Dee’s Key Notes (February 2020)

Help me help you!

Click photo to watch the scene.

A quick 4-3-2-1 note from your friend and real estate agent, Dee. I’m continuing with my Help-me-help-you plan this month and sharing with you tips 4, 5, and 6 from the procrastinate-less-and-get-stuff-done book, Eat That Frog! (If you want a refresher on tips 1, 2, and 3, here are my notes from January.) I’m sticking like a tree frog to my diet of lists, tasks, and tasty green priorities. This e-letter (one of my favorite frogs to eat each month) is helping me stay on track and get stuff done, and I hope it helps you too. 

4 things to do around Jax this month

  1. Dinner with Booker T. (show, dinner theater style), Feb 8, at 1100 Stockton Street
  2. FRVTA RV Mega Show, Feb 6 – 9, at 13611 Normandy Blvd (Jax Equestrian Center)
  3. Jacksonville Mardi Gras (pub crawl), Saturday, Feb 22, at 514 1st Street N, Jax Beach
  4. World of Nations Celebration, on Feb 28 – Mar 1, at 288 East Bay

3 frog-eating ways to help you focus on that important task or project you’ve been wanting to start—or finish. (You know the one.)

One of my favorite frogs: meditating poolside
  1. Consider the consequences: Your most important tasks and priorities are those that can have the most serious consequences, positive or negative, on your life or work. Focus on these above all else. 
  2. Practice creative procrastination: Since you can’t do everything, deliberately put off low-value tasks so you have enough time to do the few things that really matter. 
  3. Use the ABCDE Method continually: Before you begin work on a list of tasks, take a few moments to organize them by value and priority. Be sure to work on your most important activities.

    A-tasks you must do.   B-tasks you should do.   C-tasks you could do or not.   D-tasks you can delegate.   E-tasks you can eliminate.  

*Source: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

2 bits of real estate info 

  • Existing home inventories remain at all-time low levels but the number of households has been growing strongly. Coupled with solid job gains and low mortgage rates, housing demand remains strong. 
  • With historically low numbers of homes for sale relative to the number of households, 2020 should be a good year for new home construction — the only outlet to meet demand. 

Source: 2020 Florida Realtors®

1 fun Valentine’s Day fact 

Photo: Mirrorpix/Getty Images (Production line at Cadbury’s in England in 1966)

Richard Cadbury launched “Fancy Boxes” of chocolates in 1861. By 1868, Cadbury linked Valentine’s Day with fancy heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates nestled in lace doilies. The boxes were deeply prized by sentimental Victorians, who used them to store love letters, lockets of hair, and other treasured mementos inside.

As Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz famously once said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Eat fancy chocolates and dwell well,

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