> What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?
Article kindly provided by Mike Clarke
gets you out of bed on a Monday morning? Is
The need to earn money to pay the bills or the
willingness to achieve?
For successful people it is all about Motivation
and Mindset. Motivation is the driving factor behind
the choices we make in life, it affects our decision
making and determines the outcome of our choices,
which in turn helps to determine our success rate.
me give you an example: I watched the 2011 Danny
Boyle film “127 Hours” over the weekend,
about trapped climber, Aron Ralston, you may have
seen it or be aware of the story. Trapped by a boulder
crushing his arm in a cleft in the rock, while canyoneering
alone near Moab, Utah (the middle of nowhere), he
was faced with the choice of a slow agonising death
or taking the desperate measure of self amputation
with a blunt penknife in order to survive. Without
ruining the film for those that may not have watched
it yet, his story was truly inspirational and goes
to show what any individual is capable of achieving
when given the right motivation.
do we really need to go to such extremes to be inspired
or motivated? The honest answer is, No!
Ok, so the example may be a little extreme, but
it is inspirational. A remarkable story of determination
born of desperation and triumph over adversity.
Aron went on to achieve even greater things following
his accident and is still very much alive and enjoying
what motivates you? Making a better life for you
and your loved ones, a long held dream of financial
freedom, or the desire for untold wealth and riches
be motivated to achieve success is one thing but
overcoming limiting beliefs and obstacles can be
another thing entirely. For property investment
success you need The Property Investing Mindset!
what does it take to become a successful property
people expect some kind of quick formula which will
help them to become successful straight away by
acquiring the latest property investment strategy,
trends or information.
with anything, knowledge is essential. In the context
of property investing, knowledge is normally acquired
by way of learning via trial and error, occupational
learning or educational courses. There are always
a plethora of educational courses out there for
property investors. Many are run by some of the
UK’s most successful property investors, educators
and entrepreneurs. I
would recommend any property investment networking
events, courses or opportunities run by Matthew
Moody (Your HMO Expert) or Simon
Zutshi (Property Investors Network, PIN) as
I have tried and tested their courses and opportunities
and I believe they offer excellent educational,
motivational and inspirational content as well as
great value for money.
it should be noted that even knowledge has its
limitations, without the right attitude. Having
a combination of the right knowledge and the
right attitude is the powerful combination that
can progress you at a much faster rate.
could be argued that many people have already
failed at property investment before even starting
since they have the wrong mindset.
is everything when it comes to property investing!
investors can have different goals and that is
fine as you make choices to suit your lifestyle,
but one of the key components to successful property
investing is mindset.
example: The Belief System and the Paradigm Shift.
In 1954 Roger Bannister was the first person in
history to run a mile within four minutes. Prior
to this it was concluded that it was impossible
for the human body to achieve such speed, and
hence sportsmen did not target four minutes as
a goal since it was a belief that it was scientifically
impossible. In less than twelve months after Roger
Bannister’s record other runners were also
able to accomplish a mile within 4 minutes.
what changed? We know it wasn’t about diet,
shoes, nutrition or technique. They just changed
their attitude and beliefs. They changed their
mindset or had what is commonly known as a paradigm
shift. If you look at major events and groundbreaking
achievements through the course of time you will
find endless examples of things which were considered
impossible that became possible.
have an open mind. Be prepared to learn and change
your beliefs. You can achieve what may seem impossible.
The miracle of compounding is your leverage. The
property investor always goes through paradigm
shifts in learning new techniques and learning
by experience until the pinnacle mindset is achieved.
The pinnacle mindset is often referred to as ‘the
abundant mindset’ where opportunities for
investing are always perceived to be readily available.
with knowledge and self belief, anything is achievable,
if you open your mind to the myriad of possibilities!
is the director of MyProperty PowerTeam.co.uk.
He has been investing since 2004 and owns property
across the North West and the North East