They say, “Strike while the iron is hot.”
And in real estate, the iron has most certainly been hot for some time.
At a certain point, you’ve got to ask: How many times can you keep striking until you strike out?
For the last nine months or so, many agents have been operating at warp speed, and when you’re moving that quickly, hitting a wall isn’t pretty.
So how do you keep your energy up to maximize this market without burning yourself out?
I’ve got seven suggestions for you. Let’s dive right in!
Burnout Avoidance Tip No. 1: Delegate & Outsource
We’ve talked about this before…
There’s no reason why you should be doing everything yourself in this business.
Even if you’re relatively new and not quite ready to bring on an assistant, you can outsource tasks to Virtual Assistants, your company’s transaction coordinator or others.
Put simply, you’ve got to be willing to trade some dollars to buy back your freedom.
Why? Because digging yourself out of burnout mode is much more difficult than simply avoiding it in the first place.
If you’re doing it all yourself and feel that wall approaching quickly, act now to delegate or outsource tasks.
Burnout Avoidance Tip No. 2: Learn Something New
I’m a firm believer that new ideas create inspiration.
So if you’re always learning something new, it keeps you on your toes and keeps your business fresh.
When you’re knee deep in transactions, it might seem difficult to find the time to learn new things. But the impact it will have on your mindset – the promise of working toward better days – is worth devoting 20-30 minutes a day to that effort.
Remember, small steps taken repeatedly will get you where you want to go.
Learn a little every day, and I bet you’ll feel a difference in your energy.
Here’s an easy way to work on this one: If you’re not already registered, join me at BluePrint on June 2 to put yourself in a learning environment. It’s free!
Burnout Avoidance Tip No. 3: Teach Something New
Now let’s make like Missy Elliott and “flip it and reverse it.”
Instead of learning something new, teaching others something new can have the same energizing effect.
Maybe you’ve recently hired a new team member who you can transfer some of your skills to… This is a powerful way to keep yourself engaged while also freeing yourself up in the future.
The more you teach others to do things you handled previously, the more you can focus on your HABU – highest and best use of your time.
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