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Car Crash Power: Breaking Into The Next Level Of Investor Success Today!

Sep 6, 2008
I'm here in beautiful Florence Italy right now, in a little place just outside of the hill town of Fiesoli. My wife and I are here just to fulfill one of our family dreams doing something I never possible dreamed or imagined we'd be able to do, and I wanted to take some time on my real estate investing website to talk about You. What exactly is it that you want not only as a Real Estate Investor, but personally, for yourself, and your family, for your life? Maybe it's a certain lifestyle or wealth! The reason I want to speak to you from Italy isn't because, Oh look at me I'm in Italy isn't that wonderful. Yeah it's wonderful, but you know what, I'm just like you!

YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW I GOT HERE EITHER

I was nineteen years old, and I was an accounting major at the Rutgers School of Business. I was working for the Hess Corporation as an accountant, and I suddenly had this revelation, even though the job was good, the pay was good, and it was secure, I just wasnt happy. I would wake up and go, I can't wait till it's Saturday!" I couldn't stand what I was doing, it was like passing the time, passing the hours of my life! I woke up one day, and I said, 'You know what, every day I want to wake up excited to start my day!'

Since then I've been chasing after that, and I've been trying to achieve that. It's something I talk about on my investor website all the time, life it too short to live for the weekend. Well, right now in Italy with my wife not just for a week or a ten day vacation, we've actually come to stay for a couple of months to really enjoy Italy.

But the thing I want to share with you is this, I'm just like you! I never imagined I would get here. I want to share with you the single most profound lesson, or better yet success strategy, I've learned as an Entrepreneur. It has allowed me to achieve some of the family dreams that I've had for myself, my family, and will allow you to do it to. Yes, I use the word Entrepreneur, I gave you a little warning in the preview of this video, that it is really important as a Real Estate Investor that you start to realize, Yes, you are an Entrepreneur, you are a business owner.

I want to share this single lesson and I'm going to reveal how you can use it in your own lives, so you can achieve all your dreams. Whether it's buying a new house, leaving your job, taking that fantasy vacation, At the end of this article, I'll issue you a challenge, because this isn't just about a lesson this is about you taking action.

CAR CRASH POWER PHENOMENON

Before I share with you the most powerful and most important lesson I've learned as an Entrepreneur, I want to talk about a really interesting phenomenon, you've probably heard it before. Maybe you've heard the story, there's this car crash and the mother gets out of the car and she finds her child trapped beneath the car. Suddenly this woman, petite, middle aged, grabs onto the side of an automobile, and she lifts it up a two ton car to rescue her child. She finds the willpower and the strength to do something that seems virtually and humanly impossible, especially for a woman of this size and of this strength, but she does it.

Why does she do this, or better yet how? Because her child is underneath it , she has no choice, she must rescue her child and so she overcomes all odds and does it. I want to ask you as a Real Estate Investor, 'How can you invoke what I call Car Crash Power into your life?'

Now Car Crash Power is this, it's putting yourself in a situation, where you are forced to succeed. The biggest problem, the biggest obstacle we face in achieving our goal, our dreams, is ourselves. We always give ourselves a way out, we sabotage our own success. Because, if there really are no consequences to not succeeding, well then, when it gets to hard we quit! When it gets really difficult we push back the deadline, we push back the goal, and we never really get there!

YOU NEED TO DO BETTER THAN GOAL SETTING

Goal setting is great, but it's got to be more than a promise, there has to be an action involved. Actions have to have consequence, not just good consequences. A good example, 'If I do the next few deals, I'm going to buy this vacation home, or I'm going to upgrade to the home of our dreams. That's great but, there needs to be a negative consequences too. That might be a little counter intuitive, but physiologically speaking, people are more motivated to avoid pain than to seek pleasure. So you're more motivated to say, 'I've got to get this done or else', than 'If I get this done I'll get this prize at the end.' So you have to ask yourself, 'How can I invoke Car Crash Power into my life?'

Putting yourself into a situation where the car is trapped on top of you or trapped on something that's important and you have no choice but to get it off. I'll give you an example with myself here in Italy. I was terrified of coming here, I didn't want to come, so I told my wife Charlene, I said, we just can't go! I couldn't see how it was going to happen, it was just way too much, I had this business to run and it just wasn't going to happen, and we spoke about it again and again. Finally she caught me on a faith filled day, and I said, 'O.K. let's do it.' Once we booked the place and air fair, suddenly it wasn't that I couldn't do this it was, I had to find a way to mobilize our business. No choice.

FORCING SUCCESS

Knowing that we were leaving forced me to say, 'I can't run every part of my business by myself any more.' It forced me to go out and hire new experts, and new professionals. This helped me to travel, and to accomplish even more and deliver even better service on our investor web sites than we were before! Because of this situation, because of the Car Crash Power that I invoked in my own life it's allowed us to achieve an even greater level of success than ever before.

It forced me to think and it forced me to find success at a new level, something that never would have happened if I had not rocked the boat. So this is the same thing I'm challenging you, is how can you invoke Car Crash Power into your own life. Maybe it's saying to yourself, 'I'm going to give notice, I'm leaving my job in two months,' and now you have two months to make it happen. Maybe it's putting a deposit down on a vacation home, and forcing yourself to know, I have to pay for this thing or else.

Now I give a little bit of warning here, if you're a family man or woman, I would recommend a slightly different approach, a less risky approach because, it's not fair to subject your spouse or kids to the same kinds of challenges or risks that you are willing to take. However, think about some of the creature comforts you really enjoy and, that you're going to have to give them up if you don't find a way to succeed. Put yourself in a situation where you say, 'I have to make this happen. If I don't make this Real Estate deal I'm going to have to give up the car I drive or I have to give up the cable. I have to make this happen!!' Because, if you give yourself a way out you're going to take it, it's human nature. Nothing ensures success better that forced success.

I want to share a word of encouragement and a sort of promise to you, and that is this... It's really not that hard to achieve that level of success or that goal, as you make it out to be in your own head. I've experienced this myself because, I never thought I would be here right now in this situation running our real estate investing website business from the middle of Florence, Italy. New investors let me share something with you, realize that the majority of new investors never achieve the results they want, do you know why? They never actually do anything, they never actually make a single deal!

By taking action, you put yourself in a different league, and so much closer to achieving your dreams and goals. Veteran Investors maybe your saying, "I have a good business, but there's no way I could step away and start taking a vacation or to travel, or spend more time doing things I enjoy." I thought same thing about myself and our investor website, but when I stood back and realized there are people even better than I am at what I do. I can hire to do different aspects of my business.

The same is true with you, you'll find that your business can actually flourish when you say to yourself, 'I don't need to control every aspect of my business myself. I also want to remind you, especially now with the market we're in, it's a sluggish market, there's always that group who are like, 'Oh the market is sluggish now is a terrible time for Real Estate investing.' When it's an up market the same people say , 'It's an up market, but there aren't any motivated sellers selling properties. You can't get a good deal out there. There are always going to be those same nay payers who complain, and during the times there are always going to be those individuals whether it's an up or down market who continually find a way to profit and succeed. They achieve the wealth, and lifestyle they desire. Which one do you want to be?

NOW YOU, WHAT'S YOUR CAR CRASH?

This is the time I really challenge you and ask you, 'Are you ready to stop making excuses and take the next step?' Just remember why your doing this, why your involved in Real Estate investing, why you are choosing the path of Entrepreneur, instead of running with the herd and doing the routine nine to five! Real Estate investing isn't just a means, there's an end involved, and the end is a lifestyle. You really can wake up every day excited to start life, it really is possible!

Over the next couple of weeks and months on my investor web site, I'm going to continue to share different Real Estate investing techniques right here from Italy along with my challenge to you.

The challenge is... I want you to stop after this article and ask yourself, 'What can I do to invoke Car Crash Power into my life?' What challenge can I make to myself that's will help me achieve forced success?" I promise you I've seen it in my own life. I've been involved in a number of Entrepreneurial adventures, some which didn't succeed, some that were moderately successful, some that were very successful. The greatest successes have always come when I've been in that situation where I had no choice but to succeed. Now it's your turn. 'What action will you take to invoke Car Crash Power in your life?'
About the Author
Damian Lanfranchi has pioneered the R.E.I. Done-For-You Deals System, the only automated multi-media video marketing system that lets investors get deals with no work.

Every week, he educates 1,000's of investors with his revolutionary techniques.

http://www.dont-tell-mom-i-invest.com
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