A conversation with my neighbour
He told me how previous tenants had trashed his place, and the teacher in me said “yes, but they’re not all like that, are they? I’m sure you’ve had some pretty good tenants as well?” – trying to get him to look at things more positively. “Yes” he says “but you get those who don’t pay rent on time…it’s a nightmare”. “Then why do you do it?” I said, “why not just sell all your rentals and be done with it?”
“Well, no” he says “I don’t want to do that” and I’m thinking okay then stop being so ungrateful. I wish I could teach you that this sort of glass half full mindset is what is creating problems for you. If you send out a vibe that says “tenants are bad people” then the Universe/God will respond by saying “okay, here you go let’s prove to you that you are right”, because what you think about comes about. God/the Universe does not respond well to complaining.
He wanted to say more, but I knew that he was not ready for me. He was not asking me to help, and over the years I have found that the only people you can teach are the ones who are ready to learn – no point in speaking to deaf ears. If I had said to him “but I have never had any issues, and have always had amazing tenants”, I think I would have just got myself into an argument – no point in that. I know when to walk away lol!
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