YOU are at the center of your investing universe. Everything you hope to achieve and acquire grows out of your attitude, knowledge and actions. So becoming the best possible you is the most important thing you can invest time, money and energy into!
In this episode we take a look at how to be successful in ALL areas of life…including real estate investing!
In the best possible studio for a successful edition of The Real Estate Guys™ radio show:
- Your best possible host, Robert Helms
- His impossible co-host, Russell Gray
- Our especially successful guest, Kyle Wilson
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Lessons From Kyle Wilson
It’s been said that success leaves clues. We agree!
Over the years, we’ve picked up some great insights from some of the many high achievers we’ve had the privilege to get to know over the years.
One of those great guys is Kyle Wilson.
Kyle was business partners with the late, great Jim Rohn for 18 years in their company, Jim Rohn International.
Jim Rohn was considered America’s foremost business philosophers. One of Jim’s many students is the world-renowned Tony Robbins (Unlimited Power, Personal Power, Get the Edge).
Along the way, Kyle founded Your Success Store, which distributed all kinds of personal development and success merchandise. He eventually sold that business to the same organization which owns Success Magazine.
Kyle also produced many fantastic live events. As long time listeners know, we’re HUGE believers in attending live events…for many reasons.
First, when you’re THERE, you’re totally immersed in the experience.
If you REALLY want a good idea to sink in, then you need to soak in it. Being there is the BEST way to be sure you’re not distracted by the thousand trivial “emergencies” which can rob you of that next big “Aha!”.
Also, when you’re in the same place as other people who are SERIOUS about their success…in whatever the subject matter…you’re likely to make a great connection.
We always say that you’re just one relationship away from a breakthrough in your business, investing or life.
Relationships are VERY important. Going to where great people are is such a shortcut for meeting the RIGHT people.
Change Your Life
Of course, in Kyle’s case, he had a front row seat.
In addition to Jim Rohn, Kyle worked closely with some legends of success including Brian Tracy, the late Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, Les Brown, Darren Hardy and MANY, MANY more.
When you hang around people…any people…you begin to pick up their attitudes, habits, beliefs…even their self-talk. It’s amazing. And scary.
If you spend too much time with a mediocre, negative, low achieving crowd…guess what? You’re success is impeded.
But if you spend time with high-performance, positive, driven people…you get pulled UP. You start to think and behave more like them.
Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisor for real estate Ken McElroy says the first step to improving your life and your business is to hang around better people.
And think about this…
If when you’re young, say 25 years old, you and your friends are all into music and funny videos. But you decide to invest just 30 minutes a day listening to audio books, TED talks, educational podcasts, etc.
If you get just ONE good idea per day more than your friends, by the end of a year, you have 365 more good ideas in your mind than your pals.
By the time you’re 35 years old (10 years later), you have 3,650 more good ideas. By 45, you have 7,300 more.
You get the idea. As Jim Rohn said, “The book you don’t read can’t help you.”
Education for Effective Action™
Take it a step further…
We all have 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and 52 weeks in a year. So the access to time isn’t the limiting factor for most people. It’s what they DO in the time they have.
We already talked about how just getting one good idea per day in your mind can create a HUGE chasm between you and those who can’t be bothered.
But ideas aren’t really all that powerful…UNLESS they’re acted on.
Most people have been exposed to great ideas, but they allow fear, insecurity, doubt or other limiting beliefs to delay or prevent taking action.
What if you were able to speed up how quickly you recover from a setback or how fast you implement a good idea…by just 10 minutes a day?
Once again, it’s math.
At the end of the year, you’re 3,650 minutes or 60 hours ahead.
In 10 years, you’re 600 hours, or (based on a 40 hour work week) 15 weeks ahead.
We know that doesn’t sound like much. But it’s MUCH bigger than that…for two reasons.
The Compound Effect
First, efforts compound. So when you’re 60 hours ahead at the end of a 2,000 hour work year, you’re 3% ahead of where you would have been if you’d acted just 10 minutes slower each day.
But when you’re building businesses and investment portfolios, the things you do early in life compound over decades. It’s how high-achievers accomplish so much. Over time, their efforts compound, and after a few years, they’re WAY ahead.
Darren Hardy talks about this in his best-selling book, The Compound Effect.
But there’s an even MORE important concept…
Have you ever missed a bus, train or plane by just a few minutes?
The delay is far more than just the few minutes by which you missed the vehicle. You’re delayed by the amount of time it takes for the next comparable vehicle to come back around.
In real estate investing, the “vehicle” is the deal.
It may take you weeks or months of searching to find a great deal. And when you do, you need to act quickly to secure it. Because if you don’t, someone else will.
If you miss that great deal by 10 minutes, it might be MONTHS before you find another one like it. Now, you’re WAY behind.
No wonder it’s been observed that rich people are decisive.
The same is true for strategic relationships. If you miss an opportunity to meet or connect with people who can bring your great ideas, opportunities or other strategic relationships, those people you don’t meet can’t help you.
Of course, in addition to learning how to take effective action faster, in order to attract great people into your life, you need to be the BEST possible you.
That’s what this episode is all about. So we hope you’ll decide to listen in as chat with our good friend Kyle Wilson about what he’s learned as a high achiever who hangs out with high achievers.
Then make plans to attend a LIVE event…where you can soak in some great ideas and meet up and coming superstars!
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