Are you time blocking your daily activities?

Reblogger Bob Crane
Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Time blocking can be a very effective method for many, I am still trying to get it to work with my system.

How is it working with your system?

Original content by Jamie Ciocchetti

We are living in digital world. Meetings are scheduled on our calendars that are accessible on our phones, computers, tablets and watches. We get notifications of when to leave for meetings, when our meeting are about to start and when we are late for meetings. What other ways are successful people using their calendars? Many successful, productive people use time blocking on their calendars to stay focused, on task and productive. 

Getting started requires a small amount of planning.  I suggest taking a few minutes and writing out 3-5 of the most important things that you need to get accomplished and use that to start planning your day/week. As Real Estate Agents we rely on our marketing, networking and referrals to generate our leads. Designating time each day for these activities will help to create consistency in our efforts and help us stay focused on the goals and tasks at hand.

Here is an example of what a Realtors day may look like.

Time block

The great thing about time blocking is that it allows you to stay focused on specific activities to help drive your business. You control what you are working on each day and can change the order or the activity based on your daily needs. Allow time at the end of the day to create a task list for the following day. Once you find a flow of your day and consistency in the tasks that need accomplished you can sart timeblocking your entire week. 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate Best Practices

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
267,778
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Love this Re-Blog on "Time Blocking" Bob Crane!  Great ideas from Jamie Ciocchetti's original Blog.  I know others who do this, and I do not - I should.  This is an excellent inspiration for me, to begin on March 1st!!

Feb 27, 2016 01:10 PM #1
Rainmaker
3,982,264
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I set my schedule for the day the evening before and then start it out but most likely it will change by noon.

Feb 27, 2016 01:58 PM #2
Ambassador
3,098,341
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

My schedule is fluid and I do much the same thing each morning Bob Crane; I just don't write it down! 

Feb 27, 2016 02:24 PM #3
Ambassador
3,982,999
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If I have really important work to do I block the time for it. It does help. Have a wonderful Sunday, Bob.

Feb 27, 2016 09:49 PM #4
Rainmaker
442,659
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

I have a tremendous ability to piddle time away, but I have been much more productive since I began doing this:  Every morning, I write down my three Big Rocks -- things that absolutely need to get done today.  Then I time block my day, making sure each of those Big Rocks has a slot.   I have all my fixed appointments posted and color-coded on iCal (my Mac calendar) so those don't get forgotten.

Feb 27, 2016 10:41 PM #5
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
4,210,371

Bob Crane

Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Have a Question, Leave me a Note!
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information