4 Ways to Improve Your Business and Be a Successful Real Estate Investor

1. Friends who talk negatively about your business.
Your friends probably have a much bigger influence on your business than you realize. If you’re frequently hanging out with people who don’t have positive attitudes, their mindset could potentially bring some dysfunction into your business if you’re not careful. Surround yourself with people who strengthen your character and your business and remove yourself from people who would attempt to compromise your commitment to your business. It is once said your pocketbook is the same size as the 3 people you spend time with. If you were to take the 3 people you interact with the most add their yearly income up divide it by 3 it will be close to your annual income. 
2. Being critical of your business.

Constant criticism inward and outward is toxic to a business. Be yourself’s biggest encourager; not his/her biggest critic. Don’t think that your way of doing things is always the best learn from others. You don’t have to invent the wheel too be successful in life you can learn from what others have done already and perfect it. Learn to celebrate your success and build up your courage instead of tearing yourself down.

3. Using the word “Impossible”

Take the “I-word” out of your vocabularies. A business can’t survive without the security of knowing it’s built on a rock-solid commitment if you’re threatening yourself to feel a task is impossible or a mountain challenge cant be conquered  you’re undermining the foundation of success. Commit to your business that  you’re taking the I-word off the table and resolve to work through any challenge without giving up.

4. Making excuses.

I hate to be irreverent but my dad once said excuses are like butt holes. Everyone has one and they all stink.  One of the most important decisions you can ever make for your business is to choose between making excuses why things aren’t good OR making a way to start improving. Being proactive too failure not reactive. Its not what happens to you in life because sh** does happen it is how we respond to it that defines who we are.  If you’re ready to stop making excuses and start making a way, then I’d encourage you to start with the 2 things below.

2  things you need to START doing in your business

1. Making time together a priority.

I set a time to work and have a goal everyday and I stick to it. There will be the temptation call I get everyday.  As I am typing this my wife just called said 3 oldest kids get out of school 12:30 if we want to spend 1 on 1 time with our 3 year old on his birthday today I need to make it happen before 12:30. To push through my day and be successful I will most likely go to lunch today with the birthday boy then get a babysitter tonight after work when work is off my mind so quality uninterrupted time will be spent phone away smile to smile. I am an 8-5 kinda guy but run my own business and there are 3000 contacts in my phone and I am always available. I got a call last night while I was in my attic fixing a roof leak from the rain from a client and I picked up. If we stick to 8-5 100% focus except for what I call the stitches or break an arm call (emergency) I am sticking to 8-5 besides that to make success happen.

2. Point out the positive.

For most of us, criticism comes more naturally than encouragement, but be intentional about pointing out the positive in your business and your business partners if you have them. Praise your business, or partners-him/her for the good he/she is doing. Take your mind off the negative at times and look to the light. Laugh often have fun with life. Our thoughts become actions, let them be positive thoughts always. Build your business up and your positive words will be possibility into reality.