Business owners such as brokers and property management owners often come to me for help because they are completely overwhelmed. They feel like they’re drowning in everything they have to do. Most of these professionals have owned their companies for five or six years, and they thought that by this point, they wouldn’t be working seven days a week.

You have the power to make your schedule less crazy.

Take Back Control of Your Business

The first thing we talk about is how to triage. We decide what the most important things are. Decide what absolutely needs to get done, and focus on putting out those fires. There are tools that will help. You can put systems in place, and have consistent forms and checklists. Once you systemize those areas that need the most triage, you can begin thinking more strategically about how to manage your business.

Time Management Skills

We also talk about how to better manage your time. Time blocking is a great way to keep yourself organized and out of the weeds that can take over your business and your daily schedule. When you systemize things as much as possible, you have more control over your time and how it’s spent.

Managing Your Business

The other thing I really want people to take away is that you’re the business owner. You are the one who gets to make the choices. Most people go into the business with the idea that they will have more freedom and time. Then, the business takes over their lives, and all they have really done is created a job for themselves. Take back control. You get to say no, and you can say it on a daily basis without feeling bad about it.

We have products to support you when you’re feeling overwhelmed. If you need help with time management or taking back your business, please contact us at LandlordSource.

Kathleen Richards, is the owner of LandlordSource and The Property Management Coach.  With her 12 years as a broker/owner of a property management company she speaks from experience. Kathleen authored, Property Management A-Z and teaches regularly at community colleges and conferences on property management topics. She is active in her field and holds professional designations as Master Property Manager (MPM®) and Residential Management Professional (RMP®) from NARPM®. Kathleen has served at the local and state level on the boards for NARPM® (National Association of Residential Property Managers).
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