Clarity of vision is the first step for a goddess in real estate investing (or really anything else she desires). It’s really the most magical thing for goddesses. Getting that clarity can be one of the hardest things for many goddesses to find though.
Can you relate to any of these challenges? Are you finding that you’re stuck because you don’t know what you want?
In the real estate investing realm this might look like you have some money to invest but you have no idea what market to look into and what to buy.
Or you don’t have money and while you know you’d like to invest, you don’t know how to get the means to do so.
Or you have some money and you thought you knew what you wanted to do, but it doesn’t seem to be working out and you suspect it’s because the Universe has something better in store for you. You’d like to be able to catch that vision but you don’t know how.
If so, I can definitely relate. This was exactly where I was about a year ago.
My husband and I had been flipping houses in LA. We thought that was what we wanted to keep doing, but as property values rose it was getting harder and harder to make that business work for us. We started to look for 4+ unit buildings (thinking a buy and hold strategy that would keep us cash flowing was a better option), but financially we were finding it nearly impossible to find something (a) we could afford and (b) would make us any money even if we could afford it. Flipping had been our main source of income. We were stuck and starting to burn through our savings. We had a complete lack of clarity on what to do and how to get out of our situation.
I was starting to panic, but then remembered that I had some tools (from my years of being a life and success coach and a perpetual student of positive psychology and personal development). I got quiet and started to implement them to help me gain clarity on how I wanted to feel and what I wanted to create.
Like that quote above says, when I got clarity of intention, the Universe conspired to make it happen for me.
I was introduced to the perfect person – my now mentor, Robert Helms of the Real Estate Guys, who gave me a whole new way to think about real estate that I’d never thought of before. He showed me how I could partner with others to create much bigger and better outcomes than I ever thought possible. Through him I started to learn about real estate syndication and the past 12 months have been incredible.
Instead of the 4-unit building we thought we’d go for, we have ended up syndicating (bringing a group of investors to purchase) 3 buildings and passively investing in the syndications for 3 more buildings. When the latest deal we are involved in closes in January, we will have over 1000 doors in 5 states! I’m almost pinching myself, because it’s so amazing.
But that is the power of clarity.
So how do you get clarity?
There are three main strategies I use.
1) Focus on how you want to feel. This is a technique that I’ve learned from Danielle LaPorte that has been truly life changing for me. Instead of focusing so much on what I want to do, be, and have, I focus on how I want to feel. I think about what are the core desired feelings I have for the coming year and I use those feelings as my compass going forward.
2) Ask your brain the right questions. Our brains are the most powerful computers in existence. Inputting the right questions into your brain is the most powerful way to get great results in your life. Most people ask themselves questions that keep them small and limited (“Why me?” vs. “Why not me?”) and they ask questions that might be too small and limiting (“How can I just be comfortable in life?”). I ask a series of questions that open me up to the highest levels of possible expression in my life.
3) Enlist your right brain. Your creativity and intuitive mind will help bring your desires forth with ease and grace. They are the tools to clarity. My favorite way to engage my creativity and intuitive mind exercise is through the creation of a Vision Box. A vision box is like a vision board times 10. It’s filled with images and objects that represent – and help you manifest – your dream life.
On Wednesday evening we are having a Champagne and Clarity Virtual Holiday Party where Denise and I will more fully describe our strategies for getting clarity and creating outstanding results. We will take you through some exercises so that you can get put these steps into immediate action, and we will make vision boxes together.
For our Vision Box exercise you’ll need:
• a shoe box
• a stack of magazines you can cut up
• paste or tape
• any crafting/scrap booking supplies you desire
The Vision Box Prep Worksheet. Register for the Champagne and Clarity Holiday Party to make sure you get your worksheet. You will want to fill it out before the Champagne and Clarity Party.
These exercises are not real estate specific. They will help you gain immense clarity for any area of your life.
These are the same tools that helped me lose 35 lbs last year.
During our virtual party we will also help you bust through the myths that most people believe. These are the myths that keep them stuck with the same problems year after year.
These old world myths say:
Myth: Make a long list of goals and make sure they’re S.M.A.R.T.
“People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals. I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists of to-dos and goals, the more overwhelmed and off-track they got. Clarity comes with simplicity.” ~ Brendon Burchard
The goddess way is to to simplify and get to the essence of what you want and how you want to feel. No long lists and no, no, no S.M.A.R.T. goals
Myth: Clarity means knowing every step you need to take to get you from A to B.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The goddess way is to find clarity in how you want to feel, and to be flexible as you follow the path. The goddess way is to know that the journey will surprise and delight you if you let it.
Myth: Look at what other successful people around you are doing and follow their path.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks inside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” ~Carl Jung
The goddess way is to tune into your intuitive guidance about what a success path looks and feels like for YOU.
Myth: Getting clarity on your goals is hard work. Then getting your goals accomplished is even harder work.
“Pleasure gives you clarity, it refreshes and rejuvenates, it keeps you ahead of the curve. Pleasure sends you on wonderful journeys, and you always arrive at your destination ahead of schedule. When you don’t prioritize pleasure, you end up arriving in places you never intended to go.” ~Regena Thomashauer
The goddess way is to use pleasure and sisterhood to find clarity and success. Goddesses know that if it feels like too much of a slog, you’re doing something wrong.
So join us this Wednesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. for our Clarity and Champagne Holiday Party. You bring the champagne and crafting supplies, we’ll help bring the clarity.