Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: It’s 8:00am and My Day is Half Over

It’s 8:00am and My Day is Half Over

Alarm ClockWell not maybe half over, but I have gotten a lot done.  How you start your day will set the pace for how productive will be.

In the past I was an evening person.  Unfortunately I married a morning person.  After 13 years of marriage my wife Darnelle is finally changing me.

By 4:45am she has the lights on, TV turned to the news and the hair blower going.  If that is not enough she will begin to quiz me about the day's schedule.  No chance of going back to sleep at that point.  So what to do?

Many of you know that over the last year I lost a ton of weight.  The follow-up to that is now I am hitting the gym on a regular basis.  What better time to work out than 5:30 in the morning.  The phones aren't ringing.  I am already up and the gym is practically empty, giving me my own private work out area.  So off I go.  The most important part of this is that I don't have time to make excuses, I just take my vitamins, slip on my gym shoes and head to the YMCA.  So the end result is I have finally found a benefit of being married to a morning person.  Thanks to my morning person wife, weight lifting and cardio training has become a way of life for me. 

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After my trip to the Gym, I still have time to shower, dress, eat breakfast and return messages by 8am.  I even get some posting on Active Rain in by then.  That may not be a half a day's work, but its a great start.

 

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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. 

www.HawaiiRandy.comOahu (Honolulu County) Property Search  Hawaii Military Relocations

Comment balloon 40 commentsRandy Prothero • January 19 2008 11:18PM

Comments

 Sleeping Kitty On Monitor Ye gads, I've been married to a 'morning person' two-thirds of my life...(almost 44 years) and it still hasn't rubbed off on me....I think I'm hopeless!





Posted by Mary Warren over 10 years ago
Mary - It took me only about 12.  LOL
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Now I agree that there's nothing better than waking up early! But 4:45am...wow! 

I run at the Rose Bowl out here in good ol' Pasadena, CA but it's mostly in the later evening.


Posted by Ricardo Bueno (Diverse Solutions) over 10 years ago
Ricardo - I found that if I try for later in the day, I never seem to to make it.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy - this is great - I am a morning person and a late night person - however I never seem to make it to the gym late at night - so, I should try mornings - glad you found a great way to start your day and keep up the good work
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago
Thesa - Good luck, morning workouts are easy to to keep up.  At least for me that has proved to be true.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
I've been converted by a morning person as well... There was a time where there wasn't a speck of blood flowing through my brain at 8AM.  Now, I love mornings.  I seem to get as much, if not more, done in the first few hours of the day as I do all the rest.  Now I do some of the more tedious work in the AM and it works great.
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago
Randy -- I prefer working out in the evenings so that I can network as well as get in my workout. 
Posted by Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop (RE/MAX Rewards) over 10 years ago

Jesse & Kathy - One advantage of early morning or even late night is the phone isn't ringing.

Aziz - Networking is an advantage when the gym is more crowded.  I do get some networking in the mornings, but it is not nearly as many folks out then.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy - That is a great way to start the day.  Since I am a morning person I wished my husband was but not a chance.   I have some equip at home so I think I am going to go downstairs and workout in the morning; that should give me more energy to get through the day. You never know this post might have inspired me.
Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago
Randy - I'm  morning person, but if I were to hit the gym that early my whole body would rebel. That's a lot of weight you're lifting...Wow! I really need to go early and get it over with before my body knows what's going on. It will probably think it's still asleep and having a nightmare! Good for you Randy!
Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) over 10 years ago
I love this post, it took 13 years huh?  kudos to you to making the changes that can only benefit you. 
Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) over 10 years ago
Well as you might know..I go at least three times a week..I didn't need to lose that much so I guess you needed an extra day or so then I but there is no way I'll be pumping iron at 530 am...I have to wait until about 830...and if the phone goes off it will have to wait until I'm finished...I won't bring the phone in with me so unless it is a life threatening event..it will have to wait...by the way...I probably don't bench as much as you...looks like about 185 you have there.
Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy..Good for you. Jay and I joined the gym but we have not been back since Christmas....we need to get back there!
Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) over 10 years ago

Your wife is also a "night person".  She gets up in the middle of the night.

Geez.  I start my day about 6:00 a.m. but my joints don't even work untill about 9:00 a.m. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Randy, I'm definitely a morning person too.  By the time my wife wakes up, I've usually been active for about 3 hours!
Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 10 years ago
Randy, I am a morning person and like your wife. I leave my hubby alone for a couple of hours and then start making noise. I get us at 4:00 am and he follows around 6:00. It's good. I blog my little brains out while he is still sleeping. Good for you on the weight loss and exercise. I need to fit in the eating healthier and exercise. It will have to be in the evenings or during the day....I must do it. Thanks for the incentive.
Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 10 years ago
There is so much to be said for getting up bright and early and having that time for yourself.  I don't care if it is working out, praying, thinking about the renovation you want to start, staring at the kids while they sleep; it makes no difference.  A little extra time for me in the morning makes all the difference in the world.  
Posted by Virginia Halter, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GREEN, SFR, SRES (RE/MAX Signature Properties) over 10 years ago
I'm with Lenn....I get out of bed and need to "get moving"...get shower, then coffee, medication down, email, blog, and a couple of stretchie excercises after the coffee gets working. lol!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

Jennifer - The secret is to use anything that works to draw motivation.  Good Luck.

Linda - That is a lot of weight.  I am still trying to get it off the rack.  LOL

Kate - Better late than never.  Thank you.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Neal - That is more like 525 lbs on the bar.  I was just posing, my goal is one day to get that up.  LOL

Monika - I know that if I take a break, I never get going again.  I am careful to get at least least three days in the gym and try to do something else on the opther days if possible, like shooting baskets or something.

Lenn - Until I started going the the gym I could never get used to being up that early.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brian - At least you let her sleep, my wife foreced me to get up.  I now like it.

Jeanean - It has really helped me with my energy level for business.

Virginia - It is a time you can get things done.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Sally - The big test for me is that I do all of that with no caffeine.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy I am a night person who has been married to a morning person for 33 years, and all the hairdryers and TV's could not get me up on a regular bases at 4:30 AM.  Nothing can keep me awake at the hour of the morning :)
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago

Hi Randy,

You are so right about the effectiveness of beginning you day early. I say I'm going to every year, yet I've got a long way to go to get to 5:30, yikes. BTW, I did not know you lost a ton of weight, congratulations! One question, does you wife have any idea you said: Unfortunately I married a morning person." lol.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 10 years ago
Randy - we're alike in the weight loss and the new habits. Hit the gym at 5:30 am. I've been the morning person all along (as usual, married to a night owl) so for me it was giving up my quiet time, best work time, and blogging time, but it's been worth it.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) over 10 years ago

George - That used to be me, but she finally wore me down.

Lynda - I have said it to her, she knows.  I still stay up later than her most days.

Sharon - Congratulations on the weight loss.  You are looking younger in your pictures.  I look forward to meeting you next week.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy, please read my blogs of today and yesterday if you don't want a lawyer in your back pocket and taking a big chunk of your commission when you make a sale.   Jerry
Posted by Kai Lani, RE/MAX (RE/MAX Kai Lani) over 10 years ago
Jerr - I sent written comments to the State Supreme Court.  Thank you for the heads up.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy,  Thanks much.   Interesting that I had the editor from Real Law Central read my blog and got in touch with me to use a couple of quotes from my BLOG.   I will send you the article.   Jerry
Posted by Kai Lani, RE/MAX (RE/MAX Kai Lani) over 10 years ago
Jerry - Thanks
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Hi Randy,
I find that when I get early, my days is more productive.  My energy level drops off later in the day.
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) over 10 years ago
I do notice the days I have a heavy workout in the morning, I do get tired late afternoon.  I then get a second wind after dinner.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy, you are just a total inspiration!  My next husband is going to be a morning person!
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Patricia - Thank you. Good luck on the husband hunt.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Good for you, Randy. You should be very proud of your accomplishemtn. The dedication is so important, even if it is somewhat the result of your relationship...but that kind of inspiration can be the best! I'm lazy - not up til 6 but at the gym usually 5-6 days per week unless the schedule gets out of control.

Jeff 

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 10 years ago
Jeff - 5-6 days a week at the gym is really dedicated.  I have been steady at every other day.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Andrew - I did it as a joke, too see how long before someone figured it out.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Ugh. I want to be like you Randy, but the older I get, the later I stay up and the harder it is to get going. I think it's great you're able to be so disciplined!

Colleen

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) over 10 years ago

Colleen - It took me years to finally get my act together.

Andrew - Good night, get a good sleep and hit the gym.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

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