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TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR TIME BY CREATING AN IDEAL WEEK

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR TIME BY CREATING AN IDEAL WEEK

April 18th, 2019 Latest News

You have exactly 168 hours available to you every single week, but have you ever considered how you actually spend each one?

Probably not!

Part of the challenge, is that all 168 of those hours arrive in your time bank free of charge. If you were required to buy your time, you would value it a lot more, wouldn’t you!

The thing is, it’s not how many hours you put into your week that counts. It’s what you put into the hours. That’s why we are going to share with you the concept of The Ideal Week and how it can help you live and work proactively and on purpose and unlock a whole new level of performance in life and business.

Creating your ideal week means budgeting or segmenting your hours into specific focus areas and timeslots to ensure you spend them in a productive and powerful way.

Let’s start by working with the two types of time commitments you tend to make each week.

Fixed and flexible.

Fixed time commitments are the appointments and to-do items you would be highly likely to find diarised into your calendar. You know, open houses, listing appointments, inspections, meetings, training sessions and auctions. These are the commitments you always focus on and honour without a second thought.

Your typical flexible time commitments are the calls, emails, reports, prospecting, networking and nurturing of clients that you need to do — but probably have the most challenge in managing and completing.

Often, these commitments are not scheduled, yet they are typically more important than the fixed commitments in your calendar!

Interesting, right?

The key to an ideal week is turning those flexible tasks into fixed appointments using a technique called time blocking, which is taking a block of time and allocating it to an ideal activity for that part of your day — such as working your pipeline for one hour in the morning.

Once you have scheduled that activity, it becomes a locked and loaded appointment, which means you have to accommodate any other incoming demands for your time into unallocated blocks.

It’s important to prioritise filling your day with the activities and commitments that are focused on results and keeping you out of Real Estate Roller Coaster mode, first.

Here are a few other helpful points for creating an ideal week:

– Keep It Simple (KISS). If you create a complex ideal week, we can guarantee that before Monday is even over you will be feeling overwhelmed!

  • Think of a time block as one hour or 90 mins. You then may like to further segment your day into morning and afternoon blocks and dedicate one or the other to either office or marketplace activities.
  • It should take you about six weeks to commit to your ideal week and really start seeing the benefits. Six weeks should allow you enough time get your existing commitments out of the way and to mold and tweak the new and improved version of your diary.
  • Remember: it’s an ideal week, not a perfect week!
  • Ensure your ideal week not only includes your business commitments, but your personal ones, too. This will help to ensure you have some good balance in your life.

We encourage you to now brainstorm what you ideal week would look like and then go ahead and apply it to start producing better results!

 

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