Chasing Time? Spend it Instead!

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Real Estate Agent with Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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Chasing Time? Spend it Instead!

 

Being a wife, mom and REALTOR helped me to develop a well-honed system, where each day was planned and expected. When the last of our children left home, I thought it would open a wide chasm of time. It is amazing how it gets absorbed quickly without much effort. 

 

After letting go of several real estate related commitments that served little value other than filling a chair, there was not as much time left in the day as anticipated. I still wake at dawn, check emails, get the blog posted, follow up with any messages, shower, dress and head to the office.

 

There, I make phone calls, check emails several times and sit floor time to take advantage of Main Street appeal. This fall, the St. George MarathonHuntsman World Senior Games and Fall Tour de St. George brings a lot of foot traffic to the downtown St. George, Utah area!

 

Just when I feel stuck living the movie, Groundhog Day because a few days become strikingly similar, a text message comes in from a past client wanting to make a move. That quickly changes up the day for the opportunity to show houses and to sell their existing home.

 

Staying busy requires busy routines when singularly maintaining a business. The work must go toward future prospecting, farming and keeping in touch with the Sphere of Influence, otherwise it is wasted time, efforts and money. Success becomes impossible with weak intentions.

 

When there is a lull in business, I work on designing quarterly greeting cards for clients, offering something of value to stay top of mind. I enjoy the feedback and the possibility of getting a call or message from someone needing my services! THAT is when I know time has been well spent.

 

 There is no secret formula to managing time or being productive, you just do the work. I have seen quotes that say, "Manage Time or it Will Manage You." or "It's Not About Having Time, it's About Making Time." I say, Spend Every Minute of The Day Rather Than Chase Time!

 

It has worked for me and will stay with that. Happy sales all!

 

This is an entry to: Grant Schneider's OCTOBER CONTEST - TIME MANAGEMENT IS NOT A TIME MANAGEMENT ISSUE.

 

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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can! 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I love this entry, Wanda, and can completely relate to thinking when I was an empty nester, I would have SO much free time! The same thing happened to me - it was filled before I ever knew what hit me! LOL

Time-wasters were something that I used to be 'famous' for as well and now that I've learned not to accept those, I still have managed to fill that time too! It's something that we should spend wisely and when challenged to do so, we KNOW what to do - it's just a matter of actually doing it.

Happy Monday, Wanda!

Oct 09, 2017 05:53 AM #1
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Lise Howe
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I think that consistency builds business and we all need to remember that we are self employed - we have to do it or it doesn't get done. We are working for ourselves! 

Oct 09, 2017 06:15 AM #2
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Hi Wanda, 

I also understand what you went through. Thank you for sharing how you avoid chasing time and spending it (wisely) instead!

Oct 09, 2017 06:16 AM #3
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Patricia Feager
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I echo what others said, I love your entry. You are candid and honest and that make syou very special. Managing time is important and so are you!

Oct 09, 2017 06:22 AM #4
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Good morning Wanda. Oh how smart this is and you are. Time is for spending.

Oct 09, 2017 07:41 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - this a really a great example to follow.  Know what works and be guided by it.  I like your quote because you are using what you have not chasing what you don't.

Oct 09, 2017 12:18 PM #6
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Wanda-It is funny how our time gets filled with other stuff even when other things go away.

Oct 09, 2017 01:58 PM #7
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I was so lost as a mom when our youngest left home and had to find my way again. Thankfully, immersing myself in work helped! Showed houses today. I hope your Monday has been memorable Debe Maxwell, CRS!

Oct 09, 2017 07:49 PM #8
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Yes we are working for ourselves Lise Howe and that's where many agents fail to understand that you must keep pushing toward gaining more business. You can't take the summer off and expect business to come to you.

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Changing and adapting is something we do as agents Sheri Sperry - MCNE®. Sometimes it is easy and other times, it can be very uncomfortable but we endure and look ahead!

Oct 09, 2017 07:53 PM #10
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My clients just told me today they couldn't imagine having another agent to show them homes again because of my honesty and integrity. Thank you so much Patricia Feager for the compliment!

Oct 09, 2017 07:55 PM #11
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Good evening Sheila Anderson, the day passed quickly while showing homes. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Enjoying life and appreciating where you are is important Grant Schneider. I advise new agents to never chase the money either. That this is a people business, treat them well and the rest follows!

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Haha! Yes, at the end of some days, I wonder where it goes Sharon Lee. Seriously, there used to be MORE TIME! 

Oct 09, 2017 08:00 PM #14
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Oh, Wanda, I would love to see some of your self-designed quarterly cards. What an ingenious idea. I hope you won't mind if I borrow it. I always have good intentions about sending out notes, but it often goes undone. If I designed them myself, though, there's a much better chance they'll actually get sent out. That actually sounds like fun.

Oct 10, 2017 11:08 AM #15
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Your cards can be as simple as buying them pre-made and hand-writing a quick note. It is the thought that counts Elva Branson-Lee!

Oct 12, 2017 08:26 AM #16
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This is a great entry Wanda.  Great insite and a new way of thinking about time. I have recently become an empty nester, so the time management has definitely changed.  I enjoyed this one!

Oct 19, 2017 04:58 AM #17
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Thank you so much Brenda J. Andrew, glad you can relate!

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