Thursday 26th May

The children are fed watered and ready for school, and I’m out the door early again to take on the M25 to Essex.

Those that know me personally will know I am extremely self-driven, but I too am only human. However, I have the burning desire to be able to offer my Alton Property Partners clients and my family the ‘very best of Gill Alton’ and that is why investing in both my property knowledge and myself is massively important to me.  My work this morning with Alan Whitton is about achieving the latter! (http://www.westessexhypnotherapy.co.uk/).

During my property networking and mentoring I have met many people who want to invest in property personally, have acquired knowledge and know what they ‘should do’ but they don’t actually take action and ‘do it’. I have also had discussions with many people who don’t have time to do the actual investing themselves. They want to have the hassle taken away from them, via a company such as Alton Property Partners.  They have given all the right signals and fully understood the risks and rewards but when it comes to taking the final action step of investing money they too stumble.   In both circumstances it seems they suffer from ‘action paralyses!

Now action paralysis I don’t believe is restricted purely to the world of property investing, but because in many respects investing means stepping outside your comfort zone it is common to find ‘your inner voice making excuses, and creating hurdles’, it thinks it is looking after you but actually it is just sabotaging your action.

So to me business can be very much a ‘game’ of the mind.

It’s about stepping up to the plate, stepping outside your comfort zone, giving yourself permission to make mistakes and still going for it!!  .   If you can form a powerful team with your mind you are unstoppable….. life will go with the flow, and become so much easier and enjoyable!  So just like exercise is essential for physical fitness, my work with Alan is about giving my mind a mental workout, trust me he can be a tough workout partner, he takes no excuses, but he sure gets results!  To me these well known quotes say it all:

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. – Napoleon Hill

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. - Dennis Waitley

So after a brilliant session with Alan, and a wrestle with the traffic, it’s back to the office, fully fired up.  A continued great conversation with a client, a quick race through my emails, and time to just finish off some financial analysis, before the clock chimes and the Mum ‘taxi service’ is called upon to collect the children from their After  School Clubs.

Now here I am in the kitchen writing this blog entry while cooking the tea for the family, as I am off to the Bucks Property Meet tonight to add to my ‘Property knowledge’ …… in the meantime I’m playing a mind game with myself….can I pull off getting the dinner cooked, and this blog entry written before the 5th time I hear the bellows of ‘how long till tea Mum?’

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Gill Alton is the founder of Alton Property Partners, which provides a comprehensive and personal Property Portfolio Building Service for investors in the UK.

Alton Property Partners manage the entire investment process, from sourcing property at a discounted value, co-ordinating the Mortgage, arranging the refurbishment, right through to ensuring it is ready for the rental market.

The service is specifically aimed to support those who recognise the value of a UK investment portfolio, but lack the time, or knowledge to be able to invest for themselves because they are full time employees or Business Owners. With full consultation and comprehensive financial analysis, clients can be assured that their portfolio of strong yielding properties will be built to exacting standards and they will be kept up to date every step of the way.

Having been involved in property for 16 years Gill has built a personal portfolio for her family, and in addition to Alton Property Partners, runs a Property Mentoring Business, Venus Property Mentoring which focuses on supporting new investors onto the investing ladder. Having originally left the Corporate world to be a Qualified Mortgage Broker, Gill’s husband now focuses on their family Mortgage Brokerage in Maidenhead – Alton Mortgages.

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