52 – Sibyl Chavis–Day 1 of Inspiration Week

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This episode is the first installment of my week-long motivational series. This week I will be bringing you interviews from some of the top motivational and success experts in the world! Over the last few weeks, I have given you my nine step-process for starting your real estate investing career. I want to take a short break from pure real estate shows and provide you with some of the best motivators in the business. I would like you to work on the nine steps I’ve given you, listen to these interviews, and let them be a spark in your real estate engine!

I sincerely hope you enjoy this series!

In this episode, I interview Sibyl Chavis. Sibyl is a Harvard-trained lawyer who left a lucrative career in the corporate world on the east coast to create a life of greater clarity and purpose. Formerly in practice at a leading law firm, then Executive Vice President of HR at a multicultural advertising agency, Sibyl now writes at Possibility Of Today. Possibility of Today is an online magazine focused on providing simple tips for living today better than yesterday. She is also the host of  the Possibility of Today radio show on web talk radio. She lives in Pasadena, California with her husband and two children.

Talking to Sibyl right before we began taping the interview, I was surprised to find out hat she also is a real estate investor and has been investing in real estate for eight years. Because of this, I was able to weave in some real estate investing discussion along with the motivational and success mindset interview that I had originally planned!

Sibyl described that, when she started investing in real estate, she had a difficult time because of her mindset. It actually held her back from being more successful right out of the gate.

One of the big shifts in her mindset early on was that she and her husband decided to try to not complain for 40 days. At the time they both worked in the corporate world and had rental properties that they were managing themselves! Given their careers and responsibilities, it was definitely difficult to try and not complain about anything for 40 days!

Sibyl mentioned a quote regarding being afraid to get started:

“Everything great I’ve ever done scared me to death at first.”

Sybil recommends that, when starting out, you get uncomfortable. Put yourself in situations that are outside of your comfort zone, and take small steps toward achieving your goals. Don’t try to do everything all at once, but rather work your way toward your goal in smaller, attainable steps.

Links

http://www.possibilityoftoday.com/ – Sibyl’s online magazine where she inspires her readers to be the best they can be

Possibility of Today Radio Show – Sibyl’s radio show where she shares her knowledge on self improvement and success mindset.

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