As we roll ever faster into June, the midway point in the year, it’s natural to look back on the first five months and wonder where the heck they went. This is a good place to stop and assess what you’ve accomplished thus far, how far on or off track you’ve gotten from the goals you set at the beginning of the year, and what steps you need to take next.

As we roll ever faster into June, the midway point in the year, it’s natural to look back on the first five months and wonder where the heck they went.

This is a good place to stop and assess what you’ve accomplished thus far, how far on or off track you’ve gotten from the goals you set at the beginning of the year, and what steps you need to take next.

If you aren’t as far along in the trail as you’d like to be, there might be a reason… or five. One might be that you’re letting personal crisis and challenges hold you back.

I’m here to remind you that you are not alone. I’m also going to nudge you to go back and listen to a few key Cash Flow Diary podcast interviews that will inspire you.

Cashflow Diary Podcast – Listen Now

But first… let me ask you this:

Are you drumming up reasons why you haven’t taken action yet?

(Hey, you’re human. We can be our own worst enemy.) About that I have one thing to say…

Don’t let internal CHAOS stop you!

I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again… nothing stops you from success except you. While there may be external factors at play, you cannot use them as excuses for not moving forward.

You may have kids whom you have to drive to soccer practice, piano lessons and tutoring. Great. But that’s not a reason not to take action.

You may have personal financial issues that you’re working through. Okay. I get it. That’s called stress, but what better way to turn your financial picture around than by taking action and getting out there to work toward your goals?

You CAN overcome your challenges.

Not to come across as harsh, but I know people right now who are facing tremendous challenges in their lives and who have plenty of internal chaos who are still moving their needles forward.

One woman just landed a three-book deal with a publisher.

That in itself isn’t the amazing part. What is amazing is that she wrote all three books in less than a year while working full time as an emergency room nurse, taking classes to further her education AND raising five children without a whole lotta help.

More than one person I know well have quit their jobs in under a year after jumping into the pool of real estate investing. You’ve certainly read about Sep by now.


Sep and the other people achieved what the Cashflow board game teaches us we can do.

They replaced their income and surpassed their monthly expenses through real estate.

So why are these people reaching their goals?

  • They didn’t let the conditions of their lives stop them.
  • They didn’t overthink action steps.
  • They had faith that what they were doing would lead them to the better path.
  • They asked great questions and realized they could not reach their goals alone.
  • They found mentors to help guide them.
  • They moved through the four levels of learning and go on to guide others.
  • They learned to solve problems and not focus on the money.

Take some inspiration from other people’s stories.

We all know people who have overcome amazing challenges to grab onto their version of the brass ring. So why not talk to them and see how they got themselves through their struggles?

I did, and it sure helped me!

Over the past two years, I’ve been fortunate to get to talk to lots of individuals about how they overcame their challenges to reach success.

Not just in real estate either.

These amazing people have been guests on my podcast.

The one thing they all have in common is that they didn’t just have a little bit of trouble to get through.


They had a lot.

Here, for example, is my most recent interview with Willard Barth. He takes the cake in the overcoming personal challenges category!


And what about this next fella?

He overcame what can certainly be called extreme challenges to fulfill his destiny.

Dallas Diamond Page

And here’s one more example of someone who struggled, but for reasons she had to discover on her own over time.

Joan Sotkin Tells Us How Emotions Are Linked To Wealth

So what’s holding YOU back?

  1. Is it all about you?
  2. Are you so focused on you, you, you and your challenges that you can’t see the forest for the trees?
  3. What if you looked at things a little differently?

As soon as you step outside yourself – and focus on the good things you have going for yourself – I bet you’ll find that you’re in a better position to move forward.

Maybe it’s fear…

Here’s a little secret. We ALL have fear. I have fear; every successful person has fears.

Here’s a YouTube video I put together on this subject:

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You know what makes them successful?

They do the work necessary to get where they want to go anyway… regardless of their fears!

Here’s something you’ll want to listen to about getting beyond your self-limiting fears:

Cashflow Diary Podcast Episode #9

You MUST change your mindset to reach your goals.

In my book I talk a lot about how our pain often needs to be great before we take even our first action step.

It was the same for me.

But once I started taking steps, I didn’t stop.

In fact, once you start moving and DOING, you’ll find that you can push your goals further out.

Take a look at these graphics. They explain it in short form:

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reality vs goal 2

reality vs goal 3

So what’s it gonna be?

I’m known for my Carefrontation™ approach, and it makes some folks uncomfortable… but it works.

The only way I know to get you to stop focusing inward and on your problems to start moving toward your goals is to get you to think outside yourself.

There are things you must do to accomplish this goal and it starts with shifting your mindset to the possibilities of becoming!

What that is happen to be totally up to you.

If it’s a real estate investor, let me help you get there.

When you are ready to take your next steps to becoming a problem-solving real estate investor, join our growing network of likeminded individuals.

They share your passion!

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The conversations you will have with them in our private Facebook page cannot be found elsewhere. It is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever witnessed.

The energy in this group is electric!

Head over to Cashflow Diary Training and give it a whirl. If you’re not a member already, you’re literally missing out on something pretty special.

If you are already involved in real estate investing, yet you’re having trouble raising private capital, head to this page and pick up your FREE Profit Analysis Quadrant™ tool.


Use it right away in your next investor meeting. All you need is a pen and the back of a napkin!

I hope you find some inspiration in all I’ve said and shared with you in this post.

Now… go out and conquer!

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