For all you last minute people, I have some really bad news for you. You have less than 1 week before Christmas. And if you didn't start (or get close to finishing) shopping, you better get on it. Like today!
I can't believe next week is Christmas. Can you freaking believe it?
Normally I'm pretty "bah humbug" around this time of year but this year is oddly different for me. You see, every year right around Thanksgiving, I breathe out a huge sigh of relief because usually by this time all of my business travel, meeting, and admin obligations are done by this point in the year. And then I tell myself, "Let's just skate until the first week of January."
And then I never skate. Instead, I put myself under even more stress and pressure to be as "productive" as possible so I can hit the ground running come January. And instead, when January does roll around, I'm bitter and pissed off because I got no rest or relaxation as planned.
Then I begin the year at break-neck speed until I can catch my first breath, right around late May or early June.
This is a vicious cycle I'm on and, for the first time ever, I actually CAUGHT myself in the act of repeating this same madness.
Because THIS year I have a book draft deadline that was first for February (around Valentine's day) and now, all of a sudden, the publisher needs a page count by mid-January. This, to me, indicates that they kind of want to see the first draft by this time. After all, how the hell can you give ANYONE an exact page count when you haven't finished the freaking book yet?? (Exactly. Not possible in my world.)
So now, I feel like I'm under a little MORE pressure than any of your run-of-the-mill Decembers because somebody else is now putting me under pressure.
But, guess what? I am taking my sweet f****** time with the book draft while leisurely shopping (mostly online) and actually ENJOYING my December for once. I find myself each morning getting up, making myself a hot cup of tea (traditionally I hate hot beverages because it takes too long to be able to drink them) and I take my journal and myself out on my beautiful upstairs back balcony to sit and write. Yes, I write 3 journal pages a day. Never less. Never more. And I started this habit the day after Christmas last year. So far I have to be well over 1,000 pages.
And my life has changed astronomically because of it. (I recommend you read the book that taught me how to do this. It's called The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron and it's really life-changing.) So many fabulous changes of events have happened because of the self-realizations I've made with this daily journal-writing discipline.
I take my time with my journal. Some days I can whip through it in 20 minutes or so. Other days...I languish with my writing, pondering between sentences, staring out into my gorgeous pool, watching the birds, petting my dog, and considering myself lucky if I can do the 3 pages in 1 hour.
But this is what's been different. I don't actually "start" my day until sometime around 10 or 11. And that's very unusual for me.
What are you doing with your December? Anything different than last year or the year before that?
Or are you just running around RAGGED like a chicken with your head cut off because our heavily commercialized society has manipulated you onto this holiday treadmill, making you feel like a loser for not jumping through all of these gift and party hoops??
STOP. Take a breath. (Please!) And maybe take a few moments to center yourself (ideally in a room by yourself) to tap into what YOU want. What do YOU want? What do you want to see unfold for your life in 2019? What do you want to see change? Where do you want to be one year from right now? And what can you do about it to make this vision happen for yourself?
I just realized that I've been training wealth building to my students since about 2002/2003...somewhere in that area. That's over 15 years now. And I've been a successful real estate and business entrepreneur since 1995...so that's 24 years. Almost a quarter of a century. Wow. That's kind of a long time...but not as long as some. (I have a student who emailed me about how he's going to be training with Ron Legrand over the New Year's holiday and I know Ron by running in the same marketing circles for so many years. Ron's been in this business A LOT longer than I have...maybe 50 years? Longer? I'll have to ask him when I see him in the spring.)
This is what I realized a few things just sitting here typing this email to you:
1) Nothing changes unless YOU do. Period. No exceptions. If you don't start putting SOMETHING NEW in motion -- whether it's to build a business, start investing in real estate, or WHATEVER it is -- nothing will just "happen" for you just 'cuz. Nobody will show up to your doorstep to drop off a bag of money, unless it's illegally obtained through a bank robbery or something. (In which case, you probably don't want the money then unless you want to go to jail for it.) The likelihood that you'll buy the winning Power Ball ticket to $250 million is probably...ZERO, And if you're waiting around for some "big idea" to drop in your lap before you start working toward something, ask yourself then, "How's that 'waiting around' plan working out for you?"
2) In the 24 years I've been in business and the 15 years I've been training people just like you how to become successful, I KNOW the reason why most people fail. It's because they: (a) don't have a dream of their own but rather want to "adopt" somebody else's vision for business and investing, (b) don't have a viable plan -- or are unwilling to implement a viable plan in its entirety -- to get the kind of financial freedom they crave, and (c) aren't willing to FIRST address their blocks and obstacles when it comes to success and wealth, namely their issues surrounding self-worth and belief in themselves.
3) Many of my students -- maybe including you too -- are too busy trying to do for everybody else but never (or hardly ever) take the time, effort, and energy to do for themselves. It's like that boring video they make you watch right before you take off in an airplane. "Put on and adjust your own mask before helping others." Yet how many times do we EVER put ourselves first. We run around, getting gifts for everyone, making sure we please everybody, making sure we "attend" what we're supposed to attend, and doing our daily chores...and then at the end of each day, we've used up all of our time and energy...looking around and thinking, "I wish I had another hour in each day." Well, you do. Just stop doing so much shit for everybody else. That's the solution to THAT problem. And if you don't start doing the things YOU want to do -- even if it's for 30 minutes a day -- how can you possibly expect to see the results in whatever you are setting out to do without making ANY type of time and space commitment to yourself??
I have a few things I want you to consider as we set you up for your NEW LIFE in 2019. After all, if you aren't ready or willing to roll up your sleeves and start doing anything, you'll absolutely NEVER get the changes in your life and finances that you want.
So, some things for you to know about what's coming up that can help you get what you want in 2019:
The Money Funnel 3.0 Workshop Videos and System (if you don't have it yet). This is the IDEAL business for those of you who want to make anything from a few hundred to a few thousand in weekly net profits from a simple online business. This business is NOT for everyone. If you don't feel like you are drawn to this type of business, DON'T DO IT. But if you really want to make money online the RIGHT way (and not the way those wishy-washy online "gurus" tell you how to do it) then this is your opportunity. CLICK HERE to find out more about it including watching a video from the guy who does all my video for my events: Jesse J. (If you've been to ANY of my events, you would have seen Jesse filming the event there.) But he used my strategies to build a business that gives him $20,000 to $30,000 per month in NET PROFITS and he talks all about it. CLICK HERE to listen to this video.
The Underground Secret Event in LA on March 8th, 9th, and 10th. This is a SUPER RARE EVENT. (All of my Underground Secret Events are.) This is the FIRST TIME I'll have 3 opportunities for ONLY those who register and show up to the event. I highly recommend you register if you haven't registered already. On the first day will be a Wealth Discovery Day where I'll talk all about EVERY POSSIBLE WAY to get money for deals, businesses and projects in a way that I've NEVER covered this material before. There are 3 key ways that will be revealed in this RARE never-before-done day so this is NOT to be missed. All Gold and Platinum VIPs will be allowed to attend this first day (March 8th). And then on Day 2 (March 9th), I'll be talking about my SECRET BUSINESS. This is a business that I have NEVER revealed before. (This will BLOW YOUR MIND!) You can make a TON of money doing this. And no, this has nothing to do with money funnels or any of the things you can possibly think of. I've never done an event on this. I don't have a course about this. (Not yet, anyway.) And this is truly a unique and highly profitable way to make a fortune from home. And finally on Day 3, I'll be talking about real estate, mostly MHP (mobile home park) investing and my latest projects, including the ones with Andrew Shaw, my star student! And how YOU can be part of these highly profitable deals too! CLICK HERE to find out more about this powerful life-changing event.
And finally, if you have ANY blocks to wealth, you absolutely MUST attend my Inner Success Retreat on May 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. (Yes, this is a 4-day event this time!) Stuff for ME even changed during and after my 3-day Inner Success Retreat this past September. I finally moved forward with getting my book writing career going after having it on the back-burner FOREVER (due to one excuse after another). And I filled out the 30-day Action Plan (as did everyone who was part of the group) and I was able to secure an agent in -- NOT 30 days as planned but in -- 15 days! When you use the magical forces that we talk about during the retreat including setting your intention and using your FORCE OF WILL to get what you want in life. If you KNOW you have obstacles to success and wealth because everything you seem to try fails, it's because of something going in WITHIN you. And until you sort it all out, you'll probably never see the financial gain of wealth that you know you want and deserve. CLICK HERE to watch the testimonials from our September group to find out how this can change your life too!
I know this was a long email so...relax. Take a breath. Take a break. And start seriously thinking about how you want 2019 to play out. You may not know it, my friend, but you have MUCH MORE CONTROL over your future than you EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE! So...start using that control. Start creating the life you want.
And start right now!
See you at the top!
P.S. The deal for the Money Funnel 3.0 Workshop Videos ends tomorrow. CLICK HERE to check it out right now!