Real Estate Newbies I learned a valuable lesson I’d like to Share with You

I learned a valuable lesson today that I’d like to share with every newbie in any niche, especially real estate.

Today I was helping out a friend of mine who has a laptop and doesn’t know how to open his email so I help him out when he needs it. I’ve been trying to teach him to open his own email so he can have more independence but he’s still intimidated by the process.

Anyway, he is also an entrepreneur wanna be and always talking about making the big money in this venture or that one. Today I was opening his email and he checked it and then he wanted me to go to different websites — one for a pharmacy, one for a voip – voice over internet protocol phone, and a government site for auctions. I kept asking him what he wanted to do – he just kept saying “I gotta do something that’s gonna make me some big money”.

OMG! I realized who I was looking at – MYSELF! My friend showed me myself – someone who was willy nilly all over the place and not concentrating on one thing at a time until success was reached.

This is the same thing J.F. Straw speaks about. ┬áTo sum it up, he points out that you have to FOCUS on ONE THING – one business, one idea to success. Without this focus you will never achieve the success you so desire.

I realized that today because he was driving me crazy having me go from one site to another and I kept asking him what he was looking for and he was just looking and not focusing. That was me until now… I realize that from watching my friend that if I don’t get a mentor – a guide to my success – for my idea, venture, etc. I will never truly achieve the lifestyle I am looking for.

I wanted to say something to him but I didn’t want to come off preachy or judgmental so I just kept my mouth shut and went to the website. Maybe another day I can share this valuable lesson with him.

I’ve learned from this lesson…Have You?


Real Estate Newbies Are You Keeping Up With Everything You Got Going On?

I hope you are because I know I’m not. I have this blog, a squidoo lens, a twitter and facebook account. I don’t know about you all but this is too much for me to handle without a team to support me. That’s why I haven’t done anything including keeping up with this blog properly. I am spread too thin. How about you? Have you even started? If not, that’s ok. Don’t worry about it but at least do one thing and one thing only – a blog, a twitter or facebook account. Pick one thing and stick with it is what I’m learning.

I’m probably going to go through my stuff and delete some accounts and get my mentor in place and start over from that point. Or at least revise some stuff. I probably need to take a step back and get help. Getting help is the hardest thing we all have to do. We’re taught to do everything ourselves and asking for help is a sign of weakness. Well that is the wrong way to think and I’m learning that now.

For example, the other day I went food shopping and I usually get 4 bags of food that I can carry with me. That day I got 7 bags of food and had to separate them into the 4 bags. When I got off the bus, it was entirely too heavy for me to carry. Someone saw me struggling and asked me if I wanted help. For the first time in my life, I admitted out loud “Yes, I need help”. The next thing I knew, a nice gentleman came to assist me. I carried two bags and he carried two bags and I got home quicker than I would have if I had refused the help and struggled by myself. That was the first time in my life that I accepted help from someone else. It was so much easier with help than without it.

I’ve been taking my time and putting my plan together to get the help that I need to move from a j-o-b to building a business. How about you?