Uncertain Times? Certainly Not!

Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

Uncertain Times?  Certainly Not!

 Remaining positive and productive while staying informed.


Thomas J Nelson Realtor San Diego


I certainly am going to work out daily, as usual. Staying healthy is critical. I just won't do it at the gym. (5 mile hikes with my dog have been my exercise of choice 5x week).

I certainly will shower and dress for work each day. I just have a really short commute to my home office across the hall.Thomas J Nelson REALTOR

I certainly will limit my exposure to sensationalized, fear mongering news. I will stay informed through a balanced and trusted "mutual fund" of resources.

I certainly will work in my business per "usual". I just won't be meeting face to face live for now. I will meet face to face however on Zoom, Skype, Go To Meeting, Facetime etc. I've also met with my Toastmasters club, my networking groups and attended several seminars this way in the last 2 weeks. It works great!

I certainly won't be falling behind too much at work, I have much to do. Projects to start or finish, clients to call and check in on, marketing, videos, Podcast, blog, research, etc., all can be done still from the home office. Brush the dust off procrastinated goals and "eat those frogs".

I certainly have many unread self-improvement and business builder books. Now would be a great time to reinvest my library into brain where the info goes to work.

I certainly realize people are scared, sick and dying. I can empathize without becoming paralyzed. I can do my part for my friends and family and community safely.

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I certainly realize many are suddenly out of work-kinda me too. Technically I'm one of them. But, I choose to stay busy, healthy and positive. I know this is temporary.

I certainly have survived the last 6 viruses/pandemics and The Crash of 2007. This is nothing compared to surviving homelessness, divorce, stroke and a few broken hearts, and more...all of which I've overcome. You? I can, I will, I believe (we will all will beat this COVID-19 season). And it's only a season.

I certainly want to make the best of this, to create good memories within the challenge of this. I do want to be proud of how I behaved towards, spoke to and helped out my family, friends, clients and community.

I certainly know this isn't easy, but nothing much in life has been. Growing up, school, vocation, marriage, relationships, business, etc. - none were easy. Life right now, not very easy. But, I certainly know life is worthwhile when you walk through it aligned with your definite purpose.

thomas J nelson realtor san diego real estateNow is certainly a great time to revisit your goals, re-align them with your values and update your plan.

Are you living your best self, your major definite purpose? Use this time to shine and remain out from under the doom and gloom of the negative news.

Yes, stay informed, but I dare suggest, we live our lives as we see them and design them, not as the "click bait", negatively sensationalized media dictates...most certainly!


I certainly wish you the best, to be safe, make healthy choices and certainly remain optomistic and connected to your tribes; change is certainly guaranteed.




I remain a resource to you, if you have a need or just a need to talk, I remain in service to you. We have been inconvenienced, not devastated.

             We'll pause, then proceed!


Comments (45)

Christine Wade
Christine Wade - Townsend, MT
Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager


You are a very motivated soul!  Great way to share that motivation with others...

Mar 23, 2020 02:59 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"I certainly will work in my business per "usual". I just won't be meeting face to face live for now."  That's a valuable thing to do, Thomas.  Several years ago, I needed to stay home for a period of time to recover from a surgery.  I used the time to write newsletters, and do mailouts.  I also used the time to reconnect with past clients.

Mar 23, 2020 04:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Thomas, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 23, 2020 04:23 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

It couldn't have been said any better. I have no doubt you'll overcome this and I wish everyone success.

Mar 23, 2020 05:53 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Mar 23, 2020 06:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Well said, Thomas. Your certainty is positive and reassuring. Personally, I'm certain that we will get through this and learn a lot in the process. 

Mar 23, 2020 06:34 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Mar 23, 2020 06:37 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets  This is certainly a well deserved featured post that I certainly enjoyed.

Mar 23, 2020 09:29 PM
Realty Pack
Realty Pack - Bel Air, CA
Real Estate Blog

Thank you, Thomas J. Nelson, for such a great post. It certainly was very motivational.

Mar 24, 2020 01:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Excellent and positive post that will certainly provide many readers with a boost of energy this morning. I agree with everything you said, including limiting access to news. Now THAT can be depressing!

Mar 24, 2020 05:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - certainly a must-read.  Positivity in always-changing times.  Business as usual in some ways and in quite an unexpected way too.  

Mar 24, 2020 06:56 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hi Thomas,

Great post! Congrats on being featured as it certainly should have been. It's nice to see you are making the best of this time. I am sure we will all come through this, all the wiser.

Mar 24, 2020 06:20 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Don't believe in drama!  

Mar 24, 2020 07:18 PM
Lainie Ramsey
Homes By Lainie Real Estate Group - Pottsboro, TX
Lake Texoma Expert

I read this to my boyfriend. We both love it! Thanks for the positive words!

Mar 24, 2020 07:23 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

I'm honored, thank you for sharing it and our kind words.

Mar 24, 2020 07:56 PM
Jana Holmstrup
Jana Holmstrup - CCO - Kings Mortgage Services, Inc. - Visalia, CA

Excellent point about change and , Yes, we will work thru this together ♥️

Mar 24, 2020 08:28 PM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

We all have experienced our share of trials and tribulations throughout our journey of life and the challenges to our current circumstances is another obstacle, yet, our resiliency is dependent on our attitude and gratitude for the Blessings we have and that we share with with others in our community. Great post.

Mar 25, 2020 01:11 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Great attitude and wise words Kimo Jarrett thank you for stopping by.

Mar 25, 2020 08:22 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When Stanley was looking for Livingston in the deepest and darkest parts of Africa, nothing stood in his way except himself. He adapted to his circumstances and made so many discoveries. Columbus the same way. Their problems and solutions are our studies today. Lets not forget we are all explorers & explore!

Mar 25, 2020 06:53 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

I connected with your comment so much Richie, I literally am an Explorer in my Buffini & Company Heritage Profile (aka DISC), so I couldn't agree more.

Mar 25, 2020 08:18 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I love that . . . we have been inconvenienced, not devastated. I have a husband and a daughter with this virus. But attitude is so important, and I refuse to be in the trenches with the hysteria. Thank you for your well-thought-out article. I wish you health and prosperity as we navigate through this phase.

Mar 25, 2020 07:34 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Mana from heaven are comments from you MiMi, thank you for your kind words. I'm always flattered by a great author's (you) comments.

My best to your hubby and daughther for a speedy recovery; they will recover strong! May you remain in good health. Digital hugs to you. 

Mar 25, 2020 08:17 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I'm with you!  I'm still working every day, checking with customers, getting dressed, exercising (at home) and sticking to a routine.  And I'm staying positive--just take it day to day

Mar 25, 2020 12:28 PM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I have certainly struggled with point one that you make.  That ends today and I will be out running some trails shortly.  Thank you for the inspiration.

Mar 27, 2020 12:51 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Excellent Thomas, chock full of gold nuggets and take aways  for a lifetime.  "I can empathize without becoming paralyzed. I can do my part for my friends and family and community safely.... We are designers, not click bait.


Mar 27, 2020 02:37 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Certainly enjoyed reading this post!  Now and everyday we must stay POSITIVE!

Mar 30, 2020 01:42 PM

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