Flip Tip Summary

Success in real estate is all about taking action. If you’re finding it hard to get out of the gate, check out this FlipNerd.com Flip Tip from Gary Johnston about some baby steps to make it happen.

Flip Tip Transcript:

Mike Hambright: Hey, it’s Mike Hambright from Realtor.com and we have a quick VIP tip to share with you from Gary Johnston; who’s going to share a tip on how to get started taking action.

Gary Johnston: You know one of the little tools, and it seems very simple but it is very powerful, that a friend of mine by the name of Mike Cantoo [SP] suggested to me a long time ago was a simple cooking timer. Now the one that I have actually has three different displays so you can have three different settings. Mine is 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 15 minutes, but do whatever you can. Even if you just do a simple little egg timer, that’s good enough. But if you’re procrastinating on cleaning your desk or spending some time reading a good book, or whatever it is that is on your to-do-list that you are not doing something about, simply just set the timer for 5 minutes, 2 minutes, whatever, and commit yourself to doing it for that amount of time. What’s amazing is, okay let’s say that I’m going to clean up my desk for 5 minutes. When that beeper stops you can hit it, reset it and be done and move on with the rest of your stuff but what’s surprising most the time is you’ve created that momentum that you will continue for another 5 minutes and just pound it out. So it seems like a very simple and silly tool, but it is powerful. If you use it and set whatever time, a minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, whatever it is if you will use a timer when you’re procrastinating on one of your action items, it may be mailing out offers; whatever the case is, if you put an egg timer on your desk it will be a very powerful tool for you.

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