People often ask me "what are the secrets to success in the real estate game?" While the answer can be very long if we get into the details, there is a simple and short answer that applies to the cross section of the American entrepreneurial business landscape. All of the secrets that we can control can be boiled down into one simple triad.
The first is to develop a great attitude. Not one that is born out of PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) delusion, but an attitude that is born out of true and real gratitude. Remember, things can always be worse and although we cannot always dictate what happens in our life, we can control our response to it. Without a perspective that can see opportunity within challenges and remain humble in our successes we will miss 90% of what life has to offer.
The second is to develop a vision that is bigger than you are. Success follows leadership and a leader needs a vision or dream to inspire others to follow. The "others" may be your team, your clients or your family. You will need to be able to draw your strength from somewhere during the darker days. Your vision or dream has to be big enough to drive you to do the most difficult of tasks - discipline yourself.
The third is to develop a tremendous work effort. The greatest laid plans are worthless if not executed on. Great ideas without implementation are the fodder of those who die with regret. Work hard, work well, work smart and even an average skill set will make it. Combine a great work ethic with your natural strengths and you will be unstoppable.
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