I wanted to write this self reflection essay because any business owner will tell you that one of the hardest things to do is to take the time to celebrate their successes. It seems there is a similar personality trait that has all of us working on the next milestone, the second after the first is reached.
Most successful real estate investors we know are the same way. It’s one of the reasons that so many proven principles from one area translate into the other with ease. (The other is that investing is a business and should be treated as such for maximum results).
It is not uncommon for an investor to start the search for another property before the ink dries on the paperwork for the previous one.
We’ve expanded from Rent to Own real estate investments to student housing, multi unit buildings, duplexes, triplexes, commercial properties, and most recently a stronger presence in helping people buy and sell their principal residences.
Unfortunately, in self reflection essay, there is no status quo in business. You need to continually set goals and reach for them or you slowly become zombie like, just going through the daily rituals. This is exactly what we wanted to get away from when we first started investing and then our own business.
Once you reach your goals, set new ones and get busy.
In self reflection essay, we interviewed a business owner who sold his first business for multiple seven figures and is now in the process of building an even bigger and more successful one.
He explained that what he had accomplished didn’t hit him until he was forced to take time away and appreciate it due to a non compete agreement he signed when he sold his business. I guess two years of travelling the world gives you plenty of time to think.
Two days after we packed up our office I (Nick) closed on a new home for my family, so I was busy moving again. While sorting through piles of stuff trying to convince my wife to throw most of it out I came across some goals I had written out years ago.
In self reflection essay the goals were broken up into categories. Financial, Career & Business, Health & Fitness , Fun Time, Relationships, and Personal.
Although I don’t know exactly what year these were for I do remember completing them on a drive to see a friend in Kingston for a New year’s eve celebration, I believe that would be Dec. 2002.
Like so many people, I made the self reflection essay list, tucked it away some place, never looked at it again, and lost sight of where I was headed.
Luckily with the self reflection essay, I refocused countless times over the years to decide if I was still on the path I wanted to be but it is something that is easy to lose sight of.
Tom and I now meet every three months to pick the big initiatives we want to complete in the next quarter and to reflect on where we are.
If you have your own business we strongly recommend taking a full day out of your schedule regularly to do the same self reflection essay; it is powerful.
If you are an investor the same thing applies. Take the time for a self reflection essay to see how far you have come and decide where you want to go with things.
Perhaps there are one or two properties where it is time to unload and move on to other opportunities. Or, maybe a certain area or investment strategy is no longer right for your goals.
It could be something as simple as taking your properties and having a property management company manage them all for you, so you can free up your time for other things.
Whatever it is, chances are you won’t realize it if you are too busy running from one thing to the next. Start a self reflection essay today!
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