Am I Cut Out for This?

It is easy to get sucked into a sales pitch from the stage or a webinar. It is not as easy to be successful doing whatever it was they sold you. Selling from the stage or from a webinar is a skill that is taught. It is psychologically engineered to lower your resistance and encourage you to buy. Watch for the pattern. You’ll see it regularly.

But that’s history. The money is spent, your enthusiasm has lost its glow, and hard reality is starting to set in. What can you do about it?

First, you can ask yourself if this is something you are COMMITTED to doing UNTIL YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL. “Committed” means you will do whatever it takes. It is not the same as “want to” or “would like to” or “going to try it.” It means you are willing to do the hard work, get up early, go to bed late, do things you hate, WHATEVER, for as long as it takes!

So, ask yourself, “Am I committed to being successful at this?”There is no half way on this. Either you are and you know it…or you aren’t. If you waffled or came in at anything less than 100% committed to success, it’s a good bet you will not succeed at anything like the level you are dreaming about…if at all. You need to decide: Am I willing to throw more good money after bad? Am I willing to throw more of my time and energy after something that won’t work anyway? If you are not committed, you may want to just count the money as tuition for the lesson you learned and quit before you spend any more.

Now note: I did not ask if you are brilliant at it, or capable of teaching it, or even if you think you can learn it. It starts with COMMITMENT. If you are committed, you WILL be successful! It’s that simple. You may need some help. You may need to do things you don’t like to do. You may struggle. You may fail at first. Or you may be successful right away. There are lots of other factors that affect that. But without commitment, it is going to be hard.

What would it take for you to become committed? That is an option you need to consider, too.

If you are committed, then congratulations on your new venture! I toast your ultimate success! Hire a coach or mentor if you decide you need one. Take more training, read more books, attend more workshops and webinars, whatever you have to do to get the help you need for your success. Just know that if you persist and work hard, success can be yours!


Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

Have you ever noticed that after you take a real estate investing course, you cannot always implement what you thought you learned? You seem to be doing all the right steps, but your success is not happening like the guru described it.

There are many reasons for this. These reasons are much of the motivation for this blog. Being successful at anything is best thought of as a journey, not a destination. We must keep learning, growing, and improving or we will start to decline. You actually have to work to just stand still in a dynamic market. I am on this journey and have been for years. If I can offer some suggestions from what I’ve learned to accelerate your journey, that is my goal. Due to my years as a management consultant and coach for businesses large and small, much of what I will say also applies to entrepreneurs doing many other things.

Look through the archives. There are lots of gems back there that may be just what you need!

I welcome your comments and questions.