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Client Appreciation Day

Thanks to these clients for coming out to my Client Appreciation Day. It’s called Track Day for Charity so beyond being a heck of a lot of fun we also raise money for the Canadian Cancer Foundation.

Here’s what one of my clients said about the day:

“In a modded Porsche GT3RS on a racetrack as a passenger that clocked over 250 km per hour on straightaways and tracking tight corners at nearly 100 km per hour with a race driver at the helm is an epic adventure everyone should experience… the G force you feel alone is mind blowing and will humble you… modded Audi R10… just wow…thanks to Jeff for crossing that one off the list!! If anyone in my network is considering a real estate transaction in the Tri-cities he’s your guy!”

Tuesday Thoughts – Bringing Home the Bacon

It’s Tuesday, the beginning of the work week for most of us. Many of us are thinking about how we still have 3 more days until the weekend. Sometimes all we see looming in front of us is endless meetings, tedious projects and suddenly the rapidly dwindling coffee supply in the office. While some offices address brain fatigue with onsite yoga classes, gym facilities and even DJ’s, the rest of us have to relay on more traditional methods such as scrolling through the internet to read motivational quotes, listing to music, moving the body around, meditating or even playing video games! I have combined two of these strategies here – viewing images and reading text to help you find inspiration and motivation.

Sometimes all it takes is for us to stop and take the time to remember why it is that we are doing what we are doing – why we are at work and what we are working for. Is it to purchase that dream house? Afford that amazing vacation? What exactly is it that we are working so hard for and “bringing home the bacon” for?

There is this fantastic little book that I found called The Little Book of Answers by Doug Lennox that has interesting little insights into commonly used quotes and phrases that we use everyday. it claims to explain the “how, where, and why of stuff you thought you knew” such as:

“Why is do we say someone who is successful is ‘bringing home the bacon’?

This thousand-year-old expression came from a common British competition  of trying to catch a greased pig at a country fair. But the first time it was recorded and entered into modern use in North America was in 1910, when, after her son won a championship fight, Jack Johnson’s mother told the press, ‘My boy said he’d bring home the bacon.’ From then on, ‘bringing home the bacon’ meant achieving success.” ~ Doug Lennox – The Little Book of Answers

What do you use for your work week motivation?

Jeff Pennington

JUST LISTED + OPEN HOUSE 1382 Barberry

JUST LISTED 1382 Barberry Drive, Coquitlam

JUST LISTED + OPEN HOUSE! $949,900 Open House Sunday, 29th 12 – 4pm!

1382 Barberry Drive, Port Coquitlam, BC

Welcome Home to your 2000 + sq Ft 3 Bdrm + Den Rancher. Yes I did say 2000+ sq ft rare indeed, btw everybody says the same thing when they walk in, It’s Your Turn, come and be Wowed by this Quiet & Peaceful Birchland Manor Home. Featuring a very private South Facing Yard & Deck with Easy access to Cedar Creek Trail. You’ll be impressed with all the rich upgrades including, New Kitchen, Slate backsplash, Granite sink & under cabinet lighting. Soak in the sun and greenspace view thru the big picture window in your cozy family room with corner gas f/p. Wait until you see the mbdrm in the loft, you will love it. Other updates, both baths and Hot water tank & more.

MLS # R2261126

Life is All About Balance

Life is about balance. Ever feel like you are doing too much and have not had enough time to just do nothing? Just as important as it is to get out there and be productive, it is just as important to take some down time to recharge your batteries. It allows you to be your best when you do need to be on – at work, school, social obligations – whatever it may be.

The key to life is living in this sweet spot between doing too much and doing too little. Living in one extreme usually doesn’t end up working in the long run.

Just remember that you don’t always need to be getting things done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay and completely necessary to kick back, shut down and do absolutely nothing. Nothing is worth burning out for.

Enjoy this beautiful Wednesday!

Jeff Pennington

Thursday Thoughts – Worry Less

Its easy to get caught up in day to day concerns, worrying about different aspects of life. Oftentimes worrying makes the situation worse as we are not actively trying to solve the situation or improve it somehow. Sometimes we just need to stop overthinking and do, just take action. Get out there and take on the world! Apply for that job, start your own business, get out, put your runners on and go for that jog, whatever it may be for you. Have faith that things will work out. You got this! Happy Thursday Everyone!

Jeff Pennington

Photo cred via Pinterest.