Like… are you fearful of doing real estate transactions?
Like… maybe you’re not sure you can do this thing?
Or maybe you think, “What if I do [WHATEVER YOU’RE AFRAID OF DOING] and it doesn’t work?”
(The answer is “So what? Now what?” Then you move on.)
For example, say you want to do real estate investing, which means you need to make offers, but you’re afraid to write your first offer.
Hey, totally understood.
You should have seen me the first time I ever wrote an offer!!
It was a literal roller coaster of emotions… and that’s what I talk about in my recent livestream. Give it your attention now. Click below:
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In this livestream replay, you’ll see a reference at the end about a LIVE MasterClass that I did. (But you guessed it. Because this is a replay, that class is over.)
What I learned after writing my first offer is that it’s only an invitation for a conversation… which helped me move forward past my fears.
Does the doubt and fear ever go away?
It’s a question I get a lot.
People figure the doubt and fear go away after you’ve done your first deal. Truth is… probably not. (Or at least not fully. The anxiety is part of our life’s experience and you can’t get away from it all the way.)
Because you are going to be doing more and more deals, and then the deals will get bigger and a bit more complicated, you will always have some level of anxiety.
So what? Don’t let it stop you.
Keep moving forward.
In fact, let it drive you forward toward your goals.
You don’t have to be some sort of brainiac or superhero to get deals done and reach your goals through real estate investing.
But you do have to learn to be okay with getting a few “NO” responses before getting to your first “YES.” Then getting more “YES” responses will be a whole lot easier, because you will be learning as you move forward and building upon your skills.
If you want a little inspiration to get you to this point, give this episode of my podcast a listen. It’s one in an 8-part series:
Here is the one question that will help you calm your doubts and fears…
Ask yourself, “Am I willing to find out?”
If it’s NO, that’s okay, but most of the time you won’t know the answer so why not do that thing you fear so much anyway?
Let’s take this livestream thing, for example..
For me it was something so new and foreign that I wasn’t sure it would work out or not… but I was willing to find out.
Well, it’s working out for me and my team on a grand scale! We are reaching more and more people through this cool platform.
Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun for me.
It was that way when I first started podcasting, too. I wasn’t sure it would work out, but I was willing to find out.
You’ll probably agree that we have a great podcast.
Here’s an episode from months ago on dealing with your fears (because it’s something I talk about in different ways from time to time).
Frankly, before we started creating videos to upload to our YouTube channel we were in all-new territory.
We’ve been doing it for about three years now and, again, you’ll have to agree we kinda rock at it! I gotta give a shout out here to my video guys. They’re great to work with and turn out high-quality videos for me.
But you can judge for yourself.
Take a look at this video that resides on our YouTube channel that shows you why you shouldn’t be afraid to make your first offer:
The deal is… where we tried something new we didn’t do things perfectly.
We had a lot of failure events.
But the more practice, drilling and rehearsal we did, the better we got at delivering… well, our deliverables. (YouTube videos, marketing, blogs, livestreams, our online Q & A with J show and literally everything else.)
Simply, what’s going on that causes the doubt, fear and overpowering anxiety before you do something new (and you’re thinking about it a whole bunch so it spins in your head on a never-ending loop) is that you don’t have any reference points… YET.
If you don’t have those reference points for something new you’re about to try, well, you have to move forward anyway and learn as you go. Then you’ll get those reference points. (It’s called a learning curve.)
When dealing with things of great impact, like building your business and bumping up your income, your emotions go way up. That means your levels of logic go way down.
That’s okay if you understand what’s happening. Then you can wrestle the emotional responses to the ground and approach issues in a logical way.
As you get to know Cash Flow Diary better, you’ll hear a few things repeatedly.
For example, I tell you to “fail fast, fail forward and fail frequently.”
Hey, I’m not the first person to say this. It happens to be part of the formula for success, no matter what you’re doing.
You’ll also hear me say, “Any excuse will do.”
In other words, if you are fearful of doing something new… of learning new skills that if you were actually to put in the time and effort is takes to learn those skills and apply them… any excuse will do to keep you from moving forward.
Here’s a quick video I did talking about overcoming learning curves so you can earn money quickly:
The truth is we will create roadblocks that support our doubts and fears, so we won’t have to drive through them.
Hey, that’s just human nature.
For example, you can tell me that you would love to learn real estate investing strategies so you could earn WAY more income and literally change your life’s path (and the lives of your loved ones) IF ONLY you had more time… or IF ONLY you didn’t have to run the kids around town… or IF ONLY you didn’t have a full-time job and are tired… or whatever.
My response to that line of thinking is, “Okay. If not now… when? If not you… who?”
I’ll leave you with that important question.
And when you’re ready to put your doubts and fears aside to TRY SOMETHING NEW, here’s a great way to start… that can help you earn 6 figures by this time next year.