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Page 30 of 85 | Mobility 25 AROUND THE WORLDWIDE ERC ® Young Professionals My best tool, which I learned from a mentor of mine, is to create project lists. A project list allows me to streamline the jobs that need to get accomplished and their order of priority. Typically, I start and end my week reviewing my project list. I will edit ongoing lists to include notes as to what was accomplished or what needs to be added to that project. Each project item will include deadline dates, delegated participants, and locations if they are required. When I review my project list at week's end, I clean up the notes that I have added to the list as well as add things that will need to be reviewed and completed for the following week. Each morning, I briefly review the project list to be sure that I am tracking the course and have a game plan for the day. There are always going to be curveballs thrown in your direction. If you start and end your days and weeks with a clean, clear list, an idea of the projects that need to be accomplished, and where your progress is with them, you will be able to juggle both the unknown and the day-to-day even better, resulting in efficiency and effectiveness in your performance. Alex Romeyn Relocation Manager Premier Sotheby's International Realty Developing efficient time-management strategies, organizing, prioritizing responsibilities, and learning effective communication skills has been crucial to my success and happiness both at work and at home. When I first began my career in relocation, my very wise mentor taught me that balance can be achieved through the 8/8/8-hour schedule—translating to eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation, and last but not least, eight hours of rest. In reality, this schedule has not always fit the ever-changing mold of work deadlines, family life, and recreation schedules, but it has been a valuable source to revert to when I have found life to fall off balance. Creating a well-organized calendar is the most fundamental step I have found to managing my daily activities. It's my essential tool for organizing infor - mation, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items. I have found Google Calendar to be very use- ful with work, and I utilize the Cozi Family Organizer with my family so that we can all be up-to-date with one another's daily activities and schedules. Dating back to my college soccer career, I found inspiration to live by a quote I read daily in the locker room before and after practice: "To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is to be sorry." I still live by that motivational quote and What's your best time- management tip?

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