Blessed in the midst of all my meetings; aren't you?

By
Real Estate Agent with Liz Moore & Associates

A fellow agent recently made the comment that "we had a lot of meetings this week, so it was hard to work". There were five on the calendar, longest one being 3 hours.

Whether you agree or not, the comment made me think about my week. In addition to those 6 meetings, I had an additional 2 business meetings and 4 buyer meetings between inspections and writing offers so I counted a minimum of 12 meetings in my week (I could have forgotten one here or there). And of course this is outside of my prospecting and administrative work on my business.

That being said, I felt busy. I felt busy and I felt productive. Because I work on my schedule every Friday before the particular week, I knew it was going to be a busy week last Friday so I said a little prayer to God for strength and I was quite excited :-).    

But when the agent made the comment, I thought about my week and whether "I had a lot of meetings" and how I felt about that. And you know what I concluded - I am extremely blessed

You see, most of my meetings are in a heated or air conditioned building where I can sit on a cushioned chair. My home inspection was in a house where the heat wasn't on because the condenser had not been placed yet, so my toes were a little cold and I was a little uncomfortable - for 3 hours at most. But I was not 'taking a meeting' where I had to make life and death decisions. 

Soldiers 'meetings' could cost them their life. I do not know if you have heard about 'Red Fridays', but I was proud to wear a stylish red blouse to show my support. I do not mind my meetings, because they could be very different ones. Counting my blessings this morning and proud to serve my buyers and sellers in the business of real estate!

I specialize in assisting sellers and buyers with their real estate needs in Virginia Peninsula Virginia, including Hampton, Newport News, York County and surrounding areas.(757) 739-2003

Comments (22)

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Well said! I remember years ago while serving my "20" I wondered if anyone ever cared about my sacrifices. Now I realize some did. Just as you and I care and are blessed!

Mar 19, 2011 02:37 AM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

@Ellie: thank you, I appreciate that. I like what you said about "perspective" because that is truly what makes the difference. I CHOOSE to be positive :-)! 

@William: thank you sir! I will leave the fishing to you :-)! 

@Gary: thank you for your post and your service! 

Mar 19, 2011 02:46 AM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Kaera ~ God Bless Our Troops ~ Sitting in a home with a roof over our head is more than we can ask for ~

Mar 19, 2011 09:15 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Kaera, certainly some meetings are not very productive and are too long, but customer meetings are important, and also our soldiers and Marines and airmen and sailor meetings definitely are those sacrifice meetings.

Mar 19, 2011 09:38 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

It keeps you motivated when you're doing business. It's that idle mind thing that i don't like. Meet on.

Mar 19, 2011 10:51 AM
Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D.
Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795 - Santa Maria, CA
Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879

Thanks for putting it all in perspective.  You're right. 

But I must admit, I still hate having too many meetings!

Mar 19, 2011 10:57 AM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

@Frank & Karen: exactly!

@Gary: yes, I think it is about balance!

@Robert: yes, and we all need motivation!

Mar 19, 2011 10:57 AM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Kaera:

Sweet post.  Meetings can be a drag.  If they are not productive, I opt out.

Mar 19, 2011 11:33 AM
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Hi, Kaera,,

As I sit and watch the news today about what is happening in Libya and read your post at the same time.....yes, you are so very right....we are blessed....very, very blessed.

Mar 19, 2011 11:35 AM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Kaera. You are blessed to be able to work... unlike some of our soldiers. You obviously keep it in perspective.

Mar 19, 2011 12:22 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Kaera, we are blessed in that we can work independently wherever and whenever we want. We decide to go to meetings (I really don't like formal REGULAR meetings, had too many non-productive ones in my life, but client meetings are great). And, yes, we are blessed if we can do those in a comfortable chair in a warm room.

Mar 19, 2011 03:42 PM
Janet McCarthy
San Diego Homes Guide - San Diego, CA
Broker Associate

You're cool.  You are blessed in many ways - I don't have meetings with buyers.

Mar 19, 2011 03:56 PM
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Broker-Owner

I never heard of red fridays but I am for anythuing that supports the people who keep us free at the expense of their safety. We wouldn't be here were it not for their sacrifice. 

Mar 19, 2011 04:40 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Kaera - This certainly puts a different spin on the idea of meetings.  I like meetings when they're productive; it usually means things are getting done.

Mar 19, 2011 06:24 PM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

@Tni: very welcome!

@Evelyn: thank you ma'am!

@Chris: blessed indeed!

@Lana: I try my best!

@Hella: yes, we do have to prioritize! 

@Janet: I'm cool? Thanks :-)

@Phillip: If you are on Facebook, do a search - and wear red next Friday :-)

@Christine: productivity breeds success :-)

Mar 19, 2011 07:01 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Good Morning Kaera. First of all congratulations on this featured post. Thanks for giving praise and recognition to our men and women, who are serving or have served our country. Red Fridays have become somewhat of a tradition around here in Military City, USA.

Yes, we are certainly blessed when our calendars are full with appointments and meetings.

Mar 20, 2011 02:47 AM
Rachell Jackson
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville, IL
Realtor, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield

Kaera - This is an awesome post.  Sometimes it is easy to look at the things we do on a daily basis and pick out all of the things we don't particularly like to do, however, we should all be counting our blessings. Great post. 

 

 

Have a blessed and successful week!! 

Mar 20, 2011 08:36 AM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

@Jerry: thank you sir and you are welcome; I am thankful that they are willing to do what I am not willing to do! 

@Rachell: thank you, just some things on my mind! 

Mar 20, 2011 12:54 PM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Karen - I'm very happy about your blessings. I felt like I was in your shoes. And for me, (only for me), I let the devil took a stronghold in my blessings for a couple of years. I wrote it on my blog 2 Sundays ago about Retrospect Blessings. I'm excited about your opportunities but do constantly look back and make necessary adjustments.

Mar 21, 2011 02:31 PM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

@Loreena: thank you sweetie, I am blessed, but thanks for the reminder about looking back for retrospect!

Mar 22, 2011 10:55 AM