EIGHT Most Critical Words

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Mortgage and Lending with ClearPath Mortgage Solutions, Inc. NMLS #1394615 NMLS # 423279

The 8 Most Critical Words


 
“Do the Most Important Thing At Every Moment”
 
My dad taught me this and it has made a world of difference.  Most of us spend a lot of time doing the things that are easiest, but least productive.  We learn to work smarter and not harder partly by following this saying.
 
I use a to-do list everyday. Everyday. I live and die by it during the work week.  It has three columns A, B, and C. Simple enough. Right? A is for most important, B is for moderately important, and C is for not important.  I actually categorize my day by what is in these three columns. I start the day and only focus on the A’s, as they are the most important.
 
Here’s an example:
  1. Returning a referral’s phone call about getting pre-approved
  2. Researching the implications of Trulia and Zillow merging.
 
#1 goes in column A and #2, though interesting and thought provoking, goes in either Column B but most likely C.
 
Pay attention to what you are working on. Do the most important things first and you will be more successful and thankful you did!

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    -Mortgage Consultant for Life

 

Mike Rankin, NMLS #423279
ClearPath Mortgage Solutions, Inc. NMLS #1394615
950 New Loudon Rd. Suite 231

Latham, NY 12110
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Email: mike@clearpathmortgages.com

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Comments (3)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, great advice.  I try to do something similiar.  Covey planning I suppose.

Aug 12, 2014 01:55 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mike. Well done, you dad needs a pat on the back for the great advice he gave you and you need a pat on the back for paying attention to the advice.

Aug 12, 2014 07:30 PM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Mike, That's great advice from your dad. Kudos for your organization and perserverance!

Aug 21, 2014 02:37 AM