The Best in 2018~Positive Experiences~Joy, Happiness & Accomplishments

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

2017 was a year of blessings, both in my personal life and business! It was a year to cherish and as it came to an end was full of sweet remembrances. I learned that taking time for memory making activities is important to me. I also learned that giving of my time and resources is important to others and deeply fulfilling to me. My 10 most remarkable moments in 2017!

What will 2018 hold? I hope to stay on track with another year of “experiences.” While serving each month at the Central Area Food Bank I met some wonderful agents with a like mindset. One gal I spent time with loading bags of groceries told me how her and her husband married later and don’t have children. They made a commitment to be the best Aunt and Uncle and their gifts to their nieces and nephews are all about “experiences!”

They don’t buy gifts of toys or clothing they purchase things “to do” with their nieces and nephews. They are taking their nieces to the Taylor Swift concert next fall in Houston! The girls are so excited they can’t see straight! I love it!

In considering my commitments, (I like that better than goals) for 2018, I have 3 of them:

1.   Joy – I want to continue to bring joy to my clients, family and friends. I love what I do. In 2017 I worked and played with great joy and will absolutely continue this in 2018 by making time and time blocking these meaningful activities!

2.   Happiness – I’ve found such contentment in doing a good job and feeling appreciated. I plan on continuing to focus on the positive thoughts because it’s proven it brings about positive experiences! I’ve been receiving Action quotes from Jay McHugh this past year which I read and enjoy following. It’s my quiet time first thing in the morning and will continue as a priority in 2018.

3.   Accomplishments – 2017 has been a year of many achievements both business and personal. In 2018 my commitment is to continue to focus on the activities that bring me a sense of accomplishment. It's important to me to make a difference in my personal life and business. 

I’m a believer of measurement ….it’s the only way to ascertain success. What is success? It’s something different to everyone. I’ve learned each day is a blessing and we’re never guaranteed a tomorrow. Live each day to the fullest with joy and happiness. Henry Ford said “There is no joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”

Accomplishment can mean a simple smile in my granddaughter’s eyes or it can be winning an award for sales. They are all memorable but those little smiles I treasure the most .

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Success is different for everyone. Glad you had such a fulfilling 2017 and that 2018 brings on more smiles!

Jan 09, 2018 05:39 AM #4
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I love the idea of experienced over material gifts Dorie Dillard , i too want to go see Taylor Swift when she comes around

Jan 09, 2018 05:47 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard - The more experience and wisdom we receive, it is easier to figure out what it is that is important.... You have figured it out!

Jan 09, 2018 06:36 AM #6
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great post, Dorie... and I'm impressed by your ability/willingness to share in a public forum. (Not a concept I'm particularly comfortable with, myself.)

Jan 09, 2018 06:42 AM #7
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Dorie Dillard, success doesn't always measured by the amount of money we make, if we allow ourselves, it can be found in places we didn't even think of. Here's to a great 2018! 

Jan 09, 2018 06:55 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. This is terrific. You are a caring and smart lady. What a picture too.

Jan 09, 2018 07:53 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Dorie, you have a great attitude about life and it's no wonder 2017 brought you joy in business, and in your personal life. 2018 will bring you whatever you desire, I'm sure of it. D 

Jan 09, 2018 08:58 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie,  We all have different goals and we all go about them a differeent way.  I like what you have written!!!

Jan 09, 2018 10:25 AM #11
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Dorie,  I love your post!  Joy, Happiness and Accomplishments... the recipe for a content life.  

Jan 09, 2018 10:37 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Your post is lovely, And how wonderful to extend 2017's good feelings in 2018.  Wishing you a great 2018.  A

Jan 09, 2018 11:19 AM #13
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck in achieving your goals in 2018.  Thank you for sharing 

Jan 09, 2018 11:43 AM #14
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I loved reading your post it really is the simple things in life that bring us the most joy. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Jan 09, 2018 02:42 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You really have a zest for life and work and I am glad you feel appreciated Dorie Dillard 

Jan 09, 2018 08:29 PM #16
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

I agree, 2017 was just great and 2018 has started off even better.  It's going to be great

Jan 10, 2018 01:36 AM #17
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Great post...Happy New Year.....cheers...

Jan 10, 2018 05:28 AM #18
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that 2018 will be another wonderful year for you, filled with many great moments!

Jan 10, 2018 10:15 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Sounds like a great year behind you and a great year ahead!

Jan 11, 2018 12:14 PM #20
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Those are some amazing aspirations for the new year. Thank you for sharing them with us. 

Jan 12, 2018 07:55 AM #21
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dorie Dillard 
WOW - you focused on the real parts of life - thanks for the glimpse into your successful 2018!  All the best - Lynn

Jan 21, 2018 04:23 PM #22
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My mom also created the experiences for each of us on our birthdays. I remember one year she took me to see the Chippendales. I saw many plays with her and tried many new restaurants. She was an adventurer. 

I like you plan for 2018. Wishing you much success.

Jan 21, 2018 06:00 PM #23
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