Are you truly productive or just busy? If you’re like most people, you may confuse the two. As a small business owner, you’re to-do list is always growing. While you may feel you’re getting a lot done when you cross things off the list, you may not be as productive as you wish. Productivity is finishing the most important tasks of the day, no matter what. Often, we get caught up doing the less important, time-consuming tasks; this prevents us from doing the tasks that drive our businesses. If you want to be more productive each day, here’s how to start: Continue reading
Your habits can determine your success. If you have great habits, you’ll set yourself up for success. However, bad habits can create hurdles on your journey to achieving your goals. Here’s how to refine your habits.
Pinpoint the habits you want to change. Oftentimes, we know that certain habits may be holding us back. For example, while we may understand that checking our phones for messages or scrolling through social media every few minutes takes away from the time we could be spending making calls or writing personal notes, but we do it anyway because it’s a habit. Think about what you do each day and write down the habits that you feel are holding you back from success.
Replace bad habits with good habits. Once you’ve identified the habits you’d like to change, determine the good habits you’d like to replace them with. For example, if you’d like to spend less time scrolling through social media, make the habit of making a call to a client when you get the urge to scroll.
Visualize. Visualizing success is a powerful tool to changing your habits. Visualize the life you want to lead and see yourself doing the habits you’d like to adopt. Write down the steps you’ll need to take to successfully replace your bad habits.
Know your triggers. What triggers cause you to give in to the bad habit instead of making the better choice? If you find yourself constantly checking your email, ask yourself why? Is it because you don’t want to miss a message? Are you trying to avoid working on another aspect of your business? Identify what triggers the bad habit and you’ll be able to replace it with a better habit.
Track your progress. Use Referral Maker® CRM to help you track your progress toward achieving your goal. Tracking not only helps you achieve success, it also provides perspective and motivation when you need it the most.
Be patient. Change takes time. Just as it took time to develop bad habits, it’ll take time to replace them with good ones. Be patient with yourself and your progress and keep at it each day. Over time, the good habits will prevail.
Reward yourself for your hard work. If you want to stay motivated, reward yourself for a job well done.
Referral Maker CRM makes it easier to adopt better habits. Set reminders for everything from making your daily calls to delivering Pop-Bys. Visit ReferralMaker.com for more information.
It’s a new year—what better time to put your goals into action and have your best year ever? It’s not enough to declare it and wish with all of your might, though. In order to have your best year, it’s essential to include these four things in your overall plan: Continue reading
Is one of you goals to become even more successful in 2018? Now is when many agents and brokers begin to think about what they’d like to achieve in the coming year. Whether or not you’ll succeed in achieving those goals depends on the habits you’ve developed over your career. Your habits do more than help you succeed; they also decide how effective and efficient you are as an agent. If you want to improve, look at your habits first. Continue reading
Are you close to achieving your goals this year? If so, well done! Keep it up. However, if you’re not where you wanted to be by this time of the year, here are some tips to help you get back on track and catch up. Continue reading
While many real estate professionals would like to make more money each year, they may find that their bank accounts aren’t filling up as quickly as they’d like, despite closing more deals. They may scratch their heads and wonder where all the money went. Even the best salesman can find himself behind the eight ball when it comes to making ends meet and building a successful business. When you don’t have the luxury of a steady paycheck, it’s important to make the money you do earn stretch to cover the lean times. Although creating a budget is important, it’s only part of the solution. The other part is tracking your expenses. Keeping track of what you spend means you can keep more of what you earn, which in turn helps your business thrive financially. It’s important to develop a tracking habit so that when you get busy, you’re still able to make time to record and update your expenses. Continue reading
Many people set goals for their businesses and other areas of their lives in January, only to forget all about them by March. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. After all, you set goals for a reason—to help you live the life you want to live and run the business of your dreams. If you’ve fallen off track, now is the perfect time to recommit to your goals. Here’s how: Continue reading
It’s the beginning of the year, a time when many of us set goals for our businesses and personal lives. However, many people will forget about these goals within a few months because they haven’t made SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific and written, Measurable, have an Achievable outcome, are Realistic in time and skill and are Time-based. These goals tap into your strengths to help you achieve the numbers you want to this year in regards to closings, leads and referrals. Here’s how to set them.
1. Picture success. Visualization is a powerful tool that allows you to focus on the most important aspects of success. It’s more than choosing an arbitrary number to shoot for—it involves seeing how achieving your goals will impact your life. When you take the time to see every detail of the future you’d like to live, it can motivate you to achieve your goals.
2. Break it down. Goals are easier to achieve when they’re broken down into smaller pieces. Break down your large goals into smaller goals, including 10-day goals and 3 month goals. Think of these goals as milestones that will keep you motivated and will make achieving your goals a bit easier.
3. Track. We can’t stress enough the importance of tracking. When you document your activities and results, you create a clearer picture of your progress and provide motivation when you need it most.
We created Referral Maker® CRM to make it easy and fun to work by referral. Referral Maker allows you to do more than document your connections with your database, you can track your activities, plan your business and even set and manage goals for your business and life. Visit ReferralMaker.com to learn more and get on track to achieve your goals this year.
The summer is a busy time in real estate, as buying hits a fever pitch in many areas around the country. It’s also a time when many busy real estate agents find it easy to lose sight of the goals they set at the beginning of the year. While some may have outright forgotten, others may feel so overwhelmed by their to-do lists they may not get around to doing their daily lead generating tasks, or even take a break. Although it’s busy now, it may slow down again in a few months. The leads you generate now will help carry you through the slower times of the year. Regardless of how busy you are, it’s important to stay on track if you want to achieve your goals. Luckily, Referral Maker® CRM makes it easy to stay on track. Here’s how: Continue reading
Sending your marketing flyers and eReports each month is only the beginning of your marketing system. While doing this is sure to keep you on the top of your clients’ minds, there’s so much more to do! If you want to improve the chances of staying on the minds of your clients, here are a few tips. Continue reading