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Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: Give Your Brain a Vacation

August 1st, 2014 | by Michelle
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Maybe you remember Erich Brenn, a man best known for furiously spinning dinner plates on long poles while performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” His whirling dervish of a show biz act symbolizes the extreme amount of “multitasking” many business people have grown accustomed to. Each plate represents another project, deadline or critical assignment that twirls and twizzles around the possibility that all will come crashing down in pieces.

The solution: Sometimes we simply need a break. As a student of successful people, I am always fascinated by what makes them tick. Studies suggest that time away from base may be among the best things you can do for your business … even for those incredibly successful icons of industry. They also need a break.

A relatively short period of time when you’re not being pulled in a million directions (or spinning a dozen plates) can do wonders. Whether it’s a movie, a relaxing drive with a spouse or friend, or simply closing your eyes, take time to rest your brain and give it a vacation.

I have noticed that when I’m tired, tasks that used to seem simple become more complex. For me, bearing down and working harder isn’t always the best solution.

Maybe it’s time to change the landscape for a few days and look at green grass and trees, or a sandy beach instead of sidewalks? A touch of fresh scenery can positively impact energy levels, focus and maybe even offer some new inspiration.

It’s tradition for most of Italy to close their doors for a month in August. While that may seem a bit extreme for our culture, it’s certainly interesting food for thought.

So, with all due respect to Erich Brenn and his spinning skills, here’s to some quality time off – for you and your brain.

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Robbie Briggs 

President and CEO

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

1.847.780.6499

rb@briggsfreeman.com

For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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