Fridays are my days to review my week and look back at how productive I was. If I feel like I came up short, I ask myself what happened that caused the days to go off track? Here are some great tips to make Friday an Admin/Productive day:
1. Make use of your drive to work! I spent 25 minutes getting to work today and called 10 business partners to let them know I'm available this weekend if they need any help with loan questions or want to me to sit open house with them. Bluetooth has become cheap to add to your car. Best part is to do this when you go home as well. Adds about 30mins to 1 hour of productivity to your day. Over a week this can add up to 2 - 5 more hours you stay connected to your clients and business partners!
2. Learn to dislike email! Email is a chore and one I dislike. You can spend hours sifting through emails, replying, and waiting for a response. When you write emails, find short direct ways to communicate to reduce the time you spend writing emails. Use draft forwarding for general emails you send, and check email later in the day. The morning hours are more important for calling and getting a hold of people by phone!
3. Clean Your Office! A messy work space can be distracting and look unprofessional if clients come to visit. Organize the paper, get folders, and make strong use of outlook calendar to stay organized!
Have a great weekend everyone! See you in the Rain next week!