Fall Season of Change - The Gift of Time

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Fall Season of Change - The Gift of Time

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In celebration of my one-year anniversary of falling down on the job, I couldn't think of a better time to re-visit, re-work and re-organize my life!  Thank you Sally, for the inspiration to do so.


After a very long year of arranging physical therapy and physician appointments three days a week, I have just been released from the orthopaedic doctor with no more surgeries necessary!  WooHoo!  That, in and of itself, is reason to celebrate this fall!   Following an intense year of an incredibly crazy business and health (or should I say, "accidental") issues, pulling through would not have been possible without the amazing, positive support from family and friends.  This year, I've learned how to type one-handed, dress one-armed put a banana clip in my hair with one hand and delegate

 

I've now finally graduated from supervised therapy to independent workouts--a huge time-saver for me since I was spending at least 2-1/2 hours three days each week in commute time and therapy visits.  WAIT!  What will I do with nearly 8 hours a week that have fallen BACK into my schedule?

 

The colors of fall

Well, I read Sally's post and what occurred to me is this--I have a gift that I've been frantically in search of these past 2-3 years:  I have found time!  With a wonderfully busy schedule, social media and networking events, my calendar has managed to stay as full as I could possibly manage!


Fall is the perfect time to have this new-found time, giving me the ability to implement some tasks that I've been meaning to do.  I will block my schedule accordingly; I've already been blocking those 2.5 hours on Mon/Wed/Fri, why not begin to utilizing those hours by dividing them between family, friends, volunteering, and business?


  • Schedule additional time for phoning friends each week.
  • Plan an evening a week that is to be spent with my husband (a 'date night')--he deserves it after taking care of me for the last year!
  • Be available for more volunteer hours as those are far more rewarding than just about anything you can do.
  • Give back to those associates who took over for me and gave so much during a trying time.


Fall...a beautiful time of the year.

Cutting back on social media tasks to utilize only the ones that are working for me, instead of trying to participate in every one and mastering none of them, is a definite must!  With the increasing number of 'must-do' ideas for our business, we tend to fall into the mindset that we must do everything and be everything to everyone.  We cannot possibly continue at this pace; becoming masters at only a few social media avenues (those that work for us) is the best way to measure the effectiveness of those avenues and fall back into a sane lifestyle.

So, as you can see, this fall is quite an exciting one!  A time to make more 'time' for my husband, show my friends who helped me through a challenging year how much I appreciate them and give back to the community and my peers who also gave so much of themselves to me during the last year. 

This fall is a season of change - I am committed to using the gift of time that I've been given--on others.

 

 

 

 

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Robin Evans
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Awesome post.  Real Estate can be all consuming and how we manage our time is one of the hardest parts to master.  It sound like you know how to plan and manage your time well.  Taking one or two social medial tools and using them well is a fantastic plan.  I have yet to find an interest in twitter, but can't get enough of facebook.  Maybe it's time that I just work on mastering facebook and stop worrying about twitter.  We'll see.  

September 26, 2010 06:27 PM
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Vickie McCartney
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Hi Debe~  Now I feel embarrassed that I didn't realize just how much you were going through. I feel so bad. How in the world could I have missed all of this going on in your life? I guess I should be paying more attention!  You are so inspiring with the best attitude ever!

September 26, 2010 08:53 PM
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Rita Fong
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Debe, Congratulations being the winner of the Fall post.  You are a great writer and so personable through your post at the same time! 

September 28, 2010 04:44 PM
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Christine OShea
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NATIONS

Deb, Congratulations on you win and making it thru the past year.  Great post, you covered everything, pics, movies and you have a "plan"!

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Thank you everyone for the congrats and the kind words!  My efforts to focus on those tasks mentioned in the post led me to working at a volunteer event for a full day right after this post was featured and I didn't get back to say THANK YOU so much!  I am committed to achieving this goal!

Have a wonderful week everyone...

 

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Author Bio: Debe Maxwell is a Certified Residential Specialist in the Charlotte Metro region with a focus on the Charlotte luxury home market. My team of agents each have their own specialty areas, a benefit to anyone buying a home in Charlotte NC.

 

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