September 24, 2020

Finding Life’s Task: Self-examination Guide for Real Estate Investors

Chapter 1 of the Book “Mastery” by Robert Greene

“You are a one time-phenomenon in the universe- your exact genetic makeup has never occurred before nor will it ever be repeated.”
by Robert Greene

Beginners in real estate investing and even those experienced investors will surely encounter some challenging times during their professional career. For example, your property may remain in the listings for a long period;  you may have some losses in doing your first flipping project; or you may have lower sales due to the decreasing demand in the market during the passive season. In withstanding these obstacles, reading the book entitled “Mastery” by Robert Greene may help you go back to the basics and find your life’s task. Revisiting your “whys” in engaging with real estate investing will guide you to win over the hard times.

The book club panelists Brent Mott, Michael Gefteas, Jon Yu and Joseph Dela Cruz, all accomplished real estate investors, share their views regarding the  book “Mastery” by Robert Greene. In relation to this book, here are the synthesis elicited from the guide discussions as to how you can find your life’s task as a real estate investor:

Return to your origins

In the plant category, the fruits are deep-rooted and started from a seed. As with human beings, people have primal inclinations in childhood. It is good to return to your origins to understand your present even more.

In life, you will start with a seed and your life’s task is to flower to your fullest potential. By returning to your origins, you may understand the roots of your interest, preferences and values. This will help you decide the career path to pursue in real estate investing.

Know your interests

Interests and inclinations may be apparent to you since the day you started having your childhood dream. There are also times that inclination becomes clearer when you do an activity that gives you a heightened sense of power.

In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Once the tasks you do are based on your own interests, you may be surprised that your accomplishments even transcend beyond your expectation.

If you want to discover yourself more in the realm of real estate investing, you may read our blog “Opportunists or Just Plain Strategists: Which side are you on?”

Follow the hidden force to happiness

The great Masters in history testified that they heard a voice or a hidden force which guides them to the correct path. To Napoleon Bonaparte, it is the symbolical star that led him to epiphany. For Socrates, it was the “voice from within” which tells him what to do and what to avoid. For Leonardo Da Vinci, this inner force helped him find his arts and paintings.

The “hidden force” is still a gray concept despite the many people who have talked about this idea. However, the certain fact is that your hidden force is the bridge that connects you to your happiness. You must have the courage to follow the voices in you especially if this view will lead you to fulfilment and happiness.

Real estate investing means both engaging in a business and having a friendship. It is a business because it involves exercising your profession as a trade enthusiast in dealing and transacting properties. It also means having a friendship because your real estate investing journey is like an intangible friend that sees how you overcome the ups and downs of your career.

In finding your life’s task, you must not be afraid to be different. By embracing your own uniqueness, you can definitely create an impact in the career path you have chosen- the real estate investing.

Credits: Robert Greene is a well-known author and influencer. Some of his works include the New York Times bestselling book “the 48 Laws of Power”. In his book “Mastery”, he discussed how one can gain control over his own life and destiny. 

Panelists: Providing us with the reading insights are experienced investors Steve Liang, Kathy Dang, Brent Mott, Michael Gefteas and Jon Yu.

The blog articles are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing in the content is intended as legal or financial advice.