We talk to Bruce Bishop, author of the US Best Seller "The Rich Revolution"

How many entrepreneurs and business experts do you know who have dyslexia? Richard Branson, Alan Sugar, Steve Jobs… well it’s time to add another name to the list! Bruce Bishop, the author of ‘The Rich Revolution’. His mission is to empower people through independent financial freedom. As property investors we are also interested in wealth creation and personal development. So were always on the look out for new books in that field.  Therefore we were very pleased to have the pleasure of talking to Bruce to find out what inspired him to write "The Rich Revolution". This is what we found out...  He began his working life as a laborer in the building industry having left school with a handful of very mediocre qualifications, due to his struggle with dyslexia. In his early 20’s when most people his age were listening to their favourite music on the radio, Bruce was...
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Taking Action for Success by Yvonne Emery (part 1)

  We all know how to be busy little Bees, but are we doing the right stuff to achieve success?  Have you ever felt like me, that life has got a bit out of control and the activities of life are controlling you instead of the other way round?  Well this all came to a head the other week.  I had written my goals, I knew exactly how to achieve the success I wanted.  If I reached my targets my Bank Manager was going to want to know where I was hiding my money tree – so what went wrong? Life got in the way.  Other people were louder than I was and wanted their ‘stuff’ doing now, urgently, no excuses!  I was out of my league in shouting them down or negotiating a time delay.  Their issue seemed to take over, and I was drawn in to the world...
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What do you want from a Letting Agent?

  To be honest over the years, I have had quite bad experiences with letting agents.  I’m not tarring them all with the same brush but they do have quite a bad reputation! As a property investor I was thinking about what I wanted from a Letting Agent. From my point of view the key things are:   Communication Tenacity Motivation to let the property Honesty Trust   Over the years I haven’t received that sort of service at all. However, I have to say recently I have found a fantastic agent for my properties in the North West.  Claire Clark from Purple Cow Properties has been brilliant. A tenant in one of our apartments gave notice but was unsure of their move out date.   Claire was very willing to be flexible as the date kept changing.  They finally gave an actual move out date and Claire put the wheels...
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Rohan Weerasinghe shares his views on the recession

Rohan Weerasinghe discussed the recession and why he felt the world had gone into recession. Interestingly he talked about the baby boomers and how they had a massive effect on the economy.
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Diary of a Land Finder Virgin - Land Finding Day

I’ve just attended the Land Finder Day in Bolton run by Lyndon Forshaw. I was really looking forward to attending and giving myself some motivation to move forward with the land finding. It was great to meet Lyndon and all his Brothers – there are a lot of them in the family business!  Funnily enough I was expecting mostly men to be attending the land finder day but it was 50/50 men and women.  I don’t know why I had that view but I was obviously wrong.  There were only 10 of us on the day, so it was the perfect number of people for an interactive day. The Workshop was focused on sourcing and evaluating potential development sites. It was a very informal day, Lyndon started off by showing us some sites on the UDP map and on google earth.  It was useful to see how he spots land.  He then...
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How to get going when money doesn’t motivate?!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="148" caption="How to get going when money doesn’t motivate?!"][/caption] We’re taught to trade our time for money, but there is little we can do to influence how much our employer pays us. So the net effect is that we take the wage we’re offered and in good times we may get a 2-3% increase year on year. For most people, that’s enough. As long as they can live on their income they are happy enough with their income for the level of job they are doing. For many, they have no real desire to move up the ladder to the next level, so they know their income is fairly set. Having spoken to many Finance Managers and Directors over the years in my role as a Senior Manager in Pay and Pensions, I’ve discovered that they fully believe that their staff are ONLY motivated by money. If they...
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