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Power 180 - FEAR

Aug 27, 2021


Welcome back to the newest installment of Power 180- 3 minutes of Housing Literacy that can change your life (sponsored by Powerful Homes). In this episode we talk about, FEAR. What are the top 10 things that hold people back in life? Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. Don't let fear hold you back from what you truly want in life. As Wayne Gretzky said, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Stay tuned for next week's episode!



Episode Transcript:

Welcome to the Housing Literacy Podcast with host Matt Guarino, founder of Powerful Homes. Matt's mission is to empower dreams through home ownership. We're here to help. We're going to do this together and now Matt Guarino.

My name is Matt Guarino and this is Power 180, 3 minutes of housing literacy that can empower your dreams and transform your life. So the top 10 things named by Psychology Today that hold people back in their life are change, loneliness, failure, rejection, uncertainty something bad happening, getting hurt, being judged, feeling inadequate and the last one is loss of freedom.

So here at Powerful Homes we see things through a real estate lens and we passionately believe and know and trust that ownership changes everything and that buying your first home or your first investment property will help you push through the fears that may be holding you back, including the ten we just talked about. So let's take a look at three of these 10 and illustrate that point. So one of them is loneliness.

So loneliness can be avoided and have become something that lessens over time with a commitment to a community and neighbors. And we're talking about the perspective of being an owner in that community. You can have great bonds and deep connections with people as a renter, but I know, and I've experienced in so many people I know that when you do life with others and you really dig in and you're there through the ups and downs as an owner in a community, the loneliness can fade. It really goes away a little bit and you feel more connected always into that community.

Another one of the 10 that we just mentioned, the uncertainty, including financial, and then perhaps even with your most basic need housing can be stabilized by committing, owning a property in a certain city, in a subdivision, in a location. It stops the ground from trembling, underneath you. Especially after what we just went through a tough phase in our world history. Knowing that you have a stable house, knowing that you control it could really lessen the tension and the uncertainty.

Finally, let's just look at the loss of freedom. That was one of the big fears. That kind of thing fades when you feel like you have the financial resources and the margin in your life with the equity in your house to be at choice at any time, in any circumstance, including a job loss, health issues where even something like a pandemic or something that happens within your family; say with your children or your parents, or even your extended family. That loss of freedom, that knot in your stomach that you can feel, I have felt throughout the early parts of my life. And still at this point really kind of calms down knowing that I'm an owner and I control my destiny. So everything you want is on the other side of fear and thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. Let's take action and make it happen.

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