Me, Myself And. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

Me, Myself


Some Thoughts On The Letter “I”...

It is well-known by most that using the “I” word too often is ill-advised. This post isn’t about that.  Not exactly although my ideas(far beyond fuzzy feelings) are clearly inserted here and there as self-realization moves from that place of continuous thought and a work-in-progress to somewhere a bit closer to practiced reality.

For sure, introspection, came to mind upon initial investigation in the mirror the other day.  Come on, it’s 'there' staring back.  Darn reflections. Not quite in a highly inquisitive manner but definitely inquiring.  While interesting might be a word that comes to some minds in such a situation - a different form of the word came to me that morning.  Interested.  As in increasing knowledge of the things around. 

Maybe it’s 'intimate awareness'.  Now that’s an 'IA' alternative that is much different from the state abbreviation for Iowa let alone for Internal Affairs.  Would itemizing such a list of words be

illuminating to anyone?   

How often is the letter “I” used to begin a statement or a conversation?  And even when it’s self-talk that doesn't necessarily make it imaginary.  

Of course made up words enter many conversations and one of many pet peeves in the world of words -  irregardless - it isn't used that often these days or has it become invisible or is it simply ignored???  Do people care? Even an iota?

Well, enough of me - what do you think of “I”???  Letter-wise, of course.  As for this post, you're right, it's written in italics.

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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (45)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, do believe you have utilized all the "I" words and IDEALLY would have come up with a new one, but not enough coffee yet.

Sep 19, 2021 05:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - in (an) instant. . .   

Sep 19, 2021 05:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 19, 2021 05:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - indeed.  

Sep 19, 2021 06:08 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I am Impressed.

Your replies using all "i" words are quite incredible!


Sep 19, 2021 06:50 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

I was born in Pasadena in 1948. It has been many years since I was there. My Aunt Vernon Russel lived in Moterery Park. She was a great Aunt....

Sep 19, 2021 07:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - it's intentional, imagine. . .  


Eric Bouler - I (remember you) informing (me) in (the past).  

Sep 19, 2021 08:05 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Make it about the other person. Ask questions like "are you looking for a ranch style home near the hospital..." and "Do you find yourself less and less fond of steps the older you grow?" Make it about them not you in the service providing. The how can I help you requires no you, all them to be successful putting yourself in the customer's shoes Michael Jacobs .

Sep 19, 2021 08:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Sep 20, 2021 08:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - and the same to you.  Have a good Monday and a great week ahead.  

Sep 20, 2021 08:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Professional writers advise to avoid the world "I." Isn't it interesting that anyone can write a Blog but it doesn't mean they are professional writers or editors. 

Sep 20, 2021 08:38 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael - so my thoughts.  I is great with affirmations but not so much with talk with others.  Rather than I can do, say my clients tell me that...  Just a thought on I.

Sep 20, 2021 09:31 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Intriguing post, Michael, with some pretty inspiring pondering as a result.


Sep 20, 2021 02:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - incredibly insightful.


Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - indeed(the threshold for entry is rather low isn't it?)


Grant Schneider -  ideally


Jeff Dowler, CRS - (you) identified it.  

Sep 21, 2021 06:22 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Impressive and intriguing, Michael - just like you!

Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - incomprehensible(at times and) in  (case you forget).

Sep 21, 2021 07:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

🤣   < ideograph

Sep 21, 2021 07:36 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have to disagree; it's all about me 🙄 Michael Jacobs 

Sep 21, 2021 07:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael it is in the works coming soon like a new listing:))))))))))))Endre

Sep 21, 2021 10:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS < inventive(and always thinking. . .)


Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - introspective.


Endre Barath, Jr. - (you always have something) in-process(and) in (the works).


Sep 22, 2021 04:01 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

incredible inspection of the  interstices in your imagination 

Sep 26, 2021 06:34 AM