Advice on how to achieve your dreams sometimes include dabbling to learn on the fringes. Steve Cavanaugh tells us why you need to go directly after your goals and things you want to accomplish, to meet those things head on. Check out this FlipNerd.com Expert Tip to watch Steve’s tip.
Mike: Hey, it’s Mike Hambright from FlipNerd.com and we have a quick Expert Tip to share with you from Steve Cavanaugh who is going to share a tip on why it’s important to go directly for what it is that you want to accomplish.
Steve: Hey Mike. So when I was in college, I was a jazz guitar minor and I went to my professor and I asked him, “How do I learn to play jazz guitar?” And his answer was, “Well, you just learn how to play jazz guitar.” Well that answer wasn’t good enough for me at the time because I was under the impression that what I needed to do, was I needed to learn classical, then I needed to learn rock, and I needed to essentially build this big foundation of all these other music styles before I was allowed to give myself permission to play jazz.
So back to the question, I said, “How do I learn how to play jazz guitar?” And he kind of looked at me and gave me this smile that he always did and he said, “Well you go directly toward what it is that you want. You learn how to play jazz guitar.”
Let me apply this concept very quickly to the concept of real estate investing. I’ve seen many investors go to, for example, the real estate sales persons licensing course with the good intention of learning the fundamentals of real estate. But, see the problem is through the course of the program, they get sucked into becoming a real estate agent. They’re no longer interested in becoming a real estate investor.
So it’s only five or six years after they’ve been selling properties and they’re getting pushed around by buyers and sellers that they come to the realization, “You know what, I could be in control of my life if I would have stuck with the investor course and gone straight toward what it is that I wanted.”
So, that’s my tip for you today. You need to figure out what it is that you want and then create a path that goes directly towards it.
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