These last few months have been eventful. We grew our Inner Circle Membership to a little over 1,000 members, and in February we had our largest Your Life. Your Terms. Event ever. There were over 900 people in the room!
Perhaps because of these two things, we've been receiving slightly more comments than normal about how great things are going for us.
People congratulating us on the business, on the amazing people that happen to be members we get to work with, the great team, the content we deliver etc., etc.
It's great. Enough to make you feel special.
Who doesn't want to hear compliments right?
And many people think things are all roses over here.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
If you decide you want to go out on your own you should know, right now... Very clearly... That there is a ton of crap, pure unfiltered B.S., that you're going to have to deal with.
E-V-E-R-Y S-I-N-G-L-E D-A-Y
And if you're not prepared for that then don't leave Start, stop now, save yourself!!
Here's just a sampling of the things we deal with over here regularly...
We could go on and on.
If you read all of that mess did you notice how little of it actually involves the process of helping a new investor buy a property and rent it out?
That's what our business is all about.
And that process is actually the EASY part.
No one told us that when we started.
The actual real estate business itself is not very complicated at all. It's dealing with all that other, never ending, continuous noise that is completely insane.
And please don't think we're complaining about any of this.
All of this stuff is completely normal. It's par for the course.
The reason we're sharing some of these ridiculous items is that so you know it's normal.
If you're about to go out on your own and you're struggling with the most ridiculous problem that throws your whole day off and wastes hours and hours and hours of your time, then know this... You're not alone!!
We're all doing the same.
If you've already started your business, you're trying to grow it, and you're facing the most insane issues... Know that you're not alone.
We're all fighting the same daily battles.
If some days you want to close up shop and run away... Know that it's normal!
Dealing with all of this B.S. is what it takes to get things done.
Don't let any of it break you.
Keep going, keep pushing forward.
As long as you continue to do the right thing and give 100%, you will persevere.
Building your real estate portfolio or building your own small business is chalk full of dealing with crap, it's 100% normal.
There are some things in business you can put in place to ensure your success... Namely marketing and operational systems... Keep focusing on building those.
Accept the problems as they come, find a fix and move on.
Some days, we just ignore all the problems until we get the important stuff done. People will be freaking out all around us and we're just ignoring it all.
We know that some of it will just take care of itself and the other stuff can wait an hour or two. Not everyone likes this approach, but it's the only way to get things done.
Otherwise, you spend all your time fire fighting instead of building your life, your portfolio, and/or your business.
Your ability to deal with crap is directly related to how large of a real estate portfolio you can build.
Or how large of a business you can build.
Or how large of a life you can build.
Crap is normal, try to enjoy it. LOL.
We'll never forget the advice of one Russian billionaire we heard interviewed on 60 Minutes.
He said that he felt his ability to deal with stress was his "competitive advantage."
That comment was hugely insightful on may levels. Keep it in mind next time you're stressing out.
There are routines and practices you can do to lower the stress levels but that's a talk for another day.
Until next time .... Your Life! Your Terms!
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Haha I love this post!
You guys make everything look easy but it just reminds us that there is a lot of B.S. going on behind the scenes.
Keep dealing with all the crap!
Wow... I could not agree more! Starting a business, second to having children, can one of the most rewarding and frustrating experiences.
It's funny as I grew up listening to Metallica & 70's rock but I really think two wise (before their years) prophets said it best 🙂
Miley Cyrus - The Climb
The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it, but
These are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep goin',
And I, I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, 'cause
There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb
Taylor Swift -- "Shake It Off"
But I keep cruising
Can't stop, won't stop moving
Saying, "It's gonna be alright."
'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off.
Thanks Julie and we're lucky to get to work with people like yourself ... it makes dealing with the knee deep stuff 100% worth it! 🙂
Too funny! I'm not going to tell you how often that song as been played by us in stressful times because it would just be downright embarrassing! Thanks for sharing that Jeff!