DELEGATE! Because Multitasking Makes your Business Less Efficient
Everyone in the real estate business has numerous tasks to manage. From franchise CEOs, broker-owners to rookie agents. Throughout the course of a day, week, month, and year the multitude of responsibilities on your plate requires the capacity for time management, and the effective allocation of your resources.
So what do you do?
You do the ancient (and ineffective) way of Multitasking!
Sure, Multitasking might appear to be a reliable way to tackle many issues that compete for your time and attention. It seems intuitive that if you can juggle both A and B concurrently, you’re achieving a productivity gain and saving significant time. But the fallacy in that argument is surmising that the human brain can double up or triple up on tasks with no loss of attention, focus, or effectiveness.
Certainly, it’s OK to multitask while completing some repetitive and familiar work activities. The loss in mental acuity will be relatively minor, and you might not even be aware of it. The real risk of workplace multitasking, however, is that you never quite retreat to that mental space where you can offer concerted concentration and, hence, your best work. Revealingly, if you trace your actions over time, you’ll likely see that for the larger tasks you executed effectively, you stopped multitasking and focused on the task at hand.
When Multitasking you may be sending the wrong message to your subconscious that this is the way you must proceed to stay competitive and succeed. When multitasking becomes ingrained in your psyche, you’re telling yourself deep down that you can’t make it in real estate any other way. You end up missing the benefits derived from practicing the art of doing one thing at a time.
Since we all face multiple priorities on the job, it’s easy to equate managing multiple priorities with multitasking. As your day and work unfold, mastering the art of doing one thing at a time is the best way to proceed. You may, however, multitask on issues that represent the routine or familiar and that carry few consequences for lost time on the trail. In general, though, your best strategy for high productivity is to forsake multitasking and its false promise as you handle the multiple priorities that you face.
At this point in your life and in your business, it’s time to consider the soaring trend of the business world that is outsourcing. More specifically, hiring Real Estate Virtual Assistants to aid you in all your mundane tasks that keep you from moving on from the fallacy that is Multitasking.
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With a Virtual Assistant from us, you don’t have to deal with the little things that is usually the cause of your Multitasking. You can just do away with it so you can focus on what you do best, while having the assurance that your Virtual Assistant has already filed the paperwork, organized your database, arranged your calendar and helped you out with transaction coordination just like you instructed!
What are you waiting for?
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About the writer: Shaura Cuyan writes about all the hottest Real Estate trends and predictions for Summit VA Solutions! She has previously written for a number of freelancing gigs and writes her own blog on lifestyle and current issues. She is a Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, taking up her Masters in Development Communication.