While this is officially my first blog of 2013, it’s also serving a dual-purpose as my last blog of 2012, since I was much busier than anticipated in the traditionally “slower” winter season, with other “work stuff”, and trying my best to assist all of the clients that I have been fortunate enough to have. Since this blog is a few weeks behind schedule, I’m going to start with my thoughts on 2013, and my New Year’s Resolutions.
Since I don’t have enough time to get into all of my New Year’s resolutions, I’ll just go over the two that I feel will be best for my reader’s, and I’m mentioning these two, specifically, because I read that telling other’s your New Year’s resolutions will increase the chances that you actually keep them.
Resolution #1 - Blog More Often - Hopefully, once a week, but if not, at least once every other week. Sounds simple enough, but I’ve recently learned the hard way, that it’s wayyy easier said, than done. I have a tremendous amount of respect for all bloggers, but especially, full-time working professionals, and specifically real estate agents, who are able to find the balance between their personal lives, other work duties, and blogging with original and quality content. I’ve said it once, and I’ll probably say it 100 more times, but, writing is not the hardest part of blogging for me, the hardest part is finding the appropriate time during the day/week, keeping my blogs and site formatted, organized, and looking the way I want it too, and being able to pick and choose exactly what to write about, especially since there are so many various topics that I’m constantly reading about every day. I probably spend at least 2 hours every day reading, which is in addition to the other 10 plus hours I spend on other responsibilities at work. And whenever I do find myself starting a blog, I almost always seem to get a call or email, and trying to figure out where I left off can be more of a headache than just starting over completely. But, this is a new year, and I can’t/won’t allow myself to use the same excuse of not being prepared for the time commitment that blogging entails, and I have the utmost confidence, that I will keep this resolution to blog much more often compared to 2012, so please be sure to visit again, and hopefully there will be a new blog for you to read every time you come back!
Resolution #2 – To continually grow in both my personal and professional lives, by learning from every experience (both positive and negative). Yes, I know, uber-cheesy, generic, and vague, but, I’ve been using this for maybe two years now, and so far, it’s been working pretty well. I obviously still have several other more specific goals that I hope to “stick to”, but, in the instance that I don’t achieve every single one of them for whatever reason, I figure that as long as I put an emphasis on improving myself in both my professional and personal lives, I should be doing just fine for myself in a few years because I’m already fortunate enough to be very rich with love from friends and family in personal life, and as long as I continue to learn and work hard every day at work, there are really no limits to what I can achieve with my partners and for my clients.
Now that I’ve got those two lame resolutions out of the way, here’s my short list of things that I’m most thankful for from 2012.
1. 10,000 Official Views: