Change Is Inevitable. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


Change Is Inevitable

Ones Reaction Can Speak Volumes


Is That Predictable? 


While change is a constant in our lives, it may not always be a welcome one.  And for all sorts of reasons.  It's definitely not always easy peasy as Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker delighted in discovering somewhat serendipitously in a recent post


How one responds(as well as doesn't respond) makes a difference.  Either reaction matters.  And that may make a big difference. 


That's it for today.  And sometimes that's just enough.   




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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (38)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Barbara Le Pine - the image is from a subscription I have with and I am glad you found some humor in it along with the thought behind it.  I just finished reading your post and I am happy to see it along with the comment you left here.  

Nov 09, 2020 09:38 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

In my area, we wear masks, cross the state line in Missouri or Oklahoma, they are optional.  As far as changes, they come at us every day.  No need to fight them, just roll with them

Nov 10, 2020 12:31 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Reactions make the world go around for better or worse and I have certainly reacted in manners that I am proud of over the years but also manners that I am not proud of, but I learned from those.

Nov 10, 2020 04:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am guilty of deferring some of the changes that I need to make.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Nov 10, 2020 05:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - as you mention "let's roll",  those words in the form of a quote come to mind as memorialized by Todd Beamer on one of those fateful flights taken on 9/11.  

Brian England - there are lessons learned often through changes.  

Roy Kelley - I know what you are saying.  I'm with you as well.  I imagine others have the same or similar feelings.  


Nov 10, 2020 08:59 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Great post Michael Jacobs! Change happens, we can resist it or welcome it. We can truly find a positive in all situations and change. Our attitudes make a difference.

Nov 10, 2020 02:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Beth Atalay - indeed it does.  And that is something that we can control!

And thank you for the highlight within the BananaTude group.  Much appreciated.  

Nov 10, 2020 03:08 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Yep! Change is definitely inevitable. Adaptation is the challenge. 

Nov 10, 2020 08:05 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - indeed.  

Nov 11, 2020 03:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, we do experience change often -- pandemic, real estate, presidents, etc.

Nov 11, 2020 07:01 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've never really been very good at handling change. Funny to hear from a stager, right?

This year has been tough for all of us. 

Sharon Lee  As for fogging up....I find that having the wire to pinch on your nose on a mask takes care of the glasses fogging. 

I make my own cloth masks, always including a wire on the nose.

The BEST mask I have worn, though, is a paper mask...Air Queen. Check it out online. They cost around $30 for ten individually wrapped masks. 

Not only are they very comfortable...they are  N95 equivalent. (more protection than cloth masks) 

Even though they are paper, if you spray them with alcohol after use you can reuse up to 10 times. (can't do that with other paper masks)

My husband has tried so many different types of mask and hates them all. My cloth were his favorite until he tried the Air Queen. 

I just found them on Amazon for a better price and ordered 20 more.

Nov 11, 2020 07:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - I find nothing particularly(or generally) strange about you.  Quirky at times, perhaps but not strange. 

As for your mask commentary, I appreciate(as I am sure others will as well) your analysis and recommendations.   That said, mask-wearing has not work well for me in these regards;  eye glasses fogging continues despite all sorts of suggestions and they do seem to be a bit(okay, more than a bit) claustrophobic yet I continue to wear while out and about.  

Nov 11, 2020 08:05 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Michael Jacobs  I'm telling you....I can wear the Air Queen for long periods of time much better than the other masks.

I think it is the three separate sections...

one covers nose (which can be pinched tight enough for no fog at all),

one section across mouth,

and one over chin.

It is kind of tented over face, leaving space inside, not actually pressing on mouth. 

Nov 11, 2020 08:10 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My husband has an issue with masks sticking to his stubble and the Air Queen doesn't.

It isn't as hot inside either.

Nov 11, 2020 08:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - it sounds as if Air Queen is on the shopping list.  Thanks to you as one of rusted staging queens who has expertise beyond that skill.    

Nov 11, 2020 08:14 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I think the ability to  adapt to change is extremely important to our well-being.  When we don't have power over a change, it is rewarding to be able to adjust our reaction to it. At least that's how I feel. As for the masks, I'm grateful Sharon Tara shared the information...I'll check out the brand she recommends. 

Nov 13, 2020 08:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Michael Jacobs - I hear David Bowie's song ... Changes playing in my head now. Thank you.  
How one responds or does not respond can be a big differentiator.

No response is a response ... and sometimes that is the best response. 

Nov 14, 2020 11:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I have also checked out the mask information shared by Sharon Tara.  Days of fog-free living seems pretty exciting to me which likely says more about my level for achieving excitement than anything else.  

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - okay, now you have done it!   That song is now on an endless loop.  

Nov 14, 2020 01:39 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love the graphic, Michael! 

And, I agree, it's akin to beauty being in the eye of the beholder, isn't it?!

I'm loving Sharon's mask recommendation with the wire. My favorite mask has a wire and is the only one that doesn't fog my sunglasses.

Nov 22, 2020 09:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - yes, I can see the inevitability of  change being similar to beauty(and in the eye of the beholder perspective).   I try(but don't always succeed) in seeing both sides. 

As for the suggestion by Sharon Tara - I checked out the website she recommended and will investigate should either of the two masks I just received fail in the fog-free department.  

Nov 23, 2020 03:24 AM