This article is dedicated to the amazing Property Mentor / Investor Anna Porter (from Surburbanite).
I had a very long extended “Business Lunch” yesterday, I was reflecting on some amazing discussion and realizations I had with Anna. I am very lucky to have worked with her and she was my first sign up ever to one of my workshops which we now run all the time!
We spoke about many business topics and caught up on old times and one of the big themes that came up in our conversation again and again was all about being a “Reputable Player” not only in our markets, but within our own respective industries.
I was subject to a stack of heavy personal attacks by people over the past few weeks and poor Anna has had her fair share too. We both realized that as one succeeds and contributes, the right people reward you – but the wrong people pull out daggers and come and get you out of destructive envy and insecurity.
The big reflection of this is that as you succeed in business, you tell the truth and stand your position – at the start of the game no one cares about you, but as you go up – people come out of the wood work trying to take a chunk out of you.
I had this person have a shot at me late last week and I know what to be completely true – when I started out, this person ignored me, but now I am actually making a different they are coming after me and trying to bring me down. In the case of Anna Porter too, if you ever meet this dynamic business woman she is nothing short of amazing with a truly giving heart, but as she is successful she has her critics trying to stop her doing great work.
As we spoke, we joked about Sydney at times being one “Large Shark Tank” and I think that’s it – accept people are going to come and get you, but don’t deviate from your path – think long term and live the life of being Reputable, Trusted and telling it as it is!
And of course, watch out for those sharks too! One tried to chomp me last week, but I got ’em with the Harpoon Gun!