If you’ve been in any kind of business for long enough, it might be time to reinvent yourself – real estate investing included! It may seem like a daunting task, especially if you are set in your ways, but it doesn’t have to be scary or difficult; even the smallest change can help boost your business and your life.
Building a New Foundation
All it really takes to reinvent yourself is to build a new business from what you know is working well, and drop all the activities that aren’t. Take baby steps, don’t drop everything at once. Whether your idea is a huge dream or a small one, any plan broken down is nothing more than a series of miniature action steps. Instead of doing something major in one day, take calculated steps; using the time to find out what you truly want and what you’re ready for.
Feedback Can be a Good Thing
When you’re a little unsure, there’s no problem with asking for other people’s opinions – especially colleagues or any clients you may work with. Remember, your perception of what is most valuable may differ from those who work with you on a daily basis. Asking questions and getting critical feedback can help you identify where you may want or need to improve.
Get Your Head in the Game
Perhaps the biggest step you’ll have to take toward reinventing yourself is to change your mindset. Whatever you take the time to focus on, you’ll attract to you and your business. You can’t get there by thinking about how difficult it is to change. For example, as a real estate investor, if all you see is how bad the market is then you will only attract people and situations with the same belief. On the other hand, if you focus your attention (and intentions) on how your business will turn out in the long term, you will only be successful.
Be Open to Learning from Others
If your path to reinvent yourself includes wanting to expand your business into venues in which you have no experience – no matter how long you’ve been in the trade, there’s always going to be someone who knows more than you. You’re never too old to ask for help or to work with a mentor in a particular field.
Be a Blogger in Your Own Right
Let’s say you want to connect to a younger generation, or maybe you just want to connect with clients more in general and maybe start up a blog. If you don’t have any experience starting one, it can be a bit discouraging. Research can be very helpful – maybe you know of a few successful investors who keep up a regular blog. Watch what they write about, and the way they approach different subjects – and their audience – and emulating them may lead you to be a successful blogger yourself. Engage with your readers, so you will know what they want to learn.
To Win You Have to Move Forward
However you decide to reinvent yourself, it’s important to never give up or revert back to your old ways. Motivate yourself, keep yourself going down this new path by telling those around you what your plan is. Don’t go it alone! By including friends, family and colleagues to cheer you on – you’ll be more likely to stick to your goals. Real estate is a business filled with highs and lows, and constantly changing. To be a successful real estate investor, you have to learn to reinvent yourself!