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April 22, 2019

Why Notaries should get up at 5am…

Filed under: Best Practices — Tags: , — admin @ 10:50 am

The age old saying that the early bird catches the worm is more and more true, especially in today’s cattle call Notary market. The texts have been coming from Snapdocs for a few years now. But, now Notaries are getting emails from title companies. Title is tired of calling people (perhaps due to bad phone etiquette — read our guide on etiquette to know what I am talking about) and emailing people. But, Carmen says that the emails are starting at 6am if the Title company is East coast.

Personally, I am tired of this East Coast West Coast rivalry which used to only be in hip hop, but now it’s in the Notary industry. But if you don’t answer your emails at 6am, say good bye to East Coast jobs.

Since 2008, 123notary has tracked people’s phone answering rate in the form of a percentage. However, now, it looks like how fast people answer emails will be the analytic of the future. The sad fact is that my emails typically get ignored. Hmmm. So, how can I find Notaries to give sweet discounts for upgrades if they are ignoring the few people who can help them.

So… you snooze you lose. Be a little more attentive to emails. Check them more often. Or get iPhone alerts for emails, especially if they are from Title companies. Additionally, my guru claims that people should rise before dawn and meditate right at the time when the sun is coming up. It is a state of equilibrium in the atmosphere during this mystical time.

On a final note, one of my most striking memories of 5am was in Darjeeling India. I went to see the sunrise at Mt. Kanchenzhonga (good luck pronouncing that mouthfull). I got up at 3:45, got in a van with some others, and saw the runrise. I remember waiting and waiting. Finally between two peaks a little dot of light inched itself up. Then it went up another inch. And then you could see the entire sun a minute or two later. There was great applause. And then we had mo-mo’s and noodle temtug soup which is a Himalayan favorite. Personally I think that part of the planet is sexist because they have the Himalayas, but not the Heralayas, but maybe with some idealogical counseling they will change their thinking.

In the mean time, check your email more often, and when someone says something and then says, “But, don’t lose sleep over it.” consider losing sleep if it means making your daily pay.



  1. The flip side of this issue is that getting little sleep probably will result in more errors.

    Comment by Kenneth Edelstein — April 22, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

  2. Great article, thank you. People have no idea of the impact of getting up early and reviewing your goals have on your life. But at the same time make sure you go to sleep on time and get enough sleep, because it a major health and mental issue. Thanks for sharing

    Comment by Guesly P Germain — June 14, 2019 @ 6:12 pm

  3. I am a morning person, I get up by 5. I enjoy the quietness of the morning. I have my coffee and go through my email and texts. I have found that some companies put the closing request out in the middle of the night, so I jump right on it. I am not a night owl, so I get my 8 hrs. Sleep.

    Comment by Arlene Mills — June 15, 2019 @ 11:16 am

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