Do You Feel Like Other Road Users Just Don’t Care?

We have come to an age in time where it seems like everyone has a car these days. The roads are full which causes traffic jams, congestion and accidents. Does this happen because fellow road users are so in a hurry to get to their destination that they simply don’t care about other road users?

The high volume of vehicles on the road does cause problems, but shouldn’t it all work itself out if we all follow the road rules. After all, we learnt the road rules when we applied for our drivers’ licenses, right? The rules are quite simple if you think about it.

Maintain your speed by adhering to the speed limits.
Read the road signs and obey them.
Obey the traffic light signals and don’t speed up just before it changes to red.
Use the indicators on your car to show drivers whether you will be turning left or right.
Apply your brakes timeously and at a fair distance so that drivers behind you are not surprised when you stop suddenly.
Don’t cut in front of anyone.
Don’t tailgate another car.
Be courteous and considerate of other road users.

These are obviously only some of the rules, but you get the gist of it. A few basic rules and common courtesy will improve the flow of traffic on the roads, especially at large intersections. Obeying the traffic light seems to be the biggest issue. Driving during peak periods you have probably noticed that the intersection is blocked because there are cars in the middle of it. These are the ones that decided to speed up when the light turned orange and found themselves in the middle of the intersection because the traffic on the other side hasn’t cleared yet. Imagine if their brakes failed at this point. It would cause chaos and no one would be able to move. It’s probably a good idea to check your brakes often and get brake repairs, if necessary.

When someone decides to ignore the orange light, or worse, the red light, it causes a stalemate. No one can move. If the one or two cars had waited behind the line when the light turned orange, then the traffic for whom the light turned green for could flow freely. Yes, there are still a lot of cars during peak time but a little of patience can take the pressure and stress away which could minimise delays and accidents.

Five Keys to Real Estate Flipping Success

Make your fortune in real estate. It is not that hard once you get the hang of it. Real estate flipping can be an extremely high paying career, but I see way too many people give up on it. The turnover in this industry is exceptionally high. I noticed the high turnover early on and have watched to learn why some people kill it while others disappear. This has been important to monitor to help myself and my clients last in this amazing business.

I have been in the real estate field for the last 16 years and my hard money lending company finances around 150 deals a year. Here is what that experience has taught me about being a successful fix and flipper.

Mindset: This is where it all starts. For the last 3 years, I have felt myself fall into a little lull and have realized that this occurred because of my mindset. Your mindset could be a lot of things, but the basic concept is that what you believe will happen… does. Sometimes just convincing your mind that you will hit a goal takes work. Not to mention the work that it takes to actually hit that goal.

Focusing your mind on positivity is a great start, but you really need to believe you deserve the success you desire. Meditation and affirmations are fantastic ways to accomplish this.

Hustle: Nothing is going to be given to you. When I was going through my struggles to hit some financial goals, I had to keep reminding myself of this. Times can get hard and things can feel unfair, but the reality is, no matter how much you don’t want to believe it, you are the only one responsible for your success. I would tell myself this over and over. “If I want it, I need to earn it” I had to get up in the morning. I had to deal with the problem on my plate. I had to stay up late or work on the weekend. I had to put in the work to get the results. Because I decided to be successful, I decided to work hard.

Network: As we have learned. It is not what you know, it is who you know. I constantly try to team up with people smarter than me, that can both help me learn and help me get results. This has resulted in millions in profits. I also feel very lucky to have a network that can solve just about any problem I run into. If I am rehabbing a house and run into a problem, I have a list of people I can call for help. If they don’t know how to help they will know someone who does. I lean on my attorneys, my CPA, partners, wholesalers, and other professionals on a regular basis.

Education: To make my top five list you know I believe this is important in your success. Constant improvement is essential and the exciting thing about this, especially early in your career, is that growth is exponential. As you learn and implement ideas into your business, your business grows at a faster and faster pace. Obviously, for this to work you will need to learn AND implement. Many people learn all about investing and never invest. That comes down to the investor mindset. That’s why, I believe, you need all five of these essential keys to be a great fix and flipper. The good thing is this is possible for everyone, including you.