Winter Olympics, from "crispy critter" to Gold.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

This Activerain contest for February, to write about getting ready for the real estate challenges that face US (get that? US as in United States?) was different than any other year.

HOW DID I GET READY for 2018?

Although I had my marketing plan all laid out for 2018, there were some "moguls" that popped up here right at the beginning of the year which were HIGHLY  unexpected.

Firstly, as my readers know, I go to Hawaii over the Holidays every year to visit with my family and which is also a good time to do some soul searching about the coming year. But then...

Mogul 1: BALLISTIC MISSILE ATTACK

I hate to keep bringing this up in my blogs, but it did screw with my mind. Have you ever been in a situation where you knew THIS MIGHT BE IT? Well, for a few minutes of that day on January 13 this was very real and it left an indelible lasting (so far) impression:

After seeing myself mentally as a "crispy critter", now, if there is something I feel strongly about doing in my life, I AM GOING TO DO IT.

 

Mogul 2: BROUGHT TO MY KNEES WITH THE FLU OR WHATEVER IT WAS.

Having "survived" the missile fiasco, I get back to California on January 16, and the next day it's all over for me for the next couple of weeks. Brought me to my knees. Felled. Sick as a dog. Nothing gross, just could not get up, food looked like the enemy.

Yep, whatever it was I had, I dropped 10+ lbs. from 115 to 104 lbs. off my 5'4" frame.)

Talk about being weak as a kitten!

But mentally I was not deterred.

This crazy year was not going to get me down.

 

Finally, FEBRUARY 1 WAS THE START OF 2018 FOR ME.

It still took me until the middle of the month until I was able to climb stairs and not puff, but that was ok. I have a terrific recliner chair that I brought to the office, filled my little office fridge with a whole bunch of high calorie goodies, and away I worked on my computer for hours on end.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?

I closed 2 sales so far this month, assisting both buyer and seller.

Working on 1 offer as we speak, assisting both buyer and seller.

And am working with several buyers.

AND YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING YET 

THIS WILL BE MY BEST YEAR EVER. I'm going for the GOLD.

 

Photo of my office chair; without it I couldn't have gotten through this month.

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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

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Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

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& www.HellaHawaii.com

Member: National Association of REALTORS, California Association of REALTORS, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Del Norte Association of REALTORS, Honolulu Board of REALTORS. Also MLS Listings in California.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 831-626-4000 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Hella, loved your post now just to be clear, that is not an office chair that is a" let me take a nap chair":))Endre

Feb 22, 2018 10:10 PM #1
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh my goodness, you have been through it, Hella - and STILL going to come out on top, Hella! I'm happy to hear that you're going for the gold and I hope how soon you're feeling back to 'normal!' 

Feb 22, 2018 10:47 PM #2
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Susan Haughton
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What doesn't kill is - or bring us to our knees - makes us stronger!  Good for you in using it as motivation. 

Feb 23, 2018 06:02 AM #3
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Brian England
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That certainly is too much to have to deal with to begin the year, I believe the year will be really good for you though!

Feb 23, 2018 09:26 AM #4
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Gloria Todor
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Gosh Hella you have had a few major bumps to start this year!  May it all be smooth sailing/skiing from here on out....with only a few very minor bumps along the way.

All the best.

Feb 23, 2018 01:36 PM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I thought about you, Steven Nickens and Elizabeth Weintraub on January 13th.  I hope Hawaii gets its warning system straightened out, so you don't needlessly need to endure that experience again.

Feb 23, 2018 06:32 PM #6
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You've got to start eating, Hella. Pack on some pounds, girlfriend!!!! And keep your eyes on the horizon, to December 30th at Halekulani, you and me. You betcha.

Feb 27, 2018 09:43 AM #7
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Carla Freund
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Hella, how wonderful you had a great February! You go for the gold, you can do it! 

Mar 03, 2018 05:32 AM #8
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Patricia Feager
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - Here I am, going along, day by day not knowing all that you've been through. Shame on me. Had I known, I would have reached out to you. Not sure what I could have done... But then I get to the end and discovered you're in the gold zone. I'm glad you're recovering. That siren in Hawaii was enough to send shock waves all over the world, but I can't imagine what it did to the people like yourself who actually experienced it. The closest thing I can think of was those sonic booms and hiding under my desk during the Cold war, praying like a scared animal with my head tucked in between for cover. If adults had a hard time recovering, what about the children? The pregnant moms? The sick in bed who couldn't move? Yes, I tremble and shudder to think about the direction we could be headed. Thankful you're back in CA. I'm glad you're well and safe. I pray for safety everywhere. 

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Oh, I hope you're feeling better, Hella! Have you been able to get some of your stamina back? Thinking of you - I hope how soon you're back to 'normal!'

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Wow, what a start to the year. I'm glad you are starting to feel better, and are going for the gold! Have a wonderful rest of the year!!

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