Now is not the time to rest!

Posted By: Troy Miller ICOR Blog & News,

Now is not the time to rest!

If you think you are zoomed out, you’re not alone, but I hear you loud and clear! We are now a year into this pandemic, and everyone is echoing the wish to get back to meeting in person. And while I feel we are close to that goal with the brunt of the pandemic behind us, I don't think it's time to let up on our learning and networking.

For some, you have been active and taking advantage of the information and learning opportunities that we have created in recent months, and I applaud you. During ICOR's Interviews with ICONs a few weeks ago, a message that stood out to me loud and clear was: "Don't. Stop. Learning." Every single one of our ICONs said that they have continued to learn over their 30-to-50-year long careers. And are still learning.

During February’s monthly meeting, you may have heard me quote President Abraham Lincoln when he said, 

"A compass, I learnt when I was surveying, it'll... it'll point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms that you'll encounter along the way." 

While he was speaking about our moral compass with direct relation to the 13th amendment, I feel this applies  to our current situation. You may have a plan, and if you have been through ICOR's TrueNorth Planner, you do. However, as Lincoln states, "it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms…", as real estate investors, you can plan all you want. Still, when situations occur like the '08 recession or the current pandemic, it's genuinely up to you to navigate those swamps and deserts. But many right now are just standing in place, perhaps in fear, wondering what their next step looks like. Or abandoning their plan altogether. Yet our ICONs are staying active using their insight and knowledge and continuing education to pivot and navigate these fluid times.

If you are sitting on the sidelines in fear, come be active in our community. Fear is erased with information and education and will lead you to make confident educated decisions. Because I can guarantee, others are not sitting ideally by waiting for the next opportunity to fall in their lap.

ICOR is dedicated to staying ahead of trends and presenting information and learning opportunities to make you a better and more successful investor. So, as the title says, now is not the time to rest! Jump in both feet, follow Abraham Lincoln’s advice, and start learning today how to navigate the challenges you will encounter along your journey!

I look forward to seeing you.