Instead of a "To-do" List how about a "To-be" List?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker 17050

Full transparency....I HATE to-do lists.

Sometimes I make them. Then I forget where I put them. I lose them.

Sometimes I write them on the back of napkins or in the latest iphone app or voice memo gizmo, or on the back of my hand.

Seriously, I've tried for not going to share the exact number a really long time to appease my mother and be a to-do list maker/practitioner to no avail.

Sorry Mom, I am NOT a to-do list person.

But that doesn't mean I don't find lists helpful.

Forget "to-do" lists.

How about "to-be" lists?

Now that's something that gets me excited!

I've been a big picture person for as long as I can remember.  

Dreaming big, planning, acting "as-if" and ultimately framing my business and goals around a vision beyond daily actions steps has been a much more effective tool for me over the years.

How might things be different in your business if you focused more on who you want to be in the future, rather than what you have to do today?

Let me list the ways....

 

 

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Colleen Fischesser REMAX

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Colleen M. Fischesser, Managing Broker

RE/MAX Advantage, L.C.

Serving Seattle and the Chelan Valley

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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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     That is profound, Colleen.  I like the concept of "To Be" or "To Become".   Thanks for the motivation!

Mar 09, 2014 12:55 PM #1
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Charles Stallions Property Manager
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Very nice Colleen I always like the big picture as well but I do enjoy the to do list as well. 

Mar 09, 2014 12:58 PM #2
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
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Hi Fred, sometimes it's helpful to just step outside the minutia :-)

 

Thanks Michelle, wish I could do both, but sadly, my to-do list skills are really bad!

Mar 09, 2014 01:19 PM #3
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Rene Fabre
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Hi Colleen... I couldn't agree more. I write so many lists and don't find them until a week later when I'm doing the laundry... oh, that's where I put it, in my pants pocket! Love the idea of a to be list, that for me is what the initial reason for the list was in the first place! Great post!

Mar 09, 2014 01:36 PM #4
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
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Ahhh, Rene, it's so nice to know I'm not alone!

Mar 09, 2014 02:04 PM #5
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Hi Colleen,

Great post and your attitude about this is SPOT ON!  

Mar 10, 2014 02:01 AM #6
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
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Wayne and Jean, I think we can get bogged down in all the minutia and it's so much more fun to set goals and reach them :-)

Mar 10, 2014 02:45 AM #7
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Colleen, I am a list maker.. it helps me stay on task.  I'm also a "to be" person.. very aware of who I am and who I want to be. 

Mar 10, 2014 11:59 AM #8
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I'm a list maker....sometimes the list isn't actually written down, but I know what it is and I don't stop until it's complete.  I could be better on the "to be" list though!

Mar 11, 2014 07:13 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
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In real estate, your to be list includes your production levels in comparison with others in the same market.

Mar 12, 2014 04:39 AM #10
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Joan Whitebook
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I make lists  and then I lose them.  I like the idea of a "to be" list!

Mar 12, 2014 11:59 AM #11
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
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Haha Joan, ME TOO!!!!! It's awful

Mar 12, 2014 12:02 PM #12
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