2020 was a challenging year, and 2021 starts off with plenty of uncertainty. How long will it take for COVID-19 vaccines to reach the average person? What will the economy look like next quarter or even next month? How will the real estate industry continue to respond and evolve in a seemingly ever-changing world?
These are all reasonable questions to have, but to position yourself for success in 2021, it's crucial to focus on the things you can control. Managing your priorities, schedule, and energy levels will get you where you really want to go. Speculation can leave you running in circles with no more clarity than before.
Luckily, the start of a new year is also a natural time to "start over" and focus on what matters most to you. Coming up with a plan and, most importantly, sticking with it can help make 2021 your best year yet.
If you've been in the real estate business a while, you've probably heard of colleagues who are working 80-hour weeks to build their practice. We've all seen someone brag about how little they sleep. But a dash of time management know-how can help you get just as much done in a fraction of the time.
Dedication counts, but you also can't sprint forever. Consistency is what truly sets real estate professionals apart from the rest of the pack, and that level of consistency only comes from defining the level of work you can do every day without fail.
In turn, that comes from determining what you need to focus on to move your business forward the fastest.