It’s Time to Embrace Change. (Last Day To Register is Today Aug 31st).

Do you know how to do proper research? This is something that a l lot of people struggled with in my class and this is something that has to be addressed.
 
Some people don’t know how to solve their marketing problems because they are doing what a guru told them to do and its still not working. What do you do when that happens? well for most, they quit!library-banner1
 
How about you? do you know how to actually research things and find out how things really operate in the real world Vs what someone teaches you just because they had success at it.
 
Take a mental note right now, most guru’s will show you what THEY have done, then they turn around a package it up and sell it to you. Now what if that method sucks for you and it just isn’t clicking? How do you go about finding solutions….you research.
 
I found that most people have no idea how to actually look for valuable information that is FREE. The internet is a powerful tool if you know how to use it to its full potential. In my class I am going to go very in depth into a lot of things.
 
One of those things is Content Marketing and SEO. These topics scare the shit out of people so what ends up happening is that people would rather buy guru programs and be told that someone has a solution for you Vs you actually being a badass and figuring things out yourself because no matter how much money you are trying to make, you need to understand and how to research things better.download (1)
 
It sounds weird to tell adults behind the scenes that they don’t have any idea how to study, or do research and they are the first ones to go out and buy a shiny new program that promises to deliver your dreams to your door step.
 
That is not what we do in my class. You are going to have to prove to me that you can (Figure Things Out). I will not leave you hanging and expect you to do all these things without working with you side by side until you feel confident enough to go out and conquer whatever it is you have been assigned to do.
 
When I was 19, I had way too much energy and I had no direction. My mentor Glen sat me down and we figured out a way that was going to work for me so that I could learn from him and not get side tracked by my lack of discipline. I learned from him how to construct a way to live my life that made me productive in ways that I needed to be to see better results in my businesses.
 
We all are different, all of us have hidden talents that we don’t use. Some of you lack confidence and that is something that can be fixed. I’m not saying that change is easy, but most guru’s will not give you their phone number, or chat with you on Skype at 3am on a Thursday because they simply do not care…..I do!
 
I started Meet The Mentor with the idea in mind that I could work with people in the same way my mentor Glen worked with me and so far its going great! I expect people to put up walls, I expect people to be scared, but i also expect people to know that there comes a time in your life when you have to decide if today is going to be it.
 
Is today going to be the day you realize that it takes more than a program to make you better? you have to actually get over fears and actually get good at certain things like (Getting attention for your content).
 
You need to develop skills that matter, For example My Summer Class winner Kareena Heath had no sales experience in real estate when she signed up for this class. I do not teach real estate stuff all that much but I do know how to crush the telephone because I thrive in a cold calling atmosphere so when I chatted with Kareena about what to say, and how to say it, she started to see results and actually get appointments set. I had to tell her in private that her JV real estate partner sucked and she needed a new one who actually gave a shit about her and helping her in the right way. These are hard truths you will have to face in real life so ask yourself “How do you handle change

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Accountability Class Winner!….Kareena Heath (1st Real Estate Check in Hand)

 
Kareena listened to my advice and now has the perfect JV partner and that is how she was able to close her first deal, she did it by not putting up resistance to change and that is what some of you have to decide.
You can check in on Kareena and all her latest videos on her Kinship Real Estate Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKqVu4svaR90-8RXxM8z4hw
You can also follow her blog here: https://kinshiprealestate.wordpress.com/
 
I built this program in honor of my late mentor and what he gave me in life. I know how awsome it feels to have someone actually call you or chat with you when things are shitty and not going well. I will be doing this with all of you in the class. I hate failure, I seriously do and it really bothers me when people quit because it shows me that they are not ready to change their habits so you can expect zero change from those people because they just don’t have the “IT” factor when it comes to finally buckling down and doing the work.
 
With only 2 spots remaining in my class, I fully expect 2 more people to finally pull the trigger today and go for it. If you want to be in the Fall Class then reach out to me today and register because today is the final day for registration.

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Do You Judge People Too Soon? (Don’t Do That).

Anyone brand new building a business right now pay attention! When you tell people what your plans are, expect people to not believe in you and also look out for people who will attack you if you don’t show flashy things on the web such as a new car or new clothes or jewelry.
 
If you don’t post every single success you have, people will doubt that you are doing anything at all. Here is an example. I have a buddy who is making bank right now in real estate, he lives in a small one bedroom apartment in a crappy part of town and he drives a really beat up S-10 pickup. On the outside you see a guy who is struggling because he doesn’t have nice shit around him.images (5)
 
Do not be fooled by this. Once you get to a certain level in your business, you start dumping a lot of your money into things that are investments which means?……you don’t raise your standard of living just because you are now all of the sudden making better income. That is how people go broke in America. Some of the guys I work with who make very high incomes are the same guys without impressive shit.
 
They have all this money and they do the smart thing which is to reinvest before you buy toys. Some of these guys are just not into flashy things and for that, they have people talking about them behind their back thinking that those people are not doing well in life when in fact they are crushing life and just not acting in a way that you probably would.
 
I myself had some attackers recently and I love these people because I keep a lot of my victories quiet, I use to post checks and do selfies but no one cares about that crap so for me, I do what I know is best for me and that is to not drown myself in new debt with a new house or a new car just because I now have some income that would allow me to do that. Once I close a deal, I take the money and start reinvesting it. I save none of it and I keep very little for myself.
 
Keep your personal life expenses low until you have something that can pay for the upgrade for you. Have as much access to extra pocket money as you can for marketing and reinvesting. Don’t start upgrading your life just because other people expect you to. They are not paying your bills and overhead each month so tell them to piss off.judge-not
 
Never judge people by what they show you on the surface because behind closed doors they could be a superstar but have no motivation to boast their success to the world. I know many introvert business people, they make great money and no one ever has heard of them. It can happen, you don’t have to be world famous to make a living in any business. Just depends on how you operate and whats the most comfortable methods for you to exercise.

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How Do You Choose Which Training Programs You Sign Up For? (No More Fear).

I just read an article that talked about people being upset that they go to these HGTV seminars hosted by the TV shows people. Not sure what people expect when you go to one of those HGTV sponsored real estate events but you can fully expect to never meet the people who say they are hosting these type of seminars.
 
This is a prime example of why I created “Meet The Mentor” the way I did.
 
I know way too many people who buy guru programs and what would really be the icing on the cake for many people would be to actually speak to or meet the person behind the development of the training.fear-action-420x280
 
Before I do an Accountability Class, I meet with every person before they get started. I call them or video chat if I have to but I make sure I know who everyone is. This is what will seperate my classes from a lot of things that are out there.
 
Imagine if you had a question about something and instead of just hoping for some good answers from people on Facebook in group forums, wouldn’t it be nice to talk directly to the teacher/mentor instead?
 
I had a student in the summer class who called me 7 times about the exact same problem (Cold Calling). After the 5th call I asked “What are you doing“?……the person said “I’m scared”……so phone call #6 and #7 were directed in a way that changed this person’s level of fear so they could actually go out and do some action instead of being frozen with fear.dont-want-to-call
 
You do this by showing people more than one way to solve a problem and when you get to know someone for who they are and how they operate right now in real time. You can better understand something and then go out and have confidence doing it if you are comfortable in how it gets executed.
 
For Example – if you hate cold calling people……Why? Why do you hate it?, and how was cold calling first introduced to you? Chances are you were put in a situation where you didn’t know what to say and because of that you now hate talking to clients on the phone for business calls or sales calls. When you have a bad experience in something you pretty much hate it and want to avoid it but what if that one thing is what you need to get ahead in your business?
 
Later on today some of you are going to see a real life testimonial from one of my students who got her first real estate deal without spending money. She did it by cold calling and I can honestly say this, if your fear gets in the way of you taking action, then you haven’t been guided the right way and maybe its time you tried something different.
 
Not everyone can sign up for a course and then master all the lessons and then turn around and go make a boat load of money. It takes knowledge, skill, and a ton of confidence to make that happen and most people lack some confidence but never get taught how to build that up with mini victories daily.5-Ways-to-Get-Over-Your-fear-of-New-Business-Technology
 
I now have 4 spots left for my Fall Accountability Class. This class is not for people who just want to “TRY” something new. In this class you will find out what you are made of and your daily habits will be proof of what you can do.
 
If you want to learn more about the Accountability Class and what it could do for you, you can contact me directly on Facebook and we can go over somethings in detail before you decide to register. Registration ends on August 31st.

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My “Liar” Test Worked! (Read The Results)

I just got my first monthly statement from Amazon.com for my book and its shows 41 units sold in August. I sent out 217 Text messages and emails to people on the pre-order list for my book and only 41 have sold?
 
Pay close attention to my example folks because this was a test! I did this on purpose to test people’s “WORD“. I run an Accountability Class and this was a test for me to pass onto the students. I had 217 confirmed people tell me they will get the book once its out, almost 90% of them lied!stop-lying
 
This isn’t something you get mad at, this is something you need to expect from people out in the real world. trust me I am not worried about this because those people are not my target audience. I have lots of plans for promoting the book from doing podcasts to meeting with people and groups in person, I’ll get the book sold and in the hands of people who will benefit from it.3D_michaelopolski
 
Let’s recap…..I personally sent 217 texts/emails to people who said they wanted a copy of my book, these are Facebook contacts people….so if you ever create a product of any kind, always have multiple ways to get that out to the masses. If I depended on other people for my success, I would have hung myself by now, so don’t you rely on anyone either because people today are just not honest and they are flaky as hell so just know this ahead of time.
 
I will be speaking at hotel conference rooms soon and I will be setting up “Meet Ups” as well and be doing “Live” video presentations for MEET THE MENTOR.
 
I was planning on doing these presentations alone with just my camera but if people wanted to come join the presentation I would be interested to see who would show up for that. If no one shows interest then I will stick with my original idea and just do the presentation and record it for my Youtube Channel.
I wanted people to see my personal example in real time. It is August 24th and I write this blog today to let you all know that people are full of crap! The sooner you realize this the better off you are. I have a goal to sell 1000 units of my book (I’ll get that done). I haven’t even started my mini book tour yet. 58271849
Do not expect people to do anything that they say they will, always create back up plans to offset the losses you will see from people who can’t follow through on things in life.I wrote out all the ways I could possibly sell a book. I even asked other authors how they did it and I have a pretty big list so for me not getting my pre-order people to follow through was something  i expected in the back of my mind and take note of this…..these are people who texted me and said things like “I Can’t Wait” or “Looking forward to the book
Now imagine if I only depended on what people told me they were going to do? How far would I get to reaching my goal? Not very far I can tell you that. My book Embrace The Grind is about dealing with some hard truths in life and one of those hard truths is the fact that you have to deal with Liars in life and they will always be around so never rely on people’s word, only go by what they actually show you based on their actions and then you will know where you stand with them in terms of how they really think about you and your work.

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Do You Want To Be More Effective With Your Marketing? (Spend Less Money)

You want to know what’s dying and Google won’t tell you about?…..Websites….YUP, that main stay location we all have depended on for years is now no longer the best way to brand yourself or attract new business according to their data. You don’t even need a website anymore because ranking on google is not what you think it is but yet people are still plugging away trying to make old methods work for them.
 
If you are paying tons of money to try and be ranked on Google, then you fell into their trap because there is 2 ways now that you can build a brand online.face-of-seo
 
#1. Spend a ton of money each month on ads and rely on whatever results you get from that. (How much can you afford a month to spend just to compete?) What if you have limited funds to do this?
 
#2. You can drive traffic in several different ways to appeal to “active” users on the web in real time….but how do you even start that? (I’ll show you).
 
Did you know that in 2010 Google’s algorithm (Panda) was built to kill off any SEO and rankings from blogs?……but there is a way around it. Template based programs such as Investor carrot have tried to rebirth the blogging industry because they have a system that allows you to rank easy and it takes no work at all……YEAH RIGHT!
I personally know people who have made their Investor Carrot sites work for them but there was a catch. They were the only people in their area doing any type of marketing like this so they ranked pretty fast. Once competition moves in and you have more people in your area doing the same things as you are…..Who wins then?…Not You! because your ranking will be effected as soon as anyone starts using the same Keywords as you so how do you counter act that?SEO-has-changed
This is what people using Investor carrot are starting to figure out, they found out that this takes work actually to get ranked and stay ranked. I also know many people who have Investor carrot websites and they are not doing any business at all on them so whats going on here? Why is blogging being promoted so much even after Google said its not going to look at those for credible rankings anymore? I know people who rank on the first page of google and they are still not getting any deals done so no matter who you are, its not about being #1 on Google!
Can you still drive traffic with a blog? Yes you can but its limited unless you understand how to distribute your content to the right people and places and no one teaches that to you because most are not doing it themselves. Most Guru’s will only tell you about PAID forms of marketing, they will never teach you about content marketing because they themselves do not do it so why teach it?……well because its going to be the only thing that matters in the next few years so you might as well get good at it now!
 
Now that I have told you 2 really big secrets that most people don’t know about, do you want to know how to work around those problems and get people to notice you more anyway?seo-has-changed-forever-7-638
 
The issue is that people get way to caught up in their follower count and subscriber counts. That’s not what you should be aiming for. What you want is attention and it doesn’t have to be for a very long period of time either. The rules of SEO have changed completely. I sit back and I will watch other seminars and other peoples webinars to see what they are teaching.
 
Most people still think that back links are the way to go which is 100% false! Google killed of back linking a while ago and its impact on your ranking…..did you know that? Did you also know that you need actually engagement now to get ranked? that means you need comments and reviews for your content and you need people other than yourself passing along your content because that is seen as a favorable thing by Google and their people.
 
If a stranger or even a friend passes along your content, it shows Google that you have something of value worth passing on and so they take notice of that and monitor what it is you are getting attention on. This all ties into something called your “Affinity Score” which is your behind the scenes ranking according to Google.
 
Most all of them are not teaching the things that work right now, they are going off of old information and they only can sell those ideas to you because they themselves spend a ton of money on certain methods just to get a certain number that will convince people that it can work for them in the same way. Little do they tell you that they spend over $15k a month on google ad words and more but if they were smart they would know there is a much cheaper route that can bring you the same amount of traffic.
 
For me what I want is people who need answers to look me up. If some one has to sell their house and they are poking around online for answers, how do they find me out of all the people out there marketing for leads?seo-statistics
 
I just made some calls to home owners yesterday and one of those calls could be a deal and it came to me because someone read one of my blogs and thought it was compelling enough to call me. What you don’t know is that I put that blog in front of those people on purpose! Behind the scenes this is how I have been getting my wholesale deals for the last 2 years and no one is talking about this method because IT TAKES WORK!
 
Most people in real estate want to buy a program or system that does it all for you in terms of marketing for leads….sorry but those programs only can do so much because Google knows that you are using it so it becomes much harder to gain momentum in your business because you are simply relying on a program to bring you deals non stop. That method of (Set it and forget it) died years ago and I’m sure your Guru never told you huh?
 
You can still get leads from that tactic but not as many as you could 4-5 years ago when not many were doing the same method.
 
There is a lot more to this than just having a website or doing a blog everyday….a lot more! but I plan to show you all this stuff inside my Fall Accountability Class. The videos I will teach from will be private, they will not be for the general population (only students).
 
If you have a problem getting leads every month then this is a good class for you to be a part of. I don’t spend a ton of money on marketing because I understand how things work right now and you don’t have to open your wallet to get people’s attention online and its really too bad that most guru’s will not teach you this stuff because its based on effort and they don’t want to take the time to walk you through things when they themselves don’t know much about the new changes for Google.images (4)
 
You can target people directly with letters and postcards for your real estate business but that will only get you so far (as some of you have found out) so do you just keep throwing money at that method? or do you find ways to be more effective at reaching out to home owners or new clients? while still doing that?
 
The Fall Class is not for weak minded people who will use excuses as to why they can’t see any progress in their business, I had 4 people graduate from the Summer Class out of 15 and they were the only ones who never made excuses as to why they couldn’t do the work in the class each week.
 
Results come from consistency! and not from you trying to BUY your way to easier leads with Ad Words. Direct mail is a very low ROI and for those of you who are doing that method….what other methods are you relying on to offset your bad months of direct mailing people? SEO is not what you think it is anymore. It’s time to play the game by their new set of rules.
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Are You Stuck in “The Gap”?

If you pay close attention, most of the people who spend time posting meme’s on social media are not working like they should be on their goals. They have time to post inspirational stuff, but they don’t have time to pick up a phone and call a prospect or do any real work at all that would get them closer to their goals in life.
 
I had a student in my Accountability class this exact thing. They spent all day telling people that they were hungry for success and a grinder to the hard work, but they sat all day looking up the best possible meme’s to post because they wanted people to pay attention to them for what reason I have no idea.
 
Getting side tracked is no the fault of Social Media, its your fault. You choose to waste time vs being productive. There is a huge percentage of people who have these really bad habits of lying to themselves, for example.same-old-thinking
 
Go and see who has made a major announcement lately, this could be someone who wants to change careers, or lose weight, or whatever. Weeks later you will not see anything from that person anymore about their progress because it has died off and they are once again side tracked.
 
On the day of your life changing decision, you will tell the world that you are going to make some serious changes and you mean it. You start eating right, you start exercising and then after 5-6 days you stop and go right back to old habits of doing NOTHING and being BORED.
 
Look for this on your friends Facebook profiles. If anyone says “I’m Bored” it means they are off course and not doing anything to get better in life or at least better their position like they said they were going to do. I personally know people who are doing this right now and they get really mad at me when I ask them about this and why do you think they get mad? It’s because you are holding them to their “WORD“. If they meant what they said about getting in shape or making a career change then they would be actively working on that everyday until they win.

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You Are Stuck in The Gap!


 
People like to talk about what they would like to do in life, but not many do not follow through and it all happens because of disbelief. Today people lack confidence more than ever and it shows. You don’t see people overcoming fears anymore, instead you see them running from them.
 
I don’t know why people do this over and over, year after year and still convince themselves that change will actually happen because it won’t! You can tell a lot about where someone is going in life by how they speak and what they post on social media. If you see people say things like “I have nothing to do” or “I’m so bored” that should tell you to stay away from that person because they are literally stuck in life and have no drive to move on so instead of getting back to their goals and working on them……they would rather post on Social Media to get distracted for a while so they can have an excuse as to why they didn’t get around to working on the things they should have been.
 
Don’t fall into this trap in life. You are suffering each day from because you are stuck in (THE GAP) which means that you always want to start something in life but you never end up finishing it, if you suffer from this type of behavior pattern just realize that it can be fixed, you just need to have the right type of setting to learn from in order to stay on track and see results.

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Jump Over the Gap & Make New Progress!

 
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What The Hell is an Instagram Takeover? (Should You Be Doing it?)

OH Hell!..watch out world!..Gary Vaynerchuk just mentioned Instagram “TAKE OVERS” online today and now I fully expect some people to abuse it. I give it a month before that gets completely ruined by people and social media catches fire with people trying to latch onto influencers accounts.
Here is how it works…For example, if you’re a catering company and you have a friend that’s a wedding planner, you can show off your food styling on her account. All her potential clients (who you are probably also interested in your services) can see your work too. On the other side of that same coin, the people who follow her for her wedding planning tips get the added value of your expertise. You can read the article by Gary Vaynerchuk here: https://medium.com/@garyvee/the-value-of-instagram-story-takeovers-21c6b62c1593#.rksrhymda
I am going to sit back and wait to see how many people abuse the piss out of this and try to do affiliate marketing with people who they never talk to EVER! but because this is new and available they will latch onto people who have a bigger following than they do like magnets….or at least they will try! If this is the first you are hearing about this don’t freak out because its literally 2 weeks old and is just now picking up some momentum.instagram-takeover-2
Piggy backing off of people’s accounts is only half of it folks, you still need to be accessible to clients, and have what it is they are looking for. Having added exposure never hurts but make sure you are more than ready to handle additional business if it does happen to you from using this technique.

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