Hey, gang, this is Mike with My Real Estate DOJO and one of the secrets of getting your head in life as a businessman, entrepreneur or an investor – it doesn’t matter, is your ability to invest in yourself.
I see a lot of new rookies, they invest money in all the equipment, in setting up the corporation, in getting their logos etc. They spend very little amount of money on themselves to be able to take themselves to the next level. Let me give you a perfect example. I have a photographer student.
When she started off with me, I told her ‘Don’t spend a lot of money on a camera. Don’t buy the most expensive camera, but the cheapest camera that will get the job done. And let’s go ahead and do some deals’.
Today, she is quitting her job and she’s hiring photographers that have 10 years worth of experience, hiring photographers that have a camera 10 times more expensive than she has.
The major difference is that these photographers that have 10 years worth of experience, they have better pictures than her, they have better equipment than her – they don’t know how to get the customers.
On the other hand, my student, she has the shittiest camera, she doesn’t have any experience, but what she’s done is paid for a coach like myself and what I’ve done is helped her hire these people to go do the job for her, because I taught her how to create systems, how to market.
Now she has no experience, very little experience, she has a shitty camera compared to these guys, but she is hiring these guys, so she is the higher level, just because she hired a coach. These other people bought all this nice equipment, but they didn’t put any money into their brain.
Soraya, on the other hand, put all the money she had in to the brain part and she forgot about the equipment. She allowed me to download all the years of experience that I have into her mind, so that she is able to quit her job in less than a year. More importantly, hire all these professionals, who have better cameras, more experience to do the work for her.
Today is the day that she is quitting and she just texted me. She says today I have 5 or 6 different clients. 5 of them are being taken care of by a photographer, the other 2 or 3 she is doing right after she gets off of work, because today is the last day. She is getting of at 12 o’clock and she’s going to say ‘Adios America’ to the corporate world.
This is Mike with My Real Estate DOJO, don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
Make sure you put the money into your mind, not into material things.