Most of my friends have failed, or encountered a setback somewhere along their life’s journey. I am grateful that, as a group, we have been there for each other when the person next to us needed a shoulder to lean on.
One of the benefits of getting a little older is perspective. Maturity gives you a chance to look back at what you did, the outcomes, and what you did to get through the difficult times.
I just finished reading a short article that had an interesting quote from Winston Churchill:
I thought to myself “What a great blueprint for success.” In very few words Mr. Churchill sums up success. Basically, find what you love to do, go after it with enthusiasm, and no matter the outcome don’t lose your enthusiasm.
I’m not suggesting that every day needs to be celebration and parties. But when you have a bad afternoon, realize that it’s ok, and it’s part of the process of success. Deep down inside and at your core – remember your enthusiasm and reason you do what you do – whatever that reason may be. That purpose will keep you going.
I’m excited about our guest at Washington REIA this month. He is a good friend of mine and I twisted his arm to share his life story as someone who started numerous businesses, including real estate projects. You will enjoy listening to him as he talks about some of his ventures that have failed and some that reached great heights.
His story isn’t about a rich kid who had every advantage available to him. He grew up on a farm in Southern Maryland and has worked hard his entire life. He still lives here in the DC area with his wife and two kids.
Keep going, adapt when needed and stay motivated. Don’t lose your enthusiasm. Then get your ticket to WREIA for this Monday, July 15th. We are here to help you stay on track for the last half of 2013.
***Lastly, don’t forget that every year we take the summer break in August. Our next meeting after this Monday will be in September. Come join us and add a little kick to your summer routine.
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help your business,
Washington REIA Network, President
P.P.S The answer is YES, we are still doing partner deals with our students and WREIA members. Maybe you need some help with financing or need a valuable construction partner with years of experience? We can help speed up the process for you, and help take your business to the next level. We are here to help. Just send us a few quick details at http://dchardmoneylender.com/quick-property-submit/ and we will get back to you ASAP.