An agent from a FB group I read up on often asked, "Who is Successful here without TIME-BLOCKING?"
Here is my response (& adding to it):
First of all, "SUCCESS" is like beauty. Its definition truly lies within the person defining it. Some people define success with 150 transactions a year, some think 20 is great. Then some define success is having relatively balance work-life. There's no right or wrong answer. It's just how you define it.
I also believe that your definition of SUCCESS also depends on what life season you are in. If you have young kids and started this business the past 2-3 years, perhaps 25 transactions is pretty darn good. Or if you have tasted enough lobster, you may want 25 transactions a month, you've been in the business for 25 years, you have a team behind your back!
I've also learned over the years that different people do well with structure and some find it very restrictive.
On a personal note, I come from a detail-oriented and analytical background, so structure gives me security. I thrive in it.
The bottom line is this:
In order to be sucessful (however you define it), the higher the monetary success, the more structure you need to give it. The most successful business owners AND entreprenuers don't fly by the seat of their pants. They may not assign each every minute to a task, but they have some form of structure.
Also, the longer you do something, the more you know what to expect of your "season in business".
Although you may have assignments on what hour doing what activity, here's another big lesson: BE FLEXIBLE.
If your client can only see a property at 9am that day, and you have lead-generation scheduled at that hour, do you say "NO?" or Do you say "YES" only to set 1pm (your usual "green showing time") as your lead-generation task?
If I learned one thing in 2018, it is to be FLEXIBLE. So much good can come out of it from a task-oriented, time-planning person like me.
Here is the link to my time-block. However, things have changed since I created it. I've seen then made it public just as an example. You can click on the link see the actual time-block.