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Monday’s – You might as well love 'em!

Real Estate Agent with Holland Realty Services 2004011282

Monday’s – You might as well love them because they come around as often as any other day of the week.  I have always liked Monday’s myself.  It is a fresh start where I can pickup on things that I couldn't finish the previous week or sort out an issue that came up over the weekend.  Today I set down at my desk, I pressed the power button on my computer.  Lights blinked, fans crank up and it looked like it was responding but then it just hung there with the little Intel logo on the screen.


Bogged down


I tried turning it off and back on a couple times but I got the same result.  Only after I unplugged everything; the printer, Keyboard, Mouse and other misc cables would it even attempt to work.  I guess it just needed to unplug for a minute before getting started.  I realized that I needed to unplug too!  When I push too hard for too long I tend to get run down. When that happens hopefully something pokes me on the shoulder to remind me to stop a minute and catch my breath.  It is good to take a little microbreak now and then, it helps us refocus on what's important and that can make us more productive & happy.  This is my first post, hope I find some better topics to follow this one.

Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Hi Darin, Thanks for sharing and welcome to the Rain! ActiveRain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts. If you would like to connect with me on ActiveRain, please subscribe to my blog! Welcome Aboard and Much Success! 

Feb 17, 2016 03:37 PM
Darin Henderson

Thanks Letitia,  It seems like a great community.

Feb 18, 2016 12:32 AM
Mark Piscitelli & Theresa Ziebro
Remax Trinity - Brecksville, OH

Hello and welcome, Darin!  I personally love Mondays - they are the start of my business week roaring at me.  They come with baggage, for sure, but the payoff is worth it  ;)


Feb 17, 2016 09:43 PM
Darin Henderson

What a good what to put it.  Thanks

Feb 18, 2016 12:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Darin, there are days you do need to unplug to get a good start.  I too love Monday as it usually provides new business.   Congratulations on your first post, and hope to see many more.  Welcome to ActiveRain!

Feb 18, 2016 01:51 AM
Darin Henderson

Joan,  Thank you for the welcome.  I hope to learn much and perhaps contribute a littel as well.

Feb 18, 2016 08:40 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Hi Darin,

Welcome to Active Rain.

Interesting post. Thank you. I look forward to more.

I remember when I was starting out. I couldn’t imagine ever writing hundreds of posts.

There was so much I didn’t know. Surely I didn’t really belong here.

Well let me encourage you to take one step at a time and hang in there.

I’ve made good money via ActiveRain and learned a lot. But the best thing that ActiveRain has done for me is in this post.



Good luck, let me know if I can help.
David Gibson
Broker / Owner Colorado Home Sales LLC
Colorado Springs

Feb 20, 2016 06:46 AM
Darin Henderson

David,  Thank you for the encouragement.  I will be sure to check out your post.

Feb 20, 2016 10:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign


                  Thank you Darin Henderson for my Ah-ha moment. 

Feb 20, 2016 08:52 AM
Darin Henderson

Kathy, You are welcome and I feel honored.   

Feb 20, 2016 10:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Darin. Everybody, at some point in time must stop and recharge the batteries. Enjoy your day!

Feb 20, 2016 08:33 PM
Darin Henderson

Wayne,  Thank you I will and you as well.

Feb 21, 2016 01:03 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Welcome!  I totally agree with you about Mondays...they are like a fresh sheet of paper, great for getting organized to tackle the week ahead.  Great idea about microbreaks - they pay dividends in getting us recharged.

Feb 20, 2016 08:47 PM
Darin Henderson

Susan,  I never could understand why Mondays got a bad reputation with some.  Micro breaks are where I get most of my break threw thoughts.

Feb 21, 2016 01:06 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Welcome to ActiveRain.  Indeed, we are all like our computers, at times we need to be unplugged and fired up again.  Well done.

Feb 20, 2016 08:55 PM
Darin Henderson

Roger, Thank you so much for the welcome.

Feb 21, 2016 01:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Darin Henderson ,

Welcome to Active Rain! So glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. We do have to remember to unplug and get our batteries recharged..nicely written!

Feb 20, 2016 09:01 PM
Darin Henderson

Dorie,  I have been reading Kathy's posts for a while and always enjoy them.  I was very honored that she featured my post.

Feb 21, 2016 01:08 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great job on being honored by Kathy this week...I can see why with this post!

Feb 20, 2016 11:33 PM
Darin Henderson

Thank you Kristin, yes it is an honor that I appreciate very much.

Feb 21, 2016 01:09 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Sounds like a classic reboot story Darin Henderson 

I'm glad Kathy Streib featured you this week! 

Feb 21, 2016 12:13 AM
Darin Henderson

Paul, Thanks for the comment.  All the support here is amazing and much appreciated.

Feb 21, 2016 01:13 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Darin - welcome, and thanks for your post with the reminder we need to unplug ourselves at times. Looking forward to reading more from you!

Feb 21, 2016 01:21 AM
Darin Henderson

Lottie, Thank you for your interest.  I need to get my next post up, this is too much fun as well as being inspiring.

Feb 21, 2016 01:25 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I've never been a fan of Mondays....I love your attitude though and it gives me a whole new perspective!

Feb 21, 2016 02:08 AM
Darin Henderson

Thank you for the comment Sharon.  I do see how Monday is viewed as a distraction from the fun of our "weekend".  There is so much potential in everyday though, I just can't waste one.  I need to look forward to and working toward the next weekend or holiday.

Feb 21, 2016 02:27 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Welcome to Active Rain Darin-Great first post.

Feb 21, 2016 05:42 AM
Darin Henderson

Thank you Sharon!

Feb 21, 2016 07:54 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have one I need to take to the repair shop to see if they can salvage a file on it for me.

Unplugging didn't help it.

I don't unplug very well.  I tend to want to stay unplugged when I do

Feb 21, 2016 12:08 PM
Darin Henderson

Tammy,  I hope your local shop can help.  I know backups are important but I have never gotten in a routine that makes it work.  I do understand what you mean about wanting to stay unplugged, happens to me as well.

Feb 21, 2016 09:24 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great post Darin!

I too am a fan of Mondays and all the possibilities that they represent.

You really should consider replacing that computer though, or at least making sure you have a very good backup just incase it decides to stay on vacation.

Feb 22, 2016 01:09 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Darin, welcome to the Rain!  Enjoyed reading your first post and yes sometimes we all need  to re-focus and Mondays are good for that.

Feb 24, 2016 11:24 AM
Darin Henderson

Thanks for the welcome Rebecca.

Feb 24, 2016 11:30 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Tuesday is my Monday.  I work from Thursday through Monday, so I guess Monday night is my Friday night.

Feb 25, 2016 09:30 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

OK, David!  It's time to write another post!

Feb 29, 2016 01:38 PM
Darin Henderson

I hear you Patricia Kennedy,  Serveral themes have been prompting me.  Thanks for the poke in the ribs.

Feb 29, 2016 01:48 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Darin, You are right, we have to live every day to the fullest and so we should appreciate Mondays. I happen to love Mondays, my cleaning ladies come every other Monday@

Mar 05, 2016 01:38 PM