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Get Back on Track this Fall

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We’ve almost reached the fourth quarter of the year. Be honest: how close are you to achieving your 2018 goals? If you said you’re on track to reach and even exceed those goals, congratulations! Keep up the good work! If you’ve fallen off-track, don’t worry; you still have three months to catch up and reach your goals. Here’s how: Continue reading

4 Ways to Stay on Track This Summer

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Midsummer is the perfect time to review your goals and your progress toward them. Are you on track to achieving all you hope to this year? Checking in with your goals is only one of the reviews to do at this time of year. Here’s a list of ways to ensure you stay on track in your business. Continue reading

How to be More Productive Each Day

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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

Refine Your Habits

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.

How to Be More Effective in the Coming Year

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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

Let Referral Maker CRM Help You Track Your Business Expenses

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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

Are You on Track to Reach Your 2017 Goals?

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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