In this short series of post we’ve looked at a simple, but often overlooked, system to plan for success, which we can use to plan for 2015 to be our best year (in property) ever.
Because the simple truth is that, unless we start to plan for success in 2015 now, the chances are that most of us will have yet another mediocre year at best.
But it doesn’t have to be that way, if we’d just follow the 5 step system.
Just as a reminder here’s the system for achieving success in property, and so far we have looked at the first two, deciding on what we (really) want, and setting goals to achieve what we (really) want.
- Decide what we (really) want
- Set goals to achieve what we (really) want
- Make a plan to achieve those goals
- Take action on the plan
- Regularly review progress and tweak as necessary.
In this final video of this series, we’re going to look at the last three steps of the process; making a plan, taking action and reviewing progress.
And we’re going to look at how I can help you to use this simple 5 step process so you can plan for 2015 to be your best year (in property) ever.
When we have set our goals, the next step in the process is to make a plan to achieve our goals.
Prior planning might sound like an obvious step but, again, it’s surprising how many investors just jump straight in and start buying property without clearly thinking it through, and without even a basic plan.
Very often it’s almost a case of “any old property will do”.
So it’s not surprising that many of those who I meet at a later date often regret their first (few) purchases. Its’ true that property is very tolerant, and this might not be a ‘terminal’ mistake, but it can seriously impact on the overall return from a portfolio, and greatly increase the amount of time it takes an investor to achieve their goals.
It can also produce sleepless nights and unnecessary stress!
Even a cheap property is relatively expensive and so before we start spending our money we owe it to ourselves to carefully plan so it is spent efficiently and effectively.
Often the problem is that an investor doesn’t have the experience or knowledge to know exactly what they should be taking into account in making their plan. After all, we don’t know what we don’t know.
And I fully understand that being confronted with a blank piece of paper (or more likely, nowadays, a blank Word document) can be very daunting when we sit down to make our plan.
So where do we start? There are so many different ways we can use property, so many different types of properties, so many locations in which we can invest, and numerous strategies and techniques for investing in property, I don’t intend to try to cover that step here.
The trouble is that there’s ‘no one size fit’s all’ when it comes to property investing. Every plan will need to be individually drafted and tailored to each individual investor’s aspirations, skill level, preferred strategy and location, not forgetting their financial situation, of course.
But the most common problem I see, made by experienced and new investor’s alike, is not being able to express their financial goals as ‘property goals’. Doing so would enable them to plan to achieve their financial goals through property.
I do have a solution to this, which I’ll tell you about in a moment.
Once through the step of producing a workable plan, the next stage is to take action on the plan, preferably vigorous and persistent action.
Why vigorous? Vigorous because if we are targeting big goals and big changes in our lives, we need a level of action commensurate with that.
Why persistent? Because the biggest problem is that, despite our good intentions, this can all fizzle out to nothing frighteningly quickly, especially if we lack belief (see the first post), or get distracted or too busy in other areas of our lives.
That’s why I said right at the beginning (in my first video) that ideally we should identify 4 or 5 Super Reasons why we want to succeed, and why we want to make sure 2015 is our best year in property ever. If they mean enough to us, these Super Reasons will keep us motivated and on track no matter how tough the going gets.
And let’s face it, it would be naïve to assume that everything is going to be plain sailing.
And that, of course, is another advantage of having a proper plan. If we need to pick ourselves up, if we are wondering how we are doing, we can refer back to our plan and make sure we are still on track.
That’s why the last step of the process is so important; reviewing our progress and tweaking as necessary. Going slightly off-track from time to time is probably inevitable. There are so many distractions, and so many opportunities we can pursue (once we recognise them), we need to keep an eye on how we are doing on a regular basis just to make sure we are still heading wherever it is we want to be heading.
But, although I know this system is simple, in principle, I know it can be hard to follow.
So how do we get around that? Great question and one that I’ve given much thought to over the years. That’s why I’ve developed a unique, highly valuable tool to help you to set your property goals and to plan for, and to attain, their achievement, so you can have your best year in property ever.
Having spent years trying to work out the best way to set property goals and then plan for their achievement, and knowing the difficulties involved, I’ve put together what I consider to be a ‘break-through’ tool – a customisable ebook template which takes you step by step through the whole process of property goal setting to preparing a plan which will really work.
I’ve called it How to Have Your Best Year in Property Ever and it ‘does what it says on the tin’.
In it I’ll show you how to set your goals, how to frame them financially and then, crucially, how to state them in terms of property (something many investors struggle with), how to choose the right strategy to achieve them, and then, how to prepare and write a plan for their attainment which will really work.
And because most of us would agree that life needs to be holistic and balanced, you can also use it to set and attain your non-property goals as well.
And I’ve developed a couple of spreadsheets which I’ll include with it which will help you to undertake a full in-depth financial audit so you can start by setting the RIGHT financial goals.
If you are serious about achieving property success in 2015, and genuinely want it to be your best year (in property) ever, I’d love to help you, so please go to www.ThePropertyteacher.co.uk/PSBestYear for full details and to order and download your copy.
And I‘ve got a Special offer for you– How to Have Your Best Year in Property Ever usually sells for £99.97 but as you are on my email list, which means you’ve probably bought one of my other ebooks, I want to make it easy for you to order and download your copy so I’ll even give you a £30 discount ,meaning you’ll only pay £69.97.
But only if you order before New Year’s Day! Why before New Year’s Day? Because I want you to take action now to make sure you do plan to make 2015 your best year in property ever.
Plus there’s a full, 30 day, no quibble, no questions asked money-back guarantee meaning you can order with full confidence.
Successful people know the key to success is having clearly defined goals, adopting the right strategy and having a detailed, workable plan.
These are the steps I’ll take you through in detail, so you can hit the ground running in 2015, and look forward to your best year in property ever, and not be resigned to yet another mediocre year where all your hopes and dreams are long forgotten by the end of February.
So please grab your copy of How to Have Your Best Year in Property Ever and let me help you through the step by step process which will allow you to achieve more than you thought possible.
If you’d like me to talk you through how to set your property goals, and then help you to put together a plan to achieve them, then please go to www.ThePropertyteacher.co.uk/PSBestYear for full details and to order your copy of How to Have Your Best Year in Property Ever at the special discounted price for Property Secrets.
Here’s to successful property investing, and a wonderfully prosperous and exciting 2015.
Peter Jones B.Sc FRICS
Chartered Surveyor, author and property investor
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