How Leaving My Job Changed My Life and Allowed Me to Become a Full Time Real Estate Investor How Leaving My Job Changed My Life and Allowed Me to Become a Full Time Real Estate Investor

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How Leaving My Job Changed My Life and Allowed Me to Become a Full Time Real Estate Investor

At 4pm on Friday, November 2nd, I turned off my company PC and let out a big sigh of relief. Six months prior I had been told that the company I worked for was closing down.  At first I was frantically trying to find a similar job in the Health Insurance field until my son asked that I come along for the "Revival" ride. After working 18 years at a 40 hour per week, W2 job, my last day had finally come. I was now unemployed…sort of.

First I became a  licensed real estate agent in the State of New York and the focus was single family acquisitions for "Revival Property Group".  Needless to say, life had gotten a bit crazy. Being around other like-minded investors and entrepreneurs, helped me decide to transition from being a 10% entrepreneur to being one full time. We all have to start from the beginning.  It's a learning curve when you've always been a robot to the corporate world. Here are some things that losing my job and taking a leap of faith with my son allowed me to focus on, and in turn become a full time Real Estate Investor:

Think: Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” He wasn’t lying. When I was working two full time jobs, one as a waitress and another as a real estate agent, I was so busy running around and reacting that I had very little time to sit down and think: About goals. About strategy. About systems. The important things.

Focus: I like to focus on one or two goals and go after them 110%. Before, it was easy to get distracted. There often were not enough hours in the day, and I am the type of person who hates to do a thing poorly. It takes a lot of time, effort and hard work to develop skill sets and gain proficiency. It’s tough to put in your 10,000 hours (to gain mastery) if the 24 hours per day are being divided amongst several jobs. I’ve been able to use my time to focus on what is important.

Get Organized: I ordered a large wall-size 12-month calendar to hang on my wall so I can plan my day, week, month and year. It sat on my office floor for the first 6 months. That changed when I decided to become completely organized with my personal life and the business.  Several books later, the one that truly gave me the incentive to become organized, "Volcanic Momentum", written by Jordan Ring, and I now have a nice visual that displays all the amazing things I get to look forward to over the next day, month, and year. 

Flexibility: Part of being your own boss is having control over your time…well, more control anyway. I’m still managing a household and trying to fit in family and all of life's enjoyable endeavors. Nevertheless, this flexibility has allowed me the time to pursue my passions, and the time to work toward the goals for myself and "Revival" as well as meeting amazing people along the way!  I am constantly networking with other Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, Lenders, Attorneys - basically everyone in the business of Real Estate and of course, self help gurus, and allowing myself to enjoy the ride.  

Feel More Energized: A wise man once said that if you can “find the intersection between your greatest passion and your greatest strength, you will feel energized by your work.” I am still in the process of working out my routines and learning how best to structure my week, but I am already enjoying the journey because I have a purpose. I can see the top of the mountain with clarity and feel the energy to reach the top in the fastest way, with the support and encouragement of an amazing team! 

"Revival" has since moved into the Commercial side of Real Estate investing and I have switched gears in that direction.  There is so much to learn and so many people to meet and learn from and I am excited to be a part of this wonderful team!  Funny how it took so long in order to be able to think differently, focus easier, organize my life, become so flexible and feel fabulously energized - all because my son took the leap 4 years ago and my company decided to close!  I am thankful every day for this new journey and the people who have touched me along the way!  I look forward to continuing to grow into the most amazing Real Estate Investor that I can possibly be obtaining those Commercial acquisitions along the way and building a portfolio which will allow me to leave a legacy for my children and theirs!

It has been an exciting journey so far, and is just getting started. If you are building your real estate portfolio, a seasoned entrepreneur, or just thinking about getting started, we would love to connect with you.

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At 4pm on Friday, November 2nd, I turned off my company PC and let out a big sigh of relief. Six months prior I had been told that the company I worked for was closing down.  At first I was frantically trying to find a similar job in the Health Insurance field until my son asked that I come along for the "Revival" ride. After working 18 years at a 40 hour per week, W2 job, my last day had finally come. I was now unemployed…sort of.

First I became a  licensed real estate agent in the State of New York and the focus was single family acquisitions for "Revival Property Group".  Needless to say, life had gotten a bit crazy. Being around other like-minded investors and entrepreneurs, helped me decide to transition from being a 10% entrepreneur to being one full time. We all have to start from the beginning.  It's a learning curve when you've always been a robot to the corporate world. Here are some things that losing my job and taking a leap of faith with my son allowed me to focus on, and in turn become a full time Real Estate Investor:

Think: Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” He wasn’t lying. When I was working two full time jobs, one as a waitress and another as a real estate agent, I was so busy running around and reacting that I had very little time to sit down and think: About goals. About strategy. About systems. The important things.

Focus: I like to focus on one or two goals and go after them 110%. Before, it was easy to get distracted. There often were not enough hours in the day, and I am the type of person who hates to do a thing poorly. It takes a lot of time, effort and hard work to develop skill sets and gain proficiency. It’s tough to put in your 10,000 hours (to gain mastery) if the 24 hours per day are being divided amongst several jobs. I’ve been able to use my time to focus on what is important.

Get Organized: I ordered a large wall-size 12-month calendar to hang on my wall so I can plan my day, week, month and year. It sat on my office floor for the first 6 months. That changed when I decided to become completely organized with my personal life and the business.  Several books later, the one that truly gave me the incentive to become organized, "Volcanic Momentum", written by Jordan Ring, and I now have a nice visual that displays all the amazing things I get to look forward to over the next day, month, and year. 

Flexibility: Part of being your own boss is having control over your time…well, more control anyway. I’m still managing a household and trying to fit in family and all of life's enjoyable endeavors. Nevertheless, this flexibility has allowed me the time to pursue my passions, and the time to work toward the goals for myself and "Revival" as well as meeting amazing people along the way!  I am constantly networking with other Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, Lenders, Attorneys - basically everyone in the business of Real Estate and of course, self help gurus, and allowing myself to enjoy the ride.  

Feel More Energized: A wise man once said that if you can “find the intersection between your greatest passion and your greatest strength, you will feel energized by your work.” I am still in the process of working out my routines and learning how best to structure my week, but I am already enjoying the journey because I have a purpose. I can see the top of the mountain with clarity and feel the energy to reach the top in the fastest way, with the support and encouragement of an amazing team! 

"Revival" has since moved into the Commercial side of Real Estate investing and I have switched gears in that direction.  There is so much to learn and so many people to meet and learn from and I am excited to be a part of this wonderful team!  Funny how it took so long in order to be able to think differently, focus easier, organize my life, become so flexible and feel fabulously energized - all because my son took the leap 4 years ago and my company decided to close!  I am thankful every day for this new journey and the people who have touched me along the way!  I look forward to continuing to grow into the most amazing Real Estate Investor that I can possibly be obtaining those Commercial acquisitions along the way and building a portfolio which will allow me to leave a legacy for my children and theirs!

It has been an exciting journey so far, and is just getting started. If you are building your real estate portfolio, a seasoned entrepreneur, or just thinking about getting started, we would love to connect with you.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
&
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Revival Property Group
"Real Estate Solutions At Your Convenience"

1 comment

  • Posted on by Barry Paley

    Outstanding journey
    Pleasure to have you with us at KWPN

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