When life gives you S#!T, you make Kool-Aid!
Samuel L. Jackson teaches us about resilience in the Hitman’s Bodyguard.
I recently watched the movie Hitman’s Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. I didn’t go in with high hopes, but I was surprised that I actually did enjoy this movie.
There was one scene in the movie where Jackson’s character says to Reynold’s character, “You know, when life gives you s#!t, you make Kool-Aid.”
That really struck a chord with me. As landlords, we do not have control over everything in our business. We don’t control what our tenants will do, we don’t have control over the neighbors, we don’t have control over the condo association, we don’t have control over the law, but there is one thing we do have control over…OURSELVES!
We have control over our actions. We have control over how we respond to a situation. And our response can impact our tenant’s experience and their happiness.
Things happen that are beyond our control and sometimes, no matter how much we plan and try to control our environment, s#!t happens. But we can’t just blow a gasket or let ourselves become paralyzed into non-action and ignore the situation. We need to keep moving forward. This is called resilience. Resilience is you ability to bounce back from a challenge or a problem. And your ability to be resilient can help build your credibility, and have a tremendous impact on the respect your tenant has for you.
Landlords! Be strong. Be brave. Be resilient!BTW – if you are looking to learn about how you can positively impact your tenant’s experience check out “The Secret to Happy and Long-Term Tenants.”
Ali AlidinaAli founded LandlordSimplified.com where he shares his learnings, experiences and his best practices to help rental property owners to overcome the learning curve in their rental property business.