Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: June 2008

Sitting Through Sales Meetings Can be Like Passing a Kidney Stone

KidneyEver heard that phrase or something similar?  Some agents pick the company they work for partially based on the number of meetings they have. I remember when working in Corporate America that phrase was tossed about freely.

I worked for a Fortune 500 company that would pull you in off the street for a meeting and then drain you of all your positive energy.  I got in a huge argument with management when I said I was not going to attend future meetings.  I told them they were taking take me out of the right frame of mind right before visiting key clients.  In the end, I attended the meetings and they changed their management style.

So back to the title of this blog.  Yesterday I was sitting in our Monday morning sales meeting and began to feel a little nausea.  I was sure it wasn't because of the meeting.  As the meeting went on I felt worse and worse.  At the conclusion of the meeting I ran into the restroom and found no relief.  I quickly figured out what was happening, it was a kidney stone.

I scooped up my laptop and ran out the door for home in a hurry.  On the way out I told WooHoo Sally (Celeste Cheeseman) I thought I was passing a kidney stone and was going home.  For the next two and a half hours I went through the cycle of pain and nausea.  From a couple of previous episodes I knew what to expect.  My personal home remedy that seems to work is to get in the shower as hot as I can stand it and run it on my back and side and then soak in the hot tub.  In between I answered the phone and scheduled appointments.

After a couple hours (it seemed like a month) my wife called and then I suddenly felt it.  Sorry honey gotta go!  It passed, Thank God! How can something so tiny cause so much pain?  A couple hours later I was on the road and back to normal. 

The next time someone tells me that sales meetings remind them of passing kidney stones; I can honestly say they do for me.

 

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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