Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

In real estate I push forward until I can't push anymore.  But in exercise if it hurts stop it!

Jan 22, 2017 05:06 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

i've never experienced that.... I put my blinders on and I focus on me and my team....and if someone needs help, I'm there to assist...and I do.... but I don't socialize with anyone in the's all business and they understand my attitude.... 

Jan 22, 2017 01:15 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Shut down the voices, distractions & emotions then listen to the quiet voice

Jan 22, 2017 04:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I ask myself that question every single day... and then I power through and get reminded every day just why I do do this. But I did quit running 28 years ago when my knees hurt too much. I'm not a masochist at the end of the day.

Jan 23, 2017 03:43 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

As my own broker, i keep on keeping on through anything and everything

Jan 22, 2017 04:01 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When disillusionment sets in, take a short break! If you come back and feel the same, coinsider other options!

Jan 22, 2017 01:31 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I had my knee scoped I went to biking and more tennis. Change is inevitable.

Jan 22, 2017 12:29 PM
Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

My own saying always stays in my mind, "Ride the wave or get sucked in by the undertow".  Some business days (like running days) are fantastic and we feel good and are on top of the world.  Then there are those days when every challenge that could come up does and we question why we continue to do it.  At that time we have to just decide if it's worth it and/or if we love it enough to take the good with the not so good.

Jan 23, 2017 07:29 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.  

Jan 23, 2017 07:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

An attitude adjustment may be a good solution.

Jan 23, 2017 04:11 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Very interestin post and great comments.  Your motivation does come with from within,but happiness is an important part of life.

Jan 23, 2017 01:35 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - well, at times, we should think what is best in our own interest, isn't it?

Jan 22, 2017 11:22 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I like pushing myself forward, but things are changing and we have to adjust and adopt. 

Jan 22, 2017 09:19 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had several times over my career when I question is there something else I would rather be doing and the answer is always no. Hang in there and it will get better.

Jan 22, 2017 07:12 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

The effort required to get through a difficult time is far less than required to start something new.

Jan 22, 2017 06:25 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


If you are talking about running (as in jogging), we did for a year or two.  Then one day, we were at the UCLA track running in circles, and I felt like a hamster, and that was the end of my running days, and yes we still work out.  If you are talking about life, it sounds to me that you need a real break and reassess when you are fully rested.  A

Jan 22, 2017 05:27 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Remember the old Rock song "If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?" Well as the Broker that would be my song Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 .

Jan 22, 2017 05:08 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Be an Ostrich until the storm passes by, pull your head out of the ground and start fresh.  It works.

Jan 22, 2017 04:23 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Life is full of changes, some are major turns in the roads, and others just minor adjustments.

Jan 22, 2017 03:40 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I haven't experienced that, Annette. If I did I'd take time to evaluate why I am feeling "sour" and decide to change whatever is the cause. Maybe that means changing my attitude or actions, or maybe it means changing my work environment.

Jan 22, 2017 02:57 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I knew it was time to leave CB when I was bringing more to them than they to me. No sour grapes, no bad relationships, I simply outgrew Coldwell Banker. It was time to stretch and challenge myself with self imposed change outside my comfort I signed with BBR and opened my own office.

Jan 22, 2017 02:01 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I would go swimming instead.  More fun and easier on the joints.

Jan 22, 2017 01:38 PM
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I keep pressing through because I know that clarity is going to come.

Jan 22, 2017 01:30 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     If it doesn't wear off, move on to something new.

Jan 22, 2017 01:08 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I keep running. I keep running. I look/reflect back only to see/ponder the lessons learned and chart the course forward.  There may be times to pause yet ultimately the goal and plan is to just keep running ... just keep surging, pushing, walking, crawling .... F O R W A R D. 

This is in response to life and business.  I no longer physically run for exercise. 

Jan 22, 2017 01:08 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

That depends actual pain is there for a reason telling you to STOP if you can tell the difference between muscle fatigue and join pain.. with joint pay my advice is stop. Get it checked out, muscles will repair abusing joints will not REPAIR.

Dec 05, 2017 01:57 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I like your answer as well as Barbara's answer.

Jan 24, 2017 04:24 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't experienced that. I guess if I did I would be looking at way to bring myself out of the funk. If that means changing be it. I've done that before. At least a time or three. 

Jan 23, 2017 06:37 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If it's a recurring item, maybe there is a reason it happens every January 1.  I'd examine why I'm feeling that way and determine what needs to be done.


In my past work life, it hurt ever so much when I ran... so I ran a different direction (you could argue that I switched to the elliptical!).

Jan 23, 2017 06:23 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Luck I am my own broker,  If I have a down time, time to listen to a Ton Ferry Youtube.  That will remind you postive things.

Jan 23, 2017 09:01 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Don't run, do yoga and stretch (not that yoga doesn't hurt...), it's more gentle.

Jan 23, 2017 08:50 AM
Nicholas Phipps
American Equity Plus - Cleveland, OH
We are a Real Estate Investment Company

Because you Love It!

Jan 23, 2017 07:53 AM
Brittany Nettles
Keller Williams Realty Center City - Philadelphia, PA
Realtor and Social Media Guru in Philadelphia!

I run for the challenge and for the community. It's all about commitment, diligence, and improvement, but also surrounding yourself with likeminded, supportive people! 

Jan 23, 2017 06:32 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've thought about changing industries but haven't as of yet - still playing the "energizer bunny" role

Jan 23, 2017 06:05 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

Haha! I can relate, Annette. I am a competitive rower, and often finish last. At the start of every race, looking at my tall, lean, fast competitors, and knowing the pain to come during the all-out effort of racing, I ask, "Why am I here?"  The answer:  Having a goal - to be faster each year - keeps my training on track.  The same concepts transfers to my business. Better to be on the field and finish last than not be on the field at all!

Jan 23, 2017 04:42 AM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Focus on your Goals list and completing them

Jan 23, 2017 04:40 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

William Feela nailed this one!

Jan 23, 2017 04:33 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I no longer run

Jan 23, 2017 04:20 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I like working in an environment where I have supportive colleagues and a good broker.  That's why I am at Long and Foster.

Jan 22, 2017 05:36 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

This season starts OK. Every agent tells me there are no sellers.

We got this storm one after another.  I am not able to get my second listing.....Got one but it was promised in early Nov nothing coming in the pipe line.

One newer agents told me she did $80M last year as a newer agent.  Another new agent she told me she earned 7 figures in commission.

Jan 22, 2017 04:20 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I just started 4-5 days ago taking Cosomine 3x a day because my joints are always in pain, mainly my right shoulder which has limited movement. Just keep going, it could be worse.

Jan 22, 2017 02:47 PM