Thankful challenge#5

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

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Good evening everyone-There are so many things to be thankful. Whether big or small they are all blessings. One thing that I am thankful for happened over the course of time of just doing. I took typing in school, again in college and then even got a typing tape at some point to learn to type without looking at the keys. All that never did the trick. What finally did. DOING IT and DOING it and DOING IT some more. One day I just noticed. Hey I am typing and not looking at the keyboard. WONDERFUL. A small but wonderful blessing.

 
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Sharon Lee

Comments (29)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon -- it's all about practice, practice and more practice.   

Nov 12, 2013 03:01 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Noah-That we do

Sharon-Neither did I.

Lou-I did that for a long time so I know YOU can do it

Alexandra-Thank you. Blessings are all that big or small

Beth-It isn't something you automatically think about

Kathy-I remember people in school who did that too. Never me though

Dorie-It is funny the things we don't think about

Sussie-I have tried those and it didn't seem to work for me

Gary-I have my own method as well. Not exactly standard but it works and that is what is important and your way doesn't surprise me knowing you

Michael-That did it for sure

 

Nov 12, 2013 09:37 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

HI Sharon..haven't seen you much in the rain lately, maybe it is our schedules :)  How is kitty doing?

Nov 12, 2013 10:52 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I have been sick with a cold and so I haven't been here as much and our schedules are probably different as I don't really hyave one. LOL Shadow is doing well Pesky as ever

Nov 12, 2013 11:47 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I too went through a "worst part" of a cold for three days Sharon but am past it now. Hope you feel better soon!!

Nov 12, 2013 11:51 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gary-Thanks I am better just still congested with a runny nose and tired quickly. Now Mom is real sick.

Nov 13, 2013 01:03 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

As usual, practice makes perfect. Sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather - colds are no fun. Hope your mom recovers quickly. 

Nov 13, 2013 01:53 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb-Thank you and you are right. Practice is the key. I am giving her cold meds, chicken soup but she almost has no voice and sounds terrible. I am on the mend. The tailend that seems to last too long

 

Nov 13, 2013 03:17 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, a valuable skill, learning how to type! I learned it in high school, from one of the ancient teachers. My poor hubby is a one-fingered hunt-and-peck kinda guy, but I guess that works now for his iphone!

The only time I have to look at the keyboard is with numbers, never seemed to get that one down.

Nov 14, 2013 01:20 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Sharon - how the heck would we write our blogs with it. Glad you pointed out that we really need it.

Nov 14, 2013 02:55 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-I should have learned it in school or college but didn't and not even with one of those tapes but by doing it daily for several years I finally do pretty well. Not fast but fast enough plus it isn't good for the neck to be looking down so much.  Many fellows do the hen and peck. Mine isn't the standard but a step or so above hen and peck.

Toni-It would take a lot longer for sure and it takes me long enough as it is. LOL

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Nov 14, 2013 07:06 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Sharon~ I had a typing class in school too and I did learn to type that way!

Nov 14, 2013 10:59 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Donna-That is good. I must be a late bloomer

Nov 14, 2013 11:06 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, I took shorthand and typing in school. My teacher couldn't understand why my typing was bad and all my other grades were excellent. It wasn't until the last day of school when I was helping her grade papers and she noticed I had a half finder (my ring finger, left hand).  She said why didn't you tell me I could have helped you with your typing.  Well, really no one knew.  But I worked for a newspaper and did teletyping...my speed got to over 125 words a minute....a handicap I overcame!!

Nov 14, 2013 11:34 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rebecca-Good for you. We can overcome things like that if we have the will and determination and obviously you did. Did something happen to it or were you born with it like that?

Nov 14, 2013 09:25 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Being able to type IS a wonderful blessing! I had a fantastic typing teacher in high school. He often had us listen to Zig Zigler instead of typing. So he taught us to type AND to have the right heart attitude. How cool is that?!

Nov 15, 2013 12:18 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joni-That is way cool. Smart teacher and wonderful student. YOU. Have a wonderful weekend'

Nov 15, 2013 04:39 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Sharon, I love reading this. My mother always used to say "practice make perfect."  Thankfully, once we get it right our muscles have memory ... and we just get better and faster at the skill. 

Nov 16, 2013 08:37 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kathleen-Thank you< Practice sure did just that. I am happy i finally learned

Nov 16, 2013 09:02 AM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Sharon, wow.  I love how you can see thankfulness in the little things - that is a great quality to have!

I, too, am thankful for that gift.  I have to glance at the keyboard every few seconds, however for the most part, I can kind of touch type.  I can't imagine how slow it would be not being able to do that.  I never thought of that as something to be thankful for, but now I do!

Nov 20, 2013 01:06 AM

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