Confidence is a huge factor. You don’t have to be the best. But you have to believe. And with belief comes confidence.
This blog post is a little more philosophical than usual, but I really believe in this as a key to reaching success—whether that’s in your real estate investing, or in life in general.
What I’m talking about is the “law of attraction,” which is, quite simply: what you think, you become. When you think about success, money, wealth, happiness, love or whatever it may be, and all of these things constantly circulate in your mind, it’s like you are attracting these things to come to you. The love. The wealth. The happiness. The money. The fame. Whatever you think, you become.
The reason I believe it is that I have experienced it. There have been numerous instances in the past when I was thinking of certain things and really making my whole life revolve around those things, and they came to me.
I always like to tell people that I’m not the smartest guy out there. I’m not the most talented guy out there. Yes, I hustle. I work more than anyone else ever will. But I also believe. And in these instances in the past, I believed in reaching my goals and achieving that success.
Let me give some examples.
Eyes on the goal
One of my earliest dreams was to become a professional soccer player. And I did it. Not because I could run the fastest or because my lung capacity was the biggest. It happened because I believed. I believed I could do it. And I attracted that happening to me because that belief was so entwined with everything I did.
I constantly thought about it. I lived it. I breathed it. I owned it. It was a part of me every single day. Whatever I did, that goal was constantly on my mind. So it was inevitable that I would become a professional soccer player. And I did.
Confidence is a huge factor. You don’t have to be the best. But you have to believe. And with belief comes confidence. And once you have that confidence, you can achieve wonders.
Consider this: I quit school at age 14 in order to devote myself to being the best soccer player I could. But as a result of having not finished a formal education, some people have said to me, “You’ll never achieve any significance in your life. You’re just going to be a bum; you’re going to sleep under a bridge.”
But look at me now: I’m running a successful multimillion-dollar real estate investment company. We’ve got great things going on. I’ve been interviewed by media all over the world. I’m speaking on stages with the world’s most renowned entrepreneurs.
Not because I’m the smartest guy out there. Not because I’m the most educated. Not because I’m the most talented speaker.
Because I believe. I believe in my abilities, and I’m confident, and I make my whole life revolve around the goal that I have. I live it. I breathe it. I dream it. I envision it constantly. And I attract it. It just happens.
I can see it now …
That concept is at work right now with a TV show I am planning to launch. I have already seen myself in this TV show, acting it out. I’ve already seen myself three years down the track being this awesome superstar celebrity.
I’m not there yet, obviously. But I see it. I believe it. And I’m working toward it. And guess what? It’s inevitable. It’s going to happen because I’m not going to quit until it does.
That’s the Law of Attraction.
There’s a bucket list that I’ve had for years now, ever since I was a kid:
- Buy a property in the Bahamas
- Own a Porsche
- Buy a Rolex
- Get fit like James Bond
- Own real estate all over the world
And my list goes on and on and on and on…
Now, check this out:
- I’ve bought a property in the Bahamas.
- I bought a Porsche this year.
- I’m in the process of buying myself a Rolex Submariner.
- I have gotten so fit in the last two months that I look better than James Bond.
How do these things happen?
Because I believe in them. I write them down, and I work toward achieving them.
Now again—I’m not the most talented, fittest, smartest guy out there. And I’m definitely not the wealthiest.
I just believe in my ability. I make my whole life revolve around my goals, and I attract them.
You can too.
No more ‘peasant mentality’
Here is some good advice for you—something I am striving to do—and that is: If you truly want to achieve your highest goals, then you have got to let go of the “peasant mentality.” Here’s what I mean by the “peasant mentality:” When you earn a dollar, you think about saving it, rather than thinking about how you’re going to spend that dollar and get two dollars back. The latter is the “millionaire mentality,” and that’s what you need to aim for.
I still suffer somewhat from a peasant mentality, because I came from a very poor background and we didn’t have a lot in the way of food or shelter when I was growing up. And that has stuck with me.
So it took me five years to pull the trigger on buying that Porsche. But it has given me so much credibility amongst my peers, who look at it and see status. And success. And somebody who can make things happen.
It has allowed me to meet other successful people and to create new working relationships and increase my business. That is what I mean by “spending a dollar to get two dollars back.”
Now, I’m not suggesting you go out and buy something you can’t afford. Please, don’t do anything stupid.
But if you do have a goal of owning something like that—and you can afford it—then buy it. And it will change your world. Doing that will enable you to let go of that peasant mentality and it will propel you into a different way of thinking. You’ll feel more powerful, more confident and you’ll believe even more in your ability to achieve bigger and better things.
About the Author
Engelo Rumora, aka “The Real Estate Dingo,” is a successful property investor, motivational speaker and author who quit school at 14 for a professional soccer career, then hit upon real estate investing as not just a way to create wealth but as his passion. In Australia, he was able to build a property portfolio valued at more than $1 million in only six months, and he also was known for buying Australia’s “cheapest house.” He founded Ohio Cashflow, now a multimillion-dollar real estate investing company based in Toledo, Ohio, and assists other property investors worldwide. Contact Ohio Cashflow at 844-289-8876 or email@example.com.