Sorry about all of the lines... After copying and pasting this is the only way it would let me separate paragraphs. Happy New Year Everyone!! It's officially 2020 and I'm so excited to begin this year out talking about having a vivid vision for your future! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclaimer: I wasn't actually the first person to coin this phrase "Vivid Vision". There is actually a phenomenal book called just that by Cameron Herold that I HIGHLY recommend going and reading. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ What even is Vision? According to Google, Vision is "the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom". Almost like a child who imagines he wants to go to the moon. Let your imagination run free and see what you come up with. You might even be surprised! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now I'm sure you guys have heard all about creating a vision at least a thousand times, and you might even be aware of the fact that most every successful business man or woman has a written vision for their life, but the question is, are you really implementing this key component in your business/life? Why don't more people do this? How much more could you succeed if you did this one simple task? Well today I would like to give you guys some key components on what to include in and how to structure your vivid vision/goals so that you can begin living the life you've only ever dreamed of. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ You want your vision to be - _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Future Oriented: What will your business/life look like, feel like, think and say in the future? Where are you headed? What does your full potential look like? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Inspiring and Challenging: What vivid and energizing image do you want to create for people about your desired outcomes and goals? What is your dream? What mountaintop are you striving to reach? What catalyst will impel you to move toward that dream? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Motivating and Memorable: What notable and emotionally connecting future direction do you want to keep reaching and pushing toward? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Purpose-Driven: What is the larger sense of purpose you are striving to obtain? Are you building a cathedral or are you laying stones? ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Unique: This vision is 100% you and your goals, so don't be persuaded by what others are doing! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now I want you to take a moment and write one important goal for each of the following facets of your life: physical, spiritual, work or career, family, social relationships, financial security, mental improvement and attention, and hobbies. It doesn't matter if you plan to achieve them 40 years from now or 40 minutes from now, just make them! But don't forget, you want to make them S.M.A.R.T. goals, and you want to use the above tips. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ S-Specific M-Measurable A-Attainable R-Relevant T-Time-bound _________________________________________________________________________________________________ If we can make all of your goals meet this criteria, then you have a goal that's just risky enough to truly push your limits of life and business, and help create the ultimate life you've always wanted! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Then what? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ If all you do is this exercise, you will likely see some benefits, as your vision will stick in the back of your mind and you’ll unconsciously work towards it. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ However, if you want the best chance of making your vision happen, you’ll need to go further. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ You need to build a system for yourself, where you review your vision and goals regularly, and update your action plan for accomplishing those goals. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Your main priority should be making your system a habit, something that you do no matter what, that you don’t have to think about or remind yourself about. Start with calendar reminders and task list items and build life planning time into your daily and weekly routines until it becomes habit. They say it only takes 66 days to create a habit so if you can just follow through on one 90 day goal, you'll be closer than 92% of Americans to achieving those goals! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ I, personally, use Brandon Turner's Intention Journal on Biggerpockets for my everyday action plan. It helps keep me accountable and always focused on what matters most to me. Of course I slack off sometimes and sleep-in, or let the busy day get the best of me, but I never feel as accomplished and successful when I don't start the day off with my vision and goals. Keeping them in front of me on a daily basis has been a true catalyst to my continued efforts and success in life and real estate. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Twice the Advice: A new segment of the newsletter where I add yet another golden nugget of knowledge unrelated to the topic of the month. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ I.D.E.A.L. investments are the only investments you ever want to put your money, or anyone else's money, into. What I mean by that is there are so many opportunities for making money out there. Nowadays people can invest in literally anything, and more than likely either lose money, or not make nearly as much as they thought they were going to make. However, this quick and clever acronym will help teach anyone why real estate is the ideal investment. Income, Depreciation, Equity, Appreciation, and Leverage. I have yet to find any other investment vehicle out there that offers all of these fantastic opportunities to increase your wealth! Since your reading this newsletter you too believe in the power of real estate so whenever someone asks you "why real estate?" just tell them it's the most ideal investment on the market. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Deals: We are currently searching for Mobile Home Parks and Apartment buildings anywhere in Mobile or Baldwin County. We'll even consider outside of the city limits, but will need further information. Anything over 50 units with a 15% IRR on average. We are always looking for deals and are always willing to help anyone who can find us a deal. We love meeting new people too so don't be shy and reach out to us! Let us know if you have any questions, advice, or deals! We'd love to connect. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mobile Market: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - Airbus will expand its footprint at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile by increasing its manufacturing rate to seven planes per month by the end of the year and adding 275 jobs _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - The company will also invest another $40 million through construction of an additional support hangar, increasing its overall investment in Mobile to more than $1 billion _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - This announcement comes as the company plans to produce 63 A320 family aircraft per month worldwide in 2021, according to the statement. The announcement also follows huge growth in 2019 that saw Airbus add 600 new jobs at the manufacturing site with plans in place for the production of four A220 aircraft per month in Mobile by 2025. Airbus is on track to produce about 130 aircraft in the Port City each year for its airline customers _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - An 85-year-old, 3,600-square-foot property, located at 119 S. Ann St. and near the Griffith Service Station in Mobile, will soon open as a high-end, retro barbershop and retail vintage store called Mob Town Proper and Vintage. The concept is the brainchild of local business partners Pete Blohme and Nick Dimario. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - The duo is probably best known for four popular eateries found in the region: eponymous Panini Pete’s (Fairhope), eclectic Squid Ink (Mobile), beach-themed Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina (Fairhope) and iconic Ed’s Seafood Shed (on the Causeway). _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - Also included in their portfolio is a podcast studio that produces a show called “Hot Off the Press,” which profiles well-known chefs from across the country and is produced locally. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - “We want the vibe to be a communal, neighborhood space where people can connect,” Blohme said. “There will be ’80s arcade games to play, a jukebox, gourmet coffee to drink and, since I’m an avid collector already, we’ll have a connected antique shop to look around in while waiting.” _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - He went on to say the space will also offer beer and bourbon tastings during the year, celebrity barbers will be brought in for workshops, and cross-promotional offers will be set up within the restaurant chain to generate interest. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ - Also acquired was a plot of blighted residential property, sitting on a third of an acre and located directly across the street at 104 S. Ann St. Plans are in place to convert one-quarter of the property into public parking for the barbershop, with the remainder potentially being developed as residential space along the lines of townhomes or condominiums over the next 18 to 24 months. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - An opening date is tentatively set for sometime between the next six to eight weeks, pending ongoing city ordinance approvals required during buildout. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - P.S. Taco Company is setting up a second site in Saraland, with plans to open in April 2020. The Foley-based, fast-casual chain is leasing 1,470 square feet of space in the Publix Shopping Center located at 47 Shell St. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - TV personality and cooking show host Paula Deen arrived in Foley Monday to hold a grand opening for her latest Family Kitchen restaurant in OWA, a massive 520-acre entertainment complex owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The 8,000-square-foot space follows the footprint of her three other locations, with seating capacity for nearly 300 patrons. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - The new eatery also created 150 local jobs in the area upon opening, meeting needs for executive chefs, managers, line cooks, prep cooks, bakers, dishwashers, bussers, bartenders, servers, hosts and retail sales associates. At the event, Savannah, Georgia-domiciled Deen mentioned spending a significant amount of time down on the central Gulf Coast during childhood, so the return to Foley was a bit of a homecoming. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ - Mobile’s economic development efforts through expansion over the past decade have garnered $1.7 billion in capital investment and more than 17,400 jobs with an average annual salary of $54,000. Mobile is ranked one of the nation’s best places to live and grow a business. The low cost of doing business, diverse business base, availability of professional and skilled workforce, intermodal transportation hub and quality lifestyle continue to attract people and business. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Well guys, this concludes this months newsletter. I hope I've added some value to you and your business, and don't forget to create that vivid vision! If anyone has anything that they would like to hear about in any upcoming newsletters just email me your ideas and I'd love to go over them with you. I'm so ecstatic to be able to be a part of your journey in this new year and if any of you have any questions about anything please don't hesitate to ask! To your success!