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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #330


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July 2 · Issue #330 · 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
“Difficulty is what wakes up the genius.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb
My early mentor Raj once scolded me when I was complaining about the stress of a deal we were working on together. He said, “If you don’t want stress, go work at McDonald’s.”
No offense to a McDonald’s employee, but there isn’t much “pain”. The systems are so tight at McDonald’s they can be run by high school kids! The hard work of “thinking” has been done for them.  
To embrace the pain of life is to be fully alive with it. It’s to embrace improvement. If you don’t take risks like starting a business, investing in assets you won’t get outsized returns. 
Everything good comes from some kind of pain. Yet, most including me at times, try to avoid the pain and pursue something more pleasurable like Netflix or keeping money in the bank earning 0% interest. 
If you try to constantly avoid pain you’ll be fragile. When the inevitable setbacks in life hit you’ll shrink.  
The softer the chair, the harder it is to get up and move out of it. 
So when you’re having a difficult time in business or in life be grateful. You’re getting stronger more anti-fragile and smarter. If you’re too comfortable now is the time to do something hard, take a calculated risk, and embrace some pain.  
Raj told me if want to reduce my stress… Put myself into stressful situations so then nothing will seem stressful. 
Let me know how I can help you… Just email me at [email protected]
“Let me be more aggressive: we are largely better at doing than we are at thinking, thanks to antifragility. I’d rather be dumb and antifragile than extremely smart and fragile, any time.” –Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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 Rachel Marshall and Bruce Wehner from The Money Advantage to the show.
Episode Notes
Bruce Wehner is a Financial Advisor and the Chief Cash Flow Strategist for The Money Advantage. He designs and communicates the individualized solutions that help the company’s clients increase their cash flow and financial control. He also oversees the client experience and serves as the lead advisor and director for The Money Advantage.
Bruce Co-Host The Money Advantage podcast with Rachell Marshall, who is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Educator of The Money Advantage. She is known for making money simple, fun, and doable and helps her clients create time and money freedom with cash flow strategies, privatized banking, and alternative investments.
Bruce has been an entrepreneur in the wealth industry since 2007. Now, he serves as a resource for The Money Advantage since its inception in 2017. Rachel on the other hand has been a business owner since 2007. Since 2011, Rachel has, motivated to control her time and destiny, and is helping others do the same.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Rachel’s journey to wealth creation.
  • Bruce’s journey in the wealth industry.
  • Money management
  • What does The Money Advantage do?
  • Is insurance by itself an investment?
  • What it takes to become a wealth creator.
  • The benefits of using privatized banking.
  • What happens to a contract if you cannot repay your loan?
  • Who is privatized banking not for?
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s round table episode, the Land Geeks discuss establishing trust with their virtual assistants and more.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Scott Bossman
  • Erik Peterson
  • Teria Harris
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as they go around the table and discuss instances that have led to an establishment of trust with their Virtual Assistants as well as occasions where they have lost trust due to dishonesty and more. 
Teria: I found this channel on youtube, School of Greatness. One thing I like about Lewis Howes is, he has the most amazing people on his podcast, he interviews them from everything —health, business, mindset, goals. He interviewed Tony Robbins, Kobe Bryant, and a lot of successful people. I recommend you to take a look at his podcast.
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 to have when venturing into something new.
Are you ready to learn more about land investing? Just click HERE to schedule a call.
G -Gratitude
Thanks to One on One coaching client and Flight School alum James Buttermore for sharing his story with me!
The last cash sale was for $19,418 (sold at the terms price, no cash discount), I had bought the property for $4,500; a 331% return! I closed on the property purchase on Friday, then I sent an email to my buyer’s list on the following Tuesday and sold it that day! I was not trying to sell for cash, but that is what the buyer wanted to do. 
It’s funny because the prior week I was talking to my wife about how we keep buying properties and I was trying to figure out when our passive income will exceed our expenses including property purchases. The next thing I know, I made the cash sale of $19,418! This reminds me of a podcast where you said “don’t worry about where the cash will come from, they will just happen!”
What an incredible opportunity! In 9 months I have a passive income that is 80% of my Social Security that I have worked a lifetime for!
I am working on my goals for the next year (12 weeks) and the next calendar year. And I am very excited for the potential of where I will be after the next 9 months and beyond!
I can’t thank you enough for sharing this opportunity and giving me the opportunity to be able to retire comfortably. 
James Buttermore
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The Habits Guide: How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
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