A bag of goodies in 2020...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000
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A bag of goodies in 2020...

 

 

2020 YEA! I've been dreaming of 2020 and have my site on things that will happen this year and it's exciting. In fact I'm smiling right now thinking about it all!  Thanks to Endre Barath, Jr. for suggesting and hosting the January contest with exactly what I've been thinking about.....What changes did you make last year or the year before that worked?

 

Notice that he's asking for what actually works for each of us! I know exactly what works and has worked for me and am happy to share it.  It may sound a big odd to some and that's fine, it works for me and that's what really counts.

 

 

 

I see life and business as one in the same and have for many years. How I show up in life is how I show up in business. Happy. It's that simple for me.  I was quite fortunate to have a very wise mentor years ago show me that being happy IS the point of life that creates true success. That's it. I remember thinking way back when, that guy is off his rocker, surely it's way more complicated than that?  But, he was so damn funny!  He drew me in to his thoughts with laughter, constant laughter and smiles.

 

One thing he said to the group was 'Lighten Up You Worthless Slugs", as he was smiling at us of course! We all took ourselves so damn seriously back then. That was about to change for most of the group. The funny part is that over the past 35 years, every once in awhile one of my friends (or myself) who 'gets' the happy concept is all bunched up in 'seriousness'.  What do we say to each other.....you got it, Lighten Up You Worthless Slug"! And like magic....things start shifting! I know it's sounds so ridiculous but for some reason it cracks us up - due to that dear sweet man from those years ago.

 

2020 has been a long LONG time coming for me over 2019!  Typically I start my day and business with a long early morning hike. It refreshes my mind and spirit and it's very inspiring in all ways. I love being in nature hearing the birds and seeing all the little animals along the path. By the time I'm back in the office I'm totally calm and at peace and that's when my business flows easily and simply to me.

 

 

 

 

This past year was an off year for me physically, it was tough to walk or sit in my office. It began in January and kind of went on for months and months. I kept my spirits up and kept looking for a solution.  But...I wondered how I'd maintain my happy spirit and business with this foot challenge.  And trust me, it was a challenge to even consider that idea!

 

That's when one of my 'know it all friends' says to me - Lighten Up You Worthless Slug! BINGO. I knew I'd find a solution and then.... finally before Thanksgiving it was time for surgery and it all flowed easily to me this time. Things went perfectly and my doctors and nurses were so kind and encouraging! I was so grateful for that as I had had an opposite experience previously. I'm almost to the 6 week post surgery point and hoping to be back out hiking in another few weeks. Yea!  It will take some time to get back up to speed but I'm patient, and just so happy knowing I'll be outside in nature again very soon. I might be the slowest poke on the trail but hey, I'll be out there! 

 

So you know what that means.....life and business will once again flow easily to me in 2020.

 

 

Thanks Endre Barath, Jr. for inspiring me to write up my life/biz 'what works' story! And I so look forward to reading all the other posts to come!   Happy 2020 Everyone!

 

A bag of goodies in 2020...

 

 

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Anna “Banana” Kruchten

Designated Broker & Owner

Phoenix Property Shoppe

602-380-4886

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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
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Hi Laura Cerrano hope is a good thing.  I learned another way of approaching things from my other wise mentor.  She always talked about ''knowingness'. Just know it will happen as you vision it. And it does - unless I get in my own way lOL!

Jan 07, 2020 11:35 AM #58
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LOL Kris Collis, Associate Broker are you kidding!! Worthless slugs know all about having fun in nature with pizazz and soul! There you go - A slug with Pizazz LOL!  Thanks so much for your kind words. I can't wait to get the go ahead tomorrow to get back out in the preserve behind our home!!

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Thank you for the inspiring story and for reminding us that attitude is what changes a challenging situation into just a hurdle that should not deter us from enjoying life to the fullest.

Aloha!

Jan 07, 2020 11:41 AM #60
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Hi Monique Ting you're welcome!  It's all about attitude and how we perceive things to be. That's the fun part....choose what you prefer and makes you feel good. There are always going to be 'challenges' in life, aren't there! Challenge is a good thing.

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Anna, I literally feel your pain! I ran marathons for a long time. I have destroyed my feet and knees! I have had to learn to walk with pain in every step! It is not easy to do that in this business 

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I like it... I hope you won't mind if I borrow it the next time someone I know who melts down frequently get's called a slug.

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Hi Anna:

I love that quote!! How could you not smile when hearing or saying it.

Glad to hear you are on the mend and soon will be back with your reguar hiking routine that brings so much to your life! Keep us posted!

Jeff

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Life is seldom easy and when we get down it takes more courage to get moving gin than not.  Hope your health and outlook soar in the new year

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There really is nothing better than being out in nature, I too love to get up and go for a hike first thing. I know if I wait till later it just won't happen. I was just in Germany and every day we walked, whatever the weather. The Germans don't believe there is such a thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing for the weather. So, I know this year you will be assailing those trails, love your photos, very encouraging to get out there and walk.

Jan 09, 2020 10:45 AM #66
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OMG Tom Bailey I am so sorry to hear about your foot pain.  I too was a runner for years and that probably attributed to my issues as well along with hiking up and down mountains for years. I hope there is something you can do for yours.......I really do.

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Hi Tammy Lankford, well not sure I'd use that line with somebody having a melt down.  Probably wouldn't work that great.  I have another idea of which I just might write a post about. I used it with melt down agent types on occasion when we had an office full of them.

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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS me too! At the time all those years ago it was so darn funny. Still is today!  Thanks for your good wishes!!

Jan 09, 2020 02:27 PM #69
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Hi Ed Silva what? Life isn't easy.  So not true!  Life is easy if we allow it to be our choice and that includes foot issues! I think it's all in the attitude.....positive attitude!

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Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I so enjoyed reading your hikng posts!  Us hikers 'get' the outdoors and nature thing - it's a good bug to have!  Thank you!

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"These boots are made for hiking, and that's just what they'll do. Look out 2020, cuz these boots are going to hike all over you." ( Sung ala Nancy Sinatra style)

Love this story and so happy you are back to 100% for the New Year. Yay! 

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Great story of inspiration and a can do attitude.  But what else would we expect from Anna Banana?!  You go girl! 

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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD lol I remember that song!  Now when I can get out hiking it will be playing in my head - and I'll be smiling all the way!  PS I just sent a bunch of your multigen posts to my sister in Canada as they're thinking of a multigen lifestyle. I told her about you and how much you've writen on this subject. Thank you!  It will be of great help to them all!

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Hi MS Jan Green  great to see you in the new year!  And it's past time for our girls HH!!

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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS here is our website all about MultiGen living - MultiGenerationalHomesandLifestyles  We've got a lot of first-hand experience posts there. And, we're hoping to expand it with related resource partners soon. 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD for some odd reason your link didn't open here.  I messed with it and got it to open elsewhere.  Weird.  Thanks for sending it - on it's way to my sis!

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