Fall, A Season for Change

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Fall, A Season for Change

As the last throws of summer are upon us and we embrace the changes fall brings to the landscape, so too will we have to contemplate new strategies as we enter this season of change. I am not one to advocate change for the sake of change, but as the summer selling season comes to a close, we must don the colors of different ideas in our business and personal lives.

Like so many, I started the year with a resolve to lose unnecessary pounds. While I got off to a great start; time, business, and only so many hours in the day scuttled my intentions. Roger Mucci's "Take it off in the rain" was a great incentivizer to get me back on track.

My focus to develop and implement systems to attract better leads and track them got derailed as well. So much for the best laid plans of mice and men...

Fall is a season for change. Time to refocus, regroup and re-energize. Sally Cheesman challenges all of us to make changes as the fall season approaches. In her "Fall Season of Change Contest" she urges all of us to reflect on what we are doing and bring about new approaches to resolve issues in our business and personal lives.  You have until 11:59 - 22 September to get your entries in. Good luck...

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Rainmaker
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Paula McDonald
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Change is good.  Now I will have to scoot on over to read about that challenge.  Thanks.

September 14, 2010 08:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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Michael...fall is here and it's time to give it that last kick and sprint to the finish line.....

September 14, 2010 08:07 AM
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Richard Iarossi
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
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Mike,

I'm not sure I have time for Sally's challenge. Heck, maybe that's a good reason to try though.

Rich

September 14, 2010 08:08 AM
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Michael Thornton
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Marcia, Thanks...

Roy, I am working on some changes as I type...

Paula, Good luck...

Barbara, I hope it is kicking the game winning field goal, not just dropping back to punt...

Richard, that is a good thing... 

September 14, 2010 08:23 AM
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Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision

Fall does naturally change our focus for end of year. It's the moving from outdoors to indoors that sweeps a mind clean and starts us fresh for the duration.

September 14, 2010 08:23 AM
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

Thanks for the heads up Michael.  Now let us think... change?  It was 43 degrees this morning when we checked... that's a change.  Not liking that.

September 14, 2010 08:32 AM
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Michael Thornton
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Lindsay, yes it does. Talk about sweeping, I need to clean and sweep out the garage before it starts getting too cool...

Al & Peggy, Yuk! Y'all can keep that temp...

September 14, 2010 08:35 AM
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Marian Goetzinger
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000

Michael, Thanks for letting us know about Sally's challenge.  I'll go check that out right after I go visit "Take it off in the rain."

Fall has always been my favorite season and you've highlighted it well.  I am working on my business plan and my personal plan for 2011 now and Sally's challenge will undoubtedly help with those.

Have a great day!

September 14, 2010 08:47 AM
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Don Sabinske
Sabinske & Associates Inc.
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Michael, thanks for the headsup.  I always hear about this stuff a day lata and a dollar short. 

Great photo!!!

September 14, 2010 09:37 AM
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
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I hadn't heard of Sally's Challenge, but like the others (roger, etc) I agree..it is a great time to refocus...things are slowing down here, so now there is really no excuses!

September 14, 2010 10:14 AM
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Lottie Kendall
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Today | Sotheby's International Realty

Hi Michael. Change and the sense of excitement is what I like best about fall--that and the invigorating air, and the fall colors, and the first rain (we have no rain except for a spritz or two between June and October), and the clean air, and -----

I'm off to read Sally's contest idea

September 14, 2010 10:17 AM
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Don MacLean
Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA
Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY

The best parts off the fall are the changing off all the colors and the perfect sleeping weather.

Plant the bulds for next year and the mums for the season.

Enjoy the day

September 14, 2010 11:40 AM
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Carra Riley
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Michael.....A very good read.  The only thing we have that is constant is change - the winds of change blow constantly, and to be successful we must adjust our sails to stay on course.

September 14, 2010 12:31 PM
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Paul Henderson
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That's what I love about ActiveRain, that there is always an inspiration out there. I've found it easier to keep moving forward rather than standing still...

September 14, 2010 01:11 PM
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Hannah Williams
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
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Michael..I need to take off some unwanted pounds ..I think I will take a walk around the block ..then come back in the office and comment on more posts

Hannah

September 14, 2010 01:51 PM
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Roger D. Mucci
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Fall is the perfect season to refocus and make some changes for the better..............good luck Michael, and thanks for the shout out.............the group is doing well, 59 members now.

September 14, 2010 06:37 PM
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Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Michael,

Fall is in the air here and I have to write a post in this category too. I almost forgot.

September 14, 2010 06:48 PM
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Michael Thornton
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
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Hannah, You may want to join Rogers group...

Roger, any time...

Steven, Wow! Fall already? We won't get the cooler temps until mid October...

September 14, 2010 08:19 PM
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Autumn is my favoite time of the year.. wind down and get ready for winter.  :)

September 14, 2010 08:48 PM
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Dan Quinn
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Good post Michael and another nice pic. :)  I am off to read Sally Cheesman's post now..

September 16, 2010 02:32 PM
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