Are You Winning The Epic Battle of Home Life vs. Work Life? (PFS 004)

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Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

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Rest & Recharge is as important as Listings and Closing Escrows! Last week I produced a podcast on Boundaries, which is a continued effort to remind entrepreneurs, small business owners and Realtors to stop and smell the roses. You get one life, don’t blow it! Two years ago,

I posted a series of blogs regarding balancing work and home, business and personal and the challenges with that and disciplines required for it.

 

Listen to Episode 004 Here: Boundaries: Balancing Home Life Your Work Life

 

I very often debate with other agents about the merits of rest & recharge vs. 24/7. Look, you can run your business anyway you see fit. But, (maybe selfishly) I just feel other Realtors would be more pleasant to work with and our industry would have a better reputation if we were business trained and took better care of ourselves.

 

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Buffini & Company: Balancing The 5 Circles of Life

 

 

I’ve seen 24/7 go-getters in my life go through multiple marriages, alcohloism, have heart attacks, become depressed and I even know two that paid the ultimate price; they committed suicide.

 

Postcards From Success PodcastThey lost track of their priorities and habits and disciplines required for balancing the five circles of life: work, family, personal (mental & physical health), financial and spiritual as taught to me by one of my mentors, Brian Buffini and Buffini & Company. Rather than repeat what I shared back then, that still holds true today, I’ve provided you the links here for the back story to this week’s Podcast topic: Boundaries: Balancing Home Life Your Work Life.

 

Job Posting: No Day Off, No Vacation, Apply Within (part1)

 

Job Posting: No Day Off, No Vacation, Apply Within (part 2)

 

Notice I say balancing, not balance – which implies some sort of mythological destination we someday arrive where all things are truly balanced. I think that’s called R.I.P. because if you are living life, life is organic and chaotic, something is always out of balance.

 

It's a Balancing Act, Never True Balance, That Sets You Free!

 

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An agent on ActiveRain recently asked: “I know lots of agents have kids. How do you balance work and family time? Such as emails and phone calls coming in at random times.” My response:

"I'm open 8am-6PM Mon-Fri Appt only Sat and closed Sundays. SUNDAYS ARE FAMILY DAYS. NO PHONE, NO TECH, (No Business).

Unless pre-booked to work past 6PM, my bride can count on me to be home for dinner by 6:30PM. When my son had football games I was "already booked on a client appointment; I can offer these two alternative choices." My clients know my hours when they hire me. My boundaries are set day one with them and they hire me, or they don't. I must honor my boundaries, or my clients won't. Take it or leave it; this is advice from a miserably-divorced & happily-remarried man who had no boundaries early in his career and paid the price."

 

Listen to Episode 004 Here: Boundaries: Balancing Home Life Your Work Life

 

 

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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Thomas - if you have gained fame and wealth at the expense of other things what have you really gained?

Jul 01, 2018 10:58 AM #1
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Great point Grant Schneider, what's the benefit of wealth through 24/7 work habits if your marriage is in trouble and your kids are alienated?

Jul 01, 2018 11:35 AM #2
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Hi Tim,
"It's a balancing act, never true balance."  So true!  I totally agree with you on boundaries.  If you don't respect yourself and family, who will? 

Jul 01, 2018 11:38 AM #3
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Carol Williams I''ll pass your comments on to Tim, my twin, in the meantime, thanks for stopping by! 

Jul 01, 2018 11:40 AM #4
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Congratulations!  You've been Featured in the Bananatude group. 

Jul 01, 2018 11:41 AM #5
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Thomas,

Good post, good advice, and what you said is very true.  Thank you for your wise words. A

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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Great advice and so very important if one wishes to live a happy, healthy, balanced life.  When I first started in this business, I admit I let it get the best of me for a few months, then I realized *I* had the ability to control the insanity.  

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