The Scary (But Needed) Real Estate Roller Coaster Ahead
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.
A hard fact of life:
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!
But the other (very shiny) side of that coin:
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…
Everyone Has Problems
—Champions Embrace Them
We all know life can be a roller coaster of ups and downs, and crushing it big in your real estate ventures is no exception. But—and here's the real kicker—ultimately it's how we handle the ‘downs’ that reveals who we really are.
Personally, I have rarely (if ever) enjoyed a big, fat win in my business or personal life that hasn’t been shortly followed with (or even accompanied by) an equally big, fat challenge.
But it never fails: Each and every time I go through something like this, when I finally emerge on the other side of whatever challenge I’m facing, the growth is simply undeniable. I have a new understanding and can now 10x that specific part of my life.
Every. Single. Time.
I get stronger after pushing through to other side.
So Why be an Angry Elf?
These days anymore so many people seem to enjoy shaking their angry fists up in the air, and shouting on Facebook or wherever else, “Argh! Why me!?! What did I do to deserve this? This just makes me so mad!?!”
Here's the missing link: These mistakes… the gaffes and blunders… even straight-up sucker punches of your life… Each and every time they happen, you’ve been given a rare opportunity.
When something bad happens seemingly out of nowhere, you have 3 basic choices, either:
- Let it destroy you,
- Let it define you, or
- Let it sharpen you.
Think about that for a second—you get to choose. You can let misfortune (i) soil your attitude and suck the wind from your sails, or (ii) you can extract value, learn lessons, sharpen yourself more, and become a better you afterward.
“Problems” have made me who I am!
You can choose the same.
So here's the deal: Ultimately it comes down to recovery, stamina and growth—your ability to pick back up, and press on through inevitable obstacles, setbacks and BS I guarantee is waiting for you, and most importantly be sharpened by them—this may very well be the most important common thread between the bulk of successful high-performers that I have studied and had the privilege to be mentored by.
If you are going through a challenge right now, I hope this finds you well.
PS. Another favorite quote of mine:
“A ship is safe in harbor, but it's not what ships are made for.”
Be the captain of your ship. And when storms come, embrace it as part of the adventure you signed up for, and become an even better captain through the experience. It starts with paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, as these are what dictate your actions.
Talk to me…
How's this apply to your own struggle? Ever faced a sudden storm, unseen pitfall or got sucker-punched in your real estate adventures? Did it crush you, or make you better? Let's here yours…
I have a situation, I have been runnng my Hot Dog Cart business for 14 years, In 2020 due to covid I was forced to shut down with the hopes that soon I could re-open. That “soon” turned into 2 years. In Oct of 2021, I got my Real Estate Sales Associate llicense in the hopes that I could transition to a new business. That proved to be very, very difficult. As a newbee, not knowing all of the current technology on the computer, and changes in how Realtors get thier buyers and sellers, Contracts on line, etc, I haven’t been able to catch up/on.
I May of 2022, low and behold, I was given the green light to re-open my business. I’ts been great, lots of sales, old customers happy to see me there again and overall doing well. But it’s a 7 day a week business with no time for too much else. I’m trying to prevent the same thing happening to me again. So instead of knocking on doors trying to get homeowners to list with me, I want to try something different in the Real Estae Market.
I hope this program proves to be the nich I am looking for.
Thank you for reading this.
Well said laser focus needed
in 2010 I started trying to find apartment complexes with NO money or credit, had 5 opportunities but they didn’t understand the concept o taking paper for 2 yrs and then let bank refinance note and they get their asking price even if it was too high. I was just trying to get in…..10 years later I looked at the value of those places and want to jump off a cliff for not trying somehow to make those properties mine……………I want to build a minimum of $30k per month passive income.
What are your thoughts on acquiring mobile home parks?