Three Money Mindsets… And Why Two of Them Suck

So, I was talking with my good friend Chris Miles not too long ago, and he said something really cool and helpful…(He’s kind of like that.)Anyway, he said there are pretty much three paradigms when it comes to understanding money. I thought it was brilliant, so I want to bring it up here and add some commentary. (If you want to hear more, check out the podcast episode in the link above.) Here are the three paradigms, or mindsets…The Saver/Scarcity MentalityFor a lot of folks, this is like the

Just Say “No” To These Things…

This one’s going to be very straightforward, folks.As you know, when you say Yes to something, you’re also saying No to a hundred alternatives. But let’s face it…There are some things you should always say No to. They’re just not helpful for you, your people, or your business. Especially if you’re serious about running a real business – and living a real life.I’ve picked 10 for today. Maybe I’ll add more in the future. So…Just Say No to These Things: Social media. That’s right. Most of the time,

Problem – Or Opportunity?

How can you tell a full-blown problem… from a sweet opportunity? When some competitor disrupts your industry, should you freak out, or see it as a blessing in disguise?Well, part of the answer depends on the actual situation, and using your brain and knowledge to know whether or not the writing is on the wall.For example, when high-end digital cameras started to go mainstream, you would have done well as a manufacturer in that space to see it as a real wake-up call. If you were going to thrive

The Secrets of Money and Wealth – Revealed

What is money, really? How does it work? What do the super-rich and mega-successful know about money that most folks don’t?These are great questions. That’s why I’ve spent a lot of time on them here at my blog – and now on my “Get Real Podcast.”And it’s also why I’m super-excited about this new online documentary called “Money Revealed.” It features interviews and tips and strategies from top-level industry leaders like Robert Kiyosaki, David Gardner, Andy Tanner, Mike Dillard, G. Edward

How To Enjoy Your Success Journey

John Maxwell says this: “Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit.”He is so right! And we all know he’s right. But so many people find it harder and harder to enjoy themselves as the years go by…It’s especially true with building a business. There’s this idea lurking in the background: “If this is going to work, it will be insanely difficult. It’s going to hurt… it’s going to take forever… and there’s a strong chance I’ll fail completely. I hope I survive – then I’ll be able to

Why Your “Why” Is Up To YOU… And You Alone

I’ll keep this pretty simple…Because there’s really just one thing I want to get across in this post – and you already know what it is from the title.Listen, I think this whole topic of finding your Why is deeply important, and very, very practical. That’s why I’ve written about it several times, including here. But I admit, it can get kind of old saying the same thing over and over and over… especially when it seems like everybody else in the whole world is saying it, too!So I’m just going to

It’s Time To Be Extraordinary… Part II

In Part I of this post, we said this:“When it comes to business and finances, most folks are so… ordinary. And maybe that’s fine for them. But not for you. Not if you’re reading this blog.Because you are after a level of success ‒ financial freedom, work-life balance, and the ability to make an impact ‒ that few people will ever attain. You are… extraordinary.”We also used this definition of extraordinary: “Very unusual or remarkable; unusually great.” It comes from two words: extra ‒ “out of”,

Compliments: A (Mostly) Simple Approach

Think about the last time someone you looked up to gave you a compliment about something you did or said that really matters to you…Felt pretty good, didn’t it?That’s the power of a genuine and effective compliment. Done right, compliments don’t just make a person’s day or keep a team together – they serve as a kind of interpersonal fuel that feeds people and actively grows them and the teams they’re a part of.So, how do you do compliments the right way?Get the “Why” Right in Your HeadThis is

Keeping Your Professional Relationships Healthy… and Simple

Zig Ziglar said it so well: “I believe that you can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”Business is all about relationships. And relationships are all about helping others. That’s the simple part, and it’s why Ziglar’s quote is so good. On the other hand…Relationships involve these strange and not-so-simple creatures we call “humans.” And that’s where things get interesting. Because almost nothing involving people is straightforward and

For Real Estate Success: Focus Now… Focus Forever

The great NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton said it so well: “An idiot with a plan will always beat a genius with no plan.”Why is that?In part, because a plan gives you… focus.F-O-C-U-S – such a simple word. But make no mistake: few people understand what it really means. And fewer still actually tap into its amazing power. So here’s how to use focus to become the kind of real estate investor others can only dream about…Pick a Plan… And Bring Your Actions Into FocusYou have drive, passions,