News From Victoria Newstead
Surround yourself with successful people that care…
and make you laugh!
Recently, I spent the evening with a group of real estate investors. One person in particular, Russell is someone I’ve learned a lot from due to his experience, strong business ethics and ideals when it comes to raising capital and managing assets. It was so fun to be in the same room sharing investment opportunities, market information, real life maintenance and management stories that would make some people cringe. But, not this group. The attitude in the room was “all in a day’s work” and tips and strategies were shared with hearty humour and can-do attitude. They are highly capable people, that have a keen sense of humour, resourceful and remarkable attitude toward life and relationships. I feel humbled and proud to be among them.
As I was driving home it occurred to me that my dad would have really liked these people. They model the same work ethic and dedication that he stood for and taught me from an early age. Dad went to great lengths to teach me to appreciate the good and minimize the bad. He taught me to be diligent and dedicate myself to my studies and my craft. My earliest memory of this was when I asked my parents if I could play violin. I was seven years old and I had my heart set on taking lessons. So… my dad looked me in the eye and said in a firm tone that I could have a violin as long as I understood that it wasn’t a toy, I would be expected to practice every day and never miss a lesson and that under no circumstances was I permitted to quit. I went on to play for 10 years, until I graduated high school. I didn’t pursue violin professionally or become a music teacher as my parents had envisioned but it sure taught me a few things about work ethic, love of music, how an orchestra practices like crazy and comes together under pressure to perform and incremental improvement from consistent practice is at the heart of it. Until I spent time with my fellow investors and mentor, I’d taken my childhood lessons to heart and didn’t really notice that the lessons had shaped my approach to work and what I commit to.
Being in the room with these like-minded investors and reflecting on the fun night sparked a new appreciation for this community and life as a whole.
Who do you know that energizes you, shares your values and sparks your passion for life?!
About Victoria Newstead
Victoria Newstead is a professional real estate entrepreneur and consultant.
Victoria’s current focus is long term multi-family properties.
If you would like to find out more about how to get an above average return on your money, backed by a solid asset (real property), and without the hassle of being a contractor and/or landlord – contact Victoria.