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...