There are many people in our society today that have followed the standard pathway of school-degree-career to find success, just like I did after listening to my mom (love you mom!) does that sound familiar? I eventually found myself on the slow ascent of the corporate ladder and it was not going as fast as I would have liked. So, I decided that there had to be a better or different way to earn an income (other than getting a second job) – reading countless books I found real estate as a common theme in all these wealth building books. What I found was that there are 3 pillars of wealth that have been the common denominator for all highly successful people:
- Real estate (the most common – think Trump, Marriot hotels, Hilton)
- Stocks (warren buffet)
- Businesses (Microsoft and bill gates, Steve jobs)
I didn’t know squat about picking stocks, however I had a small business before college so I decided that real estate was the pathway to greater wealth/financial freedom. During my reading I got invited to a 2 hour seminar about real estate, which led to a 3 day bootcamp that showed me all the ways one could make in real estate. Excited and a little scared I ventured off into the woods waving my flag around saying “look at me I’m doing real estate!” At this point I had some successes to be sure, some failures to go along with them and had a hell of a lot of learning and fun along the way.
I had not done a lot of personal development, mindset work, or seminars to support the most important thing in business/entrepreneurship – the 6 inches between my ears! Once I put a bit more work into this area I realized that my real estate business was not doing as well as it could of because I did not have a well defined direction or WHY. Let’s be clear: I had financial goals, things that I wanted, life experiences that I wanted to achieve but a lack of a solid reason for why I was in business.
After attending a mastermind group and working with a coach I stumbled upon the true reason behind why I was doing what I was doing, what truly drove me forward and could help me stay motivated even during the harshest of storms in the business—- helping other people reach their financial goals so they can have the lifestyle they have always wanted and have more time off. Coming to this conclusion has changed my business and life forever! I get up every morning excited to help people learn how to invest in real estate (and now other businesses as well) to get killer returns, and show those that want to get their hands dirty how to build a successful real estate business from the ground up faster and with less mistakes than they can on their own.
Having clarity around the purpose behind your business/career/life’s work filters down through everything you do, your marketing, how you interact with clients, customer service – love your customers! Taking a page from Scott schilling “Learn to love people or you shouldn’t be in business!” I agree with this statement 100% you have to adopt a customer first mindset to create true win-win outcomes. What is your why? Email call or post to our socials and let us know what your why is! I would love to hear your stories.
To your success,