Category Archives for "Fundamentals"

May 10

How to Build Trust

By Paul Smith

Any strategy you follow to generate income is at some level based on trust. But where does trust come from? I’ve been reading Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown. Brené has an acronym for trust called BRAVING, which I have to share with you... According to Brené, trust comes from: B: Boundaries – you respect

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Dec 16

The Journey is the Destination

By Paul Smith

‘Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.’ Those of you who know me will recognise the name Napoleon Hill. He’s one of my favourite thinkers on the subject of success and wealth, and this is one of his quotes. With Christmas around the corner, we’re travelling full speed into the season of

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Aug 17

How do you describe your property business?

By Paul Smith

Do you have a property business? If so, how would you describe it? Here are some of the words I love for describing my work: Nourishing, rewarding, edifying, courageous, generous, curious, adventurous… I love these words because they describe presence, rather than a means to an end. When you have a property business – even a

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Jul 18

Successful vs Unsuccessful People

By Paul Smith

Successful vs Unsuccessful people

When you delve deeper into the murky world of property investment, you run into something I call the ‘success monologue’. Often insinuated rather than spoken aloud, the success monologue says: Unless your property portfolio is worth £10 million, you ‘haven’t made it’ Unless you have 50 SA units, you’re not a ‘real player’ You have to hustle, crush

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