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By Michael Yardney

Success Is Not An Accident

Have you noticed?

A whole lot of people persist in thinking success is an accident.

Whether it's in property investment, business, wealth creation.

They think that other people's success is an accident of birth (they had rich parents) or genetics (they were born great sports people) or freak encounter or luck (they just happened to be in the right spot at the right time.)

Now I understand why many people think this way...

They do so in order to live with their own lack of achievement. Work Hard Prerequisite To Success.

To admit that the success others have achieved is both a methodical process and the outcome of a process virtually anyone can use would be for them to admit they failed themselves.

It is more palatable to say life failed me than to say I failed me; or to say I’m unlucky, rather than to say I’m lazy, or weak or stupid.

While it may be more comfortable, thinking this way is obviously not helpful.

Every successful entrepreneur I know shares several chief frustrations.

# 1 Time

Most business people, entrepreneurs and investors say they don't have enough time to do what they need  or want to do.

I understand this - yet I've learned how to squeeze a lot more into my days and still have balance.

In fact in the session at Wealth Retreat I explain this in detail, causing many attendees to tell me this one session alone made their attendance at Wealth Retreat worth the effort and investment.

#2 Isolation. 

Without question one of the biggest things I consistently hear from the Wealth Retreat graduates is that before they joined us at our 5 day retreat they were isolated in their wealth building.

They didn’t have a Mastermind group of like-minded investors, entrepreneurs or business people with whom they could share their challenges, brainstorm ideas, leverage contacts or celebrate their successes.

Many said they were looking for a group of ambitious, positive, like-minded, supportive doers to help them succeed.

You see…alone you are vulnerable.

You will never reach your fullest potential.

But when you connect with the right people, a whole new set of options you never dreamed possible opens up to you.

In fact, one of the main reasons people attend Wealth Retreat is to have an instant peer group of movers and shakers.

In today’s changing financial environment it’s even more important than ever to have a supportive mastermind group around you.

Can you imagine how much faster you’d reach your goals and how much more fun you would have along the way if you were a part of a community of elite wealth builders who could support you?

It's hard to build wealth on your own a pack of family members who think he’s so much more successful than they are by unfair accident, who resent him, who have no appreciation for his victories, who mooch off of him, who guilt him. Every successful entrepreneur has this in the family.

#3 Fear

One of the greatest obstacles to building financial freedom is fear.

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And currently the world is giving us a lot to be scared about isn't it?  There seems to be a bogey man around every corner.

There is lot's of reason for uncertainty

  • What's going to happen to property prices - are they going to keep falling?
  • What's ahead for the economy - how will it affect my business, profession, investments?
  • Will the banks ever lend me more money?
  • What will a new Federal government mean for my investments, my business or my profession?
  • All the mixed messages in the press at the moment with concerns about the economy, interest rates, unemployment, the challenges with obtaining finance the talk of a property bubble and business collapsing mean many of us are more fearful than ever.

Another fear I have commonly seen is the fear to follow your passion.

Many people I see spend 40 or more hours a week doing a job they don’t enjoy and can only dream of following their passions.

Interestingly around 30% of the attendees who attended Wealth Retreat in the past moved up and left their jobs.question uncertain

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I remember when Stuart, a plumber, sold and cut back his hours working in the business to concentrate on property.

Last year he bought a huge multi million dollar development site with some joint venture partners to undertake a very substantial development – something he would never have dreamed of when he came to Wealth Retreat a few years ago.

Justin gave up his job in hospitality to run an Internet business.

Julie gave up the security of her IT job to work for a property developer.

The shift in their mindset that they (and all the other attendees at Wealth Retreat) achieved allowed them to give up the ‘security’ of their day jobs and instead focus on the financial freedom they really wanted.

Success is very, very rarely accident.

Today I mostly see, work with and hang out with very successful people.

But it wasn't always that way and still today I see many new clients who come to Metropole and who are struggling.

Now I'm not talking about beginning investors, but when I look at more mature investors and business people many are still struggling. They can't make it tot he next level!

As an observer, it’s not hard to see why they struggle.

The problem won't make it to the next level, doing by continuing to do what got you to your current level.

Success is attracted by being deserved, by practicing certain behaviours.

These people do not practice those behaviours. So success shuns them.

You see, failure’s no accident either.

The real meaning of wealth

With all this talk of making money I want to make sure we step back for a moment and look at the bigger picture. Work life balance choices

We all know that money is only one layer of real wealth and prosperity and certainly not the most important.

Sure money is important in those areas of life where money is important, but it is not important in those areas where it is not important.

To be truly prosperous you need much more than money.

Wealthy people have time, freedom, relationships, health, spirituality and they contribute a lasting legacy.

Right now we are preparing for Wealth Retreat 2019 and have a limited number of spaces available for this exclusive event.

And maybe, just maybe, you’ll be exactly who we’re looking for.

If you think you might be the type of person who would not only benefit by being with us for 5 days at Wealth Retreat, but more importantly are over the next few years, then by all means, please keep reading.


This year some of the topics, speakers and emphasis will be very different to the past.

We’ve added a range of new subjects to give a more holistic curriculum and there is a whole new curriculum and break out sessions for business owners or those wanting to get into business.

Plus we’ve once again invited my good friend best selling author Tom Corley to join us from the USA.

He spent 5 years studying the rich and the poor and the habits that differentiate them and he’ll share this with you when you join us.

Last year Tom’s two presentations so wowed the audience he received a standing ovation.

It not only inspired and motivated the attendees – it gave them the tools they needed to make the changes they needed to create the transformations they wanted

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Why not click here now, read all about Wealth Retreat 2019 and register your interest in joining us.

Also because of all the changes happening to our property markets and the many changes likely to occur if we get a change of government, Dr. Andrew Wilson, Australia's leading housing economist will be joining us - you'll love spending time with him at Wealth Retreat 2019

If after speaking with you and learning more about your situation we believe you would benefit from joining us, I’ll back myself and the faculty and take all the risk.

I’ll guarantee your satisfaction attending the event!

I’ve never done this before – I guess I haven’t had to.

Every year this event books out because we limit the number of attendees to 50.

And every year a large proportion of the attendees are return attendees, so I know they’ll be happy. light bulb idea leader think smart clever failure motivate thought

But if you’ve wanted to come in the past and you weren’t sure if Wealth Retreat is for you, click here now, find out all about it and register your interest on our website and we’ll be in contact.

This is really the year you must join us.

Especially if you’re an investor, entrepreneur or business person

  • We’re likely to get a new government – do you understand how this will affect you, your business and your investments?
  • We’re likely to have a raft of new taxes – do you know how to protect yourself?

One of the reasons I am so excited about Wealth Retreat 2019 is because this is going to be a chance for our very top clients to mix and mingle with each other and a group of leading experts in investment, property, shares, tax, economics, business and finance.

Forgetting the 5 days actual teaching time we’ll spend, can you imagine what you could learn by being around the other participants and advisors, getting their one to one input on your wealth building efforts?

As in previous years, we have strictly limited the places – the room size is kept small on purpose so that participants get the most out of their time with us.

While we have many return attendees, we still have a few remaining spaces for this soon-to-be sold-out event.

Here are the three bottom line facts about Wealth Retreat 2019:

Number 1: it is an exclusive annual 5 day event that is only available to a  handful of investors, business people and entrepreneurs and their partners. And once the allocated spaces are gone–and that will be very soon–then your window of opportunity will be gone.

We’re holding it over the long weekend in June (so you can’t use work as an excuse not to come.)expert leader

Number 2: the week isn’t cheap, but if you are the type of person who is going to attend this won’t put you off. This way we know that all of the people at the event are 100% committed to playing at the highest levels.

Number 3: Wealth Retreat is only for real doers who are committed to building something special out of their wealth building. It’s not going to be a “seminar”. It will be an intensive networking and masterminding event where we will actually be focusing on large breakthroughs.

Why are we limiting it to so few people?

Because we realise that an event like this will be a huge success and produce incredible results if we bring together a small and highly select group of high achievers who have plenty of one on one time with the experts and networking time with the other attendees.

But don’t count yourself out from coming…

 Every year a group of aspiring investors join us and get the type of information that propels them ahead – the type of information I would have loved to have when I started out.

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We are also looking for people who will be a positive presence to the group and are committed to making an impact on the world.

If you are interested in joining us this year, or want to find out a little more I urge you to call Jo Fitt on 03 9591 8888 or email her at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Of course you can also check out and register your interest there.

You may even be able to let whoever will be our Prime Minister at the time to subsidise of your attendance…

My accountant tells me that joining us at Wealth Retreat could be a partially tax deductible for many attendees.

Just like every other year, I will chat with attendees for Wealth Retreat to make sure we carefully select the best blend for the event  and that you can take advantage of what we have to offer  teamwork puzzle help peer group team

To be fair, I’ll do the interview on a first come, first serve basis.

Once the remaining spaces are gone, that’s it.

And remember… I’ll back myself and the faculty and take all the risk.

I’ll guarantee your satisfaction attending the event!

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for experienced investors, share traders, business people and entrepreneurs who are willing to take on these challenging times and are committed to taking their investing and business to the highest levels.

We are also looking for people who will be a positive presence to the group and are committed to making an impact on the world.

Don’t count yourself out…

If you are interested in joining us this year and take one of the remaining spots, or want to find out a little more I urge you to call Jo Fitt on 03 9591 8888 or email her at [email protected] as soon as possible. Families by state

Of course you can also check out and register your interest there.

She will send you more details and if appropriate set up a time to have a chat with me.

Please call right now (Jo Fitt on 03 9591 8888) because now is the time for you to step up and seize the opportunity our current financial climate is offering us.

About Michael Yardney 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.
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