[brief] by Joseph McCormack

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

These last two days in March have been devoted to my quarterly business review, assessment and planning. I'm most productive when I leave home and can hole up and devote myself to the task at hand with few interruptions, and that often means heading to the Pt. Reyes Peninsula, to the little community of Inverness Park, and checking into the Abalone Inn, which is where I arrived yesterday.

patio at the Abalone Inn, Inverness Park, CA

While waiting for my room to be ready for check-in, I got to work in this lovely patio, and began reading [brief]...make a bigger impact by saying less.

the book, Brief

In our overly busy world, with so much information coming at us from all directions, learning to be brief and coming to the point quickly is imperative. As I learn more, I'll share some of the points that resonate with me, and I'll try to do it......briefly.

 

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Francine Viola
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Looking forward to your insights!

Mar 31, 2016 07:15 AM #1
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Noah Seidenberg
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Wow that is so cool. I have missed your blogs and are glad you are back with am excellent post.

Mar 31, 2016 07:25 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Lottie,

Good for you for getting away!  Wishing you a great time.  A

Mar 31, 2016 07:26 AM #3
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Lottie,
Kudo’s to you for getting away to do important work. I have added the book to my “to read” list at the library.

Mar 31, 2016 08:35 AM #4
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Lottie: You are so smart to take some time away from everything to reassess what you want to accomplish during the next quarters. And the Abalone Inn sounds just the place to do that.

Mar 31, 2016 09:24 AM #5
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Joy Bender
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Lottie happy for you to have a moment to do some assessment and planning!

Mar 31, 2016 10:31 AM #6
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Kathleen Daniels
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Lottie,  Tell us more ... tell us more!!  

That looks like a book I would enjoy reading. 

Mar 31, 2016 10:39 AM #7
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Evelyn Johnston
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I would enjoy a couple days away at a quaint place like Abalone Inn!

Mar 31, 2016 11:25 AM #8
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Lou Ludwig
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Lottie

What a great location to planning.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 31, 2016 12:52 PM #9
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Bob Crane
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Hi Lottie, sounds like an enjoyable planning and review retreat, I am surprised to see how green PA is already, still a bit wintry up here.

Mar 31, 2016 03:55 PM #10
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Btw, sounds like an interesting book, let me know when you post the indepth book summary on the lessons you learn from Mr Mccormack.

Mar 31, 2016 03:56 PM #11
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 Good morning Lottie Kendall . Yes, today it does seem as if we live in an overly busy society. Looking forward to the book review.

Mar 31, 2016 06:20 PM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Francine Viola and Kathleen Daniels - I'll give a summary of the book when I've finished it -- if I only had 2 more days here, I'd have time!

Noah Seidenberg - thanks for missing me here! I vow to get back to more regular blogging this quarter of the year.

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel and Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® -- the Abalone Inn is as different as my home in the city as one could imagine; perhaps that's why it makes such a great retreat place for me. I'm wonderfully focused and productive here.

Apr 01, 2016 01:24 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi David Gibson CNE, ALHS 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation and Joy Bender -- taking time away for assessment and planning is tough when our days are busy, but that's exactly when they are most needed!

Evelyn Johnston - this is a delightful place in which to hole up and work. My reward if I stick to business all day: take time to go for a hike/jog at nearby Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

This old, funky B&B is the perfect spot for my planning sessions, Lou Ludwig . I've been coming here for a year now.

Apr 01, 2016 01:28 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Bob Crane - California gets most of our rain fbetween October and March (when we get rain!) so by December the hills start to green up, and by this time of year, they are gorgeous. Here's a picture from my short hike yesterday:

At Pt. Reyes 3.31.16

I'll report on the book once read.

Apr 01, 2016 01:32 AM #15
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Lottie Kendall
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - hello Michael -- I'll let you know my thoughts about the book once I've finished it. Have a great day.

Apr 01, 2016 01:34 AM #16
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I must have been really tired when reading this last night, I read where you wrote Peninsula and though you were visiting Pennsylvania.

Maybe I should do less late night blogging.

Have a great day Lottie!

Apr 01, 2016 01:44 AM #17
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Lottie - I haven't read it but I want to read it.  Less is more. 

 

Apr 01, 2016 01:49 AM #18
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Lottie

I hope the time exceeds your expectations in productivity. Sounds like an intriguing book - I look forward to hearing more from you and your insights after you finish it, or perhaps along that journey.

I have only been to Pt. Reyes once but we loved it.

Jeff

Apr 01, 2016 09:13 AM #19
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Brian England
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The Abalone Inn looks like a great place to relax and read a good book!  I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed!

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