Are You Making This Terrible Wealth Focus Mistake?

I was reading a book over the weekend about various kinds of real estate investment strategies that people are using to create wealth. It was sort of an eagle-eye view of the investing landscape and an attempt to compare strategies to find the best wealth vehicle. It definitely had a “He who dies with the most money – WINS” flavour about it. So let me ask you what you think… Would you rather spend 5 years going crazy, leveraging to the max and churning through …

Essential YOU test: Should you really be rich?

I got a call from a friend the other day. Apparently he got pulled over late one evening. The cop asked him: “You drinking?: And he replied “You buying?” After they both finished laughing and laughing, my mate called me and asked if he could borrow bail money. …Nah that didn’t really happen… Just thought it was funny. And I didn’t make it about me (which would have been funnier) because no-one would believe that I didn’t have enough to cover my own bail. That’s …

How to buy commercial properties that aren’t for sale

  Every movie that includes a big business, a wealthy tycoon or a bloodless tyrant will tell you that everyone has a price. To a point, I do believe that’s true. I had a movie star get shown around my property a while back by an agent… And even though I knew I didn’t want to sell… …I also knew (If I’m being completely honest with myself) that were the offer good enough I’d have considered it. Thankfully his offer was nowhere near that invisible …

Busting The Commercial Property Affordability Myth

I’m walking down the road and I look into a store window and see something that I really like the look of. I know that these things are expensive… like… REALLY expensive. Probably out of my price range… Do I… a) Go in and find out how much it is (knowing that I’m going to be probably a bit disappointed? b) Walk on, go about my business and do something practical with my time? What would you do? Ok, It’s kind of a trick question. …

How to SWOT your next commercial investment

Everyone thinks that Byron bay is some idyllic paradise. I saw a funny thing the other day where a young lady from overseas was in Byron on holiday and she bumped into Chris Hemsworth just hanging out with his shirt off… …As you do. She was blown away that we have free range Hemsworths just roaming around. That’s the thing with Byron. On the one hand it’s a hippy/surfer community filled with transient travellers. On the other hand it’s becoming a bit of a millionaires …

Warren Buffets Two List Strategy For Massive Productivity

If you’re going to take wealth advice from anyone… (other than me of course), Warren Buffet is probably the next best person to go to. After all, he’s probably the most successful investor of all time and is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest people alive with an estimated worth of $76.8 Billion. Obviously, he’s MUCH wealthier than me but he can’t surf to save his life, eats McDonald’s for breakfast and works all the time (even Saturdays!)… I know I didn’t spend the …

What Little Kids Can Teach You About Commercial Investing

When we are kids we’re taught to colour inside the lines. When we hit school we’re taught to follow the rules – and the older we get the more rules they impose. When we learn to drive we are taught to drive inside the lines and follow the rules. At high school and University there is a strong push to study hard and get a good job so you can live life according to society’s rules… work hard… pay taxes… get married.. have kids… buy …

100 Years and no regrets? Really? How?

The other day I was watching this video that was a group of 3 centenarians talking about their regrets. That’s a lot of time to look back at the epic journey of a life and consider your regrets… You can cram lot of regrets into a life. You can also cram a lot of genuine wins into a life. The great thing was that these 3 100+ year olds had got to a point where they didn’t really have much in the way of regrets. …

How to get the best commercial deals

There’s an old saying that if you want to get something done you need to give it to a body person. It’s a counter intuitive thing but I completely get it. Busy people are busy because they are getting things done. People who aren’t busy are generally wasting time. Just to be clear, even though I often tell stories of how I go for a surf every morning and hang out with friends afterwards… Don’t let that fool you into thinking that I’m just sitting …

How to have more energy and get more done in a year.

I’m writing this from the deck of a boat, somewhere off the coast of Greece. This is me the other day swimming over to Jackie-O’s beach hut on Skorpios island. Taking some time out each year as I do gives me time to think about how I want to spend my days in the coming 11 months before I go on holidays again. Obviously, I spend time considering what I want to achieve this year. I set some goals around that. But I also spend …