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Importance of Creating a Personal Vision

SHOW SUMMARY:

Today marks the 100th episode of Brag Radio. Larry and Kandas planned really hard for this special episode. They shared how they spent the past few days away from home to be in a mastermind group and where they are heading personally and business-wise. Primarily however, the focus of the episode is creating one’s personal vision and how real estate can be used as the vehicle to fulfill said vision.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • How mastermind group works.
  • Why people get involved in real estate.
  • Lifestyle business vs. Enterprise business.
  • Real estate as an investment.
  • Building relationships.
  • Creating a life vision.
  • Building a business that serves you.

Things that you can go through to realize you need a personal vision:

  • Writing your own eulogy.
  • Writing what you will do if you only had 3 months to live.
  • Writing your "wants".
  • Writing what you regret NOT doing.

Real estate as a vehicle that allows you to fulfill your personal vision.

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SHOW TRANSCRIPT:

Almost two years, Larry and Kandas launched BRAG Radio, a show teaching people about being rich and generous through real estate, or as Larry likes to say, edumacation. Today, February 17th, 2018, marks the 100th episode of the show. Over that time, listeners have learned countless valuable tips from bestselling real estate investing author, Larry Goins, and co-host Kandas, and heard from dozens of their successful students all the way from their offices in Lake Wiley, South Carolina, to the flagship station of the BRAG Radio Network,, WBT in beautiful uptown Charlotte. Please welcome for the 100th episode of BRAG Radio, the rock stars of real estate, Larry and Kandas.

Kandas: That was awesome, Chad.

Larry: I love it. I love it. You wrote that by yourself, didn’t you?

Chad: I did.

Larry: That is hilarious. I love it.

Kandas: I started hearing you and I was writing like the stuff at the top of my paper to take notes and I was like, this is different. This is not normal.

Larry: I love it. I love it. It’s great.

Kandas: Can we get a little radio voice?

Chad: It’s not normal. 

Larry: That is awesome. Welcome to the 100th episode of BRAG Radio.

Kandas: You don’t have some kind of little thing on your phone, like “woohoo”, those little things that you were playing with?

Larry: Yeah, the little sound effects?

Kandas: Yeah. 

Larry: Yeah, I’m sure I could find something.

Kandas: Like some firecrackers or—

Larry: I’ll find something. Maybe like an explosion or something?

Kandas: An explosion? Sure. We’ll go, instead of fireworks, we’ll go with an explosion. That’s about fitting.

Larry: That’s funny. How about this one?

Kandas: That’s perfect. 

Larry: That is awesome. I love it. I love it. That’s great. So welcome to BRAG Radio, leading the world to be rich and generous. 

Kandas: Can you believe it? Two years of this show? 100 episodes.

Larry: I can’t believe we haven’t been fired yet.

Kandas: I know. As soon as our check bounces, we will. It’s only going to take one.

Larry: I know, right?

Kandas: All of the sentiment will be gone by that point.

Larry: That’s hilarious. We love you guys.

Kandas: As long as your checks clear.

Larry: That’s funny. Awesome.

Kandas: We kid, we kid.

Larry: So, this being the 100th episode, we have worked really, really, really hard to plan a special episode just for this show. The 100th episode, right? And I’m really—in fact, Kandas and I have spent the last three—she spent the last six days away from home and I’ve spent the last three days away from home, in a small mastermind group of us creating visions and where we want to go personally and business-wise. 
First three days, Kandas was with her husband, Matt, aka Superman. And I was supposed to be there, too, but I wasn’t able to make it with my wife. So I flew in three days later, and then we spent a few days masterminding with some other top notch people from around the country. It was a great room, wasn’t it?

Kandas: Oh yeah, I love those guys and girls. I mean, we were missing a few of our members this time. But the group as a whole does so much for the real estate community in their own way. All of us have—some of us do kind of the same thing but some of us are pretty niched with different types and areas of real estate that are covered and everybody’s so passionate about what they do and their students. And all of us are there just trying to get better from each other to help more people. It is great.
Larry: That is exactly right. That is exactly right. You know, I love that group of people and everybody in a mastermind—guys, if you don’t understand what a mastermind is, here is how a mastermind works. You have a small group of like-minded people, okay? That are similar in where you are in your business, right? You have a small group of like-minded people that are in similar places in business. It’s a small group like maybe 12 or 15 or something, but each person takes a little bit of time—each person gets a turn and you get about 30 minutes to an hourish and you kind of go around the room—

Kandas: 30 minutes to an hourish. We took like two and a half hours.

Larry: No, we didn’t take that long.

Kandas: Yes, we did. 

Larry: It was just, we were the first ones and we had lunch right after us.

Kandas: Yeah, 9:00 to 11:30 was us.

Larry: We have a lot of issues.

Kandas: 9:30 to 11:30 was us. We do have a lot of issues but it’s only because we really want to hone in on areas we can really improve. I think sometimes we may create a little bit more. I know that I do create a little bit more than what’s there on the surface, just so we can try to streamline. So we can try to increase efficiency, increase productivity. Decrease some of the busyness that’s around. So that does take time. Sometimes you do have to dive really deep to get those stuff aired out.

Larry: That’s absolutely right. That’s absolutely right. So I am really excited about what we did. We spent a lot of time because we have a lot of issues, right? You know, one of the things that—people get involved in real estate to be able to have freedom. Right, Kandas?

Kandas: That’s what we hear a lot. That’s what we hear a lot.

Larry: We hear a lot of people, they want to get involved in real estate because they want the freedom that real estate allows them to do, right?

Kandas: And we’ve seen it give a ton of people a totally different lifestyle. We’ve watched it create generational legacy wealth with a lot of families. We’ve been a part of that. I’m very proud of the students that we’ve got where we’ve been able to not only influence their lives but know that what they’ve done is going to increase future generations for them.

Larry: Absolutely. Absolutely. I mean, most of the guys there were at a place where it’s not about the money anymore. It’s about the lifestyle. You create a business. Some people with real estate. Some people want a lifestyle business. Some people want an enterprise business. Lifestyle businesses, I want to have virtual assistants or I want team members running the business and I don’t want to do it. 

I want to sit at Starbucks on my laptop, right? And manage my business. And an enterprise business, which is what we have, would be an office with employees, accounting department, sales department, acquisitions department, that sort of thing. And so you’ve got a staff and you have people. And different people have different goals in mind. And that’s okay. That’s okay. 

We have chosen to create an enterprise business but even having said that, there comes a time when you want to be able to have enough people in charge where you can back away from the business and let other people do a lot of the management of the business. Does that make sense?

Kandas: To me, it totally does. Hopefully it does to everybody that’s listening as well. 

Larry: That’s exactly right. And then there’s some people that, they just have money and they want to invest. That’s not really a business. That’s just using real estate as an investment, right?

Kandas: Right, as a vehicle.

Larry: And then there’s some people that, they have money to invest. They want to invest and there’s some people that want to replace a job. There was one guy at the mastermind, he was talking about a guy who was a dentist, right? He went to school. He loves music. He loves rock n’ roll. He plays in a band. 

But when he met his wife, which is now his wife, he was a young kid. When he met his future wife, their whole family was professionals. I think his father-in-law was a dentist and his mom was a dentist or something. So he had to go get the professional career.

Kandas: He asked for her hand and her dad said no because he told him with being in a band, playing whatever instrument—I can’t remember the instrument he played, but whatever instrument it was, he was like, there’s no career in that. You’ve got to be able to support my daughter and told him no. So then he went to dental school.

Larry: There you go, he went to dental school.

Kandas: He loved this girl, man. 

Larry: And you know, he did it for many, many years. I remember the guy that was telling this. He said, he was talking to the dentist and the dentist said, let me ask you a question. Do you know what you’re doing on October the 17th on a Thursday on 2021? He’s like, that’s like two or three years away. What do you mean? I have no way of knowing. He said, I do. I’m going to be doing root canals because I do root canals every Thursday and I hate root canals. I hate it. I’m tired of it. I’m sick and tired of it. I don’t want to do it anymore. 

So he came up with the realization eventually that he could invest in other people’s lives and now he loves what he does. When we come back from the break, we’re going to talk about how you can create your own vision and love what you’re doing no matter where you are.  

Kandas: P.S. Text BRAG to 803-897-6063 to get a copy of the investors’ kit, the digital kit. You can also call 877-Larry-Go. 
Welcome back. You’re listening to BRAG Radio, investing in real estate to be rich and generous. This is Kandas.

Larry: You sound so excited.

Kandas: I am exhausted.

Larry: Welcome back to BRAG Radio.

Kandas: I’m sorry. I am so spent from this last week.

Larry: I know you are. I absolutely know you are. I mean, you’ve been gone away from home for six days. I’ve been gone away for three.

Kandas: And I can’t fake it. People know I can’t fake it. That’s all. That’s all there is to it. I cannot play poker. I don’t fake. 

Larry: You’re going to go home and crash, aren’t you?

Kandas: Yes. 

Larry: I believe it. I believe it.

Kandas: Yes, with kids piled all on top of me, too. I want everybody in the bed.

Larry: That’s awesome. That’s awesome. So we were talking before the break about—I was telling you a story about one of the guys in our mastermind. There was a dentist he knew, the guy, he hated what he did, being a dentist. Because he knew what he was doing every Thursday for the rest of his life. I’m doing root canals. And he hates root canals. But you know, he started looking at his vision. He started looking at what he really wanted to do. And what he wanted to do was to build relationships with people.

Kandas: Connect with people.

Larry: Connect with people, get to know people. And he didn’t feel like he could do that, I guess, with his hand in their mouths, right?

Kandas: That sounds so bad the way you said it.

Larry: It does, doesn’t it? I’m sorry. He didn’t know if he could do that as a dentist because people didn’t want to be there for a root canal anyway, right? Is that much better?

Kandas: Sure.

Larry: So anyway, he started just taking—one day, he just started taking the time and when a patient would come in, he would sit there for 15 minutes or so and he would just get to know them. Find out what they did, what their lives were.

Kandas: Before he put them to sleep.

Larry: Before putting them to sleep.

Kandas: Or his hand in their mouth.

Larry: Right. Or before sticking needles in their mouth. He got to the point where he said, I’m just going to build relationships where I am. I am where I am. I’m here. So that’s what he started doing. And now, he loves it. Every patient that comes in, yeah, that patient might take a little bit longer of a timeframe to get through each patient, but he loves it now. And he’s spending time with these people and he’s talking to them and he’s feeding into their lives. He’s investing in their lives. Because listen, it’s hard to meet somebody that doesn’t have some kind of problem going on somehow. 

Kandas: That’s true. That’s so true.

Larry: And he’s helping them. He’s not really counseling them but he’s able to give them words of encouragement, right? And he’s able to help them. And that was his ultimate goal. He wanted to be out and be able to encourage people. 
And I gotta tell you guys, it doesn’t make any difference what you do for a living or where you are right now. Like Famous Amos used to say, start from where you are right now. Start from where you are right now and do what it is that you want to do. 

Now, part of what we did was going through and create a vision. You especially, I was supposed to be there to do some of that or to participate in that part those three days. But I wasn’t able to do that. So Kandas, tell us a little bit about creating a vision and some of the things that you need to do to create your own personal vision because it doesn’t start with business, does it?

Kandas: No, and that’s kind of where we’ve had to back up. Like you and I have had to kind of back up and pause for a little bit and say, okay, we have a business. We have, by lots of standards, a very successful business. Now, you and I see things a little bit differently being in the middle of it every day. It’s not as successful as we want it to be. It’s not in the realm of where we even feel like we should be after the history of the company, right? With as long as it’s been in existence.
Larry: You can always do more. You can always do better. But we’re always growing. 

Kandas: But so what we’ve had to stop and think about though is we’ve got a business, actually four or five of them, that we are serving. We’re serving the business and this may be where some of you guys start, too. You’ve built this thing. You’ve built this machine and you are serving the business and you don’t have a life vision. 

So the only way—well, not the only way, but the best way that we’ve seen now, that we can kind of move forward is to have life first. That takes some rearranging. That takes some prioritizing. And that takes some boundaries. And those aren’t really things that we have done or put a lot of thought into, so we’re having to back up and create a life vision. 

Matt and I needed to create one. You and Pam need to create one. Now, we were given instruction on how to kind of go about this and told, it’s not going to be perfect up front. Don’t expect to walk out and it be crystal clear and perfect because as you reflect on things that have happened over the last couple of days for us, and as you think about some of the questions a little bit more in depth, even if you’re just riding in the car thinking about it, you’re going to get a different perspective on a different day. 
It’s just like reading verses in the Bible. They’re going to mean something different on a different day. So we were told to just kind of jot this thing down and see how much jived with our original vision in about a week. And you know, kind of work some things out and then put real emotion to those facts. And build off of the facts that you stated for what you wanted. 

And as adults, we kind of screw things up. I mean, you guys know that. We get in our own way a lot. We put people in places that they shouldn’t be as far as on pedestals or in certain places in our minds for what we think they have or what we think they do, when ultimately, they may not. And kind of taking a little bit of time to realize that stuff is really, really beneficial. And it was really hard for me. 

Larry: I know.

Kandas: You and I talked about that and I talked about it a lot with Matt and ultimately it’s not—I got really, really mad the first day. There was a lot of anger. But ultimately, it was like that soft, still voice in your head or your heart or your soul or wherever it comes from. I know it’s God, but wherever it is inside you, and it’s just like, it’s not their fault. You’ve got to let that go and build for yourself. 

Larry: And I think the whole key and the whole purpose about this is there were some guys in the room when I was there but they built very successful businesses, just like ours. But they were working a lot, right? They were very busy. And you know me, I love the hustle and bustle of being in an office and having people around me and stuff like that. So I do thrive on that. However, you need to also build a business where your business is going to serve you. You don’t serve the business as you mentioned earlier, right? 

Kandas: Right. It can get so big so quick sometimes, you don’t even realize it’s happening and then all of a sudden, one day, you’re missing your kids’ games and practices and you can’t be there to pick them up from school or to take them to school and it just happens so fast and you really, you feel like you’re doing what you’re supposed to do. You feel like you’re providing. You feel like you’re supplying what the needs are, but those needs sometimes can be misconstrued. 

Sometimes, they’re really just once when you break down actual human needs versus once. And there’s nothing wrong with wanting a comfortable lifestyle at all. We’ve both built one for ourselves. But I don’t want to do that and I don’t want us to teach anybody to do that at the expense of their family or the expense of their health. Or the expense of some other things that could come into play. 

Larry: Absolutely. That’s so true. I mean, there’s so many people out there, they’re building this business and then the business controls them. They’re a slave to their business, right? And the whole purpose is to be able to eventually have passive income where you don’t have to show up. You don’t have to worry about missing the kids’ games. You don’t have to worry about travelling or being away from home or whatever, right?

Kandas: And that doesn’t mean just sitting on the couch being lazy either, though. 

Larry: Oh, no, no, no. Not at all. 

Kandas: It’s not and Chad’s holding the thing to sign out. We’ve got to take a break here in just a second. But you know, it was one of the questions that you asked me initially. What, are people just going to sit around all day? No, it’s not about that. But you know, when you grow up, you lose a lot of that childhood interest that you had in things. 

When we come back, I’ll get into it a little bit more of that. You guys know you can’t call 877-Larry-Go while we’re on air. I can’t answer the phone. But if you will call 877-Larry-Go and you can leave me a message and I’ll get the investor kit out there to you the digital kit out via e-mail or you can come out to the office and pick up the physical kit and we can talk more in-depth about everything that we’ve got going on, maybe help you get some of the stuff in line with your vision. We can definitely help with stuff like that. You can also text BRAG to 803-897-6063. We’ll be right back. 

Welcome back to BRAG Radio. 

Larry: What’s happening? How you doing? Good to see ya. Trying to liven you up a little bit.

Kandas: It’s not going to work. I’m drinking Mountain Dew. I’m eating Dunkin’ Donuts over here. 

Larry: Munchkins. I never knew what a munchkin was before today. 

Kandas: Well, there, you’ve got some in the box.

Larry: All right, 100th episode present, right?

Kandas: Yes.

Larry: That’s really cool. I love it. I love it. Thank you, Lynn.

Kandas: Thank you.

Larry: That’s awesome. It’s really cool. So Kandas was talking about creating a vision and the reason for a vision. So Kandas, would you get into a little detail about some of the things—

Kandas: A little detail. You want a little detail?

Larry: I want a little detail about what some of the other things that—

Kandas: You want a little detail on what made me mad?

Larry: No. But what I do want some detail on, because I know I was the brunt of that madness. 

Kandas: No, you took the brunt of that madness and I’ve apologized for that. But I do think—I have apologized for that. I apologized in the car for it or when I picked you up from the airport.

Larry: All right, so tell us a little bit of some of the things that you can go through to really realize man, so you can realize, what are some of the steps that you wouln’t go throuogh to realize that, man, I need a personal vision or maybe I need to make some changes in my life. What are some of the things? Just start out and talk a little bit about it.

Kandas: One of the first things that we had to do that really kind of started to make me feel like a loser was to create or write up your eulogy. So what would people say about you right now? What would your family say? What would your coworker say? What would the people of influence that you admire say? Would any of them even say anything? So that really, really hurt me when I wrote mine.

Larry: Really?

Kandas: Yeah, it’s super short. It’s all about work. Even the part where she loved her husband and children but often had to forego events and activities with them for work.

Larry: Nobody’s gonna say that.

Kandas: I do believe they would. 

Larry: No, they wouldn’t say that.

Kandas: And maybe sometimes, I’m my own worst enemy. Maybe sometimes, I’m my biggest critic, but for me, this little paragraph right here is what started to make me mad. It’s what started to be like, you’re not doing anything you want to do. You’re not showing your kids the things that you want them to learn. They’re going to follow you based on what you do, based on what you show them, not by what you tell them.

Larry: Right. 

Kandas: They’re gonna remember what you show them, the things you do with them, not what you tell them.

Larry: Right, right.

Kandas: So then you go from that one to what you would want for somebody to say, what you would want for your family to say. And that gets emotional because you realize or you could realize maybe you’re a lot closer from where you are to what you want to be than I am. And that’s okay. Some people may be further apart. But this was bad enough for me, if that makes sense.

Larry: Right.

Kandas: Like when you’re going through it and then you get to what you want people to say and how you want people to be remembered and you look at everything you’re doing now and you realize that you’re not doing anything to set any of that up. You’re not doing anything to tee, any of that up. It’s pretty sobering to kind of have that realization.

Larry: I’m sure it is. Absolutely. It’s also kind of scary, huh?

Kandas: Yeah. One of the statements that they make is you need a life vision, not a distorted dream.

Larry: Wow, that’s good.

Kandas: The American dream is not the dream for everybody. So you have to kind of go through and decide what it is that you want out of your life. And it might be the Mercedes or a Jaguar or it might be an Acura. It doesn’t matter. It’s your dream, right?

Larry: Or it might be a car that’s paid for.

Kandas: As long as runs and you’re not in the shop every two weeks and it’s safe for you and your kids, I mean sometimes, that’s all people really want and that’s all they need.

Larry: The eulogy, what did you do? I know that’s pretty tough for you. The next thing you had to do, what was that?

Kandas: So the next thing is all just depressing. So the next thing is what would you do if you had three months to live? Three months is almost 12 weeks. Or a little over 12 weeks, right? 90 days. 2,160 hours. That’s it. If that’s all you had.

Larry: You know, we talked about that at one of our events one time and one guy raised his hand and he said, I know exactly what I’d do if I had three months to live. I said, what is that? He said, I’d move in with my mother-in-law and it’d be the longest three months of my life.

Kandas: See, that’s one way to stretch it out for some people. I happen to love my mother-in-law.

Larry: I know you do.

Kandas: So then you go through that, you know. So you’ve already told people what you want them to say. Now they get 90 days to have to say it. So it’s like damn, man. So you go through and your 2160 hours that you’ve got to live. My first two, it would take a week to write down all the logins and passwords and where to get what for the office. So I lost a week right there because I know morally I can’t just leave the office hanging.

Larry: You really wrote that down.

Kandas: Look, right there. It would take a week to write down all the logins and paswords and where to get what for the office. It would take another week to write down all the same info for home. Matt has no idea where anything is. Nothing. So there’s two weeks gone right there.

Larry: All we really need is the login to your e-mail address. Matt, for your home e-mail address. Then we can reset everything.

Kandas: That’s true.

Larry: You narrowed it down to two right there.

Kandas: So that took two weeks off my 12. So I’ve got ten weeks left.

Larry: Now, whatcha gonna do?

Chad: And don’t forget a third of the time, you’ll be sleeping.

Kandas: See, Chad, shut up.

Larry: That’s brutal.

Kandas: That’s terrible. You’re not helping. But you know for me and for some of the other things, just slow down. I used to love to watch the sun come up, right? When we lived at the beach. I loved that. Just to slow down and do a little bit more of that. My kids are real young because I was gonna miss important things in their life, like turning 16, turning 21, getting married, having a baby. You know, those types of things, I’d want to record something for them for those special times, for somebody to be able to give them. That way, it would still be like—obviously, I would still be with them in spirit but they would have some words from me for those times. 

Larry: This show is a little depressing today.

Kandas: It’s not.

Larry: This is our 100th show.

Kandas: It’s kind of like the military, you know. They have to break all the crap down that you built in their head and get back to simplicity before you can really feel grateful for what’s there and then kind of start new. Like I said, adults screw things up and you get all these unrealistic expectations about what’s life supposed to be and it’s not that.
Larry: Well, one of the big things I know you said about creating your vision was you want to think like a child, right?

Kandas: Right, that’s a big part of—

Larry: You can’t even think about business. You can’t even think about career. What you have to do is think like a child, okay? And be childlike and all of your thinking and then all of your answers that you’re doing. Money can’t come into play or anything, right?

Kandas: That’s right. Well, it does but later on. Later on at the end but initially yeah. And when we come back from the break, I’ll go through just some of the one that I’ve got listed as long as there’s no judgment. Don’t come up to me later and say anything, you people in radio land. Don’t e-mail me and say, why would anybody want something like that? This is not your vision. It’s my vision.

Larry: Everybody has to have their own, right?

Kandas: Yeah. Everybody’s got to have their own. They’re all built in a different way but it is a childlike phase and a childlike simplicity to everything. So like I said, when we come back, I’ll get into that a little bit. You guys give me a call, 877-Larry-Go. I’ll get the digital investors’ kit out to your e-mail or schedule an office tour for you to come by. Go to our upcoming three-day event. We’ll get you registered to somehow do something with us. Just give us a call at 877-Larry-Go or text BRAG to 803-897-6063.

Welcome back. I’m telling you guys my sob story of creating a vision today. It’s about to get good, though. It’s about to get more lighthearted. 

Larry: I hope so.

Kandas: You’re not going to be able to tell in my voice because I’m exhausted.

Larry: Talking about eulogies and what if you’ve got three months to live? Oh, my gosh. This is supposed to be a show about real estate, right? 

Kandas: Well, real estate is a vehicle that allows you to do what you want to do with life.

Larry: To fulfill your personal vision, right?

Kandas: Right. 

Larry: Real estate is the vehicle that will allow you to do what you want to do to fulfill your personal vision because you’re not even supposed to think about business or career or anything when you’re creating this, right?

Kandas: Not right now. No, nothing business. So like when I did my three months to live, I was actually wrong with the first one about the logins thing because I did think about the office first. And look, it’s even at the top. I thought about it the very first thing. But it is what it is, right? Habits are hard to break. But yeah, for me, real estate is not something I ever want to leave. 
A lot of people may be trying to build a vision to get out of their job. I love what I do. I love what we do. I love all the platforms that we have available to connect with people, to help people, and things like that. So it’s not like if I achieve everything in my personal vision or my entire personal vision comes to light in the next 12 to 24 months that I’m going to be not at work, not at the office. 

Because I sincerely, genuinely love what we do and I feel like I’m living in my passion with that and for me, for us, I mean for me, real estate is what allows all of this to take place. 

Larry: Right. 

Kandas: And we can show you guys this, too. We can show how real estate can help you do some of the things that you’re wanting to do and maybe not able to do right now. 

Larry: But what we don’t want to do, we don’t want to teach you how to create a business that’s gonna get you on a treadmill.

Kandas: That is exactly right. We do not want to do that.

Larry: We want to, everybody’s different. Some people like us, I mentioned before, an enterprise where you have an office and all that. Some people a lifestyle business. But either one, you want to be able to get yourself in a position where you don’t have to show up every day if you don’t want to. You don’t have to miss the kids’ games. You don’t have to worry about getting up at 6:00AM or working until midnight or whatever. Is that right?

Kandas: That’s right. You just want it to be the vehicle to allow you to do the things that you want to set forth to do.

Larry: Plus, there’s so so so many more big things other than money, right?

Kandas: Yeah. 

Larry: There’s so many things. You’ve got to look at it this way. How much is enough? You don’t have to be like Rockefeller. Somebody asked Rockefeller how much is enough one time? He said, just a little bit more. You don’t have to do that.
What you have to do is, you have to create your vision and then determine how much is it going to take to fulfill this vision and then you work backwards. Is that right?

Kandas: That’s right. You break it down to the simplistic and it works. I feel even though I’m completely exhausted right now, I feel better about the direction that Matt and I are going and it was honestly a relief to know that we were pretty close together on the things we wanted out of our life together, out of our future. What we wanted to be able to do for other people. 

Larry: Right.

Kandas: It’s kind of scary going into it because you know, you live this life with somebody but then he has his job, I have my job. We have all of the girls’ stuff. And then you wonder sometimes, are we growing apart? But then I learned things about him this past weekend that I didn’t know. But I do know that we’ve got a lot of the same interests, which we always have had. And we’re a lot closer and it just solidified our bond a little bit more to know that we were on the same direction.

Larry: That’s really awesome. 

Kandas: So the things with the wants that I was telling you about, some of my wants are minimal. They’re just minimal but the whole concept is you know, act like a kid at Christmas. Write super fast. Don’t think. Don’t worry about current circumstances. Don’t worry about current money obligations. It’s just anything and everything that you can think of as fast as you can.

Larry: That’s great.

Kandas: So like, silly stuff that’s on mine—I have an Acura right now but I have to give that to Michaela when she’s old enough to drive so I want the same car again. I love my car.

Larry: Really?

Kandas: Yes, but I want the next version up. 

Larry: The nicer one. The luxury one.

Kandas: The bigger one. We did a small one for her on purpose because I don’t want a bunch of teenagers piled in her car at one time. But I want the mama size for that. But then like I have on here a cow.

Larry: You want a cow?

Kandas: I want a cow. And I want enough land to have a cow. I want a few goats. I want to be—

Larry: There must be a reason behind that because people at the office are always telling you, “Don’t have a cow”. Why do you want a cow?

Kandas: Then I can blame it on something. It’s the cow. You told me not to get it. I got it. But then like I have like being the team mom. I loved being the team cheer mom. And I was pretty good at it. I really liked doing that. I liked, I put on here spontaneous trips. I put on here mama and daughter days, not just for me and my daughters but for my mom and me. Things like that. To play an instrument. To travel—

Larry: Wait a minute. What kind of instrument do you want to learn how to play?

Kandas: Something other than the guitar. You and I tried the guitar and I learned like, what, G? That was it. That’s all I got.

Larry: You brought your guitar into the office one time for one free lesson and I never saw the guitar again. I don’t know what happened.

Kandas: I have this thing in my head where I can pick it up and play.

Larry: How’s that working out for you?

Kandas: Amazingly. I’m just going to leave it in my head. Because to me, it’s amazing. But you know, the thing like the piano or something like that.

Larry: Fake it til you make it.

Kandas: Yeah, so just you know, it’s the air triangle. That’s all it takes. That’s all it takes. As long as you can solidify it in your head, that’s all that matters, Chad. So just stuff like that, I’ve got just a bunch of stuff. Then you break it down and you’ve got buckets of things that you want. So you start trying to get a little bit more intentional about it. Spiritual, family, friends. 
Well, we even did one bucket that’s like no regrets. If I was to leave this earth tomorrow, I would regret not—what would you regret not doing if today was your last day? And even as simple as, my first one in that category is walking outside barefoot more. We were barefoot all the time as kids. And then you grow up and I’ve got like 40 pairs of shoes now.

Larry: I’m sure you do.

Kandas: And I wear them all the time. You know, just be barefoot a little bit more. It’s just simplicity stuff. Charitable. What would you do with being charitable? Help personal gratification. On personal gratification, things that would just instantly gratify me is being able to cook for my family more. Sleeping in. Helping people, giving surprise gifts. I love surprising people with stuff. I love to be surprised. And I love to give surprises. So you just break this stuff down to the ridiculous and then you’re focused on three of the most important buckets. Maybe even one of those important of those.

Larry: So what are those buckets? Run through them right quick.

Kandas: Spiritual, family, personal gratification, health, charitable, hobbies, friends, and wants.

Larry: That’s awesome. That’s awesome. I love that. You know what, guys? We haven’t talked any at all about real estate this whole show.

Kandas: That’s right.
Larry: But I gotta tell you, real estate is just a vehicle. It could be real estate. It could be day trading stocks. It could be crypto. It could be whatever. Cryptocurrency like bitcoin. It could be anything. But we can help you with that, okay? We can help you put this together. We can help you make real estate that vehicle. We could even help you to a certain extent to help create your own vision. But what you need to do is kind of get an idea as to what you want to do, what you want your life to look like. And we can help you create that through real estate because real estate is the ideal investment.

Kandas: And that is what we know. Inside and out. Larry knows everything. We’ve been trying to play Stump Larry at our events.
Larry: So if you want to get more information about how to be a successful real estate investor, whether it’s doing fix and flips or real estate day trading or buying HUD houses for pennies on the dollar or whether it is being a passive investor and earning double digit returns, we can help you. We have an investors’ kit. It includes a lot of different things, a couple of my books. Some DVDs. Some CDs if you come by the office. If not, we’ll send you links to videos but you can reach out to Kandas and Kandas will give you all that information. 

Kandas: Yeah, that’s right. 877-Larry-Go. I can send the digital kit to your e-mail or you can come by the office and pick up the physical kit and you could even text BRAG. You don’t even have to call if you don’t want to talk to me. I don’t know why you’d do that but you can text BRAG to 803-897-6063. 

Chad: That is going to wrap up today’s BRAG Radio, leading the world to be rich and generous. Make sure to tune in every Saturday as Larry and Kandas will show you how to invest in real estate in the many ways real estate creates the ideal investment, here on Newstalk 1110, 99.3 WBT.