Happy MLK Day! I hope you're having a splendid day off.
And if you're not taking the day off, YOU SHOULD BE!
Just last week I was watching a movie fave of mine called The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Good movie, by the way, if you haven't seen it.
There's one line in the movie that gets me every time.
Morgan Freeman (as Carter) is talking about his life and why he didn't do some of the things he though he'd do by that point: "Forty-five years goes by pretty fast."
And Jack Nicholson's character (Edward Cole) says in response: "Like smoke through a keyhole."
Like smoke through a keyhole.
That's how fast life goes by, folks. Like smoke through a keyhole.
Last week I was making a brief personal life assessment and started thinking about the dreams I've given up. Dreams that, perhaps, someone along the way (including that "inner someone") who convinced me that aren't "possible" for me to accomplish. These are things that I've somehow come to "automatically" believe without much (or any) substantiation as to WHY these things aren't "possible" for me.
I went down my dream "impossibility" list and analyzed each item:
Dream #1: To become a best-selling novelist. Hmmm. Why did I resign to believe that THIS wasn't possible for me? Let's think back: I decided at some point that I didn't want to be the "struggling artist" and thought that all (or most, anyway) novelists never make a dime. Those who do make money still have to have second jobs. Why have 2 jobs when I can only have one? So, I gave up THAT dream many years ago.
Rebuttal: A positive monthly cash flow in passive income buy-and-hold (forever) properties allows me to literally sit on a beach with a laptop (and ideally with some type of alcoholic umbrella beverage) to write...whatever. Would it ever matter if ANYTHING sold? (Guess not.) And instantly THAT dream was revived again.
Dream #2: To become a successful screenwriter. When did I believe that THIS wasn't possible for me? Oh, yes. It's when I decided that Hollywood was a total pile of sh** and that I didn't want to have anything to do with it. And also, see part of dream #1 above.
Rebuttal: As one of my MFA professors explained to me in the last leg of my degree journey, I have the ability to RAISE MY OWN MONEY using the techniques and strategies I've been using for buying property...and simply GET FUNDING for MY OWN FILM rather than dealing with Holly-Weird and their many disgusting and ego-driven intricacies. So...what kind of film would I do knowing I could do ANY type of film? (Actually, the answer would surprise you. I have very little interest in doing a movie but I have tossed back and forth the idea of doing a documentary. More to come on that...later on...since YOU may actually be IN that documentary!)
Dream #3: To move OUT of California. Why did I want this? Oh, that's right! It's because I freaking HATE living in California because of so many back-stabbing phony baloney plastic people I have to deal with on a daily basis here. So, why don't I just MOVE then? Well, this one is a little more complicated than items #1 and #2 above because this one includes someone else. It includes my 9-year-old daughter and she wants to be close to her dad. So, this one is kind of on hold for a little while. And even when she turns 18, it may be on hold for longer than that still...probably until she finishes college. (She's already wants to attend Cal Arts.) But that doesn't mean I'm not scoping out where I'll be living AFTER all that happens. (I have my eye on either Destin Beach or Fort Walton Beach, Florida...climate change, be damned. I don't care anymore.)
Rebuttal: None. I kind of included it above already.
So...what the hell is the POINT in all of this?
When you have a CASH FLOW from PROPERTY that gives you a MONTHLY STEADY INCOME month after month, year after year, this allows you several freedoms that can completely change your life:
Freedom #1: You follow a "foolish" dream like becoming an artist, sculptor, writer or even a world traveler and never have to worry about having that JOB to pay the bills because your property cash flows pay the bills FOR you. All while you follow whatever "whim" you have at the moment.
Freedom #2: You can do BIG THINGS like make a movie, fund a huge important project, or start a "legacy" kind of business with money FROM SOMEBODY ELSE. You don't have to scrimp, save, and scrape sofa change together to try to make your dreams happen. You can GET FUNDING for all of this INCLUDING the real estate that's going to be getting you that monthly cash flow that is outlined above.
Freedom #3: You can LIVE WHEREVER YOU WANT in the ENTIRE WORLD and you'll still get that monthly cash flow from either the business you built (using OPM) or the real estate empire you built (using OPM) or doing BOTH (ideally...using OPM).
Remember, ALL of those dreams that you gave up all BECOME POSSIBLE when you gain access to MONEY?
Why am I bringing all of this up?
Because I started thinking about how FAST life slips by -- like smoke through a keyhole -- and how many things I threw on the back-burner because I thought I couldn't pull off those dreams or I figured I'd get around to them later. And here I am, at age 43 (still pretty young), and now having some SERIOUS conversations with myself about NOT giving up my dreams anymore only because of HOW FAST life goes by. And that maybe "later" is really NOW.
How many times in the past couple of years, months, or even weeks have you been thinking about how FAST it's all going by and...how you better start doing something about the things you want to do NOW? Before it's too late??!!
I'm here to tell you that it's NOT too late. You just have to understand some tools that are available to you. You have to understand how to build wealth. And mostly you need to understand how to GET THE MONEY for the wealth you want to build to be able to get the freedoms you are looking for.
Listen, when it comes down to it, there is only ONE thing that tends to hold my students back from getting a business off the ground or investing in their first piece of cash flowing real estate. It's the LACK OF MONEY that stops all progress in this department.
But it doesn't have to be anymore.
For the FIRST TIME EVER, I'm doing a VERY RARE NEVER-TO-BE-REPEATED Mentorship Group (which starts TOMORROW) called the Get Money for Deals Mentorship Group. (CLICK HERE for more info.) This is an 8-week 100% online group with weekly live webinar trainings (which are all recorded in case you cannot make the session). This rare and unique group will show you the easiest tested-and-proven strategies on getting money for anything and everything from making a film to investing in real estate to starting a business. ANYTHING you need money for, you CAN get and I'll show you every trick in the book on how to do that.
This IS the most VALUABLE skill you could ever learn: GETTING MONEY. Just think about it: it removes EVERY other obstacle you thought you ever had to success because, after all, the #1 obstacle is GETTING THE MONEY to build wealth. For the first time ever, I'm removing that obstacle for you.
But, this group STARTS TOMORROW. So, you MUST enroll today if you want in. CLICK HERE or call (661) 295-5050 after 9am PST to register. Before it's too late!
You know, most of us are running around ragged, overwhelmed, and on the verge of a complete breakdown...more so than ever before because of the current demands that life has for us in this day and age. At what point are you going to sit yourself down and ask yourself, "Does this madness of a life make any sense to me anymore? Or do I want to go for something BETTER for me and for my family?"
Yes, it's time. It's time to do something BETTER now.
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See you at the top!
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