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Minutes add up to hours. Hours add up to days. Mundane details like these take me half the time they used to:
1) CTRL-C, CTRL-V
Say I’m adding a new contact into my database. The old way was to re-key everything. Then I started copying and pasting. But alas, with one monitor I’d need to maximize then minimize. Then maximize and minimize again. Hell, it was easier just typing the dang information. But now, I open my database in one screen and the person’s contact information in the other. Say I’m adding 5 new people per day and I’m saving a minute for every person I add? There’s 5 minutes whacked right?
2) Social Networking
As you can see above, I have my inbox in one screen and Facebook in the other. So while I’m answering client emails and making phone calls, I’m also having a blast going back and forth with Genuine Chris who just got dissed by a prospect. This article isn’t about Facebook. But hopefully you can see the value in keeping an eye on what your sphere of influence is up to in real time. By the way, congratulations to Tim Davis who just accepted a Regional Sales Manager position with Bank of America. I just hope B of A continues to let you play online TD – you are the man.
3) Streaming Bond Quotes and Financial News
My buddy Dan Dadoun has not two, but FOUR monitors on his desk. He uses his set up to keep on top of shifts in the marketplace. I’ve also seen him streaming Fox Business Channel and occasionally Sesame Street. Dude’s a big Elmo fan. Who isn’t?
Hey Mark Madsen, are you reading this? Believe it or not, Madsen has built several killer mortgage blogs using an ordinary laptop. I can’t wait to see what he can accomplish once he’s increased his working palate to 38″.
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