I have found in the real estate business that there are two kinds of people, the “doers” and the “wannabes”. There are folks who get up every morning with a clear and defined direction who want to make their business work no matter what it takes. Then there are the folks out there who go to seminars and buy books and tapes and do absolutely nothing.
I used to be one of those folks who did absolutely nothing, for almost a year in fact. There were two main things that held me back. One was lack of focus and the other was the fear monster. You can absolutely tame both. I am living proof that you can. The biggest change that occurred for me finally was the desire to succeed and to get back all the money we had spent on courses and seminars.
I discovered that there were some easy ways to get focused and get on track. One was to find the specific reason I wanted to succeed. For me it was to get back the money I had already spent and to get rid of a job I hated. For you it may be putting money away for your kid’s education, taking a trip you’ve always wanted to take or maybe becoming involved in charities you want to support. Whatever that reason is for you, commit it to paper and to those around you.
You can also enlist the help of your local real estate club or a mentor to stay on track. Even if people around you are telling you it won’t work, don’t let them “steal your dreams”. Only you can make the decision to be financially free. I know that lots of our friends and family members thought we were crazy to want to do this business. I’m glad I didn’t listen! Hang around with like minded people, wherever you can find them. Hang around with people who make more money than you do. Some of it is bound to stick to you. Enlist the help of your spouse and children while growing your real estate business. There are lots of things they can do to help and you’ll get a feeling of team work which will keep you moving forward.
Do whatever it is you need to do to keep moving in a positive direction. Don’t let the naysayers get you down. They just want to keep you where they are. You have a right to live the kind of life you want so get out there and do it!