If you’re working for an employer and you’re making plans to jump to a real estate entrepreneur, good for you! This can be such a liberating and rewarding decision. I remember transitioning from employee to starting my own business, and though it was a bit anxiety provoking at first, but I was ready and excited! I just knew that I could get through the transition with flying colors as I stayed steady with my plan.
Here are some tips I learned along the way. Implement them into your life as you transition from employee to real estate entrepreneur.
Have Some Support
Sure, you could do it without any support, but it’ll be easier if you surround yourself with at least a couple of people who will be your biggest cheerleaders or mentors. This could be your spouse, family member, friend, or peer that knows how to hold space for someone who is making big changes. Having someone to go talk to when you have questions or concerns can be super helpful.
When you work for someone else, chances are you’re on the clock. You might have to manage your time at work, but since you’re there for eight hours, you might not have to practice time management as much. However, when you transition into working for yourself, time management is essential.
You’re going to have to get used to getting things done whether you feel like it or not. You’re going to have to discipline yourself to put the time and effort in if you want to get great results. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to work 80 hours a week. You definitely don’t want that. Chances are one reason you want to be an entrepreneur is to free up some of your time for friends, family, and wonderful vacations.
When you learn to manage your time well, you’ll be able to better balance your work time and your family and free time. Learn to create schedules and do your best to stick to them. Resist the temptation to waste time during the hours you deem “work hours”. This means turning off the television and letting your voice mail grab your phone calls if it’s not business related. Trust me, you’ll learn as you go along, but remember that time management is a skill you want to become extremely good at.
Invest In Your Attitude
Take time daily to invest in your thought life. Sometimes doubts may come. You may worry that you’re not going to make it. You might wonder if you made the right decision. Your past co-workers could have put doubt in your mind with their negative remarks. You can combat these things by regularly investing in your mindset. Read motivational books, listen to motivational podcasts, and talk to others who are successful in their careers. Feed your mind positive things often, and this will help you make that transition and overcome any negative thoughts that pop up.
If you want to become a real estate entrepreneur – even if it’s part-time to begin with – then go for it. Many men and women have made the transition and chances are they hit some bumps along the road, but they kept on driving. They kept trying, learning along the way. And, remember, there’s always someone who has gone before you in whatever it is you’re doing. Find those people and model them along the way, and don’t be afraid to reach out for help when you need.
You got this. I believe in you.