Time is exactly the same for all of us. Some just make better use of their time than others! Many people are often confused by terms like “busy”, thinking that being busy is a good thing. Well, there is a HUGE difference in being “busy” and being productive! They are NOT the same thing, not by a mile. The major difference is that “busy” people tend to have little to no structure in their day and their lives seem to just merge one day into another. They create no differentiation from day to day, so they all just seem to run together. Also true, is that “busy” people tend to be highly reactive and bounce from one “urgent” issue after another. But unless you are working in the emergency room of a hospital, very few people find any real satisfaction being in a reactive mode all the time. The simple facts are proactive people tend to be significantly more productive than reactive people. Proactive people can focus tasks more clearly and provide a better customer experience than those that are bouncing around trying to figure out what they need to be doing next.
The best way I have found to transition from being busy and reactive to becoming productive and proactive is by scheduling! Understand that as an originator you have three main tasks to each day; Prospecting for new opportunities, processing those opportunities that are presented to you, and managing the communications of the first two. The more you layout your workday, week, month, and year, the faster you can learn to place all the proper tasks into the appropriate place in your schedule. When you do this, you can always relax and focus on what you are doing instead of worrying about what you are missing because you know your activities are scheduled and exactly where and when all the things you need to be doing will get done!
Scheduling is about taking control of your time and helps you execute your plan and complete your intensions, at the same time allows you to adapt to opportunities and outside influences as they appear. You can schedule your way to success if you just make the commitment to improve your life and your business by being intentional about what you do and when you do it.
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