How I overcame huge obstacles to buy the home of my dreams.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram (@fastforwardamy #shamelessplug), you already know I purchased my dream home in 2020, but you may not realize how challenging it was to make it happen.
In fact, I almost didn’t get this home at all.
Read on to get a behind-the-scenes look at what I went through in order to make the biggest purchase of my life so far, as well as the lessons I learned along the way that I still carry today.
Taking actions that lead to an abundance mindset
When I went to look at this house, I fell in love with its marble hallways, indoor pool, incredible kitchen and many other gorgeous features. I initially thought it might be too expensive, but I decided to move forward with the purchase (before officially getting a loan from the bank — this will come into play later).
The day before I signed the papers to reserve the house, I had the biggest sales day of my life.
I fully believe my actions — committing to purchasing a million-dollar home — led to the abundance mindset that helped me make nearly $150,000 in a single day.
I see this play out with many of my clients often; they join the Business Freedom Elevator™️ before they’re ready, but because they join, their mindset follows and they begin achieving things they never thought possible.
The takeaway: Instead of letting your mindset dictate your actions, take the actions that move you toward your goals and dreams, and watch quickly how your mindset catches up.
The power of going all in on yourself
This is where the story starts to take a turn. After sending my financial plan and all of my paperwork to my bank, they let me know that I was not approved for a loan. My account manager said: “For a young woman of your age, we think you’re aiming too high.”
In other words, despite proving I had the finances available to buy this home and was on track to continue operating a highly profitable business with steady growth, my bank decided I wasn’t ready to take on a purchase of this size — even after I offered to pay half of the home’s price in cash.
At first, I was devastated. Then I realized I had two choices:
- Let the house of my dreams go, OR…
- Go all in on myself and make my dream a reality without the bank
I said f*ck the bank and chose the second option.
This meant I needed to have a million dollars in cash ready to hand over in a very short amount of time. At the risk of losing $100,000 due to backing out on the sale after the deadline to walk away passed, I moved forward with buying my home without having all the funds in my account to pay for it, and guess what?
I made exactly the amount of money I needed to make with a $1 million launch of my Business Freedom Elevator™️… and the house was mine.
The takeaway: When you decide to go all-in on yourself, no one can stop you from achieving anything and everything you set your mind to.
Realizing money flows where it has a purpose
I believe I was able to successfully earn the money I needed to buy my dream home because I gave the money a purpose.
My money was able to flow directly toward what I wanted — and this isn't the first time this has happened in my life. I’ve set financial targets for myself in the past that have allowed me to purchase other things I’ve wanted, including my car. The money I make also helps support my team of more than 10 people, and knowing that I’m contributing to their financial stability and security is part of the purpose I assign to my money.
You can put this into practice in your life, too. Take some time to determine the things you want to do or buy, and then figure out how much money it will take to make those goals come to fruition. For example:
- If you want to send your children to private school, choose a school and find out exactly how much money their tuition will be.
- Looking at taking a dream vacation? Decide where you want to go and determine how much the travel will cost and how much money you’ll need to make the most of the experience.
- Research that car you’ve always wanted or that home you’ve been dreaming of and find out how much it will cost to make it yours.
The takeaway: When you give money a purpose, you are far more likely to actually earn that money and get exactly what you want.
Believing in yourself no matter what
When I reflect on my biggest accomplishments in life, one major thing stands out to me: I wholeheartedly believed in myself no matter what, and that’s why I was successful.
I could have taken the bank’s initial loan refusal and discouraging words to heart and decided to give up on my dream home, but instead, I believed in my ability to make it happen — and I did.
I’ve experienced the same thing during rallies; when I fully believe in myself, I win. On the other hand, I’ve lost rallies because I doubted my own capabilities.
This is why it’s so important to visualize and imagine your success before it happens and believe that it’s inevitable for you. It doesn’t mean you won’t experience self-doubt, but your self-belief can overcome those doubts.
The takeaway: Whether someone else believes in you or not, you must believe in yourself and go after what you want unapologetically.
I hope you’re feeling inspired to chase your dreams and make them a reality!
Remember, you have what it takes — don’t let anyone tell you differently.
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