How to be a problem solver
If you are wondering how to be a problem solver rather than a problem seeker – good! You are thinking the correct way. Most people struggle to excel in their companies because they have an employee mindset. The best way to go further is by having an entrepreneurial mindset (sometimes Samuel calls this being an intrapreneur). This means you have to find solutions instead of difficulties. Your mind should always be switched on to flip a negative situation into an opportunity.
Why is this important? Well, in any business you need some resilience. If you are thinking of taking property investment seriously, you need to figure out how to face hurdles. You are going to have stumbling blocks, obstacles and all sorts of things thrown in your path. Will you run away in defeat? Sometimes you just need to be creative and think outside the box. If you’re determined enough to make something happen, you will make it happen no matter what challenges are presented to you.
Samuel brings up a great example of this in the video you’re about to watch. He reflects back to the beginning of his career when he was just 17 years old. Having done all his property investment homework, attended seminars and consumed as many lessons as possible, he felt confident. He was in a strong position to finally embark on his new life as a property investor. He had the strategies in mind and the energy waiting to be put to use.
Attacking the curveball
Then he was hit with a curveball. He was told that buy-to-let mortgages were only available to people aged over 21. Devastated, he decided there must be another way around this – and there was. He opted to put the mortgage in a family member’s name, this solving his problem. The rest is history, a very rich, successful history.
Hopefully from that example you can extract the importance of having a problem solving mindset. If Samuel didn’t have one, you wouldn’t be reading this right now because he would’ve given up!