Time to reboot your career?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Full Circle Property Management

Have you reached a point in your life and career that you need a reboot? Sometimes you can no longer adjust or tweak or bend it one more time without a total reboot, without reaching for that button that you hold in until the machine is completely dark and begins to reboot to a new life with a fresh screen and fresh outlook.


As in life, however, each reboot loses some key data, some key programs, some key memories. So you should reboot only when you are sure this is needed. I have had several reboots, but its easier when you are young without responsibility and without a lot of baggage to haul around. I was in the Air Force-reboot I was a pizza shop owner, reboot I worked for the government, reboot I was a real estate agent/broker-owner, reboot-I was a national forclosure manager, reboot-I own a property manager company.


So now, as the year winds down and another birthday is here I wonder - do I have the energy, desire, stamina, and health to make the necessary changes to last till retirement, or do I reach for that button one more time....


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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Dennis Swartz ,

I enjoyed reading all the re-boots you have made in your lifetime. I guess only you can say if you are no longer enamored with your life's work and need a change. I love what I do but if I didn't I'd probably re-boot!

Dec 19, 2016 04:46 AM #1
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Thanks Dorrie-Sometimes for me I think the thrill is in the hunt not the capture...

Dec 20, 2016 03:12 AM #2
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

I know where you are coming from with the reboot anaolgy Dennis Swartz. Don't think you are too old to hit the reboot button. Sometimes change is good, keeps us young in mind and body.

Dec 22, 2016 07:46 AM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dennis we all do re-boots over time, since the days of working at the same place for 30+ years are long gone... what one has to be careful is rebooting too often rather than staying the course and succeeding....just wanted to stop in and wish you a Merry Christmas, Endre

Dec 24, 2016 11:09 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Dennis.  I'm hoping that my internal operating system will no longer require anymore reboots.

Dec 25, 2016 04:47 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Merry Christmas, Dennis.  You'll know if it's time for you to reboot, and there's no limit to how many of those you get.  

Dec 25, 2016 07:15 PM #6
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Reboots are good to have. It gives a surge of energy and opportunity to do things a different way, Dennis.

Dec 28, 2016 03:40 PM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is time for me to reboot my retirement.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and have a Very Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2017 06:04 PM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dennis - a reboot is a little different than a do over.  You are right is takes more courage as time goes on although there also may be less financial requirements as before.

Jan 09, 2017 06:52 PM #9
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck in achieving your goals in 2017. Have  a good year.

Jan 20, 2017 03:37 AM #10
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

 We all choose the pace and niches in which we are most comfortable. The beauty of this profession is that you can choose your own pace...and income.

Feb 10, 2017 03:43 AM #11
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