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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #323


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May 14 · Issue #323 · View online

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We are going to a new newsletter format T-L-G. Thoughts. Land. Gratitude.
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Thanks for your time and attention and feedback to help me improve!

T- Thoughts
  1. “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn
I remember when I was working as an investment banker. I hated the commute. I’d park in this huge building and have to walk across the lot to the elevator. I felt like a robot doing the same thing day in and day out. The problem was, everyone in my office was doing the same thing as me. I thought this way of living wasn’t just normal, but somehow dignified. 
I found the work monotonous after a few years, the same profit and loss statements to analyze in the same industries. The same stories from burned-out CEOs and CFO’s that wanted to possibly sell their companies. I would ask the same questions, “Do you have any customer concentration issues?” “ What do you forecast for the upcoming quarter?” Blah blah blah blah.
Again, we were all in our different industries doing the same thing so at lunch we would compare notes about this company or that company. Once in a while, we’d come across an exciting company in a defensible niche with great margins. It was exciting and we could see the various opportunities for our clients to buy THIS company. Of course, one bad quarter later, the deal would be dead or postponed. It was depressing. 
It wasn’t until my firm hired a new person that I saw a different way of living. Here was someone doing a “side hustle”. What? You could work full time and still do something else on the side? I didn’t know anyone else at the time doing that! 
We are like fish swimming in the water yet we don’t know what water is. We just think this is life. That’s how culture affects us. Different people from different parts of the world have vastly different conditioning than us. For example, do you eat meat? Well, some people in India would look at your eating cow the same way we would look at someone eating a dog. 
It takes effort to buck the trend of culture and luck to have the awareness to see a different way of life. Take inventory of the five people you’re hanging out the most with in your life. If that’s not the average you want to be, then today is the day to level up.
Don’t think about it. Just do it. Find a mentor, listen to podcasts of people you’d like to be like. Find a mastermind group. Ignore the mind’s resistance. It will be tough to level up because your friends won’t like it. Can you tolerate being disliked while you level up? Think about it, there are 7 billion people in the world. Does it really matter if a few of them don’t like the “new you”? 
I remember that last day of work like it was yesterday. The fear of the unknown. The loss of my work friends. Hell, losing medical benefits sucked! Nevertheless, it was the best professional move I could have made at 30 years old. It allowed me the freedom to find better mentors and hang out the most with people I wanted to be like. These new people introduced a new lens of seeing the world I was never exposed to. Hosting the Art Of Passive Income Podcast is my way of accessing incredibly accomplished people I’d never have access to weekly. I don’t miss one day of that job nor do I miss any of those relationships that were holding me back. It was tough, but it was worth it. 
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself” Shannon L. Alder
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, co-founder of Marketplace SuperHeroes, mentor, and serial entrepreneur, Stephen Somers to the show.
Episode Notes
Stephen Somers is a mentor, serial entrepreneur, and co-founder of Marketplace SuperHeroes. He started his entrepreneurship journey selling on Amazon about 7 years ago before meeting his mentor and business partner, Robert Rickey. Together they have generated multiple 7 figures in revenue through a strategic mindset and consistency in executing their plan of action.
 Stephen enjoys a stunning level of success today, after pushing through many failed attempts at starting his entrepreneurship venture. His capabilities and potential were the directives that guided him after resigning from the corporate 9-to-5 world, and the fuel behind his bold move to live intentionally and start a passion project which blossomed into a 7-figure revenue-generating machine.  
As a person who has experienced good times and bad in his new business, Stephen understands the fear that holds many people back from realizing their true potential and living life on their own terms. As such, he spends his downtime guiding his mentees through a detailed two-phase process to find, brand, import, and sell their very own brand of low-competition, high-profit physical products globally on Amazon.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Stephen’s journey into real estate and how he became a serial entrepreneur.
  • The importance of stepping outside of your comfort zone.
  • The benefits of doing accurate market research before starting your business.
  • Sifting through all the advice, tips, and hacks available for a specific industry to see which ones are more applicable to you.
  • The impact of practicing effective financial management at every phase of your business.
  • How to be patient with your business growth, but not complacent.
  • Setting realistic goals and doing a frequent evaluation.
  • Partnering with like-minded people who have the skills and resources to help your business grow.
  • The art of re-investing in your business.
  • Creating passive income that doesn’t turn out to be another job.
  • The importance of ensuring your business is something you are passionate about.
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s round table episode, the Land Geeks share their reasons for passing on a property and more.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Teria Harris
  • Mike Zaino
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Bossman
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as they go around the table and discuss the reasons why they’ve passed on a property before, their experiences being stuck with a property that was challenging to sell, and more!
Teria: There are apps that can help manage all our tasks, responsibilities, and goals that we may want to set. There are dozens and hundreds of them but I found one that I really like, it’s called Strides App, which allows me to set both habits, goals, and any tasks or things that I want to get done. It even allows me to do project basements. It’s definitely on apple, it may be on android as well. The free versions will give you three goals and three habits that you can track, the paid one, which is $5 a month, $30 a year, or there’s a lifetime for $80.
Want To Listen More?
Did you enjoy this episode? If you did, check out another one of our exciting roundtable episodes where we discuss how to start a successful land business with 10k in 2021.
G -Gratitude
Thanks for sharing your gratitude from Flight School grad and Mom of 4 Andrea Miller! We motivated her to sell a properties by threatening her with having to shave her husbands head!
Geeky Links!
Absolute Success is Luck. Relative Success is Hard Work.
3 Productivity Apps I've Added to My Workflow - Productivityist
How to Finally Find the Motivation You’ve Been Missing
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