House Flipping

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, the Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series on Wednesday night.

It was an absolutely amazing, unlikely run into history, finishing 2012 at the bottom of the Major Leagues in a disaster-filled year which came on the heels of one of the most epic Fall collapses in sports history in 2011.

Add in the whole Boston Marathon bombing rally cry to go along with it, this Boston team helped to uplift and entire city and region in their historic run from April until this past Wednesday night.

As I was watching the World Series this week – obviously rooting on my hometown Sox (if you haven’t guessed from my videos on YouTube where “R’s” are correctly pronounced as “Aaaaahs”), there were amazing similarities between this Sox team and house flipping.

So in that spirit…here AHHH seven lessons the 2013 Red Sox can teach us all about house flipping.

1. Mindset is Everything

As is the case in flipping houses, if you think you can succeed, you will succeed. As the figure-head and spiritual leader of the Red Sox in 2013, outfielder Jonny Gomes is the epitome of the Napoleon Hill adage:

“Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve”

When Ryan Dempster (and subsequently Jake Peavy) first arrived in the Sox clubhouse in early 2013, one of the first people to greet these new arrival was inimitable Gomes. When Dempster asked Gomes how we was doing, Gomes replied:

“Just one day closer to the parade, dude”

Now THAT is positive self-expectancy. Napoleon Hill would be proud.

2. Pick Yourself Up After Losses

The Sox didn’t win the World Series in a single game, for that series it took them 6 games. But in actuality it took them 178 total games and 108 wins to …read more