Time Blocking - So Overwhelmed & Liberated All At Once Right Now!

Real Estate Agent with Kathleen Cooper, Best Option-EXIT Realty Partners, REALTOR® 9084437/Brokers

Time Blocking - SO Overwhelmed & Liberated All At Once Right Now!

"If it's not on your calendar it doesn't exist!"  I've heard this quote many times in my life.  I am not sure where it originated from, but it's a great quote to live by.  Time and time again I have made my "ideal calendar" or "ideal schedule" of what I want my week to look like.  As a mother of 4 young children, a full time REALTOR and blogger, I don't always stick to what I'd like to see in my week.  Seems almost impossible!!!

After seeing the quote "If it's not on your calendar it doesn't exist" this morning and trying to figure out how to remember to call my father and workout at the gym daily, I have decided to sit down and work on this calendar thing once and for all!  

I can happily say it didn't take me too long to figure out how to fill it up.  There are so many productive activities we can choose throughout our days.  I feel excited and liberated now that I have this strict map in front of me that I know will bring me more success, but at the same time I'm feeling very overwhelmed!  I don't expect to be able to stick to this thing 100%.  I know in our industry stuff always pops up.  I hope to be up and running at an 80% efficiency with it before long and if I can keep that pace, I will be very satisfied.  

I am learning how to say "no" and how to spend my time more wisely to help build my future.  I love to help everyone and say yes to doing everything, but that's just not possible.  Then I feel overextended and I feel like an underachiever with all of this potential that I'm not putting to good use.  

Here's a peak at some of the things that made it into my calendar:

  • Weekly video blog
  • Visiting Expired Listings
  • Exercise - 5x Per Week
  • Lead Generating Calls 
  • Blogging Daily and/or Reading Blogs
  • Calling my dad in NC
  • Spin Class
  • Listing Updating & Maintenance 
  • Lunch
  • Bedtime
My goal is to set it and forget it!  Put it in that Google Calendar and then work around that when looking what I can do for others or what social functions I can attend.  Are you sticking to a schedule?  



This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
RE/MAX Active Rain Bloggers
Addicted to Active Rain
Google & Android
time management
time blocking
sticking to a schedule

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Kathleen and I like it ... "If it's not on your calendar it doesn't exist!"

Wonderful quote and have a wonderful week!

VB :)

Jan 19, 2011 06:15 AM #1
Kathleen Cooper
Kathleen Cooper, Best Option-EXIT Realty Partners, REALTOR® - Worcester, MA
EXIT Realty Partners - Broker, REALTOR®

Thank you VB!  I hope you have a wonderful week as well!  This time blocking thing should give me a lifetime of wonderful weeks.  Lets hope it works!  :) 

Jan 19, 2011 06:48 AM #2
Patrick McClenahen
RE/MAX Realty Professionals, Inc. - Harrisburg, PA
The Real Estate Guy

I work off list both personal and business but I like the calendar and will try integrating the list into the calendar.  Might even try Google Calendar.  Thanks.

Jan 19, 2011 06:55 AM #3
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

The real purpose for the calender and to do list is to be organized.  The phone rings with a client wanting to see property.  You are off and running.  You come back and you have your calender to focus you back to your goals.  Without a calender you might as well write your to do and appointments on the ice:)

Jan 19, 2011 08:24 AM #4
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"

Good luck with your "NEW" schedule Kathleen! I am putting one together myself and everything has to have its place! GOOD LUCK!

Jan 19, 2011 09:43 AM #5
Kathleen Cooper
Kathleen Cooper, Best Option-EXIT Realty Partners, REALTOR® - Worcester, MA
EXIT Realty Partners - Broker, REALTOR®

Very true Conrad!  I have been using Google calendars for awhile now, but not to the extent that I should be.  Now every tiny little thing is going in there.  I think it will help a lot.  

Thanks Michele!  Everything does have a place.  It's all about looking at it with a positive attitude and not a negative one.  We're in this business to be successful and not to just be flexible.  :) 

Jan 20, 2011 02:34 AM #6
Keith Pentz
RE/MAX ADVANTAGE 1 - Shrewsbury, MA
Keith Pentz

Kathleen- Think this will help ALL of us!!  If it's not in there, it doesn't exist AND start with YOURSELF and what is important to you and move outwards!

Jan 20, 2011 07:51 AM #7
Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

I like it - I'm running a full schedule for the week - I will say I try to video blog daily - if I'm previewing a property or see something, camera comes out...

Jan 20, 2011 05:39 PM #8
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Kathleen Cooper

EXIT Realty Partners - Broker, REALTOR®
What's My Home Worth?
Spam prevention

Additional Information