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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #356


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January 7 · Issue #356 · View online

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T- Thoughts
“One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations.” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
I used to feel a lot of anxiety about money especially as my income grew into the higher six figures with a young family.
I had the money to buy almost any luxury. A luxury car, luxury vacations, and even luxurious private schools for the kids.
What I was unwittingly doing with my money was acquiring luxuries that now became necessities in my mind with my fragile ego.
I didn’t want to ever have to go back to driving a “regular” car. After sleeping in the luxurious rooms of the Four Seasons I didn’t want to go back to a “regular” hotel that didn’t have the swanky lobby and five-star room service. I certainly didn’t want to let my kids down and have them go to a “regular” school.
Of course, as most of you know, due to the great recession I was forced to give up these luxuries that I truly didn’t want to give up! They felt so much like necessities and somehow I thought that if I gave these “necessities” up I was now a failure.
How often do you make decisions that aren’t rooted in your deepest held values? Is it really important to have that expensive luxury car to impress the neighbors and your brother-in-law?
I know how difficult it is to manage to support a family, grow a business, and work on developing a healthy marriage. It’s hard! I made it harder for myself by feeling trapped by society’s expectations and consumerist conventions. I created a story of what “success” should look like in my head that had nothing to do with my real values of healthy relationships and spending money in ways that created more time for myself to strengthen and nourish those important relationships.
If you are feeling the pressure that I once felt now is the time to step back and leave a game that isn’t worth playing. Building passive income and a new business should be joyful, not stressful. It should be challenging, but not overwhelming and the money you’re generating should be spent the way you truly want to spend your money.
I made these mistakes so you don’t have to! You’re welcome… ;)
“Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.” -― Most Likely from a Tom Clancy Novel
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 the Founder and CEO of Wealthtender, Brian Thorp to the show.
Episode Notes
Brian Thorp is the founder and CEO of Wealthtender, a leading personal finance website helping thousands of people each month find the best financial advisors, coaches, and educational resources to enjoy life with less financial stress. With over 20 years of experience in the financial service world, his systems are committed to helping people improve their financial health while increasing their wealth.
Listen in as they discuss
  • What are some of the things people do not know about finance
  • How to get connected with a financial advisor who understands your financial needs
  • What are the qualifications and roles of a good financial advisor
  • How financial advisors at Wealthtender helps clients to bridge their financial gap
And, more!
Brian also shares with us the worst advice he has seen or heard given in his area of expertise.
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In This Week's Round Table...
2021 has been a great year for the Land Geeks and for this week’s roundtable discussion, they are sharing with us their biggest takeaways of the year from land investing.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark this week are:
  • Scott Bossman
  • Teria Harris
  • Erik Peterson
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
Listen in as they go around the table and discuss their biggest takeaways from land investing for the year 2021 and more!
Mark: My tip of the week is You can take a screenshot, you can take a note, and it uses A.I. to tag. All of your resources are in one place.
Want To Listen More?
Did you enjoy this episode? If you did, check out one of our exciting roundtable episodes where the Land Geeks discuss tips to gain success in the land investing business.
Are you ready to learn more about land investing? Just click HERE to schedule a call.
G -Gratitude
Chloe Bawmann, Congratulations and thank you for sharing your success with us!
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