In This Issue
Rob’s World: Do You Network with Other Action Takers?
Feature Article: The Maverick Multiplier (Trademarked!)
Critical Reads: Trump Buys Trophy Real Estate At Bottom of Market
The Funnies: Different Ways of Looking At Things
This week’s newsletter will be slightly different than normal, because I’m including a weekly planning tool that I love. I’ve been using this tool for a long-time and it helps me to keep focused on the most important tasks. You can download it below in the “Feature Article” section.
This week I’ll be traveling to sunny California for a high-level mastermind meeting. I’m pretty excited, because I always build new relationships with amazing entrepreneurs at meetings like this one. I also come home with new ideas to implement, and dozens of new lead generation and conversion strategies, too! The best part is learning from people who run businesses in other industries.
I hope you’re taking time to network with other action takers! It really can transform how you see and think about your business.
By the way, I used my airline reward miles earned from the Travel Hacking Cartel to fly first-class for free! If you’re interested in earning hundreds of thousands of reward miles, you should check it out at this link!
The Maverick Multiplier (Trademarked)
Above I mentioned how I’ve met some amazing people by participating in mastermind meetings. Well, one of these amazing people is Yanik Silver and you should check out his blog at: http://www.internetlifestyle.com/blog/ I pay attention to everything Yanik writes. He knows what he is talking about. Make sure you take some time and read through his blog. You’ll find some great stuff!
Over the years, Yanik has developed a simple way to manage time. His process is called the “Maverick Multiplier” and he has given me permission to share this process with you. You can download his Maverick Multiplier right now at this link:
The Maverick Multiplier (PDF)
Here’s a snapshot of his Maverick Multiplier:
It might be hard to see from the picture, but his approach to time management focuses on four areas:
1. Paying attention to what went well in your life/business during the past week.
2. Focusing on your most profitable activities in your business.
3. Taking time to think about how you might be able to give more and help others.
4. Listing ideas on how have more fun in your business/life!
It really is the most well-rounded, simplified way to plan your week. I believe this is even more important for those of us in the real estate industry. We are bombarded with negative news on a daily basis and it’s hard to stay positive.
As you can probably tell, Yanik’s weekly planning tool helps you focus on what went and how you might leverage it going forward. We also tend to get distracted with low level activities. Not any more, because each week you’ll be forced to think about your “3 Make More Weekly Activities.”
Finally, Yanik is all about enjoying life and he has included this in his planning. We are typically good and planning our work “To Dos”, but horrible at planning fun activities.
Simply print out a stack of Maverick Multipliers and spend a few minutes going through one each week. I’ll bet you’ll watch your business become more profitable with each passing week. You’ll also have more fun and will give more back, too!
What could be better?
A big thanks to Yanik for allowing me to share this with you!
A 20% Pay Cut & How It MIght Change Your Life
Believe it or not, some people are asking to have their pay cut! The reason why is because they’re asking their employers for permission to work fewer hours. In this interesting article on Get Rich Slowly, Tim Stobbs recently wrote about his request to reduce his pay and take every Friday off. Turns out, it was one of the best decisions of his life. The idea behind this article is pretty BIG and it’s worth your time to read and consider with your job. I realize many of you don’t have full-time jobs; however, you might consider taking each Friday off too. Use this time to have fun, give back or spend time on a hobby you enjoy!
5 Creative Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill
Is your cell phone bill high? I’ll bet it is. Well, I have two different ways you might consider to reduce this bill. The first is a short article at this link, which highlights ideas you might use to get a lower monthly price with your existing provider.
The second way you might be able to reduce your cell phone bill is by using BillShrink.com. You can enter information about your current cell phone plan and they’ll help you find less expensive carriers.
Trump Buys Trophy Real Estate At The Bottom of the Market
In previous email newsletters, I’ve hinted how investors are finally starting to come to the table to buy properties. The reason why is because they now see tremendous value available in real estate. Believe it or not, Trump is seeing value in real estate right now, too. Curbed.com recently reported that Trump purchased the Kluge Estate Winery in Virginia out of foreclosure for $6.2 million. Last year, Bank of America purchased this property as part of the foreclosure proceeding for $15.26 million. You can read the short story and see photos of the winery at this link.
Different Ways of Looking at Things…
Two guys were discussing popular family trends on sex, marriage, and family values.
Bill said, “I didn’t sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?”
Larry replied, “I’m not sure, what was her maiden name?”
“Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,” the divorce court judge said, “and I’ve decided to give your wife $775 a week.”
“That’s very fair, Your Honor,” the husband said. “And every now and then, I’ll try to send her a few bucks myself.”
An old woman goes to the wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse she has been living with for the last 40 years.
The wizard says, “Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the curse on you.”
The old woman says without hesitation, “I now pronounce you man and wife.”
Two reasons why it’s so hard to solve a redneck murder:
1. The DNA all matches.
2. There are no dental records.
A blonde calls Delta Airlines and asks, “Can you tell me how long it’ll take to fly from San Francisco to New York City?”
The agent replies, “Just a minute.”
“Thank you,” the blonde says and hangs up.
A man is recovering from surgery when the surgical nurse appears and asks him how he is feeling.
“I’m O.K. But I didn’t like the four letter-words the doctor used in surgery,” he answered.
“What did he say?” asks the nurse.