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5 Ways to Develop Better Habits

Planning is an essential part of creating better habits.

Planning is an essential part of creating better habits.

January offers a fresh start to replace bad habits with better ones. Identifying bad habits is the easy part. The hard part is developing good habits to replace them. After all, it takes time and practice to develop a habit, whereas it doesn’t take much to create a bad one. Make this the year you revamp your habits with these tips: Continue reading

Small Habits That Have a Big Impact on Your Productivity

A small sign letting people know that you're working hard is sometimes enough to keep distractions at bay.

A small sign letting people know that you’re working hard is sometimes enough to keep distractions at bay.

Successful real estate professionals are productive each and every day. They weren’t born more productive than anyone else; they’ve developed the good habits required to make every day the most productive. Here are five seemingly small habits that can help you become more productive, starting today. Continue reading

3 Bad Habits that Zap Your Focus and Impede Your Success

 

Although multitasking was once thought to help productivity, it actually zaps your focus and kills your productivity.

Although multitasking was once thought to help productivity, it actually zaps your focus and kills your productivity.

Although you may intend to add good habits to your daily routine, these bad habits can sabotage your progress and impede your performance. As a result, you don’t feel as if you’re getting much done, even though you’re working harder than ever. Work smarter and more efficiently, and nip these bad habits in the bud. Continue reading

Recharge Your Battery—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

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Remember to recharge your batteries, especially at this time of year.

Are you an adrenaline junkie? While there is a time and place for that (perhaps on the side of a mountain with skis strapped to your feet or when you have a parachute strapped to your back and you’re flying through the sky), work isn’t one of them. In this clip from the real estate event, the MasterMind Summit, Brian Buffini explains why being an adrenaline junkie in your business can put you on the fast track to Burnout City. Continue reading

Just Breathe! 3 Tips for When You Feel Overwhelmed

Prioritizing your day will help to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.

Prioritizing your day will help to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.

Although you may be cool as cucumber most of the time, there may be times when you begin to feel overwhelmed. The holiday season is one of the most common times for feelings of overwhelm to start bubbling up; after all, you’re trying to close deals by the end of the year, generate leads for next year’s deals and planning client parties and Pop-Bys. And that’s just the work-related stuff. You may also have to plan the annual family holiday party, shop for everyone on your list, decorate your house and get it ready for your out-of-town holiday guests, and a million other things in between. Marie Curie may have done great things with just 24 hours in a day, but she probably didn’t have in-laws staying for a week who are on special a gluten free, sugar free, preservative free, beige colored, only organic and grown within 15 miles diet or a teen daughter who can only wear one particular brand of jeans or else she will, like, literally die of humiliation. Before you begin to tear all of your hair out, take a few breaths and read the following tips. Continue reading

3 Places to Get Work Done Away from the Office

Sometimes you can get your best work done away from the office.

Sometimes you can get your best work done away from the office.

As a real estate agent, you’re location independent. While you may have a desk in an office if you work with a larger real estate company, you often work from a variety of locations including your home and your car. But these aren’t the only places where you can get things done. In fact, by changing up your work environment, you may be able to think more creatively and get inspired. Here are a few places to try: Continue reading

How to Develop Better Habits

What tasks are you tending to ensure that they grow into full habits?

What tasks are you tending to ensure that they grow into full habits?

Good habits are a must if you want to build a thriving and successful business. But, what happens when you’re trying to cultivate a habit and you’re just not seeing the results you want? While some agents will use this scenario as an excuse to give up, successful professionals will see it as an opportunity to persevere. Here are three things to keep in mind when you’re trying to develop good habits. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Delegate Tasks Today

Delegating allows you to focus on the tasks that drive your business.

Delegating allows you to focus on the tasks that drive your business.

Do you have trouble checking important items off your to-do list because you get caught up doing smaller, time-consuming tasks, such as organizing receipts, folding marketing flyers, etc.? Do you use valuable time that you could spend on lead generation on tasks that you’re not good at, like expenses? You want your business to grow, but it can’t grow if you’re bogged down with the small stuff. If this sounds like you, it’s time to delegate. Continue reading

Learn How to Delegate in 5 Easy Steps

If you want your assistant to do tasks like you do, show them how you do them.

If you want your assistant to do tasks like you do, show them how you do them.

Delegating tasks is difficult, especially if you’re used to doing things your own way. However, if you want your business to be successful, it’s essential to clear some things off of your plate so that you can focus on lead generation and serving your clients. Getting help is the first step; however, the next step is to learn how to delegate tasks to others, and trust that they’ll get them done to your standards. Here are five ways to let go and delegate like a pro. Continue reading

8 Strategies to Silence Distractions and Find Your Focus

Use these strategies to stay focused during your day.

Use these strategies to stay focused during your day.

It happens to all of us at one time or another. We start the day with every intention of being productive and staying focused on the task at hand. And then, we get an alert on our phones that someone commented on our post on Facebook or we get an email announcing a great sale at our favorite store or it’s a beautiful sunny day and we feel compelled to go outside and enjoy it (or conversely, it’s a cold and rainy day and we want nothing more than to take a nap). Before you know it, you’re caught in a web of distractions that make it nearly impossible to focus on the important tasks and activities that you have to do. What can you do refocus your brain? Continue reading