Over the years, I’ve spoken with hundreds
maybe thousands of property investors and business
owners and if there is one thing that I’ve
learned; it’s the difference between success
and mediocrity is just 2 millimetres.
a special precursor to both my book launch and
my live event in London on June 22nd, I’ve
included a small except from my book to get you
thinking about the difference between success
and just being plain comfortable. Take
a read and see what you think. You may wish to
take out a pen and paper and make some notes too!
3: Your Map To Success
If you want to be successful in anything, you
need to follow a vision and dream. It can’t
be something you just go along with. You can't
simply meander along life’s journey living
someone else's dream – or helping them live
it. You have to stop right now and get serious
with your life.
else will encourage you to do this because at
heart we are all selfish buggers whose primary
aim and motivation is ourselves. I want you to
succeed big time but I cannot do the work for
you. You actually have to create the dream yourself
and take action. So, let's focus on YOU and your
needs and your joy.
lot of people are so disconnected from themselves
that they live in a dream world. They're not truly
living life; they're just passive bystanders watching
their lives slip by. I want you to live life to
your dream and vision seem small, that ok. We're
going to get to how to make that bigger as we
progress and you'll see how easy it is to create
an fulfilling lifestyle. Once you're living that
life, you create the flow in your life that enables
you to take the opportunities that come your way
and start to make those things happen in your
life that right now seem to be passing you by.
I need you to change your state. Get a glass of
your favourite beverage and (with the glass on
a table) get your body moving by shaking your
arms, moving your head up and down, side to side,
and rolling your shoulders for 30 seconds. Done?
Now go choose any piece of music that gets your
adrenaline flowing and makes you think. The kind
of music where you feel the stand up on the back
of your neck and you love how it makes you feel.
You should have a few tracks that work for you
but if you’re struggling, I’ve suggested
some great tracks at the beginning of this chapter.
here’s a series of questions to answer to
get you in the right frame of mind. Please don’t’
skip this section and please take some time to
consider each question but you should aim to finish
them all within about 15 minutes.
If money was unlimited and time was abundant,
what would you do?
If you only had 30 days left, how would you celebrate
your life and what would be three exciting things
you absolutely had to do?
What do you absolutely love to do? Who do you love
to share these with? Who would you love to share
these things with?
What are the things that you loathe to do? Who do
you dislike spending time with?
What are the things that you’ve always wanted
to do but never found the time? What are the things
that you think you would like to do? Who are the
people you’d like to hang out with that are
not in your circle right now?
Who are your three major influencers in your life?
What are the 3 core things that you’ve learn
from each of these influencers?
What is the one piece of advice your parents or
mentors would give you if you asked them what they
would differently if they have their time again?
places would you like to see that you haven’t
been to yet or want to go back to again?
What gadgets or material things would you like in
your life that you don’t currently have?
Whose life or lives would you like to make a difference
to? How would you do it? Why would it matter?
If geographical boundaries were unlimited, time
travel available and you could teleport yourself
anywhere in a heartbeat, describe your perfect day
from getting up to going to bed.
did that make you feel?
bet you are thinking that that was a serious bunch
of questions. And you’d be right. It was,
and it is, but it's serious because it’s your
life and only you can change your life to make it
the one you wish to live.
of you may have noticed that there wasn’t
really a lot about property in there. Property is
just a vehicle to get you to where you wish to be,
but in the vast majority of cases that I’ve
seen, it’s not really people’s motivation
to get up and go in the morning. The property business
may be exciting, and it may be different, and it
may be new, but you need to have a vision and outcome
stacked up behind this for you to be able to get
up every morning knowing that you are going to get
out there and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN baby! Oh yes.
you've answered these questions, how do you feel?
you feeling a little overwhelmed and thinking there's
so much I want to do and I just don’t know
where to start? Are you feeling I don’t really
want that much - or I don’t really know what
I want? Or are you feeling that exercise was easy
and you've tons more to give – so let's get
the outcome, your journey is your journey and your
map is your map.
run into people all the time on the speaking circuit
where I notice somebody that I’ve seen several
times before, they been on one of my workshops and
I know from speaking to them that they’ve
been on somebody else’s course and it may
well be that they are even now on a coaching or
mentoring programme because they need help on getting
started in this crazy property business because
there is so much to learn.
If you are one of these people, you are just deluding
yourself and you have turned yourself into –
shock horror – a seminar junkie. You are addicted
to learning and not taking action. Anybody can do
this stuff provided you take action. A good coach
or mentor is invaluable for checking in and making
sure you're doing the right thing, but it’s
up to you to do this - not your mentor.
forgive my little rant there but I really feel sorry
for those folks that do go on every course but haven’t
got started. I know how easy it is and how much
further along they would be if they had set out
a vision and a plan. And that’s where we come
back to. Without YOUR vision and YOUR plan you are
not going to be able to progress.
I really want to get your vision cemented a little
bit now in order to ensure that you get the maximum
value out of this guidebook because I am a guide
and you are an adventurer and together we are going
to go on a journey that has one goal in mind: your
ultimate outcome for your life backed up by the
power of property.
can join Matthew and around 150 other property investors
at his launch event – Cracking the Property
Code Live on June 22nd in London Ealing from just
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