Today on “The Investing for Freedom” podcast, Mike talks about saying yes and figure it out later. He speaks about a mentor he had in the past who taught him about opportunities and how many times people miss opportunities in life because they won’t say yes.
“A lot of times, when you have these opportunities, you have to say yes, and figure it out later, because there’s a high likelihood that you’ve probably been looking for this opportunity.”
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Thank you for joining me on the investing for freedom podcast. Today I want to talk to you about say yes and figure it out later. So I had a mentor years ago talk to me about opportunities and how many times people miss opportunities in life, because they won’t say yes. And, as you get further along into investing or, wanting to move in a new area, whether its real estate investing or you want to start a business, or even just counting the cost, maybe getting into multilevel marketing, or just trying to put a value on joining a mastermind or a class that you want to get in. It gets pretty challenging sometimes to quantify that. And a lot of times we get into this little cycle of analysis paralysis, they call it where you’re like, oh wow this course is $500 or its $2,000 or $35,000, whatever the number is. And you’re trying to quantify that. A lot of times that’s what we call analysis paralysis.
So we’re trying to figure out what the return on this investment is. Should we do it, all the reasons why we can’t, I don’t know if I can afford that. Well, I’ve said this before, but you might have to start asking yourself the question can I afford not to do this? So I don’t know, probably two weeks ago a mentor of mine actually reached out to me and he said, Hey, there’s this event coming up, I think you’d be a great fit. I’m going to be there. It’s like a guy’s trip. Do you want in? And I’m like, well, what is it? He explained to me what it was. And I was like, yes, I didn’t even figure out how much it costs. What the details were, yes. Because in order to get in a different state of mind, in order to take yourself to a new level, you’ve got to leverage something. Whether it’s relationship, time, knowledge, you have to leverage something that you’re not currently leveraging and I’ve said that before. And these types of situations are perfect to take you to then that next level. And so, you got to say yes and just figure it out later.
So I would just encourage you as you’re thinking about this going forward, sometimes I’m not telling you all the time, but you have to be led by your intuition. And when you know that you know that you know that you need to go somewhere, be somewhere, be part of a certain group you can’t spend a bunch of time analyzing the details. How am I going to afford it? Sometimes you have to ask yourself, can I afford not to do this? And 9 times out of 10, when something crosses your path, a
situation, an event, a mastermind, a course, you already know you’ve probably been searching for it. In delivering happiness, Tony Shay’s book, he talked about how many times in Greek mythology, there’s this character that shows up and I think in think and grow rich they talk about this too. But when one desires that thing, the thing presents itself, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Well, it’s the same thing with deals and opportunities. And back to the reticular activator and the eyes only see, and the ears only hear what the brain is looking for. A lot of times, when you have these opportunities, you have to say yes, and figure it out later, because there’s a high likelihood that you’ve probably been looking for this opportunity. You’re just scared. You’re bound by fear. And you’ve got to get over that. And so, again, I’m not telling you to throw the analysis on deals and opportunities and investments out the window. You still have to analyze ROI and all of that, but you can analyze these things to death. And I’ll tell you, there’s so many people that have passed up so many opportunities. It’s usually the people that take opportunities, they say yes, and they figure it out later that come to success. In fact, I think about a story of a good friend of mine. He had called me up and he said, hey, this a client of ours has this deal they want to sell. What do you think about it? And I said, I think it’s a great deal. I knew them too. I told them, I said, if you don’t buy this deal in the next three days or whatever, I’m going to buy it. And he drug his heels and everything else. And so I said, Hey, I’ll buy it. And so we sat there, right at the dinner table. And we were having dinner at this event and I did a deal right across from the table. And my buddy still to this day, that’s been a learning lesson for him. You can’t drag your heels sometimes on these opportunities because somebody is going to come in and take it up.
How many times have you wanted to do an event or go somewhere and by the time you finally made a decision, three weeks later, it was sold out. What am I saying here? Say yes and figure it out later, not all the time, but when you know that you know that you know, that you need to be somewhere, a deal is your deal say yes and figure it out later.
So I’m going to leave it at that. So many times I can think where, I didn’t have a lot of time. I didn’t have a lot of time to analyze the deal. I didn’t have a lot of times to drag my feet and make a decision. So say yes, and figure it out later. That’s how you’re going to get ahead in life.
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