One of the questions I get asked on a regular basis is…. “What Changed”? How were you able to acquire so many properties, create multiple streams of income and break away from your 9-5 job in 5 years? When I look back on where I was a few years ago to where I am now, it’s simple to see what had to change. But at that time in my life… I thought there was no way out except by winning the lottery.
Let me share with you what I was doing wrong. My blame list was HUGE! I blamed everything around me… and it made sense to me at the time.
I`m sure you can relate… I mean, how can you provide for your family and enjoy extra-curricular activities with your after tax income?
I BLAMED everything under the sun;
The economy was a HOT mess
Taxes were too HIGH
Gas was going UP
Company were laying people OFF
Interest rates were too HIGH
My pay was too LOW
Everything, it felt- was a MESS and this was why I was unhappy. In 2008 I had pennies in my pocket, but let me share a secret with you. My blame list was not the reason why I was where I was in my life at that time. Let me explain why.
So let’s fast forward to today’s market and let’s look at what’s changed.
The Economy is about the same
Taxes are about the same
Gas is about the same
Company job security is about the same
Interest rates are about the same
Annual income raises remain the same at 1-2%
Once I realized this was all I had to work with I quickly understood the only thing to blame was myself. You see what was wrong was my PHILOSOPHY! This is the major determining factor and it’s called “the setting of the sails”. Once I realized I had to change my philosophy, my whole life changed.
You don’t need a better economy to be successful, you don’t need lower taxes to save money and you don’t need lower interest rates to purchase real estate. You just need a better plan and the right Philosophy.
The secret to disaster vs the secret to success:
A few errors in judgment repeated every day vs. A few simple disciplines practiced every day
It’s really that simple. Whatever it is you want to do, you have to make the changes today. They don’t have to be huge changes but you have to change your sail slightly to start moving in the right direction. It can start with an apple or with a simple phone call to a potential Joint Venture partner.
If you want to be healthy, study health.
If you want to be wealthy study wealth.
One of the first books I ever read to start me down the path to where I am today is an excellent book written by Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich. This is a must read.
It’s easier to blame everything around you…. I know this because I did this for many years. Make the small changes each and every day starting NOW and I promise, you will see HUGE results in a few short years. Change your PHILOSOPHY and your life will change!
Don’t wish it was easier… wish you were better.
Don’t wish for less problems… ask for more skills. – Jim Rohn
Until next time…. Make The Smart Choice