Author: Lheighton

How to Fix Your Broke Money Mindset

I think the biggest reason why people stay broke and in debt their whole lives is because of the poverty mindset they inherited.

And even when they come across a lot of money, poverty minded people end up losing it at some point…

…where as abundant minded people know how to multiply their money.

Yesterday I posted a picture of a check from a restaurant I visited and took a small group of people to.

The restaurant is very upscale and the check was just over $6,000.

I go there often, they’re always good to me and the people I take there so I decided to leave them a really big tip this time.

So I left them a $7,000 tip on top of the $6,000 check.

The next day I posted the picture of the check and wrote this caption: “Make a lot of money and be generous with it.”

Most people got the message and were inspired to do the same.

Some people left the most hateful comments for me lol.

Now, personally, I don’t give a f#@k what people think of me and my actions.

But I can’t help but notice that when people leave negative comments about someone doing good things and trying to inspire others to do good things… it’s usually a projection of their own poverty state of mind and insecure feelings toward money.

 

That’s the big message I want to share with you here…

 

It’s okay to talk about money.

It’s okay to want to make a lot of money.

It’s okay to actually make a lot of money.

It’s okay to educate yourself and your kids about money.

Money can’t buy happiness but it sure can solve a lot of problems.

Money can get you out of debt, give you peace of mind, help you pay your bills, help you donate to the causes and charities you believe in and give you more time, freedom and experiences with the people that you love.

Money is a tool and nothing more.

It’s a tool that comes in handy often so you might as well know how to use it well.

I want to help you build your brand, scale your business and make more money.

Talk soon,

Bedros Keuilian

The Dumbest Idea I’ve Ever Had

From time to time we all do dumb things…

…I’ve got a laundry list of dumb things I’ve done lol

Here’s one!

Several years ago I decided that I was going to challenge myself by training for and running a full marathon in only six weeks.
 
Keep in mind that I had never run or jogged more than half a mile, I hated running all together, and all I did was lift heavy weights in the gym.
 
Total meat head… and still am.
 
But I knew deep down inside that I needed to do the ONE THING that I didn’t want to do and that was to run long distance and totally put myself out of my comfort zone.
 
Now, the dumb part of this is not that I wanted to run a marathon…
 
…THE DUMB PART WAS THAT I WANTED TO RUN A MARATHON SIX WEEKS AFTER I THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
 
My running coach thought I was out of my mind!
 
But I knew that I had to do this!
 
It’s like I knew that doing the thing that I didn’t want to do and doing it in such a short time was going to be the key to a big life breakthrough for me.
 
So I hired a running coach who made me a six week training/running program and then I registered for the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon which was six weeks out – 26.2 miles!
 
In all her wisdom my running coach suggested that I register for the half marathon that was taking place on that same day…
 
…but I was hell bent on doing a full marathon with only six weeks of training to prove to myself that I have the mental toughness and personal discipline to do something really hard and way out of my comfort zone.
 
Those six weeks were life changing for me!
 
In that time I developed mental toughness, personal discipline and a whole new level of self confidence!
 
In fact the first time I jogged 8 miles I found myself in the neighboring city of Diamond Bar.
 
I’d driven to Diamond Bar before… but I had never walked, jogged or run to it.
 
When I saw the sign that said Welcome To Diamond Bar I stopped and just started crying…
 
…I was overcome with so much emotion at the fact that in only 4 weeks I was able to run 8 miles and to the neighboring city.
 
Two weeks later I found myself at the starting line of the San Diego Marathon and when the race started I was in awe… it was like a dream or something.
 
I was running alongside thousands of runners and the energy was incredible!
 
The pride I had in myself was in-explainable.
 
And when I crossed the finish line some 4 and a half hours later I was once again in tears.
 
I had done something that I told myself that I wasn’t able to do.
 
I had limited myself for so many years.
 
And from that day on I had a new level of self-esteem and confidence.
 
It was like being reborn as a more confident, more capable, more mentally tough and more disciplined version of myself.
 
It’s crazy how we can limit ourselves in so many areas of life by telling ourselves that “I can’t” or “I don’t know how” or I’m not a runner”
 
You are whatever you want to be!…
 
…as long as you do the work required to become that person.
 
I want to help you become the best version of yourself by giving you my Marathon Training Program for free.
 
You can get it here and start training for a life changing experience!
 
Talk soon,

Bedros Keuilian

Leadership – The Most Misunderstood Skill In Business (Part One)

You set up your Instagram account, started a corporation and created a logo…

 
…welcome to the business world! Now that you’re an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of your corporation you’re a leader, right?
 
WRONG.
 
The most misunderstood skill in all of business is the skill of leadership and the role a leader plays in the ability for your business to scale, become profitable and stand the test of time.
 
Most entrepreneurs will only figure this out once the bottom falls out, a bunch of employees quit, they go broke and think about jumping in front of a truck.
 
Look, the faster you can understand the role of a leader the sooner you can scale your business, profitability AND have time freedom.
 
The traits that great leaders develop are many and in this post I’m going to share the most vital ones. Notice I said great leaders DEVELOP these traits and they’re not just born with it?
 
So you best expect to be a shitty leader just like the rest of us when we got started and pay your dues.
 
But the only difference between you and me is that you have me and others like me coaching you, mentoring you and sharing what we’ve  learned over the years through blogs like this, videos, social media and coaching programs so that what took us a decade to develop might take you a year or two.
 
No amount of marketing, lead generation, sales or systems can replace effective leadership.
 
I can literally list off a dozen founders who built big businesses, some profitable and some not and then all crashed and burned – losing their health, marriages and income.
 
ALL BECAUSE OF POOR LEADERSHIP.
 
To say it another way: No matter how many leads you get or sales you make you can NOT fix the problem of crappy leadership with more leads and sales.
 
So then what are the traits of an effective leader?
 
First, the leader must lead from the front…
 
In other words if you’re a lazy, undisciplined, emotional, passive and an unorganized person then your leadership will be ineffective.
 
I once heard John Maxwell say it this way: Leadership is the lid.
 
He’s right.
 
Your level of leadership will determine your level of success.
 
Your level of leadership will determine your company’s profitability.
 
Your level of leadership will determine the size and impact of your business.
 
Your level of leadership will determine the quality and capability of the team that you attract.
 
What I’m really saying is that six’s and seven’s can not lead eight’s and nine’s.
 
You YOU best level up as a leader and that means becoming more disciplined, structured and being the kind of person who finishes what you started.
 
Leadership at home or in business starts with you! If you’re not the showing up as your highest self then you can’t expect high standards from others – that makes you a hypocrite.
 
So if you’re ready to lead yourself and become more disciplined and more develop more follow through and grit then I want you to try my 26.2 challenge.
 
Part two of this post will drop in few days!
 

Four Dumb Business Mistakes To Avoid

This weekend I was in St. Louis visiting my friend Nick who runs a massive real estate development company along with his three brothers.

His dad started the company, but he and his brothers along with 350 team members are scaling it to a whole new level!

Anyhow, Nick and I got to talking while having lunch and the topic of dumb business moves came up…

…and between the two of us we have about 40 years of business experience so as you can imagine we’ve made our share of dumb business moves.

 So I wanted to share some of the dumbest moves we’ve made so that you can avoid them – or if you’re making these dumb moves, you can stop it.

DUMB MOVE #1) Never tolerate mediocre employees who don’t meet your expectations or share your core values. When you as a leader tolerate a substandard employee you’re telling your other team members that you accept a lower standard of work. Soon two things will happen…

First your employees will begin to lose respect for you for tolerating a substandard employee. Second, they’ll begin to lower their performance levels. This is one of the fastest ways to destroy your business. Look, in all of life you get what you tolerate. So if you’re tolerating mediocrity in your business then you’ll begin to lose customers, profits and the respect of others.

DUMB MOVE #2) Don’t try to do too many things at once. This is a rookie mistake that I made and I see a ton of business owners making.

New entrepreneurs will try to have too many programs, too many services, too many offerings and too many businesses.

Look, there’s nothing wrong with having many businesses, products, offerings and income streams. Hell I have a ton of businesses and income streams.

But before you spread yourself too thin you’ve got to get your core business dialed in before kicking off the next one.

I call this having entrepreneurial discipline.

And that means having singularity of focus on ONE THING until you have a healthy and profitable business that has strong systems in place and competent people running it so that you can create the next business, product or offer.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen business owners try to create multiple things at once and then they find themselves stressed, overwhelmed and broke.

DUMB MOVE #3) Poor marketing leads to poor profits. Once you have a winning product or service that’s profitable, it’s time to scale it.

There’s nothing wrong with organic traffic from social media. But if you want to take your business to the next level then you’ve got to scale it by running paid ads on social media platforms where you can reach more of the right audience at a MUCH faster rate.

But here’s the thing with paid ads and traffic – it doesn’t work at first.

You can’t think that you’re going to run your first ad and it’s going to magically get you great leads who will buy your stuff.

It’s going to take some experimenting with the right ad, right offer and sending them to the right sales site until you find the formula that delivers the highest ROAS (return on ad spend).

I’ve got coaching clients who run all types of paid traffic, everything from social media ads, to paid email drops, to radio and TV spots.

In fact in my businesses I spend about $300K a month in various ad spend to help us generate millions in sales each month.

DUMB MOVE #4) Bad leadership is the kiss of death. The biggest blind spot that most entrepreneurs have is not realizing that they lack good leadership.

Truth is, for most of us leadership is not factory installed. And if you’re not an effective leader then you’re not going to be able to attract great team members.

I always say that leadership is the problem, leadership is the solution.

Effective leadership is this: Having a clear vision for what you want for your business and then being able to communicate it with your team. It’s being a good problem solver and fast decision maker. It’s being emotionally disciplined and having the ability to make everyone around you better.

But like I said, leadership is not factory installed for all of us. It’s like a muscle, and like any muscle you have to train it and develop it.

When I started investing in becoming a better leader I saw a massive shift in my people and profits. Hands down, it was one of the biggest needle movers of all.

Want me to help you take your business, profits and leadership to the next level?

Looking forward to helping you level up in business and in life!

Bedros Keuilian

PS. Lots of good stuff here for you: https://bedroskeuilian.com/

How To Grow Your Business When The Economy Crashes

First the bad news: MANY BUSINESS WILL FAIL IN THE NEXT 12 to 18 MONTHS.

This is a fact. We saw this unfold in the 2008 housing market crash.

And all signs point to an even bigger crash coming soon due to the crazy high inflation we’ve had and all the phony money that was printed in the last two years.

Now the good news: Your business doesn’t have to be one of the failing ones.

In fact, not only can you save your business from failing, you can grow it bigger and even more profitable over the next year or two and I’m going to show you how.

First off, you have to adopt this mindset of: “I will not fail and I will do the work required of me.”

Truth be told, the reason why most business owners fail when the economy goes to s#!t is because they read the headlines and listen to the goofball talking heads on the news networks that practically talk you into giving up and failing.

So understand this: The mindset in which you go into this will determine the outcome.

Secondly you need to understand something about money…

…when the economy crashes the money doesn’t just go away or disappear.

Look, the news media will only report negative news like how many businesses went belly up, or how bad the nation’s debt is, or how high unemployment rates are and how many people are filing bankruptcy compared to this time last year.

What they won’t report is the number of new millionaires that were made.

Or how many news businesses popped up because of the new opportunities this economy created.

Or how many investors were able to buy more homes for less money because when people lose their homes the banks sell them to investors like me for a discount.

The news media also won’t tell you that money doesn’t just disappear and that it just exchanges hands.

In other words, when people lose their jobs, their cars and homes someone else usually acquires them for a discount and resells them or rents them out for a profit.

I hope I’m able to open your eyes up with this message and show you that there’s HUGE opportunity out there for you if you play your cards right.

I hope you’re starting to see how an economic crash is an opportunity for those who are prepared… and sadly it’s a devastation for those who are not.

SO THEN, WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A BUSINESS OWNER TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE DURING THE ECONOMIC CRASH?

1) Adopt the “I will not fail and will do the work required of me” mindset.

2) Understand that money doesn’t go away… that it exchanges hands and you and I just need to figure out who has the money now and how we can get them to want and need our products and services.

3) Be willing to pivot, to create new offers and services and to reinvent yourself and your business.

4) DO NOT STOP MARKETING! The biggest mistake business owners do is ratchet back their marketing. Big mistake. You may have to cut costs or even cut employees but you should NEVER cut marketing – that is the lifeblood of all businesses.

5) Build your personal brand. If you do not have a personal brand and a big following then you need to start now. That means getting over your weird hang up about posting consistently on social media and go all in. Go all in on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and even a podcast.

Create content on the daily. Build an audience and that audience will buy from you and invest in you a year from now. But you’ve got to start creating daily valuable content now.

6) Invest in yourself. Get a coach or mentor who has been there and done that so that they can show you how to thrive and build a bigger business during the economic downturn.

I want to help you and the way I’m going to help you is by coaching you and showing you step by step how to kill it over the next 12 to 24 months.

You can find my best coaching programs here or you can text me on my iphone at (909) 536-3321 and tell me about your business and I’ll tell you which of my coaching programs will work the best for you.

Talk soon,

Bedros Keuilian

PS. Looking forward to helping you scale your business and profits!

https://bedroskeuilian.com/ <== My best coaching programs.

My Best Investments For Passive Income

I hear this question a LOT from people who follow me on social media…

“What’s the best investment?”

Look I know what y’all want to know when you ask what the best investment is.

You want to know how I invest my money and make it grow, right?

I’ll tell you.

But first, I’m going to tell you the BEST investment you can ever make…

…YOU.

For real!

Invest in your personal growth, personal development and your health and fitness.

That’s the highest return you’ll ever receive because it will make you more disciplined, more confident and more bold in terms of investing and building wealth.

So then, how do I invest money to grow it and generate passive income with it?

1) I’ve been investing in real estate for the better part of 15 years. I started off by buying single family homes and putting in tenets in them.
The idea is simple… buy a home in a nice area where young families want to live. Then put a family in and charge them enough rent to pay my monthly mortgage and to give me additional cash-flow on top of that. Basically someone else is paying off my homes and I’m getting monthly cash flow and my home are going up in value over time and getting paid off over time.

2) I invest in business that I believe in and know that I can help scale. This is definitely NOT for everyone but if you know and understand business at a high level like I do and have a big following that you can expose to that business then this might be for you. I grow these businesses and after a few years we sell them.

3) Multi-family. A couple years ago I stopped buying single family homes and moved on to apartments. The more doors you can rent the more cash flow you can generate and the higher the property value will go over time. Real estate will always be the #1 investment for me because the earth’s population continues to grow and they aren’t making any more earth. So it makes sense to invest in housing because everyone needs a place to live.

4) I also invest in crypto. Now for me, I invest what I’m willing to lose. Also, I don’t invest in the smaller higher risk coins. For me it’s a 70/30 split between Bitcoin and Ethereum and that’s how I like it. Doesn’t matter if it goes up or down I consistently invest in crypto because I see it as a long term play and I feel the world economy will ultimately go this way in the next decade.

I’m not into any of these high risk day trading things that stress people out and keep them glued to their phone. I think that’s just dumb and too high risk.

I’m a believer in wealth creation and that happens over time and with making the right moves WITHOUT tapping into your greed glands and getting stupid.

In fact I’m not the only one creating wealth this way. I teach this to many of my coaching clients too and they’ve created amazing wealth for themselves by making smart investments.

One client of mine who’s also become a friend is Tony Stephan and this guy is only 32 years old and has built up a multiple 7 figure investment portfolio. He’s a great example of how you can make smart investments and in just a few short years win your financial freedom.

Tony just put out a book entitled The New Rules Of Financial Freedom and you can get it here on Amazon. I highly recommend it.

This book is going to be a game changer for anyone who reads it and wants real financial freedom!

Enjoy,

Bedros Keuilian