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Mariana’s New Year’s Resolution List (Thank You Vicki)

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Vicki Moore’s New Year’s Resolution Post has inspired me to share with you MY New Year’s Resolution Laundry List … in no particular order:

2. Piss off more of the right people.

4. Become a bona fide blog coach for my company (not-mentioning-any-names).

8. Actually FOLLOW my meticulous time-blocking schedule.

1. VOTE for the next President of the United States of America. (I am just hoping that I can DECIDE who to vote for in enough time.)

7. Lose about 15 pounds without exercising or watching what I eat. I plan to THINK MYSELF THIN.

6. Meet more of my fellow bloogers (yes. I meant to say “blOOgers.) face-to-face. (First people on my list: Lani and Benn – January 2008.)

3. Buy a guitar and teach myself how to play well enough to go to open mic nights at the coffee house downtown. (When I say “well enough” I mean by my own standards. I don’t give a “fluffy bunny” about what anyone else thinks.)


10. Teach my pre-teen-soon-to-be-13-year-old son how to do the “Crank dat Soulja Boy” dance, by creating and posting an embarrassing how-to video on YouTube, and emailing all of his friends the link. (You know … I bet I could do the Electric Slide to the same song, and no one would even know the difference … But, I can’t decide which set of clothes are worse: those in Crank dat or the Electric Slide video.)

5. Create more Vlogs for real estate and related matters.

9. Take over the world. Yes. I want to take over the world.

May each of you have a very HAPPY, HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR filled with LAUGHTER!

Mariana is a real estate agent and co-owner of the Wagner iTeam with her husband, Derek. She maintains the Colorado Springs Real Estate Connection Blog and is also a real estate technology trainer and coach. Mariana really enjoys helping real estate agents boost their businesses and increase their productivity through effective use of technology. Outside of real estate, blogging and training, she loves spending time with her husband and 2 sons, reading, re-watching Sci-Fi movies and ... long walks on the beach?

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  1. Chris Lengquist

    December 29, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    11. Master expert mode on Guitar Hero III for the Wii.

  2. Benn Rosales

    December 29, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    No need to take over the world Mariana, just drop by this week and I’ll give you the keys to it gladly.

  3. Mariana

    December 29, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    I didn’t know they made Guitar Hero III for the Wii! Oh Em Gee! I will need to buy that for myself, er, I mean, my son!

  4. Mariana

    December 29, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Benn – How ’bout I drop by the 3rd week in January instead. I can wait a few extra days for the keys.

  5. Athol Kay

    December 29, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    LOL “no particular order”.

  6. Vicki Moore

    December 29, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    9. I vote for Mariana taking over the world.

  7. Jeff Brown

    December 29, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    And I thought MY mom was embarrassing at times. 🙂

  8. Derek

    December 30, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Speaking of the electric slide, I have my catchers to dance to it every day during practice and 20 minutes before game time. Everyone thinks it’s funny to see a catcher dressed in full gear with his coach in the outfield dancing the electric slide and incorportating a few breaking moves in between.

    We have had several parents from visiting teams to take pictures of us but no one has yet asked why we do it. I tell my catchers before the season they have to be about half crazy to want to be a catcher. I mean they don’t just fall out of their mother’s wombs and want to catch a 80-90 mph that is gonna hit them in the nuts and bounce off their chests you know. You gotta be about half crazy to do that!

    But I have them to dance the electric slide because it helps with their foot work moving side to side to block balls and it also loosens them up a bit. But they already embarrassed themselves in front of the whole crowd so come game time, if they make a mistake, they are already embarrassed enough so they learn to shake it off pretty fast!

  9. Mariana

    December 30, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Vicki – Great! That’s one vote … Want to come along for the ride?

    Jeff- You don’t even know the half of it… My poor children.

    Derek- That is awesome!

  10. Teresa Boardman

    December 30, 2007 at 10:08 am

    I am with the same company and provide coaching and training. Only a little training at KW. After having a local blog for a couple of years just about every company is interested in my training . . except Keller Williams. Go figure

  11. Vicki Moore

    December 30, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Yes. Count me in. I could be your…campaign manager. Yeah, that’s it. Campaign manager.

  12. Mariana

    December 30, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Teresa – I would imagine that you would be a perfect coach. Do you want to be one? I have been hounding them for months to offer blog coaching, which they are finally interested in, but they have zero interest in blog “training” … Oh well.
    I also train for our market center – tech stuff – no blogging.

    Vicki – I hear Campaign Managers get half the booty.

  13. Paula

    December 31, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    My New’s Years resolution is to get rid of half my booty – not that kinda booty, huh?

    Happy New Years All, whatever your resolution is!

  14. Mariana

    January 2, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Paula – Happy New Year!

  15. Sherry Baker

    December 16, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    So it’s almost 2009 — how many of these did you achieve in 2008??? I know one of them, cuz I attended one of your blog webinars. Come on, spill!

  16. Mariana Wagner

    December 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    2. Piss off more of the right people.

    Oh, this was accomplished MULTIPLE times in 2008. In fact, I still have a whole ‘nother bunch of “right people” that I will be pissing off in the next 2 weeks, as well.

    4. Become a bona fide blog coach for my company (not-mentioning-any-names).

    DONE … and then some.

    8. Actually FOLLOW my meticulous time-blocking schedule.

    FAIL

    1. VOTE for the next President of the United States of America.

    DONE

    7. Lose about 15 pounds without exercising or watching what I eat.

    Succeeded at NOT exercising or watching what I ate, but failed at losing weight.

    6. Meet more of my fellow bloogers

    DONE!!!!! … and more to come!

    3. Buy a guitar and teach myself how to play

    FAIL

    10. Teach my pre-teen-soon-to-be-13-year-old son how to do the “Crank dat Soulja Boy” dance

    FAIL

    5. Create more Vlogs for real estate and related matters.

    FAIL

    9. Take over the world. Yes. I want to take over the world.

    IN PROGRESS. Please do not disturb.

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