If every day seems like you’re playing catch-up rather than staying ahead of the long list of tasks that must be completed, you’re missing out. In truth, the only way to get ahead of the game is to be wholly disciplined with your time, leverage the available technology, and set appropriate expectations with your clients.
Be Completely Disciplined with Your Time
If you find yourself wondering where the day went, this tip will likely frustrate you if you’re not an organized person. But it is doable! Take a look at this list, and you’ll see that changing your ways is not tricky.
- Clean up your work environment – at the end of each day. (Do it, dump it, organize).
- Also, at the end of each day – update and prioritize your to-do list for the next day so that you will be up and running the next morning.
- Create short-term goals and add meaningful rewards. Long-term plans are also necessary.
If you haven’t started managing your daily work digitally, you are missing out. Data management software can make your client’s financial information more manageable. Consider uploading it to the cloud, where you can view documents in seconds, customize your folders, and make notes online. With everything in one place, you will save time.
Set Appropriate Expectations
If you’ve been in the financial industry for a while, you know the importance of giving realistic expectations. You can educate your clients about what is and isn’t within your control. Most will appreciate honesty and directness, yet there will always be those who are challenging to satisfy. Be upfront and honest, and you will have given it your best.