“Fake it until you make it.” That phrase sounds like it came right out of Hollywood. It means to have the mindset that you “fake” being a star until you become one.
Actually, fake it till you make it is a spin off of the expression “Act as if” coined by Professor William James of Harvard. He proposed that by “acting as if something is true” will create the natural behavior you want, and the mind will produce the desired result.
In other words, belief has a measurable impact on creating the reality we want.
Many students who write in or leave posts on my blog are very eager to change their lives, and that is awesome. Change starts by making a conscience decision to do so. But many get bogged down in self doubt or fear…or even worse, they let someone else talk them out of their desires.
That’s a tragedy. Don’t let that happen to you! Look, maybe you don’t feel sure or safe about what you want to do in real estate. It’s okay! Most people experience uncertainty all the time, they just don;t admit it. Move towards your goals, share your questions and your own skills, and maybe just “fake it until you make it” (Or in better terms, do some practice runs).
Take an area of what I teach that you like the best or feel most comfortable with and do a practice deal as far as you can take it. Don’t make an uneducated judgment that no-money down deals don’t work, or locking up a deal and assigning it to another person is hard. Use my strategies and go do one. Do one with all the freedom and confidence in the world because you know it is just practice.
Listen to my monthly conference calls, past and future, read my book again, work with one of our coaches, get inspiration and ideas from the forum at www.deangraziosi.com or watch my new “Dean’s Deal of the Month” video series at www.deangraziosibio.com.. Or whatever it takes to get inspired, gain some wisdom and get out there and get in the game.
I love the Wayne Gretsky quote; “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” So, get out there and practice. The one thing practicing can do, is allow you to put the principles I share with you into action and gain the three most important things you need to be successful. Confidence, capabilities and direction. I can supply the capabilities and the direction but you need to get out there and practice until you have the confidence to pull the trigger on your first deal.
So set a goal for yourself. Maybe it is that within 45 days from today you are going to find at least 5 pre-foreclosures, foreclosures or REO’s in your area and make an offer on each. You are going to speak with the right people, or get the marbles out of your mouth so you gain confidence to speak with them… And do your best to get at least one of those offers accepted.
Then you can decide if your practice run needs to be extended or if you have gained the confidence to make that a first deal. Either way there is no down side. So why wouldn’t you do it? And if you find a great enough deal, but you don’t want to do it post it on www.deangraziosi.com and someone else may want to! ;-
Have a wonderful day.