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Is My Business Plan for 2011 Realistic?

Who am I kidding!  I have an overall life plan for each and every day of my life.  I live by good values and beliefs and always keep in mind how my actions may affect others or how theirs may affect me.  A solid foundation for success; although each and every person has their own level of what success means, don't they?

This year I am definitely going to:

  • Continue to keep balance in all I do. I have to have my work, home, sleep, me time in order to have a life filled with contentment.  I no longer have to schedule my day minute to minute and instead I have my routine down to a tee. If there is no balance then life gets out of whack.  I need not whacky in my life J
  • Keep a positive attitude. I'm human and have different emotions like anyone else. Just because I try to keep a positive outlook does not mean I let you run all over me. I keep healthy boundaries and I am assertive. I will give a helping hand IF I have the time; not because I care more about you  than me. Can't love others until we love ourselves.
  • Selflessness is a gift and I will continue to give from the heart...or don't give at all. How many have given a helping hand or gift with the expectation of getting something back?  If so, then don't give at all. A gift means there are no expectations of receiving. A helping hand is just that..otherwise, draw up a contract.
  • Continue to listen to clients needs. This is my overall top priority in my business. Without the ability to listen I will only hear myself talk. How many clients just want to hear about you this and you that? They want to know what I will do for them and therefore the magic of a good business relationship is the ART OF LISTENING.
  • Keep up to date and in touch. I cannot continue to grow without keeping up to date with everything concerning my business. I already have my last CRS class scheduled for January 18th and 19thI think that's a pretty good start...don't you?

Before I think about any more new ideas for 2011 I have to close out 2010.

In reevaluating my 2010 .......I have slept well every night.

Ah.....that's my level of success....

I believe I'll take this into 2011.

Happy New Year to All!



Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Comment balloon 17 commentsCeleste "SALLY" Cheeseman • December 31 2010 03:49PM


Great Post i wish you lots of Luck in the next 12 months. stay focused and move on!!

Posted by Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD - (Ken's Home Team LLC.) over 7 years ago

Great goals for 2011! It sounds like you are on your way to an amazing year. All the best.

Posted by Deanna Bennett, RentMonitor Online Rent Collection Software (RentMonitor) over 7 years ago

Sally, wonderful sentiments to end one year and start another. Wishing you all the peace and serenity you can possibly have in 2011!!!

Happy New Year!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Sally, this is not your usual business plan but I think it's great! And what better way to kick off the New Year than earn the most highly regarded designation for Realtors®! Happy 2011!

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 7 years ago

Sally you are one of the most balanced people I know. Hope you are feeling better, saw on FB you were not feeling well. Happy New Year !!

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 7 years ago


It sounds like you have a plan and ready to go in 2011, have a great year.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 7 years ago

Sally those are great goals to have for the coming year, and I have every confidence that you will meet each and everyone :)

Happy New Year.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 7 years ago

Hi Sally... it sounds like you have developed a well conceived plan.  And it sounds very realistic because at its core, it sounds like who I know you to be as a person!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 7 years ago

I'm in total agreement with you. It matters if we sleep well at night. After doing our best for the day, that's all that matters. I think it's so totally realistic.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) over 7 years ago

I love this time of year...I am closing out 2010 with wonderful memories, challenges and thankfulness and opening 2011 with wishes of the same to all of you!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 7 years ago

Sally - that's a wonderful list for the comming year. Good luck wiht your CRS class. COngrats on getting it done. Now you need to get involved with the HI CRS Chapter - talk with their new Prez for 2011, Julie Meier, or Wendell Wong.  I;m look forward to a great year with our SoCal Chapter.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 7 years ago

Woo Hoo, A great end of the year post and BTW, you will love your CRS involvement and designation. The classes, webinars and referrals from this group are the very best! Hope you are feeling better and wishing you, Gary and Shadow  wonderful, and Happy New Year!

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 7 years ago

Sally, I think you've got "it" down!  Have a wonderful 2011, and hope I get out to see you again soon!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Sally--I hope you are successful keeping all of your 2011 resolutions...Best to you this year, my friend!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Sally: Being positive is so important and in having goals.... When I see posts from agents asking for advice on what to do.. I pray for them... It has to come from within (I think) . Nice post. Gay

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Great goals in your post.  I am so thankful for all that was accomplished in 2010.  Happy new year and a very successful 2011! 

Posted by Renee Marrs Caperton, Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate (Marrs & Associates) over 7 years ago

Excellent goals!  You have found the core of what it will take for a successful 2011.  Finishing the CRS is a good choice, you will enjoy the networking aspect as well as the knowledge exchange.

Posted by Brian & Chloe Kissinger, www.BrianFKissinger.com (Kissinger Bigatel & Brower REALTORs) over 7 years ago

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