Many of my friends could not wait to fill me in on their New Year’s Resolutions. As I listened, I kept thinking to myself, “Aren’t these the same resolutions as last year that did not get completed?” I don’t say that out loud, but I think it, and I will bet, so do you. What people really need when it comes to investment strategies like fix and flip loans is a New Year’s Revolution rather than a resolution.
Many people are resolved to get rich from real estate investing. This is a great idea and we can tell you that there are opportunities are out there to do just that. However it takes more than opportunity. It takes a self-discipline and vision that rivals the greatest business figures in history. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to what one of the greats does.
Five New Year Revolutions to Succeed in Fix and Flip Business
Warren Buffet, arguably one of the greatest investors of our lifetime, makes sure he does five basic things every day to maintain his success. He reads and exercises every day. That may not sound revolutionary, but most people find it quite difficult to maintain a daily schedule of reading and exercise. Even if they do read and exercise, it is not a planned regimen that is consistent and thought out. For example, a quick lunchtime walk and the latest Daniele Steel novel would not count in this case. Read books that feed and grow your mind. Do exercise that burns fat and grows muscle, not just exercise for exercise sake.
Another habit that Buffet practices is being grateful. Sometimes we get so caught up in the rat race, we forget to stop and be grateful for what we have. Failing to be grateful for what you have is a sure way to develop a mentality of “Lack” rather than Abundance. Again, this is not a revolutionary concept, but it could be revolutionary in your life if you chose to practice it on a regular basis. Especially when dealing with fix and flip loans, you must be prepared mentally for the process.
The fourth thing that Buffet does constantly is gaming. That’s right. One of the world’s biggest and busiest investors makes sure he takes time each day to play games. However, the games he plays are ones that cause him to think and strategize. Simply put, they allow him to flex his mind and stay sharp when it comes to critical thinking and strategizing. From chess to Monopoly, games help keep your mind in peak condition and your thinking clear. They also help you develop patience, a key necessity in the investment world. Two very important and possibly revolutionary things you need when investing in Real Estate.
Last, Buffet makes sure that he does something fun every day, like a hobby. As the saying goes, all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy. It also makes Johnny a potential burnout from stress and anxiety. Learn to plan time to relax and have fun. You need to blow off steam so your mind doesn’t boil. The fix and flip loans process can be incredibly complicated. If not done right it can create a lot of stress. Find creative and positive ways to deal with that stress by having a fun hobby that can free your mind. Feeding your mind and body through these five things may be the most revolutionary resolution you can make and carry out this year!
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