How Would Your Life Look Different?

by Heather Tankersley

This email is a little different than my regular emails about the real estate market, home buying or selling, etc. But given where we are, I thought it was important to share something a little different!

“If Fear Wasn’t Part of the Equation, How Would Your Life Look Different?”

This was a quote on Chip Gaines’ blog post that I read a few days back and it really resonated with me.

Many years ago, when I was teaching real estate investors around the world, I wrote an article called “The Fear of Success”. Just the other day a dear friend of 20 years just reminded me of that article.

And when I read this post, it sort of put me back to the time when I wrote that article. It was a time when I was full of uncertainty. I was brand new to flipping houses and had been asked to teach and train investors across the country on pretty much the gambit of real estate. I was terrified to speak in public, but by overcoming that fear, I was able to change my life and the lives of so many others.

I know that we’re all facing different challenges in life right now. So many people are facing things that are scary…

Things like:

  • Tough ChoicesTrying to make the best choice for your children for their education and well-being.
  • A health issue for you or a loved one.
  • Trying to start a family (I serve on a board dedicated to helping families navigate infertility so this is near and dear to my heart).
  • Financial uncertainty.
  • Starting a new venture (personally or professionally).
  • Or anything else that’s sort of got your fear receptors on high alert!

So often we’re afraid of the unknown… afraid of failing ourselves or those we love.

And THAT holds us back from achieving dreams we thought were unattainable… from becoming a better version of ourselves.

How we handle the turbulent times will shape who we become in the next weeks, months, and years ahead! (I think we’ve all been tested here lately!)

How we face our fears will help build our risk tolerance and open new doors and new opportunities.

How we learn from our setbacks will set the tone for what the future holds for us.

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