People often say that business is like boxing. Jacques Poujade, a mortgage expert, seasoned entrepreneur, real estate mogul, and managing partner at LendPlus—a firm dedicated to helping borrowers finance their homes, believes in the saying. He talked about business difficulties and the essence of having a winner’s mentality in everything one does. Let’s give the room to Jacques.
All my life, I have always had the winner’s mentality. I just knew that I would succeed in the real estate industry.
After thirty years of not only building my real estate empire but also helping hundreds of people become home-owners, it’s safe to say that I achieved my dreams. However, things are not always so smooth sailing.
I tell a lot of people, ‘the test of your strength as a person and as an entrepreneur is in your losses.’ Yes, I am successful; however, I have always been successful in my mind–even when I recorded terrible losses.
I am not a huge fan of contact sports, but the Ronda Rousey story caught my imagination. From being a top-athlete who won all matches through an arm-bar to losing her title to Holmes to opening up about suicide, Ronda’s story is the story of the everyday man. You cannot always win. But I digress a bit. Let’s talk about your brain and body connection.
You are often what you think about, and your thoughts, desires, dreams, and infatuations often affect your body—much more than you care about or care to accept. Today, I will share a few tips to help you optimize your brainpower through your body and optimize great health through your brain and mind.
1. Watch what you hear and see.
There is a part of your memory called the subconscious. If your subconscious is filled with negativity, it feeds you such negativity without your knowledge.
Experiences and actions—negative or positive, get dumped in the subconscious, and although you may not remember these experiences, they can still affect you. So, if you have people who always bring you down or criticize you destructively, stay away from them. They are bad for your mental and physical health.
When you focus your energy into something and regurgitate that thing—or event over and over again, you achieve a clear mind. Meditation is great. If you always feel sick, you may need to take the time out to meditate on your healing. Of course, this does not remove the need for a healthcare professional to run some tests.
3. Exercise regularly
While your mind can help give your body good health, exercising your body will make you healthier and give you a more confident mind. Are you gym-lazy? You are not the only one.
Follow these tips:
– Get a coach if you can afford one.
– Make friends with people who love the gym.
– Pick up a sport. Sports are fun, and you get to move your body a lot.
– Consistency is key.
4. Pick great and forward-thinking friends.
I understand that you may not want to leave your childhood friends; however, they may slow you down if they are not growing fast. For example, in today’s world, crypto is being used to make real estate transactions.
People who still have the 90s mindset will vehemently oppose this fact instead of asking how they can make an excellent crypto profit. You can check out my article on cryptocurrencies, social media, real estate, and how they all connect here.
5. Learn from Your Falls
It’s essential to have a mindset of ‘I can fall’ followed by ‘If I fall, I will pick myself and rise again.’ You must be careful with your decisions and life choices. It’s essential to save and invest properly.
Real estate is an excellent avenue to invest saved money. You can also make money from flipping houses or even becoming a real estate agent. However, it’s not always gold and you will have to intensively educate yourself on how it all works.