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5 Sentences Real Estate Investors MUST Avoid for Success [Video!]

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The real estate investing world is full of long lists. As bloggers and real estate writers, we love to write lists. We have lists of things to do daily. Lists of things to do monthly. Lists of things to say. Lists of things not to say. Lists of things to do and even lists of things not to do. I think you get the point!

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As the owner of one of the top turnkey real estate companies in the country, I am lucky that I get to have a lot of interaction with investors. I love talking with other investors, no matter their experience level. What is surprising is that all of us can get into little ruts where we need reminders. No matter our experience level in life or investing, these ruts can hit us in all aspects of our lives, and they can affect our mindset.

I was recently asked a question from a real estate investor about mindset. They were questioning their own inability to get over the hump and stay motivated, positive, and moving forward. The grind was wearing on them, and they were questioning whether or not to keep moving forward as an investor.

Related: 5 All-Too-Common Excuses That Keep Investors From Succeeding

Much of the issue had to do with the language they were using. I jotted ideas down during our conversation that turned into a video that I thought many other investors could use. Grab a pad and pen, and jot down these five sentences that you need to avoid if you want to be successful, not simply as an investor, but in anything you take on in life!

Related: Confessions of a Hesitant Investor: How I Let Go of Excuses, Took a Chance & Started Buying Property

5 Sentences Real Estate Investors Must Avoid

Successful people, not just successful real estate investors, are very careful with their words. They make sure to let these words come out of their mouths. They also surround themselves with people who avoid this language as well. Here are the five sentences you MUST AVOID!

  1. “I am too busy.”
  2. “I do not have enough experience.”
  3. “I am waiting for the right time.”
  4. “I don’t have the money.”
  5. “I can’t!”

If you can avoid or remove these sentences, phrases, and even thoughts, you will be putting your mindset in the right frame and pointing yourself in the right direction.

What phrases do you avoid as a successful real estate investor?  

Be sure and share below for all of the readers to compile an incredible resource for other readers to turn to when they need a little reminder.

Chris Clothier began building his rental portfolio in 2003 as a successful entrepreneur looking to diversify his investments. He quickly gravitated toward passive investing, establishing a portfoli...
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    Alex D. Rental Property Investor from Honolulu, HI
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Great!! I really enjoyed reading. I bookmarked this. Thank you!!
    Chris Clothier Rental Property Investor from memphis, TN
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks for your comments Alex! All the best to you – Chris
    Chris Clothier Rental Property Investor from memphis, TN
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks for your comments Alex! All the best to you – Chris
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Hello Chris, Thanks for all the good advice – it has become very helpful and motivating! Keep writing and posting. From Nancy
    Jim Braun
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Great Post Positive mindset is key Reply Report comment
    Jim Braun
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Great Post Positive mindset is key
    Dilip Gandhi from Memphis, Tennessee
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks Chris for details. Recently I saw your vid on bank books. Awesome. Thanks! Dilip
    Charlie Nicholas from Long Beach, California
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Excellent. I am guilty of 4 of the 5!
    Aaron Sdot New to Real Estate from Toledo, OH
    Replied 4 months ago
    One of my closest friends passively mentioned REI once before, about 8 months prior to the pandemic. I passively listened...and for every positive he spoke of I could easily conjure up a negative. And then every single time he talked to me about it, I had prepared a new response: I don't have the time, I don't know anything about REI, I'm wouldn't be a good landlord, I don't have the money, I don't have the patience, I wouldn't know what to do...Until I started researching and studying ways to diversify my know, actually build wealth vs being comfortable (which is ironic because in my peer mentoring classes I preach "the only way to be successful in life is to be comfortable with being uncomfortable"). Started watching video, and reading posts on BP, started talking to my friend more often...and then the light bulb went on. Once I figured out how to do my own analysis, it was over, I was sold. So here I am, totally hooked, doing my due diligence to take my first step...
    Andrew Syrios Residential Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, MO
    Replied 4 months ago
    I mean, if you're getting hassled by someone, "I'm too busy" is OK to say...