How to Avoid The High Cost of Mindlessness In Your Real Estate Life!

Reblogger Robert Bob Gilbert
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties TX Real Est. 567774

I am re blogging Ron and Alexandra Seigel 's series part one regarding Mindlessness. I read Part 2 first and then found the below article. I suspect most of us have run into these mindlessness situations as i certainly can say this has happened to me. I know falling into this trap certainly can be costly from a time and money standpoint. Please stop by Ron & Alexandra's post and comment. If you are not following them then I suggest you do indeed follow them as you will learn a lot by reading their wonderful posts. 

Original content by Ron and Alexandra Seigel DRE00893924

Mindlessness is the opposite of Mindfulness. When we are Mindful we are in a state of relaxed concentration, in present time. When we are Mindless we allow our thoughts to drift. We become distracted by negative emotions and put our motions on autopilot. Essentially, when we are unfocused we evade the here and now and we become automatons. But, rarely, do we calculate the high cost of mindlessness in our lives.


This is Part 1 of our series on Mindfulness, called “How to Avoid The High Cost of Mindlessness In Your Real Estate Practice”.


Recently, we were driving on Highway 101 along the Santa Barbara coast heading to town to do some errands. Alexandra had two important letters in her hand, a reminder that we needed to stop at the post office in time for the 11 am pickup.


We began talking about something controversial in the news and mindlessly missed the exit to the post office. This distraction cost us an additional 10 minutes of driving time, which may seem inconsequential. But, it made us wonder how many 10-minute units of wasted time we accumulate in a week, a month or a year of our lives, due to Mindlessness.


This time could have been spent in Mindfulness.   We could have used it to enjoy, savor and discuss the magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, the beautiful Channel Islands just beyond our coastline and all of the lush greenery in our mountains that resulted from our much-needed recent rainstorms.


Later that morning, I (Ron, here) purchased some dental floss that Alexandra needed from a pharmacy that I vowed never to patronize again due to its unpardonable customer service. I was again mindlessly on autopilot; my thoughts were elsewhere. I ignored my vow because it was more “conveniently located” than the alternative pharmacy, which meant an extra stop.


I wound up buying the wrong product because I was too much in a hurry to ask Alexandra which one she wanted (she was next door and that would have taken two extra minutes to do). I used Apple Pay and did not bother with a paper receipt.


In the car on the way home, Alexandra informed me that I bought the wrong floss. So we stopped at the location of that pharmacy closer to our house to return it and get the right product that was less expensive. But, without a paper receipt they could only give me a partial credit for the wrong product. This policy was more proof of that I would never step foot again in one of their stores. This additional incident of Mindlessness (I was fuming) happened literally within15 minutes of the original purchase and cost me $6.17.


These experiences and others like them were wake-up calls for the urgent need for more Mindfulness in our lives! Suddenly, Mindlessness had a price tag in wasted minutes of our wonderful life and actually represented quantifiable lost dollars.


Please join us for Part 2 of this article series as we shine the spotlight on what we have identified as the most important topic of our lives, today: Mindfulness!

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thank you Bob!

Mar 06, 2017 02:44 PM #1
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Robert Bob Gilbert  great reblog  as always they are brilliant

Mar 06, 2017 02:51 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This was a good selection for reblogging, Robert!  I loved their thoughts on this topic.

Mar 06, 2017 03:03 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent selection for a reblog. Have an outstanding week.

Mar 06, 2017 04:49 PM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


An outstanding choice of a post to re-post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 06, 2017 06:36 PM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I read Part one and need to catch up with Part 2. Thanks for the reminder, Bob.

Mar 06, 2017 07:40 PM #6
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I hadn't seen this series, thanks for reblogging it.  I'll have to go back and check it out. -Kasey

Mar 06, 2017 10:42 PM #7
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bob - Thanks for the re-blog on this, as I had not seen it previously. It is a good reminder of how we need to concentrate on the task at hand, or we can easily lose our focus.

Mar 06, 2017 11:50 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Bob.  This was a great choice for a re-blog.  Especially since I missed it the first time.

Mar 07, 2017 03:08 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Bob. I always appreciate your comments on my blogs.

Mar 07, 2017 06:34 AM #10
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you everyone for commenting and I hope you commented on Ron and Alexandra Seigel - excellent post. 

Mar 07, 2017 01:56 PM #11
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Thanks for reblogging this ponder-provoking article by Ron and Alexandra Seigel .  I missed it the first time.  Hmmm. I wonder how much time I waste from mindlessness.  It's good to be reminded to be mindful.

Apr 05, 2017 05:39 PM #12
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