Motivational Monday…Make This The Week You DO!

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Motivational Monday…Make This The Week You DO!


How many times do you hear “I should…I need to…I ought to…”?


Not only have I heard it, but I’m also sure I’ve said it!  You know what they say about good intentions!

You know the feeling you get when you leave a motivational seminar. You’re all pumped up and ready to go. You want to take what you’ve learned and run with it. 


However, those seminars or podcasts we listen to don’t work through osmosis.  For them to do any good, we have to act on what we’ve learned. 


Taking that first step is a start but don’t stop!  Don’t let shoulda, coulda, oughta become the roadblocks to what you want to achieve. 


As you begin the week, pick one task…one item from your list, and just DO IT


Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Comments (21)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Actions always speak much louder than words for me.  I know too many people that talk the talk but never walk the walk, haha.

Oct 03, 2022 05:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England  Years ago I had someone who worked for me who was always saying "I need to..or I should" but they never did. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... Nike certainly had something with their slogan of "just do it." It applies not just to sports, but to life in general.

Oct 03, 2022 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Nina Hollander, Broker They picked the perfect slogan. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - sleight-of-hand, a magic potion or even osmosis may "work" in tales told.  However, I find it takes more in real life.  

Oct 03, 2022 05:21 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - I do have a friend who strongly believes in "Jedi Force" which may be closely akin to osmosis.  

Oct 03, 2022 11:04 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Michael Jacobs Wouldn't it be nice if there were some things that would work via osmosis. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:36 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I think my newsletter brings those words, it takes quite some time, and tend to procrastinate.

Oct 03, 2022 05:33 AM
Kathy Streib

I know what you mean Joan Cox I do that with tasks that I really don't enjoy doing. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:36 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Why not.  Make it a great and productive week. Happy Monday. Bill

Oct 03, 2022 05:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley I hope that's a cup of coffee for me!!! Have a great week. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:37 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

As the old west expression goes, I believe it may have come from Texas, "all hat and no cattle." There are plenty of folks who talk and very few who take action less along pre-determined action.

Oct 03, 2022 06:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith it's one of my favorite expressions!!!  Actions do carry a larger megaphone. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:38 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

Kathy, Great choice to include this quote to go along with your post. Yes...Just do it!

Oct 03, 2022 06:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 that quote was a new one for me, but I like it. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy -  just do it.  And set a SMART goal where the time limit holds you to it.

Oct 03, 2022 06:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Grant Schneider an even better idea...set a time limit!

Oct 03, 2022 10:39 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Happy Monday, Kathy!
I have a list of "shoulds" so now I need to decide which one(s) to tackle. But first, another cup of coffee.  😊

Oct 03, 2022 07:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams oh yes...I have to have my cup of coffee first thing!!!  And then on to cups #2 and 3. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I'm a list marker and like to get my things moved off my list daily! A great message on Monday morning and love the quote. I've already begun attacking my list!

Oct 03, 2022 07:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX I have yellow post-it notes on my vanity so I see them first thing in the morning. I've tried apps on my phone but for reminders, the notes work better for me. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:41 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Nike and the just do it campaign really does say it all. If you push forward you will be a success. 

Oct 03, 2022 08:50 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Quit talking about it and just do it. 

Oct 03, 2022 10:42 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I call this Momentum Kathy!  And keeping the momentum up and running is key to having fun and success in all ways.  Even the small stuff - JDI (Just Do It).  JDI this morning was cleaning out the pet basket of toys since some are old and worn out from our new little guy Norman :) .....been meaning to do that for several days.  Done! 

Oct 03, 2022 10:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I live by my post-it notes. They are on my bathroom vanity so I see them every morning and evening. My Just Do It tomorrow is editing any summer clothes that I did not wear this past summer. 

Oct 03, 2022 07:27 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have a coin that is about the size of a silver dollar that says "TUIT".  So when someone says to me they will do something when they get a round To It, I hand them the coin, so they no longer have an excuse not to do it.

Oct 03, 2022 12:21 PM
Kathy Streib

I love it George Souto What a great idea!!!

Oct 03, 2022 07:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Momentum is very important when it comes to getting things done, otherwise procrastination becomes the dreaded norm. I so appreciate this post, Kathy and hope your Monday has been a productive one!

Oct 03, 2022 03:25 PM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thank you and glad you liked it. There are some tasks I put off simply because I don't like doing them. However, I've learned to give myself a little reward when I finish tackling them. 

Oct 03, 2022 07:30 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Your title alone was motivational.  What better way to start the week than to just DO it!  I like Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker's take.  Get it into the abbreviation stage.  JDI  !!!  Make it part of the routine. Keep the momentum going.

I have a client who wants a home for short-term rental, and he is ready to get this done.  I got a text last night to do a zoom call at a listing this morning.  So I started my day and week very early.  He wanted to write a contract. I fit it in before the rest of my day started.  It was a very aggressive offer.  We shall see!

Oct 03, 2022 07:24 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® my old neighbor was like that. No grass ever grew under his feet. Once he decided there was something to be done...he did it. 

Oct 03, 2022 07:31 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Kathy, as always your Monday "push" was welcomed and well received!!!

Oct 03, 2022 09:41 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

 I think "Just do it" all the time. My husband will ask me to look for something or do something for him and I get up to do it when he says "It doesn't need to be right now. You can do it later." I always reply that if I don't do it now, it won't get done. My "forgetter" seems to work overtime.

Now when it comes to the little things I "should" do for myself, it is often a different story. 😀

Oct 04, 2022 01:55 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great post Kathy!  When I was thinking of my tag line, "Just Do It!" came to mind. So I switched it to "Just Green It!"  Seriously, I create lists every day and into the coming weeks and have a follow up system, but none of that protects me from procrastination.  Right now I'm procrastinating writing an article for Green Living Magazine because I know I have more time, when what I should be doing is at least writing an outline!   Well deserved feature Kathy!

Oct 05, 2022 10:22 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must agree whole heartedly with your blog post Kathy. Procrastination never leads to success 🙃

Oct 06, 2022 11:09 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

In my younger years I was such a multi-tasker!  Today, however, I take one project and work it til completion.  Can't take the distractions like I used to.  But I have the same mind set ... "Just Do It!"

Oct 06, 2022 06:56 PM