Reducing My Personal Footprint

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Reducing My Personal Footprint 

 

 

 

Reducing My Personal Footprint

 

 

Reducing My Personal Footprint  Not as a goal necessarily but as a lifestyle. A mindset.  It's a preference and it's mine.  It's the way I choose to live. It's been this way for some time and things of all kinds have become less important.  For many reasons. 

 

An epiphany?  Yes and no.  Of sorts.  And not so dramatic as well.   Life doesn't always cooperate as we might expect.  Stuff happens.  And so do I.  So do each of us. 

 

Reflect. Regroup.  Refocus.  Thoughts can overwhelm.   Just as much as material stuff.  Reduce.  Reuse.  Recycle.  It's all about options.  As much as I like to ponder, I understand the importance of action. Just Do It.  It really is more than a rather nifty slogan and a swoosh.  It's everything associated with it.  Reducing our collective footprint and mine personally. Like so many aspects of life, it's definitely a work in progress.  

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You can't make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt. 

And who wants to leave buttprint in the sands of time. 

                                                                                                            Bob Moawad  

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com. Thankfully, I didn't even search for a buttprint image.  You know, less is really a lot more.  

 

 

 

Reducing My Personal Footprint

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael Jacobs - Thank you! I am involved in many projects and I have a very important goal I'm trying hard to achieve. Today, my mental make-up is more important than cosmetics that cover my face. You are motivating me in the most positive way. 

Aug 11, 2019 08:45 PM #17
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Michael Jacobs
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I remember hearing that if you want something done, ask a busy person.  I guess the thinking is that that busy person will find a way to accomplish the task...something like that....

Aug 11, 2019 08:53 PM #18
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James Dray
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Morning Michael.

When I no longer need anything, I get rid of it.  My wife on the other hand, well that's another story

Aug 12, 2019 01:52 AM #19
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Michael Jacobs
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James Dray - yet another example that the world is made up of many different people.  

Aug 12, 2019 03:25 AM #20
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Joan Cox
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Michael, when I moved last year, I REALLY purged, and 1/3 of my house did not move with me.  I lived in that other house for 17 years, too much space for too much crap.   My new house is the same SF, but laid out differently.

Aug 12, 2019 10:29 AM #21
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Michael Jacobs
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Joan Cox - things seem to have an unusual reproduction power.  Purging can be quite effective.  Moving is often the best way to address it.  

Aug 12, 2019 11:06 AM #22
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Well I've never thought about my buttprint before. LOL

Aug 12, 2019 05:46 PM #23
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - and I do apologize for sharing that "visual" you may not soon forget.  

Aug 12, 2019 05:54 PM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael, foot print, hand print or butt print it is all good. I have been catching up on my reading since  I have been away and busy deleting emails and 'friends'you know those 800 that follow you on FB:)Endre

Aug 12, 2019 11:21 PM #25
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Oh boy! I'm trying to minimize a little at a time but, I really need more hours in the day, Michael.

I will say that I had an evening final walk-through this evening and before I headed to the walk-through, I stopped by my house and changed vehicles. I had loaded Ray's van with items to donate and the donation place was on my way to the walk-through! Killed two birds with one stone and managed to reduce my footprint at the same time!

Aug 12, 2019 11:26 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Endre Barath, Jr. - reducing/eliminating is an ongoing process/prjoject.  It often seems never-ending too.  

Debe Maxwell, CRS - two birds and one stone is one of the multi-tasking functions in life that can work wonders.  

Aug 13, 2019 03:35 AM #27
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs,

I have been recycling for so many decades, I can't remember when I started.  I will donate gently used clothing and the like so that others may enjoy what I have. But I am working hard to continue to pare down. 

Aug 16, 2019 06:31 AM #28
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Bob Moawad lived just under a mile from me for over 20 years. His kids went to school with my kids and I attended several of his inspirational talks. He knew life Michael Jacobs!

Aug 16, 2019 09:55 PM #29
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - it's rather amazing the kind of impact we can have.  In our own world and globally too.

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - small world, huh?  

Aug 18, 2019 03:42 PM #30
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such a contrast between our personal lives and our professional - in our professional lives we need to be out there - putting ourselves in front of our clients and potential clients but in our personal lives it is better to go small and one to one to make those human connections - those prints in other peoples' lives

Aug 19, 2019 05:08 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Lise Howe - I find the contrast a big part of daily life.  Prioritizing on many different levels.  

Aug 19, 2019 05:33 AM #32
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I agree with this quote!

You can't make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt. 

And who wants to leave buttprint in the sands of time. 

                                                                                                            Bob Moawad 

 

Aug 19, 2019 03:38 PM #33
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Michael Jacobs
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - it's a good one, isn't it?  

Aug 19, 2019 03:51 PM #34
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Leanne Smith
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When we relocated to NW AZ, we decided to eliminate much of what we had accumulated for years. Good Will and the Salvation Army benefited by our minimalizing. Now living here in the high desert and being on water haul, we have further reduced our foot print.  Living 15 miles from town, we schedule our trips to town.   This is a choice and those who live in the high desert recognize this is a necessary choice.

Aug 19, 2019 05:19 PM #35
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Michael Jacobs
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Leanne Smith - well there is that familiar quote about mothers and necessity of invention.  It seems to be a part of high desert living too.  

Aug 19, 2019 05:25 PM #36
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