Last week, feeling stymied and somewhat stale in my creative thinking, I sought the inspiration of a colleague whose expertise and counsel extends far beyond the realms of the real estate profession.
The everyday lives and lifestyle people have, see and feel all around them – whether desirable or not, are undeniably thought provoking. There are readily available analogies illustrating the significance of prioritizing tasks, making time for oneself to purely enjoy, and study concepts to improve mental imagery and visualize our goals.
Sometimes it’s a “one step forward, two steps back” feeling that we saddle ourselves with, the “how-to” is a repetitive series of trying, recognizing the required improvements, trying again - and continuing to refine the process till all the bugs are out. Sometimes others see us differently than we see ourselves, so for me another viewpoint was long overdue.
The man is a commendable listener, not only hearing the words but truly understanding the quandaries. My three usual choices of “yes”, “no”, and “maybe” were relegated to the floor - and replaced with “what if”, “could it be”, and “omigosh!” as my brain lit up. We’re all familiar with the expression “if you don’t ask, you won’t get” – so when you’re down and troubled ask for the gift of time from someone you respect and admire. It’s a big deal when you reshuffle the deck!