A Long Overdue Update; Time Management

What a crazy busy period in my life.  I feel like a college kid trying to juggle partying with academics with homework with girls with partying… and then waking up with a hangover, snorting an Adderall and starting all over again.  Of course, and just for clarity, I’m neither drinking nor snorting Adderalls.  Having recently started my real estate career, I haven’t had much time for anything other than real estate lately… Which is good for the career vertical of my quest, however, the other verticals are just slow cooking on a back burner getting very little attention.

So what has transpired in the last little while?  I’m in the elementary phases of learning an entirely new industry, but I am going at it with a vigor and motivation I haven’t had in my work before.  My work week now includes all seven days of my weekly day planner and I find myself talking about real estate to just about everyone I come in contact with.  Hopefully I can refrain from becoming too annoying about it.  Hopefully my friends will let me know if I do become too annoying about it… but, then again, fuck them.  I have to listen to them talk about sports teams I don’t give a shit about on a regular basis, so I feel I can reciprocate by dropping market knowledge on they bitch asses.

I have a few clients thus far; buyers looking for homes or properties who have agreed to let me assist them in their search.  This past week I spent my time showing multiple homes to buyers, searching for new listings, door knocking neighborhoods, hosting open houses, training, working with a productivity coach, and reconnecting with friends either on the phone or over lunch.  I even snuck in a morning hike on Saturday (see featured picture), which I felt very good about.

So, what does this all mean for my quest?  It means it’s time to kick it up a gear… a notch… or whatever else it is that you “kick up.”  There is one necessary change I need to make in order for this “kicking” to become successful: Time Management.  Much, much better time management.  I no longer have the ability to spend multiple hours doing much of anything if it is not scheduled on my calendar.  Hanging out at the gym for two hours, journaling about everything I ponder, or reading a book in the middle of the day are, now, unfortunately, remnants of my recent and less productive past.  I feel like I’m now “on track,” and now that I am, I need to prioritize tasks and time block to get said tasks done as efficiently as possible.  The one thing I haven’t been doing that I need to keep at is the habit of meditation I acquired.  Meditation has all but gone bye-bye for the past month and it is something I need back in my daily routine.  It grounds me, keeps me calm, and removes anxiety.  I, also, haven’t been writing like I had been.  This is all to be expected though, there is just too much to do and learn and not enough time in the day to do and learn it all.

The fix to that is getting up early, knocking out the things I need to do for myself and then taking on the professional tasks that I need to to become successful in my new business.  It’s all very exciting and I can’t wait to continue to share with you my progress and the obstacles I am undoubtedly going to encounter.  In the meanwhile, I am working on correcting course for my quest and getting this life of mine purring like a pussy.  I mean, a cat… a pussy cat.  Damnit.  Alright… Sorry for that.  Anyways, until then…

Cheers 🤙 ,

~Dane

Author: a Life to Summit

I am a skier ⛷, hiker, backpacker, summit scrambler, and all around mountain-man 🏔 adventurer. I am a fitness minded, supplement taking, gym ratesque, yoga pose holding, salad eating, kettlebell swinger. I am an in-the-sauna, sweat all over my headphones, meditator. I am a book reading and Audible listening, philosophizing, bad habit to good habit changing, personal growth prioritizer. I am a dad to two bitches, aka Labrador Retrievers. I am an over-thinker, a writer, a hammock junkie. I am a lot of things.

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