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The Land Geek Weekly Digest

March 19 · Issue #315 · View online

A weekly newsletter to help you become a better land investor so you can create passive income without renters, rehabs renovations or rodents. Learn more at www.thelandgeek.com/training


We are going to a new newsletter format T-L-G. Thoughts. Land. Gratitude.
email me your opinions about the change at [email protected]
Thanks for your time and attention and feedback to help me improve!

T- Thoughts
“Let your joy be in your journey- not some distant goal .” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
All successful people have a goal.  No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. ” —Norman Vincent Peale
So which is it? Is the journey more important than the destination? Or does the goal or the desire to be more trump enjoying the journey?
I’ve been thinking about this idea this week of holding both ideas in my head at once and how difficult it seems to be at times for me.
A good example is the Black Lives Matter protests in Minneapolis and other cities. It’s possible to support Black Lives Matter AND agree that destroying commercial property and rioting is wrong. So often, I would see arguments that you you had to take one side or the other which seemed absolutely ridiculous to me.
I think the goal or the destination to what I want to achieve in life is as important if not more important than the journey. If I have a goal that doesn’t inspire me, fuel me with passion for achieving it, well I’m not going to enjoy any part of that journey!
Twenty years ago, when I quit my job as an investment banker I set out a goal to have total freedom… To work when I wanted, with whom I wanted and where I wanted. I was laser focused. It was THE thing I was working towards each day with nothing else in my life including my family taking precedence. It was my mission. I knew intuitively once I started reaching that goal I would then be a more present father, husband and better friend, etc.
Nevertheless, I did try to enjoy the journey. I would reflect on my progress and try to get into deep flow states with my work. Whether it was creating an ad template, a series of engaging headlines or just looking over due diligence. I tried to enjoy it all while at the same time freeing myself of the “job” of being a land investor.
Scott Todd will tell you the first thing to delegate is what you hate doing the most. Why? Because it slows your progress and saps you of the joy of the journey.
Each day now as I work toward more freedom and helping my clients achieve total freedom I think it’s important to do so joyfully. If you get to total freedom, but felt miserable and anxious in the “doing” of the work on the journey well that’s not a way to live day to day. I can tell you from experience that once you achieve your goal all you’ll have left is the memory and pride of the journey. With luck, you’ll have achieved your goals not with struggle, but joy.
So my advice is keep both ideas in mind. Start with a worthy goal AND enjoy each moment of the journey. One without the other is just incomplete and a lie that society may be perpetuating.
Let me know if you’re enjoying the new format! Email me your comments to [email protected]
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
L- Land
This Week on The Art of Passive Income...
On this week’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott welcome Co-Founder of Neil Patel Digital, New York Times Bestselling author, Top 10 marketer by Forbes, and creator of one of the 100 most brilliant companies by Entrepreneur Magazine, Neil Patel to the show.
Episode Notes
Neil Patel is the Co-Founder of Neil Patel Digital, New York Times Bestselling author, Wall Street Journal’s choice for top web influencer, Top 10 marketer by Forbes, Top 100 entrepreneur by United Nations, and creator of one of the 100 most brilliant companies by Entrepreneur Magazine. He is also the founder of Crazy Egg and Hello Bar.
Neil is an entrepreneur at heart and his present successes are a credit to all the work he puts into ensuring his business ventures turn out well. Born in London, England, Neil’s family moved to Orange County at a young age. Growing up in California, he was surrounded by entrepreneurs who influenced him greatly and fortified his mental drive to be successful. 
Inspired by the Monster.com business model, Neil created his first website, Advice Monkey, at the age of 16 after saving up money from working at an amusement park. He paid several marketing firms to assist with growing the business but ended up getting ripped off. Out of frustration and with no money left, he had no choice but to learn marketing. Hence, he went to college before the age of 18 to learn digital marketing to fit his “do-it-yourself style”. Today his mission is to help companies grow their businesses using innovative marketing strategies. His client list includes brands like Amazon, Google, NBC, and Viacom.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Neil’s journey into real estate and the achievements he enjoys today.
  • Creating excellent content for digital marketing.
  • The importance of SEO in digital marketing.  
  • How to convert your small or medium-sized company into a brand that delivers the best ROI.
  •  How to manipulate your SEO to ensure you rank well on internet searches.
  • Understanding your target audience and where you make the most money, then create content that takes advantage of this.
  • Learning the importance of updating your digital content to maximize traffic flow to specific sites. 
  • Spending time to understand what methods and digital marketing platforms work best for your company.
And, more!
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In This Week's Round Table...
This week on the Land Geek Roundtable, the geeks dive into the world of virtual land. Earth2.io is exploring the realm of a digital world that mimics real-world geolocations.
Episode Notes
Joining us this week are: 
  • Teria Harris
  • Scott Bossman
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as the group discusses their thoughts on the future of this investment opportunity and will they take the leap? 
TIP OF THE WEEK
Teria: My tip of the week is a very popular book called Atomic Habits by James Clear, I read that book several years ago but I also signed up for his weekly email tips that he send out. They are super cool. It’s like 3-2-1 Thursday and he gives 3 ideas, 2 quotes and 1 question just for you to kind of consider throughout the week. A lot of his ideas and thought processes, I’m able to apply to my land business. If you haven’t read the book, definitely read the book but then, sign up for his weekly tip that he gives.
Are you ready to learn more about land investing? Just click HERE to schedule a call.
G -Gratitude
Congratulations to Matt and Ann Marie Forbes and their son PJ! When I met them at bootcamp around 3 years ago they wanted to pay for their 4 kids to go to an expensive private school! Well, in a short 3 years they did it and of course their son PJ had to be admitted! Watch the video below and be inspired!
Matt and Ann Marie Forbes
Geeky Links!
How to Manage Yourself When Making the Move to Self-Employment - Productivityist
097: What it Really Takes to Succeed at a Tax Deed Auction - Interview w/ David Krulac | REtipster
How to Finally Find the Motivation You’ve Been Missing
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