Winter Olympics – Go For The Gold!

Winter Olympics – Go For The Gold!

What does it take to be an Olympian? What does it take to win the Gold medal and to be recognized as the best in the world? There are so many athletes competing in various events and each event requires special training and skills yet they all have common traits.

Determination, passion, discipline and dedication are some of the things required. Many years of intensive physical and mental training is required along with sacrifices of time and finances. Sponsors don’t pay for your training and expenses until you prove yourself. So many have suffered injuries and endured several surgeries and painful recovery. One even resulted in death yesterday in the Luge event.

So why would they push themselves to such extremes? Maybe it is that single- minded focus not driven by money and fame but by a sense of victory and knowledge that all the hard work and dedication paid off. To be an Olympian is probably an experience of a lifetime. To win the Gold medal would probably be hard to express in words.

What each athlete goes through to get to the Olympics is not fully revealed. To be an Olympian must require so much mental as well as physical fortitude. They make it sometimes seem much easier than it is in actuality. It is amazing what the mind and body can accomplish.

The traits of an Olympian must be some of the same traits needed to be an entrepreneur. It takes a lot of mental conditioning to pursue your dreams and to overcome challenges. It takes dedication and determination along with a passion and desire to succeed. There also needs to be a higher reason for being in your own business other than money.

So how prepared and ready are you to be an entrepreneur? How many of you have what it takes to succeed? The seminar speakers make it sound easy. All you apparently need to do is follow their 5 or 7 or 10 steps. In actually it takes more than following those steps. A lot comes from you and what you are willing to do and capable of doing. Having your “why” is important. This will keep you motivated and keep you moving forward.

Our journey is not an easy one. It is a lot of work and a lot of time. It takes some money as well to get the training and to get the needed support for your business. We have been investing in Real Estate for almost 9 years and have several properties in 4 states. This did not come easy. We had to attend and pay for several trainings. We had to view a lot of properties and make several offers. We had to help with some of the remodeling.  We had to manage it. It took a lot of sweat equity. We spent a lot of our evenings, weekends and spare time to do this since we were working full time in our jobs. It has been about 5 years since we have not been dependent on a W2 job. We no longer have to worry about being fired. We now have flexibility with our time. Our hard work now directly benefits us and those on our team.

Think about why you are in business? What motivates you? Are you prepared to push through your fears? Are you ready to take action? Without some of these answers and without some of the traits of an Olympian, you may not succeed.


Amy Yoshimitsu
Lois Threlkeld

“Investing in Your Future”

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