How to Achieve Success Today: 3 Steps to Crush Your Goals

How to Achieve Success Today: 3 Steps to Crush Your Goals

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Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and podcaster. He is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate education space and has taught millions of people how to find, finance, and manage real estate investments.

Experience
Brandon began buying rental properties and flipping houses at the age of 21. He started with a single family home, where he rented out the bedrooms, but quickly moved on to a duplex, where he lived in half and rented out the other half.

From there, Brandon began buying both single family and multifamily rental properties, as well as fix and flipping single family homes in Washington state. Later, he expanded to larger apartments and mobile home parks across the country.

Today, Brandon is the managing member at Open Door Capital, where he raises money to purchase and turn around large mobile home parks and apartment complexes. He owns nearly 300 units across four states.

In addition to real estate investing experience, Brandon is also a best-selling author, having published four full-length non-fiction books, two e-books, and two personal development daily success journals. He has sold more than 400,000 books worldwide. His top-selling title, The Book on Rental Property Investing, is consistently ranked in the top 50 of all business books in the world on Amazon.com, having also garnered nearly 700 five-star reviews on the Amazon platform.

In addition to books, Brandon also publishes regular audio and video content that reaches millions each year. His videos on YouTube have been watched cumulatively more than 10,000,000 times, and the podcast he hosts weekly, the BiggerPockets Podcast, is the top-ranked real estate podcast in the world, with more than 75,000,000 downloads over 350 unique episodes. The show also has over 10,000 five-star reviews in iTunes and is consistently in the top 10 of all business podcasts on iTunes.

A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie and son Wilder) spends his time surfing, snorkeling, hiking, and swimming in the ocean near his home in Maui, Hawaii.

Press
Brandon’s writing has been featured on Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, FoxNews.com, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media.

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You know, this morning when the alarm clock went off, I really felt like hitting that snooze button. Soon after I got up, I really didn’t feel like going to the gym. Later, I didn’t feel like sitting down at the computer to analyze another potential real estate deal.

I didn’t feel like picking up the phone to make an important call that I was dreading. Honestly, I didn’t really feel like making this video either.

Today, I felt like lying in bed, watching reruns of The Office, and eating pancakes. My wife makes, literally, the world’s best pancakes.

But you know what? It’s a good thing I don’t live my life by feelings.

I live my life by intention.

I didn’t snooze the alarm. I went to the gym. I analyzed that deal. I made that phone call. I’m making this video.

The truth is much of the time, I don’t feel like doing what I need to do. But let me share with you one secret of success that I’ve found true: If you want to have a better life, it doesn’t happen naturally.

The late great Jim Rohn once said, “Life doesn’t get better by chance. It gets better by change.”

And he’s not talking about things changing around you. He’s talking about YOU changing. Because things usually don’t naturally just “come about.” Good things usually happen because you’ve done the right actions—day in and day out—for a long time to get there.

A year ago, I weighed 40 pounds more than I do today. A month ago, I didn’t have any real estate deals under contract. But today I have over $5 million under contract.

I’m not saying this to brag, because the simple truth is, I didn’t do it. My simple, consistent daily actions that I performed whether I felt like it or not—that’s what did it.

So, if you want to achieve new levels of success in your life, do this really simple but hard thing: Stop living your life by feeling, and start living your life by intention.

What does that mean? Let me break it down into three actionable steps.

Related: How to Use Action to Overcome Fear and Procrastination

3 Actionable Steps to Begin Living Your Life With Intention

  1. Define what it is you want.

Figure out what you really want, and determine a date that you plan to get it. Don’t pick something because someone else thinks it’s right for you. Pick something that gets you fired up, that makes you feel alive, that feels like a challenge worthy of your pursuit.

Related: There Is a Major Problem With Your Goals

  1. Write down the steps you need to take consistently to get the result you want.

If you’re trying to buy a real estate deal, like myself, you’re going to have to get leads, analyze them, make offers, and talk with lenders. Those are action steps.

If you want to improve your marriage, maybe you need to read a marriage book, attend a marriage workshop with your spouse, schedule regular date nights. Or maybe you want to pay off $10,000 in debt. Your steps might include canceling your Netflix subscription and driving for Uber on the weekends.

You see, it’s those consistent actions, over time, that produce the results.

  1. Do those things, when you said you’re going to do them.

And do this consistently—whether you feel like it or not. Live your life by intention, not feelings.

The incredible life that you want—that you deserve—is waiting for you to claim it. Alright, now go out and live the rest of the day with intention.

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