You learn best by doing!
We have all heard of the expression, “practise makes perfect” but how many of us fail to put it into use in our lives? How often do we assume that knowing how something is meant to work is enough for us to do it perfectly at the first time of asking?
If you wanted to become a chef you wouldn’t expect to be able to rustle up a top class chicken soufflé the first time you went into a kitchen, and budding doctors certainly won’t be let loose on anyone’s internal organs the first time they pick up a scalpel. No matter how many years of studying you have done on these subjects you will still need to learn from your mistakes and pick up experience and knowledge as you go along.
Yet, when it come to property investing there is this assumption that after reading a book or a few blogs anyone can start making loads of money from it. Now I am not going to underestimate the advice given on property investment blogs, for obvious reasons, but you shouldn’t be looking to use this method of learning as your only way of becoming an expert.
Don’t Be Ashamed of Being a Novice
Finding out as much as you can beforehand is definitely encouraged, and some of the tips on our blog could help you avoid costly mistakes. However, you shouldn’t consider yourself anything other than a novice until you do it for real. This may seem like a rather unsavoury title to some people but in reality it is nothing of the sort.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a novice in anything, and we all need to start off somewhere when we learn a new skill. Most importantly, when you view yourself this way you are more likely to take your time over making big decisions, and maybe even seek a second opinion before going ahead. Getting ahead of yourself and thinking that you know it all right from the very beginning is the one sure way to head for a fall in anything you do in life.
There will be plenty of time for considering yourself an expert and for having the confidence to make snap decisions in the future. Once you start to learn all you need to know and see how it all works in the real world you will have made the move into becoming a property investment expert. In the meantime, enjoy your apprenticeship and don’t forget to learn from any mistakes you make along the way.
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