My life is hectic! As I a sure yours are as well – which probably brought you to this blog post! I am a career and brand blogger, a real estate coach to new Realtors AND a full time Real Estate Broker. Real estate alone takes up a lot of time and balancing these businesses can sometimes find to be challenging.
I like to plan ahead and that alone has saved me so much time with my blog and coaching businesses. With my real estate business, it’s hard to plan ahead as dealing with clients are top priority and the need for immediate action and time during a transaction is critical.
Being able to prioritize your multiple businesses isn’t easy at first, but once you have a system in place, it can be a huge stress off your plate.
How do you balance the various emails you get from clients & readers from multiple blogs?
I have one main business email account for my blog, one for my real estate business and one personal account. It sounds like a lot, but for me, it keeps things separate and being able to find something distinctively through either of these email addresses is key for me.
With my blog, I dedicate time each week to write my blog posts and reach out to people I want to work with. I have separate days to work on each business and use certain days to grow my business through a schedule. It may sound a little old school, but honestly, using a monthly and a weekly schedule to focus on things that need to be done in order to grow my business is crucial to me having successful businesses.
When I am working on specific projects with tight deadlines (outside of my real estate deals), I like to be able to have everything along with a to-do list in one folder. Currently on my desk, I have separate folders with each business’s things to do and on-going projects. As I mentioned earlier in this post, I have a schedule where I keep track of the things I need to do for each business all on one document. This serves a purpose of not missing a thing by separating my tasks and at the same time, not overlapping important tasks that cannot afford to be forgotten.
The key to scheduling is to ensure that you are realistic in your efforts to complete items. It’s no use in creating a schedule for yourself if you can’t adhere to it. Be realistic with your goals as well as your schedules. And my biggest piece of advice: don’t let not completing items discourage you from moving forward. I tend to write things I haven’t done at least 2-3 times in the same week if I haven’t even touched on it.
So, it may seem like a few minor tips, but these tips can be huge to you and your multiple businesses if you utilize them effectively.
With Love | Nikki xo