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Your Business needs a Trusted Personal Management System

Posted by Key Yessaad on October 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM

When skill, intention, training, and knowledge are equalized there is only one area that will reveal the Real Estate Agent who will succeed versus the one who will struggle to make a good living; it is the implementation of a trusted Personal-Management System. What is a personal-management system? It is a trusted way of interacting with one’s business plan, calendar, tasks, communications, activities, habits, and your most precious commodity: Time.


It is not a piece of software but a way of relating to your most efficient actions and follow-ups. For example some use Outlook and related tools to organize all of their business; others use Gmail and its related tools to do just the same; I even know some who use paper calendars with written notes to deliver the best service and design to their business. As I said it is not a set of software or newfangled tablets you need to buy; it is more habit driven than tools driven.

Here are some thoughts and Rules you ought to consider:

  • Rule #1: You must use One (1) and only one System for it to become powerful.

  • Rule #2: You Must stop using your mind as storage and start dumping all of your mental to-do activities into your system.

  • Rule #3: Perform Daily reviews and updates on your system and align them with your calendar.

  • Rule #4: Perform a Weekly Review of your system preferable on a Friday afternoon.

  • Rule #5: Make sure your Smartphone, tablets, and computers are all synching.

  • Rule #6: take action on the activities you promise you will undertake and try not to deviate too much.

  • Rule #7: Never, ever forget to schedule Prospecting Activities in your System.

This is a quick blog that describes in general terms what a Personal-Management System is, follow my other posts where I deal in details with each aspect of these ideas.

 

Key Yessaad, Real Estate Business Strategist

Categories: Thought of the Day, Business Time Management, Real Estate Business

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2 Comments

Reply Lester S "Lester the Lister"
3:22 PM on October 29, 2012 
I am in the middle of David Allen's book, Getting Things Done, and in midst of piecing together a business plan that is very much system-centric. Your post hits home and resonates loud and clear! One of my toughest challenges, other than overcoming my biggest obstacle (myself), has been finding synergistic energy from my environment.....it is plentiful once you look in the right places! I am convinced that with this systemic approach I can triple my business (from the '02-'06 yrs) while achieving a better balance, higher sense of reward and accomplishment. Thank you.
Reply Key Yessaad
3:52 PM on October 29, 2012 
You are reading the right book - David Allen's book is a must read of those I coach on their business. Yes, you are absolutely right that increasing your business does not have come at the price of sacrificing your family! :) Key

Lester S "Lester the Lister" says...
I am in the middle of David Allen's book, Getting Things Done, and in midst of piecing together a business plan that is very much system-centric. Your post hits home and resonates loud and clear! One of my toughest challenges, other than overcoming my biggest obstacle (myself), has been finding synergistic energy from my environment.....it is plentiful once you look in the right places! I am convinced that with this systemic approach I can triple my business (from the '02-'06 yrs) while achieving a better balance, higher sense of reward and accomplishment. Thank you.