Finding The Time Isn’t Easy

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My son just turned 3 weeks old on Monday.  Saying those 3 weeks went fast is the understatement of the year!  I guess that is what happens when you are living your life in 3 to 4 hours stretches.  Each bottle takes about 20 minutes for Ben to suck down, then another 10 minutes to change him and clean him up.  After that it takes about 15 to 30 minutes to calm him down before he falls back to sleep. …

A Typical Day For An Investor Who Works A Full Time Job

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Yesterday was one heck of a busy day for me, but not really any more busy then my other days.  As I planned out my day today I thought I would give you all a run down of what my days usually consist of.  For the most part, they all follow the same structure these days and let me tell you, it has really helped me get stuff accomplished. 6:20am – Wake up and get ready for work 7:20am – …

Update on My REI Scheduled Evenings

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A few weeks ago I came up with a schedule for myself to follow during the evenings.  It was a slotting system of  topics such as Probate Investing, Short Sales, Blog work, etc.  If you missed the post you can see it here Creating a Schedule is Not Easy. I’ve been working it for the past couple weeks and I’ve had mixed results.  It wasn’t for a lack of effort, but more because things took longer then expected or the …

Creating a Schedule is Not Easy

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Over the past two days I’ve been trying to come up with a schedule that is rigid but with a little flexibility thrown in.  Let me tell you, it’s not easy.  I’m taking this very seriously because I want to be as productive as possible.  Some of you may be thinking I’m wasting time thinking about what to do instead of doing.  Even though that is partly true, I work best with a plan.  If I can put in the …

Lessons Learned: Get More Out of your Day With Daily Deadlines

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After last weeks lesson about doing The Wrong Kind of Busy I started really analyzing how I spend my weekday nights (my real estate investing time).  It was a very good exercise to try and identify what are the money making activities and which are not and cross those off my list.  Then I thought to myself “Self, how can I be more productive?” To answer this question I have to really think about the situations in my life where …