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The Land Geek Weekly Digest - Issue #376


The Land Geek Weekly Digest

May 27 · Issue #376 · View online

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“If you want real control, drop the illusion of control; let life have you. It does anyway. You’re just telling yourself the story of how it doesn’t. - Byron Katie
Things feel out of control to me.
Pick anything.
Our senseless culture of violence.
The stock market losing $7 trillion dollars of value so far this year.
The pandemic and all the shortages it’s creating.
A war in Europe.
I could go on and on and on…
So when life feels out of control I just embrace it now.
This is nothing new and part of being an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurs are constantly dealing with challenges and at the end of the day, most are not under our control.
So what is under our control?
Not much. I do think I can control my effort and enthusiasm from moment to moment, but that’s probably giving me too much control.
If I’m feeling ill (which I am, I got COVID), how much effort and enthusiasm can I really muster?
The truth is once we surrender control and do not fight so hard against the tide we paradoxically feel better.
It’s stressful to live day in and day out with the illusion of control.
I’d rather spend my life firmly planted in reality than living in a fantasy that I’m the captain of the plane, flying through the work of life to the point at which I finally feel adequate, acceptable, and on top of things. 
That day of everything being just right never comes. There will always be another email, another meeting, and another goal to strive for.
That elusive feeling of total control is just that. Always elusive.
Instead, look to nature for the antidote (and maybe quit reading the news).
"Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished. - Lao Tzu
Is a Franchise Business a Good Investment Opportunity For You?
On this episode of the Art of Passive Income podcast, the Land Geeks welcome Matt Frentheway. Matt is a successful entrepreneur and franchise consultant who helps people save their time and money finding the right franchise.
Using a proven process, Matt will help you define your goals, narrow the field, and select the best franchisor for you to achieve financial freedom. And he does it completely free of charge.
Episode Notes
Joining Mark for this session are: 
  • Erik Peterson 
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
…and our special guest, Matt Frentheway! 
Listen in as the Land Geeks go around the table and ask Matt questions about: 
  • How and why he got into franchising
  • What the franchise selection process looks like
  • The basic franchise business operating models
  • The advantages of choosing to open a franchise versus opening an independent business
  • The biggest mistakes people make when considering franchising
  • The best passive franchise opportunities
Plus, Matt provides insight on what it takes to achieve success in a franchised business. 
Tip of the Week
Matt: Read The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. It includes scientific data about why people are happy in life. Most people say they will find happiness when they achieve something. Then, they achieve it and are happy for a short period of time, before they feel the need to achieve something else to be happy. If you’re happy with where you are in life now, you’ll always be happy. I read it seven years ago and it changed my life.
Mark: If you’re serious about starting a franchise, don’t go it alone. Learn from someone who’s done it and knows the ins and outs. Go to And get the ebook,, that will teach you the five best industries to invest in.
Thanks for sharing your story Roberto! Listen and become inspired by a lawyer turned full-time Land Geek.
Breaking Out of the Active Income Equation with Roberto Chavez — The Wealth Without Wall Street Podcast — Overcast
Geeky Links!
13 Strategies That Will Make You a Better Reader (and Person)
Learn How to Upskill in Business with These 7 Methods - Foundr
How to Wake up Every Morning on Top of The World By Srinivas Rao
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