As you may or may not know, I have owned my real estate company for 14 years. Prior to my Real Estate career, I worked in a high-level management position at a fortune 500 company. Along the way, I attained a BA in business and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Today, I want to share 3 basic success tips that have helped me immensely in my career:
Know your “one thing” –
You probably have millions of things going on every day. Reading The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teaches you that it is essential to ask yourself: “What is the one thing such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”. For example, if you’re in real estate, that “one thing” would be lead generating. If you are an Olympic athlete in training, setting and sticking to your training schedule would be your “one thing”. Doing this creates a domino effect, where each action will have a bigger impact than the next. The biggest challenge is finding out what your “one thing” is, but once you do, you’ll be more purposeful and productive in your work.
Multitasking is a Myth!
This one might surprise you, since you’ve likely been told to hone your multitasking skills to be more efficient. The truth is that it takes more time to get the same workload done if you multitask compared to focusing one one thing at a time (see a trend here?). Multitasking means you’re constantly reorienting each time you switch tasks, something that takes lots of extra time. Multitasking also sets you up to produce lower quality work, and this is never a good thing! Instead of trying to juggle tasks, time block after you prioritize what you need to do to ensure you have enough time to attend to each item on your list – one thing at a time.
Lead by example
Whether you are in a leadership position or not, it is important that you embody your workplace ideal. Don’t ever ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself. If you expect your team to work longer hours, be the last one out the door. Your co-workers and employees will be able to look up to you as a role model, and they will see exactly why they should follow your lead!
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