If you're not first, you're last!!! Ricky Bobby
I'm no time management guru. I'm not going to write a book or create some specialty blog, but you don't succeed in a dual career life without some sense of what's important and what's important, but not quite THAT important, and what's just busywork.
And I'll twist the meaning of Ricky Bobby's quote a bit. I'm not worried about being the #1 agent in Cincinnati. That's best left for other agents. I've got different priorities and I know the limits of how much I can do to my satisfaction. Taking on EVERY potential client that contacts me isn't the way for me to succeed.
Sometimes it's better for me to practice catch and release prospecting. Whether it's personality, distance away, the realization that reality and the buyer's demands have no chance of overlapping, or some other factor, I may see a red flag that tells me it's best to help the caller find another agent.
And the same thing applies with tasks. I recognize some things HAVE to be done TODAY. If I've committed to a seller that we will go live in MLS the next day, I'm going to be doing whatever I need to do to make sure I honor that commitment.
Other things I may realize can wait. There will ALWAYS be another blog post that I could write. Subdivisions, long tails, events, FAQs, those are my money makers but some of them take more time to write than others. I weigh my time, my energy level, basically how my brain is operating to decide if I take on a complicated topic, or slide into something (like this one) that is a little easier on the brain.
So while blogging might be one of my first priorities for my to do list, it just might be the last work thing I do for the work day. It's after 10 p.m. on a Saturday, maybe FIRST is LAST tonight :)
Time to recharge the mental batteries, back tomorrow to sort out First from Last.
Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz