Alright let's finish what we started.
We have all looked elsewhere and thought there was more opportunity that we have access to.
But before we get into that let's talk about a little book. It is called "Acres of Diamonds" by Russell H. Conwell. This book is only 63 pages but it holds a huge lesson.
I don't want to take anything away from it by summarizing the book but I know very few people will ever read it. It tells the story of a farmer who is looking for diamonds and travels to many different and far places to find them when he had a whole pile of them in the land he owned at home.
Ouch, I really took away from the book with that summary but I hope you get the point.
We will often overlook the opportunity that we have access to for the next "BIG thing" or fad that is blasted all over the media headlines.
Too many people I speak with will look st the headlines and think that those people have all the luck, or all the opportunity. This causes them to overlook enormous opportunity in their own backyard.
Or even worse they will credit it to 'luck'. And how lucky those people in that area are because they have access to the opportunity.
It amazes me how many people get caught up in the 'grass is greener over there' syndrome.
I am willing to bet that the large majority of these people, even if they lived where all this "great opportunity" existed would not do a thing with it. They would complain and moan about something else or not get off their butt to make something happen for themselves.
If you are looking for opportunity and you are someone that is willing to turn that opportunity into results then don't overlook your own backyard.
I know people making money in real estate all over the place, including some of the areas in the US that CNN tells people to never buy a home in. And you know what.....they are making money!
Opportunity is abundant and if you want to travel to find it that is great.
But don't miss out on the "Acres of Diamonds" in your own backyard. If you look for them you will find them. Then other people will look at you and think the grass is greener on your side of the hill.
- Nick Karadza
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