Archive for June, 2007

Fear of Success

Written by Marc on June 23rd, 2007 with no comments

Now, this may seem a little weird for a business opportunity blog, but it is something I suffer from.  Fear of success?  Is that possible?  Yes it is.

What is the fear of success?

Some of the symptoms of the fear of success are:

  • Fear that even if you accomplish all that you have set out to achieve that you will not achieve happiness, be content or be satisfied with the outcome.
  • You feel undeserving of all your accomplishments and successes.
  • Fear that your accomplishments can be destroyed at anytime.
  • Fear that after you have achieved what you have set out to accomplish, your interest will wane and your success will fade
  • Happiness will not come from your accomplishments …

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Listen to your gut – Picking a Realtor

Written by Marc on June 9th, 2007 with 1 comment

This may seem to be a strange title for a blog post – but I urge you to read on.  You may have read in many books or heard from friends the steps you should follow in finding a realtor that specializes in investment properties.  Such things as experience, the realtor actually owning investment properties, and creative financing come up on that list.  One thing that you don’t see very often is mentioning your gut instinct.

Even if the realtor is the most experienced person for the job, you may be feeling something about them that is not quite right.  For example, tonight we visited a realtor that we have dealt with in the past to purchase some investment properties under a …

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Saskatoon has strongest housing resale market in Canada

Written by Marc on June 5th, 2007 with no comments

According to the semi-annual Metro Monitor published by CIBC World Markets, Saskatoon has the strongest housing resale market in Canada.  In fact, according to their report, both Saskatoon and Regina are sixth and seventh rated cities based on economic momentum. 

The labor market in Saskatoon is also the strongest in the country, with Saskatoon posting the greatest percentage increase in employment numbers in the country.

What does this mean to a real estate investor or entrepreneur?

One word: opportunity.  With more people buying real estate, it is a good market for flipping homes.  According to sales in the MLS (multiple listing service), the average home price in May was $233,197 CDN compared to $220,682 CDN just one month ago.  …

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Four Green Houses, One Red Hotel

Written by Marc on June 3rd, 2007 with no comments

If any of you have played the board game Monopoly from Milton Bradley, you will understand the title of this post.  To give a simple explanation of this strategy, look at this list:


  1. Buy some properties
  2. Collect rent
  3. Build houses
  4. Collect more rent
  5. Trade four houses for one red hotel
  6. Repeat

This is a great analogy for life in business.  Start small, reinvest, and grow.  If you follow this simple strategy, you can and should excel in business and investing.  This can apply for online and offline businesses, and real estate investing.

This is also good motivation for those of you just starting out:  even if you are starting small, you can become …

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