Thoughts from a Sacramento Realtor About Achieving Goals

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

Not everybody excels at setting goals much less achieving them, and part of the problem with that, I suspect, is they don't know how to develop their imagination. Or maybe they're just too busy doing stuff to think ahead and wonder what might come next or ponder what they would like to do. I've always been one of these people with a creative imagination, and I often develop scenarios in my head that manage to come true, which is what I call achieving my goal setting. Goal setting is a personal challenge to me, and I love meeting challenges, winning them.

It starts usually with small goals. This morning I'm thinking about when I drove from Colorado to Newport Beach to live in the 1970s. I carried images in my head of what life would be like moving from the mountains to the ocean. One of the first things I decided to do upon arrival was find a place that served strawberry Daiquiris because that meant California to me. I was focused on that strawberry Daiquiri so much that I did not notice I was driving my car on the wooden pier at Newport Pier where cars are not allowed. I had planned to drive to the end of it, to drive as far West as I possibly could.

OK, so I could not drive to the end of Newport Pier. But I did go immediately into the Beach Ball to order a strawberry Daiquiri. You can read more in my personal blog today about What the Beach Ball in Newport Beach Has to Do With Challenges.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

and I often develop scenarios in my head that manage to come true,  //// is that code for "crazy" :) or just psychic ?  may i have a banana daiquiri ?

Oct 31, 2015 02:48 AM #1
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential


You hit upon a few of the key points in achieving our goals. You visualized it and then took massive action. 


Oct 31, 2015 04:03 AM #2
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

One of the things I wonder for the future generation that is growing up now is if they will succeed at business. I remember being a kid and having to go out, come up with our own games and just use our imagination. Now days its all video games, you just do what it tells you to. 

I love goal setting and making sure I achieve everyone of them, not afraid of the hard work it takes to get it done. The end result is always worth it. Have a great Halloween weekend!

Oct 31, 2015 05:00 AM #3
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

You were (and still are) a woman with a mission! You knew what you wanted and went for it!

Oct 31, 2015 06:48 AM #4
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

A very entertaining story Elizabeth, sometimes we learn the hard way. and have stereo-types about the way we think things are. I can defiantly relate to what you are saying.

Oct 31, 2015 09:24 AM #5
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Elizabeth. I decided long ago, the only one that could get in my way was me. I was not willing to get in the way of achieving all I wanted to accomplish. Great job with your post!

Oct 31, 2015 07:04 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Elizabeth.  No strawberry Daiquiri for me today but tonight Margaritas are on the menu...

Oct 31, 2015 08:38 PM #7
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Elizabeth.  Glad to hear you didn't drive off the pier.

Oct 31, 2015 09:06 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Elizabeth.  It might be a good time to go back to the Beach Ball one Friday night for old time's sake.

Oct 31, 2015 09:36 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I think of Strawberry Daiquiris with tropical islands. Whatever our goals are we need small rewards along the way.

Oct 31, 2015 10:32 PM #10
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, sometimes you focus strongly on a goal, they do come true, as you find a way to make it come true!  

Oct 31, 2015 10:38 PM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I used to make a mean Strawberry Daquiri back in the day when I worked the service bar in the seafood restaurant.  My banana daquiries were better.  Very creamy.  Not sure I would equate either with going to the cost.  For me, that would be probably by a margarita.  Funny the things we associate with places and events.

Nov 01, 2015 01:30 AM #12
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Oh that is unbelieveable.  The beach ball in Newport Beach.  Many a wild night there during my formative years.  lol  I wonder if it is still there and still pretty much the same if so.  Bleacher seats and all.  Mark

Nov 01, 2015 09:19 AM #13
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Enjoyed your post, glad I came across it within the archives. Much success in the remainder of the year.

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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Winston Heverly What an odd place to end up. What led you here?

Nov 15, 2016 01:35 AM #15
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