Can you BUY BACK Your Time blogpost for estate agents by Sam Ashdown

In our fast-paced industry, time is THE most valuable commodity you have. But how many agents (and business owners in general) struggle to manage their time effectively? Whether you’re striving for business growth or yearning for more family time, (not to mention YOU time) the challenge of balancing often competing responsibilities within (only) 24 hours a day is a constant struggle.

Let’s dive into the art and science of time management and how it can transform your life!

First up, let’s talk mindset. It’s all about valuing and making the most of the 168 hours we’ve got each week. With a proactive approach, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

But watch out for those time traps! From social media scrolling to binge-watching TV, they’re sneaky little things that can suck away precious time. Identifying and dodging these distractions is key.

Ever heard of the token system? It’s a nifty way to allocate your time to tasks that really matter. By prioritizing wisely, you’ll boost your effectiveness and success.

And let’s not forget about the trap of addiction. Whether it’s tech or work-related, those addictive behaviours can gobble up hours without giving much back. Time to break free!

Now, enter Dan Martell and his game-changing book, “Buy Back Your Time.” Instead of hiring to grow your business, he suggests hiring to reclaim your time. Delegating like a pro means you can focus on the stuff that truly moves the needle.

Martell breaks tasks down into three levels, from low-value admin stuff to high-impact activities that drive growth. By focusing on what matters most, you’ll supercharge your success.

And remember, setting priorities is key. Invest in tasks that play to your strengths and add serious value. It’s all about working smarter, not harder.

Finally, Martell reminds us of the replacement ladder. Start at the bottom with the grunt work, then climb your way up as you grow. With the right training and resources, you’ll soon be kissing those low-value tasks goodbye.

In a nutshell, time is precious, but with a strategic approach to management, you can take back control. So here’s to reclaiming your time, achieving your goals, and living your best life. Let’s do this! 🚀

Listen to the episode – click here to listen to episode 150 of the Ignite Podcast where Phil and I delve deep into this principle and ask ourselves (and you) are we successfully buying back our time?

When you’re ready, here are 3 ways we can help you:
1. Reach out for an Agency Growth Assessment call with Sam
2. Come see Behind the Scenes at AshdownJones for a day
3. Join our Facebook community of super-ambitious independent agents


Sam Ashdown, an independent estate agent

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