Well today was a monumental day for me. I completed deal number 100. I have been running toward this dream for 4 years. It hasn't been easy. I lived in a 300 square foot apartment a little over 4 years ago. Broke and unhappy with life, just wanting a way out. When I started in real estate I had never even purchased a home to live in. I was taught by my dad to avoid ever buying a home-he said it was a bad investment, he said I would never live to pay it off anyway. I had a lot of mental obstacles to overcome because of the way he programed my mind for poverty. I pushed thru my fears. Overcame many, many obstacles. I remember friends and family telling me along the way that what I was doing wasn't worth it, that it would never pay off, that maybe other people could make real estate work, but I wasn't cut out for it. A very close friend of mine told me I would never be able to make it work.
Well, it was worth it. The price I paid seems pretty small now that I look back. The deal I did today had a absolute net profit of over $47,000. Not too bad. I have done better, but I am not going to complain. I don't talk about most of the deals I do because they are all very simple deals. Once you have done a few flips, or a few assignments, or a few lease options, or even a few rentals it is all pretty much just a repeat of the things you did the first time. You will tweek things along the way, but for the most part its really a simple process.
It was kind of a fun week. I bought a new car which was cool. I added a life insurance policy that set the record for my agent as his biggest policy he had ever done (my annual premium cost more than I used to make per year!) All that stuff is really cool, but you know what I really like? I like doing deals and I like to win. The money just comes with it.
Within the next 30 days I will close another 10 deals that are pended right now including 3 next week. I have new goals now. I am running for my 1000th deal within the next 6 years. Its all possible, very possible.
My question for you is this. What is holding you back from your first deal, or 10th deal, or 50th deal? Really what is it? I suggest you write down what is holding you back on a piece of paper. Then write down how you are going to destroy whatever it is that is holding you back on that same piece of paper. Then post it up on your bedroom wall above the light switch like I used to do. That way it is the first thing you see every single morning. Go out there and get this thing done. Don't let anything hold you back. Have the mindset that you won't be denied. The world can't stop someone who won't be denied! Get it done!!!
You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!