The Sticky Challenge & The Leverage Inventory Framework

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Leverage is a tricky skill.  The Problem is that you want the task done a particular way (the RIGHT WAY).  The opposing problem is that there simply isn’t enough time in your day to truly finish everything.  The trick as an entrepreneur is to do ONLY the task that will impact your goals

There are 3600 seconds in an hour and 28,800 seconds in a full 8-hour day….

What would it be like to view time abundantly and from a strategic perspective?  Have you ever met a person who wasn’t in a rush, didn’t have a checklist, and wasn’t worried about their next meeting? 


The Leverage Inventory can help you with that…in fact it could be a framework to guide you down a whole new lifestyle perspective on Time Freedom.


The Leverage Inventory is simply a practice that you or your whole company can complete in one week.  Simply spend 1 full workweek doing inventory of what YOU do all day measuring DPA vs. non-DPA activity. 



An important distinction is Legacy vs. Non-Legacy.  The Merriam-Webster definition of Legacy as: a gift by will especially of money or other personal property.  At MyOutDesk we define the Gift of Time the ultimate gift we can receive from someone.  So our definition of a Legacy task is anything that gives you leverage inside your business and so the setting up of a Legacy task like building out a CRM or a referral program is the ultimate gift because it creates the wonderful gift of TIME FREEDOM.   The best business hack for doing this is the almighty sticky challenge, simply spend the day or several (a full week is best) writing down everything you do and the total time it takes you do complete the task.  If you’re an over achiever you could create a spreadsheet and really create a great visual representation of what your day is actually filled with.


As Bonus #1 for reading this article I’ve added 3 slides you can download and use as a quick guide to complete your sticky challenge, sort your task by DPA vs. Non-Dollar Productive, and then also a framework for deciding what should be delegated.


Bonus #2 I really want to help you net a million dollar in your real estate business, so let’s talk about how to prepare for year-end planning, using The 7 Figure Agent Map.   Now that you have the Leverage inventory ask your team and even yourself what would happen if your company had laser focus on Dollar Productive Activity? 


For instance one of my favorite clients entire operations staff was taught to ask for referrals on every phone call they took.  What was the result of having a hyper focus on DPA of asking for referrals?  In 2017 they’ve received more than 785 referrals this year.   That same client Toril said it best, “Anything that can be done Virtually should be done Virtually.”


“Anything that can be done Virtually should be done Virtually.”


I truly find that statement an enlightening one.


You see Toril has 4 of our Virtual Assistants and they help them do everything that isn’t sales related, everything from maintaining their lead tracking system, transaction coordination, creating world class marketing.  It’s amazing what her team of 12 sales people have accomplished using our Virtual Professionals.


Bonus #3 MyOutDesk will fully help you build a plan to net a million dollars!


7 Figure Agent Map strategy call:

  •          How many transactions did you close in 2016/2017?
  •          How many listings vs. buyers did you close?
  •          Where did the Listings & buyers come from (i.e. lead source)?
  •          Who is on your team today and their job description
  •          What is your goal for 2018?


We call the above your Velocity Snapshot, because in a glance with the above information you as the business owner can assess exactly what you should focus on for the coming year. 


MyOutDesk brand promise:  We Find Talent and Make Committed Matches!


My simple hope for you is that you create laser focus within your business and find the exact leverage you need to grow in 2018. 


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Thank you!


Daniel Ramsey



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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Daniel Ramsey,

Love your productive activities and non-productive activities chart! I couldn't agree more!! 


Jan 10, 2018 04:57 PM #1
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I agree we need to be able to differentiate between what is productive and non-productive.

Often the decision is made by: what I like to do and what I don't like to do.

Jan 12, 2018 10:13 AM #3
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Your first paragraph reminds me what to work on to get the most important things done first. First, put the large rocks in the glass of water (most important stuff), then the pebbles (less important), and then the sand (least important.

That way it all fits - start with the sand and nothing important gets done. It's easier but not productive.

Jan 17, 2018 09:03 AM #4
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’m pretty much always up for challenge in whatever area it is. Let’s do this tbing!

Jan 17, 2018 11:01 PM #5
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s always important to get the basic stuff pressing on you out of the way.

Jan 17, 2018 11:02 PM #6
Sandra Trapani
Weichert Realtors - Union, NJ
Real Estate agent serving the Garden State area

I'm always looking for creative and productive ways to improve my business, and I really find this article helpful.  Honing in on the idea of doing only the task that will impact your goals and time management is key.

Feb 23, 2018 09:53 AM #7
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