Recently I was asked to do an interview with my friend and fellow real estate investor Al Jones. Al is a minister as well as a real estate investor in Orlando, Florida. It was great getting to spend some time talking real estate with Al, and also hearing about his business and some of the challenges he faces.
One of the things we talked about, was that many of the women he knows just don't believe they can do this business. That is not simply true! He says that they lack the basic confidence to even begin. I believe that we have all known that kind of fear at sometime in our life.
So what separates the ones who ultimately succeed from the rest?
I think it all boils down to one thing; “We feel the fear but do it anyway”. You have to be willing to walk through the fire and know that you will come out on the other side. If your confidence needs a boost, check out this article “Success Is A State of Mind” after watching the interview.
So how do you do that?
I believe that it comes down to three main things:
- First of all, you have to get some education, and you can get if without spending a lot of money. You can get books and DVD's at the library. There also are a wealth of blogs like this one and sites like BiggerPockets.com where you can get a great education completely free. Become a “life long learner”.
- Secondly, you need to find a mentor; someone that can help you when the paralyzing fear sets in. One of the best places to find a mentor is at your local REIA (Real Estate Investors Association). Just look online for a list of all of the real estate clubs in your area.
- Finally, you absolutely must take action. Nothing will happen if you don't take consistent, focused action. Just take baby steps toward your goal, and you will get there. Read the rest of this entry →