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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #337


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August 20 · Issue #337 · 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
A giraffe has a black tongue twenty-seven inches long and no vocal cords. A giraffe has nothing to say. He just goes on giraffing.” 
I started watching the nature show Tiny on Apple TV. Paul Rudd narrates it and its incredibly beautiful filmography with stunning time-lapse shots. For example, a fire breaks out in the Australian outback and suddenly the fire hawks come swooping down to eat the tiny animals fleeing the area to survive. You see all the drama play out as if you’re right there.
The animals escape the fire hawks, but a few don’t. Some die in the fire. It’s just nature. The animals are totally present solving problems in real-time to survive. They take nothing personally. Watching the brutality of nature, the diversity of nature, the symbiotic relationship the animals have with nature is amazing to witness.
How is this helpful? For me, it helps me stay grounded, grateful, and more present.
Every time I get stressed about a deal, an issue with some software, or just life throwing the inevitable setback my way I like to think about the animals in Tiny. They don’t get upset, they don’t complain, they don’t worry. They just solve the problem in front of them. In short, nature is just neutral. I want to take that neutral state and apply it as much as I can in my own life to increase my happiness.
This way, I can use my mind as a tool when needed. I can plan, analyze, cooperate, collaborate in the ways animals are unable to yet still learn their lessons of survival and being totally present.
Next time you’re getting emotional about an issue in your relationships, the land business, or just someone cutting you off in traffic, go home and take a few minutes to watch a nature show or better yet take a walk in nature. I bet you’ll feel instantly better and more at peace.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ” Albert Einstein
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 Wealth Manager, Economist, and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group, Kirk Chisholm to the show.
Episode Notes
Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager, Economist, and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group. His background and areas of focus are portfolio management and investment analysis in both the traditional and alternative investment markets. 
Since 1999, Kirk has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families, as well as businesses and organizations. Over the years, he has been highly dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience and ability to provide a clear and easy to understand explanation of complex financial concepts.
Prior to integrating with Innovative Advisory Group in 2008, Kirk founded Stirling Global Advisors, LLC in 2005, a full-service private wealth management firm. Kirk has also held wealth management roles at both UBS PaineWebber and Smith Barney.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • How Kirk got into wealth management.
  • The reasons why his business is innovative in wealth management.
  • Lack of advertisement as the reason behind the limited knowledge of RIA.
  • Some of the things that put people at risk when investing in real estate through an RIA.
  • Questions that should be asked about alternative investments.
  • Some of the challenges that are observed from RIA clients.
  • How to do smart investing.
And, more!
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In This Week's Round Table...
On this week’s round table episode, the Land Geeks discuss how living in an inflationary environment is impacting the land market. More specifically, they are addressing low response rates from direct mailers and how to approach offers in the current environment.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are: 
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Bossman
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
When people are more likely to hold onto their assets, what do you do? Should you lower the offer price? Should you mail more aggressively? Do you sell it faster? How much do you sell it for? Tune in to this week’s episode to learn from the experts. 
Plus, Scott Todd reminds us why land is the best way to hedge against inflation. 
Scott Todd: My tip of the week is to download this app 10BII Financial Calculator, learn how to use it, learn how to calculate yield.
G -Gratitude
Thanks to Jeff Jones for sharing his success after Flight School with us.
Geeky Links!
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How To Build Healthy Relationships That Are Happy and Distraction Free
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