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Dec
18

Analyze your Time Management for your 2014 Business Plan

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clockHow’s your time management? Will you do better in 2014? Here are tips to analyze and tweak your time management for more effective leadership.

Through December, I’m focusing on business planning in my blogs. Look for checklists, processes, and systems–ready to use. Agents, see Up and Running in 30 Days.

Business Planning: How Was your Time Management this Year?

If youa��re like most of us, you have much more on your a�?to doa�� list than you get to during your business day. What does that have to do with business planning? At this time of year, we need to analyze how we spent our time. Then, we can make adjustments for next year. All of us have the same amount of time, yet, some people seem to know how to optimize it.

We Dona��t Manage Time

The notion that we manage time is actually a mis-nomer. We manage activities. Have you ever known an agent who comes into the office every day, seems to work hard, yet makes little money? That person would tell you he manages his time. Yet, his time is spent doing the wrong activities. (Or, maybe, he intends to spend his time in non-productive activitiesa��a��.).

A Major Principle for Great Time/Activity Management

In Up and Running in 30 Days, (use this program for your newer agents for business planning) I introduced the principle of categorizing activities so that you can tell whether you are spending your time in activities that will make you moneya��or not. All real estate activities can be categorized as either

Business producing or

Business supporting

Which are which: Those activities that have agents meeting people directly, working with people, and selling houses are business producing. All the rest are business supporting.

Which are your business producing activities? Are they recruiting, selecting, coaching, and training? If not, you’re not making the profit you should be making.

Click here to get my time/activity analysis, excerpted from Beyond the Basics of Business Planning.

Let me know what you found out from your time/activity analysis, and the changes youa��re making for next yeara��s business plan.

Plan_Act_CelebrateGet More Business Planning Help Here

Take a look at the 2 webinars I did on business planning. There’s one for leadership and one for agents. I hope you’ll get both information AND inspiration!

Click here to see them.

Looking for a business planning systems that really covers the bases? Check out my online program, Beyond the Basics of Business Planning.

I’ve got all the analysis tools you’ll need for your business plan–and for your agents’ plans. Don’t let 2014 be less than it should be because you don’t have all the information!

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