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4 Types of Breaks That Are Critical to Your Business

Pour a cup of coffee or tea and take a 15 minute break to clear your head and refocus.

Pour a cup of coffee or tea and take a 15 minute break to clear your head and refocus.

All work and no play turns most people into cranky, burned out shells of themselves. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. However, studies show that not taking breaks throughout your day can negatively impact your productivity as well as your overall health and well-being.  If you’ve ever felt burned out or tired or frustrated from working all the time, it’s time to take a break. Here are four types of breaks to plan for in your schedule. Continue reading

How to Get More Done without Working Harder

Work smarter, not harder with these 3 productivity tips.

Work smarter, not harder with these 3 productivity tips.

While hard work does indeed pay off, there’s a delicate balance between working hard and becoming a slave to your work. Although working hard may involve long days here and there, if you’re constantly working in overdrive, there’s a good chance that you’ll drive yourself to frustration and burnout. And a burned out real estate professional is unable to do anyone any good. Continue reading

Need a Reason to Take a Break? Here are three.

Take a break today!

Take a break today!

When is the last time you took a break during the day? If you’re like the typical real estate professional, you probably can’t remember. It’s easy to become so wrapped up in getting everything done that we don’t take the time to take a break. Although time flies when we’re busy and we may forget to take one, more commonly we convince ourselves that we’re much too busy to break away from the task at hand. Unfortunately, not taking a break may have a negative impact on your business and productivity. Here are three reasons to take a break: Continue reading

5 Clever Ways to Get More Done Today

Want to get more done? Make a list and prioritize it.

Want to get more done? Make a list and prioritize it.

We all have those days, the ones where we keep pushing things off until tomorrow. Perhaps you don’t feel like writing personal notes or calling a new client—“I’ll do it tomorrow when I feel fresher/when my head is more in the game/when I’ve had my coffee/when the sun, the moon and the planet Jupiter are all perfectly aligned with the third branch of that tree over there.” In the time that it takes to think of a clever excuse not to do something, you could have just done it. Enough with the internal dialogue and justifications—get more done now with these tips. Continue reading

How to Prevent End-of-the-Year Burnout

Want to prevent year-end burnout? Take time to stop and smell the coffee.

Want to prevent year-end burnout? Take time to stop and smell the coffee.

Although burnout can occur at any time, many real estate professionals tend to experience it the most toward the end of the year. Think about it: You’ve been going strong—charging hard—all year doing the daily activities that are necessary for your business to thrive. Maybe you put off your annual vacation so that you could close a few more deals. Or, maybe something happened that caused you to veer off track in the pursuit of your goals and you’ve been working hard to get back on track. While your hard work may have resulted in more business, it also may have left you tired and burned out. Continue reading

How to Take a Vacation

Take a vacation! Your productivity depends on it.

Take a vacation! Your productivity depends on it.

It’s the middle of summer; have you taken your vacation yet? Taking time off is essential to recharge your batteries and help you maintain your commitment to your productivity and goals. Just as you need to take a break during your workday to refocus your mind, taking time off—whether it’s a long weekend or month-long trip overseas—can do wonders to refresh your spirit and help you see the big picture. Continue reading

3 Ways to Make Your Breaks More Productive

A healthy lunch and a few stretches will help to make your break more productive.

You’re probably thinking from the title that this blog post that it will be about encouraging you to work like a fiend at all times, and sacrifice your free time at the altar of success. On the contrary; while we do encourage you to maximize your productivity, we also want you to carve some time for yourself several times a day. After all, it’s difficult to have the energy to manage a thriving business if you’re barreling towards burnout. Instead, there are choices you can make during your break that will replenish your energy tank and get you excited to take on the rest of your day. Here are just a few: Continue reading

4 Healthy Habits that May Boost Your Productivity

Load up on whole foods to give your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best.

 

How do you jumpstart your mornings or overcome the 3pm energy slump that many of us experience? If you’re like most people, you probably start your day with a cup or two of coffee. In the afternoon, you may pour another cup of coffee or reach for a soda or candy bar for a short-lived sugar rush. Caffeine and sugar are only a temporary fix for morning and midafternoon sluggishness. Instead of pouring another cup of coffee or digging around for loose change to get a treat from the vending machine, try these suggestions. Not only will you be more energized, you’ll also find that you’re more productive. Continue reading