Too many balls in the air?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

Time Blocking might be your salve.

So . . . How many hats do you wear?




Sales Professional

Business Builder

How do you find enough time in the day to get it all done?

Most people DON”T!

Instead they live a life of fighting brush fires . . . Knock one fire down (but not extinguish it) and jump to the next one . . . and while you’re knocking that one down, another one bursts into flames . . . While you’re shifting focus to THAT one, the first one flares up anew . . . and so on and so on . . .


A better way might be schedule the week such that we intentionally focus on each hat (role) for “enough” time frequently enough that few fires flares.

When I was training Servers in a restaurant, I taught the “Magic trick” to keeping ALL of their customers happy . . . Simple as pie.

EVERY time you walk through the restaurant, physically TOUCH every one of your tables. This forces every server to attend to diners’ needs before they’re urgent.

So we time block . . .

30 minutes first thing every morning for planning the day

2 hours of lead generation and “client work” in the office

1 hour of catching up on paperwork and emails and social media

an hour and a half for self-time or lunch with a friend

Appointments in the afternoon

On afternoons that don’t have appointments, tackle projects.

So . . . try it . . . I think you’ll like the results.



Residential Real Estate Principal Broker and Founder of Pareto Realty, LLC. Creating the quintessential real estate firm with emphasis on "Live, Work, & Play" balance . . . and a true Performance Oriented environment for Real Estate Professionals. Serving the Real estate needs of Home Buyers and Sellers in Middle Tennessee.

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Barry Owen

Principal Broker
Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Good reminder. The 30-min planning in the morning help me a lot through the day ... especially if I write it down.

Jan 25, 2016 12:46 PM #1
Shirley wright

This is what I learned from you in one of your earlier sessions. Very important and on track for time management. Very timely

Jan 25, 2016 12:54 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barry. Time-blocking has real merit when it comes to getting mundane things done in a timely manner. Enjoy your day!

Jan 25, 2016 07:39 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Barry. There is always time to do the things that really matter to us.

Jan 25, 2016 11:03 PM #4
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

KISS method Barry and I like it.  Well worth a try.  Thank you for the leg up.  Mark

Jan 26, 2016 12:47 PM #5
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