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You’ll notice I’m a bit out of sorts in this episode, as I have a very annoying case of poison ivy. Nasty stuff. Went to urgent care and got a shot. Ouch! Headed to fill a prescription as I’m recording.

But on to other things…

I’ve heard this Patton quote before, but just had someone recently bring it to my attention again. And I can’t help but see the clear correlation with how I teach about the real estate investing business.

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

Another way to phrase this (which you’ve heard me say many times) is: Take massive imperfect action. Perfect is never going to happen.

This was brought home to me once again when a student asked a far-fetched “what if” question during a coaching call. These types of anticipatory questions will slow you down and bring you to a standstill.

I’m not pointing fingers because I used to do the exact same thing.

Get rid of “what if?” Focus on “what next?” And you’ll go further faster.

Listen and Enjoy:

What’s inside:

  • How Patton’s quote relates to the real estate investing business
  • Trading “what if?” for “what next?”
  • If you’re waiting for “perfect,” it will never come
  • Ideas for partnering with other investors in your market
  • Reminder of the one-on-one coaching program outlined in a previous episode

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