Be Simple Minded

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

BlocksThe amount of information pouring into our brains from the media lately about the real estate market is incredible. Regional prices up or down, number of foreclosures, current interest rates, builders earning numbers, avg. square footages, latest amenities.

Like life in general, going into the future seems more complex each day.

They say we all in our mind think we had our lives all together at some ideal age in the past. For the sake of this post for me I am going to say age 4 or 5. Playing with blocks, learning to tie a knot on old Mother Hubbard's big shoe, fingerpainting - ah those WERE THE DAYS. Come home from kindergarten to milk and cookies. LIFE WAS GOOD.

From this little reminiscence of past life I have concluded that in addition to gratefulness a key to your happiness is to remember the simple things and simplify.

It allows you to hear your inner rhythm, your inner voice. You don't have to subscribe to every on-line zine you come across. You really don't need to answer 500 emails a day. Learning to simplify can lead to a better sense of overall happiness. Do you need all those gizmos on that new car you are thinking about purchasing? I've had some comment back to me they wish they could go back to cars without electric windows so they wouldn't eventually break.

Even though this example is high tech, my latest example of simplifying was to create more folders with categories to store my files in. Now I don't have random icons all over my desktop. It feels so much better.

I even think texting and instant messaging can stress us out cause it takes so darn long with all thumbs to type that message out. How about picking up the phone and having a real conversation? Much simpler!

Maybe if we can keep that K I S S rule in mind all the time, Keep It Simple Stupid, we would be much better off, and much happier too.

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Jim Fischetti
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Terrific post. Gotta love the K_I_S_S Rule.

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Jim

May 05, 2008 03:44 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Jim: If we followed the K I S S more often than not, I think we would live much more stress free.
May 05, 2008 07:59 PM
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Marzena Melby
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Gary ~~ I love they way you put things in perspective.  And, the truth is, we create our reality, good or bad.  I have been trying to make serious changes to make my business run smoother because it's driving me crazy.  It's either super busy, or it feels like I'm out of business. And, I know I create it all, consciously or not.  So, for me, the KISS principle is very timely reminder.  Thank you!
May 07, 2008 05:31 PM
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Marzena: Sounds like the feast and famine effect. It's tough to get out of that mode without consistent lead generation. The KISS rule is good to apply to many processes for sure. I like your statement that we create our own reality. Very good.
May 07, 2008 07:04 PM
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Gary: Some times it is actually easier to text message. Especially if in a meeting or with clients.
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