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                    Accountability ~ Responsibilty ~ Accomplishment ~ Measurability ~ Strength

This year I am committed to meeting with an "Accountability" group every Tuesday morning at 7:30am.

This is not your usually group, but four industry leaders in my community.

Our leader, Katey Shinn, is managing broker at Better Homes & Garden and a professional business coach. The 3 gentleman in the group are successful mortgage and escrow affiliates.  I am honored as a professional home stager to be including in this group.

I have never been fond of or successful at New Year Resolutions. I am fond of goals and love a good challenge....this excites, I am being  Accountable 2012!! 

The five of us have written our goals for 2012: Personal, Health, Family and Business.

Weekly we write our goals for: Personal Health, Family and Business.

I am learning to remove the words "TRY" and "Want" from my vocabulary and replacing them with "WILL".

It is amazingly inspiring to be Accountable to this group. 

After loosing my blog voice over a year ago while experiencing personal problems, my business goal this week is to write a blog article.  It feels good to be back at it tonight......a little like riding a bike!!

Joyfully, Cathy Lee

Cathy Lee is owner of C.L. Design Services Home Staging in the San Francisco Bay Area. We strive to keep our clients, Realtors and many potential home buyers best interest with every project. Contact Cathy Lee today at 925-351-6118.  




Sophia Lin
Intero Real Estate Services - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist

Good for you Cathy for getting back on track and setting goals.  I know that's what will get results and I'm slowly turning to that page....Happy 2012!

Jan 24, 2012 04:39 PM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

We have a program in our company called Ignite we have goals stated and our numbers are recorded.  It is one big competition.  Great fun to success.

Jan 24, 2012 04:41 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Cathy--I think there is nothing better than being held accountable for what we say we are going to do.  I like the fact that you are blogging again and I will await to hear what other extraordinary things come out of your Accountability group.

Jan 24, 2012 04:42 PM
George Bennett
Inactive - Port Orford, OR
Inactive Principal Broker, GRI

Welcome back. Your Accountability group is a great idea. Best of luck for a happy, healthy, & prosperous year.

Jan 24, 2012 04:56 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Cathy ~  Good for you for joining with the accountability group of real estate professionals!  We're looking forward to your posts in 2012 and wish you much success in all areas of your life :-)

Jan 24, 2012 05:25 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Happy New Year Sophia!

I know several KW agents who are part of Ignite-great stuff!!!

Janet-know I need to get back to posting about my staging....

Thank you George!!!

Thanks Maureen, counting the days until I see you!!! 

Jan 24, 2012 05:53 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Cathy, I like this idea very much, and using the word WILL is a great thing indeed. Way to go! I will not "wish" you luck with this because that is nothing but wishful thinking. I WILL say this is an aswesome thing that WILL bring you much, all the way around, in 2012 and beyond.

Jan 24, 2012 11:24 PM
Lynn Crawford
A Different View - Olney, MD
Staging DC & Maryland

Cathy - so glad you're back. I've had similar issues this year with my family's health issues taking precedence over everything else but I'm ready to fulfill the goals I've set for my business this year. I just wish that the money I earmarked for the RESA convention didn't end up going to my new warehouse instead! Good luck this year.

Jan 25, 2012 01:38 AM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

This must be something for us girls born on January 7th to struggle with Cathy!  What you wrote sounds very similar to last year (and a few others for me).  I love the idea of a group like this, having others in your cheering squad and keeping us accountable is so important.  Now only to commit to finding a group like that.... see you soon!

Jan 25, 2012 02:15 AM
Katey Shinn

You inspire me!  We are going to take 2012 by storm!

Jan 25, 2012 03:03 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Thank you Andrea!!!

Lynn, sending a big virtual hug ((((((((hug)))))))). So sorry you will not be at RESA!

Karen, I am conting the days until I see you!!!

Katey-YOU inspire me! 

Jan 25, 2012 06:42 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Cathy Lee - I have sorely missed your blogging voice!  It's so good to have you back.  I hope this is the first of many more posts to come.  See you soon!!!

Jan 25, 2012 07:53 AM
Christine Blaski
Cornerstone Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Frisco, Summit County CO Realtor

I too have joined an accountability group. Great people make all the difference!

"Accountability ~ Responsibilty ~ Accomplishment ~ Measurability ~ Strength"

That's what it's all about. Best of luck to you!

Jan 28, 2012 10:57 AM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Cathy, awesome and good for you. I do expect to keep reading on how you are doing on this, I know that you will keep it up !!

Jan 31, 2012 03:01 AM
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views

Glad to see you back "in the blog" Cathy!!! Best of luck with the group...I bet they are all some pretty good folks ;)

Feb 02, 2012 05:36 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Hey there AR friends, Sally, David, Christine, Mary Lou and Doug!! Group is going well for all of us!! 

Feb 03, 2012 04:15 AM

Cathy!!! Tammy and I were wondering how you were doing and the good 'ole internet led me to your blog!!! It so nice to see your beautiful face and know that you are doing well!!! You look absolutely the same!!!! I would love to keep in touch with you - :) Love, Melissa and Tammy Cox

Apr 09, 2012 09:10 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Melissa-call me!!!!

Apr 10, 2012 02:15 PM