Did you wake up today and make your list?
Did you set up your day?
Everything you said you would do ... are you going to do it?
Sure. I bet you intend to get it done.
How well are you protecting your time?
Are you scheduling appointments over other appointments?
Fast forward to the end of your day.
Did you get it done?
Did you finish your list?
Did you keep to your timeblocks?
Intentions are great ... ACTIONS are the truth. Plan your day and work the plan. Yes, spontaneous interferences come up but YOU have to deal with it.
Too often we feel good at the end of the day looking at what we accomplished and fill in the gaps with the items left undone ... but that's okay because "at least it was 'top of mind' and we intended to get it done."
Stop validating your day with your intentions. Stop telling yourself you were "busy" because you went to the office and small talked all day with other agents about stuff that doesn't matter. Stop time blocking three hours to accomplish something that can be done in one.
Protect your time. The actions are your truth. The intentions mean literally nothing without them.
Side note: I'm more of a list guy myself. I may put a block of time on my list but it fits in when I get to it. The reason, you ask? Simple. We tend to take as much time to complete a task as we set aside for it ... so I just put it on my list and it only takes how long it takes. It just means when the "tasks" get on my list ... they are EXTREMELY specific. So, it's not ... "I'm going to call FSBOs and Expireds for three hours" ... it's more like "I'm going to actually converse with 30 people." ... see the difference?
Get off your butt and MAKE IT HAPPEN!