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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #319

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April 16 · Issue #319 · 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
“What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.” 
― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
When I first read Rich Dad Poor Dad in 2000 it opened my eyes to a completely new way of thinking about money, passive income and life. It literally gave me the courage to “go for it” and quit my miserable investment banking job. 
Looking back now at the long commutes, the corporate politics, the lack of control I knew I had to get out, but I had so much to lose.
I was going to lose a steady six figure income.
I was going to lose my health insurance.
I was going to lose virtue signaling to others that I was “successful” since I could tell people I was an Investment Banker. 
But most importantly I was going to lose my soul.
Luckily, I had worked long enough on my exit plan working the land business as a side hustle to break free of the corporate bondage
As proud as I am of taking the plunge and risked some mental anguish for my freedom today I’m so proud of our clients that have been able to follow in my footsteps.
When they call me and ask me if now is the right time to quit I almost always say yes as long as they have 6 months of savings for emergencies, etc.
The reason is they only see the benefits of the job and all the goodies they’ll be giving up. 
What they don’t account for is their energy and enthusiasm being laser focused on building their land business for themselves. When you have a burning desire and your family depends on you the intensity and focus upon which you commit to your work is literally night and day. 
Once I quit my job and had a full 8-10 hours to work my land investing business I was unstoppable. I had the time to look for other opportunities. I had the time to test different marketing strategies. I had time to meet other people in the business and learn from them.  
So yes, I lost some perceived security and health insurance, but I gained total freedom to work when I wanted, where I wanted and with whom I wanted. What are you afraid of losing? What can you do to position yourself to intelligently put yourself in a position of total freedom?  
“How much you truly “believe” in something can be manifested only through what you are willing to risk for it.” 
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, the founder and CEO of Better Wealth Solutions, Caleb Guilliams to the show.
Episode Notes
Caleb Guilliams is the founder and CEO of Better Wealth Solutions. This is a company that is committed to financial education and coaching for anyone interested in maximizing their financial status practically and effectively. He achieves this by using videos, books, blogs, and a podcast; keeping in line with his mission to, “Help people see and reach their highest potential.”
Caleb grew up in a small Wisconsin town with a typical childhood; doing chores, volunteering his help in and around his community, and hanging out with his peers. What sets Caleb apart from his peers was his unyielding devotion to learning about money and his fascination with how successful people became rich. This devotion led him to devour books about money and various financial strategies, like a man starved for days.
At the age of 17, he was offered a teller position at a local community bank. Approximately a year later, Caleb petitioned his employer for exposure to the investment aspects at the bank. To his exhilaration, he was promoted to assistant to the bank’s chief investment advisor. At only nineteen years old, still in college, Caleb was extended an offer by the bank’s CEO to take over the investment division. Nervous and thrilled, he accepted the offer, and instantly his quest to do the very best he could for his to-be clients started. As one in his early twenties who had completed his Bachelor’s in Business Finance, in three years at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, successful business owner, podcaster, mentor, and speaker, Caleb success shows that all it takes is focus and determination to become a success story.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Caleb’s journey to becoming one of the youngest successful business owners with a track record of success. 
  • How to redefine what success looks like for you and not be overwhelmed by society’s stereotypical views.   
  • Understanding how to make your money work for you.
  • Ways to become truly financially educated without spending thousands of dollars on expensive financial advisors. 
  • Understanding your personal and professional habits that will negatively and positively affect your financial status.
  • Creating clear and specific goals for your life.
  • Being intentional with how you live your life and developing the discipline and consistency to reach your goals.
  • Understanding the difference between living and existing.
  • Reevaluating your circle.
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s round table episode, the Land Geeks discuss a list of things a county should provide easily and make readily available to others.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Bossman
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as they go around the table and discuss information and resources a county should provide or make relatively available and accessible to others. They also discuss some of the things that make a county enjoyable to work in.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Mark: My tip of the week is phrase.io, dominate organic search results by being the best answer. Phrase feels like a next-gen software tool that’s not just exciting for search engine opposition, but for writers as well. In my mind, that’s more important to create successful content. Have Phrase help you with writing the content, and if you need more help just email Scott Todd directly.
Mike: I think my tip is a great tip, thispersondoesnotexist.com. Every time you go there just refresh it, it’s a new person that doesn’t exist.
Are you ready to learn more about land investing? Just click HERE to schedule a call.
G -Gratitude
Thanks for sharing your success Logan Wray( one of our flight school clients…)
Geeky Links!
How to Manage Yourself When Making the Move to Self-Employment - Productivityist
TAX HACKS: How to Escape a Crippling Tax Burden When Selling Owner Financed Land | REtipster
Focus: The Ultimate Guide on How to Improve Focus and Concentration
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