Are You Open Minded or Set in Your Ways not willing to change?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

Are You Open Minded or Set in Your Ways not willing to change?

Naples OatmealFixing my oatmeal this morning, and waiting for the water, to boil I had a moment for thought.  I realized I had been fixing oatmeal for years and until the last year or so had fought pouring the oats from the large opening into the measuring cup, especially when newly opened.

 With the opening of a new box I would immediately tear off the seal. Then one day I had an Ah Hah oatmeal moment.  I left the seal in tact and simply cut a pour spout.  Not rocket science, and please do not laugh if you have been doing this for years, but the point being just because I had been doing it for years one way did not mean there was not another and possibly better way.  In this case a much better way.

So what are you doing daily,  business or personal, that you have been doing for years, that maybe there is a better way just waiting for you to discover or implement?  Without inspection, or a moments thought, how much are we missing?  

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Comments (11)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

What a great "a ha" with so many implications to our life.  I may need to relook at how I do a few things. There probably are some better ways.  When we don't look, we don't discover.

Feb 08, 2015 08:29 PM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint I love this idea- I am going to re-blog!  Great Ah Ha moment!

Feb 09, 2015 01:41 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Well, the way I look at it Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint , if you make an effort to open your mind, even though at times it can be a bit nerve-wracking, many more options can open up to you. 

 

Feb 09, 2015 02:18 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Bette Gottwald , Shanna Hall , and Debbie Gartner .  It seems the male side of AR just does not appreciate an 'oatmeal Ah hah'  oh well. lol  Thanks for swinging by to say hello and comment.  Mark

Feb 09, 2015 08:27 AM
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

If you aren't willing to change, then I think you get older faster.

If you are willing to change, it allows for flexibiity & creativity in your mind and thinking...which is the key to being alive  & healthy.

So....this will blow your mind Mark...but....try a different flavor oatmeal too.

Feb 09, 2015 10:56 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I have always been open to change...so this is right up my alley, Endre

Feb 10, 2015 01:36 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

First off, kudos for the healthy breakfast! I eat oatmeal every day and I like the top peeled off because I don't pour the oatmeal, I scoop it out using a measuring cup.  Love these Aha moments though!

Feb 11, 2015 03:41 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Claude Labbe oatmeal has become my meal of choice.  And yes I do dress it up.  Nuts, fruit, Guava, brown sugar. Each morning is a sensory overload.  lol Make it a great evening Claude.  Mark

Sharon Tara Tried that and I made a bigger mess than pouring.  lol  Getting a hint about me?    Mark

 

Feb 11, 2015 07:53 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Endre Barath, Jr. I am grateful with my mindset still be open to and encouraging change.  I see the other option and don't care for it.  Mark

Feb 11, 2015 07:54 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Don't we like our habits, routine, favorite expressions, etc.?

I am not very much a 'habit' person. Having my life is one big habit  when you wake up at pretty well the same time in the  morning, have the same breakfast, take the same route to get to work, meet the same people, have the same hobby for years.....~ is not my thing.....:)

Mar 04, 2015 06:05 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good evening Inna Ivchenko I agree completely.  It would drive me crazy.  Thank you for stopping by.  ( I do enjoy my oatmeal every morning though  )

Mark

Mar 04, 2015 09:22 AM