Last year around 2011 I went to see one of my favorite motivational speakers, Tony Robbins. Now, regardless of what you think of him or the personal development industry, his stuff is powerful! I went through a very intense and deep survey of who I am and my goals in life.
Not surprisingly, I discovered that although real estate was fun, I was always creating copy, videos, and websites. Only reason I never pursued it was because I never thought I could make much of it, aka fear.
So, what really happened? Was it the market? Was it the people? What caused me to take this leap into a completely new direction?
The answer is passion. Yes passion. I know if you listen to Larry Winget, another great speaker, the guy clearly hates passion. Why? because the very definition of passion is an uncontrollable emotion!
The last thing we need to do is make decisions based on uncontrolled emotions, right? Well sorta…
When I refer to passion, I am not talking about having fun or laying in the beach type passion. I refer to that feeling I kept getting when I would explain to people how to fin an audience online, or how to spread their message across multiple channels Three years before the decision to break into the industry I spent over $2,000 trying to learn how to create a brand and website online. Within a few months I made that money back.
Before moving on, don’t get me wrong here either. I love real estate, especially the investing side of it. There is no other game I would rather play at a high level, but for now I need to go with what I know can provide me with the life and career I want.
Quick Reference Point:
I went to college for Spanish, Communications, and Entrepreneur Science. I naturally gravitate towards being creative and being a risk taker. Real Estate, at the time I found it, became a great manifestation of my interests. There is a lot to be said about going from one industry to another, and yes it was not easy, but I cant help myself.
While this journey has not been as fun as my previous work, I know that eventually it is going to pay off.