Last week, I talked about Simple Skills that Make the Most Impact.
I’m constantly amazed at the number of REALTORS® I meet who don’t seem to realize that they’re running a business and they lack the most basic organizational skills. They just sort of get up in the morning and start reacting to whatever is going on with no specific plan.
Does that sound familiar?
Before I started Agent Skills, I did one-on-one training with a few local agents, and there was one incident that still sticks out in my mind. I asked my client/student to get out his calendar to block off some time for study and practice before our next meeting. Here’s what he said:
“I don’t have a calendar.”
What? How do you keep track of your appointments?
“I just remember everything.”
My jaw dropped. I stared at him with my mouth wide open for a full minute without speaking. 😲
I’m imagining him reading this right now and laughing out loud because he’s come a looong way since that day. At the time, he was wondering why he had no business, and now he’s hopping busy, and organized!
Thinking about that incident, I thought I should take a step back and talk about some bare-bones basics. This is for all of you who are feeling out of control right now!
Your To-Do List
Whatever email platform you use, you’ve also got a calendar and a task list. These Apps all work together with each other.
I use Gmail, but it doesn’t matter which email platform you use. For today, all I want is for you to get waaay better at keeping track of your to-do’s. ✔️
Here is the most important organizational rule that you should implement right now:
Stop trying to remember things!
If you’re not already using your built-in tasks (to-do) app that works in conjunction with your email, start now.
Make sure you set up the app on your phone to access it with a single tap. For example, I have these four Apps in the bottom tray on my iPhone – phone, messages, email, and tasks.
That’s how important my Tasks App is. I need to access it with a single click because I use it all day, every day.
Even if I know I’m going to complete a task in 30 seconds, I add it to my Tasks List first. I’ve learned how easy it is to become distracted and forget things, so I’ve trained myself to never rely on my memory. After all, it only takes two seconds to jot the idea down.
I have a name for my tasks list – The Brain Clutter List. It allows me to remove all the clutter from my brain by simply writing things down. Out of the brain, onto the list.
This reduces stress and allows me to think more clearly, amongst many other benefits. That’s why I named my system the Clear Brain System. 🧠
Writing down all your “to-do’s” is one thing. Next, you need to ensure you’re regularly knocking things off your list. If you’d like to learn more about how I do this, just send me an email, and I’ll send you a copy of my eBook – The Clear Brain System.
If you want to achieve massive success in real estate, stop accepting that good enough is good enough. It isn’t.
Learn more about the Agent Skills Master’s Program here.
“The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself… The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.” — Warren Buffett