In recent years, We’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of young people trying to break into the real estate industry. The profession is saturated with real estate gurus who have been dishing out nuggets of real estate wisdom over the years. One of the few whose advice we’ve found valuable is Dean Graziosi, a real estate expert, author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.
We’ve found that these Graziosi quotes are particularly helpful for newbie real estate brokers still trying to find their footing:
“It doesn’t matter where you come from. It only matters where you are and where you want to go.”
Here’s the thing: you don’t need to start with a sizable capital or good credit to make it big in real estate.
Dean Graziosi certainly didn’t. The guy grew up in a trailer park and even lived in a bathroom for an entire year as a teenager. He had no startup capital and nobody to rely on.
But with knowledge, hard work, and commitment, he managed to become one of the leading real estate experts in the country today, with hundreds of properties in his portfolio.
“A success mentality teaches not to waste energy on things that you can’t change.”
From childhood, we’re all taught to pinpoint our weaknesses — Math? sports? music? — and work on them until we get better at them. We’re often made to feel that this is more important than working on the subjects we’re already good at until we excel at them.
Instead of this common outlook, Graziosi says that you should embrace your strengths and use them to build the career and the life you’ve always wanted. Focus on the things you’re naturally good at and perform those tasks. As for your weaknesses? Don’t waste your time and energy; delegate them to folks who can do a better job.
“Successful people, whether they’re working for somebody else or working for themselves, do whatever they do to the best of their ability — as if the boss is watching them every minute of every day.”
This is a quote from Graziosi’s Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway To Wealth & Prosperity. Graziosi is basically saying that there’s no success without hard work and dedication. No matter how good you are at strategizing, visualizing your goals, or achieving a positive mindset, you won’t get any closer to your dreams if you don’t get up and do the work — every.single.day.
“Failing at something doesn’t scare me as much as never trying.”
The path to success is riddled with hills and valleys to navigate. Incredible successes and tremendous setbacks will mark the journey. This is as true for the richest real estate entrepreneurs as it is for newbies.
As you start out, do your best but prepare for the worst. Do whatever you can to avoid failure — research, learn from more experienced real estate brokers, and prepare for the unforeseen. At the same time, expect that you will be tested to your limits and have the resilience to bounce back when you do fail.
I hope that these bits of advice make a difference in your lives and help you set off on the road to real estate success. If you’re an experienced real estate broker, what success tips can you share with those just starting out? Feel free to comment below.