Are You Aiming Your Productivity?

Imagine that you’re a runner, and you’ve perfected the ideal running technique for maximum speed. You have the right shoes, the right breathing method, and a refined dietary plan to make sure you’re always running at your best. Now imagine you lose the race anyway, because you didn’t run towards the finish line.

Your productivity might be mind-blowing, but when it’s targeted at the wrong goals, it’s useless. Whether you’re a runner or a real estate agent, identifying your goals needs to be step one to true productivity.

Locate the Finish Line

If you think of your work as a race, you need to find the finish line before you start running. So before you start your day, take a moment to identify what your larger goals are, both for the day and in the long term. Will today’s to-do list take you one step closer to that finish line? It can be easy to lose a day into answering emails and checking small tasks off the list without realizing that you haven’t made any meaningful progress towards your larger goals.

Don’t Get Pulled Off the Path

Some tasks are necessary even if they don’t move you towards your goal. When those tasks come up, consider automating them, outsourcing them, and even dropping them entirely. Being radically productive means questioning whether or not accepted tasks are really as necessary as you may think.

You have limited hours in the day, but instead of seeing productivity as a way to carve out more hours, think of it as a way to ensure those hours are going towards the right tasks.

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This testimony is from my

This testimony is from my experience being a first-time home buyer going through the process of purchasing a home with Jim Passi from City Wide home loans. Let me just start off by saying how reliable, courteous, genuine, informational and hardworking Jim Passi is. Jim is not like a lot of other loan officers. My house I purchased for under 160 grand, not a huge real estate deal. From experience with other loan officers they don’t want to deal with a smaller purchase or work on a loan that might be difficult. With our credit score being low and work history not at expectations I was almost positive I would have to wait a year or maybe two years before being approved and close on a house. I definitely had doubts that I would be a home owner, Jim worked hard and stayed in contact with us updating us almost every day of the process, even during evening hours and weekends during the stressful underwriting process. Communication is key and I give Jim a 5-star rating with that. I consider myself an average blue-collar hard-working guy that has experienced hardships during life. Jim was never turned away by the hardships, he was understanding of them and I feel like it made him work even harder to make this process a success.

I just successfully closed on a house with my fiancé. Jim did what I thought was impossible. Again, with our credit score being under 600 and spotty work history it was a difficult process that became a success with a lot of hard work. Jim also got me the best interest rate that was available. He was constantly checking the market and keeping me informed on what was available. He wanted me to take my time and make sure what rate was in our best interest. Jim has a cretin genuine care for his clients and speaking with him so much during this process I know he truly cares and wants to help people. Even after we closed Jim called and congratulated us with excitement. Jim made a dream come true for us that I was sure we would have to wait for. I’m just going to say if he made my dream come true with all the problems I had he can make a lot of others come true for any one in a similar situation. Jim Passi is highly recommended.

Tim A.