July 15, 2024


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33 Lessons Learned with Mark Creedon

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Today, I am joined by Mark Creedon, a business coach and mentor to some of Australia’s leading business people and CEO of the Metropole Property Group.

Today, our discussion is centred around a fascinating list shared by Vala Afshar on Twitter – a collection of insights that reflect the wisdom one hopes to accumulate with time.

Together, Mark and I discuss the concept of success, we talk about creating your own luck, remaining forward-focused, and leading by example.

These are principles that will resonate with you as a player in the property market and as individuals committed to the pursuit of success.

Harnessing Life Lessons for Real Estate Triumphs

Listen as Mark and I dive into a collection of 33 wisdom-packed lessons on achieving success in property investments and life, originally shared by Vala Afshar on Twitter. From time management and balance to adaptability and perspective, our discussion covers a broad range of subjects that are sure to resonate with listeners.

  1. Lost money can be found; lost time is lost forever. Once time is gone, it’s irreplaceable.
  2. Plans should be measured in decades, execution should be measured in weeks. You need both and plan for your plan not to go to plan. Planning
  3. Learning to learn, and changing yourself is a superpower. Adaptability is a currency in today’s economy.
  4. The problem is not people being uneducated.  The problem is that people are educated just enough to believe what they have been taught, and not educated enough to question anything from what they have been taught. Just because someone has an opinion doesn’t mean you should take their advice.
  5. Memorizing is not learning. Without understanding the principles, you can’t apply knowledge flexibly.
  6. Knowing is not acting. Acting on what you know is crucial to success.
  7. You are not your job. Your value is in who you are, not what your job is.
  8. Networking is about giving. What goes around comes around, so focus on what you can offer, not what you can take.
  9. The best teacher is your last mistake. Mistakes are full of lessons you need to learn. Mistakes
  10. Good manners are as important as a good education. The way you treat others says more about you than what you know or what you earn.
  11. Do not take your health for granted. Your health is your most valuable asset.
  12. Be a better friend and value relationships. Success is the sweetest when shared.
  13. If you are waiting for a title to lead, you are not ready to lead. Leadership is about action, not position.
  14. Stop worrying about what others think of you. Instead, focus on your objectives.
  15. If you want an easier life, work on harder problems. Do the difficult things now so you’ll have an easy life later.
  16. The best teachers are lifelong students. If you stop learning, you’ll fall behind.
  17. Imposter syndrome is real. You must acknowledge it to overcome it.
  18. Fight against a sense of entitlement. Know that success is earned, not given.
  19. Love and cherish your parents by giving them your time. Time with loved ones can be what drives us to succeed.
  20. Take care of your parents – the best gift that you can give yourself. Fostering your support system reflects on you and your business.
  21. Success is not accidental. It’s a result of hard work, persistence, and strategic thinking. Success2
  22. Do not use your energy to worry. Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Most of what we worry about doesn’t happen.
  23. The best views are there for those who love the climb. The perspective from above is worth the climb to the top.
  24. Lucky people work harder. Luck comes to those who make the effort.
  25. Takers may end up with more, but givers sleep better at night. Being known as a giver can pay off.
  26. It is okay to look back, just don’t stare. Learn from the past while remaining forward-focused.
  27. Straight roads do not make great drivers. Challenges test you and help you strengthen your abilities.
  28. Good listeners hear the unsaid. Learn to listen between the lines.
  29. Be the person that you want to follow. Lead with integrity and set the example you want to see.
  30. Do not limit your contribution to a job description. Taking initiative leads to opportunity.
  31. Customer service is not a department. Your interactions with clients build your brand.
  32. In the long run, the optimists do more. To keep going through challenges and find the drive to explore new avenues, cultivate a positive attitude. Optimistic Young Businessman Using Mobile Phone B37yr7s
  33. Never ruin an apology with excuses. Build trust by taking accountability.

Each of these lessons serves as a guiding principle for anyone seeking success in property investments and beyond.

Success is not about entitlement or shortcuts; it’s about hard work, adaptability, and a forward-focused mindset.

It’s about learning from failures and using those failures as stepping stones towards triumph.

With these insights, listeners are well-equipped to navigate their journey toward achieving their investment goals and creating lifetime wealth.

Links and Resources:

Get the team at Metropole to help build your personal Strategic Property Plan Click here and have a chat with us

Why not join Metropole’s Mastermind Business Accelerator

Learn more about Mark Creedon – Business Coach to some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs

Get a copy of Mark’s new book here – Have a Business, not a Job

Subscribe to Mark’s Mastermind for Business Podcast here

Get a bundle of eBooks and reports – www.PodcastBonus.com.au

Some of our favourite quotes from the show:

“Most people get confused when they first get into property Mark, when in fact really there’s probably only four or five principles you must understand, and then you’ve got to know the right questions to ask your advisors.” – Michael Yardney

“I’ve often said if you do the hard things now, you’ll have an easier life later, but if you just do the easy things today, you tend to end up with a harder life later.” – Michael Yardney

“You’re not going to go through life without difficult things happening. But if you think about it differently, it will work better for you, because in my mind, it’s all fertilizer.” – Michael Yardney


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