It’s the thing we want most, but tend to use worst. The amazing thing about time is that some people seem to be able to accomplish so much more than others. Think of people like Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey. The level of accomplishment and productivity is unreal, yet they have the exact same amount of time … 24 hours in a day … that we all have. So how is that possible? It is because they have learned to master their time, and in this three part series, I can teach you some key principles to do the same!
The most important key to mastering your time is understanding the concept of yes = no.
Every time you say yes to something … happy hour with colleagues, a mid-day Netflix binge, you are saying no to something else … dinner with your family, prospecting or appointment time. It is critical to be intentional with your time and what you say yes to.
If you are like me, you have requests and demands for your time constantly. Clients, other agents and prospects calling, emailing, texting and messaging at all hours of the day and night. Invites for coffee and lunches, happy hours, broker’s opens. And these are just the work related things. Throw a spouse or partner, some kids and/or pets, and an extended family into the mix and your head (and schedule) are probably spinning on a daily basis.
While many of these may be really good things, they may not be a really good thing for you right now. Saying no now doesn’t mean no forever. Prioritize that which is most important and most impactful and let the rest go. Know that when you say yes to something it is a “heck yes”, and when you say no, it’s okay to be a hard no or a not right now.
Our time is finite. It’s your life, your schedule, your business. You get to decide how you spend it.
Are you using yours wisely?