Creating Balance

Jul 27, 2010 Comments Off on Creating Balance by

We have all heard the saying that “Time is our greatest enemy.”  In Real Estate Investing, that saying cannot be any more true for some of us.  When your balancing friends, family, calls, advertising, reading, studying, driving around, meeting sellers and maybe even working a full-time “job” all at the same time, things can get very hectic.  At times, things may feel like they’re going 1,000 miles an hour and you can’t keep up or maybe you’re not able to spend the time with the people that you care about as much as before, while you work on getting your business off of the ground.

What we need to create is a balance between our jobs, family, business, and life.  Even if your not at the point where things are getting a little crazy, you may want to think about how you would handle it if they did get a little out of control.  Think about how you would handle working with 3, 4 even 5 motivated sellers that need to sell their house tomorrow, while working your full time “job”, making time for your family and so on.  What sacrifices are you willing to make to ensure success?

Spend some time thinking about this now to better prepare yourself if in fact you have this “problem.”  (I know, the only problem you can think of with handling 5 deals at the same time is how you would handle the excitement!) Creating the balance will take some time and maybe even some trial and error.  You may have to pass some tasks off to others that you would normally do, to create more free time that you can invest in your REI business.  You may have to persuade your family that the time you’re investing in this business now will enable you to spend more time with them in the future and provide a better life.  Also, you may need to get creative and think of ways you can involve them, so they don’t feel left out.

All of us will face different situations and choices, but the processes we go through in creating the time and balance in our lives and our Real Estate Investing Business may be very much the same.  Don’t feel like you’re going through this alone.  Creating more time alone will not satisfy the craving for balance we all desire, but is one of the first steps needed to take when preparing to make the changes.  Most people fear change, as the book “Who Moved My Cheese” made millions of people aware of.  As we work on creating the DealMaker Mindset and learn this business, we have to force ourselves to adapt to and accept change, and in some cases we may have to force change on ourselves.

As you create the balance, know that changes are inevitable and learn to welcome change to make the ride on the road to success a lot smoother.  Keep your motivation going strong and finding the balance will become much easier.  Good luck out there and stay positive!

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