Hey there – we have a problem.
Want to know what it is?
Well, we’re all guilty of it at some point…
The problem is that we: Overthink. Overanalyze. Overcomplicate.
I see it happening with my coaching clients. The “what if” questions are rampant… and make them spiral down a rabbit hole.
They get going in their business, then they’re suddenly paralyzed with fear. Fear that they might make a mistake or mess up a deal. They want every single question answered before they make a move.
And you know what?
That’s holding them back. And if this sounds like you, it’s holding you back too.
The key is just focusing on one thing at a time. Be super focused—and keep it simple.
“Focus will make you rich.”
I assure you!
Here’s something else that should help, thanks to my good buddy and fellow investor Tom Krol:
“Take massive imperfect action.”
Man, I love that quote!
What he means is…
You have to take massive action to succeed—and it’s okay if you make mistakes.
Allow yourself to make mistakes. Allow yourself to be imperfect. Give yourself permission to fail forward.
That’s how you learn.
Sure you’ll underestimate repairs… or overestimate comps… or put your foot in your mouth when talking with a seller.
You can always renegotiate or even cancel the contract. It’ll be okay. 🙂
I mean, I screwed up a bunch when I first started. And more mistakes happened as I tried new strategies and implemented new ideas.
I learned from mistakes and did it right the next time. That’s all.
Try this: Don’t ask what if? Ask what’s next?
Take that in for a second…
How does that sit with you? Feels pretty good when you think of it that way, right?
Focus on one step. When that step is done. Move to the next step.
No more overthinking. No more overanalyzing…
Get over your stinkin’ thinkin’ and start taking action. Learn from your likely mistakes and do the next deal better and smarter.
That’s really it. So go do it.