It’s 8:00am and My Day is Half Over

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Island Style Realty Inc. RB-19250

Alarm ClockWell not maybe half over, but I have gotten a lot done.  How you start your day will set the pace for how productive will be.

In the past I was an evening person.  Unfortunately I married a morning person.  After 13 years of marriage my wife Darnelle is finally changing me.

By 4:45am she has the lights on, TV turned to the news and the hair blower going.  If that is not enough she will begin to quiz me about the day's schedule.  No chance of going back to sleep at that point.  So what to do?

Many of you know that over the last year I lost a ton of weight.  The follow-up to that is now I am hitting the gym on a regular basis.  What better time to work out than 5:30 in the morning.  The phones aren't ringing.  I am already up and the gym is practically empty, giving me my own private work out area.  So off I go.  The most important part of this is that I don't have time to make excuses, I just take my vitamins, slip on my gym shoes and head to the YMCA.  So the end result is I have finally found a benefit of being married to a morning person.  Thanks to my morning person wife, weight lifting and cardio training has become a way of life for me. 

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After my trip to the Gym, I still have time to shower, dress, eat breakfast and return messages by 8am.  I even get some posting on Active Rain in by then.  That may not be a half a day's work, but its a great start.

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Principal Broker, ABR, AHWD, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

Island Style Realty Inc.

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Neal - That is more like 525 lbs on the bar.  I was just posing, my goal is one day to get that up.  LOL

Monika - I know that if I take a break, I never get going again.  I am careful to get at least least three days in the gym and try to do something else on the opther days if possible, like shooting baskets or something.

Lenn - Until I started going the the gym I could never get used to being up that early.

Jan 20, 2008 02:14 PM #21
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Brian - At least you let her sleep, my wife foreced me to get up.  I now like it.

Jeanean - It has really helped me with my energy level for business.

Virginia - It is a time you can get things done.

Jan 20, 2008 02:20 PM #22
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Sally - The big test for me is that I do all of that with no caffeine.
Jan 20, 2008 02:21 PM #23
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Randy I am a night person who has been married to a morning person for 33 years, and all the hairdryers and TV's could not get me up on a regular bases at 4:30 AM.  Nothing can keep me awake at the hour of the morning :)
Jan 20, 2008 05:12 PM #24
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Hi Randy,

You are so right about the effectiveness of beginning you day early. I say I'm going to every year, yet I've got a long way to go to get to 5:30, yikes. BTW, I did not know you lost a ton of weight, congratulations! One question, does you wife have any idea you said: Unfortunately I married a morning person." lol.

Jan 20, 2008 08:38 PM #25
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Randy - we're alike in the weight loss and the new habits. Hit the gym at 5:30 am. I've been the morning person all along (as usual, married to a night owl) so for me it was giving up my quiet time, best work time, and blogging time, but it's been worth it.
Jan 20, 2008 09:28 PM #26
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George - That used to be me, but she finally wore me down.

Lynda - I have said it to her, she knows.  I still stay up later than her most days.

Sharon - Congratulations on the weight loss.  You are looking younger in your pictures.  I look forward to meeting you next week.

Jan 21, 2008 01:24 AM #27
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Randy, please read my blogs of today and yesterday if you don't want a lawyer in your back pocket and taking a big chunk of your commission when you make a sale.   Jerry
Jan 22, 2008 04:48 PM #28
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Jerr - I sent written comments to the State Supreme Court.  Thank you for the heads up.
Jan 22, 2008 08:28 PM #29
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Randy,  Thanks much.   Interesting that I had the editor from Real Law Central read my blog and got in touch with me to use a couple of quotes from my BLOG.   I will send you the article.   Jerry
Jan 22, 2008 08:41 PM #30
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Jerry - Thanks
Jan 22, 2008 10:29 PM #31
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Hi Randy,
I find that when I get early, my days is more productive.  My energy level drops off later in the day.
Jan 23, 2008 08:51 AM #32
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I do notice the days I have a heavy workout in the morning, I do get tired late afternoon.  I then get a second wind after dinner.
Jan 23, 2008 12:47 PM #33
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Randy, you are just a total inspiration!  My next husband is going to be a morning person!
Jan 23, 2008 06:44 PM #34
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Patricia - Thank you. Good luck on the husband hunt.
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Good for you, Randy. You should be very proud of your accomplishemtn. The dedication is so important, even if it is somewhat the result of your relationship...but that kind of inspiration can be the best! I'm lazy - not up til 6 but at the gym usually 5-6 days per week unless the schedule gets out of control.

Jeff 

Jan 23, 2008 10:52 PM #36
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Jeff - 5-6 days a week at the gym is really dedicated.  I have been steady at every other day.
Jan 24, 2008 12:19 AM #37
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Andrew - I did it as a joke, too see how long before someone figured it out.
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Ugh. I want to be like you Randy, but the older I get, the later I stay up and the harder it is to get going. I think it's great you're able to be so disciplined!

Colleen

Jan 27, 2008 12:51 AM #39
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Colleen - It took me years to finally get my act together.

Andrew - Good night, get a good sleep and hit the gym.

Jan 27, 2008 01:03 AM #40
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