When was the last time you took a risk?
A lot of women, especially mum’s don’t
They hold back on the things that they really want to do
Because they are scared
Scared of what might happen if they fail
It’s not good to fail
It’s good to get things right, the first time
We soak up everything we are taught and then we get a test to make sure we’ve learnt it
That’s how it works right?
Except in life, what happens when we do that?
We don’t break the mould and we don’t believe we could be anything other than what we already are
You see, I never believed I could be a property investor because it was something I’d never done
All I ever thought I could do was the admin, manage other’s properties and do all the work
Then I realised the only difference between me and the clients I was working for?
They had taken a risk that I was too scared to take
Now, I take risks all the time and make mistakes. Because do you know what?
That’s the only way to learn. And if you don’t learn then you don’t grow
Why aren’t there more women in property investment?
Because they are scared, scared of breaking the mould and being the investor, rather than working hard
Because it’s good to work hard, for someone else, to please someone else
Working hard, whilst someone else gets rich, rather than getting rich ourselves, is what, as women, we are taught to do
So, to anybody who is too scared to take a risk:
– Work out what you’re actually risking by not taking a risk, a life of never knowing?
– Start small with something that you are comfortable with, if you’ve got a new business idea, share it with a small group of supportive people first
– Listen to podcasts by inspirational entrepreneurs whilst you are doing the household chores, Leveraged lifestyle by Catherine Turner and Mindset with Neil and Will are great
It’s totally normal to feel fear when trying something new
The danger is rather than feeling the fear and doing it anyway as Susan Jeffers says
That we get paralysed by the fear and we let it stop us
So we do nothing and tell ourselves that it’s OK because we didn’t want it that badly anyway
And then we look at others…..
That’s what I did
looked around at what I could have had if I’d invested in property when I was too scared to do it
Thankfully, I decided to take the risk before it was too late, because do you know what if you don’t take that risk then you could be risking a whole lot more!