How To Get Multiple Streams Of Income Without Spreading Yourself Thin

How To Get Multiple Streams Of Income Without Spreading Yourself Thin

Releasing the need to “wear every hat” and “do 100% of the work in my business by MYSELF” has led to more productivity and peace of mind than almost anything else.
I was drawn to multiple income streams from the day I heard of it.
The only problem was that for YEARS after I believed that I had to do 100% of the work in each stream and invest an equal amount of my TIME into each stream.
 
And what happened was me just stringing along a bunch of “income streams” that really weren’t producing much income at all.
 
It was when I realized I needed to take ME out of the equation and grow those streams with something other than MY TIME that I actually began to get a few going that continue to grow.
 
Try to do all the work yourself in ALL your income streams and you won’t be able to stack them up to prosperity.
You’ll have a pile of “opportunities” that are costing you money every month.
 
So what’s the solution?
 
LETTING GO OF THE NEED TO CONTROL EVERYTHING
 
and
 
PROVEN SYSTEMS
 
and
 
TRUST
 
After a while I realized I needed to treat any new income stream as an investor would treat a new investment.
And to me that meant investing my MONEY into it instead of investing ALL MY TIME in it, and finding people I can TRUST to contribute to the growth of new income streams.
 
The trust part?
 
You need to be able to trust in the people you work with as PEOPLE, how your GUT feels about them, but you also need to be able to trust the fact that they’ve gotten RESULTS in the past.
It’s not JUST about “you feeling good about them” or not.
They need to have put up results again and again with a consistent record of growth.
 
When you can find these people, keep them close.
Partner with them.
Work with them.
Contribute to what they’re doing.
Take work off their plate and ask them questions and then RAPIDLY implement what they say to show them you’re a player, not just a spectator, to show that you’re a GIVER, not just a TAKER.
 
People like this can help you grow your money in automated ways and open up new income streams safely in ways where you’re not needing to go add ANOTHER few hours of work every day just because you added a new income stream.
 
People you trust + systems you trust + letting go of the need to do 100% of the work YOURSELF = Freedom, passive income, REAL multiple income streams that grow without your direct involvement.
 
It’s not a BAD thing to have multiple income streams.
But it can be a CATASTROPHIC event when you have multiple FOCUSES in a way that begins to wear you thin.
Less hats = less heaviness.
Identifying Your Limiting Beliefs & Burning Them To The Ground

Identifying Your Limiting Beliefs & Burning Them To The Ground

WHO ARE WE TO PLAY SMALL? Marianne Williamson said “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world.”
 
The event (if I can even limit it down to calling it that) I just attended last weekend rocked me, completely changed the way I view myself, the world and how I’m operating in it.
 
Because it went one level deeper than most do…it went for the beliefs. The very beliefs that are either propelling you forward in business and life or catapulting you backwards away from where you want to go.
 
(Driveway of the event resort. I love palm trees.) 
I’ll repeat that:
 
Your beliefs are either pushing you FORWARD…
 
…or they’re holding you BACK.
 
And it’s up to you to figure out what they even ARE in the first place so that you can figure out which are working for you and KEEP THEM and which are working against you and SHED THEM.
 
Letting go of beliefs that don’t serve you is one of the most powerful things you can ever do for yourself.
 
It’s a cleansing of everything that is holding you back from revealing your true essence to yourself, one of unlimited power, unlimited potential, unlimited creative energy that you can shine in every direction endlessly forever.
 
We get away from all of that when we get stuck in our limiting beliefs…and I discovered some HEAVY ones of mine at this event (AWOL’s #AWAKEN) that rocked me to my core.
 
Want to hear one?
 
My BIGGEST was a subconscious MASSIVE fear of failure in public in front of an audience of millions, and because of that fear I’d been doing things to hold myself back from getting enough success to be recognized by such an audience.
 
Kind of crazy when I got down to it…
 
I was telling a friend this on the phone today and he said that even if I ended up flaming out in some catastrophic meltdown at a multi-million dollar level…the percentage of people who would even NOTICE would be slim to none.
 
Once I found out this belief was even THERE it lost a LOT of power. The awareness is step one, and digging into the belief BEHIND the belief is step two, figuring out what the SUPPORTING belief is that gives that first one life.
 
And for me I had linked those “future massive failures” to a loss of love, from the marketplace, from my peers, from the people I looked up to, from everyone around me.
 
Intense realization right?
 
But again…ONCE I SAW IT FOR WHAT IT WAS it lost a LOT of it’s power and all of the sudden many things made sense.
 
I saw where I self-sabotaged my own GROWTH…
 
I saw where I held myself back EVERYWHERE…
 
And I knew for the first time WHY I did it…
 
That inward look is one of the most powerful things you can ever do for yourself my friend, to get clear on your beliefs so you can water the ones that serve you and set fire to those that don’t.
 
You’re in charge of them.
 
Don’t let THEM be in charge of YOU 😉
How To Smoke Your Problems Like This Blunt & Start Playing Big Again

How To Smoke Your Problems Like This Blunt & Start Playing Big Again

Look…I get it. You have “problems”. We all do. But it’s when we give those “problems” POWER and see them as bigger than OURSELVES that they actually start negatively manifesting some not-so-cool shit in our lives.
 
The better way to deal with “problems”? Smoke em. Get rid of them fucking AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and then change your BELIEFS and your HABITUAL ROUTINES so that the “problem” never surfaces again.
 
I’ll tell you how to in a second.
 
But before that I’ll tell you what it’s costing you:
 
Ready for it?
 
EVERY-FUCKING-THING YOU’VE EVER DESIRED.
 
The money you want to earn.
 
The trips you want to go on.
 
The bank balances you want to look at.
 
The relationships you want in your life.
 
The material possessions…
 
…and the intangible abundant energetic state that you can LIVE IN and CREATE FROM and LOVE FULLY FROM.
 
You don’t get ANY of that if you don’t figure out how to deal with your “problems”.
 
So…here’s how we deal with them!
 

1. STOP CALLING THEM PROBLEMS!!!

 
The word “problem” has a RIDICULOUS amount of negative energy attached to it that rolls millennia deep.
 
Bad juju.
 
Call them projects instead.
 
Many great projects have been accomplished.
 
Whatever you have to do is the next one.

 

2. ATTACK IT FROM THE SOURCE

 
Get to the BELIEFS you have that are causing those “problems” to appear in your life, maybe appear all the fucking time even though you’ve tried to get them to go away in the past.
 
Eating shitty food every day doesn’t mean you have the wrong diet program.
 
It means you have the wrong BELIEF STRUCTURE.
 
Don’t believe that you CAN be fit, DESERVE to be lean, are WORTHY of creating massive MASSIVE WEALTH?
 
You’ve gotta fix that part right there first before you get into mechanics.
 

3. ZOOM OUT AND THEN ZOOM IN

 
Every project has an end goal and a series of action steps you can take to make that end goal happen.
 
Take emotions off the table for a second…
 
…and zoom out to see what all those actions steps ARE, the POSITIVE side that they lead TO and then how you can start taking those action steps right NOW to move the project forward…
 
…and design a life greater than you ever thought possible 😉
 
Cheers.
6 Lessons I Learned During My First 6 Days In Bali

6 Lessons I Learned During My First 6 Days In Bali

If you’d asked my 6 months ago if I’d be spending over 24 hours sitting in planes rocketing off to the other side of the world so that I could spend a month in Bali, Indonesia I would have said you were crazy.

Yet here I sit…in my outdoor kitchen facing the pool here in, you guessed it, Bali Indonesia.

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What a trip! I have the gift of being able to pass out on planes before they’re wheels up so while most people were busy telling me about how much it would suck to be in a plane for that long, I was busy enjoying dreamland and checking out beautiful views whenever I happened to wake up. Side Note: If a waitress on Singapore airlines ever offers you a drink called a “Singapore-Sling” take it…it’s pretty tasty.

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Anyway, here I am! Beautiful Bali! I was staying at a friend’s house for a few days and just grabbed the villa beside his and I’ll be here for a month until December starts. Then it’s back to the states to lock down a place in Vegas to have that “U.S. Base” I know I need and then who knows what’s next from there.

That’s the beauty of living life on your own terms, even after the grueling years of struggle to set this life up. And that painstaking process has led me to Bali, which has taught me so much in just the few short days that I’ve been here. I can only imagine what I’ll experience and learn when I’ve been here for a whole month but for now here are 6 key things I’ve learned in my first 6 days in Bali.

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1. You Can Change Everything In An INSTANT

MAN this is a biggie!!! I was overpaying for an apartment in California that I HATED and it had turned into my little comfort zone even though it wasn’t that comfortable to live in with the screeching planes outside, fighting neighbors I could hear through the walls and crying baby I could hear in the apartment above. I found myself COMPLAINING and if you know me, you know I’m not one to complain, so that’s a big deal for me when I catch myself doing it.

Anyway, I was talking to a friend and business partner Chris on Facebook and I’d occasionally slip in a complaint about the apartment. Whenever I did he would instantly invite me out to Bali to come stay with him for a while to “get away from it all”. I joked “Yea yea, for sure bro, I’ll have to do that someday” but in reality I knew I’d never pull the trigger on it.

One day something inside of me snapped (maybe it was having baby problems with no baby!) and I got rid of EVERYTHING (didn’t even bother selling it), condensed everything I owned to 3 bags, and I got on a plane and LEFT!!!

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I emailed my complex LATER and told them I moved out. They hit me with a fee of over $3,000 since I didn’t give 30 days notice on leaving but who cares. Money isn’t real, doesn’t control me anymore and that was the best fee I ever paid. Because I was essentially paying for my freedom, making the decision first and worrying about any “repercussions” later.

I went from being miserable in an apartment I hated to writing this blog post poolside in paradise and it only took one decision that I ACTED ON right away. You can literally change whatever you want in your life, but you’re the only person who can pull the trigger on it and actually make it happen. Never forget that nobody else can do it for you.

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2. Change Isn’t As Scary As We Think It Is

Ever heard that saying “It’s all in your head”? Well it’s 110% true! I’ll be honest, when I was first boarding my planes to come out to Indonesia, (San Diego to San Francisco to South Korea to Singapore to Indonesia) I had some fears about missing flights, getting held up at customs, whether the TSA would let my Kangen K8 machine through that probably looks like a bomb in my suitcase, all those good little fictional worries that were dancing around in my head.

Guess how many of them came true? ZERO. But they APPEARED because my mind was trying to get me to stay in that comfort zone, to avoid change at all costs.

I made all my flights even though I got shuffled around to all kinds of different airlines and the only time I got “lost” was when the cab driver in Bali accidentally drove me 5 minutes away from my friend’s villa and we got there 5 minutes later after punching in new directions. All the fears I had were all in my head.

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The fears of what it’s like to condense all my belongings to a few bags, not have an “official U.S. residence”, to jet off to the other side of the world spontaneously, etc. etc. It was all in my head.

It’s critical to understand that your reptilian pre-historic brain is still trying to run the show. “Stay in the cave, don’t go outside, the big animals will eat you!”. That equates to the modern day version of just sitting in your living room, watching TV and not going on adventures (certainly not to a place you’ve never been on the other side of the world!) because that would rip you out of your comfort zone and you could face a terrible demise.

This part of your brain will always be ON. But you can quiet the voice of it down and remember that it’s not in control, not the voice that you have to listen to.

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3. Life Rewards You When You Try New Things

One of the first things my friend Chris told me when I got here was that I needed to learn how to ride a Scooter because it was the easiest way to get around. Funny thing is, I’ve gotten so used to just Ubering everywhere in California that I hadn’t even driven a car in the last TWO YEARS because hey, I could just Uber everywhere! Crazy right?

Even crazier that me “learning how to drive again” would involve a scooter on busy roads in Indonesia. Not exactly what I expected as my reintroduction to driving, but often times life is not what we’re expecting at all!

Day one I sucked. I was gunning it, probably looked like “THAT American” who had no idea how to drive one, and almost jetted straight into a rice paddy in front of a bunch of beautiful Australian girls (super sexy move right?). I only saved myself by hitting the brakes and slamming my feet down, but unfortunately for my left big toe I was wearing flip flops and the scooter dragged my toe on the ground and ripped off a layer of it on the top. I still have the blood on my flip-flops if you ever want to see the evidence!

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Anyway, we were on our way to my first surf lesson but instead we drove back so I could clean my wound and as soon as it was cleaned, my mind came up with about a hundred brilliant reasons why I should abandon the scooter for good and just take taxis everywhere. I was about to go along with it too until my friend Chris again assured me it was the easiest way to get around and that once I got it, it would be as easy as riding a bike.

Fast forward to the next time we went out for me to practice driving a scooter and it felt like second nature after a while and the sharp turns and crowded streets no longer bothered me. I’m not 100% yet but I’m sure I’ll be there in the next 2-3 times I go out with it.

Because I kept going out on it, I saw beautiful sights from a perspective I wouldn’t have seen them from otherwise, got to feel the feeling of the warm wind in my face as I jetted down long roads past the temples and rice fields with a big old grin covering my face. I was rewarded for trying new things and without trying those new things I wouldn’t have gotten that reward. It’s as simple as that.

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4. Mother Nature Is Our Greatest Teacher

99% of the time, who are we “learning” from? Humans. Makes sense right? We ARE humans. Or at least we THINK we are, but that’s a rabbit hole for a different blog post! I now see this as a big mistake in my book because although there’s so much we can learn from our species, when we’re ONLY looking at our species for lessons we are completely missing lessons from mother nature herself, and she’s got the BEST lessons.

I’ll see a beetle here die and minutes later a hundred ants come from out of nowhere and carry it’s body that’s twenty five times their size VERTICALLY up a wooden pole to their nest. Then I’ll see the lizard that’s there waiting for them at the top to pick them off since he knows where they’re going to go and then I’ll see the exact same process the next day with different beetles, different ants and different lizards. Nature is always in MOTION. It’s always INTERCONNECTED. And it’s always working together in perfect harmony.

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The beetle is not thinking “Ah there are so many things I regret!” before it dies. It lives and it dies. The ants are not reading motivational ant books about how to move a giant beetle vertically up a pole. They just get together and make it happen. And the lizard is not thinking “What if I run out of ants to eat?” It knows there is an abundance of them and will be more everywhere he turns. In short, nature doesn’t OVERTHINK…and neither should YOU, for you’re a part of nature after all 😉

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5. There Is Beauty Everywhere You Look

I’ve never seen a sunset like the ones I’ve seen in Bali. I try to capture them on my iPhone and even though the pictures look beautiful when I post them it doesn’t even come close to what it looks like in reality. I’ll have to buy a nice camera soon to see if I can capture a more realistic shot of the sunsets here. And that’s just at NIGHT! During the day I see the rice fields, the temples, the smiling faces of the Balinese people I walk past in the street, and I’m reminded that there is beauty EVERYWHERE I look.

And the biggest lesson there of all was that the beauty wasn’t JUST something I saw when I got to Bali. There was beauty in that apartment building I hated living in. There was beauty in the late nights when I would hustle to get out of my current situation and into a new one. There was beauty in living somewhere I didn’t really want to live and having that lead me to make big moves that drastically pivoted the way in which I see the world.

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In short, there wasn’t beauty JUST when I got from A to B. There was just as much beauty in point A because it made point B a reality. Where would I be if I didn’t have so much I had to overcome? How much weaker would I be if I didn’t have to go through so many obstacles to get to where I am now?

There is BEAUTY in your life, even if you can’t see it yet. If you push through it you’ll wind up a much more beautiful version of yourself inside and out with a much more physically beautiful view around you, but don’t forget that without the mud there is no lotus so there is beauty in your struggles as well.

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6. Allow Contrast To Increase Your Gratitude

I would have been grateful just staying in a room in my friend’s beautiful villa, let alone deciding to pull the trigger and get the whole villa next door for myself for the month of November. When I climbed up the stairs and gazed over the beautiful view of the fields and the buildings, I noticed a little shack to my left put together with spare metal, and I learned later it was the home of a decent-sized family. The average worker here makes under $2,000 USD per year, farmers probably even less, even though they’re the salt of this earth.

Yet everyone seems happy. Offerings are seen all over the streets every day for the gods the Balinese worship. I hear them singing and worshipping in the fields, setting off fireworks, eating as families outside at night while they smile and laugh. It’s truly a beautiful sight, and I’m grateful it’s one that I get to see for a whole month.

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When you read “under $2,000 per year” maybe you cringed a little bit as did I when I first looked up those stats. But money isn’t what it’s about. It never is. It’s about living the good life, being happy, experiencing joy with those you love more often than not, and spreading that love wherever you go. That’s what the people here do.

I know they have less worries than we do even though I’ve talked to so few of them. You can just see it on their faces. And it’s a contrast between lives I never would have seen if I didn’t make the move out here to see what life somewhere else besides my “comfort zone” was really like.

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I’m forever grateful to be learning so much so quickly in Bali even though I’ve only been here for a few days and I promise to keep sharing what I’m experiencing and learning with you so that you can experience it in a way too. Come out here sometime. Don’t stay at a big swanky resort that doesn’t give you a real taste of what the culture is like. You can get a nice villa right in the heart of everything and experience the real Bali, the real Canggu without that “two steps removed” feeling of staying at a big hotel or something, even though sometimes that experience is great as well.

Wherever you go, wherever your travels take you, enter them with two eyes open so that you can truly take in the magnificence of a new place on earth, and all the lessons that come with it. Lessons you can apply to your life, your business, your relationships, your view of the world and most importantly your view of yourself and the path YOU are walking down. The view doesn’t change from your comfort zone, but it certainly does when you step out of it. Never forget that.

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Entrepreneurship: How It Set Me Free & Changed My Life Forever

Entrepreneurship: How It Set Me Free & Changed My Life Forever

I still remember waking up with a frown on my face, almost disappointed that there was another day that I had to “get through”. I didn’t know where I was going. And I felt like even if I knew, there was no way I was ever going to get there.

Ever felt that before? It’s brutal, totally drains you.

These were during the days before I went FULL TIME in the world of entrepreneurship, those days where I had the shitty job I was trying to get away from but the business was barely even PART time, let alone stable enough to support me.

I was always an entrepreneur though, don’t get me wrong, selling things since I was a little kid.

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But I wasn’t always SUCCESSFUL as one, in more ways than financially.

I wasn’t always fulfilled. I wasn’t always this motivated. And I certainly wasn’t always experiencing this much upside.

Even now feeling like I’m on “the other side” of things, it’s still a challenge. The more a business grows and the more YOU grow, the more problems you’ll have. But they’re better QUALITY problems.

But they’re better QUALITY problems.

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That’s the important part to pay attention to that so many ignore.

You see, here are some problems I had BEFORE I was able to support myself full time in the world of entrepreneurship, particularly through the world of running online businesses:

  • Had to get up earlier than I wanted because of my job
  • Had to waste time and gas money driving to and from a job
  • Had a job I didn’t enjoy that I didn’t have any passion for
  • Had a VERY low job paycheck only come once every two weeks
  • Had to be told when I could or couldn’t take breaks at work
  • Had to get treated like crap by employees that I couldn’t fire
  • Had to waste hours of my life doing something I didn’t love

My problems were all centered about not being FREE! This is very important to notice. Look at the problems in your life and find that central theme. If the central theme revolves around feeling restricted or not feeling free, having a successful business WILL help alleviate those problems over time.

Now here’s the key. PAY ATTENTION!!!

Most people want to “never have problems again” and “just fix everything”.

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This is literally impossible. So don’t even think about it!

The goal should be to UPGRADE your problems. And if there is one group of people who are always experiencing better and better problems in their lives, it’s the entrepreneur.

Here are a few of the “problems” our team has experienced lately:

  • Accounts closing for making too much money too fast
  • Overwhelmed by which potential 8 figure project to kick off first
  • Too excited about all the different ways to make more money
  • Too many messages in our inboxes to even respond to daily
  • Scaling projects up to figure out how to turn $1 into $10 

Notice how I didn’t say “Entrepreneurship started working and now all of the sudden I don’t have any problems!”? Exactly. There will ALWAYS be “problems” but you just want better quality problems.

For example, can we agree that it’s better quality problem if you’re making SO MUCH money that now you have to find out a way to get clever with taxes? Vs. having the problem of never making enough money so you’re always worried about bills and how you’re going to make rent?

So…by now you’re probably wondering how it is that you can get away from all the little BS problems in your life and actually have some problems that MATTER…some fun problems…some “you know you’re playing big WHEN” problems.

How do we upgrade our problems?

It’s simple. We start by upgrading ourselves by upgrading the people we learn from.

It’s all about modeling. Find someone who has higher quality problems than you on a consistent basis and then work closely with them in business and soon you’ll have those problems too.

Imagine if I was trying to learn business from someone who’s regular problems are “the boss was mean this week” and “John from accounting is a real piece of shit!”

You’ll never get wealthy talking about “water cooler problems”. Those are the small ones that people talk about before they realize the true game that’s being played and their true power.

Once you’re around these people, getting mentored by them, implementing the advice they give you and WORKING WITH THEM then it’s only a matter of time before all your little BS problems seemingly fade away only to make room for big, new, exciting problems. And those are the ones you want.

Because when you figure out how to solve THOSE…you get to design an unbelievable lifestyle for yourself that many people only dream of. And on your way there you’ll be increasing the quality of your life so fast that you don’t even recognize what you were stressing about just a few short months ago.