Take Ownership of Your Life with Matt Motil

Uncategorized Dec 04, 2019
 

During this episode of the Sam’s On Fire Podcast, host Sam Livingston, business coach and realtor, speaks with Matt Motil. Matt is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and host of the  Cash Flow King podcast. He has worked with hundreds of investors and shares some great advice on entrepreneurship. This one is a must-listen for business owners at any level. Click here to listen to whole episode. 

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REI Roundtable Podcast Appearance

Uncategorized Dec 03, 2019
 

 What happens when an unlicensed real estate investor and a by-the-books agent come face-to-face to talk shop? Check out my appearance on the REI Roundtable Podcast hosted by Rob “The House Guy” Gillespie to find out. You can find more from REI Roundtable at https://reiroundtablepodcast.com/category/podcast/

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Investor/Property Manager... Is It Right For You?

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2019
 

During the first episode of the Sam’s On Fire podcast, host Sam Livingston, business coach, and realtor, talks to James Wise, co-owner of Holton-Wise Real Estate. Wise shares how he found the right niche for his business when he followed his interest in real estate investments. With a candid approach, Wise tells realtors to embrace what they’re passionate about and then market aggressively. He shares about his non-traditional approach to real estate marketing and reminds realtors to fully commit to what resonates with them. 

Listen to the full episode on https://samsonfire.podbean.com/e/episode-01-commit-to-your-niche-with-james-wise/  

 

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WHY YOUR THOUGHTS MATTER: Manifesting Our Own Destiny

The older I get the more I realize how amazing we are as humans.
 
Our brains are incredibly complex. At any given moment, our five senses are picking up millions of bits of data. Somehow, to prevent us from short circuiting, we can sift through all this data at any given time. We have to organize and prioritize that information without regard to the useless information that could be processed.
 
Think of all the peripheral noises and smells and visions that are happening right around you. We don’t notice any of them unless we focus on them or have a need to respond to them. Meditation teaches this when you concentrate on any given subject. Our eyes are able to see so many things at one given time but our brain shuts out all but the conscious focus.
 
The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is a bundle of nerves at our brainstem that filters out unnecessary information so we can process the important data. The RAS is the reason you purchase a new car and then...
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PLANNING: The Partnership Between The Conscious and Subconscious

Uncategorized Feb 28, 2019
#Planning is a funny thing. It is happening every conscious moment for us whether we recognize it or not. There are more than 1 million pieces of data that our brain can detect at any given time through one of our senses. I talked about the Reticular Activating System in a previous blog and how it filters through all of this information. This allows us to focus on the limited data that is significant to what we are focusing on.
 
This has a lot to do with our #subconscious. Planning to eat. Planning to get up. Planning to go to an appointment. Whatever our day has in store for us, the mind is in a perpetual state of preparing, whether we actively engage or not. How we convert this subconscious planning into activity is where we win our day. Physical planning comes into play when we use our calendars and lists to accommodate and determine our schedules. Our subconscious will assist by sending impulses to sync with what we have planned. When you can both plan your schedule and...
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When Subtraction equals addition.

Traditional Beliefs About Subtraction
 
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned over the past few years has been the art of #subtraction. For whatever reason, many of us believe that subtracting things from our lives has a negative connotation, that we are giving something valuable up. Sometimes that’s exactly the intention.
 
In the case of Lent for many Christian faiths, the believer commits to self denial of specific luxuries for 40 day to replicate the 40 day fasting sacrifice by Jesus Christ's journey into the desert. During Ramadan, Muslims practice fasting during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad.
 
I am aware of other faiths that have similar practices in sacrifice by subtraction. These two are examples simply two that I have experience with and are indicative of sacrifice in the form of the removal of a daily luxury. Both faiths are rewarded after successful practice is...
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Goals

I struggled with a cool title for this. Something eye catching. Alas, I came up with nothing specific and ran with just the simplicity of the word. There are so many directions to go with this subject. Mapping, setting, designing, planning, creating and whatever else you want to label it. It doesn’t matter what you call it, most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ideology but are down right laughable at implementation. Resolutions get recycled every New Year and the gyms are empty by mid February.
 
Most of us have good intentions with our goal setting. Someone once told me that the road to hell is paved in those. My grandfather was an Irish immigrant who came to Kentucky as a young boy. He possessed a fourth grade education formally and suffered from polio as a child. He was also one of the wisest guys I knew. I once told him that I had meant to do something but never got further than the intention. He told me to go down to the store and ask what I could purchase with...
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Nay They Say?

We all have the #naysayers all around us. I used to get really pissed when people who would say no, it can’t be done, you can’t accomplish that. Now, one of two things happen and both are completely within my control. I either let it fuel me or I think about the #motivation that drives that thought process for the naysayer. On occasion, it comes from genuine concern for my well being and it is important that I identify that so I can remove any begrudging feelings. More often though it comes from that individual’s own fear to act or even jealousy of what they know you will accomplish. Either way, you have to continue your journey without allowing someone else’s hang-ups and objections to impede your progress.
 
I’ve mentioned before that I had a very rough life growing up. We were extremely poor and my parents were beyond abusive. We didn’t fit in at school and there was really no sanctuary from the constant bullying at school or at home....
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Victim? Rarely

I recently heard that in life you are either a victim or victor. Before you chastise me, I am fully aware that things happen to all of us unexpectedly. Some truly horrific things happen to us and this is not what I am referencing here. I’m referring solely to a mindset. We’ve all met that person that is a perpetual victim. Nothing is their fault and the world is against them.
 
This #victimmentality is subtle and yet is undeniably futile and disastrous. The victim mindset is void of culpability and responsibility for our circumstances and conditions. I’ve been in some really bad spots in life and I’ve come to realize, that each crummy circumstance I found myself in-I chauffeured myself. Not once was I forced. On occasion we can all make bad decisions regardless of our intent but it is how we react and rebound that defines our character. Those who blame others for the lack of success will not grow or succeed on a large scale in comparison to those who...
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