Left Hand. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

Left Hand 

Meet Right Hand



It is easy for me to admit that my physical coordination and athletic prowess has never been one of my strengths.  I accept that.  Anything beyond basic exercise can test my fitness agility. 



And that’s stretching the limits of basic, mind you.  That said I was thinking about the familiar(well, at least to me)  expression of the left hand knowing what the right hand is doing. 



Not in the world of physical adroitness but in the coordination of ideas.  Of purpose.  And intent.  I can assuredly veer off in that aspect as well but I tend to have a bit better control.  Just a bit though.



No finger-pointing especially when it may be self-directed.  No gestures of any kind nor any words necessary.   Just a moment on a Sunday.  Now back to your regularly scheduled pondering. . .  



The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com. 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (23)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

About the only thing I play anymore is golf, I'm slowing down on that one.  I suspect I have only part of this season and a little of the next one, if that

Apr 19, 2021 12:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello James - for however long you continue, I hope it's enjoyable.  

Apr 19, 2021 05:59 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael - I will readily admit that my hand eye coordination is not good that translated into poor performance in things like softball.  However, I chose something else to excel in--swimming.

Apr 19, 2021 03:19 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Grant - for me, many eye coordination activities seem akin to swatting flies.  🙃

Apr 19, 2021 06:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Michael... my left hand is pretty useless... I am very right hand oriented. The only thing I can do with my left hand that I can't do with my right is thread a needle... not that I've done that in years. I can't think of anything worse than having to sew something! :)

Apr 19, 2021 04:22 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Nina - so much for excelling in the ambidextrous portion of today's com[petition, right?  I know I am going to take a "pass".  

Apr 19, 2021 06:03 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I think it's so amazing that some people can use either left or right hands for different activities. Like ball players who are right handed, but can only pitch or throw a ball with their left hand!

Apr 19, 2021 05:38 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Sheila and Larry - I attempt without much success to utilize the left and right side of my brain whenever possible.  It's definitely a work-in-progress.  

Apr 19, 2021 06:04 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that my right hand always knows what my left hand is up to, haha.  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend my friend!

Apr 19, 2021 05:48 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Brian - good for you!  I hope your weekend was good as well with a terrific upcoming week.  

Apr 19, 2021 06:06 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, I grew up having a mom that taught piano lessons, so definitely had to know both hands worked.

Apr 19, 2021 06:45 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Joan - and you certainly understood the importance of practice.  

Apr 19, 2021 07:03 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Michael! If only I could pat my head and rub my belly

Apr 19, 2021 07:24 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Rocky - I often have the same thought.  Still working on it.

Apr 19, 2021 07:30 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I have long had to mentally stop and think which is my left or right when asked to turn, roll over , etc. 

Apr 19, 2021 07:52 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Sharon - I often think that - especially when I feel the need to smack my head in disbelief.  Slapping myself silly --- perhaps it is too late.  

Apr 19, 2021 08:40 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Ha, fun post. I'm struggling to remember if I'm left brain or right brain this morning. Or is that a complete myth?  My daughter is a lefty and I do know her softball coaches loved that trait. Apparently, it's a good thing in sports. I do know she is very coordinated and her right hand compliments her left hand too. 

Apr 19, 2021 08:34 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Debb and Bernie - it's a pair I am sure she finds handy.  

Apr 19, 2021 08:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I Often observe Michael, other hands in the mix so I just don't have to deal with the right and the left. there is always some other power pulling  in the strings (yikes) 🤪

Apr 19, 2021 10:03 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Paul - you're so right - cooks in the kitchen and hands in all sorts of places.  

Apr 19, 2021 04:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- oh yes, my right hand is the boss. Thank goodness for my piano lessons which helped to get my left hand working a bit better with my right hand. Had to or everyone would have covered their ears. 

Apr 19, 2021 11:26 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Kathy - not a secret review - I don't recall knowing of your piano skills.  

Apr 19, 2021 04:53 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

My right hand has had to pick up some slack since getting injured two years go when I fell in a listing.  (I'm not coordinated either.)  The fall seriously diminished the use of my thumb.  It's better than it was, but it isn't a picnic when a right hand has to go in for a task meant for the left.

Apr 19, 2021 12:27 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Chris Ann - different circumstances definitely help us master adaptability.  

Apr 19, 2021 04:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

My husband taught me how to determine left and right on a boat or ship.  There are 4 letters in Port and Left - Port is the left side of the boat.  That makes Starboard the right side... This came in handy with our Hobie Cat.

Apr 19, 2021 02:33 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Sheri - that's a handy way.  

Apr 19, 2021 04:56 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Just this morning I was pondering why it is that I'm not like many folks able to walk and chew gum at the same time.  I seem to laser focus on one thing, and then seal everything else out!

Apr 19, 2021 05:23 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Myrl - I have never been able to master some gum chewing techniques.  Walking while chewing may be one of my accomplishments but I don't practice it often as I am not much of a gum-chewer.  As for blowing bubbles - no way.  No how.  Not going to happen.  Stepping in a sticky mess on the sidewalk - why can I find always seem to find those?   

Apr 20, 2021 08:30 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael, I'm pretty good at multi-tasking, I can not use my left hand to write though. My son can write with both hands perfectly with no effort. 

Apr 20, 2021 08:19 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Beth - I am amazed at those who can write with both hands and even more impressed with those who can do it well.  Good for him.  

Apr 20, 2021 08:32 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Left foot, left foot, right foot right....ahhh, Dr Seuss is always appropriate 

Apr 20, 2021 01:16 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Jeffery - it seems Dr Seuss comes to the rescue often when saving words and thoughts are part of the discussion.  

Apr 21, 2021 07:49 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Made me think of left and right brain...which brought to mind a female comedian who calls her husband "left brain". Jeanne Robertson....she is really funny.

Apr 21, 2021 06:42 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Sharon - thank you for the introduction.   Her name is new-to-me. 

Apr 21, 2021 07:50 AM
Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Michael, I have always joked that my clumsy left hand serves as nothing but decoration. That being said, my right hand always tries to pay attention to what the lefthand is doing. Literally, and metaphorically!

Apr 21, 2021 02:16 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Gwen - I definitely know what you are saying.   Even as it remains a work-in-progress.  

Apr 25, 2021 04:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Apr 22, 2021 07:08 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Roy - although I am slow in responding, I hope the same for you.  

Apr 25, 2021 04:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I always wanted to be ambidextrous, Michael! I am VERY left-handed and was quite athletic in my younger years. However, that doesn't mean there was a lot of coordination going on though! LOL 

Now I struggle with klutziness but, my left hand still does 95% of everythig I do - besides type!

On another note, my main assistant, who helps me with all of the back-end paperwork and scheduling is on maternity leave. I have been telling everyone that I'm missing my right ARM! 

Apr 24, 2021 11:41 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Debe - the klutzy factor is one I am well-acquainted with many tales to share of varying levels of embarrassment.  As for assistants and their assitance, it seems many have octopus-like capablilities.   

Apr 25, 2021 04:52 AM

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