Choosing All Or Nothing

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Choosing All Or Nothing

 

 

Pondering Choosing All Or Nothing

 

Choosing All Or Nothing 

 

The possibilities are everywhere it seems.  Some say the opportunties are as well. 

 

It's a choice of course but how does one choose?  Well I imagine there are times when the lesser of two evils prevails.  So much for the best/better man(or woman) winning but it happens.  It's not a game show either where you can find the terrific car or the fabulous once-in-a-lifetime vacation behind the curtain.  There definitely can be a downside.

 

But choices usually involve some analysis, don't they?  The good, the not so good and those areas that can be quickly eliminated.  Go on, move forward and decide.  Other times the issues presented are neither black nor white.  We encounter such situations on a regular basis. You can probably cite a recent example of this without giving it much thought.

 

Proposing a question may be a lot easier than arriving at an answer.  Think of the possibilities beyond the areas we have explored here so far as well.  Maybe it's your business niche. Or perhaps something you want to personally develop or skills you want to enhance.  It may not be a question of all or nothing.  Likely not.   Think of the possibilities.  

 

Most things, most situations can be resolved when an honest, open discussion takes place.  Two sides, maybe more. Discussing the issues.  Honestly.  With an open-mind.  Resolution-oriented,  Dreaming?  I hope not. 

 

As for the pie pictured in this post. It's from canstockphoto.com.  I have mentioned in this forum a past weakness for pie, especially the cherry kind, but it's no longer an issue of choosing it all(the entire pie), a part or nothing at all --- they can be used as a projectile.  And that might be the best possible solution.  Well, for this situation and under these particular circumstances.  Pondering on choices.  Again.  

 

 

 

Choosing All Or Nothing

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Michael. No pondering here about that cherry pie. If it were in front of me, it would be gone in 60 seconds and then would come the time to ponder. Enjoy your day!

May 16, 2019 06:05 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Kat Palmiotti - you're absolutely right that no choice is a choice.  And sometimes it may be appropriate for that decision.  For that time.   

Nina Hollander -once for a childhood birthday I asked for a cherry pie instead of a cake.  Much more to my liking.  It's been some time since I thought of the "decison tree" - thank you for the reminder.  

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - three times a charm?   I had some issues this morning with AR when I was leaving comments too.  

Wayne Martin - these days I choose ponderig over pie it seems.  

May 16, 2019 06:17 AM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs - Interesting points. I normally can make quick decisions and I will stand by them ...no turning back. However, I recently have found myself having issues deciding on a flooring choice and if I should carry it t/o the whole house or start with the guest bath. There are a lot of ancillary decisions that will have to be made. So for now...procrastination!

May 16, 2019 06:37 AM #20
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Nina Hollander
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Michael Jacobs hi Michael.. can't say I think about decision trees very often... but it was so "beaten into" my head when in business school, it's just second nature to me when faced with making decisions. I go into decision tree mode in auto-pilot.

May 16, 2019 06:44 AM #21
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Brian England
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When I saw the picture of the pie, I was hoping it was a sign that you would be baking pies for your AR friends!

May 16, 2019 07:18 AM #22
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - procrastination may be a visitor from time to time but it's not a friend. 

Nina Hollander - some habits stay with us, don't they?  

 Brian England - I don't recall ever baking a pie from scratch.  And I don't think popping a pre-baked one in the oven counts.  

May 16, 2019 07:52 AM #23
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There's that pie in the sky mom sings about. Lol. My favorite is pumpkin pie, but a good hot boysenberry pie with ice cream is a close runner up. See,  more choices? Although, I rarely need to get input from others regarding my food decisions, but Bernie and I always, always discuss the big stuff. 

May 16, 2019 09:30 AM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - pie in the sky likely beats a pie in the face, right?  Pies matter but definitely not as much as big stuff.  

May 16, 2019 11:26 AM #25
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael Jacobs - First of all, you're killing me with that slice of cherry pie! It is now three minutes past the hour of 4 O'Clock my time and I haven't eaten yet today. 

On the topic of choices. I made a mistake and went for my physical therapy early this morning when I was actually scheduled for tomorrow. My therapist was surprised to see me a day early; however, he made the choice to see me anyway and said to keep my appointment for tomorrow as planned. I was pleased with his choice! 

When I left the building, I picked up a VoiceMail. It was my contractor who wasn't scheduled for today but just had to see me about making some changes to our original plan to work in my favor. I had a choice and said yes! It was a good move on both our parts.

I had several choices to make today and thankfully, everyone was a good choice but as you know, it doesn't always work that way and so we do the best and accept good when it comes our way and we try not to make a scene when life doesn't prevail as we hoped. 

"Think of possibilities?" You bet! Some of our best decisions are made impromptu without a formal plan. The art of perseverance without stress is a beautiful thing! We all need to draw outside the lines and make the world a better place and we can do that with making choices that are good at the time. 

May 16, 2019 02:14 PM #26
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - your day as far as decision-making and choices seems to be going well, may that continue through the rest of the day/week. Accentuate the positive, downplay the negative and as you said "try not to make a scene when life doesn't prevail as we hope".  We just keep moving along the best we can.  Thank you.  

May 16, 2019 02:34 PM #27
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Lise Howe
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Sorry - I don't think it is ever all or nothing - I want it my way- and that might be a whole different path - and oh by the way - I want vanilla ice cream on my cherry pie! 

May 16, 2019 07:54 PM #28
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Michael Jacobs
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Lise Howe - I think you are correct where the all or nothing discussion is concerned and that your conclusion regarding vanilla ice cream is "spot on".

May 16, 2019 09:26 PM #29
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael Jacobs  yes times change but Cherry Pie never goes out of style and oh boy Lise Howe  is demanding:))Endre

May 16, 2019 11:05 PM #30
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Michael Jacobs Your last paragraph brings 2 words to my mind; IN COMING!

May 16, 2019 11:41 PM #31
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Endre Barath, Jr. - I guess vanilla ice cream would be the first request and then who knows what follows?

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I think I know what you mean.

May 17, 2019 06:38 AM #32
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Joan Cox
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Michael, must be almost dinner time, because that pie looks so YUMMY!   

May 17, 2019 03:41 PM #33
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Michael Jacobs
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Joan Cox - it may look yummy but likely not so friendly to my tummy.  And other body parts.  

May 17, 2019 03:50 PM #34
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Sharon Tara
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First of all...cherry pie is my favorite pie.

Second...my husband cannot keep up with my decision making process. He is forever behind on what the current decision is. LOL

May 20, 2019 09:49 AM #35
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OMG, THE PIE!! Y U M!

And, I'm reading this on Monday - today, I'm thinking you have a good idea about the projectile!

May 20, 2019 12:26 PM #36
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - at times a different day brings a new perspective. 

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