What a great time it is to be alive!! One of the secrets of happiness is the practice gratitude and I do this a couple times a week in my journal. One of the secrets of motivation is to have a purpose beyond just you.
I bring this up today because I received a rather nasty email from someone I know. He challenged the purpose of why I post what I do, saying it’s for self affirmation, states my humility is false, and are making assumptions about me.
As someone who has done a lot of self introspection and studied human psychology, I have learnt a few things. Among them is we are all human, we are all flawed, there is no such thing as normal. I am no different, I knowingly admit I am crazy in many ways. Just this morning I signed up for a martial arts tournament to fight other adult men. I am scared, scared of losing, scared of being embarrassed. I have been choked unconscious before in competition in front of my teammates and coaches. I am crazy. I do chase excitement. I am not normal.
Many things we all do is about our nature, we as humans enjoy challenges, we’re territorial, we have egos, we all seek approval and want to be loved. So no judgement here if anyone wants to publicly share their wins and successes, I personally welcome it. By witness others successes, that motivates me to be successful with you. If you remember the story about the 4 minute mile. A running race to complete a mile, 1600m in under 4 minutes was first done by Roger Bannister in 1954. How long have humans been racing for? FYI the first Olympics was in the 600’s BC. Two months after Roger Bannister’s record feat, he did it again, a sub four minute along with Australian John Landy. Once John Landy knew it was possible to run sub four, he believed in himself and made it reality.
This is the same reason I’ll continue to share my journey to freedom 45. My success was not overnight nor without sacrifice. I have more grey hair than my dad and scars on my face from Shingles exactly seven years ago due to stress. I want to be a living case study of what is possible and the rewards that come so you the listener or friend or client (not mutually exclusive) may believe in yourself to do the same.
For the same reason I belong to a mastermind with Michelle Gauthier, Susan White, Ryan Carr, Aaron Moore - our guest this week, Luke Wywrot, Tasha Monaghan and Sarah Coupland to hear others successes to motivate me and to them the same.
If anyone is interested, I’ll share more about what drives me in hopes YOU may be more motivated to make 2019 your best. Because to answer my hater, I’m not at peace with myself at 3am, my mind gets on a hamster wheel when I wake up in the middle of the night how I can do more, be more. That is who I am and how I arrived to where I am today and take me to places including a multi million dollar charitable foundation for my charity the Hamilton Basket Brigade to ensure hundreds of families will receive the best Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas ever for decades long after I’m gone.
If people want to hate me for chasing my goals then go ahead. Because a good life for my kids, grandkids and giving underprivileged families their best Christmas ever mean a hell of a lot more to me than one person’s feelings.
If you’d like to spend more time with fellow world changers and investors, save the date for my networking meeting Wednesday evening on January 23rd. We are still working on a venue but to get on the invite list go to www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting and register to get on the invite list.
Our guest speakers Charles Wah and Andy Tran will be sharing the how tos on small in-fill real estate developments as they are building two houses from scratch that will each be a duplex. This is the ideal starter development investment for folks as the land came included with the initial investment that already cash flows thus reducing the risks. Most of my mastermind will be in attendance as well in cash you want to meet someone who’s transacted on 70 properties or buys 12-24 properties per year or is building a 30 storey condo building or owns/manages over 200 apartment doors and of course, this week’s guest Aaron Moore.
Again that’s www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting to get on the invite list.
Americans call him the “Canadian Investor” as Aaron embodies the Canadian stereotypes as he both helps and invests. Aaron is a past winner of REIN’s Leslie Cuff Player of the Year award, that’s the big award only given to investor each year. He’s won renovator of the year as well.
Aaron left his corporate job in the early 2000’s to make investing a full time gig. He’s also one of the best I’ve seen at incorporating online, paid traffic strategies to source off market properties and he’s been a big help in me getting started as well.
I give you Aaron Moore.