Excuse of the DayBy
I was speaking this weekend in Melbourne and it reminded me of a weekend in October 2004 when my wife and I attended a similar event. We had spent 7 grand we didn’t have to attend and it forever changed the course of our lives because it got me started in property investing. In fact it is amazing to think that in 6 years I have made and lost a fortune or 2, met and trained thousands of people on 3 continents and now am able to bring what I’ve learned to bear to assist myself and others with whatever their chosen wealth creation vehicle is.
As I was sharing yesterday the difference in my life was applying enough pain to myself, in my case financial pain, to force me to take some different action to get a different result.
When I was looking for a way to give more in Fiji it took investing 7 grand we didn’t have to learn the skills to generate wealth through property.
And as the recession hit it took spending over 20 grand we didn’t really have to learn about alternative cash flow streams through online businesses.
I’d like to say it has all been “beer and skittles” so far but that would be a lie. It has taken a lot of hard work, discipline and loneliness to get the results I have and it is not a journey for the faint hearted, but as we are able to affect those less fortunate than ourselves and give them hope, education and the ability to support themselves, for me it is 150% worth it.
To be able to not only teach others how to to change their financial lives but also offer them hope, peace and life in God it is 200% worth it.
The journey is far from over and it started with voluntarily applying enough pain to my life to force change.
So what about you my friends?? Are you changing into who you want to become? Are you getting the rsults in your life that you want? Are you planning the life of your dreams or avoiding the nightmare on Elm Street?
Maybe what you need is a good dose of pain to push you towards the things you love.
I’ve tried it, it’s worth it
Or maybe you’re too busy/tired/sad/poor/overworked/misunderstood/afraid/fillintheblank to get control of your life????
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe ~ Dean Letfus
The Wandering Investor