Balance The Rome Way

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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Being a spur of the moment person, I like to have things done so I can continue to take a day off to go to DC or the Craft Show or out to lunch or dinner with little notice. I am also flexible to show my properties, answer my phone, email and text.

It takes some planning to be spur of the moment.

 

This is being written for the October challenge.

'If you have your time (personal and business) under control now let us know how you did it.  Tell us how you discovered the things that were most important to you and incorporated them into your life's activities.  You can also tell us about what you discarded. '

 

 My husband did all the checking, accounting, opening the mail, making deposits, paying the bills, keeping the records, staying in touch with the accountant etc.

Why not? He was a Wharton School graduate. That stuff was something I had no desire to do. No interest in finances and investments.

 This is how I balanced my checkbook.

Well all that stopped, the mail was piling up, a few bills were late and a few things expired.

In our 47 year marriage, we  never had a late payment.

Worrying was not helping. Trying to keep up with everything, while running my business, was overwhelming.

It all had to be done but it did not all have to be done by me!

So I stopped trying to keep up with the snail mail, the bills, the subscriptions, the accounts and did what any Type E person would do.

I hired a bookkeeper and let her open the mail, write the checks, pay the bills and get the stuff ready for taxes.

That's how I got my personal and business under control and continue to be spur of the moment.

 

Margaret Rome

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Margaret

Great entry for the challenge and something I bet many could benefit from. It's important to know what we are good at and can do well, vs. those things that need to be farmed out. Bet you have no regrets!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jeff

 

Oct 14, 2017 09:18 PM #1
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James Dray
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Good morning Margaret.

My wife and I were marred for 30 years before she knew what bank we did business with.  Now all of our accounts are with one bank, simple and now she knows where to go should something happen to me

Oct 15, 2017 03:01 AM #2
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Gita Bantwal
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Margaret, thank you for sharing.  Great entry. You are welcome to visit me in Bucks county anytime on the spur of the moment. 

Oct 15, 2017 03:07 AM #3
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Thank you Gita Bantwal I appreciate the invite.

Oct 15, 2017 06:43 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - thanks for your entry.  I really love how you let your priorities rule.  You could spend hours trying to balance the book or anything else.  As Jeff Dowler says, delegate what you don't do well!

Oct 15, 2017 11:19 AM #5
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Margaret - That's how Mary & I work too - she's way too good at real estate to waste her time on administrative stuff, so I handle the books, internet & marketing, our assistant does all of the contract paperwork, and Mary gets out there and gets the job done - and we still have some time for goofing off.

Oct 15, 2017 12:49 PM #6
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Grant Schneider Sounds like you two have a winning team. Thanks for sponsoring the October contest.

There are lots of good entries. 

Oct 15, 2017 06:14 PM #7
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Good mornng, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I learned long ago with the team to delegate so I could do what I needed to do...make the phone ring.... learning to let go was a challenge, even when I did not like the task...

Oct 16, 2017 03:24 AM #8
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Barbara Todaro 

"I learned long ago with the team to delegate so I could do what I needed to do...''  And you did it well!!

Oct 16, 2017 03:31 AM #9
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None of us are experts at everything, Margaret. Glad you got the help you need so you can do the things you love.

Oct 16, 2017 01:47 PM #10
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Well said Elva Branson-Lee !

Oct 16, 2017 04:56 PM #11
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