Time for the next phase, folks. As I get ready to move on, I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned over the last three years. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I’m not sure I’d do anything differently if I could go back in time and have a quick chat with myself before I really got started.
I recently spoke to an excellent property educator. We discussed the four different learning types “as per the VARK model” and it didn’t take him long to work out mine: Kinesthetic. Business is about doing. It’s about action and adaptability. It’s about having your sleeves rolled up… night and day. Living and breathing what’s coming next. I’ve had to make many decisions over the last three years that haven’t always been easy but they’ve always been right — because I’ve followed my instinct.
It’s often been a struggle. At times it’s been lonely. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Here are my top five takeaways from my first three years of running my own business:
- Never put your head in the sand.
- Learn to be comfortable with rejection.
- Always believe in yourself.
- The Internet is your best friend. (All the answers to your questions you can get with a phone call, Google click or YouTube video.)
- You can get anywhere you want on a bicycle.
I’ve never felt more alive than I do now — being in control of my own destiny. I’m writing this post to share some exciting news. I’m moving on to the next stage of my journey. The market is changing and it’s time to adapt to what comes next. There are other opportunities as we move into the next stage of the property cycle. Strategies that wouldn’t have worked so well a few years ago are becoming great opportunities in today’s market place. I now feel more confident in tackling these routes with the experience I’ve gained. Growth is natural in any field if you apply yourself with as much passion as I have over the last few years. My foundations are now strong and I’m embracing the next phase with a healthy portfolio.
So what is the next phase? It’s my first big joint venture, with Dyad Property. Bring on the next three years!