Late to the Party

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I'm seldom late to a party, unless traffic or the weather conspire against me. But I'm currently butting heads with a certain someone who will go unnamed who is likely to start running late to parties, work, passport appointments and all sorts of other "That's gonna hurt, real world" commitments sooner than later. And I know why, and there is an understandable, forgivable reason. But but but...


And this unidentifiable person, whose stubbornness I explain as "Most people, the saying 'You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink' is true. This person - I point to the water - 'There, go, water, go take a look.'"


And calendars, ohmiuniverse, calendars. You would think calendars are the worst thing since old people music (that's a hint who I'm talking about). And then it dawned on me - 3D calendars. Wouldn't the cool factor of a 3D calendar appeal to my unbridled horse just enough for me to get a chance??? And then I got excited - no one else has of course ever come up with something so clever.


WRONG. So very very wrong. Look up 3D perpetual calendar on online retail shopping sites and you'll see everything from 50-year pocket watches to wooden wall hangings. But can't find anything that goes into the fine details about hours. Maybe I can still make my fortune.


WOW, OH WOW. I love my stubborn streak - Scheduling wheel chart calendar - will I be able to figure out how to use it without actually holding one in my hands? NOPE. So oh yea, I'm gonna get one.


More to come on time management. Been mulling over what to say about that last specialist certificate of mine.

Comments (9)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Sep 05, 2022 04:50 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you! The chart thing was a huge surprise. Lauren

Sep 05, 2022 04:54 PM
Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

Hey Lauren - will it make you feel any better to know that you aren't in that stubborn, always late camp by yourself? Because you definitely are not! Good luck with the wheel chart!

Sep 05, 2022 05:32 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Emcee M. Arah Oh yea, I hear from all sorts of folk! Lauren

Sep 10, 2022 08:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lauren. I was a prisoner to my scheduling planner my entire active career. I was disappointed if I was late for anything and seldom was. It takes commitment. Enjoy your day.

Sep 06, 2022 04:34 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Wayne Martin It really does take commitment. Building habits takes time. Lauren

Sep 10, 2022 08:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I bet I know who you're talking about - I've got an unnamed "there's the water" kind of person also. haha.

Sep 06, 2022 04:53 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Kat Palmiotti I'd never be forgiven if I pulled off the mask... Lauren

Sep 10, 2022 08:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lauren - ah, time where did it go?   < < <  There's a clue to be found in that statement, isn't there???

Sep 06, 2022 05:25 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Michael Jacobs Yes, agreed! Lauren

Sep 10, 2022 08:52 AM
Michael Jacobs


Sep 10, 2022 09:09 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are some interesting talking points.  Everything I do goes on my calendar and when arranging something with someone I always have to look at my calendar first, haha.

Sep 06, 2022 05:41 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Brian England I joke that'd schedule sneezing if I could. Lauren

Sep 10, 2022 08:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lauren,

I've been lucky and haven't experienced "there is the water" kind of person. I write everything down on my calendar so I can look at a glance of my week's and months activities. making a list each day with times is a godsent and I rely on it.

Sep 06, 2022 05:49 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Consider yourself lucky that your people drink deep! Lauren

Sep 10, 2022 08:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lauren, we do run into those that need to be lead to the water, but hopefully not very many.

Sep 06, 2022 07:37 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Joan Cox And with that same stubbornness comes an admirable persistence, but yikes! Lauren

Sep 10, 2022 08:53 AM