Real Estate Broker/Owner with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3158345


Things happen.  Some are good.  Some are not so good.  You can only control yourself and how you respond to what happens around you. 

You control your sphere.  If there are negative or nasty people in your sphere, think about what value they add to you and your life.  You may find they don't need to be in your in your sphere.

Take responsibility.  Stop blaming others.  Be responsible and accountable for your actions.  If you don't like something, change it.  You do not have to stay stuck.  Stop blaming everyone else for your trials and tribulations. 

Focus on what matters.  "If only" only exists in your mind. Things happen that are out of our control but we can control how we respond to what happens.  A buyer jumps off your ship and puts in an offer with a listing agent.  Wish them luck and move on. 

Life happens.  Live and love the process of living it.  Look for the good things in your life and build on them.  Be strong.  Look at your successes.  Treasure them.  When things didn't work out, put it behind you and move forward.

You can't get where you are going without a clear destination.  You need a goal.  Actions must fit the goal. Every Sunday morning over coffee, I do my weekly plan by day and list tasks that don't have a day associated with it.  When I finish my daily tasks, I look to that list and start working on those items in order of importance and time constraints. If you want to earn $100,000 this year, you must figure out how many sales you need, how many contacts you need for one sale and do the math.  Don't start complaining about not being able to reach that goal in October of the year.  Start in October to plan for next year, check your monthly tasks and see that you are on track.  Look monthly and quarterly.  If you are not on track, fix it now.  We just finished the 1st quarter of the year.  You should be 25% of the way to that yearly goal.  Break things down into smaller tasks and account for them regularly.

Life brings challenges.  While we must deal with them all the time, we must take time for ourselves and those important to us.  Do for others what you can do.  Check of those you care for.  It's not all about you.  Be known for always being there for those in need.  It is good for you soul.  Take a vacation.  After the long year of CoVid, I decided that this year I would take at least three week or more trips.  I've booked two beach weeks already and planning the third right now.  I can't cruise so I will be driving to my destinations.  I vowed to take 1 three day break a quarter. I vowed to take off at least one FULL day a week just for me to do what I want to do!  I could watch TV, read, walk, shop or do anything that suits me on that day.  I'm on track with all three of these goals.  I did not account for daily things when I planned but I added to my plan to take one hour each day just for me.  I'm doing a good job with this, too.  It's not selfish to take care of yourself.  It's necessary!  We are partners, spouses, parents, grandparents, someones child, neice or nephew or brother/sister.  But we must take care of ourselves.  No one else has that responsibility. 

Be the best you that you can be, today and everyday!

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Comments (14)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dee, being postive and focusing on what you want whether  by a vision board of just a goal chart for each month like I use.


Apr 05, 2021 09:45 AM
Dee Toohey

Whatever system works for you is the best system! 

Apr 05, 2021 04:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dee- it looks to me like you have an excellent system in place.  I like that you plan ahead and focus on wat you've planned. 

Apr 05, 2021 07:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Apr 10, 2021 06:08 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dee. Between stimulus and reponse man has the power to choose. Good advice is to choose wisely. Enjoy your day.

Apr 11, 2021 05:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Dee - focus is very important.  Some people lose focus because they multi task.  That take your eye off your goal.  Single minded focus.

Apr 11, 2021 05:04 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent post. Being mindful, taking responsibility, managing our time - all are important.

Enjoy your day!

Apr 11, 2021 05:20 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

A great message for all to remember.

Apr 11, 2021 07:21 AM
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

An inspiring message for those of us who get caught up in life and forget how important it is to "focus." If we do things automatically - without that focus - things can veer off course quickly.

Apr 11, 2021 02:28 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

So few agents truly have a plan and just jump at every potential lead and seldom even look at the client as more than a dollar sign.  Having a plan and being dedicated will get far better results

Apr 11, 2021 06:52 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

We can try to give 1002 explanations but it all does come down to what we focus on, so much of the time. :

Apr 11, 2021 09:20 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Plan your work Work your plan  the same can go for planning enjoyment in life too. I think 2020 has taught us all we should plan some quality time not just work work work!

Apr 12, 2021 12:05 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Excellent advice for sure. Focus is a great thing indeed and we all need to hone in on this skill.

Apr 12, 2021 08:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dee - we may not always want to "embrace" each situation that presents itself to us, we can become better acquainted with the process, right?  

Apr 13, 2021 06:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dee:

There is so much great advice in your post about having a focus. It's especially important when life events come along and threaten to derail our plans and goals.


Apr 13, 2021 09:27 AM