The #1 Thing You Must Have To Be a Real Estate Entrepreneur and How To Know When You Have It!

So, what do you need to be the biggest, baddest, best real estate entrepreneur you can be?

It’s really pretty simple.

It’s called gaining “the proper perspective.”

This is something I started thinking about because we keep receiving emails from people who apparently think we should give them free education because they “deserve” it because they’ve been through tough times.

Wow…

[tweet “You don’t “deserve” anything; you have to be willing to work for what you want.”]

First, there’s a whole lotta “free” education right here on this website.

It comes in the form of killer articles that are jam-packed with great, usable information as well as lots and lots and lots of videos on Periscope, Facebook and YouTube (as well as this site).

Second, and I don’t know how to say this nicely, no one is owed anything in this life.

[tweet “No one is “owed” anything in this life.”]

Typically we have to work hard up front and put in the time it takes (however long that may be) to learn the new skills we need to do that thing we keep telling people we want to do.

Whew… I get a little hot under the collar with this topic.

As usual, this is such an important subject that I did a livestream on it. You can actually call this a bit of a rant, which once you watch you’ll understand.

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So why do I say it’s perspective that you need?

You need to gain perspective on where you’re coming from and where you want to be not too long from now.

In your real estate investing and entrepreneurial journey, you need to gain proper perspective on three things…

  • Your Past – Also known as “SO WHAT?! NOW WHAT?!” You may have had a lot of things stacked against you, but that doesn’t entitle you to anything for free. You don’t get a pass on doing the hard work that makes you move your needle forward.

Truth is that the very “bad” situation you’ve lived through is the same thing that will push you forward toward your goals harder and faster than other people who haven’t lived through “bad” events in life.

I know what I’m talking about… because I was in a horrible situation and yet I took time to learn how to do this thing called “real estate investing.”

In fact, this is my anniversary month! Yep, this month marks the time every year that I first jumped into investing and started closing deals… closing my first 200 deals faster than I EVER dreamed possible using just 5 sheets of paper. (Really, it’s 3 documents that add up to 5 sheets.)

If you want these 5 sheets of paper, you can download them right here: www.cashflowdiary.com/5sheets

[tweet “Celebrate with me. This month marks my anniversary of getting into real estate investing!”]
  • Your Present – While it might be easy to say you’re okay with your past, if your focus is on all you can’t do and all the things you don’t have right now… you won’t do well reaching your goals.

You have to say “even though” you’ve been dealt a hard hand you can still work to get to your stated goals. “Even though” you’re going through X, Y and Z, you’re going to stay the path, learn the skills and do what you came to achieve.

Here’s the deal… you really can reach your goals when you have a proper perspective on your present situation. In fact, you can start by being grateful that you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth or that you have faced tough economic times.

You will appreciate the good times and great income that much more when you get there.

[tweet “Living through tough times makes you appreciate the good times even more!”]

Want an example? Okay. Let’s look at my story…

At the time I got into real estate investing, I can easily say I felt like the deck was stacked against me. My wife was very, very ill; I ended up injuring myself to the point I couldn’t walk and talk at the same time; our family home was foreclosed, on which we learned when I spotted a very large notice taped to our front door; we couldn’t gather $75 to save our souls because we didn’t have the skills then to do it; and we had to rely on family to help us survive. (That was in a very short span of time, BTW.)

If you want a better understanding of where my family and I were when I first got into real estate investing, give this your attention:

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The point is even though my past wasn’t something to brag about and at that time my present wasn’t stellar, I made a choice. I made a DECISION (which means to cut off other paths) to become a full-time real estate investor.

I didn’t know what that meant fully at the time, but I was WILLING TO LEARN. And because my back was against the proverbial wall, I didn’t have a choice but to make it work. So I did. (Had my circumstances been better I might not have tried so hard to learn what I needed to learn to get where I wanted to be.)

  • Your Future – Decide what is REALLY possible for you to achieve. You may not be able to obtain those goals right now at this very moment, because we have to be willing to change and learn new skills so you can become that person who can achieve that success!
[tweet “To reach your goals of success means becoming the person who can achieve them.”]

You need to learn the new skills because that’s the only way you ever will turn into the person you need to be to reach your goals.

This is a bit of deep subject, but I talk about become the person you want to be in a lot of my presentations and videos. Here’s something that might give you a better understanding of what I’m talking about…

Open your mind to allow the future results you want to flood in.

Without the proper perspective in those three areas (past, present and future) you feel like you are owed something because of your past, you feel like you’re disadvantaged in the present and you don’t see any room for improvement in your future… and that’s a challenge.

Truth is… THERE IS ROOM for you in the marketplace.

You can overcome your personal challenges, your past and anything going on in your present. But you probably haven’t collected enough thank-you notes (a.k.a., big fat checks) yet that proves you can do this thing called real estate investing.

[tweet “There IS room for you in the marketplace, so grab your seat!!”]

When you collect your very first check (also lovingly called “shut up checks” around here, because that’s what makes the Negative Nellies in our lives finally shut up), suddenly you’ll understand that the only thing that was holding you back from doing it all along was, well, you…

  • If you expect others to step up and give you a hand out, you won’t make it.
  • If you expect others to help you simply because you’ve endured tough times, you won’t make it.
  • If you refuse to take the time to learn the new skills you need to reach the goals you say you want so badly, you won’t make it.

BUT if you show a willingness to learn…

…if you truly take the time to learn just a few new skills…

…if you focus your attention on what you can achieve rather than what you don’t have or don’t know at this very minute…

…if you really want to become that successful, income-producing person you see in your head…

…you will do just fine!

Why not start today, right now, with this

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