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Success doesn’t mean much if you’re not happy with who you are. How can you foster personal growth, alongside career success? Can you overcome negative thoughts that keep you from becoming the person you want to be?

On this episode, author of Real Estate Good Life, Bart Vickrey, shares how he’s achieved business freedom and created a life he loves.

Take a deep breath and focus on what youcan control. -Bart Vickrey

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Three Things You’ll Learn:

Don’t listen to your negative inner-voice

Often, the voice telling us we aren’t capable comes from within. Silence your negative thoughts and don’t allow them to get the better of you. Most of the time, our realities exist because we tell ourselves stories to back them up. Stop this from happening by refusing to entertain negative thoughts about yourself and your abilities.

Write in a journal regularly

A lot of people have internalized the idea that they shouldn’t voice their emotions. Journalling is a great outlet. Try to write in a journal every day, and don’t limit yourself to any one subject. If you can’t think of anything monumental, write about what happened in your day. Most of the time, it will lead to something more.

Control what you can

It’s easy to fall into the trap of worrying. However, no good can come of worrying about things you can’t control. Focus on the things you have the power to change, like your communication with the people in your life. Everything outside of your influence is beyond your control and there’s no point agonizing over them.

Self-growth is crucial, but it can be difficult if you’re not in touch with who you are as a person. Find ways to explore your psyche and motivations, and don’t be shy to speak about them. Even if you’re expressing yourself to yourself, in a journal, you’re taking a step towards self-improvement.

Guest Bio:

Bart Vickrey is real estate agent based in Indiana. He started his journey in real estate after working up the ranks at UPS, as a preload supervisor. Despite progressing there, Bart became aware that freedom was more important to him than anything. In real estate, he’s faced a number of challenges. However, his constant striving for self-improvement has allowed him to create a life he loves.

Bart is the author of Real Estate Good Life: How I Went from Working 7 Days a Week and Being Dead Broke…to Selling 468 Homes Last Year- While Working NO Evenings, NO Weekends, and NO Fridays!

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