Some Life Lessons

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

A friend forwarded me some Life Lessons and I thought I would share them.

 

1.  Focus on one task at a time.  Research shows that our brains actually can't multitask, and that when we think we are, what's really happening is that our attention keeps switching from one thing to the other and we end up doing both tasks poorly.  Simply put, prioritize tasks and don't tackle another until you finish with the first one.

 

2.  Choose a few things to automate.  For example, if you like good food for breakfast, and don't need much variety, stick to the same breakfast daily.  It saves you time and you can focus on other tasks. 

 

3.  Small steps matter most.  Break a large goal into one small step at a time.  Often what is standing in your way is you.

 

4.  Find quiet.  It's important to be able to access your center of calmness.  Finding that quiet place and being able to go there makes it easier to think clearly , especially when you are stressed. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
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Wow - appropriate words for sure today. Thanks - I'll think I'll have some oatmeal. 

June 19, 2012 06:27 AM #1
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Kristin, sometimes I have to turn my cell phone off for twenty minute stretches and find a quiet bench to sit on so that I can refocus my thoughts.

June 19, 2012 06:28 AM #2
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Go for it Charlie!

Malocolm, I need to do that too!!!!

June 19, 2012 06:35 AM #3
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Kevin J. May
Hobe Sound, FL

The efficiency levels drop dramatically with multitasking.  Adding new brims to an old hat through cross training is evidenced by lesser service in most companies.  When I go outside the man made noise is deafening.  A light free and sound proof room would be ideal for rejuvenation.

June 19, 2012 06:57 AM #4
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Kevin, WELL SAID!!!

June 19, 2012 07:04 AM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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Wonderful life lessons MM.................very timely post for me too.

June 19, 2012 07:32 AM #6
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Will Hamm
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Kristin,  suggested.  Stress in our business, I quess when I think about it, we have lots of stress.  I need golf time to get rid of the stress.

June 19, 2012 09:20 AM #7
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Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
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Excellent thoughts. Prioritizing works a lot better than doing the things you like and putting off the things you don't. 

June 19, 2012 09:36 AM #8
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Thakns Roger, glad you liked it!

Will, awww, thanks!  whatever works!

Dale, agreed!!

June 19, 2012 12:02 PM #9
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
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Great advice Kristin.  I am so guilty of multi tasking.  I try to stop myself and focus on one thing, when I do, I get so much more done.

June 19, 2012 03:26 PM #10
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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I sure am too Cindy...I usually think I am pretty good at it too, but this makes so much sense...

June 19, 2012 03:34 PM #11
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Lou Ludwig
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Kristin

Your thoughts make a lot of sense, thanks for sharing them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

June 19, 2012 05:11 PM #12
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Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Kristin - very enjoyable post and very true. Meditation does work and does help. Sometimes all you need is 20 min. of quiet. Suggested.

June 20, 2012 04:56 AM #13
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I am glad you like them Lou!

Toni, thanks for the suggestion!  I appreciate it...today I need that quiet time!!

June 20, 2012 06:00 AM #14
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