I did my pow-wow with hubby last night to discuss what we accomplished last week, and what our goals are for this week.
I was embarrassed to realize that 1) after reading through Vena’s Real Estate 101 course, I’ve already taught myself nearly all of it from reading through forums and articles online, but have yet to act on any of it! and 2) I accomplished all of my goals last week EXCEPT the ones related to REI!
FEAR is terrible.
New Goals for End of March:
- 100 probate letters sent
- 60 (?) eviction postcards sent
- 20 vacant house postcards sent
- 10 MLS offers made
This is sort of insanely ambitious for me. But starting this week, I have a babysitter watching the kids once a week for 4 hours. 4 hours of time alone to work!!! I will take advantage of every second. I broke the two week goal into weekly goals, and then to daily goals. I told myself that if I don’t get daily goals done, I don’t get to watch tv. It’s sad, but I’m motivated by rewards! I didn’t want to use chocolate, because, well, if chocolate’s my reward then that means I can’t eat it otherwise! And I can’t have that.
Time management is important. But facing my fear is top priority. Why am I avoiding actually doing this? I guess there are tons of reasons, but all of them start with “I’m afraid that…”. I trick myself into thinking that I’m doing something important, but it’s not getting me sellers and it’s not getting me buyers, so it’s really not. As a seasoned procrastinator, I’m very good at avoiding what I don’t want to do. It’s too obvious to ignore now – I either do it or quit. I’m doing it!