We live in a society where the big no longer defeats the small, it’s now the fast that beats the slow. Whether you are in real estate investing or not, you always have to take into account the fact that we live in a world that rewards quick and decisive action, and acting quickly is how to get started in real estate investing.
In fact, not only does today’s world reward quick and decisive action, it punishes those who think and move slowly. There’s a term that you need to know and avoid “analysis paralysis.” It gets the best of budding real estate investors. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s when you spend all your time thinking things over, and not enough time taking actions on your thoughts. If you’re someone who spends their time getting ready to get ready, or waiting for the perfect moment, life will pass you by… and so will the HOT deals!
The perfect time isn’t when you’ve finished getting ready, or even getting ready to get ready, the perfect time is now. It’s now o’clock!
For those of you that have signed up for my free course, or you joined the Epic Pro Academy, or even my coaching clients, you are familiar with my strong recommendation moving at the speed of instruction.
For those unused to the term, that means applying lessons as soon as you learn them. It means that instead of thinking about what you learned and trying to figure out the best time to do it, you go out and do it… NOW.
The only way to be fast, is to move fast, and that means having faith in the system and applying what you learned just moments ago. Here’s my promise to you…
If you simply travel as far as you can see, when you get there you WILL see further.
I recently talked to Kevin Cook, one of my coaching clients and someone who has shown the faith in moving at the speed of instruction. He joined the Epic Pro Academy, and he signed up for personal coaching with me. In a few weeks he had two cash flow properties, and he hasn’t stopped there.
The thing about Kevin is that he understands the importance of having faith and moving at the speed of instruction. He’d have a coaching session, or watch a lesson in the Academy and ask me what to do next and I’d say “Just go do it.”
He’d come back to me 24-48 hours later with the words “I did it, now what?” Over and over we did that.
That’s the kind of mentality that will not only get you started in real estate investing, but it will get you ahead in today’s real estate market. It’s an important reason why Kevin is where he is today. He’s got his marketing systems in place, his phone is ringing, he’s analyzing deals and he’s submitting offers.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
That’s the key, he’s submitting offers. He’s done the work, he’s performed the activities. He did his marketing, he’s talked to sellers. He’s analyzed deals and submitted offers.
Kevin is submitting his offers and letting the numbers play out. He’s focused on the process. Simply take one step at a time… over and over… an let the process do its work.
Some of the things you are doing now may take 60, 90, even 120 days to show a return; and that’s okay. Everyone grows and progresses at different speeds. Just stay in action and keep moving forward… and you will progress. You will succeed. What matters the most is that you start moving now, and continue to move at the speed of instruction!