How to Live in Your Dream Home

A few days ago I sat at the closing table the most excited I’ve ever been to purchase a house. I purchased my new home. I am doing some work on it before I move in. Following going out for celebratory champagne with my realtor and his husband, I went up to my new place and just walked around. I let the expansive feeling wash over me. I stared out the window at the amazing view. I planned how awesome my office is going to be. I counted how many drawers I would have in the kitchen. I haven’t had a silverware drawer in 8 months! Up until about two weeks ago, I would tell you I was already living in my dream home, and I was. I have learned to appreciate everything about every place I live now and talk about it as if it’s my dream home. Appreciating what is, is the best way to get more of what you desire. If you want more space, appreciate the space you already have. If you want a better location, appreciate the location you already have. If you want more storage, appreciate the storage space you already have, by keeping it neat and organized. You always have a choice to focus on what’s wrong or appreciate what’s right. When I moved into my current home (the one I’m moving out of) it was in the location I wanted, it has an amazing view. It is just 495 sq ft so a little short on space, but I was able to appreciate and make that what I wanted as well...

Follow Your Intuition Even When it Doesn’t Make Sense

Last week in one day I had two simple, yet profound reminders how my life flows so much easier because I listen to my intuition. First, I dropped some family members off at the store. I felt my intuition say, “You should go to Macy’s”. Macy’s is right next door to where I had dropped my family off. It was Saturday, and the parking lot was pretty full so I was guessing the store was full. I thought about just going home, and the little voice inside said, “No, you should go.” I surrendered to my inner voice. When I got across the parking lot and got ready to get out of the car, I realized my purse was in the other vehicle. Because I had listened to my intuition, I was able to call my family and get my purse back. In the ten minutes since we’d been apart they also decided they would go to lunch at one of our favorite places. Listening to my intuition, even when it didn’t make sense to me (I really didn’t want to go to Macy’s) made my life easier because I wasn’t without my purse and allowed me to spend more time with my family. Later that day, I went to the store late at night to grab some things for Easter. I went to get in the checkout line and there were two lines open. One looked like it would move faster than the other, but I felt pulled to the other line. Again, I trusted my gut. Thirty seconds after getting in line the wife in front of...

Grab These Free Books

Today my book is being re-released with a better title and a few minor changes. I am VERY excited about it and excited to offer it for FREE for a couple of days as a “thank-you” for being part of my world. I am honored to be publishing with 7 other amazing authors. Do you want to know if you can write a book? Join us on the launch call and hear how all of us did it. Click here to register. Bonus-when you join the call you get access to all kinds of free goodies from the authors. Register here even if you can’t make it and you’ll receive the links to the free stuff. For a couple of days, all of our books are free on Amazon. Looking to create good karma? Download them all. You downloading the book helps the author out. Here’s the list. Click on the book title. Download them all! Money Mindset for a Champagne Life Vibe Your Way To Fit, Healthy & Hot The Mother Within ClutterFree Revolution Every Time I Diet I Gain Five Pounds Three Guys Walk into a Bar It’s Not Rocket Science...

Use the Edit Button-Rewrite Your Story

Use the Edit Button-Rewrite Your Story One of the questions I get asked a lot is how I keep my vibe up. One way is that I have learned to rewrite the story and use the edit button. In fact, I just got done editing a post on Facebook. If you follow me, I don’t post negative things so what I said wasn’t negative. It was this… “I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of waking up to notices in my email that I someone has sent me a payment.” Then I edited it to this… “I know I’ll never get tired of waking up to notices in my email that someone has sent me a payment.” And finally, I edited it to this… “I know I’ll always enjoy waking up to emails that say people have sent me money.” Why so many changes? Because I always want to be sending out what I want more of. I practice creating what I want, which means not using words like don’t, because when I do I’m not actually putting out what I want. I had tired in there? Come on. I am full of energy. Even if it’s not about being physically tired, I don’t want it in there. I am always asking myself, “What do I want more of?” When I read the statements after someone had commented on them I realized I wasn’t speaking about what I wanted more of. Thus the final change which not only says what I want to say about the present, it also sets an intention about the future. This is always going...

Does Getting My Book for Free Devalue My Work?

Right now (for a limited time) you can get my new book Investing Secrets for a Champagne Life for free on Amazon. When my last book was published, I had many, many, many conversations where I told people they could get my book for free when it came out. Many of my amazing friends said they would wait and purchase or that I didn’t have to give it away for free to them. A lot of them (I found out later) waited until the free period was over, so that they could pay for it. I appreciate all of them and the value they place on me and my work. However, I am 100% comfortable with my book being free for the time it’s free. It was my choice. There are reasons it’s free. The main one is that it helps my Amazon rankings. It actually helps me when you get my book for free. If you want to contribute, the best thing you can do at this time is to 1.) download the book from Amazon (for free) and 2.) leave a review. Downloading my book and leaving a review is the best way to pay me for my book right now. My book has been in the #1 slot in one category for 3 days and is bouncing into another #1 slot on and off. That matters in the Amazon world and it matters to me. From a deliberate creation standpoint, I could do a lot of work; visualizing, setting intentions for my book to go #1, saying mantras, etc. Truth is, I did do all of...

What You Focus on Grows

You always get more of what you focus on. This is true, even if you’re not planning on it. I just released my newest book Investing Secrets for a Champagne Life. I started writing this book 6 weeks ago and actually wrote it in 3 days. Where has my focus been the last 6 weeks? On my book of course, which means my focus was actually on real estate. Prior to writing this book, I didn’t have plans to buy or sell another property for at least 6 months. I’m closing on a new investment Tuesday and I have an offer to sell one of my other properties. In addition, I have a new plan to develop on one of my investment sites. All of this seemingly transpired out of thin air. It didn’t. It’s the manifestation of my focus on buying and selling real estate. I believe the concentrated focus of writing the book in three days, and then being heavily invested in it over the past six weeks lead to a the surge of real estate manifestations delivered right to my front door. I know how this stuff works and yet at times like this it still amazes me. It doesn’t matter what you want to happen. It matters what you focus on. In my case, some really exciting doors are opening due to my super increased focus on real estate. And it serves as a great reminder to mind my focus, because what you focus on shows up. If you’ve ever thought about investing in real estate, this is a great way to start learning and...

Have You Ever Wondered About Investing in Real Estate?

I am a real estate investor. What does that mean? I invest in residential properties for the purpose of receiving passive income. In my case, that passive income has been the key to my financial freedom. I released my full time job 17 months ago, so that I could focus on building my dream, my Champagne Life coaching practice. I just released my book Investing Secrets for a Champagne Life. It’s the book I wish I would have found 7 years ago when I started investing in real estate. It’s short and sweet. That doesn’t mean it’s not full of useful information. It means that it’s full of the basics. It’s the answers to the questions that you’re afraid to ask. It’s the questions that you don’t know you need to ask. It covers the mindset you need to be a real estate investor. Even though this book covers everything you need and want to know, you can read it in under 2 hours. That was key to me. I wanted to write a book that would give someone enough information to decide if they want to be a real estate investor or not. In the book, I make it clear it’s not for everyone. You’ll know by the end of the book if you want to get started investing in real estate. There are lots of goodies that come with the book, including an audio version of the book if you’re not a big reader or you’re just looking for something new to listen to while you’re on your way to work. You’ll also get an audio about...

Why I Love Marie Forleo

This is the time of year in the coaching world when everyone either comes out promoting B-School, put on by Marie Forleo, or they come out with a lot of reasons why they’re annoyed with Marie and her B-School promotions. Last year, I think I was neutral, and this year I’m definitely on the side of I love Marie Forlio. For all you LOA peeps reading this, me deciding I like her has impacted my reality by me only really seeing the positive stuff. I’ve seen tons of posts from past haters, that are now in support of B-School. For the record, I haven’t done B-School and I don’t know Marie personally. Here’s what I do know. Marie launches B-School every year. In my estimation, which is totally a guess she is making millions from her launch right now. Good for her! Here’s why I love Marie Forlio… I’m not sure what she does when it’s not B-School time. I imagine she does some very cool things and from the looks on her website hangs out with some very cool people supporting their business growth. I love her because to me she’s the ultimate example of focus. During the year Marie puts out weekly videos which are amazing, from content to editing to her shoes. They are stunning and they are full of wisdom. She also sends out great newsletters each week. The way I see it, she gives 90% of the year. She focuses on adding people to her list 90% of the year. And then she spends about 10% of her time offering them a service that...

When You Make Money You Can Do Good Things

One of the most commonly quotes when it comes to money is, “Money is the root of all evil.” When you explore people’s money beliefs, one of the ones that comes up a lot is that money is evil, having money is evil, etc. Two things. One, the actual quote says it’s the love of money that is the root of all evil. Two, it’s not the money, it’s the person that makes something evil if there is evil being done. My personal belief is you can do more good in the world once you taken care of yourself. When you make enough money and you take care of yourself, you have lots of energy to create more money and then you can do really good things with it. I am always finding evidence that what I believe is true. Facebook makes a lot of money. Last night I saw they’ve added a suicide prevention system into Facebook. That will make Mark Z. no money and in fact probably cost him a lot of money to have it coded and implemented. It’s a great example of what you can do when you make money. Money is not the root of all evil. Money simply shines a light on whoever you already are. If you’re a good person, you’ll do good things with money. If you’ve ever had the feeling or thought or belief that money is evil and so you keep it at bay, make a list of all the good things you would do if a pile of money just fell in your lap. My guess is not...