what the heck? I've just been tagged by Valerie Spaulding~now it's your turn

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere Peninsula Properties

What the heck is non-meme anyway? I had been flagged and tagged. I was concerned. I asked Valerie what this was all about and she re-assured me that it was nothing serious, only a game. The object of the game is to select a book, and copy text from a certain page, and then tag 5 more people to do the same. That doesn't sound so difficult. I'll try and follow the rules. Here they are for you to follow next:

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open to page 56.

3. Find the 5th sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 2 to 5 sentences.

5. Don't dig for you favorite book, the cool book  or the intellectual one. Pick the closest.

6. Tag 5 people to do the same.

(and the Bible is not allowed)

 

Okay, as I look around all I see are magazines. Lots of art magazines that I read, and lots of car magazines my husband treasures. Next, I begin looking in the book shelves over my computer. I see lots of picture books on Kauai, Molokai, Art, Concept Cars, but no text on page 56. Ahh, I think I might have found the one. It's called, ORGANIZING FROM THE INSIDE OUT. The author is Jane Morgenstern.

Here's the text from page 56, beginning with sentence #6:

"Most people either dramatically overestimate or drastically underestimate the time required.

If you overestimate how long a project will take, you're likely to procrasinate forever and never get started. Let's say it's actually a three-day project but you've estimated three months. The job will seem hopelessly large, and you'll say, "Forget it! It's not even worth starting, I'll never get through it all!"

On the other hand, saying, "I'll tackle this Saturday morning before I go to the beach," absurdly underestimates the amount of time almost any organizing project will take."

 

Strange, I wonder why I found this towards the back of the shelf? I guess if you were to see the backseat of my car you would understand. I do a lot of open houses, and unfortunately these days there are not a lot of visitors. So, I go prepared with books, magazines, flyers, computer, etc. My car is the permanent home for most of it.

 This is great advice to share with our Sellers. We want to showcase their house, not their belongings. An organized looking home is much more appealing to a Buyer, and much easier for us to attain good photos for flyers and the internet. It's never to early for a Seller to get organized. 

Anyway, time to play tag.

Diana Miller, you're it. I,m sure you have some books close by - better censor the text first.

Ryan Lowe, consider yourself tagged.

Beth Riebli, any good books laying around? Tag, you're it.

Josh Murphy, welcome and you've been tagged.

Brooke Ross, you asked to be contacted...so, you're tagged.

Enjoy.....it can be fun and you find the most interesting things.

Jackie

   

Comments (3)

Valerie Spaulding
Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA - Belfair, WA
Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!

See I told you it would be kind of fun ....!!!   Kudos Jackie!

Nov 24, 2008 05:45 AM
Valerie Spaulding
Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA - Belfair, WA
Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!

Oh and Jackie - would you mind walking over to Dick Potter and tapping him on the shoulder.... he was tagged as well ;-)     

Nov 24, 2008 05:51 AM
Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

Don't let Richard off the hook either. He was tagged when Valerie was. Great blog-Dinah Lee

Nov 24, 2008 10:50 AM