Real Estate Newbies Do You Have A Sense of Urgency?

I really wasn’t sure what that meant at first or if I could actually “acquire” it. Then I thought about the fire that I experienced on February 7, 2000. I lost everything including my home. No place to live. The half-way house located across the street let me and my son stay there that night. The next morning I went back to the apartment to see the actual damage. Actually, the living room was fine in that there was no damage except for the apartment being filled with smoke. The bedroom was destroyed. The firemen threw everything out of the window – my clothes, the bedroom furniture – Everything in the room -Gone! At that moment the SENSE OF URGENCY kicked in. I knew that I needed to find a place for me and my son. I stayed with a friend for a few days and then I came to the realization that we needed to go to a shelter in order to get the help I needed. That’s what I initially thought. So into the local shelter we went – only for women and children. This was good because the other shelters were filled with both men and women and I would not have been comfortable going to sleep.

Well, here we are in the shelter and I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find out what I need to do to get us into a new apartment. Social services was of no help. Meaning the social worker who was supposed to help me never showed up to the meeting that I scheduled to get the help I needed. I quickly realized that if anything was going to get done, I had to do it myself. I immediately asked for permission for my son to go to his father’s house so I could move around and not have to worry about him. Permission was granted and I took him to his dad’s. Then I made some calls to find out about the application I had on file in the apartment I am in now to find out how long it would take for me to be able to move down to Atlantic City, NJ. It would take 30 days. So we stayed in the shelter for another 30 days and moved into our apartment on April 1, 2000. I found a job as a medical transcriptionist at the local hospital and attempted to rebuild our lives.

Honestly, that is the only time I can think of that I had a true sense of urgency in my life. I’m sure there were other times but I can’t think of any right now that really moved me such as this situation.

Preston Ely, author of “The New Rich Manifesto” says that you  have to approach everything with a sense of urgency and if you don’t have a sense of urgency you need to develop one. Honestly, I don’t know how to do that but I do remember what it felt like when I experienced the fire. I was in a complete and total state of panic at all times because I was stressed out because I had no home. I don’t think I can do that all day while I’m moving forward to build a better quality of life.

Please share your thoughts on this.

Until next time,

Be Abundant, Be Joyous, Be Prosperous

Real Estate Newbies Are You a Finisher?

Do you complete what you start? I know I haven’t. I’ve started numerous programs – Loral Langemeier’s Wealth Diva Program, multiple affiliate programs, etc. I’ve had no success with the affiliate programs meaning I haven’t sold any of the products that I was intending to sell. I would start but never finish. Even with Loral’s program I didn’t finish. I started off very well as I always do but then something would come up that I wouldn’t want to do or feel comfortable doing and I would find an excuse not to finish. That so sucks. I get angry at myself and then I wonder why I’m not where I want to be. That has to be a big part of it. I take 100% personal responsibility for where I am right now and for where I want to be.

I just read a fabulous report that I would encourage newbies and experienced entrepreneurs to read, “The New Rich Manifesto”. This was created by Preston Ely of http://www.learntowholesale.com. I have read it twice already. It is FANTASTIC. It was so on point. I’m sure you will see yourself in it if you are experiencing any kind of doubt, fear, etc.  I would strongly encourage you to get this report. It’s free; just sign up for it, print it out and sit down in a quiet room for about an hour. It’s a quick and easy read well worth your time.

I do believe that I have to work kinda backwards now meaning that I have to finish what I started before I can maybe successfully move forward. At least that’ s my understanding of it at this moment. That could change as I grow and learn more.

Until next time

Be Well, Be Prosperous, Be Joyous

Real Estate Newbies Are You Using Your Struggle as A Crutch?

I am. I have been thinking for a few days about why I’m so afraid to step out on faith and I asked myself do I believe in myself. I do believe in myself but my fear is holding me back or I’m allowing my fear to hold me back. I know I need to learn to get out of my own way and step forward. Then I said I’m struggling trying to make it work. Well darnit I’ve been struggling for quite some time now and it is time to sh** or get off the pot. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m going to find a way to get what I want – now. I realize that I’m afraid to be in the spot light. I’m afraid to be the center of attention. I am truly an introvert. However, this will not serve me in my quest to be an entrepreneur. I have to learn to move past this. I’ve found that I’ve been holding on to my struggle like a blanket and it’s time to let it go.  To that end, I said if I’m going to be a successful agent or investor than I have to immerse myself in this completely. I told you that I was being let go from my j-o-b next week so I have no excuse. But I must tell you that I am petrified but that’s ok. I’m more aware of my feelings while moving in this direction and I’m asking myself the hard questions. I get a knot in the pit of my stomach when I think of being in the spotlight – out in front with what I feel is no net — and that scares the hell out of me but I will take my time and step-by-step move in the direction that I want to go. To that end, I found a great ebook online to help me get my first clients and build a database. It’s not complicated but it will take me stepping out of my comfort zone to make it work and that’s where the fear comes in. Moving out of my comfort zone IS indeed the most terrifying this for me. However, I realize that this is part of the process. Fear and failure are part of the process of moving toward success. So I will keep my lumps and learn.

I’ll keep you posted. Until Next time

To Your Journey To Success,

Real Estate Newbies Are You Investing In Yourself?

I might have asked this question before but I think it bears repeating. I decided that I’m going to work with two people. I just discovered Master Nigel Henry through my association with Andrew Morrison of the Small Business Camp and creator of the 16 week challenge. Master Nigel Henry is just that – a master. I realize that I need to work with him one-on-one. I realized that I prefer to work one-on-one with someone as opposed to a group. I was on the call with Nigel on Tuesday night and he is very interactive. He will call you out and make you participate. That was ok but I was a little uncomfortable I have to admit. That is the introvert in me feeling that way. However, I know that I have to work on that and I choose to do that with Master Nigel Henry on a one-on-one basis.

I look forward to keep you posted and look forward to your comments if any.

Until Next Time

Live Long & Prosper

Real Estate Newbies Are You Prepared for Being Let Go From Your Job?

If you are still Employed? Well, I kinda knew something was going to happen because the front desk where I worked was in total chaos so something had to be done. Well, I was told that on the 26th of November would be my last day because they were going to make the position full-time and give the position to the senior person which I fully understood. I even wondered they hadn’t done that before they hired me because that would have made more sense. But I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe it was meant for me to be that for that time period to learn what I needed to learn and then move on. I realized a while ago that it is meant for me to be in business for myself so that I don’t have to depend on an employer for my paycheck. I’m not subject to their bottom line but will be subject to my own bottom line. I need to learn the skills to build a business to help myself while I help others.  I believe the Universe is letting me know it’s ok and it is time. Time to Grow, Time to Take Risks, Time to Fly without Fear. Or at least move through my fear and do it anyway. I believe in the words of Suzanne Evans of More to Life Tour, that would be a HELL YEAH!

Well, I’ll keep you posted as to my progress. Until next time,

Live Long & Prospser!

Real Estate Newbies Are You Challenging Yourself?

I am. I am a part of Andrew Morrison’s 16 week Challenge. My goal is to get my first listing, sell my first house and get my first check on closing the deal. If you have a goal you want to achieve in 16 weeks, we’re only on week #2 – check it out at http://www.16weekchallenge.com.

I just recently made the decision to go back to my 3-day a week schedule on my job because I was getting up at 5 am every morning and y’all I’m not making any real money like I’m used to when I was working full-time. So I said ok I’ll give p the extra $400 to raise my possibility of making $4000. That’s 10x what I’m making right now. Is it worth it? Since I was just on a live seminar with Suzanne Evans and David Neagle, she would say that’s a Hell Yeah”.

So come this Wednesday I will be stepping into the Keller Williams Realty real estate office learning the skills to build a business and I’m gonna have to tell you guys I’m scared as hell but I’m moving forward and I’m not going to let my fear stop me anymore. I’m gonna make mistakes and learn from them and get frustrated and pissed off but I’m gonna do it.

I’ll keep you posted as to my progress.

Until next time,

Live Long & Prosper