So much of what we learn about real estate is strategic: HOW do I [find deals, get money, manage tenants, do renovations].

And that’s all important, but if you want to build a profitable, sustainable, and FUN real estate career, it’s JUST as important to step back and ask bigger questions, like:
• “Am I sure that I’m focusing my time and efforts on the right things?”
• “Is the strategy I’m pursuing the right fit for me, in the long run?”
• “Am I building a business that supports my bigger vision for my life, or one that’s going to consume all of my time and energy?”
• “Am I loving what I’m doing, or do I do it just for the money?”

Here’s a big secret that goes against the grain of what you may believe about real estate success: it’s not about who you are, or where you came from, or how hard you hustle. It’s about doing what most people don’t: thoughtfully, intentionally designing a business that fits your vision, your lifestyle, your passions, and your personality.
Shaun McCloskey has been helping some of the highest-level real estate investors and gurus in the country do exactly that for over a decade, and now he’s making a very rare association appearance to help US have a more prosperous AND joyful 2020.

You’ll leave this meeting knowing:
• Why goal setting alone doesn’t work. Not for ANYONE.
• Why making business plans based on financial considerations alone is the certain death of your business
• Why working more hours in your business probably makes you LESS productive
• How to create a strategic game plan for your business that will ACTUALLY get you from where you are now to where you want to be in just 6-12 months, not years or decades, like it takes most people

Start the decade off right, with the tools you need to envision and build not just the business, but the LIFE that creates the meaning, impact, fulfillment, and prosperity you’ve always dreamed of.

We live in an age where there’s literally information and training everywhere. From association meetings to podcasts to YouTube to FaceBook, you can’t turn around without being exposed to the latest and greatest “wow factor” strategy or “new wisdom”.
With all that success advice right at our fingertips, why is it that according to Inc. Magazine, more than 85% of people today don’t like what they do for a living? How can it be that the majority of Americans wake up every Monday morning dreading going to their place of business?

One clue is in the nature of the message that much of the modern-day success literature promotes:

• “You should be outworking everyone around you”
• “You can manifest anything you want”
• “You have all the power to control everything”
• “Being rich and unhappy is better than being broke and unhappy”
• “The purpose of a business is to be profitable”

I bet you’ve heard every one of these things, and they certainly have their attraction. But I ask you, does any of it mesh with your experience in the real world? Or have you observed, in yourself and others, that the opposite of each of these things is usually the truth?

I’ve coached many men and women over the years that have reached what most would consider “the pinnacle of success” only to wake up saying, “is this it? Please tell me there’s more to life than this!” And invariably, what I found in coaching and getting to know these people is that they all built businesses designed for what today’s “wisdom” is the measure of success, which is to be profitable. But the word “profit” encompasses many things, and certainly goes far deeper than just financial gain.

Bottom line is, real estate investors don’t end up feeling satisfied by creating a business that spits out money every month, no matter how much money that is.

Don’t get me wrong, your business should—in fact, must, make money. But building a business the right way means embracing much more than just financial gain. I haven’t met anyone to date, if they’re being completely honest, that has been fulfilled by financial gain alone, and when they get to the point where they’ve achieved ‘success’ by every measure of today’s ‘success wisdom’, they find that it doesn’t come with the happiness they looked forward to. And then they have to start the process of figuring out what WILL make them happy, and having to painfully restructure a business that’s already a juggernaut.

So my question to you is, if you don’t already have a profitable-but-unfullfilling business, why not build one right from the beginning that is wildly profitable financially and fulfills who you are as a person as well? If you’re going to spend the time to build something, you might as well build something you’re going to love every day as well, right?

Sounds awesome, right? But the next obvious question is, “HOW? How do I begin to build a business where I wake up each day and jump out of bed – completely excited for what’s to come?”

The first step is, forget financial projections, and the law of attraction, and “crushing it”, and get a meaningful, moving vision. One that doesn’t just talk about how much money you’ll make, but about how you’ll give back to your community. One that doesn’t just say what kind of vacations you’ll take, but how you’ll set up your life to work a tiny fraction of the hours most real estate entrepreneurs do, so that you’ll have time to take them. One that envisions not just how prosperous you’ll be, but how impactful you’ll be in the world.

Learning what it means to have a vision – especially a business vision – has without a doubt been the most life changing set of business principles I’ve ever had the privilege of sharing, with others and enacting in my own life, so I hope to see you at the January 11th REIN meeting, where I’ll walk you through exactly what’s changed my life, and that of hundreds of other highly, and TRULY, successful real estate investors.

Our January meeting will be held both in person and online to better accommodate our members. Shaun’s presentation will be broadcast on screen at the Oak Hill Assembly location and simultaneously online on January 11th starting at 6:00 PM.

Sign up online at www.reintn.org/calendar