Are you a Real Estate Professional?
Or Do you own a Real Estate Business?
There is a clear distinction between these two questions.
Take a moment and think about both questions. Now that you have your answer let’s delve a little bit deeper.
What is the outcome you desire from your profession in the real estate industry? Only you know the answer to these questions.
As the late Stephen Covey wrote, “Begin with the End in Mind.”
What do you ultimately want to obtain by pouring your blood, sweat, tears, talents, energy, love, life, money, resources into your profession?
It’s important to think long and hard about this because to obtain true success in the real estate industry you will be pouring everything into your profession.
As Steve Prefontaine said,”To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”
The gift you have is your life. It is the most precious gift you own.
By consecrating your business with your life, you are sharing the best of what you have with the world. And believe me when I say this.
If you are not willing to give it your all, choose a different profession.
Getting back to the first two questions I posed.
If you answered that you own a Real Estate Business, then you are in the right place.
If you answered that you are a Real Estate Professional and only plan on being a Real Estate Professional, go ahead and find another website.
You’ll be successful in your own right, this website is only for those who want to achieve financial freedom by building and owning a profitable Real Estate Business.
This website is not for those who are content with the status quo of owning a job.
Why am I so deliberate about asking you if you own a Real Estate Business?
You are going to be spending the next five to ten years building something. If you are a Real Estate Professional, you will be building a job.
You will continue to be responsible for finding new homes to sell. You will be responsible for negotiating offers with buyers and sellers.
You will be responsible for obtaining your continuing education. You will be responsible for coming up with solutions to those nightmare houses.
You will be responsible for growing as a person so that you can become more successful. You will experience successes and “failures.”
If you own a Real Estate Business, you will be doing the same thing as the Real Estate Professional.
However, you will have an important distinction with owning a Real Estate Business.
You will be building a legacy that involves the right people and systems so that the business is not reliant on you.
You will be leveraging your time, talents, resources into a business that provides you with Your Ideal Money Life™.
The ultimate promise of owning a Real Estate Business is that it will provide you with your Ideal Money Life™. And here is something interesting to note.
The price of being a Realtor and the price for owning a Real Estate Business is the same. The price is your life.
If you are going to devote your life to building something, what would you rather have? Do you want to own a Job? Or Do you want to own your Ideal Money Life™?
Over twenty years ago I started my first business.
It was the first of several businesses that I’ve owned in my entrepreneurial journey.
I’ve had successes, and I’ve had “failures.” (As a side note, I don’t believe in the word “failure,” stick with me and I’ll detail my reason later).
I started my first business with a hope and a dream for a better life.
I’ve burnt the candle to the nub from both sides of the candlestick. I’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars and tens of thousands of hours in my businesses. And here I am more than twenty years later with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Yet, I’m still at the beginning of the journey. Business ownership is one of the most fulfilling, rewarding experiences of my life. Business ownership continues to fill my bank account. Business ownership provides me with wealth in all areas of my life. I love money! I say that proudly and unapologetically.
- Money gives me food to feed my family and me.
- Money gives me clothes that keep my family and me warm.
- Money gives me a roof that protects my family and me.
- Money gives me time so that I can take my family on vacation each month.
- Money gives me the ability to hire physicians and dentists to keep my family and me healthy.
- Money gives me the ability to build a nest egg that will provide for my wife and me in our older years.
- Money gives me the ability to achieve my dreams.
- Money gives me the ability to keep the most important things the most important things.
Money gives me the gift of an Ideal Money Life™. I started my first business with nothing but some skills and a dream for a better life.
- I had no money.
- I had no prospects.
- I had no reputation.
I started my first business with a central business philosophy.
Owning a profitable business gives me the ability to design and create my Ideal Money Life™.
I use the word Ideal deliberately. Ideal is not perfect.
My life will never be perfect. I am not perfect.
My family will never be perfect. My life will never be perfect.
Perfect will never arise.
Ideal, however, is within reach.
Ideal is closer than you may realize.
Here is my definition of Ideal Money Life™. Ideal is beautiful. Ideal is a state where you live an abundant life. You have what you want and need.
- You don’t have to worry about money. Money is your servant.
- You have the relationships that are dear to your heart.
- You are positively contributing to the people you serve.
- You have work that overwhelmingly fulfills you.
- You are healthy.
- You have the time to enjoy the wonders that life has to offer you.
After more than twenty years on the journey of business ownership,
I can proudly say that I have a life is much better than I could have imagined as a starry-eyed teenager.
The price to achieve my dreams has been great. The price I pay now to achieve my new dreams is even greater. I pay the price with gratitude.
I’m willing to pay more than I’ve ever paid to achieve my new dreams.
Why would I be willing to put everything on the line to pursue my dreams?
The answer is simple.
The rewards I receive for paying the price to achieve my dreams is exponentially greater than the price I pay.
The great poet Freddie Mercury said it best.
“It ain’t much I’m asking. Here’s to the future. I want it all, and I want it now.”