We made it! This is episode number 500 and we’re approaching our 6th year anniversary of FlipNerd.com next week! Today, I wanted to share a very important message which is how much control we have in our lives! I want you to live a life with no regrets but YOU have to be the supply of energy behind chasing your dreams and don’t get me wrong, it can be tiring! Batteries are not included, let’s discuss!

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What’s up everybody? Hey, welcome back to the show. This is episode number 500. We’re actually approaching our 6th year anniversary at flipnerd.com. Next week, I’ll share more about that on the next episode. Today, I wanted to share . . . this is episode 500, I wanted to share a very important message that I woke up thinking about this morning and wanted to share it with you, which is how much control we have in our lives. How I want you to live a life with no regret, but you have to be the energy supply behind chasing your dreams. And it’s tiring. Batteries are not included. Let’s discuss.
Welcome to “Real Estate Investing Secrets.” We’re all looking for freedom and the opportunity to live better more fulfilling lives. But most of us were trained our entire lives to work for someone else and chase their dreams. How can we use real estate investing as a vehicle to achieve financial freedom? My life is dedicated to answering your real estate investing questions and helping you build an investing business that allows you to change your life and the world around you and to enable you to turn your dreams of financial freedom into a reality. My name is Mike Hambright from flipnerd.com, and your questions get answered here on the “Real Estate Investing Secrets” show.
What’s up everybody? Hey, welcome back to the show. This is episode number 500. Next week, at FlipNerd is our 6th year anniversary. Hard to believe that it’s the week of Christmas. We have the same birthday as Jesus, but that is an information for another episode. Look, today, I want to share a story with you about the importance of you funding the energy for the struggle in your life.
The truth is being a real estate investor is not easy. Doing anything outside of the ordinary is not easy. Nobody is going to give you the energy to do that and to meet your goals other than you. Batteries are not included in this struggle. The truth is the easy route is what everybody chooses, and if you’re on that easy route path right now and if you’re watching this video, that means you’re probably following me. You’re interested in real estate investing or you might even already be an active real estate investor, but if you’re watching this video, I know that you want more. Maybe you’re doing a hundred houses a year and you want more, maybe you haven’t started yet and you want to get started, whatever that is for you, you have to know that you are the energy supply that is needed day in and day out to get up and fight to do something different because this isn’t easy.
Everything else in life is easier relative to this. It’s easy to just go with the flow and sit back and do nothing sometimes or go to that job that you hate or keep looking for that next job that you don’t even really want, but you need some immediate income. I won’t take that lightly. Some of those are difficult challenges to make, but the truth is that the hardest thing to do is work on big changes, big changes in your ability to take your finances to another level, to take your happiness to another level, to claim your time and get that back.
Now, for somebody like me, a lot of people that I hang out with, we’ve been through that struggle. We still get up and struggle every day to take it to another level. It’s usually not about survival anymore. It’s about more impact, it’s about leaving a legacy. It’s not about, how am I going to feed the family? How am I going to pay the bills anymore? What the struggle is real.
My struggle now is to impact other people. In fact, I just dropped my son off at school and he literally said, and we’ve had this discussion a few times, he’s just 12 years old, so he doesn’t fully understand he said, “Dad, when are you going to retire?” And I said, “Never.” Because what is retirement? A 12 year old doesn’t understand that and he’ll understand more of it as he gets older in this family. But for us, when I grew up, my family was very much a working class family, retirement meant I don’t ever have to work again and I can, you know, sit around and watch TV or sit at the beach or whatever that might be.
For me, retirement is . . . and the truth is I’m working maybe harder than ever, but I consider myself in retirement right now because I’m doing what I want. I can live life on my terms. Is that 100% true? Like do I get to do whatever I want 100% of the time and never do anything that I don’t want? No. That just comes with the territory of owning a business is there’s crap that I have to deal with, but the truth is I live life on my terms for the most part and all the hard work that I do is because I want to do it and I’m striving to do something better. Depending on where you are in your life and in your business, you have to be the energy supply behind that. You have to take action.
Look, I won’t pretend to be a biologist, but our primitive mind does everything it can to keep us from taking what it perceives as risks. Even if you are willing to take those risks, your mind will trick you and your friends and your family’s minds will constantly tell you that you shouldn’t do that because that’s not safe.
The truth is, they don’t want to take those risks themselves and they don’t want you to take those risks because then it would make them look bad and so everything in our life is set around protecting us safe, which by the way is great in a fight or flight situation. But if you’re doing a job that you hate or you don’t have the financial means to live the life that you want or the time in your life, the ability to claim your time back and say, “You know what? I’m not going to work this week. You know what? I am going to take a month off. You know what? I don’t care about anything else. I’m just going to chill out today.”
Whatever it is for you. If you can’t do that, then that’s sad. If you want that and you can’t do it, then you have to find a path forward. The information is out there. I mean heck, this is episode number 500 on flipnerd.com, we have a tremendous amount of information online. If you go to YouTube, there is ridiculous amounts of information. You can find information to do almost anything that you want, but you have to be willing to put the energy in and take the risks and the financial risks sometimes to invest in yourself and to take your life to another level. That’s what I wanted to share with you today.
I really help a couple of kinds of investors. If you are new, I help new people get started through our FlipNerd Coaching Program. If you’re an experienced investor and you’re looking to take your business to another level, double, triple, quadruple your profit and get more of your life back and build a real business, then we help people do that through our Mastermind Investor Fuel. Those are the two big ways that I help people and I’m on a mission to help thousands of people get to where they want to get in real estate investing.
So I appreciate you follow me along with this story episode number 500. Six years in the making and I appreciate you a ton. If you haven’t signed up yet for flipnerd.com, our show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, YouTube, anywhere else, go to wherever you watch or listen to podcasts or watch videos and subscribe and give us a positive review. I’d certainly appreciate that. Until then, I’m going to see you on another episode. Keep on fighting for freedom, my friends.
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