How being last to the game can still make you a winner

Monday Oct 29th, 2018


Stop believing that you missed your chance.

If you’re feeling like you missed your opportunity to get into the real estate market, or you feel like you have a missed opportunity in life or business, I’m here to tell you it’s time to stop using that excuse right now.

You don’t have to be first in the real estate market, or in any market, in order to do well and be successful.

You can start today. Right where you are now. Whether you’re investing in real estate for the first time or launching into a new industry with a killer business idea, this is how to get over the belief that it’s too late.

Find out how others have done it and then improve their process.

There’s clear advantages to using where you’re at currently to make smarter, more strategic decisions than others might have made before you. Whether you’re launching a business or trying to come up with the finance funding for your investment property, find out other people made that thing happen and then emulate and try to improve their process.

When you reframe that narrative from loss to strategy, you’re empowering yourself instead of withdrawing. This simple reframe exercise will give you a clearer path to tackle the actual problem here which is an inability to act. 

Develop a decisive attitude towards action

The key to acting instead of procrastinating starts with becoming aware of your resistance. The best way to develop decisiveness is to ask yourself if staying the same has created the results you want? Then evaluate the best and worst that can happen. Make both outcomes as incredibly extreme as possible. The discomfort practice alone can be enough motivation for a year, but it also helps you get to the root cause that’s holding you back.

Identify the root cause of your hesitation

Your hesitation is either being fueled by one of two things: fear or anxiety.

Fear is the belief that you’re not prepared or capable, anxiety is the mental anticipation of not feeling prepared or capable. Overcome fear by creating small, easy-to-follow steps towards your goal. Focus on small wins every day as you start building more and more confidence towards your achievements. If it’s anxiety towards action, don’t allow yourself time to overthink. Use the countdown method to keep you from staying stuck. Rinse and repeat.

The more decisions you make, the better you’ll get at it.

In real estate and in business, there’s enough success and lucrative deals to go around for everyone.

Nothing is too late until we decide it is.

Matt Sloan
Sales Representative
Royal LePage Signature Realty Inc., Brokerage
30 Eglinton Ave. W. Suite 200, Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 3E7
  (647) 627-4140
  (905) 568-2121


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