Last week, the U.S. Federal Reserve decided not to raise their rates.
A year ago today, if you asked financial analysts and economists, the vast majority would have said that rates would be in the increase by now.
Many investors we spoke to had decided that early 2015 was the time that rates would begin to increase.
"Well because they have to increase eventually of course."
In May of 2015, we started a new website that we're building content around and we had many people tell us you couldn't get on page #1 of Google for new websites anymore.
Those same people explained in careful detail to us that Google prefers video and huge branded websites.
They shared that good content was not enough for Google anymore.
"Well because that's the way it is now."
In 2008, we had a large commercial real estate owner explain to us that property prices in Ontario were about to fall.
In 2006, we had one of the largest mortgage brokers in the country explain that "rent-to-own" investing would never work.
In 2014, we had several top Oakville real estate agents explain to one of the members of our team that the project they were looking to build wouldn't be possible (today it's half-built).
When you ask any of these people "WHY" what they are explaining will occur, you find there is very little depth to their convictions.
People believe what they want to believe.
They need their world to be full of certainties so they hold firm beliefs.
Trouble is, the world is a very uncertain, ever-changing place.
And because some of these people are extremely articulate at stating their beliefs with much conviction in their voices, it's very easy to believe them.
Over the years, we've fallen victim to that many, many times.
Unfortunately, believing people that you shouldn't is very dangerous to your dreams.
Rock Star was literally created by ignoring our accountant's very specific advice, our colleague's advice, a very active investor's advice, and a top mortgage broker's advice.
Anything and everything is possible in your life.
Last week Rock Star Real Estate made Canada's Profit 500 list as #174 on the list.
Back in 2007, when the idea for Rock Star was taking shape, we had a managing broker of record at the very brokerage we held our licenses at telling people that we would fail because "you can't build a business working with just buyers, never-mind investors."
How funny is that?
"You can have everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want."
- Zig Ziglar
In general, people are tightly married to their opinions.
When it comes to investing in real estate, starting a business, building your own life, the sky is the limit.
You can have anything and everything you want.
When asking people for their opinions on your next move, remember that they're going to answer you with their context of experience and knowledge behind them.
That doesn't mean it's not valid.
But it is biased.
When you are up late at night or at the break of dawn planning your own escape from 9-5, reach for the stars.
Dream big, go big, think big, act big... Nothing can stop you when the conviction in your beliefs dwarfs the noise around you.
Put the blinders on and take action.
You have a lot to offer and the world needs what is inside of you.
Let your spirit loose, unleash your desires, take massive action, create chaos, anything is possible for your life.
Did you read Zig's quote above?
The biggest thing we can offer around that quote is how to take that exact principle and apply it.
We've been experimenting with various businesses and properties, and have spent a lot of time and money doing this.
We finally believe that we understand how to turn that quote into results for yourself.
On Saturday, October 3, we're hosting another Your Life. Your Terms. Event.
There's a 35-minute session during that event where we're sharing on this exact topic...
How to truly help others and build a business around it. A business that serves you and serves others.
We're going to take theory and boil it down, distil it to the actual essentials required to make it happen.
If you're a Rock Star Member, then you're invited to the event and make sure you register with the office ASAP!
We already have well over 400 people and will cross over 500 people registered (close to our max) this week.
If you're not a Rock Star Inner Circle Member and want to check out what's going on visit:
You can register online.
We feel honoured and very privileged to share what we've learned going from zero clients, zero revenues, and zero clue, to making Canada's Profit 500 list.
The event is jam-packed with several amazing guests and topics.
It's going to be fun!
See you there!
Until next time... Your Life! Your Terms!!!!!!!!!!!