The power to Imagine...it’s life changing

 

 

 

Recently I was at a quarterly meeting in San Diego to connect with my business coach Joe Stumpf at “By Referral Only”  Real Estate Marketing University.


Joe asked: “Imagine what life could look like—if you removed/delegated even 1 or 2 of your current irritations & tolerations”. “Imagine what life could look like if you focused more on the “amazing” & ”your happy place”. “If you put the work into these changes—the pay off will be for a life time”. So lets “Imagine together…”


Imagine a couple of your work irritations and tolerations gone. What are the things that could be removed or delegated? One of our clients recently imagined not having to cut the lawn, shovel the snow covered driveway, and clean up after a winter storm...ever again. So they bought a townhouse! (one of my tolerations is the accounting end of our business. Fortunate for me, Marlene enjoys numbers and she took that over—and with that time I am able to work on bettering our team’s plans, systems and campaigns—” “In my happy place”)

 

Health, fitness & energy - Imagine 1 or 2 of your irritations / tolerations gone. (For me (Larry) - my “Happy place” is following a morning and afternoon daily ritual. By not guarding daily rituals—my toleration is low energy) For a friend of ours—their “happy place” is to imagine a regular work-out routine with a work-out partner or trainer.

 

Imagine family & relationships - What to do some people tolerate in relationships? Manipulation. Being driven by guilt, other’s 

expectations or always saying “yes” - but for the wrong reasons. (Marlene and I guard our hearts - when it comes to manipulation - we want our home to be our kids’, grandkids’ & friends favourite place to come to - This is our “happy 

 

place”) 

 

Joe asked us to “imagine our finances, our wisdom, growth & mental capacity and our spiritual life”. What would happen if we removed or delegated just 1 or 2 of our irritations and tolerations and spent more time in the “amazing” & “our happy place”

 

 

 

“Put the work into these changes - and the pay off will be for a life time…”

 

Larry

 

Encouraged or Discouraged? 

 

 

Have you ever noticed that when you focus on what is not working in your life, that you feel discouraged? 

 

When things don’t quite work out the way that I had expected them to or hoped that they would, my negative self talk can easily wreck my peace of mind. I have also found that when I focus on what is working in my life I get this feeling of encouragement. 

 

As an example:: I (Larry) was told by my doctor this past Spring that I was pre-diabetic. “ARE YOU KIDDING? I’m 6 ‘1” and 155 lbs...how could that be? I thought diabetes was a weight thing for larger or inactive people?!” 

 

“No, Larry,” my doctor went on to say, “you have been blessed with it geneti- cally. It’s in your DNA. Your Dad has it.”  So ok, here we go. No pasta, no potatoes, no bread and certainly no dessert.  Even minimal fruit. My inner self talk was screaming, “POOR ME!” and this continued at every dinner over the course of the next week or so. (You need  to know that I LOVE  bread, potatoes and spaghetti.) This was not good news to me...AT ALL. 

 

I have a few people in my life that encouraged me to go for it and make the change. I have made the decision to eat clean and exercise more and over  the past 6 months I can’t deny that I feel healthier and I’ve even gained some muscle and have lost an inch around my waist. Feeling fit and trim! 

 

Here is the nugget. We all hit bumps on the road, don’t we? We can have blue days (or really bad hair days), but encouragement can help bring us out of these valleys and dips. We just don’t have to live there. 

 

So...who are your ‘go to’ people who continuously speak encouragement into your life? Be an encourager and you will be encouraged right back. Try it out for yourself. The gift of encouragement.  We all have it. 

Cheers to The Siebert Team…Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Dear Friends,

 

Just a quick note to let you know how we could help someone you refer to us.

 

Recently, I was referred to Peter & Pat.  Peter had accepted a new position in Abbotsford and needed a home for himself and his family.

 

The interesting part of the story is that they were coming from overseas and would have limited time to find a house they could call home, in a good area, & in their price category.

 

About 2 months prior to Peter & Pat arriving in Abbotsford, we were already in the thick of doing our homework. Together we selected a number of good areas in Abbotsford and Chilliwack with homes in their price range as well as good schools for their 2 children.

 

Our Market Watch Email System was constantly downloading new listings for Pat & Peter and with this service they were receiving these fresh new listings about 7 days prior to the general public.  Because many of the best listings are sold prior to being advertised in the MLS catalogue; or in the paper, Peter & Pat knew this unique service would be valuable to them

 

A couple of days prior to their arrival, our showing process was underway.  Together we had eliminated all the homes that they didn’t want to see (there were over 50 properties in their price range) and appointments were made for the 16-18 homes that were of interest.

 

Finally, after months of planning and tons of homework, Pat & Peter arrived...a little jet-lagged  from their long flight...but ready to go shopping.

 

After a couple of breaks along the way, and viewing properties all day long, we found 2 properties that stood out from the rest.  The next day we reviewed these 2 homes as well as 1 new listing that our Market Watch System had flagged which was in a great location, newer and larger than the others and in the same price range. Hands down this new listing was the perfect property.  We were the first to see it, wrote the offer, and a couple of counter offers later— Peter & Pat were home owners.  This success story is a reminder that working with cutting edge technology is another way to find your dream home.

 

As always, Your friends,

Larry and Marlene Siebert

 

P.S. If you have friends that would appreciate a World Class Real Estate Experience your referral would be appreciated & will not go unnoticed. For a Buyer's or Seller's Consultation call us at 604-859-2341.