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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In regards to eating...stop as soon as you realize it

On too much TV...shut if off

On workaholic issues...time out

On having to explain something repeatedly...pray for strength

Married life...same as above answer

Long before the "burn-out" is full flame, we get warnings. HEED THOSE

Sep 23, 2015 06:31 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

All the time.  I take a step back, and get away for a while, and always, always leave my cell phone behind.


If I'm in the position where I can afford a couple days to recharge, I'll sneak away to a national park - I always come back from time away in nature feeling recharged, relaxed, and ready to get back to it.

Sep 23, 2015 05:04 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Take a break.

Mar 02, 2019 10:38 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Yes, I surely have - when it happens it serves as a reminder to recharge.  I've had a few instances where I've ingnored the early signs to my own peril -then it takes l longer to peel myself off the wall.

Sep 23, 2015 10:18 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

As far as real estate is concerned I have not.

Sep 23, 2015 09:53 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You bet I have and several times at that. I back off and do something outside of real estate to clear the cobwebs. It may take a few weeks. Then I try to regain balance in my life and look for a new direction in the real estate business that will rekindle my interest. It works for me every time.

Sep 23, 2015 01:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Leave town for a week, and get regenerated.

Sep 23, 2015 01:06 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Kick your own butt and get going again.

Sep 23, 2015 12:50 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I believe 'burn out' happens to us all at some point.  I shut down completely for a few days.  That means no phone period.  No work environment.  Someone to take care of my emergencies should they come up during that short time.   With that I disappear to a hotel room with a book.  Enjoy a movie house.  And force myself not to feel guilty about doing so.  First few times were tough.  Now I completely enjoy myself for that brief period having seen the whole world does not collapse because I do not answer my phone.  Mark

Sep 23, 2015 11:43 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Chris, during a really mean burn out, I did a Brian Buffini seminar.  It was my cure. 

Sep 23, 2015 10:33 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

burnt out from drinking?? never... just have another , it will seem better. regroup...quiet your mind...take a break..have a chat with your maker...if your an athiest, just call a democrat lol

Sep 23, 2015 07:42 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I help somebody.

Nothing keeps gratefulness alive like serving those in need, compassionately.

Eventually, I return to "I don't want to do this anymore" and realize 'this' is the conduit through which my gifts are allowed to flow. If I do not complete that for which I am called to do, "Who will?" (of course you know I'm not talking about real estate)

Sigh....then I accept you can not blame the vessel for the turbulent waters, release my burnt out thoughts to the river, the pick up my staff and continue.

Sep 23, 2015 07:31 AM
Michelle Queen
Ashton Taylor Realty - Cartersville, GA
The Realty Queen

Yes it can happen to all of us. It is very challenging to balance a personal life and a real estate career. Try to write down 5 things you are grateful for everyday for seven days. See if that helps. Also time block for a day of with NO REAL ESTATE.

Sep 23, 2015 07:24 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Step back and make a list of the reasons why you got into this business

Sep 23, 2015 06:43 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

When feeling burnt out, I take better care of myself; all those things our Moms taught us to do!  I eat better, get more sleep, visit places that nurture me like the ocean or the mountains.

Sep 23, 2015 05:55 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Oh yes, Chris. I think this happens to all of us at some point. I take a small break, lifting weights, or go for a walk to clear the mind.

Sep 23, 2015 05:16 AM