Focus is the Key

Multitasking – engaging in multiple tasks simultaneously or sequentially (i.e., shifting from one task to another in rapid succession) – is costly and a waste of time. And, there are studies to prove it. Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London studied 1,100 workers at a British company, who found that … Continued

A wake up call for meeting organizers

There are many times I have heard volunteers say after a meeting, “What a waste of time – we should have been finished an hour ago.” That should be a wake up call to all of us who organize meetings. Even comedian Milton Berle knew how painful meetings could be when he said,“A committee or … Continued

Focus, Focus, Focus

“What’s the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” This question is not meant as a riddle nor does it require that type of ingenuity that is the purview only of the gifted. All that is required is focus. At a recent symposium for OREA … Continued

Tips to Improve Your Business

We are all on a journey of building a real estate business that continues to grow and improve. For some REALTORS® that means being more efficient, selling more homes, increasing the size of your team or just meeting this year’s personal goals. I have recently been challenged to change my business and I want to … Continued

Take Care of the Minutes…

…and the hours will take care of themselves. So said Philip Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield. Who he was – not important. What he said – exceedingly important. Pareto Who? The Pareto Principle, named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, proposes that most things in life (effort, reward, output) are not distributed evenly. When applied … Continued