Out Performing 24/7 With Smiles, Granola & Crystals

Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

Well... actually it's Happiness, Health and Joy!


Happiness is derived partially from being healthy, getting enough sleep, being connected with family, friends, groups and your community. The ability to enjoy your enrichments: travel, golf, tennis, hiking, gardening, and other hobbies.

I was just reading a friend of mine's FB post which inspired this post. She was claiming she takes Sundays off except when work needs to be done. 🤣What? 😶🤨Work ALWAYS needs to be done.🤣 It's not a day off if you don't unplug. There's no recharge if you do not power down and let your brain, body and emotions nourish on other sources of joy.

Happiness, Health and Joy!

Now look, how you choose to live your life or run your business is your business. I'm just suggesting this industry of ours could be more fun, less stressful, more professional and less sporadic in experiences if we protected our energy more; our physical & mental health, our general happiness and our joy for the work. We'd interact better and we'd perform better (at any age). Because we all could work the proverbial 24/7 - but where's the joy in that? If you won the lottery would you really continue working at that pace? Really?🧐

Increased Happiness = Increased Performance

It's a proven fact that happier, healthier, more joyful people are more productive. Professors at Wharton Business School did an extensive study on this and found that  happier, healthier, more joyful people give 12%  more of themselves to their employers and their customers through increased productivity and attitude.
Happiness, Health and Joy!
Imagine applying that math (12%) to the sale of your home! If your gain was $100,000 - how much happier and joyful would you be with $148,000 - the extra $48,000 that my "fresher energy" would bring you! By the way, imagine losing 22% from that equation. Because unhappy people not only don't earn you that extra 12% - they cost you -10% in productivity. Yep, that's a 22% spread between rested and unrested professionals! That means $360,000 when you hire a "grumpy" agent...Mrs. 24/7.
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Think about it; God forbid if your spouse, daughter or grandson were having brain surgery on Monday, would you want the award winning 24/7 surgeon that's mentally frazzled from many surgeries,  little sleep, no exercise, and drained of personal joy? But no one can dispute  he's an excellent surgeon!
Or would you want the thank you note-rich surgeon, with fewer awards but she just had Sunday off to spend with her family and dabbled in her relaxing hobbies; who's happy, rested and ready to hit the week with joy in her heart and enthusiasm in her energy? She's excellent too, just doesn't do as many surgeries or win as many awards.
Happy Agents Produce (on avg.)12% More Than 24/7 Mindset Agents!
Professionals know to rest and recharge, like professional athletes do. Rest and recover is built into a professional athlete's' weekly routine or their muscles can't repair and grow.
Figure Out What's Best For You To Focus On:
What are you doing systematically to invest in your health, happiness and joy?
Write down 3 things in the chat that make you happier, healthier and more joyful. 

  3. Health




Now pick one of each and go to work on doing them this week.
Then see how you feel for accomplishing them and how it affects your work mindset.
Do this with your top 3 team members or employees a see how it affects their performance.

Give the people you love and those you serve
the best of you not what is left of you.
Happiness, Health and Joy!
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Thomas J. Nelson
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Comments (4)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post! I learned a long time ago that it is OK to turn down business....Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2023 07:59 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It's important to find activities that you love, and then do them for a lifetime, or at least until you find something you love more.

Nov 21, 2023 03:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Thomas,

It so important to find time to completely unplug! I just back from a cruise with friends and I was totally un=plugged. My daughter watched my business and I did not get on-line! Wow..it felt so good and I feel rejuvenated! 

Nov 21, 2023 03:35 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

So happy to hear that Dorie Dillard Austin TX GOOD FOR YOU!

Nov 21, 2023 05:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- no matter what you do we have to learn to refresh ourselves mentally and physically! Unplug!!!

Nov 25, 2023 01:38 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Yes indeed. Too many people think a badge of honor in this country is 24/7 work habits. I think it's being present for you whole life, not just the office life. 

Nov 25, 2023 06:25 PM