So here is my issue, I am currently in the military, and starting my REI business all by myself. Time is the essance and with Military Obligations and my family life, I find myself crunch for times with sending out offers and getting information from my leads. I have gathered my buyer's list, and have a great system in place to find my leads.
Being in the militsry, timing is rverything, and I am use to having my day scheduled by the hour.
So my question is, how does everyone manage their time and esure theres enough time to conduct your side hustle and also managing time for your family? I am very motivated and trying to make this work. Also, I don't plan on quiting REI, I believe that this is my opportunity to a better life for myself and my family. I NEED HELP!!!
Ben "The New Kid"
My husband is active duty Navy. While I am not the service member, I understand where you are coming from. I work full time, self-manage 11 rentals, am trying to expand 3 more houses, plus military, family, launching a business and other obligations.
The key I have made is to stream line the process. I only buy class A homes because I know I can manage them. i have systems I put together and I treat everyone the same. This allows me to come up with ONE answer AND allows me to ensure i follow fair housing. I also have to learn to take advantage of my time wisely. For example, I love watching TV but is that the best use of my 45 minutes of free time or should be working on my website!
That being said, no matter how efficient you get! You will be busy. You will be multitasking like quality time with your kids working on your rental operation, etc!
Good Luck :)
Well next to your ugly puss I see a very very pretty face, I assume that is your lovely wife and if it is many problems can be answered by her being on board. Plus with today's services and electronics available to everyone many problems are not problems at all.
Just as your day is scheduled in the military it will be up to you to schedule the entire week. My father in law was a life insurance agent for Met Life for 54 years and he told me he was given the key to success by the many before him. He managed to start his career on the eve of the great depression but still made a living during those times when he was selling a product not many people were interested, in or could afford. What was his secret, well I had heard it from many in sales and other careers for years but it was something most people said yeah that's right but never really followed if at all.
The big secret, plan your work and work your plan. I heard it at 15 and used it starting on my 16th birthday to begin real estate investing, go to high school, work a part time job of 20 hours a week and maintain a full time girlfriend, in the same 168 hours a week you have available to you. Just do it. I have listened to top real estate agents making over a million dollars and more a year, and that is the true foundation for their success. Run into a problem, find a solution, trouble most unsuccessful people think the solution is to quit and go try some new toy because something must be wrong with the old toy, after all it isn't doing what you want it to do and they aren't smart enough to figure out it just needs for them to wind it up and then it will go.
OK, my wife told me to knock it off, that you are a good looking guy, I'm going to have to check over my should more often, can't have any fun at all.
lol. Thank you for you words of wisdom.
Ben "The New Kid"
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