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Old 01-09-2018, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Just a helpful tip for those seeking an edge... consider kicking it old school.

Remember a few years back… no, further… like... decades ago… when you’d hear agents say “I don’t do the emails, I shake hands!” (something along those lines)? They may have been right, if not just a bit ahead of their time. Because these days, where a “handshayke” is an app (it’s not), a good conversation with someone’s face has become “the ways of old.” So, it might be time to spark up your interpersonal skills with some block-out times on Candy Crush… that is to say… that amazing technology in your pocket that does all that business-y stuff.

On your calendar... for two, 30 minute block-out periods each day, mark that you’re semi-off-the-grid. During that time, ignore all incoming buzzes, beeps and chirps, meet with a (human) prospect, drink coffee beverages or just grow a beard and contemplate change. Slowing down can genuinely speed you up, particularly when it comes to being present with your clients or just preventing burnout with you or your loved ones (remember them?)... so… disconnect, reconnect. “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

There are a lot of ways you can scamper about to make this happen in your daily routine (and only you will know how or when), but if you're looking for an edge, maybe this is it. Hopefully this simple reminder will help our CD community. What are some of the ways you're kicking it old school?
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:51 AM
 
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wut?
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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=) Just a friendly reminder to set aside the phone once and a while and reconnect.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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Decades ago, no one said "I don't do emails".
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Decades ago, no one said "I don't do emails".
lol... 1997... that's all any door-knocker said.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I remember sending faxes, and thinking it was cool. Then, when we could scan stuff and email it? Earth-shaking.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Yeah. Fax paper... slightly better than carbon paper. My favorite were the first web pages... you'd land there and there'd just be a phone number saying "Call Us!"
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Whats a fax machine?
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Westwood, NJ
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We kick it 'Old School' by still posting on a message board in 2018.
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:49 PM
 
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Well said Offrs. I get what you are saying. If you burn out, you lose your effectiveness. Refocus on what counts. Stop chasing your tail. Connect more meaningfully with your clients. Your repeat and referral business will reward your wisdom here.
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