How are your decisions going today? I hope you find yourself making decisions left and right. Do you feel great or what? As I said the other day, making simple decisions is great practice for becoming a skilled real estate investor. As an investor you will be bombarded with choices all day long. (if you didn’t read the post and you want to you can click here).
Make no mistake, redirecting your brain is a lot of work. And If you don’t have a compelling reason to do the work, your brain will talk you out of it. The awesome thing about taking the time to do this kind of work, is that it is applicable to ALL aspects of your life. Not just becoming a successful real estate investor. You may start trying to master your mind to become a successful investor but you’ll be able to take this new skill and apply it wherever you need to. When I was primarily just a real estate agent and had not transitioned to an investor yet, I had a coach named Brian Buffini. He was excellent. I followed his system that was geared towards becoming a top selling real estate agent. One of the things he did as part of his program was to bring in motivational speakers. Zig Ziglar was one of my all time favorites. A phrase Zig would say often is the following, “You have to BE before you can DO, and you have to DO before you can HAVE.” I am not sure if he was the first to coin this phrase. I have heard many variations of it since my first encounter with it. What I can tell you is I found a pattern. All of the successful people I follow, will say something along these lines. BE, DO, HAVE, in that order.
This is why I am so passionate about the BE. Put 80% of your time into you. Who are you? What do you tell yourself? How do you treat others? As you work in this space and learn to master your mind, you will find that you have all the skills necessary to DO and HAVE the things you want. I already know you have all the skills you need to be successful as a real estate investor. The trick is, you need to know this for yourself. And it is okay if it takes 1 day, 3 week, 2 months, 1 year, or longer. You are not in a race or competition with anyone. Take your time because the journey is well worth it.