January 28, 2016 in Mindset
Ready for a Mindshift?
Let's face it; change is hard.
I have something a little different for you today. I came across one of the most powerful videos I have seen in a long time, and I just had to share it. This video is about success, but the key point is “change is hard”!
One thing that really stuck with me was the statement about the need to make change on the inside before you see it on the outside. We have to work on our mindset.
When It Comes To Making Changes…
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January 16, 2015 in Books and Book Reviews
I have read several great books this year, and today I wanted to tell you about what is sure to become one of my all-time favorites called “The One Thing”.
One quality that makes entrepreneurs so successful is that they are visionaries. This same trait that makes them successful is also the very same trait that tends to make them lose their focus easily. We are plagued with “shiny object syndrome”.
This book written by Gary Keller has a tagline that says, “The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results”. That pretty much sums up what this book is about; the simple truth behind why we struggle so much and how to change that.
What Do We Need?
- We want (and need) fewer distractions in our life when it comes to our work. The constant interruptions from tweets, emails and texts cause us to lose focus over and over again when we are working.
- We all need less on our plate. Most of us simply try to do too many things at one time.
- We need a way to balance the demands of work and family without feeling like we are short-changing either one.
- We need less stress.
- We need a way to get more done with less work!
That’s what this book is all about; how to narrow your focus, get more done and spend less time doing it so you can have a better lifestyle. Who doesn’t want that?
What Can this Book Help You With?
If you read this book and go through the exercises, you will begin to understand that you can only do one thing (at a time) really well. Trying to do a little bit of everything only leads to mediocrity. Read the rest of this entry →
December 23, 2013 in Goals - Being "Your" Best
Last time we talked about nailing down your top 3-5 goals for the year. I hope you took some time to do that. If you didn’t, it’s not too late to get those down on paper. But goal setting is about more than just writing them down; creating a plan for achieving your goals is the important part.
We also talked about the importance of your “why”. What is the reason or the big payoff for achieving your big awesome goals? Success can be pretty illusive if you don’t have a clear “why”. To put it another way, “What will make you hang in there when the going gets tough”?
Once you have your goals down on paper, then it’s time to get to work on the “how” part of this equation.
Your Foolproof Tracking System
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April 11, 2012 in Investing In Real Estate, Probates/ Probate Investing
Probate Case Study
A few days ago, I put another wholesale deal under contract. And once again I was told that day, that I was the only one still mailing to these folks when they were finally ready to sell the house.
It takes folks different amounts of time to face selling the property that is part of an estate. More often than not, it's actually the process of cleaning out the house that is the bigger problem. Whatever the reason, you can bet it will take some people a year or more to actually decide to sell the house.