Friday, October 17, 2014

Puffy Oven Pancake


6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
6T butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place butter in a 9X13" pan and place in oven until melted.  (I like to let my butter brown a bit for added flavor)  Blend all other ingredients in a blender until smooth and pour into melted butter in the 9X13" pan.  Bake for 18 minutes at 450 degrees without peeking.  This is so yummy and a very quick breakfast.  I get it in the oven and take a quick shower.  Ready to eat when I am dressed.  No need to add butter since you cooked it in.  Top with berries or syrup or both!





Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Law of the Garbage Truck


Recently I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.  We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right  in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!   The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.  And I mean, he was really friendly.
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that?  This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck”.

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.  They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.  As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you.  Don't take it personally.

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.  Don't take their garbage and
spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.  The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
so ... Love the people who treat you right.  Pray for the ones who don't.

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

All Great Changes Are Proceeded By Chaos!

For those of you who don’t know—our company, The Brokerage Real Estate Center—was recently acquisitioned by Century 21 Everest Realty Group. 

I HATE change!  What is really ironic is that I took over a year to decide where to move my license after my first year and a half in the business BECAUSE I dislike change and only wanted to move companies ONCE.  Without moving my office we have changed companies three times.  Windermere became The Brokerage REC and then Century 21 Everest Group. 

As much as I hate change I also know that without change we become stagnant and don’t usually push ourselves to grow or become better.  The first few months were chaotic and I was ready to abandon ship more than a few times. Knowing that change can produce improvement, I made a commitment to stay the course for 6-months while we got our footing as a new company.  Besides, Century 21 is the number one brand in the nation and Century 21 Everest Group (main office in Midvale) is the number 1 brokerage in the nation.  Gotta be doing something right!

It has been rough for me, but I am learning new things and pushing to improve my skill set at the same time. I still have my amazing broker and now 2 owner/brokers who I am learning a lot from as well. There is definitely something to be said for a larger company. 

There is a quote that says, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” -Jack Canfield.  There is much truth to that!  I have recently been asking myself what I would be doing differently if I was not afraid of failing.  It makes you think hard about what you are doing every day.  Is it moving you in the direction of what you want?  Are you becoming the best YOU?  I always get a bit introspective as we end and year and start gearing up for a new one.  If you haven’t started thinking about it—I challenge you to ask yourself—what is on the other side of fear—for you?  And then gather the people, the supplies, the skills to get yourself there.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”-John Porter.
Join me-let’s go to the other side of fear and see what changes….