What additions to your morning routine could boost your house flipping results?
This is a great time to be flipping houses. There is a lot of opportunity out there. There are motivated sellers in the market, cash buyers, and private lenders willing and eager to fund deals. The level at we each get to participate in the opportunities and share in the rewards comes down to us. Big goals and plans are easy to make. What makes the difference is getting up every day, taking action, and getting results.
Morning Routines Matter
“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” – Brian Tracy
It is consistent daily actions and habits that differentiate the winners. That means being able to consistently get up, be productive, and operate at your best. House flippers need to be able to turn on the power daily, make new connections, get out and make offers, manage projects, and close sales. The more efficient and steady you are at this the more results you’ll see.
This doesn’t always come naturally. Some days you just don’t wake up pumped. Some days there can be friction, and then chain reactions which derail the best plans. Some investors just have trouble staying focused and organized each day. This is a human condition. Most people just barely manage to get up, and if they are blessed, out the door to enjoy the commute to a mundane job. Their days pass reacting to outside influences and however the wind blows them and others dictate.
Leaders and successful house flippers are different. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the key to helping kids perform well at school, then great morning routines are the breakfast of the most admired investors and entrepreneurs. Ask the average person what their morning routine is, and they might either just look at you funny, or mumble something about trying to get the kids off to school, while juggling a poorly made cup of coffee, and having to listen to the same old ads and jokes on the radio in the car. As someone who is really successful and the odds are that they can specifically tell you the routine and system they have designed for themselves. It’s definite, they control it, and it serves them. That alone tells you that morning routines matter.
The overarching benefit of creating your own morning routine is that you get to choose how you set up your day. That means you get to control how your day starts, every day. You empower yourself to make the most of your day and operate on your terms and agenda, not someone else’s.
Whether you choose it or not; your morning routine heavily influences and dictates your mindset for the day, your level of motivation, what your focus is, and how productive you are. Are these factors you really want to leave to chance, the media who is trying to influence you, or your competition? Or does it make sense to intentionally own this pivotal factor in your success?
If you had the ability to control your productivity and operate at your best mentally day in and day out, what difference could that make in your results? What would that mean for reaching your full potential through flipping houses?
The Morning Routines of High Achievers
How do successful investors, business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders start their days?
Morning habits commonly associated with the successful include:
What about specifics?
According to Value Walk, Warren Buffett wakes up at 6:45am to read the paper. Kaya Wittenburg who has been involved in over $4B of real estate transactions and runs the Sky Five Miami real estate blog says “The only thing that you have complete control of in this world is the quality of your own thoughts. Meditation has helped me elevate the quality of my thoughts. Thinking thoughts that induce a sense of excitement, confidence and gratitude. Thoughts derived from those categories give me the mental fuel to take on huge challenges.” Author and fund manager Fuquan Bilal runs to the gym while it is still dark in the morning. BiggerPockets contributor, and Indiana investor Sterling White swears by writing out his goals both in the morning and at night. Tony Robbins is famous for pioneering the concept of a morning ‘Power Hour’, and now says he uses cryotherapy (cold chambers) to wake up. Bestselling author and podcast host Tim Ferriss just released a new book, Tools of Titans, which details the first 60 minutes of the day for world-class performers like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Foxx. Worth reading if you want to replicate the success habits of the ultra-successful.
What’s really important for house flippers is designing a powerful morning routine that gets you up, puts you in your zone, and propels your best productivity and creative thinking levels for the rest of the day. Customize your own. Just do it intentionally and seize the day, every day.
Kent Clothier is President and CEO of Real Estate Worldwide (REWW), a highly sought-after speaker, the owner of three multi-million dollar a year Internet marketed brands, and proud husband and father. Kent is motivated by his love of family and freedom, creating products that enable people to live their lives the way they choose.