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Today's Article: "How to Live a Life of No Regrets Only Results-Part 2"
Last week, we discussed some of the beginning steps needed to start living a life of No Regrets Only Results. I want to continue this discussion in today’s article so if you missed it, go back and take a look now!
How do I live a life of taking action? I do the first two things above, facing fear and no excuses, and then I follow my instincts. Everybody has instincts. I believe that instincts are very important and I think you should follow them.
For example, this is way off topic, and I can’t even tell you why I’m telling you this, but I watched an episode of The Bachelorette with my wife over the summer. Ashley had an instinct that this guy, Bentley, was going to try to take advantage of her because she got a text message from one of his friends that said he’s on the show for the wrong reason. Long story short, he played her. He played everybody. She said, “I should have followed my instincts.”
Follow your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it may not be right. Differentiate between fear and not feeling right, but you’ve got your instincts. You’ve got something down deep inside that tells you, “Maybe this guy knows what he’s talking about. This really is it. However long this takes, I know there is something about this.” You need to listen to this and follow what your instincts tell you.
Next, you’ve got to get specific advice from private mentors. You absolutely have to have mentors. There are two parts to this business. There’s training, and then there’s ongoing mentoring. What I’ve done previously is I’ve tried to put people right into mentoring, and it didn’t work. It doesn’t work.
I am playing Groundhog Day every time I’m on the phone with somebody or a group of people if everyone doesn’t speak the same language. So everybody needs to speak the same language if they want to do it the right way. They need to speak my language and a lot of this stuff is the language, so you need to get your mind wrapped around it.
You have to have private mentors, whether it’s me or whether it’s a family member. I consider my father a mentor and I consider my mother a mentor, each in their own certain respects. And then I have other mentors that I write a lot of checks to, because it works. I wouldn’t continue to write those checks if it didn’t work for me. Some of them haven’t worked, I will say, but I’m not afraid to try it. I believe when I do something like that that it’s going to work for me. I’m going to take at least one or two things from everything that I do, especially when I write a check for it.
I’m writing a check on my education to help make more money, to help me do more things, to live my life by my philosophy of No Regrets Only Results. Advice from mentors, mentors, mentors, amazing; you have to have it.
Lastly by taking action, you must apply your knowledge and focus on winning. If you get all this knowledge and don’t apply it or don’t focus on applying it the right way to get results, it’s not going to work. You can get all this knowledge and you can go to all these seminars until you’re blue in the face, but you must apply it. You must be willing to face your fear and apply it.
This is how I live my life of no regrets only results. It was an intensive day of blood, sweat, and tears trying to figure out who I am, what am I really trying to do here as a real estate investor, as a mentor, as an author, as a father figure, as a husband, everything. Please invest some time doing this for yourself as well and I promise it will be a decision you don’t regret making!