I am in Control Day.........

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

I am in Control Day.........

This day will always be on March 30th.  Why?

Control FreakOn March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt.  Lots of confusion prevailed.  In the White House, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig was taken a little out of context when he said "I am in control here".   Instead of focusing upon the entire statement, people and the press focused upon these few words.  Political uproar eventually led to his resignation.  The political junkies in the room may not remember the day but they will remember the statement by the Secretary of State.

On that day, I am in Control Day was born.

As we all know history sometimes fades with time.  Alexander Haig's statement was all but forgotten.  Meanwhile, this special day continued on, and evolved.  People would come to think about this day in a different context.  They would personalize it into a day to get their life in control. In that sense, today is definitely a call to action.  "I am in Control Day" is your chance to get things in order and under control.  Are you ready?

Most likely, the first step is to take a deep breath and relax.  Now, assess the situation, and then get things under control.  Once you have accomplished this today, you can work on staying in control tomorrow and the next day and the next day and……..well you get the picture.

Important Note:  YOU don't want to forget the real roots of I Am in Control Day, as spoken by Secretary of State Alexander Haig in 1981.

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

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Rainmaker
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Carol Zingone
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Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty

OH - I LIKE IT!  And I so need to follow this TODAY! Thanks!

March 30, 2011 06:05 AM
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Howdy and morning to you Don

Don, I sure do remember Haig making that there statement, and the uproar that came about from it. Plus I remember the Country that I was in and what I was doing, when it all came about.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

March 30, 2011 06:06 AM
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Michael Thornton
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Good morning, Don. I too remember that. Thankfully, time does heal...

March 30, 2011 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathy Denworth
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
Century 21 Schwartz Realty

It was also the birth of the Brady Bill, if I remember correctly.

I have started using the Wii Fit yoga focus activity. I decide what I am going to do, then focus on when and how I am going to do while watching the flame. The clarity of my day is incredible.

March 30, 2011 10:58 AM
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Tom Waite
So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments
Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker

Don:

As Alexander Haig found out, "control is an illusion"... 

The only thing I'm in control of is ME... and even I don't agree with that...

Great blog and thanks for remembering the most frustrating day in the past 30 years...

Of course...I'm depending on our current Pres to be frustrating to the Max.

Tom

March 30, 2011 11:17 AM
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William Johnson
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RE/MAX Associates

Hi Done, I remember this event as though it was yesterday. It is a great reminder of taking the "I am in Control Day" to a higher level and applying it in all aspects of our lives. Speaking of which, I need to get back to work, LMAO

March 30, 2011 12:09 PM
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

My wife ohly let's me think that I am in control so I can keep my Macho appearance!

March 30, 2011 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

A good post, today while out I almost lost control...I took a deep breath and now I am in control...WHEW!

March 30, 2011 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Carol,

I hope that you were able to stay in control!

March 31, 2011 05:33 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Dale,

It was the worst of times when that happened and I sure hope it doesn't happen again.

March 31, 2011 05:34 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Michael,

It is amazing how time does heal some wounds.  One would wonder how long we have to wait on some others tho.......

March 31, 2011 05:36 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Kathy,

You are so right ma'am it was.  I was surprised to hear how close the President was to dying that day.

March 31, 2011 05:38 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Tom,

I am thinking that you may be on to something with the current Pres.

March 31, 2011 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

William,

You are so right we do need to take the attitude of the post and apply it to our daily lives.

March 31, 2011 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

William F,

Aren't all wives the same?  They give us just enough control to make us think that we are in total control of everything.

March 31, 2011 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Rebecca,

In this business it is easy to lose control of things and ourselves.

March 31, 2011 05:43 AM
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Conrad Allen
Webster, Ma, Realtor
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Hi Don - I do remember that day like it was yesterday.  Although I can't what I did yesterday:(

March 31, 2011 06:40 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Conrad,

I have lost control when I posted about the clams now I am struggling to get control back.  What did you say?

March 31, 2011 06:58 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Don, you could have fooled me!  Yesterday I felt totally out of control, and if only I'd read this post then, I might have been inspeired to turn it around.  Today is going to be even crazier.

March 31, 2011 09:37 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Good morning Pat,

I do hope that your day is going much better that it did yesterday.

March 31, 2011 12:34 PM
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