Virginia Beach Home Loans: What's time blocking again?...

What's time blocking again?...

I have begun something new at work and it is working great. I have begun writing my goals for the week and posting them up on the wall by my desk. This week I had 7 immediate goals and as of today I have accomplished 5 of them. We all have our daily tasks and it is easy to forget very important things that we need to get done.

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Christopher Ohlsen

37 Boynton Ave

(845) 243-5293 (Office)

(518) 565-0799 (Cell)



Comment balloon 7 commentsChristopher Ohlsen • January 15 2008 12:35AM


HI Christopher, I'm curious, Are you a BRO member?
Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) almost 12 years ago
Christopher - this works great doesn't it...I have been posting my goals on a board in my office for the past 2 weeks and it's incredible how much more committed I am!  Keep up the good work!
Posted by Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple (Keller Williams Realty - Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale) almost 12 years ago
Hi Christopher:  A goal that is not written down is not really a goal.  More maybe like a wish, or perhaps not even that.  Once you write it down, and once you can see it, it somehow becomes real... and you become accountable.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago

Katrina - I'm not sure what BRO stands for, so I guess I'm not a member. Is BRO a referral network similiar to BNI? If so then yes, I'd like to sign on!:)

Lori - It really does work great, I've found that when my day settles down and I find myself having a little "dead time" on my hands, I reference my Goal Sheet and get one of the goals done. Since beginning this I have accomplished much more in a day than I'd of previously thought possible.

Karen - Very true, there is something about writing it down with your own hand and seeing what you've written with your own eyes that really makes a wish materialize into an attainable goal.

Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) almost 12 years ago
Christopher..Id suggest you check out Buffini and Company! I block time out monthly, weekly (Sun evening ) and also annually. Set up the times I know in advance on my calender and also blocks of time to do other things... show houses (even if no me a gaol), time with wife every Thursday (date night), time at the gym... and so on... I use outlook others have other systems...I download mine to my palm... however you do it you need to have it available all the time... a good ol Day Tracker system also works. However you still need to be flexible.
Posted by J Perrin Cornell, Broker, ABR, VAMRES (Century 21 Exclusively, Wenatchee, WA) almost 12 years ago

I am going to try this. I have my goals written down in a few places, but none are quite as obvious. Distractions can kill your immediate goals being completed. Sometimes too much technology is distracting and counter-productive.

Good tip!

Posted by Yasha Lange (Olinger Insurance Group LLC) almost 12 years ago

Perrin - I've heard good things about Buffine and Company. I don't have a palm, just a Katana. Still I get your meaning and I agree, I time block using outlook in the office... I should time block my personal life more as I'm sure that it will have a positive impact on my life in general.

Yasha - I'm telling you, it really makes a difference! I find that when it seems that I have nothing to do I actually have a lot that I could be doing. It helps to have a visual aid as a reminder that while you may be doing well, there is always room to move up to the next level, and the way to do that is to set and committ to goals, achieve them, then create a new set of goals and accomplish them.

Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) almost 12 years ago