Sick as a Dog...With one Good Idea to Change the World

Home Stager with APSD - The Association of Property Scene Designers
Where does the expression 'sick as a dog' come from...I don't know but I know I had a sick husband all week, a sick dog all week...they are both better, but can you see where I am going with this? If you guessed that I am 'sick as a dog' you guessed correctly! The nice part...Pete cleaned the bathrooms! Whoo hoo...maybe this isn't so bad after all! The other nice part is that since I can't concentrate, I had the idea to just sit with a notebook and come up with a million ideas, thoughts, and concepts---and just write them down. I figured I could then go through the good ones ( I mean how many could there be since I was in a cold medicine induced fog?)later and put some further thought into them. I promptly listed 3, not a million, before I fell asleep (see above comment about cold medicine) but I have to admit, 10 hours and an entire box of Kleenex later...I came up with 1 great idea from those 3. That is a 30% success average which I thought was really good. No, in case you are wondering, I am not going to tell you the idea, but you will experience it shortly and for those of you keeping tabs, you may see the subtle reference and recognize it...however, my point is, I stopped, thought and came up with one amazing idea that I will now implement. If you had just one amazing idea today (don't get this confused with the 'bright, shiny object' syndrome)could you change your business, change your life, change the world? Do you know that Nelson Mandela started with just one idea... so did Ghandi, and so did Rosa Parks...some are big ideas and others small but look at what they did for the world. I am sure you are all thinking, 'Karen, you might just be sniffing a little too much Vicks...we are home stagers' and trust me, I get that. But right now so many people need you, your talent and your expertise...and it all starts with just one idea. One idea to help someone, to change your business, to change your life, to change a world. And really, if you could just help 1 or 10 or 100 people sell their houses faster, wouldn't that change the world? I now for certain, it at least changes their world, and yours. So today, sit down (with a box of Kleenex and a strong halls if you want to simulate my experience) and write down your one idea, that you can implement today...that will help change the world tomorrow...and YES I want to hear about it so I can cheer you one! Home Stagers Change the world...hmmm, I can see the headlines now! To your home staging success, Karen Schaefer Founder, APSD

Comments (3)

Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

This seems a great way to get an idea to change the world. I am so sorry for you though. I can't imagine a husband and a dog sick at the same time for a week.


Feb 15, 2012 05:19 AM
Karen Schaefer
APSD - The Association of Property Scene Designers - International, IT

Thanks Betty!  We made it through...husband is much better and dog is on the mend!

Feb 15, 2012 05:44 AM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

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Apr 05, 2012 08:55 AM