I was just reminded that a little over a year ago I finally made the decision to ditch the 9 to 5 & entered into the unknown world of residential & commercial real estate. After a little over a year, here are 5 things I've learned thus far:
1) Surround yourself with genuine & authentic people who hustle & are smarter than you. You're bound to absorb these qualities over time.
2) DELEGATE! There will be days when your endeavor will feel like a trust fall without anyone standing behind you. Find someone (an assistant, mentor, coach...anyone) who has your back & can keep pushing you forward.
3) Shit will hit the fan. Embrace the clean-up...you'll grow from it.
4) Show up every day & EXECUTE! You can spend a lot of time overanalyzing every marketing tactic, sales strategy or investment decision...but ultimately you have to take action or else NOTHING will happen (this one is particularly relevant as it's taken me 3 days to write this damn post).
5) You are directly responsible for your successes (& failures). Every decision you make has a compounding effect. So, wake up every morning, look yourself in the mirror & say "I'm going to crush it today."