If you keep doing the same thing over and over...

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Real Estate Agent with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000
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If you keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results -  JUST STOP IT!

 

Do something different, ask for advice and get out of your own way!

 

Already been chewed gum

Don't become a raving fan of the ABC gum club!

 

 

A neighbor of ours has been complaining about his kitchen sink drain that keeps smelling up, for a couple of years now. Every time he brings this up I've asked, so what do you do to fix it? He says, clean out the pipes, again.  I keep asking, maybe you should call a plumber and find out if something isn't quite right. I can give you a few names. No I can handle it!  That isn't necessary. Ok, whatever.....

 

 

Low and behold guess what conversation came up, again!!  Yup! Same issue, same problem and the same solution.  This time I thought well this is just stupid.  So I said, well, if you keep doing the same thing time after time expecting different results, which never happens, why do you keep doing that?  No. No. No. this time I can make it work.  OMG let's try this again,  and I repeated the quote.....

 

 

 

 

So here I go for the very last try and then I'll zip it. Hey......what do you have to lose other than smelly pipes or garbage disposal? Then I left him to do whatever! Sometimes you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink or stop smelling nasty pipes!

 

An hour or so he comes knocking at our door again. Great now what!!  LOL!  He's smiling so something must have clicked (hopefully).  Turns out he further investigated the disposal and it's got some kind of lip thingy that collects crap and it stay there for ever. No wonder it kept smelling he says!  He finally went to Home Depot and bought a new disposal.  Finally!!  New solution, problem solved.  Thank goodness!

 

So what does this story have to do with Real Estate?  Many agents keep doing the same things over and over, expecting different results, to no avail. I've mentored many of them over the years and the conversation goes pretty much the same direction as our neighbor with smelly pipes! Some finally 'get it' and they're off to the races. Others not so much.

 

It's always a choice.  I say, do something different, ask for advice and get out of your own way. Just give it a try, you've got nothing to lose other than frustration and crapy results!

 

If you keep doing the same thing over and over...

 

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Anna “Banana” Kruchten

Designated Broker & Owner

Phoenix Property Shoppe

602-380-4886

Certified Residential Broker  CRB

Certified Residential Specilist CRS

AZ DRE Certified Real Estate Instuctor

 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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1~Laura Filip you crack me up! Do whatever you want to do! Or resist if you want to. It's all a fun journey, isn't it Okay!!!

Oct 22, 2019 10:55 AM #67
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Hi Diana Dahlberg yup it seems a few were focused on who they presumed made up the so called 'quote'.  It's all good! We all focus on what has meaning to us! I sure do as well.

Oct 22, 2019 10:56 AM #68
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Hi M.C. Dwyer it becomes a fun journey once one starts noticing even small things we could shift for the better.  I'm smiling when I say that due to our garbage can shift I wrote in a comment earlier!!

Oct 22, 2019 10:58 AM #69
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Indeed & sometimes it's hard to tell when to give up & jump ship.

Oct 22, 2019 11:55 AM #70
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Oh boy...takes some people much longer than others. Lol

Oct 22, 2019 01:52 PM #71
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I LOVE, Love, love this post Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales!!! Some people are just stuck and accept their situation rather than putting a little effort toward change or moving on to a better place. Glad he finally had a light bulb moment, thanks to your help!

Oct 23, 2019 07:10 AM #72
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Hi Lyn Sims oh for me if it's not working it's time to find another solution. I don't have Patience that doesn't work!

Oct 23, 2019 04:06 PM #73
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Hi Sharon Tara yup it sure does take some folks longer then others to figure that if it's not working.....do anything different!

Oct 23, 2019 04:07 PM #74
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Well thank you Miss Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! !  I knew you'd appreciate after seeing your Q & A post! And yes some folks just 'accept' the way things and give up even looking at other ideas/solutions. I don't get that one! Yes he's glad....and so are G and I as this little saga said bye bye!!

Oct 23, 2019 04:10 PM #75
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Hi Anna,
Sometimes we just need to enjoy the blessing of knowing we have the sanity and problem-solving skills others don't. 

Oct 24, 2019 01:19 PM #76
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Hi Carol Williams amen to that sista! Blessed indeed. And we know how to do HH really well!!

Oct 24, 2019 01:25 PM #77
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We need to keep practicing our HH skills, don't we? 

Oct 24, 2019 03:52 PM #78
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Why yes we do Carol Williams. Let's call the masters hour!

Oct 24, 2019 03:54 PM #79
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You can either get stuck in the same road or you can improve on what you’re doing. It’s all up to us what we do.

Oct 25, 2019 08:43 PM #80
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Anna! That’s a great idea that we should master things in just that exact kind of way in cases like this. :)

Oct 25, 2019 08:44 PM #81
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This is excellent advice to share. I definitely need to change some bad habits.

Nov 05, 2019 11:18 AM #82
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Hi Laura Cerrano stay stuck or find another path.....it's all a choice, isn't it!!

Nov 06, 2019 10:18 AM #83
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Hi Roy Kelley you know it's hard to imagine you have any bad habits!! Seriously!! You are a role model for many of us!!

Nov 06, 2019 10:20 AM #84
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Your kind words are very much appreciated. 

Have an outstanding November.

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Morning Anna.

Sometimes you just have to keep flipping the switch until the light comes on.  Great post, thanks

Nov 10, 2019 02:03 AM #86
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