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How Do You Manage Your Time?


Being an independent contractor (agent) gives me more flexibility in scheduling my days, weeks and sometimes as far as a month or even a few months ahead. Or so I thought.


Many years ago, I grasped the concept of a pie chart to help me look at the hours in a day and working out my own time to balance work, family and definitely some me time and ….of course time to rest my body and mind; otherwise known as SLEEP.


A while back I wrote a post on time management and how to balance my time using a pie chart. I have to admit I had planned and had every intention of following through but stuff happened the last 5 years.  My time was definitely sucked up by more than I could have imagined and I had no time left for blogging (which is one of my biggest passions to market Sally!)


Long story, trying to keep short!


Three months ago, my husband had a talk with me. He said, “The company you work for is NOT your company so stop revolving your life around the company”.  In other words, I was not only trying to keep ahead with my sales, BUT, I was working in the office with property management, sales support and office duties 5 days a week too!


There is NO pie chart now but I do make sure that all work is completed within the 3 days I am in the office. (YES…I did put myself first and gave notice to limit myself to 3 days in the office) I work from home for my sales (which by the way hasn’t been too shabby for the first 7.5 months of this year) and I now have more time to get things done in the comforts of my home.


How do you manage your time?




TIME FOR KIDDIESNote:  Sally to make sure that the important things are taken care of so I also have time to spend with family.  Going to see the Grandsons in about 2 weeks …stay tuned.




Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Comment balloon 7 commentsCeleste "SALLY" Cheeseman • August 24 2015 12:35PM


Cute kids! Thank you for your post

Posted by Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man (HomeSmart) about 4 years ago

Best to schedule your time to include the most important things in life.  Health, family, and friends. 

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) about 4 years ago

My Market is not wheer I am running 24/7.  So wen I get a call I jump and run 90% of the time.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 4 years ago

Sally, Every now and then I allow business needs to take control but I quickly restore to a place where I ensure I have all the time I need to take care of Kathleen. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 4 years ago

I am at a stage of life where I have given my priorities their place. and the business comes in there as well.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 4 years ago

Thanks Dan

Exactly Rob!

William: Sounds like me too!  I am competing agains 6k agents so our island of Oahu (which is Honolulu County) is one that I jump on!

Kathleen I know what you mean.  Sometimes we have to do that if we want to secure a deal!

Ed:  You and me both Ed....you and me both

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 4 years ago

Great to know you set your schedule that works best for you. You don't live to work, you work to live! :)

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 4 years ago

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