I’m so tired and this is a get out of jail blog post. I can’t think of what to write.
I’m looking forward to doing nothing tomorrow. I’ll go to Frontline and then have a nice breakfast somewhere then have a shower and a nice long nap.
Then I might have some lunch then another nap.
That’s what I’d like to happen. But what will happen will probably be different.
I’ll go to Frontline in the morning, then I’ll head to Bunnings and buy half a dozen bags of pre-mixed concrete. Then it’ll be time for breakfast. I love my Saturday morning breakfasts. A coffee, some bacon and eggs and a read of the newspaper.
But then I’ll mix the concrete and pour it down the yawning hole in my front yard that was once a well. It’s since subsided. The concrete will act as a solid plug that will stop the sand fill that will go on top of it from sinking any further.
Once that’s done it’ll be time to mow the lawns and do the edges. My lawns are always a nice dark green and the edges are straight and true. They make me proud.
In the afternoon I’m meeting an electrician at our place. He’s going to give us a quote to remove the last of the old wiring on our place. I want our house to be safe and secure. It’s going to cost us around $5,000 I guess.
By the time that’s all done it’ll be time to start cooking dinner. I like to do that because Rita will work all day tomorrow.
A great listing presentation will help you convert appraisals into listings.
On the first Thursday of every month, Emily and I host an agents’ meetup. It started out as a space to discuss digital marketing but last month that shifted to something far more grounded in agency practice.
Tonight, that something was listing presentations.
At the start of tonight’s meetup I made it clear that…
That was one crazy day.
It’s nearly 10pm and the day still demands this blog post. And now it’s written I can go to bed knowing that I’ve achieved much.
I’ve had a meeting with a coaching client that was meant to last an hour. It went for 4. My client can see a future he couldn’t see before.
Then I chaired a meeting of the newly formed Victoria Park Soccer Club. We now have a logo that’s blue and looks like a coat of arms, as if we’ve been around for ever. But really we’ve been incorporated for less than a month.
I’m proud of what we’ve done in that time. We’re recruiting players and registering teams. We not sure how but we’ll get two teams on the pitch for the start of the season.
And I’m proud of my brother who’s thinking of retiring. He should buy homes and renovate them for a profit. There’s no tool he doesn’t know how to use.
So that’s my day. I was at the office by 7:30 this morning and I’ve got a long day tomorrow.
Life is very full right now.
In the Part 1, I took an ad from a real estate magazine and applied George Orwell’s 6 part test for choosing the best words. The ad went from
Situated well away from the hustle and bustle of Marmion Avenue lies a superb value air-conditioned 3 bedroom modern bathroom home featuring separate lounge, dining opening out into an open plan family, contemporary kitchen and meals area. The large…
In Why I Write, George Orwell outlines 6 rules to help writers choose words that add impact to prose. These rules are:
- Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
- Never use a long word where a short one will do.
- If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
- Never use the passive where you can use the active.
- Never use a foreign phrase,…
There’s a direct relationship between a healthy lifestyle and success.Today I presented a 45 minute keynote entitled 6 Things to do that will help you succeed despite the odds. The audience was LED Electrical Distributors. They have outlets in Perth, Kalgoorlie and Esperance.
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I spent most of yesterday preparing. I sweated over…
Today I made no discernible progress towards achieving my 2014 goals. That is unless you count writing this blog post.
Now why is it that the blog post goal has stayed on track and the others haven’t?
The answer is simple.
If I miss one day of writing the goal is over for the year – I’ll come back to that later – but if I miss a run or some chin-ups there’s always the next day. That’s precisely…
If you’re looking for some quality Asian fusion food at a fair price, Vic Kitchen Food and Wine on Albany Highway is well worth a try.
We tried the crispy duck, the rice paper rolls, Mongolian lamb and Chilli and Basil prawns. They were, to say the least, tasty.
I especially loved the rice paper rolls, which were fresh and light and worked a treat as an appetiser.
The ambience lacks a little,…
Today a tiny brown Dugite snake slithered into our office. He slid under our front door then dashed to the safety of a tiny gap between the carpet and the wall.
As it turns out, our office was full of snake-catching prowess. There’s Emily, who was quick to start the hunt for something safe to put him in. Then there was Noelene who fashioned a snake-catching device out of a towel and a stick.…
The baby dresses still hang in my mother’s wardrobe. They’ve been there since 1956. That was the year that Anne died. She was 14 months old.
Today, Mum is 85 but she remembers the accident as though it was yesterday. The back of a truck, the lights of an oncoming car, then the face of an angel – a nurse at a hospital in Melbourne, hundreds of miles from her last memory.
At some point, she can’t…