1. Have the right attitude -
and keep it:
Develop a successful attitude by actively creating
a positive mindset, working on your self-control,
becoming more disciplined, focused, and by learning
from your mistakes. Crowd out weeds of doubt and inactivity
with action and expectant belief. Cultivate the mind
and create an orchard. You can do this by reading
both property investment related books and self-development
books like Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway and Eat
That Frog!. Be sure to put some time aside for yourself
every day – just thirty minutes is a good start
– and focus on what you want to achieve and
how you are achieving it. Write your goals down and
put them where you can see them. The time I give myself
every day acts like a keel which keeps the yacht stable
when the sea swells get rough.
Network for success: A
sponge absorbs whatever surrounds it. When you associate
with like-minded people your growth and progress skyrockets.
Embers glow and warm only when they are together,
take one away and it soon cools and dies. Simon Zutshi’s
PIN networking events are the biggest in the UK and
offer you a chance to learn from speakers’ presentations
as well as meet people you will connect with. Is it
wise to take the person sitting next you on as your
mentor if they’re just starting out in property
investing? Perhaps not, but meeting such people is
powerful, enriching and through networking you can
grow together and share your learning.
Learn from the experts:
If you want to be successful then get the right training!
This is true for any field, not just property investment.
Learn from the best by spending time with somebody
who is a specialist in your chosen field, even shadowing
them as they go about their daily business. You will
also learn much faster through experience when you’re
associating and joint venturing with somebody who
is already successful. Consider getting a coach who
will be able to answer all your questions, or investing
in a good course. Always ensure your mentor is an
investor who is actually doing deals in the UK and
not just teaching theory.
Take it one step at a time:
This might sound like a contradiction to my earlier
point, but be careful where you spend your money.
It’s tempting to spend thousands of pounds on
courses and seminars (and there are many people who
would happily relieve you of your hard earned cash)
which could be better spent investing in property.
Many courses give information that is too advanced
for a beginner investor’s needs, so be selective.
Cool your engines and do one course at a time, implementing
what you learn and only allowing yourself further
learning when you start making money from the new
skills and techniques already gained. Make sure the
presenter has a track record of successful deals,
as well as being a great teacher.
Enjoy the journey:
You will make mistakes, everybody does. An expert
is someone who has made all the mistakes in a narrow
field. Learn to laugh about them, to know that it
is acceptable to make mistakes – that’s
how we learn. Just enjoy the amazing journey that
is property investment! Isn’t that, after all,
what this is all about?
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