Posted by Lori Samson on June 10, 2000 at 21:46:18:
You called yourself a ‘newbee’ and this is my definition:
A Wantabee is someone who is learning but has never done their first deal. A Newbee is one who is out there doing something but is still wet behind the ears a little. I coined the ‘WANTABEE’ phrase myself! I remember when I was in the want-to-be-a-investor stage and I still really remember the newbee stage.
No matter where you are at you need to enjoy the journey! If the growth doesn’t hurt just a little you have to try a little harder. Read another book that’s a little over your head because if you stick to it long enough you will find that what you didn’t understand last week you suddenly realize you grasp this week. Make sure you have fun in the process! If you allow yourself to get caught up in the climb of the learning curve, you will tire and begin to lose your vision and passion towards real estate. Focus in on one thing at a time and don’t get caught into the main current until you are swimming well. One principle at a time, one idea at a time to absorb and one deal at a time!
If I sound like you have been sat down by your Mom, I’m sorry because it comes natural after having 5 kids! That’s why I have no problem speaking in front of people… I’m a MOM so lecturing comes with the territory!