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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #317


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April 2 · Issue #317 · View online

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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
When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing. Ali ibn Abi Talib
I’ve been thinking lately of how analysis by paralysis (which is just another form of procrastination) could be THE barrier to moving the needle in life. All of life take action then error correction. There’s even a fancy term for it called Action Bias. 
The action bias describes our tendency to favor action over inaction, often to our benefit. However, there are times when we feel compelled to act, even if there’s no evidence that it will lead to a better outcome than doing nothing would.  
I would argue that action bias, combined with error correction is the work of life. Everything needs to correct through error correction.  So as Scott Todd say, “Move your feet.”  If you’re constantly taking action combined with error correction the probability of making a huge difference in your life goes up by a factor of 100x. 
Think about it, everything in our lives is based on taking action and then error correcting. Markets have to error correct, evolution error corrects. You have variation then natural selection calls out the variation that was incorrect. Scientific theories are formed through a hypothesis and then adjust for the errors. Innovation is all about trial and error. Relationships are all about repair. Its almost on a weekly basis I say something wrong to my teenage daughter and have to back and correct or repair the wound I caused.  
So, error correction is everything. So many times in life when I was younger, I would look at someone successful and project an excuse to why they were more successful than me. They came from a rich family, they had better university connections, they were better at corporate politics, etc. If I could go back and counsel my younger self I would have told myself to just take action on my goal of total freedom and then correct for the errors. Just keep “moving my feet”.  
Now, at almost 50, I’m so excited for the future knowing that I can explore interesting ways to grow my business and then error correct when things inevitably don’t go my way. I don’t take it personally, I don’t beat myself up, I just continue taking action and error correcting. I know eventually, I’ll get it or get smarter in the process and pivot to something else that makes more sense for my evolving goals. 
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. - John C. Maxwell
If you have thoughts or more insights 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 a Founder and product person, active angel investor, mentor, advisor, author, and speaker, Ryan Frederick to the show.
Episode Notes
Ryan Frederick is a Founder and product person, an active angel investor, mentor, advisor, author, and speaker with an unbeatable track record for starting and growing many software and service companies from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. As an innate Founder and product person, he has authored two books, The Founder’s Manual: A Guidebook for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur and Sell Naked - And Other Advice for Growing and Managing Service Firms. Ryan conducts frequent speaking engagement about product, startups, and company leadership, while devoting his time to assist all who seeks him out for mentorship, whether locally or internationally.
With his many years of working with small, medium, and large scale companies, Ryan had gathered enough hands-on experience to make him one of the most highly sought-after Founders in the world. His experiences have led him to believe that many aspects of being a Founder, creating a product, and building a company are counter-intuitive. He outlines ways to deal with them in his highly acclaimed book, The Founder’s Manual.
Ryan’s success is not the only facet that makes him so valuable among his peers and anyone who has ever heard his speech. His charitable launch of a non-profit workforce development program to train under-employed adults on digital skills called i.c.stars is just one of the many contributions to the betterment of those in need that makes him so valuable.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Ryan’s journey to becoming a master Founder and products person, and how he enjoys his successes today.
  • How to build a team that is capable of doing the things you are not good at doing.
  • Getting your business to the place where your clients, employees, and leads feel so comfortable they develop a love of doing business with you.
  •  Creating clear, attainable goals and a plan of how to achieve them in a specific time frame.
  • Focusing on strategy and how it impacts opportunity.
  • Understanding how to remain humble and listen to what your stakeholders have to say about a product or service.
  •  Focusing on solving a problem instead of only focusing on the money you want to make.
  • Reevaluating the meaning of a side hustle and passive income. Then determine which one is the right fit for you. 
  • Getting comfortable with uncomfortable situations that are necessary to help you grow personally and professionally.
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s round table episode, the Land Geeks kick off an exciting Bootcamp Q&A Session.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Mike Zaino
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as Mark assigns questions that were gathered from the last Bootcamp to each Land Geek. Learn more as they discuss questions about tax deduction in the land business, success for individuals working solo, purchasing properties from a foreign owner, and more.
Mark: Here’s my first tip of the week, back in the day I have a seller that literally would not respond back to me, (this is the old days, texting was not a thing, barely emails) when I call and say I have something important to say and click, I got cut-off, then I call back. So do a run-on sentence.
My second tip is, imagine a lot of you right now who have jobs and have to be at corporate meetings, and it’s not the best use of your time. Why not send your bot for you: take notes, record the meeting, so go to You can try it for free. You can have your bot join the meeting and it connects you to your Google calendar. Just automatically join, it will take notes and I assume your boss will be happy that you’re there with your bot instead of you personally.
Are you ready to learn more about land investing? Just click HERE to schedule a call.
G -Gratitude
Thanks for the love Billy Kwok one of our current coaching clients…
Geeky Links!
7 Reasons FLIPPING LAND Is Better Than Every Other Real Estate Strategy | REtipster
6 Simple Routine Game Changers to Make Your Week More Productive - Productivityist
Getting to Simple: How Experts Figure What to Focus On
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