I LOVE my Gadgets!!!!
My love affair with gadgets almost ruined my business and my love life. Like millions of others I simply could not spend even a few minutes without checking one of my gadgets. Getting my gadget fix I would excuse myself from the room for a moment. Who the hell was I fooling? Only myself it turns out.
Email checking, Facebook lurking, Blog checking, Twittering, all these and more I was allowing to keep me from being engaged in what I was doing at the moment. My work never seemed to be where I wanted it to be. I was always wishing I had more clients or worse I wished I had different clients (more on that in a later post) my girlfriend was complaining gently that I was distracted all of the time. My girlfriend is a saint but even saints can only put up with so much.
Enter a conversation with a former employer who I met for coffee a couple of weeks ago.he thanked me for recommending that he should read
The Four Hour Workweek
I had completely forgotten the book!
I went home and purchased a copy. I read through it and was amazed that what was being said was exactly what I had been wanting! I started immediately to. Reduce the noise and the distractions. One new distraction I have decided to introduce is this blog. I know that I am not the only real estate agent who wants to wrestle control of their life back.
I immediately put myself on a low impact gadget diet. I turn my phone to silent at 7pm I do not check email after 7pm. I do not read my email until 10am. The results have been staggering. I will explain more in future posts.
I hope you will continue to read what I post here. I am promising I will post honestly the good the bad and the ugly. It would be great if you would comment on the posts, share the good posts, (I promise there will not be that many good ones) and help me spread the word as I experiment with my career as The Four Hour Real Estate Agent