Where Do I Go Now? Asking for Answers
Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows that I am a Christian woman. My faith plays a big part in my life and always has. As an investor, I’m also here to tell you why it’s okay to become rich as well.
Universal Respect and Compassion
Are you engaging with the world in an optimal way? In other words, are you taking advantage of all the beauty, love and wonder in the world?
Try this: you can spot the people who lead their lives from a perspective of love and the ones that don’t. Who would you rather spend time with? A person who smiles, stops to chat to strangers, and helps people in need, or the kind of person who yells every cuss word under the sun if they get cut up in traffic?
Even if you don’t think so, people notice small changes in you depending on how you engage with the world.
Why is this?
Ever heard of the Law of Attraction? It basically says you are like a living magnet.
Whatever is in harmony with your dominant thoughts you get more of. Another way of saying it is you ‘reap what you sow’. If you approach life with thoughts of kindness, compassion, and love, then that is what will be reflected back to you. On the flip side, if you are negativity person, then you will receive more negativity in your life.
This effect is compounding. So, positivity attracts more positivity into your life and vice versa: “when it rains, it pours.”
Why It’s Okay to Become Rich
I’m all about getting you to embrace life’s possibilities in the here and now. Yes, my faith is very comforting but what we make of our lives is our responsibility alone. What’s more, there is no universally accepted meaning to life. Of course, there are certain values we should live by and a moral code to keep to but how do we decide where to go from there?
Nowadays, if you say one of your life goals is to become rich, Christians and non-Christians may question or judge that goal. This is partly because a common quote that is mentioned is ‘money is the root of all evil.’ People use this to justify not pursuing earning money to experience their best lives. The thing is, this is a misquote from the Bible. The full quote is
‘For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.’ (Timothy 6:10).
Take These Steps to Formulate Your Big Dreams
1. Don’t be afraid of dreaming big. Be afraid of not dreaming big enough!
Examples of dreams that mean business are:
- Making $100,000 a month in real estate
- Signing a contract for your own TV show
- Interviewing an A-list celebrity on your podcast
- Helping 1,000,000 people achieve their ideal lifestyle
I’ve gone from 0 to achieving two of the above goals (guess which ones) and am on my way to completing at least one more.
Nothing is off-limits.
The power of such big and bold dreams is that it is one way you can change your mindset. The usual run-of-the-mill goals won’t get you fired up. This isn’t a weekly plan, this is a trajectory for your life. Dreaming big puts your subconscious mind into a higher gear. Your body will think “Wow, we finally mean business, I better up my game.” You will be energized by the optimism of daring to dream big.
2. Don’t get overwhelmed. Success comes in small chunks.
So you now have your dream. Think of this as your destination. You still need to plan your journey.
If you just attack your giant goal without a plan of action, you will become disillusioned. You won’t know if you are getting closer to your destination. Start with making a long-term plan to reach your big dream. Then you need to divide it up
into smaller, manageable yearly chunks.
When you’ve done that, focus on what you need to achieve by the end of this year. Keep going with the chunking process, coming up with monthly goals. Figure out how each chunk contributes to your big goal. When this is complete, you can then start plotting your daily routine: the things you need to get done to stay on track.
I like to plan out my day the night before. I take a small pad and pen and list the things I need to get done. The next day, when I complete a task, I cross it off the list. This is why I recommend using pen and paper. The feeling of crossing tasks off in real tie is amazing. You can then use these small victories to keep you focused on the big picture.
3. Monitor your progress.
So you are a few months in, and you are hitting your weekly goals. In short, you are getting stuff done. But it doesn’t hurt to step back every so often and assess your progress. Maybe a part of your daily routine isn’t optimal, or you are spending hours per week doing something that you could automate or outsource. Things like this come to light when you track
The more progress you make towards your big dream, the better you will get at knowing what helps you and what doesn’t. If something is no longer helping you towards your goal, then think about removing it from your plan. Some of my clients have told me they saved months and possibly years of time by cutting out things that don’t help them progress.
4. Spend time with the right people.
You might have heard of the saying ‘you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If the people around you poke fun at your big dreams, then it might be time to update your network. Find other people with equally over-the-top dreams and network like crazy! Other people on the right path with exude positivity. This is the right environment for you and your dreams to grow.
When a group of like-minded people get together and help each other with their dreams, great things can happen!
5. Never stop taking action!
Getting started on something big is one of the most difficult things you can do, so once you start, don’t stop! Each successful small chunk towards your ultimate goal should strengthen your habit of success. Wanting something is not enough. You have to deserve what you want.
You need to take action. Don’t wait around for the perfect time. The perfect time is TODAY! Don’t wait for someone to do something for you. It is your responsibility alone to crush your dreams. Your dream should be life-defining and will take time, but if you keep taking action, you will reach it sooner or later.
About The Jackie Jackson
Jackie Jackson is a Real Estate Coach & Investor, helping investors at all levels create profits and increased cash flow through Tax Deeds & Tax Liens Real Estate Investing. Jackie is the CEO and founder of Tax Deed Genius, the #1 Step by Step National Tax Liens & Tax Deeds, Surplus Overages Training Course for New and Seasoned Real Estate Investors. Learn how to buy properties for pennies on the dollar at deep discounts from local county public auctions. Get the Surplus Overages Course here.