Productivity & Best Practice

  • The only reason a goal isn’t achieved is you don’t have a system for it. Intent matters in business; what do you intend to do, how do you want to grow? The bigger the dream, the more important the team. As a leader, you want to create a leader-leader model. Most businesses are leader-follower, where everyone in the business has to…

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  • The faithful letterbox drop was once one of the favourite tools in a real estate agent’s marketing toolkit. However, times have changed. Pamphlets and junk mail get thrown in the trash, largely unread. Rather than engaging potential buyers, you are more likely to be annoying them. Considering the cost and time required to produce and distribute published materials for letterbox…

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    The experts seem to agree that decentralised businesses are highly efficient. Nicholas Bloom, from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, says they are more recession-proof; and former Johnson and Johnson Chairman William Weldon states decentralised firms are more innovative. And here at Beepo, we know the cost efficiencies of not having to upgrade your own office space every time you hire new…

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  • Let’s talk about ‘ego’. The concept of ‘ego’ can translate to many different things. For the purpose of this article I am referring to the drive to think about yourself in a positive light, your level of self-promotion and a sense of your own importance. People often talk about ego as if it’s an evil beast; however, from where I’m…

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  • Growing up as a competitive athlete I have always worked to implement the most efficient tactics to reach peak performance. Operating at a high level is not about working harder and exhausting yourself – it’s about working smarter. But what does that even look like? In business, we should be working towards this same ideal. If you consider any elite…

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  • The idea of outsourcing often conjures up images of large factories or warehouses with bad working conditions, but the Beepo offices in the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in the Philippines look much the same as any you would find elsewhere in the world. Split across two levels, with offices upstairs and a reception, canteen and break rooms downstairs, the…

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  • The Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks are the most successful international rugby team of all time; in fact, one of the most successful sporting teams in the world. Their statistics are staggering; in November 2017 the All Blacks celebrated eight years at the top of the world rugby rankings. That’s 2,922 days at the top, playing 108 tests and winning 96. A…

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  • Despite the fact that many contemporary leadership environments now have become a flat leadership structure, millennial open-office collaborative affair, the essence of leadership is still the same. The buck stops with somebody. When the hard decisions need to be made, when the responsibility for everything needs to be taken, when taking the risks at the highest level is required and when…

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  • As a real estate agent your database is your daily go-to. Powering your business forward, it should allow you to see hot vendors, ready-to-go buyers and appointments at a glance to help you get the most from every day. However, this doesn’t mean creating an overly-complex database with an impossible number of categories; in fact, too many categories can lead to overwhelm. If – after a…

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  • Now before you stop reading, switch off and think, ‘How can something like journaling improve my business?’, let me show you how. What journaling does is alleviate some of the key roadblocks to success in real estate: stress and anxiety, negative mindsets, lack of discipline and consistency. Journaling is a powerful tool to clear the mind. Tim Ferriss says, “I’m just caging my monkey mind on…

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  • Business owners and leaders often understand the financial implications of engaging an offshore team. Firstly, it is more cost effective to have a low-cost resource doing the non-revenue generating, or low-value, work; secondly, the opportunity cost that it creates by freeing up the local team to focus on revenue-generating work is also very clear. However, the commercial benefits alone are…

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  • Remember your last vacation? How long did you take to decide where you were going and plan what you would do there? Planning a vacation is, for many, much easier than planning their goals. Why? Apart from being something people look forward to, it is easy to decide on a destination and then it becomes easier to plan the steps. Often…

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  • ‘PRODUCTIVITY’ is a bit of a buzzword, not just in the real estate industry but across all sectors – corporate, government, sports… But what does it really mean? What does improving your productivity do for you and your business? Productivity is about getting the most from the daily, weekly and monthly activities that are the drivers of your current and…

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  • Tech companies – and clever principals – are exploiting agents’ natural inclinations towards play and competition by gamifying their team’s digital experiences, enhancing bottom-line results in the real world. So, whether riding high on the victory of a hard-won listing or slumping over their laptops, discouraged by losing business to their opposition, how can your team play along? Odds on, you’re already…

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