The buying and selling processes are stressful. Utilize the Who not How mentality to get things done that you don't really feel like doing, by professionals that focus on getting them done right.
If you work as an open heart sergeon, can you change the oil in your car faster than a mechanic? If you are a gardener, can you frame up a house better than a carpenter? So when you are going through the real estete experience, why wouldn’t you hire the professionals that spend all their time learning the most efficient ways to do it? Whether it is moving house hold belongings with the utmost care, painting, remodeling, setting up your utilites, helping get your kids enrolled for school and so much more!
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."— Winston Churchill
Mindset is pivotal when you are trying to grow your wealth. How you think about money greatly impacts your ability to utilize it’s full potential. Mindset is an attitude more than a mere perspective. In order to improve your mindset, you need to be intentional about what you allow in your brain space. Reading books, listening to podcasts, audiobooks, and choosing the right people in your circle - all affect your mindset.
If you believe that you are the sum of the five people you surround yourself with, well then who you choose to do life with should be one of those people. Most of us don’t even realize that we have full control of who we let into our lives. But you do! Relationship isn’t just about others, it’s about ourselves as well. How we choose to treat ourselves and others. Going back to the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” If you are married, making sure your marriage is thriving. In order for anyone to be successful you have to be able to support your partner. The way you treat your children, if you have any. To truly see a person’s true self, look at how they treat those closest to them. Do they value them? Do they respect them? Do they encourage and uplift others? This will mold who you will become in the future.
You don’t have to have a lot of money to be an investor. You do need to be smart with money. This goes hand in hand with mindset. If you are financially struggling or successful, an evaluation of why would be extremely beneficial. If you are always without money, think about why. Do you not have enough coming in? Do you spend frivolously? Likewise, if your income is sufficient but not enough to go outside of the living expenses. Even if you have a lot of money coming in, but it’s sitting in a low interest account - not working for you. How are you at managing your finances? You have to first be financially faithful with little, to be financially free with much. We do not believe in living within our means, but rather making sure our means can keep up with the way we choose to live.
In other words, how do you scale! To scale is about tracking success and developing your business. Creating and building systems that will take your business to the next level. In the growth stage it’s about generating consistent revenue, avoiding stall-points, smart investments, team building and establishing a target. Once you identify the target, we work backwards to identify milestones. When investing in real estate, building your portfolio, deciding how active you want to be is important. There are many avenues of investing passively. It is important to know what those avenues are and who can best advise on them.
When your business becomes consistently profitable, most people start to slack. But this is a common mistake that most failed millionaires make. Comfortability is equivalent to stagnant. This does not only refer to the Growth or business building section, but to mindset and relationship as well. As you grow, you want to make sure you stay true to your values. Never losing sight of who you are as a person. Never stop educating yourself! Keep reading, listening and growing. There is always something new to learn. Find a mentor to keep you accountable. Maintaining this optimal way of thinking and living are going to ensure future success and livelihood.