Cordell here with the very first podcast for small apartment investors and I’m going to do things differently. There are a lot of people on the hunt trying to find the same people, I shouldn’t say the same people but different people every time they do a podcast. It is always an interview, a Q&A which is good. I’ve learned a whole lot that way.
When it comes to multifamily Apartments a lot of the time these are syndicators that are talking to people about their business and how they do their business, I’m not knocking it. I’ve learned a lot through that. But my approach is different. I don’t want to be an indicator and I don’t want to invest in a syndication. My goal is to hold small apartments and my goal is to find people who speak the same language as I do. That has the same goals as I do.
My thing is I’m going to introduce four different people and I have the same people talk so once a month I’m going to have a CPA once a month my real estate attorney once a month will have a property management company and once you might want to have a mortgage broker that talks about buying a managing small apartments.
First I want to talk about mindset self improvement and it is very important that you and I develop those skills and so everything starts to self improvement mindset and I have this Mantra that I always preach mindset + skill set + performance = results.
On my website small apartment investors.com I have a free report that took a lot of work to make. It’s called have your family living expenses covered by small apartments you own.
So this very first video recording I have decided to talk about complaining. When you or I or someone you come across, complains. Now when it comes to complaining about events and your life you complain and you don’t put forth any action you will make no progress. The thing is you want to say don’t blame it own it. Until you accept responsibility and take charge of your life nothing is going to change. A lot of people like to have this, become this type of person, have good qualities, look a certain way and although they may know what they have to do to achieve certain goals they have the excusitis syndrome. They say someday, I’ll someday get this someday, the truth is the road someday, will lead to the town of nowhere.
Of course, responding differently means you must give up blaming the event itself. At times when something doesn’t work, we blame what happened rather than our reaction to it.
When you don’t take responsibility and make excuses, you:
Once you begin responding decisively to signals and events as they occur, life becomes much easier. The feelings of hopelessness and lack of control go away. You start seeing differently. No longer do you say to yourself:
“I feel like a victim.” “I feel used.”
“Only bad things happen to me.”
Rather now you say:
“I feel better.” “I’m in control.”
“I can make things happen.”
You need to accept the fact that you are the one who has created the way things are. You took the actions, you thought the thoughts, you created the feelings and you made the choices that got you to where you are now.
YOU ALONE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE, WHETHER YOU ACTIVELY CREATE IT OR PASSIVELY ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN OR CONTINUE.
What are your favorite excuses for not making the changes you know are necessary if you want to achieve your goals? The starting point of personal liberation is for you to accept complete responsibility for who you are and for everything that you become. You can never give responsibility away. The only thing that you can giveaway is control.
so what are you going to do once again check out small of her you bastard, and I’ll come back later some more videos okay y’all go get it
Hey. What’s up y’all? Cordell Davenport here again, small apartment investors.com. This is the second video podcast that I’ve done as I said. I’m gonna continue to roll these out by clockwork, that’s the game plan. Go to the website small apartment investors.com. I have a free report for you it’s called have your family live in expenses covered by small apartment to your own.
It’s about 38 pages a full with a lot of data. I went to the lab big time to come together to bring that document together, so check it out, you can learn some things. And I always say mindset let’s scale set plus performance equals results. I’m going to focus on mindset these first several videos that I’m doing or recordings.
And then when it comes to the skillset, that’s why I’m going to introduce the team that I have of the property manager attorney CPA and mortgage broker commercial at that so that you all can learn. I can learn. I’m selfish to be honest, not just selfish but you know when I’m doing these things and as I learned in a I want to know what to do as well, so as I’m learning as I talk to these.
Four individuals like I said before this is going to be a merry-go-round. I’m not going to deviate and trying to talk to other people every week trying to be on the hustle on a grind trying to find somebody to talk to that’s not what I want. So. What I’m going to talk about in this recording is thoughts in the past I listen to.
Probably 50 different audiobook recordings. And they have a common theme. And the number one thing that really stands out is thoughts is how a person controls their thoughts. And that’s what I’d like. I said, I’m going to talk about in this recording. Now there are things that you can control.
Really. Number one is thoughts. To his actions three is the disciplines that you have then the fourth one is friends. Now the acceptance of responsibility is not optional. The words I am responsible are perhaps the most powerful words in any language to short circuit negative emotions and gain focus your job is to accept responsibility, even if you are only responsible for how you respond to the events that come your way in life, you can only claim your surprise once and after that you’re unprepared.
Whether you just differences between successful people and those wish they were successful is how they respond to opportunities in life successful people make better choices and they practice self-discipline while unsuccessful people don’t success comes in many shapes now, my definition is to go from. Knowing your goals and you accomplish your goals.
That can be wealth health spirituality fitness, whatever it is. That’s what it is, it’s to know what you’re wanting to get that’s what success is in my book, so you have to write your future what you want. Now most likely sometimes. You try to live your life. But you’re missing something.
And that missing something is really self-improvement. And practicing habits to get better you may lack vision you may waste a lot of energy without getting really where you want to go because you don’t know where to go you can’t hit a target you can’t see thus, you don’t reach your goals because you like vision you let confidence to keep you going through the hard times.
You may not bother to learn what what really is self-improvement. How can I get better? Tony Robbins says successfully is clues find them. Sometimes you may hang around around crowd wrong crowd we all heard the same birds are the same feather flock together how true is that well you hang around with your socialists are.
Can bring you up or they could be crabs in a bucket pull you down. Winners makes progress makes excuses don’t be stuck on the loser mindset, but making excuses have self-different discipline. To do anything is how you do everything. Discipline is what puts the gas in the tank. Discipline is the glue to keep you going it what it does it creates stain power.
And I don’t play sports anymore. Well actually I’m starting to learn how to play golf. I haven’t got on a course yet just been on the golf range trying to get my swing tight, but um, I used to play who basketball once a week. Grew up playing a high school in college, but those days are gone.
But I can tell you what? All the good players that I’ve known that I played with. Or against they had good self-discipline and all the great players have self-discipline not just ambassador ball, but it can be anything that a person wants to do. So hope this has helped. And I’ll see you back next one go to the website small apartment investors.com get that free report.
And I’ll holler at you soon. Go get it.
Hey. What’s up Cordell? Davenport here small apartment investors, once again. Go to the website small apartment investors.com get your free report, have your family living expenses covered by small apartments you own. And as I roll these videos out. I’m trying to disperse what I’ve learned from books from podcasts.
I’m a constant learner. And I always want to improve. And a lot of times I have ideas. I always have ideas, but I try to put those ideas out. And create something out of ideas because ideas are nothing without follow up in action. So here I am, this is the third recording of my video podcast recording.
And. As I mentioned when these beginning stages of these videos, it’s just gonna be me and I’m gonna only talk about self-improvement. I always say mindset plus skill set plus performance equals results now the skill set aspect is gonna come into play when I start showcasing my team of CTA attorney mortgage broker.
And property manager. And I’m gonna give them the floor and have them talk about a variety of different topics so that we all can learn what the with the goal of owning portfolio a small apartment. And so in this report being mindset is still the nucleus and I’m gonna continue to talk about thoughts no my thoughts are important and key.
Now. We all live our lives. And sometimes when we live our life we have to look at what is coming into our head. And sometimes we have to block it. And sometimes we have to purposely program thoughts in our head to make us endure something to help us push us through tough times to.
Entice us to do more. Now when it comes to thoughts. What are thoughts come from comes from the brain? A brain is always with us. But are you really putting your brain to best use?
What are you pumping in your head? Are you letting unconscious things go into your brain into your life it’s your work. Or are you using your brain proactively so it can serve you well. Then about a computer you punch a lot of buttons on the computer much this it does this app do this it does that app.
Now. You punch a different set it gives you different items different conclusions. And if you’re not getting what you want guess what you may be punching the wrong buttons. Maybe you have not installed the right buttons. It’s the formula. So you have to know what’s the right buttons to push what’s the wrong ones to push which ones to install which ones are like a virus.
So you have to analyze yourself do a self-audit. And when it comes to self-improvement it covers a lot of things in life from your family, your spouse your friends your money. Your your your relationship with the creator. Now for me my journey itself improving started 2006. Friend gave me some audio books and I devour them.
I mean devour them and from that it kind of started off a chain reaction of rotting things to help me improve myself. And it’s always now about constant never in being improvement. Now the goal is to make this really a part of your lifestyle. On how you do everything.
Now it when I say everything and anything really we think about diets diet is going to work. Because the person goes right back to how they used to do things they have to change their lifestyle. And I’m not saying because I’m like totally in shape. But at the same time I know what to do and I don’t do those certain things to.
So just as speaking of eating you are what you eat, you are what you think you’re always you put in your head. You are what you think about most of the time. Your thoughts make your character. Your life is parallel to the thoughts you have there are things we can control there are things we cannot control in any given situation we can control our thoughts decide our reaction tell ourselves who we are and how to respond.
So you need to direct your thoughts for what you want. Now. It’s up to you. Go get it.
Back at it. Cordell, Davenport, small apartment investors.com. Still on the journey talking about mindset. Go to the website small apartment investors.com pick up your free report, have your family live in expenses covered by small apartments you own so 38 page document. That has some gold in it. And. Once again mindset plus skill set plus performance equals results.
Going to focus on mindset later as I mentioned after I get through with these mindset I recording so I’m going to introduce. Professionals that talks about skillset. And now after you learned a mindset, hopefully not just for me, but you get it from a variety of people. I know I did.
You get that skill set under your belt not a performance up to you. I could pass you the ball but I can’t make you shoot. And I mentioned earlier about thoughts and how it’s so key. And it’s very true and I’m going to stick with thoughts of talking about thoughts.
And there are things that you need to consider about thoughts. And that is like how you think is how you act. And you can determine how you act sometimes by using self-talk. What do you say to yourself? So talk can be done out loud. Or it can be done silently.
And we talk to ourselves constantly. Throughout the day. Now there are types of successful self-taught them their self-delimitating self-talk. That’s the starting gate really to success is learning how you talk to yourself it’s how you explain events that happen in your life how you direct yourself what you tell the brain most it will accept that’s true.
Now no one’s in charge of your happiness except for you realize that all your habits are learned and that’s your past thoughts your past self-talk will influence your future some explanations we give ourselves our positive their empowering others, they give us anger, they feed our frustration at least a depression despair, but most people don’t stop and think about how they talk to themselves.
If you listen to yourself talk, you can then change that talk as necessary to help you change help you improve your behavior your results accomplish your goals. And form new beliefs if you need that self-talk is a song that’s burnt into your mind. Now you hit the play button when something happens and stored by paying attention to what’s going on in your head, you’ll be able to decide for the thoughts and then sing a new song that gives you different thoughts.
When you repeat a mistake. It’s time to mistake a decision. So when you say to yourself any of the following things. Of this negative type of self-talk, like I have to I should I need to I’m trying to keep what you really want. You have to change it. Change yourself talk.
I choose to I will. I must I am. That’s how. Self-taught. Now. That little book was not the book the little trained a little engine that could Google that story. Where he goes trying to go up the mountain. I think I think he’s talking to himself. So just be aware what you say to yourself.
As you live your life. In our those self-talk. Affirmations helping you or they hurt you. Now, go get it. See you later.
I’m back y’all. Cordell. Davenport, small apartment investors.com. Preaching mindset plus skill set plus performance equals results, check out the website, small apartment advances.com, get your free report, have your family live in expenses to be covered by a small apartment that you own. And as I mentioned and I continue to say.
Everything starts with mindset is a foundation of all personal growth and there is a weave that consists of thoughts goals self-discipline. Self-talk affirmations and about dress some of those previously. And in this one they talk about mindset, I’m going to continue to talk about thoughts, but also talk about affirmations and how they can help.
To help you accomplish your goals. And so when it comes to self-talk it changes thoughts, and as I mentioned to you all earlier that thoughts are things thoughts are very important. And thoughts change beliefs beliefs change attitudes added to the change at actions. And actions will change the future now if you want to break the cycle of negative thoughts you have to repeat the positive statements, these are called affirmations statements of the reality that you want to create as if it’s already true, although it hasn’t happened they can help you erase fears change attitudes focus on what you want for yourself make beliefs create focus, create confidence.
And to use affirmations you have to speak in the present tense and describe what you want as if it’s already accomplished let’s say that you’re afraid of heights and don’t want to be afraid so make an affirmation. I’m enjoying being high up. I love these views although you may not feel that way you can trick yourself into believing the commands that you give yourself and acting as if it’s true.
Now when you hold yourself back. Aren’t you acting as if you believe your fears to be true over time the affirmations you tell yourself will become just as powerful as the old negative statements now to reiterate these positive statements should be in the present tense as though they have already happened they’ve already been accomplished but using affirmations say what you want not what you don’t want don’t say.
All right. I will not lose my temper say I am relaxed calm impatient don’t say I won’t break my diet say I prefer nutritious foods, don’t say I’m getting fit do say I am fit. Now let’s say that you have found out that your car is in the shop and these major repairs you you say I can’t pay for this.
Why me? How do I get to work? This think it makes you feel upset that kind of thing it doesn’t provide a solution to get the situation focus on how to make it better. Focus on what you want now what you don’t want change around something like I’m grateful that I have this card.
It has provided me with good transportation in the past and now I know my car is gonna be a shop. I’ll be a little time. I can always get a ride from a coworker and pay them. Now, you notice how you change your feelings to a change what you say to yourself.
Negative so talk great limits us if you are constantly saying to yourself, I’m not smart. I won’t ever amount too much. You probably won’t try to learn a new skill that’s because learning the skill doesn’t fit in with what you’re telling yourself. Thus become a prisoner of your own beliefs.
Nothing has changed when you first change your self-talk except the signals you sent to your brain which caused you to feel a certain way, but this simple change has huge impacts remember the minds of cockpit in the airplane your mind controls the body. Tell me someone you hate your job cannot help your job by telling yourself you are unhappy with your job, you are most likely will not like it if you want to change certain behaviors, sometimes the trick is to say exact opposite of what you feel but what you currently do.
If you’re always late say to yourself, I’m always on time. I’m always on time. If you want to quit smoking don’t say I have to stop smoking say I no longer enjoy smoking smoking is disgusting. If you want to stop procrastinating focus on the benefits, you can achieve I enjoy getting things done on time.
So those little samples that I just relate to you. Has nothing to do with buying and managing small departments, but they’re transferable skills. That you can utilize and sometimes you may have to get a depend a paper or write yourself an email and create things. So if you have a certain goal that you want to achieve whatever it is.
Right affirmation, look at those affirmations read them out loud that can help. It’s helped me. Once again go to my website small apartment vessels.com, get your free report, have your family live in expenses covered by small apartments you own. See you later. On the next one. I look forward to still talk to you about mindset.
All right Cordell Davenport here again, small apartment investors com go to the website get your free report, have your family then expenses covered by small apartments that you’ve owned. Got some good data in there, go check it out. Mindset. Plus skill set plus performance equals results. Foundation is mindset and so these videos that I’m doing right here these recordings is talking about mindset.
And then soon I’m going to introduce my team CPA attorney, property manager and mortgage broker. And those are four main pillars when it comes to. Owning and managing and buying apartments but my niche is small apartment. Margo is to own a portfolio a small apartment. It’s multiple reasons why I’m not going to get into it right now, but that’s Michael.
If you have the same goal as me check me out online check out the website, follow me here as I try to. Push out information that I. Digest so to speak. And this video I’m going to talk about beliefs. And your beliefs compose your purpose. Your purpose formulates your desire your desired fuse your actions your actions manufactured your results.
And your results determine your success. Now you most likely are familiar with the story of Wizard of Oz. But have you really thought about the lessons that it could have for you? Like the little engine that could. The Wizard of Oz has been inspiring children who are now grandparents even great great grandparents this author lineman.
Frank bomb born shortly after civil war. Lived enough. To see this beloved story come a hit a play throughout the years became a movie and now here’s my summary of it. Once a tornado blew through a town a girl named Dorothy from her home in Kansas and brought to us place called laas lost she was lacking a roadmap of directions she relied on the advice of a good witch who advised her to follow the yellow big probe to Wizard of Oz who maybe can help her get back home because he was powerful now on the way to the wizard George made a scarecrow we’re joined her now.
I hope that the wizard could give him some brains the name both made a ten man, he wanted a heart because they wicked witch had put him under a spell removed his heart. By now Dorothy and Escare Corps are such true believers in a power of the Wizard of Oz that they easily convinced the 10 man to join them.
Lastly, they meet a line. It was afraid of everything and everybody. He joined the journey hoping the wizard can give him courage to be the king of the beasts. As in any good story, there are problems on the way. First there’s the guard who tells him that if they have come for a stupid reason the wizard might get angry and destroy them all because this was the belief that the Wizard of Oz the projected.
The Wizard said they couldn’t get what they wanted until they killed the Wicked Witch and brought him proof in spite of vast odds and lots of trickery on the wicked which is part they prevailed in the end the wizard is revealed as a fake but he can’t do two important things which is acknowledged that the scarecrow tin man and line already have had the quality song like courage brains and a heart also being from Kansas.
There was a hot air balloon that they could return to Kansas. The stories of brilliant portrayal of how easily our beliefs can trip us up. Hoffman, are you like the good witch who makes pronouncements based on nothing more than hearsay how often are you like Dorothy he was so quick to believe the pronouncements of others how often are you like Dorothy’s traveling companions who look outside themselves for the power’s already have the story also shows how basic is the human drive to better ourselves often the main characters reinforced their beliefs.
That they could get what they wanted. Remember the 10 men saying he could hear that he had not yet found. The heart beating in his body how often do you go beyond your limitations because you want something so much how often do you find just the right allies because you are so engaged in your journey of change that they want to come along to.
How can you like Dorothy at the end rediscover the joy and possibilities in your world that you have once overlooked? What other stories from this childhood have powerful wisdom for you as a dumb. So, Everything about. Wizard of Oz was about beliefs. And. There is a quote that I heard I ran actually.
And it says a belief doesn’t he does not need to be considered a belief all you need to do is believe it and is true to you. When you live your life, we’ll believe are you rolling with?
Are they limiting beliefs? Time will tell. But the first step is really for you to be aware. So we had Wizard of Oz. They go on this journey. But that journey didn’t really need to be to happen because they had everything they needed. All right, so that’s it for this little brief recording on mindset.
I look forward to sharing some more now, go get it.