Are You Going To Make It? Be Honest With Yourself

Posted on February 10, 2014 by

You want success, right?  That’s essentially the purpose of any kind of training. However, It doesn’t matter how much “how to” you absorb, it will not cause the result you want – which is the achievement of a specific goal or milestone.  How much action are you putting behind what you learn?

Let me say something to all of you out there trying to get traction in real estate investing and haven’t been able to do it yet. First I want to state the obvious, Don’t Give Up.  But now I have to give you some cold, hard facts.

The only difference between the few successful people vs most other people out there is the amount of TV you watch.

I know that sounds funny, but it’s true.

9 out of 10 people WASTE the most valuable asset they have, which is time. You can’t ever get it back, and the minutes you’re taking to read this is an investment in your future. Time spent watching worthless TV is robbing you of your life.

Part of this mental preparation is understanding the disciplined principal that you can’t always give in to mental candy, which is what TV (and music) are.  You have to lessen your donuts, i.e. the mental candy of TV and frivolous music or you can’t achieve anything.

Does that mean zero candy? No, of course not, we all enjoy some serenity. I just watched the game. It was good, but it was also the ONLY thing I watched.

I need you to limit yourself and, understand that any hour not spent on activities toward your goals is only slowing you down.  And the people that control the amount of mental candy they absorb are successful. This is a truth you must accept. Your fate hangs on this.

If you’re not successful, guess what?  You either made mistakes taking the wrong actions, or you aren’t taking actions at all, which is harder to fix, sometimes impossible to fix. Can’t make the horse drink right?

Success is BEHAVIOR, not skill, luck, or even capital. Please tell me you are internalizing this!

You need to WORK in order to get what you want. The RIGHT work, and the RIGHT amount of time applied to work make ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

So say goodbye to your old life of wasting time or trying to do the least amount of work to get by, that’s what losers do. Say hello to your new life of doing what needs to be done to reach the finish line.

Education and TRAINING is not the same thing. Education is not enough.  You must be educated to do the proper behaviors that breed achievement.

This is the approach I take in my own business. I’ve invested in all kinds of real estate over the past 25 years and one of my favorite ways is with Tax Liens and Deeds.  And I’m really good at it. I was taught this strategy over 20 years ago on how to find deals that I could do simply, in all markets, and repeat year after year to make crushing amounts of money, regardless of market conditions.  

Powerful Profit Potential in Tax Lien and Deed Investing

One of the most enticing reasons for investing in tax sales is they are motivated people to sell, and almost no one takes advantage of tax sales to own properties.  We teach 5 strategies to buy properties through tax sales that get us amazing deals.

And you know what? We DON’T go to auctions.  That’s right, most people think Tax Sales are about buying liens at an auction, but that’s the last place we look.  We like liens that won’t redeem, we like mailing to people pre-auction, and we like buying property directly from the county for pennies on the dollar!

Flipping properties for fast cash is an option, but holding them can accelerate your explosive growth potential, especially if you marry holding with other profit strategies like owner financing, lease options, etc.  We like buying low and holding to build a passive portfolio, that’s Generational Wealth, i.e. long term financial security your kids and their kids can benefit from.

I CONSISTENTLY buy property for 30 cents on the dollar.  Let me be honest, I actually don’t buy them for 30 cents – I’m ALL IN for 30 cents.  Meaning I buy them AND fix them for a TOTAL of 30% of repaired value.   So I’m actually buying them for 10% or less.  Yes, I know, I’m so clever.

The truth is, there is nothing clever about it and you can do it too.  The money comes from motivation and mindset, that’s 90% of the battle. At Fortris, we pour ourselves into sharing decades of experience with people who simply want to know how to get money made.  People who want to hear things straight and not get misled following each crumb.  We put the pieces together in tax sales and we hope that opens your eyes into a whole new world of deal flow.  


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