I’m seriously ticked off. Here’s why:
I had a conversation yesterday with a fellow named Anthony. He explained to me how he really wanted to get into the real estate business now because the opportunity is so ripe. In particular he wants to get into foreclosures. Who wouldn’t?
He told me about a conversation he had with an agent who, in a very short period of time, utterly convinced him that there was NO WAY he could make money on foreclosures. Sadly, he took her word for it because after all, she has “been in the business for 15 years” and therefore and expert.
If you think about it, that agent did herself, Anthony, the local community, and the real estate market as a whole, a real disservice because there is always a fortune to be made in foreclosures–especially now, whether she knows it or not. The proof is overwhelming.
The agent was wrong, BUT was able to convince Anthony.
Why do you think that is?
Here’s what I’ve noticed over the years: When you and I are in a position where we are looking for guidance or advice, unfortunately we often ask a person who, when given the opportunity, finds some perverse pleasure in imposing their will on us.
Like when someone tells you, “You can’t do that” even when they’re dead wrong. Have you ever noticed that?
What I’ve discovered is when you’re asking for guidance or advice from someone who doesn’t know or isn’t sure of what your asking, they’ll say, “You can’t do that” because it allows them to maintain their position of authority over you.
Think about it. If this person were to say, “Gee, I’m not sure” or “I don’t know anything about it” or “I’ve never done it, so I’m not sure”, they would give up their position of authority over you. In fact, they’d come down to “your level” and really be more like a peer than an authority.
So why do they feed you BS? It’s because their ego is so fragile that the mere thought of you knowing they don’t know the answer and maybe aren’t as smart or experienced as you thought, is overwhelming to them.
Their desire to be seen as the brilliant authority overrides their desire to be honest and humble. You know what I mean?
I see this as a low brow form of manipulation and trickery. Is it dishonest? Yes. Is it pathetic? Abso-dang-lutely!
Look out! They are everywhere…
There are people all around you who are like this, to the core, and who will happily ruin your day or worse–steal your dream, if you let them.
They come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of backgrounds and professions. They’re all around you, all the time–family, and friends included!
Your ability to succeed in anything will come, in large part, from your ability to take this in stride and tune it out!
How about the media? That’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about, on a LARGE scale.
The media, if you let it, will convince you that the economy is in the toilet and may never recover and that you and your loved ones are going to die of H1N1 Flu!
Plus, if you let it, the media will also convince you that they’re honest about what and how they report the news. Yeah, right.
You and I need to quietly question every single thing we hear and make our own evaluations and judgments based on our own thinking and experiences. We need to be critical, independent thinkers.
So, anytime you hear the word “No” or “You can’t do that” or “That’s illegal” or “I tried that, and it doesn’t work,” I strongly suggest you doubt what you’re hearing and insist on drawing your own conclusions.
Otherwise, you’re doomed!
There has never been a better time!
I’ve been in the business of buying and selling real estate for more than 16 years now, and I’ve seen up, down, and sideways markets. I’ve bought and sold all kinds of properties. Heck, I have four under contract now.
I’ve made (and continue to make) a killing doing it in spite of the dream stealers in my world. You can too!
I say there has never been a better time to make a fortune in real estate than right now, and YOU deserve to be part of it and to get your share.
You are worthy of wealth, happiness, and what every your definition of success may be! Anyone who tells you otherwise simply wants to steal your dream.
Don’t let the dream stealers get you!
There are so many great bargain deals out there. NOW is the time for you to learn how you can get your piece of this huge opportunity.
About the Author:
[ic_add_posts ids=’10243′ template=’author_template.php’]