Many real estate agents feel the more they work, the more successful they’ll be. They work, work, work—without a break—from early in the morning until late at night, just trying to get ahead. However, studies show that all work and no play can have damaging effects on your health, deplete your energy and leave you feeling frustrated and burned out. Soon, you’re no longer productive; you’re just going through the motions trying to complete your tasks each day. Although it seems counterintuitive, if you want to be more productive, you must take breaks to recharge your energy stores.
Breaks give your mind a rest so you can work more effectively. Your mind has time to sort through the challenging situations you may be facing so you can come up with the best solution. They also help you stay motivated to achieve your goals. What should you do during your breaks? Anything you want—meditate, go for a walk, work on a personal project, read, watch an inspirational video or listen to your favorite podcast (such as The Brian Buffini Show)
How to recharge:
Every day—Schedule your breaks each day, whether it’s between productivity blocks or one big block in the middle of the day. When you schedule your breaks in Referral Maker® CRM, you’ll get a reminder to take them. Just make sure you do!
Every week—Take a day off. Six days of work is plenty to complete everything you need; after all, even God took the seventh day off to rest. Take the day to spend with your family, take a day trip or just enjoy the day off.
Every few months—Get away from the office for a few days and attend a seminar, like the Brian Buffini Success Tour™ or MarTech Trends™. Working on your business is as important as working in your business. Taking the time to sharpen your skills, enhance your knowledge and learn new strategies will help you serve your clients better and also improve your overall business.
Every year—Take a proper vacation. That means disconnect your phone, avoid checking your email every few seconds and leave work at work. Now, this takes some planning. You’ll need to notify your clients you’re taking time off and/or have a team you trust who can handle business while you’re away. However, getting away from your business is one of the best ways to stay motivated and ensure that you’ll reach your goals.
Now, when you leave the office, you can take your database with you. The new and improved Referral Maker® Mobile allows you to stay connected with clients, track your daily activities and manage your businesses, even when you’re on-the-go. Whether you’re away at the Success Tour or out delivering Pop-Bys to your favorite clients, you’ll always be on top of what you need to do. Visit ReferralMaker.com for more information and to download the app.