Taking Out the Trash for Positive Business Solutions

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825


Charles Buell, Seattle, WA, Home Inspector created a contest "Proof that I can blog about anything!"    He said to look under your kitchen or bathroom sink and pick an item to blog about while finding some way to make this object relate to whatever your profession is.

I immediately thought of an item and topic and didn't even have to go look under my kitchen sink!  It was the trash. I have always kept the trash can and its contents under the kitchen sink so it's not out in front of eyesight. The trash gets thrown out EVERY morning on our way out the door without fail (unless there's something that really needs to go out....quick).


It brought to mind all the ‘trash' that I get rid of during the course of each and every day or during a down period:

  1. Stinking Thinking:  We all have those dirty negative thoughts or we wouldn't be human. The trick is to keep those thoughts to myself and ask myself why I'm thinking this way. It usually has to do with me and some other belief or value and why I would be thinking them. There is a lesson here as it could be a good negative ...meaning to stay away from that someone or something lest it hurt my reputation.  Throw out those ‘trashy thoughts' and deal with them on a more reasonable level....like thought process.
  2. Out With the Old and in with the New:  I always research and update as much as possible and this includes my PC. Regardless what others believe I know what works for me. I try something new and if it doesn't suit my needs I can put it aside until such time that I may try it again and possible may work.  Throw out the trash that no longer works for me and substitute it with something new.
  3. Literally Cleaning ‘House':  During a down time or even when it gets to be too much I just have to get the clutter out. I've been working on the old files...scanning and shredding old ones and getting ready for new. I have another three years left to do but I'm doing it! Another thing I do to "clean house" (in other words my home office), is to sort out my files an folders on my pc, weed out old pictures and back up my pc every Saturday morning. Cleaning out the trash whether it's paper or pc files to stay organized.

.......Just know that by "cleaning and taking out the trash" allows this agent to perform in the same manner. Implementing new ideas into my business allows me to pay attention to detail by keeping organized, decluttering the stinking thinking and cleaning out all the trash that may block an open mind.


Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves all Hawaii Home Buyers and Sellers on the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) including all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents.

Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma


I love this post. 

There are so many areas in our lives that we need to make sure that the trash gets taken out.

Wonderful analogy.


October 13, 2010 12:22 PM
Kathy Clulow
CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage

Sally - who but you would find a way to relate trash talk 'stinking thinking' a new years saying 'out with the old and in with the new' to what one might find under the kitchen sink while 'cleaning house'

October 14, 2010 11:32 PM
Jason Sardi
Your Agent for Life
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina

Classic "Sis" post.  Your style is truly a signature at this point.

Love the fact that you turn trash into inspiration ... I love that, indeed!

October 16, 2010 07:36 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Sally, great post and does prove, as if you needed to tell us, that you can blog about anything.

October 16, 2010 11:31 PM
Debe Maxwell
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate

Awesome way to turn trash into a positive topic, Sally--only YOU could do this!!  Interesting that you surely can turn ANYTHING into a blog post!!

October 17, 2010 05:33 PM

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RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate
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