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...

How Much Is Your Joy Costing You?

A great question came up in the Manifest 10K call this week. To paraphrase it was, how do you avoid experiencing regret when you spend money? You’ve probably had this experience before. You decide you’re going to spend money on something you want or an experience you want to have. Maybe a great pair of shoes, or a concert, or my favorite example a fancy dinner. You decide you’re going to spend them money or you accept an invitation that you know will lead to spending an amount of money that feels out of your comfort zone. But you decide to do it. Let’s use dinner as the example. You decide to go to a nice dinner. You’re going to treat yourself. So, you pick a nicer place than you normally wouldn’t attend. You know you’re going to enjoy it, so you justify it to yourself. Then it happens. You get there and you see the fancy table cloths and you start to get antsy. You start thinking about how much your dinner is going to cost. You actually even start preparing yourself to pick out a nice chicken dish, even though you know this place has the best steak or seafood. You tell yourself, no sides and you’re definitely not getting an expensive salad. I mean the side salad is probably as much as you’d normally spend on a meal. At this point you have this dialogue running in your head and you haven’t even sat down or opened the menu. Before opening the menu you decide you’re going to enjoy this because it’s going to cost a...

Money Flows Easily to Me

Money flows easily to me. That’s a true statement. The other day, I was explaining to someone how money flows easily to me without even realizing how easily it was flowing in that moment. Then he said to me, “How do I get to be you faster?” What he meant was how does he become someone money flows to really easy, faster. He has a good money vibe and he’s always working on it and money flows really well to him, but we always want it faster right? Everyone wants it (insert whatever you want) faster. But is wanting it to come faster, what’s keeping it at bay? One of the things I do really well is focus on what is working, what’s changing and how much progress I’m making. It wasn’t always this way. I shifted focus from wanting something to happen faster to seeing how it is happening. There’s a subtle difference here that makes a big difference. When you’re desire is to want something faster, you’re actually focused on the fact that it’s not here yet. When your focus is on what’s already here and the evidence that says your desire is unfolding, you’re actually focused on the fact that it’s happening. One is it’s not here and the other is it’s just around the corner or maybe already even here. How do you get money to flow easy to you? Or faster? You focus on the evidence, or proof, that you’re already experiencing that reality. Focusing on what’s here already is something we do a lot in the Money, Money, Money course. It’s something we...