Tuesday Truths! Three Key Words! Focus, Focus, Focus! It's Up to Me

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Out & About Rockwall County!  Listing and Selling Homes!  That's My Job and I Love It!

Tuesday Truths!  Focus, Focus, Focus are the three main words for achieveing goals and making every week a great one! 

Tuesday in an important day of the week to me.  Mondays are usually spent picking up the pieces from a busy and productive weekend,  deciding the focus for the new week and filling my big old "to do" list with more actions than there are days and hours in the week.  Like many budgets when there is more week left than money, my days,   hours and minutes are gone before I can get to everything on the list.

Is that so wrong? I have considered making my weekly lists shorter which would lend some satisfaction to me in that I could likely get everything crossed off my list.  There is a lot of satisfaction in this for me: getting something done, checking it off and going on to the next task with a cool finish to the week checking off that list and marking it "ALL DONE".

Ooops, I don't think so, at least not for me!  I like the challenge of stretching and filling each day of the week with many "to do" items.  I never run out of things to do, places to go and people to see!  You see, it's on my list!   Will I actually get to everything on my list?  Usually not, but I have stretched and done more than I would have done without my big old fat list.  

Review, Refresh & Delete!  Reviewing the left over "to do" items at the end of the day and week, I decide if I will move them forward to the next day or week.  Sometimes I decide not to do something and delete it.  Actually that is satisfaction too as I have determined it is not worthy of spending my precious minutes on it.  

The number one "to do" thing on my list never changes!  This is the secret, the glue that makes my days and weeks work .  The number one thing for me is to find my joy in each and every day!  I am naturally a joyful person, but I have found it works miracles if I look at that number one "to do" item each morning - Find My Joy and Look for My Happiness Throughout the Day!  That's the icing on the cake for a day well spent.   You never know where a special joy and bit of happiness will pop into the day!  Be ready for your small and large miracles by watching out for them. 

Tuesday Truths are:

  • The week will not go exactly as I planned.
  • Be flexible and open to what the week will bring.
  • Don't waste valuable minutes on unimportant things - NEVER!
  • Take small moments for ME!

This is one of those rare cases in that it is all about ME, ME, ME!  It is my week and what I chose to do with it is my choice.  Hopefully I will spend it well and will impact others in a positive way.   

By the way, not making a decision is making a decision!  Every item on my weekly list requires a decision.  I will do it or I won't, either one is a decision. 

What will you do with you week? 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Hensley
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Lisa - Happy Tuesday to you!  Have a great week.

June 26, 2012 03:27 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Paula - the taking time for ME part is often the hardest part of the mix - at least it is for me. 

June 26, 2012 03:28 PM #6
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Roger D. Mucci
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The number one thing for me is to find my joy in each and every day!..............that pretty much says it all!  Love it Barbara.

June 26, 2012 04:09 PM #7
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Barbara Hensley
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Roger - funny how finding joy in the smaller things each results in unexpected pleasures and lots of joy.   Joy is one of my favorite words!

June 26, 2012 04:22 PM #8
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Roy Kelley
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I love your number one priority.  Too many of us do lose focus on what is really important.  

Enjoy the bounty of the season.

June 26, 2012 04:48 PM #9
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Adrian Willanger
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Barbara, weeks go by to quickly to waste time on trivial things, great truths! Thanks for sharing one of your success strategies.

June 26, 2012 05:03 PM #10
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Eric Michael
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Barbara, I like that! "Mondays are spent picking up the pieces from the weekend." Sounds like the aftermath of a childrens birthday party. Fits perfectly in real estate.

June 26, 2012 06:19 PM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Barbara- what an inspiring post.  I love your # 1 "to do" each day... find your joy. I really do get a sense of satisfaction when I'm able to check off an item on my "to do " list. 

June 26, 2012 07:00 PM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Hello Barbara. I like #1 as well. Well done.

June 26, 2012 07:41 PM #13
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA
I love lists and use them religiously! I enjoyed your post.
June 26, 2012 08:04 PM #14
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Joan Whitebook
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There truly are Tuesday Truths

Tuesday Truths are:

  • The week will not go exactly as I planned.
  • Be flexible and open to what the week will bring.
  • Don't waste valuable minutes on unimportant things - NEVER!
  • Take small moments for ME!
June 26, 2012 08:08 PM #15
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Laura Cerrano
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Finding joy even in the crap times is key! You're so blessed in that way, Barbara! :)

 

Love and light,

Laura

June 26, 2012 08:09 PM #16
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Christine Donovan
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Barbara - The week will not go as planned; that is so true.

June 26, 2012 10:06 PM #17
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Joy Jones
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Joy is one of my favorite words and I try to live to enjoy it,  have a good tuesday and may you mark many things off this weeks list.

June 26, 2012 10:12 PM #18
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Barbara.  Your list keeps you on track when life gets in the way of your plans.

June 27, 2012 03:34 AM #19
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Gita Bantwal
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Barbara, Good advice . I agree we should be flexible and the week does not go as planned.

June 27, 2012 03:36 AM #20
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Kathryn Maguire
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As I sit here with my to-do list stretching in front of me.....I suddenly feel a great sense of joy!  This post was just what I needed!

June 27, 2012 06:24 AM #21
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
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Roy - Thanks!  BTW - I love your summer produce pictures.

Adrian - Thank you!  Best to you this week for staying focused and finding your joq each day.

Eric - I love how you compared picking up the pieces after a kid's birthday party to our Monday mornings in real estate.  SO TRUE!

Kathy - Have a joyful day in your neighborhood!

Sheila - Thanks!  May your day be focused and joyful!

Joan - Wishing you a great day in your New Hampshire neighborhood and may you find special joy today.

Laura - I AM very blessed and I thank God each day for all blessings - small and large!  

Christine - Right, already my week has changed this week.

Joy - I love your name!  Giving you that name was a great gift from your parents! 

Conrad - right, friend, life does get in the way of our best made plans - there is were we have to be ready to shift gears quickly

Gita - corrent - it is about being flexible.  Enjoy your joy today!

Kathryn -  reading your comment made me smile and feel happy thoughts!  Thank you!

June 27, 2012 07:35 AM #22
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Uber Concierge
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Hi Barbara, it may not be tuesday now but thanks for sharing this line "Find My Joy and Look for My Happiness Throughout the Day!" although I'll change the end part to ..throughout the week!:) 

June 28, 2012 09:11 PM #23
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
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Uber - I agree - we should look for our joy and happiness every single day - it's out there!  Have a joyful day!

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