You've Got This! Building and Retaining Investor Resilience

Real estate is notorious for its ups and downs. Resilient investors have practical and personal tools at their disposal to manage the challenges.

From market fluctuations to unexpected obstacles, the investing journey can be both exhilarating and daunting.  "Hang in there," "Stay Strong," and other encouraging phrases we use for self-talk or to encourage others help us remember we will survive. But my favorite sayings, hands-down is "You've Got This." It reminds us we have the know-how, skills and courage to be empowered - to be resilient.

Ways to Practice Resilience in Real Estate

1. Continuous Learning

Resilient investors understand that knowledge is power. Staying informed about market trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies equips you with the tools needed to adapt and thrive. Embrace a mindset of continuous learning to stay ahead in the ever-evolving real estate landscape.

2. Building a Diverse Portfolio

Diversification is a fundamental strategy for resilience. Rather than putting all your eggs in one basket, consider spreading investments across different property types or geographic locations. A diverse portfolio acts as a buffer, mitigating the impact of localized market downturns.

3. Strategic Networking & Support

Networking is more than just making connections; it's about creating a support system. Resilient investors actively engage with industry peers, mentors, and professionals. Building a strong network through networking events provides access to valuable insights, and collaboration opportunities.  Check out our article, "8 Tips from Dogs to Get the Most from RE Networking."  Joining a mastermind group provides a small, confidential community that helps you reach goals and supports you during challenging times.

4. Adaptive Problem-Solving

Challenges are inevitable, but resilient investors approach them with a solution-oriented mindset. Instead of dwelling on setbacks, focus on finding creative and adaptive solutions. This proactive approach not only resolves issues efficiently but also fosters a mindset of resilience in the face of adversity.

5. Financial Preparedness

Establishing a robust financial foundation is a key aspect of resilience. Regularly assess and update your financial plans, ensuring that you have contingency funds for unexpected expenses. A strong financial position provides a safety net, allowing you to navigate uncertainties without compromising your long-term goals.

6. Adapting to Market Trends

Resilience in real estate involves staying attuned to market trends and adjusting strategies accordingly. Be open to exploring new niches or emerging markets. The ability to adapt to evolving consumer preferences and economic shifts positions you as a resilient investor capable of thriving in any market condition.

    7. Goal Setting and Tracking Progress

    Clearly defined goals serve as a roadmap during challenging times. Resilient investors set realistic, achievable goals and regularly track their progress. Celebrate small victories along the way, reinforcing a positive mindset and motivation to overcome obstacles on the path to larger achievements.  Learn more information and REGISTER HERE for an upcoming Real Estate Action Plan (REAP) Seminar where you will clarify your goals and a create an actionable plan to achieve them.

    Ways to Practice Self-Care

    Self-care is essential, especially during challenging times that require resilience. Here are some self-care ideas to help navigate difficult periods:

    1. Mindfulness Meditation
    Dedicate time each day to mindfulness meditation. Focus on your breath, be present in the moment, and allow yourself to let go of stressors. Mindfulness can promote a sense of calm and clarity.

    2. Nature Walks 
    Spend time outdoors, surrounded by nature. Whether it's a hike in the mountains, a walk in the park, or simply sitting by a body of water, connecting with nature can be rejuvenating and provide a fresh perspective.

    3. Journaling
    Write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal. Reflect on your experiences, express gratitude, and set positive intentions. Journaling can be a therapeutic way to gain insight into your emotions and track your journey toward resilience.

    4. Artistic Expression
    Engage in creative activities that bring you joy, whether it's painting, drawing, writing, or playing a musical instrument. Creative expression can be a powerful outlet for emotions and a means of self-discovery.

    5. Physical Exercise
    Incorporate regular physical activity into your routine. Exercise releases endorphins, which can boost your mood and reduce stress. Whether it's going to the gym, practicing yoga, or taking a dance class, find a form of exercise that you enjoy.

    6. Quality Sleep
    Prioritize getting enough sleep each night. Establish a calming bedtime routine, create a comfortable sleep environment, and aim for consistent sleep patterns. Quality sleep is crucial for mental and physical well-being.

    7. Healthy Nutrition
    Fuel your body with nourishing foods. Maintain a balanced diet and avoid excessive caffeine or sugar, as they can contribute to energy crashes and mood fluctuations.

    8. Disconnecting from Technology
    Take breaks from screens and social media. Constant connectivity can contribute to stress. Set aside time each day to disconnect, whether it's a digital detox hour, a weekend off social media, or simply turning off notifications.

    9. Reading for Pleasure
    Escape into the world of books that bring joy and inspiration. Whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or motivational literature, reading can provide a mental break and transport you to different realms of thought.

    10. Cultivating a Support System
    Reach out to friends, family, or a support network. Share your thoughts and feelings with those you trust. Sometimes, simply talking about challenges can alleviate the burden and strengthen your sense of connection.

    11. Setting Boundaries
    Learn to say no when needed. Establishing healthy boundaries in both personal and professional life is crucial for maintaining balance and preventing burnout.

    12. Practicing Gratitude
    Reflect on the positive aspects of your life. Regularly acknowledge and appreciate the things you are grateful for. Gratitude practices can shift your focus toward the positive, fostering a resilient mindset.  Want to know more about how gratitude effects our resilience?  Go to: Empowered by Gratitude: Five Ways Gratefulness Propels Your Success

    INC Knows "You've Got This"

    Investors Network Community (INC) can support your resilience through helping you get crystal clear with your goals and a plan to achieve them through the Real Estate Action Plan (REAP) Seminar. The Plan includes weekly video lessons, activities and action sheets. It is very affordable and available as a self-directed course that you can complete at your leisure or complete as part of a course that includes live sessions over the course of three weeks. To register, go to Real Estate Action Plan.

    Having a strong, confidential community of support to help you brainstorm, act as your sounding board, share resources and keep you accountable so you stay on track is one of the best ways to succeed in real estate, and remain resilient through life's challenges. For more information and to register for an Investors Network Community Mastermind Group, go to: INC Mastermind Program.

    Feel free to contact Katy who can answer your questions so on INC's offerings.

    Katy Fleming, Director can be reached by email at We can schedule a brief call so I can answer your questions about how we can help you remain resilient, gain more balance, and reach your goals.