What if you were in a 747 jet airplane traveling 500 miles per hour. You could get to where you want to be pretty quickly. But what if you didn’t know where you wanted to end up?
Well, then it wouldn’t do you much good to move at 500 miles per hour. In fact, depending on where you ultimately want to end up, it could end up making your journey take much longer than if you just walked directly there to start!
The point is that it doesn’t really matter how much energy you have or how hard you work if you have no idea where exactly you want to end up.
Now of course it is hard, especially when you are young, to pinpoint exactly where you want to end up. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t start making some goals for yourself early on.
You can always go back to revise them if they don’t end up being as appealing later on or if you have goals that are even bigger. The point of having a goal is to engage your self conscience to autopilot you to a place that you can see in your mind’s eye.
Let’s take, for example, the goal of making $1 million dollars per month. That’s a big goal for most people. If you set that as a goal you truly want to achieve, you would have to take a pretty good look at where you are in life today and make sure your trajectory makes it possible. And if it doesn’t, change course immediately!
In other words, if you are working at a comfortable 9-5 job making $300K per year today, you are going to need a serious pivot plan to make over three times that amount every month. No matter how hard you work, that job is not going to get you to $1 million per month.
On the other hand, what if you are already making $100K per month and your earnings are independent of your time? What if the only difference between $100K per month and $1 million per month is increasing the scale of what you do?
In other words, if a unit transaction currently makes you $5K, is there a way to make that same unit transaction worth $50K without significantly increasing your time and effort? If so, stay the course. If not, abort and alter your plan.
I know that it can be done. I’ve seen people add zeros to their income and net worth in just a few years over and over again. You just have to have a plan. It has to viable and you have to execute it. And…perhaps most importantly, you have to believe that you can do it!
Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can do a thing or you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” Mindset is everything. If you think there is no way to get to $1 million per month, you won’t get there. The reason why is nothing esoteric. It’s quite simple.
Think of everything that you have done in your life up to this point. At one point it started as an idea that you believed would become reality. In order to make anything real, you have to create that reality in your head first. If you do that, your subconscious will help guide you along the way.
Of course this type of goal setting applies to much of life. It’s not just about money. It’s just about what you really want. Visualize it, believe it, and make a plan to get there.
My guest on Wealth Formula Podcast this week, Rod Khleif, credits all of his life’s many successes to these basic concepts of visualization. And while it is easy to be cynical about this kind of stuff, I can tell you from personal experience that I have experienced this kind of manifestation myself and it’s hard to explain. But it works!
As the end of the year approaches, it’s always a good idea to reflect a little bit and this week’s interview with Rod might just be what you need for a little holiday dreaming!
Rod Khleif is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, multiple business owner, author, mentor, and community philanthropist who is passionate about business, life, success, and giving back. As one of the country’s top real estate trainers, Rod has personally owned and managed over 2,000 properties.
Rod is Host of the Top-Ranked iTunes Real Estate Podcast which has been downloaded more than 8,000,000 times – “The Lifetime Cash Flow Through Real Estate Investing Podcast.” Rod is the author of “How to Create Lifetime Cash Flow Through Multifamily Properties” considered to be an essential “textbook” for aspiring multifamily investors.
As an accomplished entrepreneur, Rod has built several successful multi-million dollar businesses. As a community philanthropist, Rod founded and directs The Tiny Hands Foundation, which has benefited more than 75,000 community children and families in need. Rod has combined his passion for real estate investing and business development coaching with his personal philosophy of goal setting, envisioning, and manifesting success to become one of America’s top real estate investment and business development trainers.
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- The Lifetime Cash Flow Through Real Estate Investing Podcast