Eat Your "Frog" First

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Eddie Brown ~ FM Realty a Long & Foster Company/ Raleigh NC

If you are like most people today, you are overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time with which to do it in!

Everyday you struggle to get caught up, new tasks and responsibilities keep piling up...and because of this, you feel as though you will never get caught up. You may even begin to feel like you will always be behind in some of your tasks and duties no matter what you do.

 

For this reason ...your ability to effectively select your most important task, at a given moment of the day, and get it completed quickly and efficiently ...may well be the one skill you posses which will have more positive impact on your success than any other!

 

An average person who develops the habit of setting clear priorities and getting them done quickly will eat the lunch of a "genius" who just talks the talk!

 

Mark Twain once said "If the first thing you had to do each day was eat a live frog...you could go through the remainder of the day knowing for certain nothing worse will happen to you that day".  

 

 

 

Your "FROG" may not be your biggest, most important task ...it could be the one you dread the most ...A phone call to a Seller who you have neglected to call for weeks ...A call to a Buyer with bad news about a rejected loan ... Or it could be the things you procrastinate on like, prospect calls, writing personal notes, or doing some face to face pop-by visits... any of these tasks could be "your frog".

 

One more tip...If you really had to eat a live frog ...sitting around all day worrying about it would only raise the level of anxiety and stress.

Eat your frog early and then free up your mind for the rest of the day ...And if you have to eat 2 frogs that day ...Eat the ugliest one first!

 

Eddie Brown  ©2011 

 

Comments (4)

Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

I see your point, but I really don't think I could even eat one frog, let alone two. 

(I do like chicken, though)

May 31, 2011 12:53 PM
Fred Hookham
Keller Williams - Milton, WI

Eddie, that is one ugly frog! I think I'd eat a Wisconsin frog just so I didn't have to eat that one....

Seriously, I think I'll try your system for a week and see how it goes. The market is slow here with a lot of foreclosures, and I am starting to overwhelm myself with all the things I can think of to do. I need to get more starts and more finishes of the most important ones........Thanks!

May 31, 2011 01:30 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I read Brian Tracy's book a long time ago. .thanks for the refresher course. . 

May 31, 2011 11:05 PM
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Eddie - totally agree... you /we feel so much better when we have accomplished those tasks we hate.. get them out of the way.... of course, we walk around with warts the entire day but that is another story... Ha!

Jun 08, 2011 02:14 PM