1.1.11

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

If there is anything other than a New Year, which screams NEW BEGINNINGS at the psyche, it's the numerical format - 1.1.11.

This morning, I made the same resolution I have made, nearly every year for the past decade - Lose 10 pounds plus the 5 gained during the holiday season.  However, I'm in search of another goal to begin today - 1.1.11.

At the beginning of last year, I resolved to SIMPLIFY.  This resolution came after visiting the Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  I still have electricity and running water in my home.  I continue to have all my tech gadgets.  But I look at life differently now.  Many things have become unnecessary to me, while family and close friends are more important. 

This past year, I also resolved to be less of a hoarder. I cleaned out my closets and cabinets. I did reasonably well with that particular goal - or at least, most of it.  I gave things away, threw things out, or organized better. 

I'm wondering what New Year Resolutions for 1.1.11 you are making.  I'm in search of some great ones, and hope to borrow yours.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Lou - I always enjoy your wonderful quotes.  I hope that 2011 will see continued success for you!

January 01, 2011 11:27 PM
Rainer
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Diane Williams

Happy New Year Myrl, I know in my heart it is going to be a good one!

January 02, 2011 04:45 AM
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Toni Weidman
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
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I gave up on resolutions years ago, Myrl. As I told Mary Yonkers, resolutions are like ice-cream; you pile 'em up and they look delicious but then they start to melt away :)

January 02, 2011 07:55 AM
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Ann Allen Hoover
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
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Tomorrow I am going back to my first spin class in, oh I don't remember how long.  I said I would go to a Zumba class Tuesday evening.  We shall see how long all this enthusiam lasts!

I like the idea of simplifying and cleaning too.  I've got way too much "stuff"!

Happy New Year!

January 02, 2011 10:16 AM
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Karen Kruschka
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
RE/MAX Real Estate Connections

Myrl  A trip to Amish country can have a profound effect - Happy New Year

January 02, 2011 11:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Diane - I am very hopeful that you are 100% right!

Toni - I've had a few resolutions I couldn't remember after 45 days:-)  In this past few years, I use the resolution time to take stock of changes which should generally be made for life, rather than just a year.  I can relate to that ice cream melting away vision however.

January 02, 2011 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Ann - About 5 years ago, I joined a health club, primarily for swimming laps.  I have pretty much stayed with that since.  I love swimming, but hate machines, and a lot of the other stuff at the gym.  I think the secret is find a fittness activity that you truly love.  Then you will have more success sticking with it.

January 02, 2011 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Karen - The thing about Amish Country, is the folks living there have imprinted their wonderful spirit on the land.  It is hard to visit that place, and not come away with some of that spirit within you!  I wish more of America was like that!

January 02, 2011 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Myrl,

What a wonderful idea, to simplify....You have inspired me to do just that. Thanks, A

January 02, 2011 07:25 PM
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William Johnson
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
RE/MAX Associates

Hi Myrl, Happy New Year. Love the 1.1.11 date, didn't do too much, certainly didn't write any checks, LOL. I decided not to make any new resolutions this year. I plan to work hard, play hard and enjoy a bit more of travel this year along with more effort on the on-line part of business plan. This next week will find me busy with new clients ( have things picked up or what- lots of contacts over the holidays) and getting a few new systems in place along with another new blog site that I negotiated ( photoblog anyone? ) So no new resolutions to worry about. Just a lot of work ahead.

January 02, 2011 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
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Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Many of us should follow your advice and simplify our lives in 2011!

 Happy New Year from your friend in Maryland!

January 02, 2011 08:30 PM
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Jim Hale
On the Move for You! - Eugene - Springfield Oregon Real Estate
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1 + 1 = 11

I think I get it.

A new start should get new math.

January 02, 2011 11:14 PM
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Geri Sonkin
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103

Myrl, one of my new year's resolutions was formed in December when I was considering getting new software to add to my already crowded arsenal for multimedia presentations.  After thoroughly exploring it, I came to the surprising conclusion that new is not necessarily better.  What I really needed to do was to better implement all those things I already own . . . and ignore. 

Have a wonderful, simplified 2011.  I hope to do much of the same.

January 02, 2011 11:37 PM
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Myrl, we're on the same thought link - I cleaned out 3 closets in the last 2 days.  And, I put the Christmas decorations I like, but don't decorate with any longer, into a special box to give to the grandkids.  I know when I was first starting out on my own, I had no extra money for decorations and cherished the ones my mom and grandmothers had given me. 

As to my resolution:  it's to be nicer to people.  Sometimes I say things I really just shouldn't say and probably hurt feelings along the way. 

January 03, 2011 01:01 AM
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Marilyn Harrell
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI
ReMax Riverhaven

Way to go Myrl! It doesn't get much simpler than Don't Worry Be Happy! Here's to a great day and a great year!!!

January 03, 2011 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Ron and Alexandra - I first saw a wooden sign hanging in an Amish shop, with that single word, "SIMPLIFY."  It seems in an instant, it changed everything for me.  When you stop to think about it, we've probably spent a lifetime becoming more complicated, and in the process we have totally stressed ourselves out, while overlooking parts of life which are very important in the process.

January 03, 2011 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

William - I had a relatively quiet New Year celebration too.  I slept through most of it. . .LOL  There seems to be more folks interested in homebuying early on this year.  I'm hopeful that it will continue and be a harbinger of great things for 2011.  A friend sent me a great cartoon.  It seems if I don't add to my resolution list before long, it will be too late:-)

January 03, 2011 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Jim - 2011 is a "4" year.  It's a great time for folks to get back to work.  I'm hopeful!

Geri - You have made the same discovery I have over the years.  New or upgraded software isn't always better than what you already have.  I remember one pivotal year I ugraded a couple graphics programs, and was very disappointed to find, that the "improvements" were really only trade-offs.  I hope you have a great 2011.

January 03, 2011 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Juli - I find it so odd that I spent the first half of my life frantically trying to collect things, while I'm now spending the second half desperately trying to get rid of them:-)

Marilyn - That ole "Don't Worry Be Happy" song is one of my old favorites.

January 03, 2011 12:28 PM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Myrl - My New Year's Resolution is to simply go with my gut and NOT spend so much time with clients that (regardless of what they SAY) are actually really lookers! I wasted way too much time with people in this category last year!

January 04, 2011 12:24 PM
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