Dee’s Key Notes (March 2020)

“Help Me Help You!”

A quick 4-3-2-1 note from your friend and real estate agent, Dee. I’m staying focused on eating frogs and sharing with you the next tips 7, 8, and 9 from the procrastinate-less-and-get-stuff-done book, Eat That Frog! (Here are last month’s tips if you need to jump back.) I lost traction this month when I got sucker-punched by a stomach flu. I had a beautiful listing go on the market and my phone lit up like a glowing South American polka dot tree frog! (Yes, it’s a real thing.) Showing appointments booked up, multiple offers came in, and I got my seller under contract, all while lying in bed with a bucket beside me. That’s all I have to say about that. I’m still feeling a little green around the gills as I type this. But, believe it or not, writing and keeping in touch with you is something I look forward to each month and hope you enjoy this blog post too.  

4 fun things to do around Jax 

  1. The Players Championship, Mar 10 – 15,  100 PGA TOUR Blvd. Ponte Vedra Beach
  2. The Ritz Chamber Players, “She! Is Silent No More,” Mar 18, 7:00 PM, 381 Beach Boulevard 
  3. Hamilton, Mar 17-29, Times-Union Center-Moran Theater, 300 Water Street
  4. 2020 Private School Expo, Mar 29, 9 AM, 325 N. Main Street

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.)

Frog in my aloe plant

  1. Focus on key result areas: Identify those results that you absolutely, positively have to get to do your job well, and work on them all day long. 
  2. Apply the Law of Three: Identify the three things you do in your work that account for 90 percent of your contribution, and focus on getting them done before anything else, which will then leave more time for your family and personal life. 
  3. Prepare thoroughly before you begin: Have everything you need at hand before you start. Assemble all information, tools, and materials you might need so that you can get started and keep going. 

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

2 bits of info: future home trends according to the NAHB, National Association of Home Builders 

  1. Expansive, large-format windows, efficient lighting, programmable thermostats, and Energy Star–rated appliances are features likely to be included in new homes this year. 
  2. Nontraditional storage solutions, use of mixed metals, materials, and textures, including wallpaper, and crisp, colorful kitchens incorporating aqua, dark woods, and new, colored textures.

1 quote to end on 

“Learning how not to do things is as hard as learning how to do them. Harder, maybe. There’d be a sight more frogs in this world if I didn’t know how not to turn people into them. And big pink balloons, too.” 

~ Terry Pratchett, Humorist

Dwell well,

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