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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #350


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November 19 · Issue #350 · 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
“If we stay where we are, where we’re stuck, where we’re comfortable and safe, we die there. We become like mushrooms, living in the dark, with poop up to our chins. If you want to know only what you already know, you’re dying. You’re saying: Leave me alone; I don’t mind this little rathole. It’s warm and dry. Really, it’s fine.
When nothing new can get in, that’s death. When oxygen can’t find a way in, you die. But new is scary, and new can be disappointing, and confusing - we had this all figured out, and now we don’t.
New is life.” ― Anne Lamott
I’ll admit it… I have low frustration tolerance for problems. When I feel like I’m not being productive on my big goals for the year or not spending enough time in places that are important to me like my health or relationships may be a software service I feel stuck and it’s a terrible feeling.
I created a three-part framework I wanted to share on how I work my way into feeling unstuck.
First, it’s normal to feel stuck. We all feel like that at some point. If you’re feeling that way now congratulations you’re a human being. What’s not all right as an entrepreneur is to stay in that space.
Let’s climb out of the hole together with this framework.
#1. Plan
#2. Rest
#3. Get Perspective
First I plan. Maybe I’ll look at my compass worksheet and remind myself of my big goals for the year or quarter. Often, if I just reorganize my calendar I feel better. So prioritizing what is most important for me for that week to achieve allows me to move forward with total clarity. It feels so much better than having the world dictate my day. A great mantra is “organization before execution.” Reevaluate your plan = getting unstuck much faster.
Second I rest. I mean really rest. I need some distance from the problem and I want my unconscious to solve it for me. I learned this technique from the famous chess champ Josh Waitzkin from Searching for Bobby Fischer. Around 4:00 pm he’ll write down what problem he wants to solve. Then, he’ll simply forget or not think about it again until the next morning.
Often, when I do this, I’ll wake up the next day and the possible solutions or THE solution becomes crystal clear. Voila unstuck!
Third I get perspective. Whenever I’m stuck with a business problem I’ll call one of the coaches or even Rossi our Chief Problem Solver to challenge my thinking or offer up different perspectives. It NEVER fails to get me unstuck.
We have the best community on the planet. If you’re not in our coaching program, tap the community and get some perspective on an issue you’re having to help you get unstuck.
For personal issues, I’ll call a good friend. It’s that simple.
Test out my three-part framework for yourself and email me if you found it helpful!
“Often people talk about how they feel ‘stuck’ in a situation. You’re never stuck! You may be a little frustrated, you may not have clear answers, but you’re not stuck. The minute you represent the situation to yourself as being stuck, though, that’s exactly how you’ll feel. We must be very careful about the metaphors we allow ourselves to use. ” Tony Robbins
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, Author, Coach, and Podcast Host Steve Sims to the show.
Episode Notes
Steve Sims is the founder and CEO of the internationally famous and luxury concierge service Bluefish. His company delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest. With his unique talent for connecting with people’s passions, opening doors, and making things happen, he has developed an exclusive reputation and impressive client list of the world’s rich and famous.
Steve has been quoted in various publications & TV including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, London’s Sunday Times, South China Morning Post, and many more. He is also a best-selling author of the book “BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, a sought-after consultant, and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups, and associations. The core of his philosophy focuses on simple, yet effective ways to sharpen the mind and gain practical skills that can help you learn a new perspective and accomplish anything. 
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Steve’s journey to success
  • Addressing a real or perceived problem you have
  • How to get the influencers to acknowledge you
  • Tips you need to solve your problem
  • Making the impossible possible
And, more!
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In This Week's Round Table...
Have you been mailing for weeks without a response? On this week’s roundtable episode, the Land Geeks discuss this topic and more.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Erik Peterson
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Mike Zaino
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as they go around the table and share insights, tips, and advice on how to respond to poor response rates after you’ve been mailing to a county for a period of time. 
Mark: For this week’s tip, I’ve discovered a software engineer, Garrett Spong who gave Tate and me an incredible tip in Jamaica. It’s an app called Signal. Garrett works in the security industry, it turns out that those messaging apps are not so secure. This is end-to-end encryption, you can do lots of different things. You can verify who you are chatting with. Signal is a cool app, it does everything that iMessage does, but it has phenomenal security encryption.
Want To Listen More?
Did you enjoy this episode? If you did, check out one of our exciting roundtable episodes where we discuss some of the reasons why you should invest in counties that are more saturated.
Are you ready to learn more about land investing? Just click HERE to schedule a call.
Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want when you want, and with whomever you want?
G -Gratitude
Jeff Jones, congratulations and thank you for sharing your success with us.
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Geeky Links!
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