Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No as I don't feel my daily musings are worthy of writing down. Putting down a gratitude statement is a great idea. 

How about just reflecting on what did you learn today? Hell with the pencil.

Apr 13, 2018 10:33 AM
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Carol Williams
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I used to keep a personal blog, which was essentially my journal.  Since my husband passed a few years ago, I have abandoned it.  I still enjoy going back and reading it, though.  Watch for my next Throwback Thursday blog post.  Now, I guess AR is something of a journal. 

Apr 13, 2018 10:38 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I don't currently keep a journal but think it's a great idea and i was mentioning it this week with a friend.  Don't you think ActiveRain is akin to journalling in some ways? 

Apr 13, 2018 10:00 AM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
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Not a bad idea. I used to keep an online "Live Journal" when they were popular. Might have to start one up again, now that you mention it. - Tim

Apr 13, 2018 10:49 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Sort of - I make notes through the week but, am not consistent with it. I do post a weekly diary blog though - it's good for me to keep up with what transpired in any given week...and the therapy of writing it too!!

Apr 13, 2018 10:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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no.... I never did.... I knew what I needed to do and I did it...no need to document anything....

Apr 13, 2018 09:48 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I've thought about it and have a few times throughout life but I don't currently. It sounds more like you are speaking in terms of a daily business journal, which I don't do either. I just write to-do lists.

Apr 13, 2018 10:58 AM
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Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

It's one of those things that top leaders recommend we all do, but no one seems to take their advice.

It's something I hear time and time again that it will help your business grow immensely, as well as writing down what you're grateful for each day.

I should go get a journal and start.

Apr 13, 2018 10:39 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I do not.

Apr 13, 2018 10:20 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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No, I keep the Book of Shadows. Hahaha

Apr 13, 2018 02:51 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, several journals as a fact. Those you are asking would be a gratitude journal and a personal journal. You do not need to use it daily, but the more gratitude you write down, the better you usually feel. Most of my friends have now those, since I'm a big believer in ''where attention goes, energy flows''. 

Apr 13, 2018 01:11 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I no longer do in the form you speak of.  All the steps I take in action every day are done with intention ... how I start my day and end my day are with thankfulness and gratitude. I have my routines and rituals - much gets written down ... but not a formal journal.

Apr 13, 2018 12:24 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I don't keep a Journal but I take alot of notes and check off when done ... So that's like a journal of events!

Apr 13, 2018 11:59 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

My calendaring app is pretty well like a journal. And I make lots of notes into a book - notes by date.

And I use OneNote, where I have e-notes.

All this combined is a journal of sorts.

Apr 13, 2018 11:01 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

moment to moment is where my beliefs ended up steering me too....

Apr 13, 2018 10:03 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yes.
It’s an amazing resource to reflect back on

Apr 13, 2018 09:31 PM
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Bob Crane
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Not a journal but I take notes all through the day.

Apr 13, 2018 03:42 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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 No.

Apr 13, 2018 11:55 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Apr 14, 2018 06:05 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I just keep a collection of pints of Woodford Reserve, in my trunk, that I drink each day to put up with all this stuff. I

Apr 14, 2018 06:04 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's not necessarily a daily thing but my digital recorder goes with me most of the time and thoughts are left there at times.

Apr 14, 2018 06:03 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I sure do. It was taught to me long ago and is the best way to keep track, look back and keep me on track

Apr 14, 2018 05:21 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I do not. My mom was a journaler and loved making lists. I make lists and review in my head mostly.

Apr 13, 2018 06:47 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No I don't

Apr 13, 2018 03:56 PM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

No I do not! I used to when I was in High School! HAHA I wonder what ever happend to them?

Apr 13, 2018 03:17 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never have.

Apr 13, 2018 02:26 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No, was never a fan of journals or diaries.

Apr 13, 2018 01:52 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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I did diligently when I was younger. Not anymore. -Kasey

Apr 13, 2018 01:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I do maintain an appointment book.

Note on prospects and clients should be in your database.

Apr 13, 2018 12:03 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Praful,

I agree with Michael Jacobs.  A 

Apr 13, 2018 11:56 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I don't journal daily but sometimes I'll write 'free reign' when I'm trying to untangle my thoughts.

Apr 13, 2018 11:48 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

no sir, just never got started

Apr 13, 2018 11:16 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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No. Never have and unlikely to start now.

Apr 13, 2018 11:00 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Praful Thakkar was it suggested that it should be the end of the day versus the beginning or another time? 

Apr 14, 2018 09:06 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I do not Praful Thakkar , it could fall into the wrong hands and then I'd have to go into hiding.

Apr 14, 2018 08:09 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I do not.

Apr 14, 2018 06:38 AM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
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Nope. Can you explain further on how this helps you?

Apr 14, 2018 06:26 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Apr 14, 2018 04:29 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Apr 13, 2018 04:59 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No I am often so exhausted at the end of the day that I ususally just want to wind down and relax.

Apr 14, 2018 03:31 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I journal.  I always have, but not daily.  When I feel the need I write.

Apr 14, 2018 12:02 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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No I don't I find I can generally remember my activities well enough

Apr 19, 2018 05:45 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I don't; however, at times I wish I had started one years ago.

Apr 18, 2018 06:39 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I always have a notebook, and write messages from phone calls, and make notes to not forget stuff.

Apr 16, 2018 12:12 PM