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Optimizing Time Spent in The Car

The average American spends 18 days driving per year, with an average of eight hours and 22 minutes per week. Now considering real estate professionals drive more than the average person, have you ever thought about how you spend your time driving around? How can you OPTIMIZE time spent in your car, to help grow your career?



Most audiobooks are 8-16 hours long, so you can usually be finished within 2 weeks of commuting. There are so many, easily accessible, books that can help get you in the right mindset and make critical decisions that will change your career! 


If this isn’t right for you, log onto ThePocketNetwork.com and listen to our book reviews, where we will break down the main points and help you apply them to your career!



Podcasts are an incredible tool that will help you grow professionally, while entertaining you on the road! Check out one of the top real estate podcasts here, The Pocket Network Podcast. Each week you will hear from successful real estate professionals, hear about their background and how they rose to success. Guests on the podcast share what’s worked for them and the strategic approach they take to achieve success!



The real estate industry does not wait for anyone, sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming and cause burnout. Take preventative measures by setting time aside for yourself, this can be as simple as meditating on your drive to show a property or meet with a client. 


Meditation does not have to be done sitting still with your eyes closed, you can do it while driving. Practice mindfulness, it’s all about being in the present moment, don’t worry about past mistakes or future stressors… if done the right way it’s actually the safest way to drive! 


So take some deep breaths, be aware of every part of your body, tune in your surroundings and take control of your mind, body, soul and future!



You may not need a master’s degree.. or any sort of degree to be a real estate agent BUT to be a great real estate agent you must be a lifelong learner. Pursuing knowledge will only make you grow personally and professionally, it will also increase your competitiveness and employability! 


There are so many great courses you can register for, download the material and listen to it while driving. And make sure to visit TPN’s video library to gather new tips and advice from the industry’s pros!



YOU SHOULD START A BLOG! You can dictate on Google Docs, make sure you’re not using your electronic devices while driving, and be safe. Blogging is a great way of sharing your skills while building an online brand! Blogging is also an awesome way of meeting new people that can be potential clients.


There is so much that you can do if you are purposeful and strategic with your time. So make sure to plan your commutes, you’ll surprise yourself with all that you can accomplish!