Back in 2014, I was working full time in corporate, trading my most valuable commodity time for salary.
Feeling like a small cog in a big wheel, corporate bureaucracy had taken its toll on me.
I wasn’t fulfilled and I watched others retire with a £1,000,000 pension that pays them less than the average UK wage.
The system is set up for us to work for 40 years to then end up with a life in retirement that ultimately pays us less than when we were working.
I noticed that my life in retirement, or even when I decided to slow down, it wasn’t going to be enough.
My trajectory was all wrong.
One that I feel that all too many of us, are far too familiar with.
What I ardently desired was to have full control over my time, so that I could do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it, with the people that I loved to be with.
It wasn’t the “stuff” that was driving me, it was the freedom and choice to do something that excited me.
Something that left me feeling more fulfilled, combined with a trajectory that created greater security and certainty for my family’s future.
Something tangible that I was in control of, that no one else could take away from me, when done diligently.
Something that allowed my trajectory to go up and not down.
I needed to make a change, but at the time, starting out with primitive knowledge, I was unsure and lacking the confidence on how to do it.
Since then, I have learned not what to do, and as a result, I have successfully grown my property business which has led me to run and own my mortgage advise business today.
Now I know from personal experience and having made the transition from full time employee to successful Property Entrepreneur, that it’s not as easy it’s made out to be.
It all starts with acquiring a particular mind-set that needs to be learned and then mastered.
It starts with delayed gratification.
Delayed gratification is something that a lot of us struggle with. We’d much rather have instant gratification, that’s the kind of world we are living in, and during this terrible pandemic I have been guilty of this too.
We want things quicker, and as a result, the property market has gotten distorted from core fundamentals, believe it or not, delayed gratification plays a big part in investing today.
No longer do people refer to the phrase ‘good things come to those who wait’.
But that is exactly what is required to build a successful property business and no one is talking about it.
The best Property Investors avoid deals that others don’t.
That’s why we build long term sustainable relationships that offer continued one to one support, so you can build a property business that fits you and your individual circumstances, it’s bespoke to you.