REI WEALTH MONTHLY ISSUE 41 - Page 18

FEELING A LITTLE LOST? HOW TO GET YOUR GROOVE BACK  How Will You Be Remembered? According to Brendan Burchard, there are only 3 things anyone will ultimately be remembered for: Character, relationships and contribution, so let’s talk about these a little bit. Character Contribution There is little to say about  When I think about contribution I immediately think about giving  character that hasn’t already  back. How can we make the world a better place? There are so  been sad a million times.  Your  many ways. character will determine your  long term failure or success in  •  We can do volunteer work for someone like Habitat for Humanity  this business. You will be  or other charity quickly found out if you’re not  •  I know an investor that wrote a book and donated the proceeds  an ethical business person. You  to charity will become invisible to people  •  If you are a rehabber, maybe your mission is to revitalize  that should be part of your tribe.  neighborhoods  •  How about sharing your expertise with others? Relationships Real estate is a relationship business. Whether  we are taking about other investors,  contractors or motivated sellers, this business  is all about relationships. It’s about having  conversations that build rapport with people  Contribution isn’t just about money. It’s finding a way to leave the world a better place when you’re gone. It’s how you will be remembered, and it’s up to you to decide how you will be remembered. you do business with.  If you’re one of those folks that struggle with  this particular thing, contrary to what you may  believe, this is something that you can get  better at with practice.  Full disclosure here:  you’re going to need to be prepared to spend a  lot of time outside your comfort zone in the  beginning.   Giving back could be as simple as mentoring folks just getting started in this business. Be bold, get involved, take a stand and get your groove back in the process!