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. 

If My Home Is Worth What You Say It Is - I'm Retiring

Dear Friends,

 

Just a quick note to let you know how we might help you or someone you feel comfortable introducing to us.

 

Past clients, I’ll call them Roger and Eve, recently introduced us to Roger’s brother Don and his wife Hanna who were thinking of selling their acreage. Don’s job was in Vancouver and spending 3 hours on the road every day for the past 30+ years was—”TIRING” to  say the least!

 

After reviewing current market prices with Don and Hanna, they told me that if we could negotiate a price that was even “close” to the target price that we were forecasting for their home, Don was going to take early retirement and would downsize to a small acreage somewhere in “Tim Buck Two”.

 

We put the property for sale, and through our marketing efforts had a few offers from 2 “international investors”. BUT their offers were to say the least, difficult, and “NOT IMPRESSIVE”.

 

While we were dealing with these offers we kept marketing and showing the property and landed 2 more offers at the same time, creating the auction effect! In the end we were able to sell Don and Hanna's property for over the asking price and negotiated perfect dates for them.

 

The day the sold sign went up-I got a call from Don...I DID IT –HANDED IN MY NOTICE-I QUIT-I’M OFFICIALLY RETIRED.

 

Wow, early retirement and a nice healthy “Nest Egg” in the bank for the future. Way to go Don and Hanna, Marlene and I look   forward to dropping by for a visit and checking out the house you bought (a log house on 2.5 acres for under $300,000).

 

PS-If you have a friend considering the possibility of early retirement, give us a call. With today’s market prices, we have helped a number of clients make the dream of a early retirement a reality.

 

Your friends in the business,

 

The Siebert Team

Re/Max Little Oak Realty

604-859-2341