How many emails, calls and meetings have you done since reading my last blog? For 10 months I was eating peanut butter and drinking $1 gas station coffees in order to survive. During those depressed times, I was still committing to the numbers daily until my breakthrough moment came. Today, I find myself talking and working with investors from all over the world. I just finished a Skype call with investors from Madagascar and Dubai. We have also been entertaining one of our awesome UK investors for the past 3 days here in Toledo. It has been a “pressed for time” kind of week for us so I hope you still enjoy this blog even though it was composed and submitted last second.
Let’s get into it…
I was reading the other day how experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. We all know that ONE thought. The moment of inspiration where your heart is pumping, your dreams are expanding and for a split second, you experience the feeling of SUCCESS. However, the next thought after that is doubt, fear, and failure. The “what if?”
As some of you may know, we have been looking for an individual to become a part of our company and also to believe in the same bigger picture and vision that we do.
Those who know me well and follow my blogs and posts can vouch for the fact that I always emphasize that it comes down to establishing trust and relationships with the right people more so than focusing on the stats and demographics of a particular area or deal.
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The Importance of Making Decisions & Taking Action
With that being said, I would like to bring to your attention to an individual who possessed many of the traits found within our ad, along with two key characteristics found within this blog. This individual that we have decided to take on board and name “The Kid” is now on his way to achieving his goals and dreams.
“The Kid” made a DECISION and took ACTION.
This kid made a decision to leave college; he took a similar path I went down. People may look down on you and think you’re going nowhere in life because you are different or your beliefs are unattainable to them. I was told that I would end up under a bridge. How wrong were they?
It’s what happens next that can make or break an individual.
They say that you need to be very cautious about a warrior trapped in the corner. Desperate times call for desperate measures. His decision after putting formal education on the back burner was to achieve success through real estate.”The Kid” was literally stalking us daily, from sending emails to cold calling our office. He was reaching out to us because of his desperation to grow and learn. Without making a decision and taking action, life can and will come to a halt. You must create opportunity, not wait for it.
If you want to improve your lifestyle and exceed your standards of living, one must adapt to change, and that means making decisions and taking action as soon as the idea has been thought. Do not procrastinate. This kid came to me knowing there was a better life for him. What he was doing now simply was not good enough. And not what he wanted to do. Many people live life like this day in and day out. They have those thoughts that inspire and get their heart pumping (like we mention above), but they fail in taking action on a decision they might have made.
Please take serious consideration into the following. Make a decision today, take immediate action on that decision, and have faith in the process. Accept that no matter what happens, every experience is a good experience. Learn and grow.
I’ll leave you with the following quotes:
“Being average is a plan for failure.”
“It’s impossible, ” said pride.
“It’s risky,” said experience.
“It’s pointless,” says reason.
“Give it a try,” whispered the heart.
When in your real estate career have you put it all on the line and made a decision to take action?
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