Tag Archives: time management

3 Things that Will Make You Happier and More Productive at Work

Having a passion project--such as volunteering--will help you focus at work.

Having a passion project–such as volunteering–will help you focus at work.

 

We’re all looking for ways to make better use of our time. After all, life is short and our time is important. Here are three things to do to help you use your time wisely, that may also make you more satisfied at work. Continue reading

3 Productivity Hacks to Take Back Your Day

Sometimes a Post It note just won't do. These tips will help you work smarter and save a tree.

Sometimes a Post It note just won’t do. These tips will help you work smarter and save a tree.

 
Do you want to be a more productive real estate agent? You’d better work… smarter, that is. Professionals who work smarter spend their days focusing on the tasks that drive their businesses, allowing them to lead thriving businesses and achieve better balance in their work and personal lives. Working smarter helps them to take control of one of their most valuable resources—their time. Here are three ways to improve your productivity and take control of your time. Continue reading

Become a Morning Person in 5 Steps

Don't hit snooze --with your hand or a sledgehammer. Instead, get up when the alarm goes off.

Don’t hit snooze –with your hand or a sledgehammer. Instead, get up when the alarm goes off.

Want to be happier and more productive? Become a morning person. In real estate, the old adage holds true: The early bird does indeed get the worm. Early risers tend to be more alert, conscientious and better able to plan for the day. Since it takes less time for them to clear the morning brain fog, they’re able to take advantage of the quiet hours to tackle their biggest challenges. 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

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

Stop Procrastinating with This One Simple Tip

Follow these tips to stop procrastinating, and start getting things done.

Follow these tips to stop procrastinating, and start getting things done.

 

Procrastination rears its head at the most inconvenient times, like when you need to get something done, whether it’s lead generation, sending invitations to your upcoming client party or preparing for a listing presentation. We’re all guilty of procrastinating, and we do it for a variety of reasons. We avoid doing something because we’re anxious or overwhelmed or just don’t feel like doing it right now. While procrastinating may make us feel better for a minute, putting off ‘til tomorrow not only temporarily avoids the inevitable, it also impairs your productivity as well.

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The 5 Secrets of Work-Life Balance

Balance your professional and personal life with these 5 tips.

Balance your professional and personal life with these 5 tips.

 

It seems that many people are looking to achieve work-life balance. If you’re like many real estate professionals, achieving this balance is a daily challenge. Since you often work evenings and weekends, it can be difficult to separate your working time from your personal time, and make other people understand the difference. And, since you don’t want to disappoint your clients or colleagues, you may make many personal sacrifices, choosing work over personal commitments. Not only does this put a strain on your personal relationships, but it can also leave you frustrated and less effective as an agent. Continue reading

Conquer Email Once and For All

Use these tips to help you stay on top of your email.

Use these tips to help you stay on top of your email.

Although email is a helpful tool that allows clients and colleagues to get in touch fast, for many people it’s become a compulsion to check and clear one’s inbox as soon as possible. In fact, for some people, email is a source of stress. Email isn’t meant to be a source of stress. Take control of your inbox with these simple tips: Continue reading

Why You Need an Assistant

A great assistant (or two) can benefit your business.

A great assistant (or two) can benefit your business.

If you’re like many busy real estate professionals, you probably struggle with trying to squeeze everything you need to do into your waking hours. In many cases, you may find that you still don’t check everything off of your to-do list that you wanted to that day, leaving you feeling frustrated. If you’re skimping on meals and sleep to fit everything in, it’s time for a change. After all, your health and motivation aren’t the only casualties of your ‘Superman’ syndrome; your business will suffer as well. Continue reading

Improve Your Routine in 3 Steps

These 3 tips will help you become more successful each day.

These 3 tips will help you become more successful each day.

While we may like to think we’re spontaneous, in reality, most of us follow the same routine every day. There’s nothing wrong with it; however, it’s important to ensure that we’re automatically doing the right kinds of activities and habits—the ones that can boost our businesses and help us to thrive. After all, if you’re going to stick to a routine, it should be one that will help you to succeed, not prevent you from reaching your goals. Here’s how: Continue reading