and the Floyd Wickman family.  I'm glad you two found each other here.  
Jan 16, 2008 02:03 AM #13
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Sandi Lincoln
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DING DING DING!!! JASON IS CORRECT! That was such an awesome slide show! Made ya laugh (Ted) and made ya cry! Boy when Sue Moss tried to speak after she won this year, I was just bubbling over like a baby!!!! (and I had just met her the day before!!) Gotta go now before the waterworks start again!!!

Thanks Jason for remembering!

Jan 16, 2008 02:13 AM #14
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Dean Moss
Dean's Team - Keller Williams Realty Partners Chicago IL - Chicago, IL
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Hey, Margaret -

Missed you in Chicago - but you were in our thoughts!

You've always been a great friend and Mentor to us all.  We Love You!

Masters and The Forum are the Biggest Charges we can all get.  For some reason, Floyd, his people, and all the wonderful folks we know as a result of us being a part of Floyd always gives us the energy, the courage, the integrity, and the faith we need.  Not just to survive.  Not just to succeed.  Not simply to flourish.

But to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The Chicago Crew,

DEAN, SUE, & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

BTW - As you might have heard, my wife Sue won this year's Carolyn Howd/Toby Davis/You Get By Giving Award.  I love her so, and I am so proud!     - Dean

Jan 16, 2008 02:42 PM #15
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Dean, Great talking with you and Sue. Such a perfect choice for the award. So very proud of both of you!!

Jason and Sandy, I missed MSA so much but am glad that both of you were there. Sandi, I love your enthusiam!

Jan 22, 2008 11:00 AM #16
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