We all start somewhere don’t we.
I’d love to say that I started making brilliant strategic moves right out of the gate when I started investing. The reality is far from it.
I chased investment squirrels. Have you ever tried walking a dog and a squirrel darts across the street. The dog is in hot pursuit to catch a squirrel only to be immediately distracted by another squirrel across the street? That was me.
I was determined to try everything but it didn’t take long to realize that…
by doing everything I was doing nothing.
I had to find the ONE thing.
I was once given the analogy that achieving success in any capacity is like trying to poke a hole through a piece of paper with your hand. If you press against the paper with your hand flat against it distributing force evenly across your entire palm and fingers, it’s going to be terribly difficult to pierce the paper.
Choose to focus your efforts, energy, and force on one single point and poke through the paper with your finger instead – you will find achieve your desired result.
It’s all about focus.
I was addicted to consuming information.
I had an epiphany moment after a full day at a conference on how to invest. For days I sat in presentation after presentation where every person presenting had the next best idea on how to achieve financial success.
I had been convinced that I could become rich investing in coffee farms and investing in apartment buildings and mobile homes and anything else you can imagine.
I could do it ALL!
The only problem was – this was the second time I had attended the same conference and there was still zero information on how to take action and get results.
Then it hit me. The guy who earned his millions on mobile home parks wasn’t also investing in coffee farms and apartment buildings. He made a killing because he was ONLY investing in mobile home parks.
I needed to find THE ONE THING I was going to do.
Not all the things I COULD be doing.