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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #326


The Land Geek Weekly Digest

June 4 · Issue #326 · 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. “If you want it done, then go. And if not, then send.” Julius Caesar
What the heck is Julius Caesar talking about? What he meant was, if you want it done right, then you have to go yourself and do it.
When you own the company, the effort involved, the care you take is just on a different plane than an independent contractor or employee. The independent contractor or employee can do a bad job and just not care.
However, I’m the owner of several companies and everyone that works “with me” not “for me” does an amazing job! Unlike my buddies that work at large corporations, they are just working to get a paycheck and doing the absolute minimum to not get fired. My team takes total ownership over the quality of their work. Basically, they care like me. They own it.
There’s a huge benefit to being a small company and communicating to your team how their efforts are impacting not just the business, but their customers. They are making an impact greater than themselves.
It is critical whenever you are training someone new on your team that you instill in them a feeling of direct ownership. They have to know they’re not just a cog in a machine, their work is making a difference not just to you, but to the world.
I always feel sad when I hear about a friend or family member getting a raise or promotion at the company they just hate working at. I know it’s going to be that much harder for them to break out and become free. They will adapt to the money, they will grow bored of the new meetings and hierarchical system. They will resent the golden handcuffs and wake up wondering how to become free and own their own thing one day.
“Something happens when you feel ownership. You no longer act like a spectator or consumer, because you’re an owner. Faith is at its best when it’s that way too. It6t’s best lived when it’s owned.” Bob Goff
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 entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Ravi Abuvala to the show.
Episode Notes
Ravi Abuvala is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker who is best known for developing a high ticket lead generation and scalability roadmap, and a skilled virtual assistant outsourcing system for businesses called Scaling With Systems.
Ravi’s interest in business began at a very young age. In March 2016, he launched a lead generation training program, Prospect Social, for real estate agents where he assisted real estate professionals by leveraging targeted social media advertising and using a marketing funnel to generate qualified leads.
 In 2019, Ravi launched Scaling with Systems, to help generate qualified leads for businesses and to provide trained virtual assistant staff to interested clients. He also helps businesses automate their marketing and other business processes to save time.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Rovi’s journey in Scaling Systems.
  • The process of hiring exceptional virtual assistants.
  • How does Scaling with Systems work?
  • The process of training virtual assistants
And, more!
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s roundtable episode, the Land Geeks throw a Retirement Party for special guest Roberto Chavez where they congratulate him on his retirement from the corporate world to become a full-time land investor.
Episode Notes
Roberto Chavez is now a retired real estate lawyer and a full-time land investor who is a part of the Land Geek community. He has actively invested in real estate and raw land for almost three years and has completed over 100 real estate transactions in that time. Today, the Land Geeks will celebrate with him as he shares news of his retirement from his law profession and his journey into the world of buying and selling raw land as an investment. 
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Mike Zaino
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Bossman
  • Teria Harris
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
And, special guest Roberto Chavez.
Listen in as they go around the table and ask Roberto a series of questions about his experiences and success in the land business, his biggest fear of retiring from his law profession, and more. Roberto also shares advice to all listeners who want to retire from their 9 to 5 to become a part of the land investing business. 
Roberto Chavez: This book really helped me make more sales and be able to talk to people more, because that’s the skill that I didn’t really have, the tip is Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz. It’s really good, and I think anybody who’s in the land business should read it. It will help them improve their negotiation skills, and buying or selling land.
Want To Listen More?
Did you enjoy this episode? If you did, check out one of our exciting roundtable episodes where we discuss the mindset that is needed to be successful in the land business today.
G -Gratitude
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