Sometimes it just takes hearing a single sentence from someone to dramatically increase your success as an investor. You may hear it in a seminar, in a real estate club meeting, read it in a book, or maybe a friend or colleague says it in random conversation. But for whatever reason, that one sentence sticks with you and you replay it in your mind daily, weekly, monthly or a couple times a year. However often you replay it, it makes a significant difference in your decision making every time you work a deal. Want more articles like this? Create an account today to get BiggerPocket's best blog articles delivered to your inbox Sign up for free So what is that single piece of advice you couldn’t survive without? I don’t want a paragraph piece of advice, I just want your one-liners! You can explain your one-liner in a paragraph if you want, but I want the focus to be on the one-liner that rings in your head on a regular basis with your real estate dealings. To jump-start, I’ll share four that I think of so regularly it’s crazy! If the investment is right, the money will come. Heard at a three-day Rich Dad Poor Dad weekend seminar. Total for that seminar- $595. Worth of that line being stuck in my head for every deal- priceless. I think about this line every time a potential deal is on the table. First rule of real estate investing: don’t lose money! Said by a fellow investor. Seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how often reminding yourself of this will actually keep you away from a bad deal! Same as the last one, I think about this line every time a potential deal is on the table. Don’t take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade shoes with. Probably my favorite and I have no idea where I heard it. This line plays in my head almost daily, even outside of real estate investing. If any on the planet decides to “suggest” I do something in some way, I first consider whether I would trade shoes with that person. If I wouldn’t, I’m doubtfully going to take their advice. If you are living above your means, increase your means. Robert Kiyosaki says this in a lot of his books. It took me a while to understand it for some reason, but now I think of it at least weekly anytime I wonder whether I should spend money on any particular thing or activity. If I want it that bad, go for it, but plan to do another real estate deal to pay for it! What are the one-liners that have stuck with you since you heard them and couldn’t live without?