I started this site and then promptly fell back into my decades old habits of being busy all of the time while not doing the things that needed to be done.
This site is my online diary if you will. A place for me to put my thoughts out there and on some levels hold myself accountable for my actions. Or more accurately; hold myself accountable for my NON-Actions.
I finished 2011 off strong with multiple closings on transactions that were not your typical run of the mill real estate transactions. Both had challenges that I had not had to face before. This made both of the excellent learning vehicles for me.
- I need to be a day ahead as often as possible
- I need to have more things in the escrow pipeline
- People do not always do what they say they will do. EVEN if it benefits them greatly
- Pick vendors carefully and review their service levels frequently
In 2012 I will hire my first assistant. Do I need an assistant right this moment? No I do not. Do I want an assistant? Not really. I know I NEED an assistant. Someone to counterbalance my skillset which while strong does have some holes that allow water to come into the boat at a rapid rate. Bailing water is tough work. It really detracts from making sure you are on course. While bailing water you are working hard but not going anywhere. I spent the past few years bailing water and going in slightly larger circles. It is time I plot a course and navigate to my destiny.
At first my assistant will have a lot of little tasks that really are daily duties that I should be doing but always seem to find excuses to not do. As the role evolves though I see this assistant being the behind the scenes genius that makes it so I can go out and do what it is I am great at. Their duties will in many ways be more important than mine.
All of this will allow me to do less of the things that I am not good at and more of the few things I am really good at. If done correctly this will allow me to work my goal of four hours a day in 2012 and make my income goal as well.
What are you doing to make a difference in 2012?