Sitting on a kayak on the ocean with a fishing rod in my hand sparked some thinking! I’ve never enjoyed fishing nor felt compelled to do it. So what was I doing with that rod then, you may well ask!
We have had such great weather here in Perth that has allowed us to enjoy flat seas and lots of sunshine over the past week. I really enjoy being out there, getting a bit of exercise, relaxing, and my 15-year-old son just loves fishing. As I sat out there, it was easy to ask him to pass me a rod so I could also have a go.
Before you assume that I do everything relating to fishing, I’ll tell you how it works: he does the bating up, or putting on of the hooks, I cast and reel in, and he takes the fish off and does whatever is necessary to prepare it for the pan! He gets to have me drive him there, and a fellow paddler, I enjoy it too!
Here’s the lesson: It’s very to do what others are doing, when you’re in their environment. It was easy to start fishing with Dylan because we were out there, he was doing it, I wasn’t doing much – so I may as well give it a go. It was easy to start as he had all the equipment and could demonstrate how to use it. I didn’t have to start from scratch, I could benefit from his preparation and experience.
This is how it works with most things. I’d like to think only of positive examples like how Susan X started buying property because some of her friends were buying. Or how I started thinking about publishing a book because many of my colleages were publishing their second or third books.
Following the crowd is natural, it’s human instinct. I’ve never considered myself a crowd-follower, and you probably haven’t either. Perhaps you’ve always led the crowd? Either way, you can decide which crowd you follow. You can decide who you want to spend time with and which ‘crowd’ you want around you. Whether you are a follower or a leader, you will be influenced by your friends or those you spend time with.
If you want to increase your cashflow, then get around others who have increased their cashflow. If you want to get into property, surround yourself with successful property investors. If you want a happy relationship, spend time with friends who are in happy relationships. It’s really simple.
That’s exactly what I did when I wanted to buy investment properties – I found others who were investing. You can learn so much from others who have walked the path before you.
If you’re in Perth, come and meet others who are investing in property in the USA – with positive cash flow. For more information visit http://learn.investinusarealestate.com.au/. (Use the discount code EARLYBIRD to get $100 off the ticket price of this Thursday’s presentation).
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You can choose what environment you want to be part of. Decide what you want then create that environment or find others who are already in that environment!
Enjoy your week, and remember that every day is Chooseday!
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