My Fave Chair to Yours 2020

This past week I attended an event “Elise Enriquez” teaching “GYST” Get your sh#!t together.  It was more of a party to celebrate the new year & the remodeling project she & her partner Kim had been working on.   As part of the event, we were to choose a WORD for the 2020 New Year.  A “Word” we wanted to focus on that would bring mission and purpose to our work & personal life. Elise has done this project before, and I have had different word each year.  Last the year was “Simplify” the year before that was “Joy,” this year, it is “INSPIRE.”

 “Inspire means to excite, encourage, or breathe life into. Inspire comes from the Latin word that means to inflame or to blow in to. When you inspire something, it is as if you are blowing air over a low flame to make it grow. A true story can inspire a film. Studying for your test will inspire confidence in you.




The Olympics often inspire people to take up a sport, but they can also inspire patriotism. Inspire means to excite, encourage, or breathe life into.

Inspire comes from the Latin word that means to inflame or to blow in to. When you inspire something, it is as if you are blowing air over a low flame to make it grow. A true story can inspire a film. Studying for your test will inspire confidence in you. Successful people often have a role model who inspired them to greatness. Who inspires you?”

As I write this month “From My Fave Chair to Yours” I’m giving this word some thought & asking questions.  Who are you inspired by?

Easy maybe to think about that question?  Someone in History? Your parents, relatives, friends, a teacher, boss, movie star, it could be a long list.  I want to be one of those people on that list that is inspiring you & others to take action with Real Estate.  I want to be the “wealth advisor.” of Real Estate, to encourage homeowners & any future buyer that doesn’t look at homeownership as a wealth-producing asset to rethink the investment.  US Residential Real Estate is the largest asset class valued at $33.7 Trillion.  However, in my experience, most people look at the home as a place to live, love & grow memories.  A haven for sure.  What if?  Adding conversation & detailing the data about what investing in a “home” could mean to your legacy and to your overall ability to build generational wealth.  As a Real Estate Broker, I want to inspire my clients to look at the potential of the decisions they are making.  One alteration in the decision-making process could return a client significantly more $$s.  An “Inspired” fresh way to look at your home or investments you make in Real Estate.

In 2020, Marcelle Allen, the author of “Financial Joy,” and I will be partnering to deliver to both buyers and sellers the knowledge of how to look at the data details and to make it work for you.   After all, it is the vision of most clients to find the Dream Home.  Let’s add the Vision to make it work for your Wealth portfolio.    We hope you join us as we send out invites to these events.  Or share the news with others who could benefit as well.   First event “Financial Joy for Wealth Builders” will be on Jan. 30th from 5 pm to 7 pm.   Call us for details.

Beyond the “I want to be” declaration, I have also discovered in selecting this “Word for the Year” that what I for myself is “Inspiration,” What “inspires me?”   There are lots of events, meetings, training, leaders, etc. that I have spent much time listening to & not always feeling inspired. More drained & confused I would say.  Have you been there? It becomes…The “have to do it” thinking.

The Shift in my thinking for 2020 is, let me show up where I feel inspired.   I want to go where I get filled up with renewed energy.  Inspiration is with the Grandkids or little people, a trip into the sunshine, a walk along the river, a day with a good friend. What does your list look like? No more wasting of time in places that are filled with negativity, droning on, drama, or other such energy-draining events. Enough I say!

Join me in all things that bring Inspiration so that we can, in return, Inspire others.

“From My Fave Chair to Yours”- May you find Inspiration in 2020!!


Teresa Barthol

Teresa Barthol

Realtor - Managing Broker



Teresa Barthol


Teresa Barthol -Managing Broker with eXp Realty Seattle.  Brings 22 plus years’ experience to consult with clients about real estate in the 3rd and 4th quarters of their lives. .  With longevity in Real Estate Teresa loves to share her optimistic problem solving skills, creative out of the box thinking along with her enthusiasm for great outcomes. “Believe,” she will say, your desires in life will be realized. Teresa focuses on Lifestyles to Live within the four walls you call home.

With Guest Authors: 
Marcelle Allen from Dreamosity
Elisa Hawkinson - How2GetOrganized!
Karen Herold - Wise Transition


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