Last week I had a humbling and somewhat nostalgic experience that taught me an important lesson – a lesson that I’m certain will be helpful to you, too!
2 People, Same Opportunity, VERY Different Results….WHY?
Last week I attended a 4-day seminar, and while I was there I met a lady who had met me in November, 2008, at the 2nd real estate seminar that I’d ever attended. In 2008, I was 22 and as green as green can be, in terms of real estate investing…and just about everything else. To the best of my knowledge, that seminar marked the beginning of this lady’s real estate career as well.
Fast-forward to last week, almost 7 years later, and from what I could gather, she’s done a handful of deals, and now my wife and I are having back-to-back 6-figure profit months, doing TONS of deals. WHY?
I’m sure that this lady was at LEAST as intelligent as I am (that doesn’t take much!), and we both received the same education, but one of us is rather successful but the other isn’t so much. Why?
Here’s the Answer:
Now, you say I got “lucky” (there’s no such thing as luck, only divine providence and cause & effect) in a multitude of ways, but here’s what a number of self-help authors say about luck: “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” That’s so true!
Here’s the answer to the question I keep asking, “WHY?” – Action. Taking action is KEY, yes, the most important key, to your success. “But Jim, that’s worthless if I don’t take the right action!” Taking the right action is important, but here’s what I know: I know that if you simply take consistent action, you will naturally figure out what the right actions are to grow your business.
I’m told that a rocket launched from earth going to the moon spends 98% of its time OFF-course! That’s crazy! But here’s the thing: the rocket gets to the moon! Why? Because little adjustments are constantly being made to its course, and that’s how you should view your real estate investing business – always being mindful of adjustments that you should make that will help get you to your final (or next) destination.
Why this Matters to You
The next 7 years are going to pass, regardless of what you make of them, so why not make the most of them? Do today, and every day, what will move you forward to your goals. Take constant and massive action towards the achievement of your goals. Plan, learn, DO, and adjust whatever is necessary to grow your business, and before you know it, you’ll have “overnight” success – a handful of years from now.
Thanks for reading this, and I hope that you got some motivation and encouragement in the growing of your business! If you got value from this, share it around by clicking the social buttons on this page!
To YOUR Success,
Jim “JimmyZ” Zaspel
P.S. – Wanna know the MOST important part of taking action in real estate investing? Finding motivated sellers! Check out this FREE webinar I recorded “29 Ways to Find Motivated Sellers.”