Time Can be Your Best Friend, or NOT

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Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno 450.004175

Time can be your best friend, or NOT.

     Several years ago I wrote this blog post (https://activerain.com/blogsview/4620028/think-of-all-the-things-i-can-get-done-now-) about time being spent on things that weren't helping my business move forward. There were numerous time wasters that I would catch myself doing from time to time, and even sometimes knowing I had other things to do, would still waste a few minutes here and there going back to the time wasters. I suppose just knowing there is an issue with wasting time is the first step. "Hello, my name is Scott and I'm a time waster." I should have added, part-time time waster, because it's not all the time, just once in a while, but it still bugs me that I catch myself doing it at all. 

     I chose this post because I am a firm believer that just knowing there is an activity that is a time waster isn't enough. You have to talk about it and take daily action to reduce the time waster activities. 

     I think everyone knows that you can't be a robot and work 24/7 without burning out, but going too far in the wasting time direction is never a good thing. 

     I hope this post rings a bell with someone else so they can begin to prioritize their day and become even more succesful. Becoming more effective at daily business and family building activities are the number one goal of nearly every person including a realtor, inspector, title company officer, mortgage company official, the list is endless. Everyone wants to get more done, every single day. I know I do, and work at it with a positive growth goal for my business and my employees. 

     So how do you start on a path of getting more done with the limited hours we have in a day? One really good way to get a head start on this journey is to get a copy of a really good book by Gary Keller, the big dog at Keller Williams. It's titled The One Thing. 

The One Thing

I have had my children read this book and learn the message and lessons inside. They have all found benefits and I'm sure you would too. I would highly recommend it to your children as well. 

Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector With A Heart 

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Comments (16)

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Hoping this rings true with someone and helps them become even more succesful. 

Feb 24, 2020 08:39 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is meaning and helping hands here for those that find this posting Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector 

Feb 24, 2020 10:09 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Thanks Richie, appreciate the kind words.

Feb 24, 2020 06:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Scott- there are so many distractions in our lives that take us away from getting what needs to be done completed.  While we all feel as if we'll never have enough hours in the day, those are the same hours we've always had. We have to find a way to work within them. 

Feb 24, 2020 07:11 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Kathy, that's so true, only 168 hours a week. It's best to get the most out of them with a good working plan. 

Feb 25, 2020 06:29 AM
Realty Pack
Realty Pack - Bel Air, CA
Real Estate Blog

Thank you, Scott, for sharing this blog. You're absolutely right, having a clear schedule and prioritizing activities will definitely affect our success in life.

Feb 25, 2020 01:09 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Thanks, that's just a smart way to do business for sure. 

Feb 25, 2020 06:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Feb 29, 2020 05:30 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Thanks Kathy, and honored to be featured on your page for the first time.

Mar 01, 2020 05:06 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Scott. Well done and nicely enumerated as well. It is about action....

Mar 01, 2020 04:43 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Thank you, and I appreciate the comments. 

Mar 01, 2020 05:07 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I need to think about what it is that wastes my time.  I'm glad you re-posted this.

Mar 01, 2020 07:25 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

That's the first step. and you're welcome.

Mar 01, 2020 06:16 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Scott, good advice here.  Social media can be a huge time waster for many, it seems. I find myself getting off the beaten track a time or two - falling down a rabbit hole, really.  Thanks for the reminder. D

Mar 01, 2020 07:30 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Debb, just being aware is step one and makes a big difference.

Mar 01, 2020 06:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and the book recommendation.

Have an outstanding March!

Mar 01, 2020 09:13 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Thanks Roy, hope you enjoy the book.

Mar 01, 2020 06:15 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector - this post is still relevant for all of us.  Thanks for the reminder.

Mar 01, 2020 12:13 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Hey Grant, my pleasure. 

Mar 01, 2020 06:18 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I allow myself a certain amount of time each day for wasting. :-) The rest is focused on my priorities. Good post!

Mar 01, 2020 03:06 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Hi Kat, all work and no play, right? That's not good.

Mar 01, 2020 06:19 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

I am definitely going to check out that book.  I am totally guilty of procrastinating and time wasting. 

Mar 01, 2020 05:45 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

June, you wont be sorry. It's a great book.

Mar 01, 2020 06:19 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So true.  I know when I'm wasting time and it's typically something I could be avoiding or lumping with other activities.  Great post!

Mar 03, 2020 11:24 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Totally agree Jan, worse is when you realize you just wasted some time and had something else to take care of. 

Mar 03, 2020 11:28 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

For many people, esp younger ones, seems so easy for them to procrastinate.  Then they get upset about it.  Fortunately that's just not in my DNA!

Mar 04, 2020 12:31 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Thank you for this great reminder about TIME WASTING ... I definitely needed to read this today and I have made a NOTE to get the Book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller ...  I think this will be my next reading.  I try very hard to spend a certain amount of time "wasting time" just because I can.  But maybe I need to reconsider and cut that time in half again!  

Mar 07, 2020 06:51 PM

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