Tag Archives: productivity

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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7 Simple Ways to Be More Productive

In James Clear’s excellent “The Productivity Guide: Time Management Strategies That Work,” we noticed seven productivity steps which you might want to check into if you need to boost your motivation as well as your results. For each of these steps there’s more information available in James’ guide: Step 1: Manage your energy, not your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Productivity Profits

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” David Allen, Productivity consultant and author of Getting Things Done Productivity is one of our favorite topics in Tuesday Tactics. We like to find ways to help you rethink your process and retool your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Fruitful Future

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist What makes day’s work worthwhile? Is it the money you make? A sense of accomplishment? The feeling you get when you¬†reach inbox zero? Fighting real fires is a good and necessary [...]

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