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Here’s one thing you need to change to become a successful property investor

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I’ve found that for most property investors to change their level of wealth, they must change.

Your Thoughts Lead to your Feelings – Your Feelings lead to your Actions and Your Actions determine your Results. 

The problem is for many Australians their thermostat is not set for Wealth.

So one of the first steps in change is changing your thoughts.

In this article I share away to upgrade your Wealth Thermostat

I’ve found that for most property investors to change their level of wealth, they must change.

Rather than disagree, please humor me for a moment and read on…

Sometimes we love change and sometimes we hate it.

In fact, some of us love to change and others fear it.

Why is change difficult for many of us?

Because change makes us move out of our comfort zones.

It takes courage to leave something familiar and try something new.


One of the jobs of our subconscious mind is survival – to protect us.

It likes to keep things the same preferring safety and security over the untested and unproven.

Haven’t we all heard people say “better the devil I know than the devil I don't know?"

We tend to believe that if we stick with what we know, with what is familiar, then we won't get hurt.

The problem is that in terms of wealth creation, it’s not what we know that’s holding many of us back.

It’s what we think we know that isn’t so that is holding us back.

Now I know you are used to reading my thoughts on property, but for a moment I’d like to share my thoughts on wealth creation, which is really why we’re into property anyway aren’t we?

In fact, I’d like to discuss why many Australians are not as far advanced with their wealth creation as they would like to be.

They are not as successful as they would like to be and haven’t developed the financial freedom they deserve.

Yet they continue to do the same things over and over hoping somehow things will be different.

Think about it… if you keep doing the things you always did, you are going to keep getting the results you always got.

If what you've been looking for was where you've been looking, chances are you'd have already found it!

Doing more of the same even harder and longer is not usually the answer.

Being willing to change will usually create better results.

However, you can have more because you can become more.

So what holds most of us back?

It’s our Wealth Operating System ™  – our financial blueprint – the programming we received as a child.

As initially described by Wallace Wattles in The Science of Getting Rich and more recently by Harv T. Ekers in his great book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (a must-read for all property investors):

Your Thoughts Lead to your Feelings – Your Feelings lead to your Actions and Your Actions determine your Results. 

It is no coincidence that your inner world creates your outer world.

The programming you received, usually as a child, leads to your thoughts, your fears, and your limitations about wealth creation today.

So one of the first steps in change is changing your thoughts.

How do you think about money, success, and prosperity? 

What do you say to yourself?

What is that little voice in your head saying?

For many of us, our thoughts revolve around fear, scarcity, and limitation.

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The problem is that what you focus on expands.

If you think about fear, scarcity, and limitation – what do you achieve?


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Tips: Your Thoughts Lead to your Feelings – Your Feelings lead to your Actions and Your Actions determine your Results.

So money is a result – wealth is a result, your health is a result.

Your results in all these fields have been caused by you – by your actions.

These occur in your outer world but are determined by your thoughts and feelings – your “inner world.”

For many Australians, their current mindset just won’t let them get to the next level.

It’s not what they don’t know that prevents them from succeeding; it’s what they think they know that isn’t correct that is their greatest obstacle.

The way they think is their greatest barrier

It’s because of their programming, their Wealth Operating System™ - the way they were programmed by the things they heard, the things they saw, and the things they experienced.

This is a type of thermostat that was usually set in our childhood and gives each of us our feelings and beliefs about money and wealth.

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Note: The problem is for many Australians their thermostat is not set for Wealth.

Many of us need to intentionally change our inner world – our way of thinking.

We need to start thinking about prosperity, abundance, and success to enable us to attract those very things.

Firstly we need to change the way we think about ourselves.

We need to see ourselves as wealthy people, as wealth attractors, and wealth creators.

This means we may need to change some ingrained thinking patterns.

Or overcome some negative ways of thinking that have developed as the result of past experiences.

Why are we scared of change?

Why do we find it hard to change our way of thinking when change is natural?

In fact, the only constant in the world, the only thing you can absolutely count on, is changing itself.

Often because our subconscious mind is programmed to keep things the same to “protect us.”

I’m sure you’ve heard people say –“better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.” 

Yet most successful people all share one critical characteristic – the trait of adaptability.

They embrace change.

They look for opportunities to expand and learn.

Another common characteristic of successful people is that they have a mentor and they belong to a mastermind group.puzzle team

They hang around other like-minded successful people.

If you continue to do the things you have always done, you will continue to get the results you have always achieved.

If you want to move forward in your wealth creation.

I believe it was Einstein who said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result."

Results change when people change their way of thinking.

If any of what I’ve said has made an impression you will realise that if you’re going to go to another place in your life financially, then you are going to have to do some things differently.

And doing things differently first requires thinking differently.

If you change your thinking, you will change your actions and if you change your actions - results.

The investors I have seen stuck in the same financial position didn’t understand the importance of what I’ve just shared with you today.

However, as I’ve already explained - you can have more because you can become more.

You see…here is how the other side of the coin reads - unless you change how you are, you will always have what you've got. All the “property stuff” I share with you is powerful, but on its own won’t do it. In order to have more, you need to become more.

The rich keep getting richer because they're programmed and conditioned to, while most people are boxed in by the boundaries of their thoughts.

Wealth is a result – it’s a result of your thoughts and beliefs, which lead to your actions

It is important for us to understand that we are all fully responsible for our financial results. lose saving

If things aren’t working out the way you want them to, you need to stop taking the easy way out and blaming outside factors.

It’s not your boss’s fault, nor is it the government or interest rates.

It’s not even a lack of information. 

You need to stop justifying why you are not financially successful.

Most of what you have today you have attracted by becoming the person you are today.

If you want things to change in your life financially, you must change first.

Everything you’re doing right now, you’re in the habit of doing.

Everything you are not doing right now, you are in the habit of not doing.

If you’ve heard me speak on the topic of the psychology of success you’ll know I suggest you always get what your subconscious wants, not what you think you want.

But here's a way to upgrade your financial thermostat

Why not join me for 5 days at Wealth Retreat 2024?

Think about it...Actors flock to Byron Bay.

Investment bankers go to Sydney and Melbourne.

High-tech entrepreneurs migrate to Silicon Valley.

The list goes on and on.

When you want to play any game at a high level, it's important to go where the right people are and build great relationships.

It’s not complicated. Yet many people simply fail to do it.

It’s as though they think Australia Post will pull up and drop a package of world-class valuable relationships on their doorstep.

Worse, in today’s hyper-connected world, it may seem like “virtual” connections can build real relationships.

But check out the actual definition of “virtual”...

“Existing or resulting in essence or effect though not in actual fact, form, or name.”

If success is predicated on relationships, do you want “real” relationships or virtual ones?

Real success or virtual success?

Obviously, real is better than virtual.

So where can investors, business owners and entrepreneurs go to get in a room full of the right people?

The good news is you don’t need to uproot yourself and move to a new city. And you don’t even need to travel too far.

Of course, this begs the question

Where can you find a room full of thought leaders, property investment experts, and serious and successful investors?’

We are holding Wealth Retreat 2024 on April 27th to May 1st on the Gold Coast.

We’ve been running Wealth Retreat for 19 years (click here now to learn all about it) and the experience has become legendary in the real estate investing sub-culture.

This year we’re once again holding it on the Gold Coast and will convene with 95 of the right people, and already 30% of those limited number of places have been taken from those who attended last year.

This year we have Dr. Andrew Wilson, Ken Raiss, Simon Keustenmacher, Mark Creedon, Tom Corley, Brett Warren, Kate Forbes and many other outstanding experts.

Plus, a gaggle of unknown heroes of investing … people who are highly accomplished investors, business owners and investing entrepreneurs …

… people you’d probably never discover, much less meet, outside of Wealth Retreat.

April will come around very quickly, so click here now and learn more and register your interest and we’ll be in contact to have a chat, answer all your questions and make sure the Retreat is right for you.

We’re at an interesting stage of the property cycle – and 2024 will be a year when some investors will create lifetime wealth,  so if you’re serious about building a true property investment business, you’d realise that business and investing are based on relationships.

And that’s worth investing in.

It’s notable that we’ve never paid a Wealth Retreat speaker. All of these amazing people volunteer their time, which is both humbling and telling.

They love it. They learn. They connect. They party.

It’s fun, educational, refreshing, and extremely valuable … in ways far beyond just making money.

Of course, just ONE great idea, opportunity or relationships can easily provide a great return on the time and money.

So if you’re ready step up to the next level (and DON’T COUNT YOURSELF OUT by thinking you’re not ready for this yet) and you’re ready for 5 days of mentoring, networking, masterminding and fun and you want to come out with a firm new plan for the next 5 years of your life and a toolbox full of tools to achieve your plans, then …

Click here now and register your interest and we’ll be in contact to have a chat, answer all your questions and make sure the Retreat is right for you.

I look forward to spending 5 life changing days with you.

Wealth Retreat will cover the 5 areas that help create true wealth.

  1. Knowledge - we will be sharing "high end" wealth creation, business and tax strategies. We have Australia’s leading faculty of property, tax, finance, superannuation and legal experts.
  2. Systems - we obviously believe in property as the best system for creating wealth and we will discuss advanced property strategies such as property development. Plus we will show you advanced wealth creation and business growth systems.
  3. Mindset - this part is critical and probably the one where attendees can get the most leverage. In previous years we expanded the delegates Wealth Operating Systems (the way they think) so that they were receptive to a whole raft of new concepts - and judging by the results - it worked.
  4. The right network of people - we will be a big mastermind group. Some great joint ventures were formed at Wealth Retreat last year. In business it’s not what you know. In fact, it's not even who you know, it's often who you know knows. This is not a typo! Wouldn't you like to have access to the names in my Outlook contact list?
  5. Contribution - one of the true benefits of wealth is being able to contribute to our community and the world in general.

So in summary...

This 5 day retreat will be for successful business people, entrepreneurs and investors, who want to get to the next level, form a large mastermind group and learn high end wealth creation, tax strategies and business concepts from highly successful and credible presenters.

It’s for people who want to build a true property investment business.

The numbers are genuinely limited- we keep the numbers small on purpose.

All prospective attendees are interviewed to ensure they can benefit from attending and to make sure we selecting the right people to be part of our mastermind network, especially as we hope to facilitate some joint ventures or partnerships with a few of the attendees as we did in the past.

Remember the event is 5 days in the presence of some of the sharpest minds in wealth creation in Australia today including top tax accountant, business experts and solicitors.

It also includes networking with the best mastermind group we can put together in Australia - this will be one of the most important elements of this event. Just imagine the networking possibilities.

Don't count yourself out!

Click here and express your interest and I'll speak with you personally and I'll explain my personal guarantee.

So put me to the test. There is next to no risk on your part - except what you think is missing if you don’t attend!

About Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

Hi Michael, Thank you for publishing this very powerful article! It very clearly explains where the root of all wins (or failures) lay and I cannot agree more with the main message that everything starts at the subconscious mind and our main effort ...Read full version

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