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Retired By 28—Why You Need To Look Beyond The Traditional Ways

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Chris Miles, a cash flow expert and leading authority of how to quickly create cash flow and lasting wealth. He’s been featured in US News, CNN Money, Bankrate.com and has a high repetition for getting his clients life altering financial results in his company, Money Ripples.Chris, who started out as a traditional financial advisor left that industry when he realized that those conventional investment plans do not work. He then shifted his perspective and focused on creating cash flow streams and by age 28, he was able to retire!  

Join us as Chris explains in detail:

  • How he created streams of income
  • The three different money mentalities
  • The worst advice he has seen in money management
  • Undoing the scarcity mentality

And, so much more!

Chris teaches just the opposite of what financial advisors teach and shows us how the old traditional ways of scarcity don’t fit into this new world of abundance.

Listen in as we go deep into looking at retirement in a non-traditional approach!

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Mark: Learn more about Chris Miles at MoneyRipples.com. He’s got lots of resources, lots of advice, and he’s got a podcast. Check that out on iTunes and all the inner web areas where you can find Chris.

Scott:  If you have a hard time waking up in the morning, check out the app, Rocket Alarm. It wakes you up, and then it actually presents to you a new challenge or a new game. It gets you interacting with your alarm clock so you just can’t hit the snooze button and go back to bed. It gets you to at least start to move your feet. 

Chris: Read, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. The one main point that I got from it was cash flow. If you want to get to the heart of where cash flow comes from, read this book. It’s the people behind the land that pays you money. There’s got to be some value exchange–something creative that money must be exchanged, otherwise you’re just gambling. The real way to become a really good investor with sure returns is to figure out how am I creating value, what am I doing to create value for people where they want to pay me money?

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Easy To Buy Difficult To Sell—How Are You Showing Up In The Market?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by:

  • Scott Bossman
  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Williams
  • Mimi Schmidt
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd

Are you having a difficult time selling? You’re not alone, it’s a subject that comes up often, more so though for those who are first starting out. Marketing your property is a lot of work. You can’t post an ad, call it done and expect results. It takes continuous effort, experimenting, and tweaking. There are so many variables when it comes to marketing a property.

Listen in as the panel of geeks delve deep into those variables and offer great advice on how to show up in the marketing in ways that will bring results!

Plus, everyone goes over their own marketing mindsets.

There is so much valuable information in this episode, you’ll want to listen to it again and again!

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Scott Bossman:  

  1. Don’t compare your progress in this business to others, the only thing we need to compete with is what you’re capable of. It’s a good mindset to take into the New Year and setting your 2019 goals.
  2. Check out the bookmark app, Instapaper.

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Greg McKeown—Exploring The Art Of Essentialism

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Greg McKeown—author of Essentialism, joins Mark and Scott and gives them a lesson in Essentialism 101! 

Born in London, England, Greg shares a bit of his backstory and how a trip to the United States and one simple question ultimately set him on the path of writing and teaching while leaving law school behind him.

Success can become a catalyst to failure. -Greg

The guys dive deep into why successful businesses can’t sustain their level of success and find out what the successful companies have in common.  

Greg poses the question: If you can take a time machine back to 1972 with $500 and put $1 into each of the S & P companies, which company would bring you the biggest ROI in a 30 year period?

After several failed attempts at the correct answer by both Mark and Scott, Greg tells us the answer and it may surprise you!

Then, Greg uses Scott as an example to apply the three principles of essentialism—Explore, Eliminate, and Execute to break the cycle of distracting habits and replace them with an important under-invested aspect of the business.

Listen in now as Greg shows us how to get the right things done to achieve more!

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Mark: Learn more about Greg and the Essentialism life at GregMcKeown.com.

Scott: Check out Adios.ai. It stops the distraction of incoming emails and lets you schedule them to be delivered when you want.

Greg:  The next time you’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and pushed to the limit, reduce your time frame significantly. Get in the now. Be present and ask yourself “what’s the most important thing to do next?” …and do it next.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Setting Your 2019 Land Investing Business Goals

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by:

  • Mimi Schmidt
  • Erik Peterson
  • Mike Zaino
  • Aaron Williams
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd

As we come to the end of 2018 it’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2019. Are you one who likes to set high goals that aren’t attainable but hey, at least you tried and even falling short brings good results? Or, do you set low goals because you want to avoid the overwhelm or maybe you just have limited time and 10x-ing is not an option? Maybe you’re not a goal setter at all?

Goals come in many sizes, they are not one size fits all and the key to setting them is to aim for something that is realistic FOR YOU—making them high enough to keep you motivated and continuously moving forward.

Listen in as the panel of geeks talk about their own goal-setting process. Plus, they give valuable advice that applies to all types of goal-setters!

A few ways mentioned are:

  • Reflect back on your 2018 goals
  • Look at your business overall and find those areas you want to improve on
  • Work on getting rid of problem areas
  • Break down your goals and figure out how you are going to get there

And, is Cardone’s 10x method too unrealistic to aim for? Not according to Scott Todd and he digs in to show us why!

The gang also goes over:

  • The reticular activating system
  • KPIs—Key Performance Indicators

Plus, so much more!

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Mark:  Go to TheLandGeek.com/training schedule a call with the Nite Cap Meister, Scott Bossman or the Zen Master, Mike Zaino.

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Learning To Grow—How Failure Can Make You Succeed

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Jim Harshaw—JimHarshawJr.com.

Jim is a motivational speaker, former Division 1 All-American Wrestler who won three ACC championships for the University of Virginia. He was the youngest Division 1 coach at age 26! He also trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed overseas for Team USA!

Jim, who learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat, relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle, and setbacks to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures.

He joins us this week to discuss how important failure is, and how important a good support system is, too.

Some things we cover:

  • The good things that come out of failing
  • The key to a great support system
  • Why giving up is worse than failure
  • How to avoid repeated failures

Jim is here to make sure that no matter how rough things get and how hard you fall, there’s always a good way to look at a situation, and that’s no different in your business. Life likes to get in the way sometimes, and Jim shows Mark and Scott how to keep it from hurting you and your business.

Don’t fail to listen in to this episode!

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Mark: Learn more about Jim Harshaw at JimHarshawJr.com and watch the TEDx talk. Also, listen in to the podcasts, and just engage in the wisdom of a Jim Harshaw Jr. It could be a daily motivational practice.

Scott: Check out the book, The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz. This book got me thinking about how important it really is to think big—not little things, but big things.

Jim: To do the productive pause ask yourself this question out loud, “What’s holding me back?” Answer it out loud to yourself. You will get so much value out of that. Don’t stop with the line of questioning until you come to action.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Plagiarism Boundaries—Is Imitation A Form Of Flattery Or Downright Offensive?

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by:

  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Williams
  • Scott Bossman
  • Mike Zaino
  • Mimi Schmidt
  • Scott Todd

This week we go deep inside the moral dilemma and boundaries of Plagiarism.

You’ve put your heart and soul into writing copy and you’ve paid good money for a photographer to go out to the property to take pictures and then someone takes your content and uses it as their own… how do you handle this situation?

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery or is this a blatant lack of respect?

Are there any exceptions?

  • What if they change the copy and put their own spin on it?
  • What if it’s a friend or acquaintance who takes them?
  • What if it’s disclosed that is not theirs and give you the credit?

Listen in as the panel of geeks addresses these questions and more!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mimi: Check out the most recent monthly report from Lands of America.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

The Importance of Selling Yourself Through Social Media

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott are joined by the Project Ninja herself, Lyndsay Phillps!

Lyndsay is the CEO of Smooth Sailing Business Growth, a content marketing company to help you grow your business and it’s reach quickly and efficiently. Lyndsay’s 4 favorite words in her job are: Plan, Publish, Optimize, and Promote. She believes in the power of social media and the strength that promoting yourself can give you!

Some things we cover:

  • The importance of email marketing
  • Finding your ideal market
  • Lyndsay’s favorite tools for marketing

Lyndsay makes sure that everyone who listens this week feels like they have a great place to start in their marketing journey. She does a great job of making Mark and Scott feel like she’d be a valuable asset to the two of them.

Let this Task Master help you master your marketing tasks!

Lyndsay is offering listeners her Social Media Action Template to help outline your social media plan of action!

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Mark: Learn more about Lyndsey at SmoothBusinessGrowth.com. Clearly, Lyndsay is an expert in all things content, marketing, and geeky tools.

Scott: Read the book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss. Negotiate as if your life depended on it. You’ve got to ask for big things and you got to hold your own sometimes.

Lyndsay: One of the books that really resonated with me when I was starting out is, It’s Okay To Be Scared – But Never Give Up by Jim Palmer. It’s stories from different entrepreneurs. It made me realize that everyone has their own entrepreneurial journey and you always have to start somewhere.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

The Best Of Round Table—Making The Most Of Your Time

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, join us as we take a look back at some of our most popular episodes. We chose three clips that have one common factor: TIME.

This first topic up is the artificial timeline some set on certain aspects of this business or even on the success of their business. It’s always good to have goals to strive for, but don’t make time your end-game.

“Don’t put a period on your goals, use a semicolon.”

While our first clip talks about why you shouldn’t set a timeframe for this business, the last two clips are centered around the value of your time and how to avoid the huge time-suck of overthinking it!

Listen in now…

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Empowering Women—Real Estate Isn't Just For Boys

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott are joined by Whitney Nicely, a real estate investor who is all about girl power!

Raised in a family that sold dump trucks, Whitney originally thought that’s all she’d be doing with her life. But, upon realizing that her mom had been collecting checks in the mail for years, she decided to get out of the trucking business and into the new family gig: real estate investing! Whitney is all about empowering women to do what they love, especially real estate. She broke into the man’s world to bring you some inspiring tips for breaking into it, too!

Some things we cover:

  • Getting started with next to no money
  • Realizing that land is everywhere, and it’s all for sale
  • Lease options and how they can help jump-start your career

Whitney isn’t afraid of the game that the real estate investing industry is, and neither should you be. When it comes down to the basics, anyone can do it so long as you’re willing to put in the work.

Besides, who wants to work 40 hours a week just to make ends meet? Not Whitney!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Whitney by going to her website at WhitneyNicely.com.

Scott: Read the book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Whitney: For setting up automation, check out ifttt.com

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Does More Information Bring Better Leads? The Equation To Get More Sales

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by:

  • Scott Bossman
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Erik Peterson
  • Aaron Williams
  • Mimi Schmidt
  • Scott Todd

We get into a great topic this week and that is the debate over Landmodo ads—Is it better to put more information in your ads to save time in the long run, answering questions from leads that may not go anywhere. Or, do you give less information to create that air of mystery to open up a line of communication?

The gang all give their feedback on which they believe is the better way to go and we come up with the definitive answer!

Plus, we compare Landmodo.com to the other land websites… apples to oranges.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mimi: Build your marketing strategy around the holidays with this Excel Spreadsheet by Leadpages.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?