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Thinking BIG? Start with small actions.

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Timmothy (creator of Titus & Philemon) has not reveled to us what Joe does for a living but like the rest of us his day starts when his feet hit the ground getting out of bed. Most of us have a few chores to do before we start our work week. Maybe like Joe you need to clean a cage before heading into your weekday.

If you clean a cage, refresh a litter box, or do poop patrol in the back yard you know it's a humbling experience. Entering the world with a humble attitude often helps us get more accomplished then a I'm going to take the world by storm attitude. It's good to have a "can do" attitude but a "I'm the King of the world" attitude can lead to an early ego defeat and then we go home with our tails between our legs.

Cleaning up little messes is good job training.

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Comments (17)

Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Bob!!!

It's good to have a "can do" attitude but a "I'm the King of the world" attitude can lead to an early ego defeat and then we go home with our tails between our legs.

 

Dec 29, 2023 03:40 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Are they telling him to clean his cage, rather than him telling them to clean their cages, haha.

Dec 29, 2023 04:34 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I like to think everything matters, from the little things to the big!

Good morning!

Dec 29, 2023 04:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. No matter how you capture the elephant for consumption, all of us eat it one bite at a time. By the way, is Tina's boyfriend still in Minot of did you scare him away? Inquiring minds want to know! Enjoy your day.

Dec 29, 2023 05:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... your post reminded me of that expression "how do you eat an elephant?... one bite at a time."

Dec 29, 2023 05:51 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker 
I reminded a friend of that saying a few days ago. She is overwhelmed with what she has to do to be ready to move by the middle of January.

Dec 29, 2023 08:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams it's why I don't do annual business plans. I just take it one month at a time.

Dec 29, 2023 08:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Sham Reddy CRS I am sure all of us have had at least one experience that sent us home with our tails between our legs. I can easily come up with a few of my own experiences. The old "Pride proceeds before the fall" expression comes to mind.

Dec 29, 2023 06:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good point Brian England but I am sure that when Timmothy wrote this he remembered the hundreds of times he cleaned their cage. I'm sure he wished they could clean up after themselves.

Dec 29, 2023 06:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good morning Kat Palmiotti . You are right, practice on the little things and the big things will fall into place.

Dec 29, 2023 06:04 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have not scared him yet but we have talked about theology and I have challenged a core belief or two. He is the son of a WELS Pastor and has himself some theological training. I have been wise enough to back all I've said with scripture. His name is John and he passes the"Dad" test so I hope I don't scare him off.

Dec 29, 2023 06:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is a good expression Nina Hollander, Broker and it fits well with the post. Thank you for reminding me of it.

Dec 29, 2023 06:12 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I cleaned many cages in my day, and picked up a lot of poop!  It is humbling. 

Mr. Crappy and I support people on  "Poop Patrol". 

 

Dec 29, 2023 08:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

FEATURED IN CRAP-TACULAR

 

Mr. Crappy Says

Supports Poop Patrol!

It can be a Stinky Job

Butt (pun intended)

Someone Has to Do It!

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Dec 29, 2023 08:51 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I went from a hamster to a dog. I don't remember cleaning the hamster cage but I am still doing Poop Patrol. It is humbling. 

Thank you to Mr. Crappy for the feature in CRAP-TACULAR! I love this group... like my filing it's an unkempt pile.

Dec 29, 2023 09:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Bob and boy I have routines first thing in the morning that is done daily, one is to feed the two feral cats.

 

Dec 29, 2023 09:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Bob,

All the little things one does that establish a routine is a good thing! Bigger things come along and its easier to adapt to them.

Dec 29, 2023 11:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good afternoon Will Hamm , you and I are birds of a feather. I get out of bed at 5:45 AM seven days a week so I can get my daily chores done by 7:00 AM.

Dec 29, 2023 12:35 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

As others said Dorie Dillard Austin TX : to eat an elephant you start one bite at a time.

Dec 29, 2023 12:36 PM