5 things I did right today

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker All American

I noticed about 5 years ago that I would come home from a long, disappointing day at the office, and do everything but kick the dog because it was that bad...and it wasn't the family(or the dog's fault). I complained about the economy, the unreasonable clients, and the unprofessional agents.  I felt like a failure, every day.There was not one thing I liked about my job.


Then one day, I listened to myself- and bored myself to tears! The one thing that all my tales of woe had in common, was me and the blame I carried around about what went wrong.

I had to turn my outlook totally around! 

I challenged myself, to find at least 5 things I did RIGHT that day- and some days, it is only the first cup of coffee! I did this list consistently and discovered that:

1. It put me in a better mood when I went to bed

2. It gave me distance in the outcome- and looking at an issue from another perspective reveals unexpected answers.

3. I connected to people that responded with some positive feedback and personal stories.


So, in keeping with this, here are my 5 things I did right today

1. Learned- I attended a education rally - out of town, new faces, new ideas- and reinforced other concepts that had been on the back burner. We all need a change of place, once in awhile, so we can see our business from the outside in.

2. Learned again- that forgetting half of your professional wardrobe at home isn't the worst thing in the world. and with proper hygiene, forgetting the deordorant isn't the worst thing either. Also, standing up and reading your writing to 300-400 other professionals, while wearing the half an outfit you did remember(and the jeans that didn't match) wasn't the worst thing ever, either.

3. Learned yet again- that even in a "basic" class, there are things that I either knew and forgot, never knew and didn't care to know, and that I can always ask the Girl to help with tech questions instead of sitting in class

4. Learned another lesson- sometimes I need a time out- my brain gets full, and the only remedy is to exit. That exit is like pushing back from the table after a large dinner- it allows digestion to occur. 

5. Learned how to come home- and appreciate the welcome not only from the 2 legged family, but the unbridled joy from the doggie member, and the appreciative purr from one of the feline members. The other feline member couldn't be bothered...

6. Hugged the Girl- no matter how old she gets, or how old I get for that matter, always the best thing.

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As always, I am here to be a resource for you in your journey-

To Your Success!

Krisan Mitchell

Coldwell Banker All American


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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

It's always a treat to meet another person with my name.  There aren't many of us out there.  And I love your attitude.  

Apr 07, 2015 01:01 PM #1
Krisan Mitchell
Coldwell Banker All American - Raymore, MO

HI Chris Ann-

You're right, we are in a name-minority!


Apr 07, 2015 01:09 PM #2
Odaly Victorio
Team Victorious at Keller Williams Realty - Jupiter, FL
Marketing Expert

A positive outlook makes all the difference!  "Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change." -- BOLD

Apr 07, 2015 10:16 PM #3
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

That was me about 7 years ago, bad job, mad every day, incompetent bosses. Today I'm in charge and couldn't be happier. Thankful every day. 

Apr 07, 2015 10:22 PM #4
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

What a great post! I am gong to give a copy of this post to my daughter who really needs a dose of reality. I hope it helps her.


Apr 07, 2015 10:37 PM #5
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

wow I had a simmilar experience going through school.  Luckly my dad started making us watch and listen to Zig Ziglar.  Now during the day when I get into one of those moods, I tell myself that I need a "checkup from the neck up and get ride of that stinkin thinkin."

I think it is just great to list off your accomplishments for the day, great way to end any day.

Apr 07, 2015 11:15 PM #6
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Tomorrow is another day... hopefully not a repeat of the one you had. Glad the dog did not get kicked.

Apr 07, 2015 11:37 PM #7
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

I've been taking an ongoing CE class the past few months and I'm amazed at all the simple things I had forgotten about that I re-learned and I've been doing this for 17 years.

Apr 08, 2015 01:21 AM #8
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Krisan, I do hope that you keep blogging regularly, you're totally on the right track and I love how you write!

May 11, 2015 02:00 PM #9
Krisan Mitchell
Coldwell Banker All American - Raymore, MO

thank you, Gayle, for the nice words!

Blogging helps me process my thoughts, react accordingly.


May 11, 2015 11:42 PM #10
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