What You Missed - April 2019 - General Meeting
Get the Life You Really Want: More Time, More Money, and Your Ideal Life
Dr. Jason Wojo of Lifeonaire
“What I’m going to share with you tonight has changed my life. The word Lifeonaire sounds weird, but if you think of a millionaire, you will be on the right track,” exclaimed Dr. Wojo.
Jason continued, “You need both time and financial freedom. Who knows someone that has lots of money, but no time to spend it?”
There are four stages of financial prosperity. This is not a pie-in-the-sky image, but something you can do right away.
Regardless of where you are in life, if you want a better life, this is a message you can benefit from.
Jason asked, “Who has been here before and why do you keep coming back? Why are you here? To learn at least one tidbit? To meet connections: networking? All these are true, but let’s dig down deeper.”
What is it about money that we think will help us? Who knows of someone who has money, but is miserable? A survey found that, after earning $75,000 a year, nothing in their life changed with respect to joy.
All these things act to control your life. What terms would you use to describe a prosperous life? Friends family, philanthropy, etc. I want you to have a life of prosperity.
With your eyes closed, think of all the people you know who live a life of prosperity, in every area: financial, health, relationships. How many know one, three, or five people that meet those criteria? (Four people raised their hands.) Usually, about 10% of the population know five or more people who qualify.
Jason addressed the audience with, “You are the cream of the crop because you are here taking action.”
I went full time real estate investing in 2010 and have rehabbed, bought and sold, and now am a private lender. I own several different businesses and am the CEO of Lifonaire. I also am a training coach helping others to find their prosperity.
How do you get a great life? Education is one way. I spent 15 years to get all my education, including a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, and started to search for a job. I came out of school with no debt because I was doing training online and coaching. I got a job with the Navy and found I did not like to work for someone else. My wife and I were making over $300,000, living in a new townhouse and we seemed to have a great life.
We were working all hours of the day apart from each other and, one day, my wife asked me for a divorce because we did not spend any time together. She left me and I literally did not want to get out of bed. My businesses died. I now was $600,000 in debt and had to dig my way out of it.
I literally slept on an air mattress in one of my rehabs. Why do I tell you about this? Do you know anyone who works too much, has too much stress in their lives, or has sacrificed any relationships because of their work?
Did you ever play the game of Life? The goal was to make the most money. We are just playing the game of Life in Real Life.
What if we set up the game our way? What if the winner was the best spouse, or gave the most to charities, or raised the most loving kids?
A Lifeonaire is like a millionaire, only with LIFE.
The 4 stages of prosperity are:
Stage 1: Create your vision: This is the most important piece of the puzzle. Not just your financial, but your entire life. Why do so few people create their vision? Because it’s hard. Do not skip stage one!
Stage 2: Meet your needs.
Stage3: Generate excess cash.
Stage 4: Invest in income-producing assets.
Myth: You have to set up your business first. Business is there to support your life. Why do we have an eight-hour workday? Henry Ford found that three eight-hour shifts would produce the most productivity.
Stage 1: Create your vision.
Steve Jobs said your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s vision.
If you are not waking up excited about what you are going to do on 8 out of 10 mornings, you are doing the wrong things.
The effects of no vision:
- Almost 50% of marriages fail
- 70% of businesses fail
- 2 in 3 Americans are obese
- Only 33% of people are happy with their life
- 1 in 6 Americans is on anti-depressants.
Check out what your vision really is: How do you rate your family life? How about your health? What is your normal state of emotions, friendships, hobbies, spiritual life, finances, and charitable life?
What does that look like for you?
Jason had the audience stand so they could extend their hands and turn to the right as far as they could. Then, “with your eyes closed, imagine that you raise your hand and visualize that you are turning it six inches further. Then imagine yourself turning two feet further. Now visualize turning a full 360. Now, with your eyes still closed, gently turn to the right as far as you can go,” instructed Jason.
Who went further the second time? Several people did, and Jason said it was because you actually saw it happen before you did it.
“My friend Steve lived in Maryland and wanted to go to Florida for the winter but was worried about what to do with his business. He visioned it as a success and, in the first week in Florida, he made the largest deal he ever had. With that vision, he ended up moving to Florida and now runs his business from here.”
Some people do not have a vision; they have a mediocre life and have not suffered enough to do anything about it. With a vision, the more successful you get, the more the opportunities will appear.
Stage 2: You must meet your needs. We demand a certain level of income, but as our income rises, our expenses rise proportionally. This is where we are trading hours for dollars. We have to get through this as quickly as possible.
Time is the value. You can always get more money, but you cannot get more time. What is our time used for now? Jason talked about the day as: commute to work; work; commute home; then decompress, because you are unhappy about what you do at work.
“In my calendar, I put in what I want to do each day. I do quiet time each day to start; then three days, I do cardio and one day, a hike. I go to the gym four days a week, do a Toasmasters one day a week, a date night with my wife, a daughter-date one day a week, and band practice one night. Then, I look to see what time I have left to work and fill that in.” Jason added, “I also fit in a nap every day, because I love taking naps.”
For those who have real-estate-investing businesses, how many have taken a three-day weekend and had to get everything done on Thursday? How did you get it done? You had to.
Keeping it simple is the key to prosperity. If it’s simple, it’s easy. I have run businesses that needed $65,000 each month to cover the expenses. That’s not fun.
How much would you need each month if you had no debt? It’s an incredible experience to be free of debt.
Stage 3: Accumulate Excess Cash. This is the first stage of wealth building. How I do it is through debt-free investing. I put people who have money together with those that need it. That way I have not increased my expenses.
Stage 4: This is where you are using your money to make more money. It works for you instead of you working for it. What about buying a rental that generates $1,000 per month? That would free up more time for you to do what you need to do to generate more income.
How many people say, “Someday, when …”? You only have now.
What do successful people have in common? They have a vision and they take action.
What is it you want? The first decision is to say you are not staying where you are. Jason talked about the three-day event coming up and introduced the “Get A Life Getaway” program. For everyone who wants a better life, they should attend on June 6 through 8. Normal rates are $598 on the website and many have paid this rate to attend.
SREIA’s special rate for tonight is $197 per ticket or $297 for two. Jason suggested getting two because it’s more fun to do it with someone else. You get many extras, like the job motivation plan and the debt elimination plan, as well as live coaching calls after the seminar. The tickets are good at any other event and they do not expire, so you would not lose out if you cannot attend the Tampa Event.
Jason explained why people do not participate: You are too busy, you think you can do it on your own, and you fear realizing your own potential. He asked all to step up and create a better life for themselves.
Jason stayed around to answer questions and the audience applauded him for the information.