Notice how in the first week of Jan ( a start up week following the reflective nature of the Christmas break) how I meet up with my peers, to talk property, friendship and learn from each other. (sorry Lee for calling you an anorak, I am one too!).
Peer hangouts is a super idea - combine it with huge levels of work in the early days, it keeps you steady, keeps you understanding the benefits and dangers of being at your particular stage in property.
So this week I hung out with 3 property friends, and shared our thoughts, which I hope enriched both of us (individually) for the year ahead.
We shared mindset, business plans, shared knowledge in our personal expertise areas, and our speedbumps in life and property! And great cakes, coffees and brunches.
Am also refinancing, altering and improving the financing structure of the portfolio, speaking to folks about our Mentoring Programme, and am doing a 10 year review of the property portfolio, going through each property in detail.
So this has been a massive run of the first 10 years, at a super fast pace, and this is moment to breathe and to consolidate, before the next stretch!
Plus the fun of our Mentoring Group, business plans, meeting with our Finance Director for the 5 year plan, day to day cash flow, bill prediction and profit and loss with our bookkeeper, working with our marketing team on the new CRM system, and tons of learning.
Plus a Listed Planning Consent, checking on a site of a property we are building and tons of weightlifting and crossfit training.
I hope that gives you an idea of the variability of being a property developer - this week's stuff! Next week will be different!
SO MUCH BETTER THAN A JOB (J.O.B., aka Just Over Broke).