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Using Your Spiritual Compass to Succeed in Business | Pete Lorimer Mantra

Business and spirituality can co-exist, and here's my take on it.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Steven Covey coined the term "abundance mindset" and it's something I live my life by today. I didn't use to. As a boy growing up in England, I learned to live by the scarcity theory: There's not enough money, jobs, etc., to go around... so I have to get MINE.

Abundance means there's MORE than enough for everyone on the planet. To share, without anything being removed from them. I really didn't hear much about this theory growing up, in the music industry, and in real estate.

It's a pretty wonderful thing. It took me a moment to adopt and I was fearful in the beginning. However, I've discovered something amazing: the more I give away, the more returns.

๐Ÿ‘‰ We can't carry around resentment. Resentment is toxic, EVEN if it's "understandable" to some. If someone harms me, it's understandable, in this world, to harbor resentment. But I see it like this: resentment is a poison that I DRINK and then hope someone else dies. I counteract resentment by practicing something -- if someone wrongs me, I literally wish them every success in the world.

๐Ÿ‘‰ I need to offer something in order to get something. What am I willing to give and what am I wanting in return?

Pinpoint what you want. I used to write down everything I wanted in my life in my little moleskin. I then wrote a contract. I said, for my part, I will give away anything and everything I know to anyone who wants to listen. In return, I'd like to hit these goals.

Four years later, I realized I hit all of them.

๐Ÿ‘‰ You need to know that you deserve to succeed. We have to visualize our dreams and our goals. It's weird and it works. We must remain consistent with this. Keep your goals and dreams in your mind. It works if you work it. Remain in action and keep your dreams at the forefront of your mind.

Taste your dreams.

Here's how the universe rewards this: When you keep putting in the effort, the universe will hear it, and she will put in your hands what you need (not necessarily what you want).

Give away everything. Dinner always tastes better with friends.

Thanks for being here,

PL

How to Obtain Life Goals - The Roadmap | Peter Lorimer Mantra

It's not all about the hustle or grind. It's about LIFE. I'm interested in working to live, not living to work.

Here are my tricks for maximizing my time and getting the most out of it:

4:30: โฐ wake up. I HATE waking up this early. But I do it.

5:00-6:00 am: I plan my entire day. Tip: I outsource tasks such as laundry, groceries, etc. to maximize efficiency.

6:00-7:00 am: Gym

7:00-8:30 am: Prospect. Every ๐Ÿ‘ Single ๐Ÿ‘ Day ๐Ÿ‘

8:30-10:00 am: PLG emails

๐Ÿ‘†That's it friends. I bank my hours. I get up at 4:30 am and start my day. Think about it... I've worked half a day before the work day starts. If you add that extra banked time up, you've worked an extra 2.5 days a week.

What can you do with that extra time? Whatever you want! Use it to get more work done, or use it to do what YOU want without feeling guilty.

I'm not interested in watching my life blow by because I'm working all the time. I'm also not interested in becoming wealthy at the cost of someting else.

My extra chunk of time in the morning is how I obtain my goals. It gives me an extra day or two. It's how I get ahead, and it can help you, too.

Thanks for being here,

PL

The Art of Work-Life Balance | Pete Lorimer Mantra

The entrepreneurial wave that's taken over tells you to work from 6 am to 11 pm every day. Not me.

For me, my personal life is enhanced by my professional life - and vice versa.

Goals outside of work fuel my work. I work long hours so I that I'm able to create memories our family can look back on. I don't want to be counting $100 bills when I'm old, I want to be watching these stupid videos I created of my family making wonderful memories. That's my big WHY.

I'm giving you permission to have a "why" that's outside of business.

Tips on handling work so you can carve out time for YOU:

BOUNDARIES. This one's number one for a reason. When you work for yourself, you feel like you are always on call. But that's not true. If a client texts me after hours, I respond and say I'll get back to them tomorrow. They appreciate the response and my family appreciates the attention.

Calendaring. I calendar everything. This gives me sanity, removes chaos, and allows me to know what I should be doing at each and every moment. On that note, start work at the same time every day. I start at 10 am every single day - no matter what. This is massively important.

Say no. If a client calls you at 8 pm at night or 8 am in the morning when you've planned something for yourself or your family, say "I have an important family event I can't miss, I'd be happy to go at a later time (and you can even give them times to choose from here)." Again, as long as you always respond, your client stays happy.

Prioritize your day. What's your time worth? Real estate agents try to do everything, and that's just not possible. Delegate!

Don't use your office as a crutch. Your dining room is the best office in the world. There are no distractions. At the office, there's meetings, chatter, etc. These things can all be great, but they can also be a time suck.

Overcome procrastination. How? Just do it! Just do it right then and there. If you have the ability, do it now. If it's on your list, do it in the order that it's in.

I challenge you to write down a goal. It can be a vacation, an experience, or tickets to a show--meaningful stuff. Write it down. So that when you look back at your life, you think "that was awesome." We have to do things outside our industry.

This world is a beautiful, fat, juicy place full of jewels and I want to consume as much of it as I can.

Thanks for being here. โค๏ธ Pete.

Speaking at Gary Vee's Agent 2021 / Pete Lorimer Vlog

I recently attended and spoke at Gary Vee's Agent2021 conference in Miami. Now, I try to make it to several conferences a year--and this one was different. And I'm not just saying that because I sat on the stage.

After waking up at 2 am (๐Ÿ˜ด) and making my way to Miami, I was full of adrenaline and excitement. The conference took place at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami-- where Gary, his business partner Matt Higgins (you may recognize him from Shark Tank), myself and some amazing professionals in this industry during the day took the stage.

The whole deal was about personal branding, real estate, and social media. I got the chance to chat with some fellow real estate pros and give them my two cents. I made copious notes and have been and will continue to share them with you all.

Friends, taking time out of your crazy schedule to make it to some conferences like this is HUGE. You HAVE to invest in yourself and your professional development if you want to take this seriously.

Thanks for being part of the rebellion and for being here โค๏ธ Pete

Olympic & Bundy Podcast - 62 - Peter Lorimer of Netflix series 'Stay Here' on running a moneymaking AirBNB

Peter Lorimer is co-host of the Netflix series "Stay Here," which helps property owners turn their AirBNB listings into beautiful moneymakers. 

The show is a fun mix of design, business and travel. 

He, along with design guru Genevieve Gorder, traveled around the country and transformed short-term rental spaces like a houseboat in Seattle and a swanky Malibu beach pad.

Lorimer says the key to becoming a "super host" is to view the property like a small hotel. Make everything convenient for the guest, and store items in places that make sense so they won't have to go looking for them (think towels, sheets, utensils, etc.). 

He also says small touches can go a long way when it comes to a guest's experience. Keeping higher-end toiletries stocked, champagne in the fridge and local travel guides for entertainment ideas can make all the difference.

Peter, originally from the U.K., started as a music producer and eventually began investing in property around Los Angeles. He now runs the real estate agency PLG Estates, which he launched in 2010.

He joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about how he landed the show, some of the best AirBNB listings he's ever stayed in, tips for hosts and red flags for anyone looking to book their next weekend getaway!

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Thank you to Peter Lorimer!

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#ThrowbackTuesday - Leave The Footprints, Don't Follow Them

MEDIA & MARKETING PANEL C.A.R. 2016  

I was invited to speak at the California Association of Realtors Conference in Long Beach, on the Media and Marketing Panel.   As always I will gladly jump on stage to spout about things I'm passionate about and was honored to do so.

One of the main things I spoke about was what I think the secret to being successful in this business isโ€ฆ One word โ€“ YOUTUBE.  Lead, donโ€™t follow and find your own information. 

It's funny stepping out of my bubble to see what the rest of my industry is doing and it's always kinda wild to compare what I'm doing.  It seems that real estate, for the most part, is stuck in the dark ages... but I attempted to shine a light on at least my contribution to the industry in this episode of the Vlog...

Leave the footprints, donโ€™t follow them. 

Thanks for being part of the rebellion 

Pete

Move Fast and Break Things - Being Decisive in Business - Monday Mantra

Move Fast and Break Things - Being Decisive in Business - Monday Mantra

In this weeks Mantra its all about speed. Although we live in the fastest pace environment of all time, still, I see that business owners are paralyzed by indecision which ultimately means the demise of many of their business'.

For me, gut instinct has played an unfathomably important role for me as a business owner. The ability to make swift decisions I feel has contributed to my agility to trend spot and not get bogged down in the weeds with the smallest of details. So moving fast ultimately means that things will get broken along the way, but that's par for the course.

And remember, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Thanks very much for watching and for being part of the rebellion....

Courage is a Love Affair with the Unknown - Monday Mantra

I was in a meeting over the weekend and I heard this phrase "Courage is a love affair with the unknown" and it really, really resonated with me. If everything in life was a dead cert what a boring life this would be. I have always bought massively into the theory that life is all about the journey and not the destination and this phrase perfectly galvanizes the ethos.

In the mantra I cover a great deal of ground talking about strategies, theories and a whole host of other information. Mantra, for me, has become a great way to klick off the week and make sure I slam into it head on with all the gusto I can muster. So strap in, thanks for joining me, you coming along for the ride just means the world an so I thank you for your eyes, your ears and for being part of the rebellion.

Cheers

Pete