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Friday, March 8, 2019
Solve most productivity issues with a strong daily schedule. Plus tips
If you take the time to look into the core building blocks of any successful business you will likely find less than a half a dozen disciplines that lead to consistent long term success. Any business or individual that succeeded at a a high level is radical about following a strong daily schedule and this alone contributes a to a big portion of their success, adapting this principle in my own business was the difference between being stuck at 4 deals per year then shooting to 75 a year in 12 months. Its powerful
Really it comes down to either you are running the day or you are allowing the day to run you. Most people are allowing the day to run them. It's time to take control , this is your show, your dreams, your passion. If you do not gain control you will never be able to focus. Success requires uninterrupted periods of focus .
When you work from a strong daily schedule you
Solve almost every productivity issue
You are in control of your day and time vs someone else. Operate from your agenda not theirs
You can accomplish in a fraction of the time what might take people months or years to accomplish
You 10x the time it is going to take to hit your goals
You begin to eliminate the feeling of overwhelm, stress, “there isn't enough time in the day”
You have to right now drop the excuse that “there isn't enough time in the day” there isn't enough time in the day because you are blowing in the wind! Stop that , stop allowing the wind to take you wherever it may go. You have the exact same amount of time as the billionaires and millionaires of the world, Jeff Bezos hasn't invented a time machine that can slow time down and he gets 30 hours out of each day. The sole difference between you and the billionaire is the billionaire is laser focused and they are laser focused because they refuse under any circumstance to let anyone or anything run their day. They operate from a disciplined daily schedule, period.
Want to achieve more then we need develop this discipline as well. Here are some tips for developing and operating from a strong daily schedule. You can also watch my video on how I achieve insane productivity each day here : https://youtu.be/TELq3v0xPbI
The 80/20 rule if you is key if you really want to start getting results. See most people are spending 80% of their day in income servicing activities, activities that make you feel like you are being productive, “my day was crazy i can't tell you how much I had to do or got done” however what most people don't realize is that they are spending 80% of their day running figure eights. Think about your day today what specifically did you do to produce income? How much time did you spend prospecting new business vs working on “things” . You need to structure your day around 80% income producing and 20% income servicing.
Let me give you an example , you go on an appointment , come back and start evaluating the numbers and prepare to make an offer. Is this income producing or income servicing? If you guessed servicing you are correct. The income producing time of this activity was prospecting and going on the appointment. As real estate investors to succeed at a high level 80% of our day , the highest and best use of our time is income producing activities which are
Strong lead follow up (closing the deals)
Going on appointments
That's it! If it doesn't fall into those categories its income servicing and you should only be spending 20% of your time daily on it, have more income servicing then you know what to do with? Hire an assistant then! Your pay to them will allow you to produce more income. If your time is worth $200 per hour and you pay an assistant $20 per hour you are netting $180 per hour. Do not be doing the $20 per hour work! Below I'll give you an example of a strong daily schedule to illustrate this.
Begin by asking yourself for each task you are doing. Is this income producing or income servicing and put it in the appropriate bin for the day.
Identify your top 3 activities each day
Each day you need to sit down and identify what top 3 things on my list today are the most important to moving my business forward. This will likely change each day for you. Then sit down and knock them out in 60-90 min jam sessions each. Want to see how I do this watch my youtube video here https://youtu.be/TELq3v0xPbI (skip towards the end) If you this each day you will move towards your goals much faster
Utilize technology (Google, Siri etc) Schedule everything
For it to happen you have to schedule it, both business and pleasure. Begin to adapt the habit of scheduling everything! This also takes the stress away and feeling of overwhelm. By having a spot for everything you can simply place what you need to do in that spot and forget about it until that spot occurs. See most of us keep a running to do list in our memory and hold onto it forever it never ends, this is exhausting mentally, it's like a computer cache, if you leave a computer on for months on end and do not restart it , the cache , memory fills up cannot hold any more and begins to slow down and freeze, we are alot like that, Dump your cache by scheduling everything you have to do then forget it . Want to see how I do this watch it here https://youtu.be/TELq3v0xPbI . I love working off Google Calendar i also use Apple Siri alot for example “Hey siri set a reminder for ____________,” or “hey siri schedule appointment for ______________” or “ hey siri set time for 90 minutes “
Work in Jam sessions
I learned working in Jam sessions from Darren Hardy insane productivity course and never looked back . You can see how I work in jam sessions here https://youtu.be/TELq3v0xPbI See in a 8 hour day we really can only do about 2-3 hours of truly focused productive work. I take my top 3 activities each day and set 60-90 minute jam sessions either with a countdown kitchen timer or use Apple Siri “hey siri set time for _________-” I then focus uninterrupted and don't even have to watch the time, I just jam out. This is how I operate each day, even right now while i'm writing this article! I have 29 min left on my jam!
Go into Airplane mode
Another lesson i learned from Darren Hardy is to go into airplane mode while I do my jam sessions. That means take away the options, allow no distractions. Put yourself in a room, environment whatever you need to do so you do not get distracted for me thats
Sign on office for DND in a jam session
Cell phone in a drawer on airplane mode literally
Email closed out
Social Media sites closed out
Sometimes I listen to focus music on youtube
Sometimes, actually often I leave the office entirely and go somewhere where no one can find or get ahold of me. Take away the options remember success requires laser focus
Example of a strong schedule.
Here is an example of a success schedule for real estate investors the same one my coaching clients use the same one I used . Break your days up to 3 categories, 1) Morning Routine 2) Afternoon Routine 3) evening routine
Morning Routine: (8am-12pm)
8:00 - 8:30 am Role play , scripts objections
8:30 - 10:30 , Two solid hours of prospecting and lead gen
10:30-11:30 Strong lead follow up
Take 10 minute breaks after each jam session
Afternoon routine ( your 20% admin)
12-2 All admin you need to work on
Tip: knock out all your most important admin in this window. If you cannot get it all done when the time is up stop , put it down and pick back up tomorrow. Develop this discipline.
Evening routine: (3-6 pm)
Time to go on your appointments and walkthroughs
If no appointments or walkthroughs than do more income producing, lead follow up and prospecting
For those who are interested in deeper information on this join me in the ultimate real estate investing course where I go much deeper into this at www.Theuric.com and give you in depth training.
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