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06 Aug

Is it Possible to Have a Win Win Scenario?

“Do for others more than you do for yourself”Now I know many of you have heard this saying before but…. how many people actually following this great teaching from the Golden Rule Book. It’s better quoted as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
Now I don’t want to be a preacher. I do however, want to show you the benefits of this teaching and how it continues to change my life each day.

One of the things that I enjoy about sitting down and writing my own newsletters is that I get to share a part of my life with you each time (as well as grow my writing skills). It allows be to take time out of my busy schedule and reflect on how my week, month and year has gone.

By performing this task, I’m able to change direction should I be drifting off course…. in other words, mid-flight correction.

I remember when I was a kid growing up and my mom (God rest her soul) would say this exact saying, “do for others more than you do for yourself”. What was amazing about her teachings was she preached it well and practiced it to perfection. Here’s the great thing about kids…. they mock what they see.

So by seeing my mother live by this teaching, her lifestyle was automatically embedded into my sub-conscience which is now a part of my life…… I guess I’ll let you be the judge of that. 🙂

You see, when I first got into Real Estate investing I did straight rentals. I know from a young age that this type of investing would allow me to retire comfortably and provide me with the lifestyle I was looking for.

The strangest thing was after a year of implementing my life long dream of investing I realized my approach was completely wrong and the only reward was on only on one side…. MINE!!

It was a WIN WIN for me and only me!!

So without going into the details I changed my thinking, approach and investing strategies to encompass a WIN WIN scenario for both me and my tenants. What I altered was to allow them a chance to own the home they were in. The best part about this idea was I now properly aligned by investing with my mother’s teachings.

By doing this, I was helping complete strangers fulfill their dreams.

The goal that we set out when starting SHC (Smart Home Choice) was to have 100% success rate for each of our clients that moved into our properties. How we strive to achieve this result is by implementing a complete system allowing the tenants to restore their credit, build up a deposit and achieve home ownership.

Now…. although we’ve put all these safety nets in place. At the end of the day we can only ‘lead them to the water but they have to fill their own cups’.

Thanks for reading and……

until next time…. Make The Smart Choice.

Gary Hibbert

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