Finding the Fantastic

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Casual Uncluttering LLC

I am thankful every single day for my clients. They teach me funny, facing fear, the fantastic and fabulous. I'm immeasurably wealthier for the I-don't-have-enough-words-to-describe-it-all knowledge and wisdom they share with me. If I didn't have a confidentiality clause in my contract, I'd be shouting "THANK YOU" from the observation deck of the Space Needle to the client who taught me about The Slow Mo Guys, scientists - usually, artists - often, comedians - definitely, fascinating - unquestionably. I've watched three of their 100+ videos, and am already sure I could watch Breaking Youtube with Slow Mo Glitter on an endless loop for the rest of my life and cover my walls with their stills (hint, guys, PLEASE start selling stills.). I refuse to spoil it for anyone by explaining exactly what they do. Just go click on the YouTube link. Might not be for you, for any number of reasons. But that'll be OK.

 

Find your fantastic. Find that something that makes you exhale "Oooooooooohhh." Fireworks, music, art glass, a certain breed of cat - (Abyssinians and Somalis are my weakness, if I were ever going to get a purebred as opposed to a plain-old alley cat rescue), throwing pots, growing gardens... WHATEVER it is, find it. You'll know when you find "right," inextricably exciting and relaxing, intriguing and ever-so-slightly intimidating. It'll feel great. And then cherish it whenever you can. The Slow Mo Guys are absolutely going to be my #1 go-to must-see never-grow-old pick-me-up OR calm-me-down. I am dazzled.

Comments (16)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We love Abys.  We have had several, and each one has been memorable and held a special place in our heart.  Here is Quincy, he is a red.   Happy Monday, love your enthusiam and thankfulness.  A

Aug 23, 2021 07:30 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Ron and Alexandra Seigel OHMIUNIVERSE, he is GORGEOUS. One of my clients has two - I can never describe how beautiful they are except to say they look as if they've been dusted with gold. Lauren

Aug 23, 2021 07:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Aug 23, 2021 08:12 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Roy Kelley Thank you!! Lauren

Aug 23, 2021 05:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lauren - we are fortunate that finding the fantastic can be a part of our regular life.  

Aug 23, 2021 09:03 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Michael Jacobs OHMIUNIVERSE, YES!!! Lauren

Aug 23, 2021 05:39 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO What a delight to read your post. I am an ocicat lover, by the way! 

Aug 23, 2021 09:37 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Wendy Rulnick Umhum, ocicats are amazing too. And Siamese. First breed I ever fell in love with was Siamese, after one kept me company all night the first time I ever slept away from home. I was five. Lauren

Aug 23, 2021 05:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lauren, great post, with lots of enthusiasm!   I lost my kitty in June, and got a short hair white and gray kitty.   

Aug 23, 2021 11:27 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Joan Cox My sympathies for your loss - our furry little ones are every bit as much a part of our families as everyone else. I'm glad you've found someone new to share love with. Lauren

Aug 23, 2021 05:36 PM
CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

Good afternoon Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO.  Our clients can teach us a lot of things if we will take the time to listen.

Have a Happy Day!

Aug 23, 2021 03:36 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA Yes!!!!! Lauren

Aug 23, 2021 05:35 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Loved your post Lauren! Thank you for sending out such a positive message to all of us and I do agree that every should find their fantastic, no matter what that may be.

 

This is Kenslee, our 4-year old little Gbaby princess, petting Slinky cat, a very sweet cat that found us right after our Tux cat passed away. He is my heart!

 

Aug 23, 2021 06:21 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Kenslee, a wonderful name for an obviously very special young person, and Slinky, a marvelous name for a cat. So a perfect pair. Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lauren-I love how excited you are to find your fantastic...very much like finding what enriches your life. I'm off to check out your Youtube recommendations.  

Aug 23, 2021 06:52 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Kathy Streib Do tell me what you think. Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Aug 28, 2021 06:47 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Kathy Streib I'm honored. Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:44 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lauren - the video of the spark plug was awesome.  Thanks for sharing it.

Aug 29, 2021 04:21 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Grant Schneider yeah, I liked that one too. Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:45 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lauren. Finding the fantastic is a journey and not a destination. Will check this out. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Aug 29, 2021 05:12 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Wayne Martin I love the way you've expanded my idea. AWESOME!!! Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO ,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your very uplifting post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week. I missed it and love your enthusiasm! Am going to check out these video selections you shared.

Aug 29, 2021 07:43 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I'd love to know what you think. And I had a funny moment - went to share the slow mo folk with my son, who kinda gave me a "Well, yeah" answer - poor ol' Mom is sooo behind-the-times... At least he and I agree about the awesomeness. Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:47 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lauren:

Thank you for the positivity and enthusiasm in your post - what a wonderful message!

And I enjoy the SloMo Guys video alot. Thanks for the introduction!

Jeff

Aug 29, 2021 05:09 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Jeff Dowler, CRS I'm very glad you enjoyed them. Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Fun read now  with that said we love all animals have three cats and a dog not a specific breed unless you consider Rescue as a Breed:)Endre

Aug 29, 2021 10:42 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Endre Barath, Jr. Rescue is not a breed. It's a state of mind. Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:48 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The fortunate ones are those that recognize and keep that precious moment as it makes for a happier life.  

Aug 30, 2021 05:38 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Ed Silva Beautifully said! Lauren

Aug 30, 2021 07:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well I guess for the past 25 plus years we have been in a Rescue State of Mind (breed with all our animals)Endre

Aug 30, 2021 10:40 PM