New Beginnings - 1st Day of Challenge!

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Hello, and welcome to my very first day of the 31 Days of May Challenge 2011! This challenge coincides with another major step in my life. I'm getting professional coaching!

dotJenna's Synergy Coaching ProgramdotJenna will be coaching me through to overcome some of my challenges and obstacles. Obviously, most of them have been self-inflicted! After only one day with the program, I feel refreshed and inspired! If you'd like to try it yourself, go to and check it out!

To be honest, the thought of doing another 31 days in a row of blogging intimidated me. However, the last time I did that was in January, and I wrote by the seat of my pants. I never knew from day to day what my topic was going to be! It made me procrastinate big time!

This time is different. I wrote out a list 1-31 and made a topic for each day. Here are some topics you can expect in the next 31 days:

New Beginnings
♦ Book Reviews - Strengths Finder 2.0 and Unmarketing
♦ Local Events
VIDEOS (yes, you saw that right - I'm starting this NOW! every Thursday)
♦ My favorite TV shows - American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice
♦ Writing From the Heart
Mind Mapping
♦ The Importance of Education
Twitter 102 (as promised)!
♦ Contracts and Communication
New Construction Homes
♦ Summer Plans
♦ "Grouping" Your Social Media
♦ You Only Have One Mom
♦ What Do You Deserve?
Customer Service - Making Your Clients Feel Special
Social Bookmarking
♦ Yard Sale Tips & Tricks
♦ Listings & Marketing
Wordpress (Yet Another Thing I've Been Putting Off)
♦ The Importance of Alliances and Affiliations
♦ Speechless Sunday - My Kitty
♦ Don't Procrastinate - Look What I've Accomplished This Month!
♦ Where to Go from Here - Setting New Goals

You can still sign up for the challenge - make your topics now!

Thanks for reading!

-Lynda White, Administrative Manager

Comments (14)

Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Lynda, I posted my first blog post this morning, and I have several waiting in the wings.  How exciting!

May 01, 2011 01:13 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

...You have a "coach"? Isn't that cheating? LOL. I just joined the challenge and wonder what in the world I will talk about for 31 days. I will get some good stuff out there, but you will have to wait and see.

Good luck,


May 01, 2011 01:14 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Suzanne, you are smart and I'm excited for you!

Clint, it looks like we posted on each other's blog before we knew it! =)

Good luck to both of you too!

May 01, 2011 01:16 AM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Lynda - good referral to dotjenna - I think I may have added her to my twitter feed about the same time as you (isn't that how twitter works, goes in waves). I see she connected at #agentrb dallas which was very cool timing. Great first post of the new challenge. I'm glad you have your list ready! I'll watch as much as I can :)

May 01, 2011 01:21 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Lynda, wow, that is a very impressive way to jump into a 31 day challenge! Best of luck to you, and I am sure it will make a difference! We will all be watching for more to come.

May 01, 2011 01:27 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Craig, dotJenna is a superstar, and she knows about real estate as well. I was surprised when I found out that she and TechSavvyAgent (Chris Smith) did not know each other. That's why I've started promoting people who do a great job..and YOU will be getting some promotion love from me soon. :) Even you superstars need help spreading the word. Thanks for the compliment.

Andrea, I appreciate the compliment and hope you enjoy what's to come.

May 01, 2011 01:37 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Good Morning Lynda, That's quite an impressive list. I appreciate you sharing some of your ideas. Your experience has paid off from the last challenge. Having a coach is a great idea.

Best Wishes to you in our New Challenge this month. BTW, I did hit suggest!

May 01, 2011 01:46 AM
Tom Larsen
The Larsen Protection Team - Williamsville, NY
We Shop, You Save!

I'll be following you for 31 days, Lynda! Just subscribed to your blog and will be watching!

May 01, 2011 01:53 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Aww thanks for suggesting Jerry! That's so sweet!

Another thought that occurred to me that I forgot to mention is that I'll be writing out some of those blogs early so they'll be ready to go when those more hectic days arrive.

Tom, I really appreciate the subscription. I hope you enjoy the posts.

May 01, 2011 02:35 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Lynda - yahoo you're off to a GREAT start. And you've got a plan of action - good for you! That's the way to make this the best 31 days possible.  I see you've got Strenght Finders on your list. That is a very interesting book. Let's share each others 5 strengths - cool stuff!

May 01, 2011 03:19 AM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Good for you having a full list. My list only is getting me through about half the month but I am sure I will think of something for the other 16 days!

May 01, 2011 05:28 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Anna, I will share my strengths on the day of my post, and I'd definitely like to hear yours.

Shar, I'm sure that within 16 days stuff will happen you'll be wanting to write about. :)

May 01, 2011 09:38 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I hope you’re able to do more with Wordpress than I’ve been able to do. I just don’t find content management systems to be intuitive at all.

May 01, 2011 10:12 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Louisville has Word Camp coming up in October, so I'm hoping it will teach me some things, Russel. Plus I have a whole support network of people online on the various social media platforms. I have to admit I'm a little intimidated though. I'm on and I don't like it much, so .org is a little scary.

May 04, 2011 02:15 AM