Tag Archives: productivity

Scott’s Thoughts: Reduce to the Realistic

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” -Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, Dutch systems scientist, programmer, software engineer, science essayist, and early pioneer in computing science In Tuesday Tactics we often feature a wide range of apps and [...]

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Shop Smart with Out of Milk

The days of paper to-do and shopping lists is so 1999. Now there are a myriad of apps out there to help you organize lists and reminders. One of the best out there is Out of Milk, an app which consolidates grocery, to-do, and shopping lists in a single interface. One of the most popular features [...]

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Quit Wasting Time Online with Cold Turkey

Ever find your fingers automatically typing the address of certain websites every time you open a browser window? Odds are your mind has been hijacked to check and re-check social media. According to Global Web Index, people are spending an average of over 2 hours per day on social media. Imagine how much you could accomplish if you [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: On Green Alert

“You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life… if you don’t play you can’t win.” Judith McNaught, American author. Damage control. Emergency response. Crisis watch. There’s a lot in this world that puts us on red alert. We can spend a lot of mental energy preparing [...]

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Cluster Calls & Save Time

Batching similar tasks improves focus & personal efficiencies. The cat’s out of the bag when it comes to the myth of multitasking. While you may think you’re capable of juggling multiple tasks at once, recent studies show it’s simply not true. To be faster and better at what you do, you need to focus. In [...]

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Great Reads Roundup: Productivity, Procrastination, & Post-Vacation Planning

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. 4 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Productive: Proven Secrets From Robert Cialdini (6 minute read) Why it [...]

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The “Either/Or” Scheduling Tip

Are you too flexible when it comes to scheduling? Nailing down appointment times can sometimes be a challenge. Sometimes we’re so eager to serve a new client that we’ll bend over backwards to be flexible when it comes to deciding when to meet. “I’m free whenever you are,” is about the worst thing you can [...]

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Do You Need an Assistant?

Hiring an assistant is tricky business in real estate. For most new agents, the idea is unthinkable, and rightfully so– when the cash crunch is on, paying someone out of pocket to help with tasks isn’t realistic. But for many beginning to hit their stride, making the leap of hiring an assistant can be a [...]

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Upgrade Your Note Taking with Notability

With the advent of the iPad Pro and improvement of the Apple Pencil, treating a tablet like, well, a real notebook is finally a reality. Whereas a standard yellow legal pad will still fit the bill, there’s something extremely appealing about the cloud-enabled bells and whistles approach to capturing and storing your thoughts. But note [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Trimming Nonessentials

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” -Lin Yutang, Writer and translator The middle of the year is a good time to check-in with your goals and your habits to see where a course correction [...]

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