Location, location, location

So, you want to invest in real estate?  Here is my advice:  Location, location, location.  Buy low, sell high.  Raise your rents.  That’s all I have.  Back to the bigger fish I am currently frying.  Sorry, this is not a post about real estate.  I just realized how important my environment was to my battle, and while thinking through this I said:  ‘environment, environment, environment’.  This phrase made me think of the real estate mantra: ‘location, location, location’.  Yup, my mind works in strange ways, sorry that you have to suffer.

Well, what the hell happened yesterday?  I think it has a ton to do with my next post:  ‘Feelings, nothing more than feelings.’  (Warning, only click on that link, if you have some other good music to listen to, quickly.  It really isn’t needed.  So why did I link it?  I don’t know, stop judging me.)  This applies to yesterday: I did not have the ‘feelings’ needed to be successful at work yesterday.  Then, the key:  my environment was not setup so that I succeeded in spite of this lack of feelings.  I wasn’t motivated, and I then fell back to my environment and failed.  Time, lot’s of time, has proven that I will not consistently have the feelings needed to get myself started (at least until I get some momentum going).  So, I think I need a slogan like real estate has, but instead of ‘location, location, location’:  Environment, environment, environment.  

Then along comes Joe from retireby40.org fame.  Hi Joe!  You rock brother!  He posts today about:  Create Systems to Accomplish Your Goals.  (Did you catch that he posted today, after I was just pondering all of this!)  I need a system, I need to set up my environment so that it helps me succeed automatically.  I know this works.  About 3 years ago I woke up financially and during that first year I put systems in place that have carried me through the next 2 years, with very little ‘thought’ needed.  And, it’s worked out splendidly!  Read my post if you want details.  (If only I ran into Marty McFly, and could go back and do it sooner!).

So, we need to prevent yesterday from happening again.  Well, unless I end up in Groundhog Day 2, this shouldn’t be an issue.  But, how do I prevent the events/issues of yesterday from happening again?  I don’t have time to flush it all out, down to specifics right now.  However, I know I need to work on:

  • Environment & Systems – I may even separate these, if needed.
  • Sleep – Yesterday was after a lower sleep night, coincidence?  I don’t know.
  • Multitasking – Stop it, stop it, stop it!  Just stop it!  I’ve turned myself into a distracted giant, always looking for that next distraction.  It may take time to turn this ship around.
  • Comfort / lack of a threat – I have become content to sit in comfort, and don’t currently have any real threats to this comfort.
  • Fear & sabotaging myself – I think these go together, more on this later.

Next, I need to turn these into specifics for my day.  If you have anything that has helped you, chime in with a comment!

Note:  Katy Perry thinks I am a firework!  Don’t believe me?  Read the lyrics below, she started singing this to me while I was writing this post.  I could defer to the fact that it came up in Daily Mix 3 on Spotify, so I didn’t choose a Katy Perry song.  But, I don’t care what you say, it inspired me.  I kept playing it until I was done with this post!  I even added it to a playlist, so take that!  I am a firework!

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what your worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

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