18 Feb Brant Phillips Show 6: Playing All In
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Welcome everybody to the Brant Phillips Show. It is your friend, Brant Phillips and I’m going to start today’s podcast of by asking you a question: Are you really playing all in? Are you really playing all in right now in your business? Are you playing all in right now in areas of your life that you desire to truly create results? Because I would have you consider that one of the most important things to determine our success or our failure is whether not we are playing all in.
So, I’m going to ask you another question. I’m going to ask you to think back on your life or on your business. I want you to think of one or two times in your life where you played a hundred percent all in. Just think about that right now. And as you pick out a couple of times in your life where you are a hundred percent committed no matter what and you played all in. I will almost guarantee you that you created results. And I will also, also have you consider that when you have not played all in, most likely you have not what? You have not created results.
Results happen by going all in. I am not talking about just some status or just average results. I am talking about big freaking results. Those only happen one way my friends and it’s when we play all in.
So, the other day I was at the gym, not my CrossFit gym. I was like at the gym and I don’t go to a regular gym that often. But I go to swim and do a few little things I do there on occasions. But anyways, I ran into a guy I knew from the past. He was a wholesaler whom I knew ten years ago maybe. When I first met him, maybe not that quite long ago probably 7-8 years range I don’t know. But he was a guy I used to know and he was a wholesaler. I bought some deals from him and he was a good dude. Good dude, hardworking guy and he was creating some success. He was doing really well. Getting a good reputation as one of the better wholesalers in our city and you know? I am not saying he’s not squared away but he looked really squared away and I was like “this is a guy who’s going to make it.” Because I will tell you that I have seen so many people coming into the Real Estate Investing Game, to the Real Estate Investing Business and fail.
We have heard the statistics that 9 out of 10 businesses fail. Well, Real Estate Business thing is a business just like any other and while I don’t believe that this statistic applies to the Real Estate Investing at the same percentage rate, but I am not really sure about that, I don’t know. But if we believe this statistic to be relatively true, then around 90% of the people are going to what? – They are going to FAIL!
So, this guy, I had put him in the 10%, like this guy was going to make it. But, I hadn’t seen him a long long time and one day I bumped into him at the gym. Happens he lives over in my area of town and I say “Hey man! What’s going on?” And he was like “Man, I am on your email list.” “It’s good to see that you’re doing well man.” But then he told me he had to get a job because of this and that and the other thing.
And it was really, you know sad because what I heard were his excuses, that he was not fully committed, he didn’t play all in and blah-blah-blah. Look, there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s just what he chose because the fact of matter is if we were to pinpoint and go back and say “Hey, where did your business fail or where did you lose?” Maybe he lost desire. Maybe he was not committed to it. Maybe it was not something that he was passionate about because I tell people all the time that when they get into real estate. Look, “this is a real business and what I do is a lot more than just real estate.”
We’ve got multiple businesses going on but this is not something you come in and just kind of look halfway committed. You need to be passionate about this. You need to love this because whenever challenging times come, because if you are not playing all in – you’re not going to make it. You are not going to make it because creating success in business or in life, in your marriage, in your relationship with your children, in your health, in your fitness – it requires at times, not all the time, it requires blood, sweat, and tears. It requires your time.
If you are not playing all in and you are not giving your time to an area of your life and business that needs that time, then you’re going to fail. It needs your effort. When you’re playing all in it means going all in with your effort
Hey, this is Brant and I hope you’re enjoying today’s show. You know? If you’re complacent in your life, in your business, in your real estate investing and you just feel stuck. Maybe you don’t know what actions to take next to help you get you unstuck or just onto the path of creating results that you really desire. Please take on a few minutes to go to my website at brantphillips.com. There are some really valuable resources and information that may be able to help you out. And if you’re interested in really speeding up results with the help of a coach or a mentor and adding true accountability and guidance to your life and business, please reach out to me for my website as well at brantphillips.com or go directly to www.brantphillips.com/coaching. Now, let’s get back to the show.
When you’re playing all in. When you’re truly playing all in it means you’re going to play all in with your money. You are willing to put that money down on the table as so many business people who are afraid to spend money on marketing, right? Like, they’ll do the networking thing – they’ll do that but they won’t spend money on their marketing. Why? Maybe they are not a hundred percent committed. Maybe they are not playing all in. Sure, they can probably tell you some stories about a previous campaign or how they’re so proud that all the business that they’ve got has been from word of mouth. That’s a sign of not having a real business by the way. You know? But that’s just one of the signs where people don’t really put their money where their mouth is.
I say this all the time with my coaching students. Look, you will tell more about a person by looking at these two things:
- Where they spend their time? and more importantly
- Where they spend their money?
Because we all know that money talks, but where you see people that spend their time and their money is where their true commitment is.
And I can share you a story about my church. Our pastor is very transparent with the giving. He does a financial update thing at the beginning of the year. He’s like “Hey, here’s what money that we took in the church. Here’s what we’ve spent it on in terms of staffing, repairs, missions, giving, etc.” It is an incredibly pathetic number in terms of the amount of giving compared to the amount of people that go into the church. It was like in the 10% range. It’s very sad actually but the story behind the statistics there, the story behind the story is that a lot of these people, probably talked a good game in terms of their faith but they just don’t back it up at their check books. They are not playing all in.
When we play all in, when we’re really passionate about something, when we’re really committed to something – there’s going to be not only a time and money commitment but a work commitment. There’s going to be some discomfort there. There’s going to be sometimes where like my friend at the gym, we’re going to have some challenges. We’re going to have to ask this tough questions and just look at ourselves in the mirror and say “Am I really committed to this? Am I really committed to going and playing all in?” Because listen, listen my friends. When it comes to life when it comes to business, your relationships, your health and your fitness, your real estate investments. Whatever it is. Whatever the results are that you are looking to create in your life, in your business – the fact that matter is that you can create those results IF you play all in.
So, right now, look at your life, look at your business. There are some areas where you are not getting the results that you truly desire. Look at those areas and just admit it like admit that you’re not playing all in and either be okay with that and just ask yourself. Just take a minute and meditate on it and just like “Hey, why aren’t I playing all in in this area?” And you know? Sometimes when we just stop and think about it, what we find when we’re not really playing all in in a certain area of life or business is we’re really not passionate about whatever that thing is. And that point in time is the time to make decisions like “Hey, I need to roll up my sleeves and I need to get recommitted to this and get refocus and figure out why, where I get bugged down.” We need to shift completely. Go into a different arena. Go down to a different path.
A friend of mine at the gym chose to go get a job, now it didn’t look from his demeanor and his words that’s what he truly desired but that was the decision he made. It may have just been that real estate was not the thing for him. It could have been some areas or other business venture but whatever it is, my friends; find a way to be excited. Find something that you are truly passionate about. Something that you enjoyed doing and damn it play all in. Don’t straddle the fence and play both sides and live a loop one life and run a loop in a business. Because if you go on that path you are on a plateau. You will become a statistic like I’ve seen 90% or more over my time who have come into business and fall out to business. People get married and get divorced. People have broken relationships with their kids. People who are stagnant in their faith are the ones who are not giving, not only just financially but giving up their time, giving up their heart, their energy and others.
There are so many areas guys. Play all in. Play all in and if you’re not going to play all in – Don’t play it all. Find something else to play that you will play all in because that is the only way that you will create the results that you truly desire.
So, I love and appreciate all of you. Thank you for listening to the show. It is my honor to help you create results that you desire in your life and in your business.
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