How Important is Organization to Your Success by Tony Martinez
Tony Martinez is the Founder and Chairman of the US Tax Lien Association, which is an organization that is committed and dedicated to helping others achieve total financial freedom through the power of investing in Tax Lien Certificates. With over 30 years of expert experience, Tony is the world's #1 authority on the subject of creating enduring wealth through the little know strategy of investing in Tax Lien Certificates, which gives anyone the opportunity to earn guaranteed fixed rates of returns of 18% – 36% interest per year, and acquire valuable real estate for approximately 10% of market value.
One aspect of the business that is most often overlooked is that of organization. I always speak about blocking time at our workshops, just about all three days of the event! Yet in general, students still struggle with making time for research, auctions, networking, and other tax lien and tax deed investing responsibilities.
Notice that I said ‘making’ time, not ‘finding’ time. Please take a moment to think about what you do all day every day. You’re busy right? From making breakfast, going to the gym to working the day job you don’t have enough free time to pursue another business. Or so you think.
Sit down as an exercise and write down what you do each day. If you have no idea where your time is dedicated then take a day to log that information. You will be very surprised what, and how much of, your time is spent on unproductive activities that in no way bring you closer to your financial goals.
Those are the very activities you can eliminate to make time for your tax deed or tax lien business. Don’t dismiss this recommendation as fluff. It is critical to making your business succeed as well as finding a life work balance.
I have hired CEO coaches for years to help us with this very skill. I am speaking from experience when I say organizing your week through time blocking is just as critical as knowing how to complete your due diligence on prospective investments.
Now that you know you have time to dedicate to this business, begin to determine how you are going to hold yourself accountable. Consider weekly meetings with a business partner as well as keeping a detailed calendar outlining daily tasks. I also recommend keeping a journal where you can write about successes, questions, and experiences.