198: Stop Saying You Don’t Have Time

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198: Stop Saying You Don't Have Time



On today’s episode, I want to talk about the excuse people use about not having enough time.

I recently was helping and coaching a Realtor, and they told me, “Oh, well, I’d love to build my business, but I don’t have time.” I was frustrated because I think “I don’t have time” is a cop-out for why you can’t do stuff. One of the things I’ve really learned here in my just about three years in real estate is that there is always a reason to not do something. All these different things we’ve talked about on the show, you have time to do those things.

Build Your Business When You Don’t Have Much Time

It’s very easy to say, “I don’t have time.” But I’ve learned to do little things in the 15-, 20-, or 30-minute gaps, and you need to do that, too.

Between meetings, for example, it’d be really easy to go get a snack, turn on the TV, watch ESPN for 30 minutes or an hour. But I’ve had to say, “Okay, no, this is time where I could get that social media post done. Maybe send a couple text messages that need to be sent.” Whatever it is that needs done.

In this episode, I tell the story that I shared with this realtor to illustrate this.

I want you guys to think about where you’re doing this in your real estate business. Where do you maybe have these blocks of time where you’re sitting there playing Candy Crush on your phone rather than getting some work done?

Now I want to make it very clear. I enjoy relaxing. You need to relax, right? You can’t be doing real estate, or podcasting, or whatever it is that you do, 24/7. You need some margin and balance. Definitely schedule that. It all has to be balanced out.

Podcast editing is provided by Kenny Carfagno.

Show notes and blog posts are created by Jennifer Harshman and brought to you by RealtorEmails.com.

John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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