When I was a kid I would daydream all the time. I had a huge imagination. Then I went through a “get my shit together” phase and I slowly stopped daydreaming. The only thing I was imagining was excuses and not hitting my goals. Fast forward. I made a major change in my life because I started daydreaming again. I started imagining a different life. Guess what? I have a different life. Most recently, I allowed myself to act on the daydream that was in my soul for many years. And I turned it into a new business.
You don’t have to watch or listen to young children for very long to hear the stories they make up. They have wild imaginations. You know why? Because in their mind, anything is possible. Parents even tell them that. So, what happens? Society and even sometimes, our own family starts to tell us that there are limits. We can only do that if we went to a certain college. We can only have that if we make a certain amount of money. We can only be that if we look a certain way. WRONG!!! Stop giving yourself permission for the excuses.
In the world of real estate, if you want to own a house – do it! Will it be the mansion on the hill as a first-time home buyer? Maybe not. But that doesn’t mean you can own a house. And, it doesn’t mean that the mansion on the hill won’t ever be yours. Think you don’t have enough money? Think about this. The average rent in Nashville TN is $1399/month for an apartment less than 1000 square feet. You know what else is $1399/month? The mortgage payment on a $344,000 house larger than 1000 square feet. (Obviously, there are some variables here, but you get the idea.) As a Realtor® I have many resources to help with credit and special financing. We have lenders that are true miracle workers. Stop telling yourself you can’t afford it. If you want it badly enough, you will find a way. What are you spending money now that isn’t necessary? Make a budget. Think there isn’t any inventory? We have ways of finding houses that are not on the market yet.
As a Realtor, I have heard all sorts of stories and a lot of excuses. As a life coach, I have heard all sorts of stories and a lot of excuses. Dreams take time to manifest. You have to work toward making them happen. But if you don’t start today, you can guarantee it won’t happen tomorrow. So, give yourself permission to daydream and DREAM BIGGER!
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur baby, Tyler, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.