Have you ever made a bucket list?
I have! It’s interesting what ends up on that list.
What about yours? Does it follow a theme? Are there a lot of similar items on it? Does that say something about you?
And another question: Are they pipe dreams? Or do you intend to make them happen?
There certainly is a theme to my list. By far, the majority fall into the category: Places around this world that I’d like to travel to.
I’ve actually made some of them happen. I believe in possibility thinking: the difference between saying, “I can’t make this happen,” and “How can I make this happen?”
Some say that that question is the one that separates the successful from the unsuccessful.
So, nine years ago, I decided to make some of them happen. Top of my list was going to Mt. Everest. I couldn’t afford it. So I figured out a way to turn it into a charity and, at least, get a tax receipt for my contribution to the cause.
I’ve done a few more bucket list things since, but it always is a challenge: to find the time, to find the money, and to see if I can get away from my business for the time needed.
But, eventually, I build up my resolve, and decide to make it happen. How? Thankfully, my assistant has enough experience now to take over many of the functions of my business operation while I’m gone. Other things will just wait until I get back.
So, as you read this, I’m landing in Lima, Peru. Machu Picchu has been very high on my bucket list for a long time. And, if I’m going to Machu Picchu, then I might as well extend the trip and take in a few more iconic places in the region, right?
So, tomorrow, I’m flying into the Amazon jungle for a few days before I travel to Cusco and 5-day trek to Machu Picchu.
Maybe exotic trips aren’t on your list. Maybe there are things that seem equally challenging, though, that might only be pipe dreams if you don’t ask the question, How can I make this happen?
But asking that question the right way can turn the prospect around. It can give hope and encouragement to your dreams.
And, eventually, you can make them happen.
At least, that’s how I see it. . . .
Rent 2 own tip
There are at least four different models of rent 2 own. Two fall under the umbrella of “property first,” two under the umbrella of “client first.” One client-first model has the operator putting together a deal with the client, who then goes out to find a property. Although the operator negotiates the property deal, it is then assigned to a third party investor, with whom the client then deals throughout the term. The client may then need to deal with two different parties throughout the term of the lease-option period.
Fraser Valley Rent 2 Own follows the other client-first model. The deal is not assigned to a third party, though there is a behind-the-scenes investor who has financed the deal. The investor is a completely silent partner to the operator but has no interaction with either the property or the client. Instead, the operator is the sole entity with whom the client deals throughout the term.
We think it’s a better way because the client knows that the party with whom they interacted when signing up the deal will be with them throughout, helping to ensure there is a positive outcome in the end.