I Can Take A Full Day Off, Can You? Or is That You Think You Can't.

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Real Estate Agent with Wells and Bennett Realtors 01427070

 

Today I read a fellow active Rain post wondering if other Realtors can really take a full day off:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2632284/can-you-take-an-entire-day-off-

I"ve taken many days off without checking email, answering my phone, or doing anything related. How? By giving myself permission to do so.

I changed my voice mail, switched email to auto response, and updated my phone message.

Here is an example:

"Due to the Thanksgiving weekend I would be back in the office on Monday and hope everyone was enjoying time with their family. "

 

I gave people to call me if there was an emergency but if it could wait until Monday I would appreciate it.

It worked!

Unfortunately it took the passing of my dad this year to realize I didn't want a legacy of being available 24/7 to my clients and having my family always so "I didn't want to bother you", or "you're so busy" 

A lot of our parents raise us with good work ethics but they didn't prepare us to live in a world with technology that makes it easy for  us to work non- stop because life was different back then.

 

 

If you want a day off, give it a try. You've got another big holiday around the corner. I have to say, financially this has been an awesome year so the question I now ask is, do we really need to work 24/7?

What's your plan for 2012. A new year, a new start. Will you be working 24/7?

 

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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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I am taking this Thursday off....my sister and I are going shopping about an hour away and having lunch....I'll work doubly hard on Wed and Fri

December 06, 2011 02:44 PM
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Carmela Jacobs
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Elisa,

I take Sundays off for sure, as long as my clients are advised I don't work that day they honor it.

December 06, 2011 02:46 PM
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Elisa Uribe- Realtor
Oakland CA Homes for Sale
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Wallac- sounds like a lovely day, enjoy! Working extra hard the other days will of course be worth it:)

 

Carmela- so glad to hear I'm not the only one. It really is doable.

December 06, 2011 03:10 PM
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Jim Patton
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Elisa - We all need to take a day off now and then.   It's good to get away from everything for a day and recharge the batteries.

 

December 06, 2011 07:14 PM
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Elisa Uribe- Realtor
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Jim, thansk for your comments and all the best in 2012!

December 06, 2011 07:19 PM
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Cathy McAlister
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Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento

Elisa,

I need to be so much better about this.  I so like to say yes.  And, I need to learn that "later does not mean no".  Thank you for the reminder.

December 14, 2011 09:32 PM
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Elisa Uribe- Realtor
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Cathy, thanks for reading my blog:) Later does not mean no, I like that!

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