Finding Relief from Heavy Burdens

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A Special Message of Faith

In December of 2012 I was asked to speak during my congregation’s sacrament meeting. This is one thing that is common throughout my church worldwide: that members are given opportunities to teach each other about the gospel, and how they are learning to apply it in their lives.

Here’s the message I shared:

When we realized back in 2006 that we had purchased too much real estate at the wrong time, sometimes all we could do to calm the raging storm was to turn off the lights, close our eyes, and let “Peace Like a River” CD soothe our troubled and fearful hearts.

We tried to focus on the Savior, and let Him assure us that in the eternal scheme of things, everything was going to turn out okay if we fixed our faith upon Him.

He showed us that no matter how heavy the burden, he had the power to do for us what He had done for Alma’s people as described in Mosiah chapter 24 when he told them:

“I will … ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that … you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.”

The Bible tells us to have faith in Jesus Christ, and to love one another. But until recently, I never really recognized an important connection between these two directives, and how it relates to the lift of our burdens.

At the time, I considered the peace I ultimately discovered to be a tremendous personal victory. We were still in a mess, but He taught us peace in spite of it. That all of that could be happening and that we could find peace anyway was a miracle to me.

As our difficulty stretched on, I felt that I could relate in a small way to the man who had been a part of the fateful Martin Handcart company who said, “‘I… pulled my handcart when I was so weak and weary … that I could hardly put one foot ahead of the other. I have looked ahead and … said, I can go only that far and there I must give up…’ ” He continued: ” ‘I have gone on to that sand and when I reached it, the cart began pushing me. I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. I knew then that the angels of God were there… The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay, and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Handcart Company.'”

As hard as it was for us over those last few years, I wouldn’t give up the testimony we gained through it – that God lives and is mindful of us and gives us strength.

However, while it’s true, that when things appear to be falling apart, a return to the Savior (pondering his life’s example, repenting of our mistakes, finding gratitude, and imagining his steady and unconditional friendship) always brings peace, sometimes it can be really hard to set aside personal challenges enough to be able to think about helping someone else.

But what I’ve been learning is that our needs are cared for when we focus on others.

This is probably a more complete and true exercise of faith in Christ. Not just believing that He is real and finding peace in our challenges, but taking it one step further… do we really believe that our needs will be met if we forget ourselves? Do we really trust that the Lord will carry us through our problems if we lose ourselves in the service of others?

I remember back several years when my husband and I were trying to be anxiously engaged in a good cause, but our investment problems were screaming so loudly that it seemed nearly impossible to carry on.

We had come to the end of all of our visible resources – our savings were entirely depleted, our credit was completely exhausted, and with only $200 in the bank and no paycheck in sight (with another $15,000 in bills due in the coming 2 weeks), the moment we had tried so hard to avoid was finally upon us.

It was our anniversary weekend, and so with no other solution in sight, we decided to at least enjoy a dinner together and try to rekindle our hope in the future, and our faith in Christ. During our conversation, it dawned on us that even though we were at rock bottom, we were still alive, still breathing, and still able to help others.

We asked ourselves, if we were homeless, could we still teach? Could we still help others? Would we? Of course we could, and would. So that’s when our conversation shifted. Instead of focusing on our immediate needs, we projected our minds forward and imagined where we saw ourselves in 10 years. Did we think we’d be back on our feet by then? Would we have figured things out and put our lives back together by then? That seemed easy enough to believe. So then our focus shifted, and we brainstormed on the things we could do right away to serve others better, and made those plans.

By the end of dinner, we felt hope again. We felt the Spirit confirm to us that although we were in a pretty ugly mess of our own, we were on the right track.

So we paid the bill and just as my husband was opening my car door, the waiter came running out to the parking lot after us with a voided receipt yelling,

“Since it’s your anniversary, the meal’s on us!”

In that moment, we experienced a little bit of what the Lord had taught his apostles. He had tried to assure them that as long as they would feed his sheep, their true needs would be met. We’ve heard it so many times: “Consider the lilies of the field…” “…trust the Lord with all thine heart” “…fear not…” but how it is possible?

To explain, let me share it the way Elder Jeffrey R. Holland described it:

After Christ was no longer with his apostles, in effect, Peter said: “Brethren, it has been a glorious three years. …But [it] is over. He has finished His work, and He has risen from the tomb. He has worked out His salvation and ours. So … ‘What do we do now?’ I don’t know more to tell you than to return to your former life, rejoicing. I intend to ‘go a fishing.’”

But, … the fishing wasn’t very good. Their first night back on the lake, they caught nothing—not a single fish. With the first rays of dawn, they disappointedly turned toward the shore, where they saw in the distance a figure who called out to them,

“Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find,” —and with those simple words, recognition begins to flood over them. Just three years earlier these very men had been fishing on this very sea. On that occasion too they had “toiled all the night, and [had] taken nothing,”…. But a fellow Galilean on the shore had called out to them to let down their nets, and they drew “a great multitude of fishes,” enough that their nets broke, the catch filling two boats so heavily they had begun to sink.

Now it was happening again. [They] eagerly lowered their net, and “they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.”

After a joyful reunion… Looking at their battered little boats, … and a stunning pile of 153 fish, Jesus said … three times, “Peter, do you love me more than you love all this?” Peter said, “Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.”

To which Jesus responded …perhaps saying something like: “Then Peter, why are you here? Why are we back on this same shore, by these same nets, having this same conversation? Wasn’t it obvious then and isn’t it obvious now that if I want fish, I can get fish?

“What I need, Peter, are disciples—and I need them forever. I need someone to feed my sheep and save my lambs. I need someone to preach my gospel and defend my faith. I need someone who loves me, truly, truly loves me, and loves what our Father in Heaven has commissioned me to do.

“Ours is not a feeble message. … It is the work of Almighty God, and it is to change the world. So, Peter, for the second and presumably the last time, I am asking you to leave all this and to go teach and testify, labor and serve loyally…”

“If ye love me, keep my commandments,” Jesus said. So we have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up, and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share, and good to do. In short, we have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the Lord. We can’t quit and we can’t go back…

To those who have not yet joined with us in this great final cause of Christ, we say, “Please come.” To those who were once with us but have retreated, preferring to pick and choose a few cultural hors d’oeuvres from the smorgasbord of the Restoration [of the gospel of Jesus Christ] and leave the rest of the feast, I say that I fear you face a lot of long nights and empty nets. The call is to come back, to stay true, to love God, and to lend a hand.” – Elder Jeffrey Holland

Now, on Christmas we were blessed to spend some time on the phone with our missionary son Jacob, and I asked him: What can we do for you? What can we do to help you?

He replied, emotionally, “I just want you guys to love each other. I want you to do your best to get along with each other. It’s so true that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. I just want you guys to also stay in touch with me, keep writing letters, keep emailing me, keep me posted with what’s going on in your lives, the good and the bad…”

Our Father in Heaven – during our separation from Him – wants us to love each other, and stay in touch with Him through prayer. He wants us to go to him with the good and the bad, and let Him be a central part of our life.

And when we have burdens too heavy and worries too consuming to think outside of ourselves, I testify that we can put our trust in the Lord, hand him our burdens, …and as we focus on helping someone else, everything will work out just as it should.

I have a special journal dedicated to this – for when I have a concern or a need that seems to be more than I can handle, I’ll write “What I needed” on the left side, and then on the right side I write “How He helped”. After all, He has asked us to acknowledge his hand in all things – and this is one way I’m trying to do it.

Related: Do the Problems Go Away?

I know that God lives, that Jesus Christ is with us, He’s mindful of our heartaches, and ready to help. He is merciful. He loves us. He loves you. He knows what you’re going through; it’s not pointless.

May we exercise our faith in Christ not just by believing He is real, but also by trusting him – literally – to handle our burdens that feel too big, while we look instead for opportunities to feed his sheep.

This is my prayer for all of us.

Originally published on December 18, 2013

Real Estate Investing Wealth Summit – Thursday, April 9th

April 9, 2015 – 5pm to 10pm – ONLY $20!!!

Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 818-618-1211

On Thursday, April 9, Strongbrook is going to be sponsoring their annual Wealth Summit for anyone interested in looking at real estate as a way to build a new income stream, or for creating a retirement income – only $20!

(I am the author of The Jackrabbit Factor, and one of Strongbrook’s approved Mentors, and if you’ve been looking for a way to leverage your resources for higher returns, you need to check this out…)

Find out how you can create rental income with a team of experienced experts. The Strongbrook team finds the right homes in the right markets, shops the auctions, rehabs the homes, rents, and manages the properties FOR you… and YOU get the cash flow.

If you’re not quite ready to invest, learn about their pre-investor program, which helps you earn money now while you get ready to invest.

When you click through to register for the Wealth Summit, select the “Wealth Summit” Ticket (prices range from $10-$20, depending on how many guests you bring with you).

Click here to register now

My husband will be there, so be sure to find him, and let him know that I sent you. Here’s a picture of him (with me) so you can more easily track him down:

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PS. The Wealth Summit takes place on the evening prior to the Strongbrook convention. Les Brown will be speaking there, along with many other powerhouse speakers. Convention is open to anyone, as long as there is still room. No membership required. For more about the rest of convention, click here.

Partner with me?

Teleconference REPLAY!

Use the form below to request the replay:

I’ve recently been invited to be a Certified Mentor of the Conscious Creator Mentoring Network, which is like the “Netflix” of Personal Development.

For this program, I am preparing a consolidation of all my life’s work, inspirational books, audios, and programs (including several more new and complete courses coming soon) for the Mentoring Network Vault.

As a mentor of the network, I can invite some of my subscribers to become business partners with me, to help me share my message.

To explain how this would work, I held a very special webinar with the owner of the Mentoring Network back on Thursday March 5th, 2015.

I invite you to watch the replay if you:

  • Have been touched by my message and want to partner with me
  • Would like me to compensate you for sharing my message
  • Would like access to a whole group of other amazing mentors, including some of my own
  • Feel that you have a message of your own, and aspire to become a coach, speaker, etc.

If you are already a powerhouse mentor or coach—you especially need to be on this call (you’ll see why).

I’m at the beginning of something that I believe will change the world of personal development as we know it. But to do this right, I need a core group of people who know my message, who want to help me out, and possibly get paid very well for doing it.

Register now and let’s see if this is “it” for you.

Sincerely,

Leslie

FREE Parenting Class

Two rebellious, hardened teens from England came to live in Nicholeen Peck’s Utah home for 8 days while a camera followed them around, expecting to capture some pretty explosive conflicts.

NicholeenBut what transpired on the show instead was NOT what the producers expected. It was SO impactful and life-changing, it turned out to be THE MOST VIEWED episode of all. (Watch the whole episode HERE.)

Announcing: A FREE Parenting class with Nicholeen Peck (attend, or watch online)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7-9pm MT

Option #1) Attend LIVE 7-9 pm MT:

Utah Valley Convention Center, Ballroom
220 West Center Street
Orem, UT 84057

Option #2) Watch the LiveStream Online 7-9 pm MT:

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(Visit the webpage at 7pm MT and click on the red “LIVE NOW” button)

Questions? Contact the event coordinator:
Phone – 801-691-0375
Email – SUPPORT@STRONGBROOKDIRECT.COM

Oh by the way, I succeeded.

It’s always amazing to me how much people change through the process of completing the FTMF course. So often, they come in feeling nervous and uncertain but hopeful that they made a wise investment by joining me in the program.

Then somewhere in the middle, something shifts. They come to a growing but quiet confidence that having success really can become a natural part of their day-to-day life.

Here’s an example:

cathie-frostFrom FTMF Participant, Cathie Frost:

My short term goal [was]:  We will replace the garage door by Jan. 23 and pay for it without going into debt.  This is a level 9 goal for me because at this point we have no money set aside to pay for it.  By completing this goal, we will closer to putting our house on the market and selling our home.

At this point I have no idea how we will pay for it.  But I’m sure we’ll get the money from some source.  I will move forward with this goal and let you know the outcome.  

I didn’t hear back from Cathie for weeks. It was well past the January 23 date, and I hesitated to follow up, because I didn’t know what had happened, or how she was feeling.

So I finally wrote this:

Hi Cathie, I just wanted to check in. If you did not achieve the goal by the date you picked, don’t throw out the seed… let it keep gathering what it needs until it becomes real. Remember chapter 1 from Hidden Treasures – about the Law of Perpetual Transmutation. We don’t have to have super intense faith, we only need to have a tiny bit of faith, but without doubt. That’s the key. And it’s never too late to keep going, no matter what’s transpired before. Just food for thought… :)

She responded:

Thanks so much for checking back with me… I actually had success with my last goal.  As you know my goal was to have a new garage door installed AND have it totally paid for by the 23rd.  I am happy to report the garage door was installed and paid for without going into debt by the 23rd.   A few days after I set the goal, my husband heard from his business partners who told him that starting this month, they would be sending him $1,000 a month to buy into his business.  This is something we hadn’t discussed with them so we were really excited to hear that not only would our garage door be paid for, but that the money would continue to come in each month.  

I am so excited that I set a goal that was a level 9 for me and accomplished it!  I learned that ultimately God is in control and can arrange things to work in my favor.   I know if I were to set this goal again I would rank it at a level 4 or 5.  Setting this goal was difficult for me because I had no idea how I could accomplish it, but it has taught me that I can see miracles when I challenge my faith.  In a few months, we will put the house up for sale.  I’m not worried about whether or not it will sell.  I know we have felt prompted to do this and that God is arranging things to work out for the best. ~ Cathie Frost, www.cathiefrostphotography.com

I think it’s awesome when the success comes so naturally, that it’s more like, “Oh, by the way… I succeeded” than it is, “WHAT?? IT WORKED??” That’s because it becomes a natural part of you. There is no real shock, but always amazement worth pondering. It’s a quiet, “Wow, this is real…” which inspires contemplative daydreaming about what you can accomplish next.

I hope you’ll join me in the FTMF program, so that you can experience this kind of transformation for yourself.

All the best!

Leslie

The Language of Faith

Positive Thinking Tip: Ask and ye shall receive – when you ask “right”

“One Way”

Learning to consciously apply success principles (such as the law of attraction) for a better life is just like learning a whole new language. At first, with every intention to communicate your desires perfectly, everyone makes mistakes. It’s happened to me: what was intended to communicate my desires clearly has often turned into something that I never intended at all.

But that’s okay… it’s part of the learning process.  Think about it:

Imagine going to a Spanish speaking country with nothing more than a rudimentary understanding of the Spanish language and an English/Spanish translation handbook.

(I tell people all the time that I can speak Spanish: Ta-co Bell, burrito, chimichanga, enchilada…)

So you arrive in the foreign country and climb into a taxicab. You open your book and intend to tell the driver, “I want to go someplace quiet and beautiful where I can feel the spirit of God.” So word by word, you search your translation guide and say, “Deseo ir en alguna parte tranquilidad y hermoso donde puedo sentir el alcohol del dios.”

The driver, who is a native of the country hears, “Desire to go beautiful tranquility somewhere, and where I can feel the alcohol of the God.”

Where do you think he will take you??

When you end up at a saloon, you might look at your book and throw it away saying, “This Spanish language doesn’t work!!!”

Do you know anyone who has been introduced to the principles of prosperity through “The Secret” or elsewhere, made an attempt to live according to the guidelines and then throw it all away because the “tool” didn’t work?

Maybe you’ve also thought about giving up.

Realize that the language of faith is just that: it is a language… of the spirit. It takes time to develop fluency. It takes time to understand the cause and effect of thinking, feeling, and acting in a certain way.

When things don’t go the way you expect them to go, accept the results and simply learn from them. Take the lessons that are available in every challenge and let them work in you so you can get closer to your goal the next time.

Don’t throw away the principles that you know deep down are true, even if the results you get aren’t what you intend them to be.

When you end up at a saloon instead of a beautiful botanical garden, it wasn’t because the “book” or the “language” didn’t work! It actually worked perfectly.

Let me give you an example. For a long time I had a goal statement that said, “Money comes to me frequently and easily from multiple sources in increasing quantities on a continual basis. People want my products; God helps his children through me.”

After about a year of this I realized that the part, “People want my products” is exactly what I was getting. Thousands of people wanting something I have doesn’t exactly translate into revenue.

That’s when I changed my statement to more accurately reflect my true desire: “People buy my products; God helps his children through me.”

See the difference? It’s a language thing.

We communicate our desires and receive what we ask for. “Ask and ye shall receive” is a true principle. But this language of faith that we are trying to learn comes from a culture that is part of our divine nature, but something we have temporarily forgotten.

In God’s world, when we ask for increased faith, He doesn’t necessarily give us faith, but opportunity to exercise our faith. When we ask for financial freedom, He doesn’t give us piles of money but opportunity to develop a growing income.

The more fluent we become in the language of faith, the more peacefully we will grow toward accomplishing all we desire.

As explained in The Jackrabbit Factor, that is why a person who sets a goal to lose weight can very easily end up with more pounds than where they began. It is also why a person who focuses so much on getting out of debt may very well end up with more debt than they ever expected.

(Read The Jackrabbit Factor for a deeper explanation on this topic.)

We learn the language of intention one concept at a time.

On a side note: For our Spanish readers, we had my Jackrabbit Factor book professionally translated, but in order to give them a place to retrieve it, I once quickly created a special web page just for them. Instead of waiting for the completion of the professional translation, I used the Altavista Babelfish online translation tool, and did my best.

If you don’t speak Spanish, here’s an example of the lingual mess I created:

What I meant to say: “Don’t worry, the book was translated professionally. We’re sorry for the translation errors on this webpage!”

What it actually said: “No se preocupe, este libro fue traducido al español profesionalmente. ¡Estamos apesadumbrados para los errores de la traducción en este Web page!”

What it meant: “One does not worry, this book was translated the Spanish professionally. We are grieved for the errors of the translation in this Web page!”

Even better than that, here were a few of my glowing testimonials. Wouldn’t these comments make YOU want to read my book? (LOL)

“Within a pair of weeks I received the promotion to the director and an important increase of the pay… To Harper”

“I tripled to my retired rent and my husband of its work of the day… To say the information is to change of the life would be an underestimation! Thanks! – Marnie”

“… we will double really to our rent the east next year. Thanks, Leslie, to share these principles… CREALMENTE WORK! What excites more to me, is than there is no limit to which we can reach in the future! Thanks again! It smooths H”

Alas, I was grieved for the “errors of the translation.” Ultimately they were all corrected (I’m pretty sure, at least).

Click here to give the gift of The Jackrabbit Factor to your Spanish-speaking friends in their own language.

An underdeveloped understanding of Spanish may be enough to get me to the bathroom in a Mexican restaurant south of the border, but it may not help me when I need to navigate my way through town in search of a post office.

Likewise, an underdeveloped understanding of the principles of prosperity may help you accomplish something on one level, but a continued study of the “language” and practicing it often is what may be required to re-invent the most significant aspects of your life.

Keep learning, keep studying, and keep practicing!  You’ll get there!

What Should I Do With All the Money?

thinking-manIf you’ve experienced a surge in income by applying the principles in my books (consciously or unconsciously), Congratulations!

But earning the money is only the first step. After that, it’s really important to be smart with it. So don’t stop learning, even if you achieved all the money you were after.

If you don’t want to become one of the “windfall casualties” you hear about in the news, you have to ask yourself again right now – what do you want your life to look like in 5-10 years? 20 years? After that?

When the money begins to flow, the natural temptation is to go buy all the goodies and gadgets you never could afford before. Maybe you’re not spendy, but while a lesser brand used to be just fine, you begin instead to purchase higher end items, because (perhaps) for the first time in your life, you finally can.

This is not a slam on high-end products. High-end often means the product will last longer, or perform better. But in many cases, it does not. Sometimes the marketing sells us on only the perceived (not real) value, and when money isn’t tight, we can become an easy sell.

On another note, it’s certainly reasonable to get caught up on neglected repairs, and reward yourself with some wonderful things, but most who feel the adrenaline of sudden perceived freedom can’t see clearly where to draw the line.

So unfortunately, those who get a QUICK windfall often find themselves back to broke in a very short period of time. They just can’t imagine unexpected market shifts or other setbacks that can cause similarly quick REVERSALS, unless they do the uncommon thing: jumping the tracks from a quick money mindset, to thinking slow, steady, and patiently about long-term strategies.

To do so is not common nor natural. It really takes conscious thought, and the practice of “delayed gratification”.

So, what should you do instead?

Goal #1: Build a steady and predictable passive cash flow

With the money you earn, begin building or investing in a passive income. Once the passive income exceeds your expenses, then you’re financially free.  A person with a million dollars in the bank and no cash flow is NOT free.

Related: Blood Banks and Your Finances – (this is really good!)

Goal #2: Wait until the extra income can pay for it

After some of your money has been converted into passive income, and after your passive income exceeds your expenses, then let the extra passive income pay for luxuries – if you choose to have them.

Either way, avoid building a luxury lifestyle on stagnant money (money in the bank instead of cash flowing money). And since “luxury” is relative, I’m talking about whatever is “luxury” to you.

It can wait.

Also, don’t spend all of your earnings on your lifestyle. It’s okay to downsize if it means improving your cash flow. It’s okay to buy used if it means you have more to invest. Unless you make some of these hard decisions, there may be nothing left to invest in your future – and your future self will be really frustrated with you!

So if you have money in the bank – invest it. 

Don’t let it just sit there, and don’t spend it on consumables. Learn how to earn a decent return on it. Convert it to cash flow.

If you run a business, or if you have discovered what Garrett Gunderson calls your “Soul Purpose” – that is often the most honorable place to put your stagnant money to good use. Plan A – Let it help you grow your own business cash flow.

Plan B – But if your business is more of a hobby, or if don’t have a business, or if you don’t know what your Soul Purpose ought to be, you can still put the money to work, so it can be growing while you figure it out. It could even fund your Soul Purpose, so that you can do what you love because you enjoy it, instead of doing it because you HAVE to make it pay. 

How to make it grow? One way to build a steady, long-term cash flow is by investing in real estate. And I’m not talking about the quick buck; I’m talking about the boring side of long-term real estate investments.

But not just any long-term real estate; it has to be the right kind, in the right location. (Sadly, most areas in the country today are NOT right for the 7-10 year strategy I want to share with you.)

What’s better?

Would you rather have a doctor’s income of $250,000 annually and an upper-class lifestyle but no passive income, or be a contractor with a modest income and one-million in assets? What about a teacher who only makes $40K/year, but discovered how to pick up some cash flowing real estate rentals that provide her with an additional $4000/mo passive income?

There are 3 types of wealth – but only one of them provides true freedom, and it doesn’t matter how much you make. With some preparation and planning, anyone can get into the game.

Click to watch the 1-minute, 44 second video below:

Reality Check (and a true confession)

Did you know real estate played a big part in our first financial breakthrough?

We went from broke and falling behind, with ZERO real estate investing experience and no money in the bank, to nearly $300K cash tax-free in just a few years, because of real estate. And it’s true, we didn’t know how to reinvest it, or where to draw the line on our spending. We had been so broke for so long, that when the money finally showed up, (and even though we TRIED to be smart with it), we still made some foolish mistakes that we didn’t fully recognize until many years later.

So we made a lot, (and lost a lot), but most importantly, LEARNED a lot.

That’s why we’re more attracted than ever to the slow and boring long-term strategies that StrongBrook is helping us implement now. We are happy and satisfied to grow at something closer to nature’s pace. To me, it feels more reassuring to work with the laws of success towards a life-plan, instead of the quick and big (but repeatedly needed) windfall.

I think it was our setbacks and the pain that accompanied them that brought us to this place where we both have more patience in the slow growth process. I’d rather it come long and solid now, instead of quick, big, and fleeting!

So as long as we hold our vision for where we want to be in 10 or 20 years, I am happy to trust the principles will continue to steer us, and I’m actually enjoying the journey more than ever. Going more slowly allows me to take more time for myself and for my family. It just feels right.

What We’re Doing Now

My husband and I are now working with our long time friend Gary Norris and preparing to build a retirement portfolio through StrongBrook – a research / property acquisition / management team that does all the heavy lifting for us – all the real estate work that we used to do for ourselves, but which we don’t have time for anymore.

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with Carolyn and Gary Norris

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My husband and I with Gary’s cool t-shirts ;)

StrongBrook does all of this for its investors:

  • Identifies the right cash flow and growth markets
  • Shops the auctions
  • Rehabs the properties
  • Finds the renters
  • Manages the rentals

…so that the investors don’t have to. This has become part of our long-term retirement plan, and we invite you to check it out for yourself.*

Funny Story: How (and why) we got involved

Gary Norris has been a great friend and support since we met in 2007; and as an avid Jackrabbit Factor fan, he has generously helped me spread my message on his radio show, and through live events for many years.

More recently, Gary has been bringing investors to this portfolio-building opportunity for a couple years, and so his wife recently asked me to speak at one of their date-night socials at Kris Krohn’s home. Kris is the company founder.

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That was my first real introduction to what StrongBrook does, and as BURNED as we felt from failed investments of the past, I was shocked to learn something that changed my tainted perspective on the topic of real estate – something I didn’t think could happen.

I recorded the conversation and then took it home to my husband. It shifted his perspective just as powerfully as it did mine.

What I heard there (while I waited for my turn to speak) made all the difference.

* Your Next Step

If you want to know what changed my mind about real estate:

1) Click here to listen to the first 30 minutes or so I played for my husband. You can also hear the 1-hour presentation I gave the group afterward on mindset – some new stuff on the principles you probably haven’t heard before.

(I’ll leave it up for FREE until December 15. After that, it will only be available to our paid FTMF participants and Insider’s Club Members.)

StrongBrook-screenshot-game-plan2) Click to request a FREE GAME PLAN from an adviser at StrongBrook Corporate Office.

(Look for the big Red Button in the upper right of the webpage)

During your telephone appointment, you’ll tell them how much of a passive monthly income you would like to create (and your target retirement date), and they will reverse-engineer a strategy that will help you build the right real estate portfolio to accomplish that goal.

If you can’t invest in real estate now, they can still show you how you can break into the game when the time is right.

It’s all about planning ahead – creating that long-term strategy to get you where you want to be. You have nothing to lose by learning more about the possibilities.

We hope you will join us. Click here to request your FREE, no-obligation Game Plan now.

Prosper on!

Share YOUR Story!

Have you experienced a significant life-shift from any of my books or trainings? Can I celebrate your victory with you?

47tips-share-your-storyIf you’ve read one of my books (such as The Jackrabbit Factor or Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters), or if you’ve experienced one of my trainings (such as the Visual Aid that Changed Everything, the FTMF Program or Genius Bootcamp), you just might have a story to share.

If you’re willing to share your story,  you might get featured in my blog, and/or an upcoming issue of the [47tips] Newsletter!

Simply follow these instructions below. I encourage you to write it in a separate Word document or Notepad (saving often), and then copy the final draft in a message to me. Okay? Here we go:

1) Create a compelling headliner

Sum it up in one sentence. Begin with what book/program/video/training you experienced, and end with how it helped.

Here are some examples (please notice, it doesn’t have to be a huge victory by anyone else’s standards, it can be huge for YOU, and that’s good enough!)

  • “After reading Hidden Treasures, I stopped worrying about the future.”
  • “After reading The Jackrabbit Factor, I was able to take my family of 6 to Hawaii – our first real vacation EVER!”
  • “After completing the FTMF program, I was able to retire from my medical practice.”
  • “After watching the Stickman Video, I found the courage to ask for a $6000 annual raise – and I got it!”
  • “After being in the Insider’s Club for just 4 weeks, I was finally able to forgive a grudge I had been carrying for 25 years.”
  • “After attending Genius Bootcamp, I thought of an idea that would double our income, and we did it last year!”

2) Fill in the details

Now that you’ve summed it up in one little headline, now tell me the rest of the story. I’d love to hear it all, from start to finish. There is no restrictions on word count, but just understand that if I use it in an upcoming newsletter, I may need to edit it for brevity. By submitting your story, you agree to allow such edits. I will always preserve the meaning, context, and intent, but reserve the right to make length and grammatical clarity adjustments as needed.

3) Tell who you are!

Be sure to leave your name the way you want it printed. You can provide your full name, or you can sign it with your initials. Tell us where you’re from, if you’d like. If you have a website, be sure to include the URL. If it is appropriate for our purposes, we may hyperlink to your site.

4) Submit your responses using my contact form, or simply reply to this thread below.

By submitting your story, you grant us permission to use your comments in my newsletter or other promotional materials.

Thank you!

Mission Impossible (and other outrageous lies)

Leslie Householder: “Mission Impossible and Other Outrageous Lies” – presentation at the…

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You (and your children) were put on this planet with an inborn desire to find and accomplish your unique life’s mission – one that will become your passion, purpose, meaningful contribution to the world, and ultimately, your legacy.

The world would have you believe that you are not good enough, smart enough, strong enough, or clever enough to discover and accomplish that mission. It would have you believe that your mission is not just impossible to identify or define, but even more impossible to complete.

Not true! Through humor and other surprises, this class will reveal secrets that can help you gain the advantage, insight, and empowerment you need to get excited about you future and stay on track, as well as the inner peace of mind and confidence that you will need to succeed at whatever you are called upon to do.

I’m speaking at the Winter Homeschool Conference in Ogden Utah on Saturday, January 31st, 2015, and even if you don’t homeschool, you’re welcome to come listen to this powerful presentation!

Click here to learn more and register.

November Specials

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Why wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

For the first time ever, I’m opening up our seasonal sale early, so that you don’t have to feel rushed or stressed about “missing” out on the typical 24-hour (or weekend) event.

It’s time for a NEW (and more affordable!) dose of…

hope ~ empowerment ~ enlightenment

Knowledge is the greatest investment you can make in yourself and in those you love – because it lasts the longest and can have the longest effect.

Click here to see what’s on sale from now through November 30!

Save up to 60% on select items (while supplies last) – these are some of the best deals you’ll see all year!

All the best,

Leslie