Get positive and get out of your head
‘If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.’ Henry Ford
To start heading in the right direction, you have to get out of that brilliant head of yours. You have to find a way to have a positive mindset.
This is no easy task. Believe me I know.
Being a property investor is hard. Being a property investor and going it alone is very hard!
A couple of years ago, I made the decision to make a real go of property. This was after 16 years of being a very poor Landlord.
I read book after book and started to educate myself. I eventually got to a point where I could hold my own when talking about property.
Finally, I knew how to work out basic property calculations. All of my properties were finally legally compliant, and I could even use a spreadsheet.
I know, well done me…
With some more knowledge, I even learned one or two new strategies. I have learned how to buy Below Market Value (BMV).
Over the last 2 years, I have bought 2 houses BMV. It is good that I learned a new strategy and implemented it.
But let’s be honest, 5 properties in 18 years is pitiful.
This is all because of mindset.
For a comparison of positive and negative mindset: https://duffmoney.com/2020/07/17/money-mindset/
One of the strategies I have learned about is HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy). I haven’t done it before, so it scares me. If I’m being totally honest, it scares the s**t out of me.
Giving this some serious thought, this year, I came to realise that I need help. I needed help from other investors.
What I knew I needed was support. Someone to give me some advice when needed. Or someone to give me a kick up the ass when I’m in my own head.
Over the last few months, I have been attending PIN (Property Investors Network) 2-3 times a week.
In 3 months, I have been to 20 PIN meetings. I won’t stop until I become a successful property investor.
The meetings have demonstrated what is possible. I love seeing how someone can turn things round.
Mindset is mentioned constantly at PIN and this is key to success in anything you do.
I tried to Network last year but it didn’t quite go to plan. I went to some seminars that weren’t for me and then gave it up.
Going back to doing it alone, my progress was slow. That is why I went back to networking in August of this year.
I have even started a property training course. The course is all about creative finance.
The 1st module which I have just completed is all about mindset. Even though I have improved my mindset recently, it can always be improved.
For over 10 years, I was negative about property and money. I didn’t even realise how negative I had become.
Part of the training so far, covers limiting beliefs. Here are some of my limiting beliefs over the last 10 years:
- I don’t have enough money
- I have too much negative equity
- I can’t afford that
- I don’t even know where my money goes
- I don’t have any deposit money
- What will other people think of me
This last one is something I have struggled with. I have been far too bothered about what other people think.
‘What other people think of you, is none of your business.’ This is a Tony Robbins quote that was mentioned on the training course.
What I have learned, is that people don’t give you too much thought.
You will have different limiting beliefs to me. The point is to get out of your own head. Have a little faith that you can do what you set out to do.
Despite years of negativity, I know that I can become positive. I can start progressing much faster with a positive mindset.
Robbins’ talks about trying every strategy until you get where you are going. Try something. Not working. Try something else. Keep repeating until your strategy works.
I tried being a Landlord on my own. Failed miserably. I tried reading books to improve my knowledge. Progress was very slow.
I tried networking. It didn’t work out. I went back on my own. Progress was very slow.
I have gone back to networking with a different company. I have started a property training course. I will keep trying until it works.
Then I won’t just be giving the odd tip and lessons on how not to invest. I will be able to give you a step-by-step guide of how to get out of your head. How to became a successful property investor because of a change in mindset.
If you listen to audible, have a listen to The DECISION by Kevin Hart. It is about mindset and the man is a genius.