Does your work-life flow?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

Does your work-life flow? Having a system is always my dream, but in reality, my system is more of a nightmare at times. Last week, I spent a few days running around my office, home, searching through our cars and digging through my desk trying to find a set of keys for one of our rentals. Most of our rentals have electronic locks, so having keys has become a thing of the past around here. This house, has keys.

I spent days trying to remember where I put those keys, and yes, I have a lockbox for keys in the office, but for whatever reason, those keys did not end up in the lockbox. Finally, I had an idea, did I put the keys in the property's file? Yes I did. It was at that time that I realized, I need to get more organized. I need to organize my keys, my marketing, my files (which are pretty good already), my office and my life. 

I call my office the cockpit. When it's organized, it's like flying a plane. I flew when I was younger and one thing I know from that experience is that if you want to return to the ground in one piece, you have to be organized, pay attention and follow procedure. At times, my office can become more like "a pit" rather than a cockpit. Too many times, I have piles of paper stacked up, files everywhere, inspections, communications, mail and a host of other things sitting round. Some are in the way, others are not, but they all have a place and they all need to be in that place. Today, it was time to get my office back in order. It should flow. For the balance of the quarantine period, I will be working of my work-flow. How about you? Does your work-life flow?


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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Mike Cooper, GRI - very interesting question.  I could be more organized in some ways.  It is good that I have the find my iPhone App.

Apr 24, 2020 09:56 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mike Cooper, I like the cockpit way at looking at it.  I am lucky, I know where most my stuff is.


Apr 24, 2020 12:30 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Keys are my weak point.  It seems they often find a way of getting into mischief while hiding from me.  I've found them in the refrigerator, under a bed pillow, and even in the garbage can.  Generally, it happens while I'm trying to multi-task, while talking on the phone.

Apr 24, 2020 04:45 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Mike, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 24, 2020 04:46 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mike- I am organized about some things and in some areas...I need to get better. I do agree that things flow a lot better if you have systems in place and know where to find them!!!

Apr 24, 2020 08:02 PM #5
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Does it count as flow if it flows over a variety of different sized rocks in the stream bed?

Apr 24, 2020 09:31 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Mike.

It all depends on what I'm interested in.  Anything real estate related, I'm all in.  

Apr 25, 2020 12:41 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - "flow" is an interesting concept as are the coments you have received so far.  organization can be an elusive concept at times and as you said the lack of it can be considered a nightmare.  Once organization is a part of a well-oiled plan, it's a dream come true. 

For me?  It's definitely another aspect of my life that is a "work in progress".  At least, I hope it is progress.  

Apr 25, 2020 05:05 AM #8
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent time to be working in your "pit" to be more organized.  We all could use some organization!  Great post!

May 05, 2020 12:06 PM #9
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