This might hurt a little. And yes, you read it right. I’m calling out a harsh reality…
You. Will. FAIL.
Oh, and also, you weren’t likely credible to start with.
And that’s… (deep breathe here)… OKAY.
The simple fact of the matter is, the sooner you embrace this reality, the easier—and possibly even faster—success will come to you.
I know that sounds weird, so let me explain it.
And btw: This is strongly recommended reading for anyone who feels constantly stymied by the possibly high cost of making mistakes or even an embarrassing failure in your real estate endeavors. And also (especially) for anyone who’s shy about your credibility in real estate investing in the first place—whether because you’re still in a learning curve, or maybe haven’t done many (or any) deals yet.
If this in any way seem possibly familiar, then this bud’s for you. 🍺
Hey, I have an important question to ask you.
Are you ready for it?
Ok, here goes…
I mean, no matter what kind of investing you’re trying to do—wholesaling, fix-and-flip, rentals, whatever…
…are you really committed?
Yes or no.
In my humble (but accurate) view, for most wannabe investors today the answer is a resounding NO. Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
Hey, something I gotta share real quick—a sudden insight I just had after a call with a guy I’m currently mentoring…
Contrary to public opinion sometimes, I have challenges. Just like anyone else. Difficulties, hardships, sucker-punches, or whatever you want to call them. I got ’em.
Just because someone has reached a lifestyle you desire does not mean they don’t have obstacles and problems anymore. Heck, they only get bigger!
Solving bigger problems and fighting bigger battles means you’re playing at a bigger level.
So honestly, I don’t want to fight small battles and make small decisions—I want big decisions and problems to fix. Consider… Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
Hooray for you – we’re giving away another freebie today! Not only will you get to swipe a goodie from us, but I’ve also got an awesome video for you that comprehensively covers what we’re giving away.
Look, there are lots of letters of intent available out there. You could even create one for yourself and consult with your attorney before using it.
But why reinvent the wheel?
We’ve already done all the heavy lifting for you. (You’re welcome!) I still suggest you cover your butt and run this document by your attorney before using it, but it’s our letter of intent of choice – and it’s worked for us for years.
It’s simple, matter-of-fact and to the point. And, you’ll notice it’s only 1 page. That’s intentional. That way sellers can quickly understand exactly what we’re offering them.
You probably dreamed of being a superhero when you were a kid, right? I mean who didn’t, right?
So while I’m still around waiting for some X-ray vision and maybe an invisibility cloak (admit it, you’d love these too), the current reality is that I’m still just me, JP Moses, Director of Awesome here at Awesome REI.
But here’s something cool: I may not be a superhero yet, but as an adult (most of the time) and seasoned real estate investor (now 17+ years), I know just what it takes to be a Super Investor, which is maybe, kinda the next best thing?
So let’s talk about that for a sec…
Few people realize this, but your ultimate success or failure in real estate has surprisingly little to do with wielding the hottest tactics, the coolest strategies or the sweetest tools in the biz.
The truth is, it’s got almost everything to do with that 6 inches of real estate between your ears–i.e. your Mindset. Yep, it’s those core values, guiding beliefs and personal habits you are (or aren’t) cultivating in your life–your Inner Game–that at the end of the day, will either make or flat out break you in your real estate endeavors.
Today I want to shine the light on five things that will absolutely kill your success to death if you let them. All five have in common…
An all-too familiar tune: Chances are this’ll hit home for you somewhere, on account of it’s five of the most notorious and flagrant offenders that have been stupefying the progress and prosperity of smart, big-dreaming, hardworking folks like you and me since always and forever. I’ve seen it happen literally hundreds of times now firsthand. Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
A surprising, little-known fact:A great deal of people who set out to build a lucrative, thriving real estate investing business… never actually end up accomplishing it.
Me: You heard me.
Not trying to be Debbie Downer here, but in spite of the opportunity aplenty the real estate game has to offer, there’s a rather large number of folks who make an earnest go of it, only to end up failing pretty hard at the end of the day.
I mean, if REI offers this rich path for financial freedom and personal awesomeness (and yes, it sure the heck does), then why the flip would so many of us struggle so hard and fizzle so frequently?
“Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues, and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results. I believed that if I precisely duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results that they had.” –Tony Robbins
Re-read that if you need to. It’s pretty profound really.
And after 16+ years in the real estate game and personally knowing hundreds of investors now, I can attest that it’s just as true for real estate investors as anyone else….
What’s more–and most people don’t realize this–but there’s actually a surprisingly specific path that pretty much everyone who makes it big in this game ends up walking–kind of an ‘essential life cycle’ for successful real estate investors. Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
So let me ask you: Why are you even doing this?
I mean, why are you even in real estate investing in the first place? What first sparked your interest and made you decide to choose this path versus some other one? What is it that motivates you to keep going?
Or even better question: When things get super discouraging, or frustrating, or weird, or bone-crunchingly hard, what is it that gets you back on track and keeps you focused and pressing on? What keeps you getting out of bed early with excitement and passionately awake inspired at night?
Maybe you’ve already faced something that’s sent you reeling or sucker punched you and sent you flying off the tracks entirely, like…
⇾ Overwhelm or info overload
⇾ Bright shiny objects yanking you all over the place
⇾ Fear of making big, expensive, painful mistakes
⇾ ‘Negative Nancies’ or other challenging people in your life
⇾ Confusion about the right direction or next steps to take
⇾ Money wasted with no results, or even deals gone bad
⇾ Disillusionment, distraction, despair or other head junk
The fact of the matter is, this stuff is pretty typical in the life span of most investors… but it’s also a merciless dream killer… or an outright death dealer for far too many of us.
But here’s the really great news: When crap happens like this, there’s one potent thing that’ll let you tap reserves of energy, focus, determination and courage you didn’t even know you had, when you need them the most.