In this episode, Joshua Bevan learns from a successful Real Estate investor that the best way to be successful is to act at the speed of instruction. If you want to Earn all you can and save all you can so you can give all you can, you must open the shrink wrap of those seminar education systems and start applying what you learn.
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A few days ago Ryan brought up a great point about the value of education. It sparked an awesome discussion about those of us who go to a seminar and buy an educational product and then take it home and do nothing with it.
We are shelling out big bucks at the seminar and it just sits there in the – I love the term that someone said – the “shelf help” section of our book case.
So some people say that knowledge is power. But I like to think of it as only
Applied Knowledge is Power.
Let me tell you about a friend of mine. My friend J has a motto. Almost a mantra. J says, “Act at the speed of instruction.”
And J doesn’t just say it, he lives it.
I admire J very much. He is not only a great business man and real estate investor. But I also admire him as a kind, giving family man.
Now, I tagged J in this video, but I know he’s not going to respond right now because, at this very moment, he is accomplishing another page in his dream book.
Congratulations! Way to go, buddy!
Now a few years ago, J was in a tough spot, to put it mildly. To respect his privacy, I’m not going to get into the details, but let me just say that major health issues led to major financial issues. To the point that J was selling his personal positions on ebay just to put food on the table for his family.
Now J worked his butt off just to try to find the investment for a Real Estate Investor Education program.
By the way, this system that J uses is, in my opinion, THE Real Estate education that everyone needs. If you want the info, private message me and I’ll get it to you.
So the key that J implements that I personally am learning from him is: every time he learns something, he applies it immediately.
When he is told that a successful investor has many Real Estate agent contacts, he is on the phone calling up agents. When an instructor teaches him how to analyze a property for a short sale, he has a hundred spreadsheets filled out by the end of the day.
Now really awesome thing is, it works. In fact, it has worked so well for J. that in a few short years, he has grown his business, net worth, passive income, and accomplished so many pages in his dream book that he is going to need another book to start dreaming even bigger.
So that’s the key. That’s what I learn from J. Act at the speed of instruction.
Making an investment in yourself, an investment in your future is awesome. But for heaven’s sake, take it out of the shrink wrap. This is not a comic book action figure that keeps its value if it’s never opened.
That’s the big deal. So I know that you’ve figured out who you want to be and what you need to learn. So find someone who can help you gain that knowledge…
APPLY it. Start doing it.
Tell us all what you are looking to learn in the comments below, and, as a group, we can help you connect with the right person. I’ll see you later. Have more fun.
Everyone in this society has the same opportunity for success. Successful people win more because they seize more of these opportunities. When you keep a positive focus, more of these opportunities are apparent to you. When you see more, you can seize more.
How do I stay focused on the opportunities in front of me?
How do I attract more positive people in my life?
Be a positive person! Like attracts like, so the more positive your attitude is, the easier it will be for you to connect with other positive people. Your attitude comes out in the way that you present yourself. People can tell when you’re faking a smile.
Life is hard. How do I make my whole body smile?
You know all about unconditional love: when you love someone no matter what. You can be really mad at her for something but you still love her. The same idea surrounds unconditional positivity. No matter what is happening around you, work on maintaining that positive focus. It’s not easy, especially when nothing seems to be going your way, but your attitude will help you climb out of that rut.
- Count your blessings. Think of all the things that are great in your life. Start with the fact that you are alive.
- Help someone else. Nothing else can uplift your spirits more than bringing joy to someone else. Find a way to volunteer your time to something that you are passionate about.
- Do an activity that you love. If it’s possible, stop whatever you are doing and take time to go surfing, or play guitar, or read a book. Whatever makes you smile, go do it.
- Talk to a mentor. It’s important to connect with mentors that have traveled the paths that you are on. Chances are, they have experienced the same speed bumps that you are hitting. They will have a good perspective of the other side to share with you.
- Reaffirm your goals. Take out your dream book or goal board or fantasy wall and bask in where you are headed. Know that you dreamed it up, so you have the power to make it happen. Before you put your book away, take action on the next step (even if it’s a baby step!) toward making one of those goals happen.
I hope to be one of the positive people with which you surround yourself. Tell me how I can help you achieve your dreams. Leave a comment in the box below.
In this video, Joshua Bevan learns the subtle but important difference between motivation and inspiration. This distinction will help when staying focused on goals.
Let me know what your dreams are. And how I can help. Leave a comment below
Motivation vs. Inspiration
Hey, Joshua Bevan here, learning how to earn all I can, save all I can, so I can give all I can. Listen, I got a message the other day telling me that my videos are very motivational. First of all, Thank you. I appreciate the compliment.
Here’s where I’m going to get a little nitpicky on word choice:
I don’t believe there is such a thing as a motivational speaker. I think that the best he can hope to be is inspirational. A leader can try to inspire you to do your best, but the motivation to actually put in the footwork to learn and grow and accomplish comes from within yourself. It comes from YOUR goals.
“I’m very self-motivated,” Alyssa Fumarolo states. “I want to do my best and I also want to help people. I can combine that, and that’s my motivation right there.”
“I just feel like I’m on a journey with God right now. I mean, he’s going to guide me,” says Trevor Ball while he strums his guitar.
Anissa Medina says without hesitation that she finds inspiration in music. “Straight-up, music!”
“It’s amazing to look around you, to see the sun, to enjoy the breeze, and to look at human nature: all the differences we have, all the variations and multiple challenges that come our way. We still live and enjoy this life,” Sam reflects.
You get the idea. Yeah it’s semantics, yeah it’s a blurred line, but the point is that training and education and seminars are great – don’t get me wrong. I love personal growth! Just don’t forget that it only takes you part of the way there.
You have to put in the work if you have a dream. You CAN achieve it. I know you can.
Now find the motivation within yourself to make it happen. And tell me how I can help! Leave a comment in the box below. I’ll see you later. Have more fun!
Look at any successful person that you know. Chances are, he is not sitting still. He is driving from one office to another, running from one lunch meeting to the next, checking in on one factory or the other. Even if he is only taking phone calls, he’s pacing the hallway the whole time. Successful people move. And most of them move quickly.
Now, from an outside perspective, this motion may seem random. It may look like he is all over the map. But highly successful individuals possess a rather sharp focus. While they may appear random, every move is highly calculated to bring him closer to his goals.
How Do I Obtain the Success I’m After?
“This is good news,” you say, “because I’m always fidgeting. That means I’m on my way to success!” Maybe. There are a few key steps to make sure that you get there.
- Know Where You Are Headed. In order to achieve anything, you must first know what it is. Sit down and plan out your goals on a regular basis.
- Take Action. Always stay light on your feet. Newton’s First Law applies to everything: if you are always in motion, it’s easier to stay in motion. Then, direct that motion towards your goals.
- Move Closer Every Day. Make it a point to move a little closer to your goal every day. Know what the next step is and take it. If you can’t take a full step, take half a step.
The trick is to do the same tasks that a highly successful person in your field does, every day. If you need help figuring out who you want to be, leave some comments. I’ll be glad to help.
If you need a swift kick in the pants to get it moving, tell us about that also. We’ll all be happy to oblige.
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When airline passengers board a flight, an attendant will describe the emergency procedures. She will remind us: “In the event of an emergency, be sure to secure your own oxygen mask before helping others.” I’ve heard these instructions used metaphorically many times, and I mostly agree with the descriptions I’ve heard. In this article, I’d like to carry it further and discuss what’s missing.
On the plane, the number one priority is to make sure that we can breathe properly. Otherwise, we may pass out while trying to help our fellow passengers secure their masks, and everyone will suffer. Similarly, in life, we need to make sure our own business and personal lives aren’t going to suffer when we take the time to help a friend with his crisis. That’s a valid metaphor. We do need to follow it because the equivalent to passing out in the airplane is a failed business or a disastrous personal life.
The part I take exception to is that this is not the case only during emergency situations. In other words, we all need to help each other, always. Most of us can remember to help during times of crisis or in an emergency. For example, when there is a large natural disaster in the world, it is immediately followed by an outpouring of support from people and organizations. Or, we all remember to help a friend who is going through a divorce, or whose wife has health problems. What we forget is that we are supposed to help each other, always, during good times and bad.
I believe that the best way to get what you need is to ask for it. However, you must also remember to ask others what they need for bigger success. More than likely, the huge need that was hindering your friend’s forward momentum is no big deal for you to provide: maybe it’s a vendor referral, or a new client introduction. Assistance that may cost you only a little time and effort will help him see huge progress. As everyone makes these small gestures the rule instead of the exception, we all become more successful.
If the plane loses cabin pressure we need to make sure that children and the elderly can put on their masks. But we also need to hold the terminal door for the man with full hands and help the lady put her carry-on in the overhead compartment. We all need to strive for success (however that looks to each of us) and the best way to make that happen is by helping those around us achieve their goals.
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While building his businesses from the ground up, Joshua Bevan sought out some of the best mentorship. He has learned that the path to success is difficult and simple at the same time. Joshua has committed his life to learning how to, “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” Through videos, blogs and speaking events, he will pass that knowledge forward.