A few years ago, a good friend and i decided it was time to invest into the UK real estate market. We made the trips from London to the north of England quite a few times; that is probably a story for another day.
On one occasion, we had an arrangement to meet a guy my friend had met on a ‘No Money Down’ real estate investment seminar. John (not his real name) was supposedly highly connected and was in a position to make our search for properties to buy unbelievably easy. As a matter of fact we only had to name the area and he’ll get us 10 good properties each, he’ll also arrange the mortgages and every other thing that goes with the purchase all through to completion; just pay a reasonable fee (considering), and come back in about 4 or 5 weeks to pick up our keys or formalise arrangement with letting agents. Sounded too good to be true? Of course it was a scam.
Though we didn’t do business with John, we took something away from him; he was the sort of guy you want to call when you need cheering up, he didn’t make jokes or engage any hard sale mechanism, at least non that i remember but there was this thing about him that makes you feel comfortable. Without your own intuition, he could probably have sold your own spouse to you as a virgin. The sad thing is he’s probably done it so much that he believed it himself; what a guy! If only he walked the straight path.
A close examination of John revealed to us that he’s got an infectious winning attitude; was he born with it? I wish i could tell you, one thing i know though; never again will i project any less. We both decided to up our games in the department of attitude.
There are many things you wish you could change about yourself, your background, the colour of your skin, your height, loose some weight, gain some weight etc sometime i wonder how come i can’t even change my accent and talk like my boys...lol. The fact is, try all you may, there are many things you can’t change about you.
However there’s one thing that could nearly guarantee everything you want in life; friendship, marriage, prosperity, good health, good success and so on and can also keep you from them; the word is ATTITUDE, you can change that. A wise man said your attitude determines your altitude, all things being equal people want to associate and do business with people they feel comfortable with, all things not being equal, and they’ll still do the same
Remember life only reflects back to us the image we project to it; Divorce the loosing attitude today and work on it daily to keep it out. Who says you can’t!