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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I'll think about that tomorrow.

Jan 20, 2020 09:01 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Deadlines work for me. I assign a deadline to everything!  Having an accountability buddy helps those who can't keep themselves accountable.

Jan 20, 2020 08:59 AM
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I usually do one little thing, which can feel like a completed project, and that helps me look at the next one, in stead seeing a mountain of work to be done. :)

Jan 20, 2020 09:04 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I love lists and schedules.  That's how. I just get it done and it feels so good!

Jan 20, 2020 09:43 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Put one foot in front of the other.  Repeat.  Repeat again and again.

Jan 20, 2020 10:03 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

That's not something I've ever understood.  I do things as they need to be done.  Why put it off?

Jan 20, 2020 09:14 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The cure for inaction is action.....take it from there

Jan 20, 2020 11:43 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I gave up procrastinating in college. I read a Wayne Dyer book and one chapter was on procrastination.  Sorry I don't remember the title of the book.....maybe Erroneous Zones?  See if you can find it and say adios to procrastination.

Jan 20, 2020 10:34 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't have one ounce of 'back-burner' mentality in me! I think it's either genetic or due to a military upbringing...or a combination of both! 

I can't teach that other than to tell you never to set a file down until it's complete!

Jan 20, 2020 11:54 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Slap myself silly.  Oops too late.

Jan 20, 2020 12:05 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I remind myself of the rewards (the WHY), and then later reward myself and family. I also remind myself that I don't want to end up living in a van down by the river, unless it was by choice and temporary! 

Jan 20, 2020 09:28 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I wrote for deadline for close to 20 years and worked in radio longer than that - you're always doing something while waiting for something else and need to be advance-prepared for the blips and bloopers.

So I have my own groove I get into . . . I frame and set up what I'm doing right away, and then have critical dates for completion. (In radio, a 'hot clock' LOL but it shows where you need to be every minute of every hour!)

We do the same but in longer time periods.

This works for most anything - marketing, communicating, errands. Make the list, formulate a logical order, and BEGIN at the beginning.

The trick is to keep EVERYONE ELSE from procrastinating.

Jan 20, 2020 09:08 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

have the right attitude.... mine is to NOT get caught with an unexpected task on the day you decided to use to satisfy a task that you should have done the day before.....  I think about that every time I want to push off doing a task that could have been done immediately and not the next day.... 

Jan 20, 2020 11:18 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I will tell you later.

Jan 20, 2020 10:55 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

get up against the deadline

Jan 20, 2020 09:40 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Like Nike said:  Just do it. Take the first step on a leap of faith.

Jan 20, 2020 01:55 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've never been a procrastinator Joseph Doohan . I'm a jump in and take control type of guy... always have been.

Jan 20, 2020 12:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Force yourself to be productive every hour of the day.

Jan 20, 2020 10:10 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmm, more information needed.

There is the inherent resistance to lace up the sneakers and reel off another 10 miles and the resistance to venture into activity where the outcome is unknown.

For the former, being the master of my own body requires an expression in discipline. It is a demonstration, confirmation of what I can accomplish when I have control of all the parts. There's a edifying self-message there.

For the latter, remembrance of 'listening well' respect and how those with little sand remaining share the regret that sojourns with them because they were unwilling to take risk.

IN regards to getting the next post card out....I don't sweat the small stuff. Those recipients don't know I'm late.

I have found the less TV one watches the less stationary inertia there is to overcome.

 

Jan 20, 2020 10:07 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good question. About the only thing I don't procrastinate doing is procrastinate...lol But really I force myself to act on something when it comes up.

Jan 21, 2020 06:27 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Who said I procrastinate?

Jan 20, 2020 02:56 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We don't.

Jan 20, 2020 01:46 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I start small, get the easier chores done first and keep moving along.

Jan 20, 2020 12:49 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Do the crappy stuff first so only the fun stuff is left!

Jan 20, 2020 12:06 PM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I use a calendar where I write things to do and once done, check! I'm like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps going and going, check! Have to admit though, when it comes to my home and my private life, I tend to procastinate doing household chores, oh well... I never said I was perfect.

Jan 21, 2020 06:22 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
  • lists
  • time blocking
  • self imposed deadlines
  • rewards and celebrations for completed tasks
Jan 21, 2020 06:18 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I make a list every evening of what to do the next day. I stick to a plan and know time is my enemy some days. 

Jan 21, 2020 05:28 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I make a list. Not only do I enjoy creating a visual plan of action, I also enjoy crossing things off.

Jan 21, 2020 03:31 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Deadlines.

Jan 20, 2020 10:21 PM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers

What helped me were good role models... and being with those who are proactive.  

Jan 20, 2020 07:53 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Make a list of things to do today and get'er done !!

Jan 20, 2020 07:01 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

To Do lists and using my calendar helps.

Jan 20, 2020 03:47 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not much I procrastinate with, so usually this is not a problem.

Jan 20, 2020 03:34 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I tend to do the easiest thing first or something that I find rewarding when off my mind or list. Then I make myself sit down and work through my list or do something that I have been putting off. 

Jan 21, 2020 12:04 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Meet with my teammates for encouragement.  

Jan 21, 2020 08:58 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I'll get to that tomorrow.

Jan 21, 2020 08:55 AM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I have a sit/stand desk. When its go time I hit the preset for standing. Once I get going I'll bring it back down to sit height after a while.

Jan 21, 2020 08:47 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I do the hardest thing first...

Eve

Jan 21, 2020 08:33 AM