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The Land Geek Weekly Digest

March 26 · Issue #316 · 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
“The government wants to fool its people by doubling the minimum wage but at the same time printing more than enough money into circulation. We can’t solve problems by creating more problem for generations to come which is why Bitcoin and some other decentralized finance applications powered by blockchain technology looks to be our only hope of creating a better future.” 
― Olawale Daniel
I’ve been thinking and following each day about the future of money, cryptocurrency, and just the new category of DeFi (Decentralized Finance). Honestly, it’s so complicated that I have no business even discussing it in the sense that I "know” more than you.
That being said, I think it’s important as currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum gain more traction. Remember, money is a story. That’s it. If we all wake up tomorrow and declare the US dollar worthless. Well, it’s worthless.
Here is the future of DeFi in a simple graphic:
This new technology is going to disrupt so much and create so many interesting opportunities especially as it relates to land. I can envision the end of title work by just using smart contracts on the ethereum blockchain to close transactions.
I think traditional lending is going to be disrupted. Check out Compound
I think traditional insurance is going to be disrupted. Check out Cover
I think assets stored in traditional banks will be burdened by barriers to exit and confiscation risk. DeFi enables yield farming and strong property rights.
Here are some interesting opportunities I’m exploring now:
I think if this is new to you like it is to me, it’s worth learning more. Here is where I got educated and I’m always learning more:
 A Beginner’s Guide to DeFi • A primer on key areas of DeFi including stablecoins, insurance, and exchanges. 
These are early days and the risks are high and the volatility in these cryptocurrencies is insane. That being said, here are the key takeaways from what I’m learning:
  • DeFi is unstoppable. There’s no single point of failure. Nations that attempt to ban crypto set citizens behind culturally and financially. 
  • We’re living in a lag. Strong property rights, programmable money, and permissionless loans are here. Awareness isn’t evenly distributed.
  • DeFi is antifragile. Hacks strengthen the system. Bans prove the need for DeFi. Like a Hydra, when one head is cut off, two grow in its place.
If this is too geeky for you I promise next week will be much more technical, traditional, and more philosophical! Nevertheless, awareness of these changes is so important and we need to be educated so we can spot the opportunities and areas where we as land investors can build more passive income and wealth.
Ultimately, we are not in the land business. Land investing is just the best vehicle I’ve found to create wealth and passive income. We are in the total freedom business.
If you have thoughts or more insights on crypto and DeFi you’d like to share with me don’t be shy! Email me at [email protected]
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 the founder of the world’s 2nd Biggest business meetup and one of the UK’s most prolific authors, speakers, and trainers, Patrick Powers to the show.
Episode Notes
Patrick Powers is the founder of the world’s 2nd Biggest business meetup and one of the UK’s most prolific authors, speakers, and trainers. He has trained numerous individuals in the art of pitching, sales-funnel conversion, lead generation, copywriting, entrepreneurship, building strong positive influence, and overcoming fear. Having been the architect of many networking and mastermind events for over a decade, Patrick is now established as one of London’s most connected businesspeople whose mentorship and partnership is highly sought-after by budding and reputable professionals alike from around the world. He has been featured on BBC three (3) times, interviewed by Forbes, and continues to be a frequent guest on some of the largest podcast shows around the world.
 When he’s not too busy engaging crowds of over 7000 people or stimulating our minds with thought-provoking facts of life on the numerous podcasts and traditional media platforms he appears on from time to time, he’s somewhere tranquil imparting a wealth of information on the pages of highly anticipated books. So far, his books “Turn Your Contacts into Cash” and “How to Conquer Fear of Public Speaking” have reached the status of highly acclaimed and his new book, The New Marketing Manifesto, is anxiously awaited by tens of thousands of people in the UK, US, Canada, the Caribbean, Germany, and Denmark.
 Listen in as they discuss:
  • Patrick’s journey to becoming one of London’s most connected businesspeople.
  • How to step outside of your comfort zone and realize the opportunities you have at your disposal when you do.
  • Working through uncomfortable situations to reach your personal and professional goals.
  • Understanding your “Whys” and sticking to them.
  • Creating awareness and trust among people to build your small business brand.
  • Studying the types of marketing that work best for your business, instead of copying the marketing strategies of larger established companies.
  •  Creating irresistible messages that stand out and compel people to take action.
And, more!
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s round table episode, the Land Geeks discuss ways in which they have seen people complicate the land investing business.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Scott Bossman
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Teria Harris
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as they go around the table and discuss some of the ways in which they have seen people complicate the process of land investing.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Teria: I was looking to solve a problem and the issue was, we wanted to kind of pull our buyer’s list and we were looking for a nice quick way to have a form generated. So I found this old website called carrd.co, they will create like 3-4 minutes max landing page forms. There’s a trial period, I think it’s $9- $19 a year after the initial period. There are samples in there, just add your graphics, logo, and your information and from there you can get a form.
Are you ready to learn more about land investing? Just click HERE to schedule a call.
G -Gratitude
Thanks for the love Clint Spearow one of our earlier coaching clients…
Geeky Links!
Making the most of social media for your business—without a budget
The Ultimate Guide to Entrepreneurship
The Movement is Moving–Are You With Us? – John Maxwell
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