Note from Productivity Junkies Founder Darin Persinger - I met Michael McClure aka Professional One at the recent Agent Reboot Seattle. Michael is the Founder of the real estate franchise Professional One, thought leader in social media and a great real estate blogger. But that is what Michael does, not who Michael is. I believe he is a passionate, funny, thinker that cares about the real estate industry.
I asked him yesterday what tools does he use and how does he become a Productivity Junkie. Check out his educational and funny video in Productivity Nugget #148 - Productivity Tools For Real Estate Agents.
Productivity Tools #1 - The Apple iPad
Even though he jokes in the video and brings up my lame iPad, I see so many ways that the iPad could be a great productivity tool AND a presentation tool.
Productivity Tools #2 - Apple products in general
All Apple products. I use a Mac. Michael uses a Macbook Pro and his iPad.
Why? It just does thing faster and easier. Having a Mac has saved me many of frustrations. I think this is a good productivity tool.
Productivity Tools #3 - Things - task management on the Mac
Next, Michael shares about Things, a productivity tool and project manager that he can use on his iPad and Macbook Pro. He does point out a draw back to Things is that he can't share your list, info with someone else.
Something I noticed though was that Things costs $50. Interesting the Michael would choose to invest in his business vs. using so many free productivity tools out there, don't ya think?
Productivity Tools #4 - Personal Brain - Mind Mapping
For bigger ideas Michael uses mind maps. And he recommends Personal Brain. I also use mind maps, simply because that is the way my mind works. I doodle with pen and paper and draw out my ideas and thoughts. That is what mind mapping allows you to do. Interesting to see that Michael uses this technique and I might have to check out the tool he uses for it also.
Productivity Tools #5 - Over schedule
I guess he is using the Ben Franklin philosphy "If you want something done, ask a busy person."
Productivity Tools #6 - Accountability Partner/Coach
Michael mentions that his business partner Todd Waller helps keep him focused and having an accountability partner or a real estate coach could be great productivity tools.
I think this is a great idea and if this is the right time for you to start a coaching relationship with me, feel free to head over to my Productivity Junkies Facebook Page and leave a comment that you are looking for an accountability partner. Maybe you will connect with another Productivity Junkie there.
UPDATE - WE HAD A WINNER FOR OUR GIVEAWAY. I AM NO LONGER GIVING AWAY A BOOK.
The Giveaway Portion Of Our Productivity Nugget
Thank you to Michael for sharing these productivity tools for real estate agents. Some great tips and some fun in the video also. I thought to keep you focused on being a Productivity Junkie and to make sure you watched the entire video, I will do a giveaway.
If you would like a Crush It book, autographed by best selling author, Gary Vaynerchuk, be the first to leave a comment below on who made a guest appearance at the end of Michael's video.
If we already have a winner by the time you get here, please leave a comment with your favorite productivity tool. I would love to have add to the discussion!