In case you haven’t heard, Diana Nyad just became the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. So what can we as real estate investors learn from this? What can we take from someone who may have never even thought about investing in real estate? I think it is important to think about some of the things she said right after she completed her journey. I think if we do this we can see that there are similarities to being successful no matter what you are trying to accomplish. So lets take a look and see exactly what she did say right after she reached the shore in Key West after a 53 hour journey. “I have three messages… One is we should never, ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team.”
Lets take a look at the first one:
We should never, ever give up! We have all hear it before but guess what, its true! Did you know that Diana attempted to make the same swim five other times and failed. She did this over the previous 35 years. This alone tells us that if you keep trying then you will eventually succeed. I have met many investors or “wanna-be-investors” that have called our office and said that “real estate doesn’t work” after digging a little deeper we find out that maybe they only made 5-10 or maybe 20 offers. Well, the way we buy properties at 50, 40 even 30% of list price we sometimes have to make at least 100 or more offers. So don’t give up on your real estate investing!
The second thing she shared was that you are never too old to chase your dreams! Diana is 62 years old and is the first person to ever make this journey. She will forever be in the history books since she successfully made the swim. This just goes to show that you are never too old to reach your goals. I have met many people as I travel across the USA that tell me “I am too old to start investing”. Well if you don’t start now then when will you start. In my opinion that is only an excuse. And when you don’t want to do something then any excuse is as good as another. Forget about how old you are and start from right where you are right now and do it! Like Nike says Just Do It, but they left out a word and the word is NOW!
The third thing that Diana said when she reached the shore in Key West was “it takes a team”. Even though she is in a solo sport, it took a whole team for her to make it. Real estate is the same way. You need Realtors, Attorneys or Title companies, Contractors, Lenders, Private Money, etc. But don’t get overwhelmed as these things just take time.So no matter what sport, business or opportunity you are trying to succeed at remember these three things. And if my team and I can ever help you to accomplish your goals do not hesitate to reach out to me and my team at 803-831-2858