Why Are You at the Office Until 8 pm Every Night?
In my 28 years in the mortgage business, I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve made excuses to my family, friends (and even myself) as to why I had to work late.
Why I had to go in the office on Saturday or Sunday.
Why I had to stop by the office on my way to dinner.
Why I had to take phone calls at dinner. Take phone calls at 10 pm.
Here’s the toll that it took on me:
- I was getting fat from eating junk food and not exercising.
- I got migraine headaches on a regular basis.
- I ignored my friends and family.
- I took files with me to my children’s ball games.
- I took phone calls during “family time”.
Oh, and I went to bed as soon as I got home, only to get up at 5 am and start all over again.
One day I decided that I had to STOP this obsessive/compulsive behavior and figure out a way to “have a life” again.
That’s when I decided to hire my first assistant—and I’ve never looked back!
My hope is that what I described above is NOT what you are doing now. Unfortunately, I’ve heard from many mortgage girlfriends that they are tired of working late and how sad and depressed they are because they are not able to spend time with family and friends.
So, for those of you who consistently work long hours, here’s a link to an article called “31 Tasks That an Assistant Can Do for You” .
You may go about hiring someone differently than I did. But, my hope is that maybe you can get a few tips and take your life back.