Do you Keep Your Focus? I thought I was Pretty Good At It Until.....

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Do You Keep Your Focus?  I Thought I was Pretty Good At It Until.....

 

Cell Phones



My Story.  You get a call from your client, you have been in a meeting, are in your car but bluetooth not on, you don't want to answer cell just yet and decide to return the call when you get back to your office within the half hour.  Your client has property she is hoping to see within a couple of hours, property is vacant and at this moment you have the time.  No problem.

 

You return the phone call, make arrangements to meet and call list agent to make sure all okay.  No problem.   Office Phone


You gather all necessary information, put it together, gather your cell and anything else you may need, oh yes don't forget your MLS key.  No problem, off you go.

 

You show the property, client likes but wants to think about it, and wants to walk down the street to talk to neighbor outside and see what neighborhood is like.  No problem, off you go to explore.

 

Flat ShoesThe question was "Do You Keep Your Focus", usually the answer is yes I do, but on that day, I rushed out and did not change my shoes, always I wear flat shoes when showing property, always.  Not on that day, I lost my focus and did not slow down, I left without thinking flat shoes, instead I had on wedges. That day I did not keep my focus, did not watch my step in a slight incline, right foot inverted, ankle went down, knees went down, right hand and wrist went forward to break fall and the only focus I had left was getting up. My client, bless her heart, helped me up with a bloodied knee, bruised wrist (not broken), torn slacks and a deeply sprained ankle (not broken) and bruised ego if you will.  

Sprained Ankle 

So my question of "Do you keep your focus", is really aimed at me and should be rephrased as Keep your focus and slow down, which of course now I am, canes or crutches do not let you go very fast.  Lesson 101 on Focus. Lesson learned, until next time.

 


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Comments (18)

Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

I enjoyed this whole post and did not see what the lack of focus was goiong to be until you wrote it out. Great advice

Jul 12, 2012 06:38 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Thanks Charlie, I like a good story one that brings you along, although this story I would have rather not written.  Flats I should carry in my car as extra products of our trade.  Guys are fortunate you always wear flat shoes.

Jul 12, 2012 06:43 AM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

I hope you heal quickly.  That's a lesson you won't soon forget.

Jul 12, 2012 08:28 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Jeanne and Ralph, yes you are correct I will not soon forget to wear flat shoes.  That is the normal for me but that day I was dropping everything and it was difficult to keep my balance for some unknown reason.  That part was not normal.  Glad it is over and I just have healing days ahead so I may walk with a lift in my walk.  Thank you so much for the good wishes.

Jul 12, 2012 08:32 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Bummer Mary - heal fast!  I try to wear flat shoes all the time because when showing homes I never know what I'm going to have to crawl over to find the lock box.  I feel once as well.....learned my lesson.

Jul 12, 2012 09:29 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

You have my sympathy.  I have sprained an ankle more than once, not an easy injury to deal with in my opinion.

Jul 12, 2012 12:03 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Ankles heal in time. As they say, this too shall psss.

 

Love and light,

Laura

Jul 12, 2012 01:06 PM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Anna, thanks for sharing that you did too.  It can be embarrassing without question, but I won't wear those shoes to show again.  They were so comfortable I forgot they were wedges and not flats and did not think about them further.  Big Mistake. The foot and ankle is a little better but still swollen, it just takes time and a lot of understanding, plus the energy.  Thanks again Anna.

Jul 13, 2012 12:23 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Kathy, sprained ankles do not heal so easily in my experience and I have had several over the years.  Not that I am a klutz you understand (LOL) but perhaps at times I am.

Jul 13, 2012 12:25 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Laura, you are sweet, and you are so correct, this too shall pass.  I believe that sometimes when we do not listen to what we are being told by the Universe per-say, that we get thrown a lesson and are slowed down.  So here I am.  I even had a thought before it happened by about 5 minutes that there could be potential and of course I "lost my focus" and did not pay attention and again here I am.  Humbling to say the least.

Jul 13, 2012 12:28 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Mary so sorry to hear of your misstep. I have fallen in every major parking lot in the bay area! The last place was Cracker Barrel. That one really hurt. Tore up  my knee pretty bad but this time did not twist my foot. Thank God.

One time I was showing a very dark home and almost fell into the darkened sunken living room. That was one BIG step down!

The only good thing out of your misfortune is hoping that she may have decided to buy that house! Let us know!

Jul 13, 2012 10:35 PM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Sussie, it sounds as if I am not the only prone to falling.  I have been fortunate that I have never broken anything and I can say that I had many ski accidents where I was going as fast as I could down a steep hill, caught ice and bam down for the count.  I don't ski like that any more, in fact haven't for many years since I had back surgery.  I do golf now though.  I believe you are fortunate as well not to have broken anything.  It just jars your whole body, I imagine it was quite a shock to have that step down in the sunken living room.  I am glad you were alright.

I don't believe they will buy the house, too much work for them to do to bring it into the shape they want.  We will keep looking and I will wear flat shoes, I have very stylish tennis type shoes that tie.  LOL  Have a good weekend.

Jul 14, 2012 03:05 AM
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL
homesweethome4u@att.net

Hi Mary, what a great selling tactic. Your buyer will be obligated to buy now.

(just teasing)  Hope you recover quickly. I keep a pair of flat shoes in my car. Sometimes you end up

in tall gras etc. and heels will not work ther.

Get well soon.

Jul 16, 2012 09:48 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Irene, thank you for your kind words.  I don't believe my buyer will purchase this home, but another they will.  I will from now on keep a pair of flat shoes in my car.  Usually, if I know I am showing homes that day, I just wear flat shoes of some kind and if they are easy to get on and off that is even better for going inside homes.  When I am on farm property I usually wear boots of some kind, depending.  My ankle/foot is healing although I still cannot put weight on it, so a cane works really well.  Won't be long now.  Have a great week.

Jul 17, 2012 01:39 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This is such a great story, Mary!  I find that I can keep my focus for a day, or even a group of days.  However, there comes a time when I need to slow down and regroup!  If I don't I begin to feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck!  I hope you heal really fast!

Jul 17, 2012 01:43 PM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Thanks Myrl.  I am right along side of you.  My ankle is so much better, not full weight yet, but some.  It is healing faster this time around and this is the third time for me, although the other two were on the left ankle and not the right.  Sometimes I wonder, what in the world.

Jul 18, 2012 03:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Mary, at first when I read the title I thought this was going to be an ADHD related post, but it was more serious.  I am sorry to hear of your accident, I was worried as you told the story that your wrist was broken too, glad to hear that is was only bruised.

 

I see that the spammers have found your blog, now all of the people who are subscribed to this can come back and get their 100 spam points for today!

 

Have a great day and I hope that your ankle is healing well!

Sep 19, 2012 10:33 PM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Bob thank you so much for commenting and for letting me know about all of that spam.  WOW I have never seen so much.  How does it get there, I just deleted all of it, but should I have reported it.  A lot seemed to mention my outside blog.  I am going to have to look at that.

 

My ankle is healing well, still sore on ocassion, but I am walking for exercise again and that surely feels good.

Sep 20, 2012 01:42 AM