Did You Miss "Work Like a Dog Day" August 5?

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August 5 was "Work Like a Dog Day"and I was so busy "working like a dog" I forgot to greyhound dogs racing imageblog about it! 

While the creator and origins of “Work Like a Dog Day” on August 5, are unknown, most people understand that “working like a dog” means acting with total focus, devotion and passion on the task at hand until it’s completed.

Then it’s time to play or rest-other activities that dogs do well, too-and ones we'd be wise to emulate. 

dogs sleeping imageHow does one distinguish between “Working Like a Dog” and Being a Workaholic"? 
orkaholics just work (or are "at work" physically) all the time. No time for pleasure, little time for food, and hardly any time for rest either. It’s a fast track to job burnout and health issues.

To me, “Working Like a Dog” is practicing the habit Gary Keller describes in his book, “The One Thing”.  Simply “Do the One Thing” that, by doing it, will make the rest of the day easier and more efficient.

That "One Thing" could be lead generating or calling one's sphere of influence. It could be working to resolve that last contingent item on the contract. Or it could be taking that first walk around the block. dog sunglasses [party hat image

To learn about more Weird August Holidays, read my blog post at Weird August Holidays-How Many Have You Heard of Before This Blog?

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Frankly, I forgot what we did yesterday, however I do remember that everything that needed to be done did get done.  A

Aug 06, 2019 03:09 PM #1
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Ron & Alex,

Sounds like a good day if everything that needed to be done did get done.

Aug 06, 2019 05:11 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Yep, "Work Like a Dog Day" totally blew by me.  However, this has been an exceptionally busy summer, with loads of stuff coming at me from left field.  So, I was probably working like a dog.

Aug 06, 2019 06:40 PM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Hi Michelle,  Thanks for sharing this awesome blog.  Although I did not know it was "work like a dog day", that is indeed what I did.  I love your reference to 

The One Thing.  Works for me.

Aug 06, 2019 07:27 PM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning again Michelle.

So, that is what I experience every day, seven days a week.  

Aug 07, 2019 01:39 AM #5
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Missed it? Nope, we worked like dogs.

Aug 07, 2019 04:33 AM #6
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