Updated: Jan 14, 2019
Have you ever been really excited about your real estate deal only to have someone squash your excitement?
Have you ever been out at a social event and when you tell people that you are a real estate investor they respond negatively? They start talking about their second cousin that once bought an investment property and the tenants trashed the place...
Here are a few tips to help you manage the negative people in your life and/or people you meet at social events.
1) Never argue with negative people or try to convince them that real estate investing is a good idea. Instead simply agree with them and move on. Change the topic or better yet... go speak with someone that is positive, supportive, and curious about real estate.
Your time is your most valuable resource so do not waste it on negative people!
2)People are skeptical so be sure to document your success and have it ready to provide factual proof that the "haters" can't dispute.
Years ago, when I was first starting out my real estate investment career I would often run into family, friends, and acquaintances that would try to kill my dreams...
Rather than listen to their B.S. do this...
If you are new and don't have any real deals under your belt yet... do not share your goals and dreams of real estate investing with anyone you think will not be supportive. The second they start being negative change the subject and move on.
Once you start doing deals be sure to document the journey ( I wish I would have done more of this ) Record all your transactions and tack a screen shot or picture of your chq's .
One of my old mentors would call these "SHUT UP CHQ'S"
He said "every time someone would start to speak negatively about real estate or what I was doing I would show them a picture of my shut up chq"
I started doing this and it works like a charm! I love seeing the look on their face!
Here is a small sample of some of my shut up chq's:
( Click arrow to see more shut up chq's )
Now I am a modest guy and don't go around bragging or revealing this information at every social event...
But having a few pics on hand (saved on your phone) to deal with the uneducated negative people is always nice :-)
Another reason it is good to document your deals is that it helps when you are trying to raise capital and attract potential joint venture partners to fund your real estate deals.
I look forward to seeing some of your shut up chq's :-)
Until next time always remember " The More You C.A.R.E. The More You Earn"
Your real estate based wealth coach,
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