Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Uncomfortable Moments

In college one of my coaches used to always tell us to “get comfortable being uncomfortable”.  He was referring to the physical discomfort and soreness that your body feels day after day in practice and game after game.  The sooner you can accept this feeling and understand it is a part of the game the better off you will be in the long run.

This concept also applies to real estate investing and definitely wholesaling.  There will be numerous occasions especially in the beginning where you will encounter this.  Your first time talking to a home owner, attempting to get a property under contract, negotiating with sellers, and definitely when talking to an upset seller.

Dive In

I always hear that experience is the best teacher and I agree with this 100%.  there were so many things involved in completing my first wholesale deal that I knew nothing about.  Without the guidance of another investor and actually being placed in that situation I wouldn’t have had a clue.   Diving in and getting my feet wet has allowed me to be a lot more comfortable when I’m negotiating and walking through a property.  It also makes you sound more confident because it’s no longer foreign territory your walking.  When you are telling a motivated seller that you will be able to close in 14 days, you can say it with certainty because you know your title company and you’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure that your end buyer has the funds available.

They say it takes at least 10,000 hours of performing a task to be considered an expert.  When your just getting started you no where near the level of an expert but that doesn’t mean you can’t carry yourself with confidence  and speak with confidence.  To do that you must “get comfortable being uncomfortable”  and get out there and take an active role in your investing future.  The more you do it, the better and more successful you will be come at it.