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Mark Podolsky - Issue #248


Mark Podolsky

December 5 · Issue #248 · View online
Mark Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek), successful land investor, land investing coach and creator of the popular Land Geek Podcast and Best Passive Income Model Podcast argues he has the best model for investing in real estate. Discover why Land Investing is "The Ultimate Subscription Model" (no physical inventory, a one-time sale, recurring revenue, a built-in incentive for the buyer to continue paying, and low competition). Learn about strategies, skills and helpful tips that will help you grow your Passive Income through Land Investing. Learn more at

You’ve heard the success stories, when does YOUR story begin?
Make NOW the time and become one of next year’s success stories!
Did you catch Tyler & Jen Kelly’s story on The Art of Passive Income? The Land Duo jumped in with both feet and within a year Tyler was able to quit his job!
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. -John F. Kennedy
The Land Geek training offers three courses of action to choose from. Here is a breakdown to help you decide your best option.
1. Investor’s Toolkit—DIY Foundation Building Program
Everything you need to build a solid foundation to get your land business up and running, all wrapped up in one Do-It-Yourself course.
2. Execution—Flight School
A 14-week program with end-to-end instructions for setting up the systems needed to run a profitable land investing business. Designed to make you execute in real time, it’s an ACTIONABLE system with SUCCESSFUL RESULTS!
3. Accelerated Growth—Coaching
Personalized One-On-One training & mentorship. Implement faster, drive growth, avoid costly mistakes & maximize profits with personalized coaching.
Click Here  to learn more!
Still have questions? BOOK A CALL with Mike Zaino or Scott Bossman and they will help get your questions answered.
Make that call today so you can be on your way to building your 2020 success story!
This Week on The Art of Passive Income...
Our guest today, Cliff Hayden, is a real estate investor and the founder of—an online software tool that automates the most difficult part of property management: finding and screening qualified leads.
In the late 90’s, Cliff was tired of being a puppet on a string for the corporation he worked for. Intrigued by real estate, he wanted to pursue it but wanted to make sure it was going to be the right avenue for him.
Then with timing on his side, he found a way to give real estate a try it before he left the comfort of a paycheck… he got himself suspended!
After making his salary in just the first month and holding the longest suspension in his company’s history, Cliff decided to quit his job to pursue real estate investing as a career.
Business was good for Cliff but he grew tired of taking hundreds of calls and emails from unqualified leads just to find that one good renter. He was tired of managing showings and following up with people.
He was struggling to find time for his family. He decided he needed a better way. And when he couldn’t find a better way, he built it.
I do have some regrets and one of them was not being around for my two older kids like I should’ve been because I was working all the time. So I’m trying to make up for that now and with this system and with the other systems we’re using I have time to do whatever I want, it’s a new feeling but it’s a great feeling to have freedom in your day.
Since developing, Cliff is able to focus on his business and let the website manage the leads so he can spend more quality time with the people he loves.
Listen in as Cliff shares the details of those early days and how he made the transition from trading time for money to finding the right balance of priorities in his life.
Also find out:
  • How ShowMeTheRental works
  • Cliff’s first investment property
  • How he leads by example for his kids
Cliff went from a corporate puppet to real estate success because he had one thing…a burning desire. And that, paired with a smart exit strategy, was the perfect recipe to create the lifestyle he desired.
In This Week's Round Table...
Over the next few episodes of The Land Geek Round Table, we are going to take a deep dive into scaling your land business. The objective is to take you from working IN the business to working ON the business, on your schedule!
Listen in as the team talks about what life in the business looked like when they were first starting out and what it looks like now, working on the business… and we can tell you, it looks much different!
We all want to have our money problem solved. But ultimately, you want your time problem solved so that you have complete control of how you spend your time in your life. If Monday or Tuesday is the same day as Saturday or Sunday or Friday, that’s an amazing feeling. I remember that first time I got sick after I quit my investment banking job and this amazing sense of relief that there was no one to call, there’s no stress, I didn’t have to deal with a manager or anything like that. I could just be sick. -Mark
Find out the details on:
  • How many hours a day they worked then and now
  • Their first hires
  • How long it took them to get to where they are today
Beside time, find out what it took for our team to get to the point of where they are today—running a successful business that will run with or without them. Bottom line, their success comes down to determination.
You are going to have obstacles along the way, both in the business and in your personal life but if you’re able to push through them and keep going, there is no reason why you can’t be successful in this business.
I think that people need to understand, also reiterate the fact that it’s the deep work that got us to this point. It’s like you always say, ‘it’s simple, but it’s not easy’. You’re going to get kicked in the teeth in this business. It takes a lot of deep work and a lot of mistakes and recoveries and commitment because a lot of people get stopped in this business and I think that it comes down to, it can be sort of an excuse when something strong comes up that blocks you and you don’t push through it.
You have to not allow that to become an excuse.
I don’t want to belittle anybody’s issues that will come up in the business but we all have these things that happen and we’ve all pushed through them. We’re here now because we pushed through that. So it’s important to realize that, if you’re out there listening and you’re struggling, that we’ve done that and it’s the only reason we’re having good results now is because we pushed through it and you can too so that’s like the other side of it. -Mike
And finally, work at YOUR OWN pace. The definition of success is not based on speed or keeping up with others in the business.
People are going to do well at their own pace. How I define success is not necessarily how Mimi defines success. There is no success spectrum that says, ‘well, he did it in this amount of time, well, then that makes him successful’.
How do you define success?
If you define success by building a passive income and getting the heck out of your day job, what does it matter how long it takes? It does not matter and should not matter.
Unfortunately, I think that a lot of times people put artificial time horizons on their success and they go, “Well, okay, I’m going to try this for six months.” Well, I can tell you in six months, you won’t be successful. End of story if that’s your time horizon. I don’t know what you’re going to be successful in for six months but it’s not this. But if you’re willing to continue to chisel away slowly and methodically at building the business that you want, well then you can do it. It’s just you have to do it. That’s the difference. -Scott
Starting This Saturday!
Scott Todd’s Accounting for Land Investors is a live 5-week class (online) and it starts this Saturday! Don’t Miss Out as Scott walks you through the process of setting up your books and take you through every transaction imaginable.
The class is the ultimate accounting class for Land Investors and you need to attend to make sure you understand the process and to make sure that your CPA is not taking you down a bad road.
Scott is offering a special discounted price if you sign up now!
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San Antonio Bootcamp Is Nearly Here!
In just over a month we will be congregating at the beautiful St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio, located just three blocks from the Alamo and River Walk. This historic hotel overlooks Travis Park and is quickly becoming a favorite among Land Geekers!
The seats are filling up, so be sure to Book Soon!
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