What is one thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?
As a real estate agent, you have to run in a million different directions. There are lots of demands on your time and schedule, and some days can be very stressful. However, there is a proven strategy that will help you focus, become more productive, and sell more homes with less stress. In fact, this one thing will even help you balance your work life and personal life better.
Does that sound too good to be true? I’ll admit that it kind of does. Usually, the more business you do, the more chaos you invite and the more your personal life feels completely off-balance. One trick that we use is to focus on one thing each day and don’t do anything else until that one thing is accomplished.
It sounds really simple, but it’s actually a bit difficult. You have to be disciplined to create this habit. Still, it’s part of the coaching we provide to all of our agents and it’s something we would love to provide to friends like you in the real estate industry.
Other real estate agents can often feel hurried by the push and pull chaos of real estate. Focusing on one thing will help you be more productive. Find out what that one thing is and do a deep dive into it. Eliminate distractions and focus on that one thing for a certain amount of time so that everything else becomes unnecessary. It actually does work.
I constantly find that as we get more deals into escrow, the chaos piles up. You need to respond to so many different people at the end of a real estate transaction that if an issue catches you at 8:30 in the morning, it will take your whole day away. Before you know it, it’s 9 at night and you’ve only done busywork all day. Instead, choose one hour on your calendar and designate it as busywork time. If someone needs you to get back to them, just say, “Great. I’ll get back to you at one.”
Think about it—when you have a busy day full of appointments, you still manage to get the busywork done. Just set aside one hour to deal with that chaos so you can move on and deal with bigger, more important things.
If you are interested in a copy of the book The One Thing, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. This book taught me this trick and it can help you with your business, too. If you have any other questions, let me know. I would be happy to help you!