What do property investing & a Nintendo DS have in common?

Investing is like a video game?

Life is like a video game in some respects!

Arlene bought me a Nintendo game for my DS for Christmas, so I sat down tonight and started one of the games that came with it; one of those lateral thinking games that gets more and more complex at each level.

When I first started I was terrible-the first level must have taken me 15 minutes-but about 3 hours into the game I am about to start level 37.

Now obviously, if you'd put me on level 37 straight up I'd have had no chance of completing it.

In fact I'd probably have put the game down and never picked it up again.

But because I started on level 1 and worked up through each level gradually, each level was only a little harder than the next. By the time I got to Level 37, it was tough, but totally possible to complete.

So, my point: property investment is no different to this.

Everyone I know started at level 1 and worked their way up to 37 (and beyond!) at their own pace. Sure — some people never got past level 3. And others got up to level 15 before needing to stop and catch their breath. The important thing to realize is that everyone needed to work through each level.

Investing in property is the same — you master one level before you move to the next. Never compare yourself to the person next to you and wonder how they made it so far. Be assured that at some point that they were in your position, thinking ‘level 37? No way!

Sometimes, all it takes to reach that next level is a bit of support and education, and that's where we excel. Our investment education is free and we offer great tools to help you reach the next levels of the property investment game. In fact, it's all available on our site after you sign up.

Alternately, if you'd like to speak with one of our team about your current position, or just would like some impartial advice on your property portfolio, then give us a call on +44 (0)207 923 6100 and we'll be happy to help out.

Live with passion,
Brett Alegre-Wood

Brett Alegre-Wood
December 29, 2008

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