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August 13 · Issue #336 · 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
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
Do you ever feel stuck? Sometimes when faced with a complex problem or task I’m just overwhelmed by it. My mind starts doubting itself and with a lack of conviction or clarity I just procrastinate. Maybe I’ll take a long walk and think through the problems. Inevitably, at some point, I just start mentally beating myself up and saying I’m lazy or just unmotivated which is unhelpful.
Today, I just felt stuck with a new big project I want to start and went through a new decision matrix.
I ask myself the following questions:
What are my beliefs about this project?
What skills am I bringing to the table for this project?
What traits do I need to have to complete this project?
In order to be ultra-effective I think I need all the necessary beliefs, traits and skills.
That is, do I believe I can accomplish this project? Belief can start getting woo woo, but if your beliefs are limiting you i.e. I don’t really think this will work, etc. You’re dead in the water.
Next is am I the kind of person to complete this task? Do I have the necessary traits. How often do you start a project and you need to be a certain kind of person and you’re just not that person yet. Maybe you need to be more patient to accomplish the goal. Maybe you need to learn how to lead better and delegate to grow.
Finally, you may not have the skills. Acquiring the skills of how can I do this or even better WHO can do this solves the skill issue.
So, next time you get stuck ask yourself about any limiting beliefs, do you have the traits needs to accomplish this goal, and do you have the requisite skill sets?
“The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” Tim Ferriss
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 owner and founder of Culler Media, podcaster, mentor, and real estate investor, Josh Culler to the show.
Episode Notes
Josh Culler is the owner and founder of Culler Media and podcast host of REI Marketing Weekly and The Content Marketing Playbook. Also, he is a sought-after mentor and an active real estate investor. He has been in the real estate investing industry for seven (7) years and has helped hundreds of investors in their marketing efforts.
With his infectious personality and headstrong drive for success, Josh connects with his target demographic and clients on a friend-to-friend level. This skill of understanding your demography and maintaining open communication is one he aspires to teach all who seek him for guidance and mentorship. Through his company, Culler Media, he has positively impacted hundreds of people and aims to reach thousands, even millions more.  
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Josh’s journey into real estate and the successes he enjoys presently.
  • Recognizing your strengths and capitalizing on them.
  • Learning when to let go of strategies that inconvenience you and your business.  
  • The benefits of hiring experts in specific fields you are weak in, despite your drawbacks about spending money out of your pocket. 
  • Taking time to delegate low priority tasks to competent colleagues/employees and focusing on the high priority tasks. 
  • Studying your audience to determine your target demographic and the content that is widely consumed by them. 
  • Keeping an active line of communication with your target demographic to grow your following and prospective client list. 
And, more!
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s round table episode, the Land Geeks discuss the reasons why they purchase smaller land deals on a wide scale as opposed to bigger land deals.
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 all the factors to consider when purchasing bigger land deals as opposed to smaller ones. They also share some of their experiences with reselling properties they have acquired at a high cost and why they will continue to buy smaller and easier properties to sell.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Teria: My tip is the website I found and it has several pictures on land as well, it’s called unsplash.com. They’re free, you can download them.
Want To Listen More?
Did you enjoy this episode? If you did, check out one of our exciting roundtable episodes where we discuss the best strategies for buying wholesale properties.
G -Gratitude
Thanks to Derek Gelber for sharing his success after Flight School with us.
Geeky Links!
Motivation: The Scientific Guide on How to Get and Stay Motivated
4 Keys to Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor | REtipster.com
Everything You Say Yes To Is Saying No To Something Else - RyanHoliday.net
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