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Why Successful People Have A Mentor

Why Successful People Have A Mentor

Why It Is Worth Having A Mentor If You Want To Be Successful 

Over the 14 years that we have been in business, in various industries, we have had our share of ups and downs but there has been one thing that has remained constant throughout our journey, and that’s having a mentor to call on.

We have always looked to people who have achieved a great deal of success in their chosen fields, as they have skills and experiences to share that are invaluable, be that in business, property, life or even to just participate in a hobby, we have mentors influencing many aspects of our lives, and it has helped us reach success in all of those aspects.

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New Proposals Could Critically Damage The Private Rented Sector In Wales

New Proposals Could Critically Damage The Private Rented Sector In Wales

New Proposals Could Be Costly For
Landlords With Properties In Wales

There Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have released alarming news that will cause major concern for landlords who own rental properties in Wales

Cardiff city council released two new consultations before Easter 2014,

  • Considerable change in planning guidance
  • The extension of additional licensing to Plasnewydd

Rent controls appear to be quite a crucial political issue and with another general election looming the RLA feel that it is imperative that the facts are understood by landlords with rental properties in Wales.

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How many successful entrepreneurs and business experts do you know who have dyslexia?

How many successful entrepreneurs and business experts do you know who have dyslexia?

How many successful 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’.

Bruce’s mission is to empower ordinary people through independent financial freedom.

Property investors are always interested in wealth creation and personal development and the search for new inspiration is constant, so when we got hold of a copy of “The Rich Revolution” we found that Bruce certainly delivers plenty of food for thought.

Monday 25th November 2013 will see the UK launch of one of the most amazing and inspirational books of the decade.

“The Rich Revolution” recently became an Amazon best-seller in its first week of sales in the USA and is a must read for anyone interested in having an effective plan for creating wealth.

Bruce makes wealth creation so simple, it’s ridiculous!!! 

  • Why are we not shown these basic steps to creating wealth???
  • Why are we not taught these things when we’re growing up???

Thousands of people every day worry about money and mainly the lack of it. Whether it’s paying off debt, saving to provide for the future or being able to achieve all of our dreams and aspirations.

How long could you survive if your income stopped today?

It may be a very scary thought, but unfortunately the premise is becoming more of a common reality for many employed people with the UK employment market facing increased redundancies due to the uncertain economic future and many pension plans not reaching the values promised.

So how long could you survive? This is the measure of true wealth…

This book will show you the solutions to all of these quandries.

So who is the author and what makes him so special?

Bruce Bishop left school with just a handful of qualifications, due to his struggle with dyslexia and started work as a builder’s labourer.

In his early 20’s when most people his age were listening to their favourite music on the radio, Bruce was listening to self-development and motivational audio-books, which inspired him to start his own business.

Bruce went on to own various businesses. He had enough the ambition and focus to create a company of great value, so he could exit for millions and retire in the lap of luxury.

However, things didn’t quite work out as Bruce had planned.

In fact Bruce never made more than a reasonable income from any of the businesses he owned, the thing that really made his wealth is what he did with that income…

In his early 30’s Bruce made a plan to re-invest a proportion of his earnings to create a passive income.

It was this strategy that enabled him to retire from business at the age of 44.

Bruce only has one real regret, he wishes that he had been taught these wealth creation strategies earlier in life, as they can be applied to any form of asset or investment and it doesn’t matter whether people are in debt or wealthy, these wealth creation strategies work for everyone!

To become totally financially free, you would need to accumulate enough wealth to last you the rest of your days. In other words, if you needed £5,000 (GBP) per month, you would need £60,000 a year and if you have 50 years to live, you would need £3 Million (GBP) to survive the rest of your days in the lifestyle that you’ve chosen. This is very simplistic as it hasn’t taken into account the interest on the £3 Million (GBP), or inflation over the next 50 years, and many other factors – but just the practicalities of accumulating this amount of wealth is beyond most people.

Passive income is the difference between the rich and the rest of us. 

Planning for a successful financial future

Planning for a successful financial future

Most people work for money, and the rich make money work for them.

The whole ethos of “The Rich Revolution” is to create a plan, a route map to take you where you are now to the lifestyle of your choice.

For this strategy to work, you first need to understand your end goal. Your plan is like a journey and like any journey you need to work out your route, once you know the start and finish point you then simply work out a plan between the two.

By revealing the powerful strategies in Bruce’s book “The Rich Revolution” people develop an understanding of some simple financial laws and apply them through custom formulated spreadsheets and plans to manage their money to create a Wealth Fund.

There are some fundamental differences between the rich and the rest of us. By understanding these simple differences and implementing them in YOUR OWN life, you can become rich. And contrary to popular belief you don’t have to have an amazing income, change career or start a new business, this can be done from your present career with just an average income… those of you who know me will have heard me say time and time again.

As Bruce says:

 “It’s not what you earn, it’s what you do with what you earn”. 

The book launches  on Monday and Bruce is going to provide some truly incredible offers and free gifts to help promote the launch of  “The Rich Revolution” and you can buy a copy of your own through us!

Unprepared Buy-To-Let Landlords Spend More Money Because They Fail To Plan Ahead

Unprepared Buy-To-Let Landlords Spend More Money Because They Fail To Plan Ahead

Unprepared Landlords Spend More Money Because They Fail To Plan Ahead

UK private rented sector landlords and property investors need to factor in repair costs into calculations and annual budgets in order to have a better understanding of the profit they are actually making from their investment property.

Rental properties will suffer wear and tear on fixtures and fittings over time, however many property investors who hold property and become landlords fail to adequately allow for rental property repairs or budgeting for essential maintenance costs when calculating the potential yield that they can get from an investment property.

Property investors and landlords should make use of the best landlord insurance deals they can find and plan for expensive repairs in advance, where possible, holding back enough funds to pay for unexpected repairs in a rental property.

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Planning Minister Slams Irresponsible Councils

Planning Minister Slams Irresponsible Councils

Government Planning Minister Claims Planning Laws are sending UK housing back to the 19th Century

Planning Minister Nick Boles has stirred up a real hornets’ nest by claiming that local authorities that save green fields instead of building residential properties are irresponsible, and building new homes must be prioritised above preserving fields.

Nick Boles argued that homes create more human happiness than fields, whilst revealing the Government is determined to speed up the rate of residential house building, despite strong opposition.

Mr. Boles slammed local authorities in an interview with the Daily Mail stating:”Deeply irresponsible councils and communities that refuse to co-operate with the government’s expansion plans will risk losing their hospitals and high street shops as their populations shrink. I understand that rural campaigners are very worried when green-field land is replaced by the sheer ugliness and soullessness of housing estates. However, current planning laws are sending Britain back to the 19th century when only the well-off could afford their own home. The sum of human happiness that is created by the houses that are being built is vastly greater than the economic, social and environmental value of a field that was growing wheat or rape.”

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Invest In Yourself To Make A Difference in 2013

Invest In Yourself To Make A Difference in 2013

If you want to be truly successful in business, property or whatever you strive to be good at, please read this post as I want to share something with you that I truly believe will make all the difference, as personally, it has really worked for me and I know that it has worked for some other very successful people too.

You may have heard the story below before as it is rumored to be true!

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Sorry if you Missed Simon Zutshi’s Property Investment Strategy Planning 2013 Webinar Last Night

 – it was REALLY, REALLY BUSY!

But if you couldn’t get on, I have Good News

Property Investment Strategy Planning 2013 with Simon Zutshi

Property Investment Strategy Planning 2013 with Simon Zutshi

On behalf of Simon we have been asked to say sorry to all those people who could not get on the webinar. Please accept our humble apologies; there were some technology challenges last night due to the sheer VOLUME of people trying to join Simon Zutshi’s Property Investment Strategy Planning 2013 webinar all at the same time

For those that did manage to get through to Simon’s ‘Create Your Property Investment Strategy 2013’ webinar last night – It was amazing, wasn’t it?

 Starting the day with a plan is good, starting the week with a plan is great, but starting the year with a plan is excellent! Planning is the right way to go forward and every property investor should do it

So, because of the previous technical difficulties, Simon has agreed to hold the LIVE webinar again, one last time on
Monday 7th January at 8pm

Simon Zutshi presents…for the final time

Create Your Strategy 2013 Monday 7th January at 8pm
To register for F R E E – CLICK HERE

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2012 Property Investment Review

2012 Property Investment Review

Well it’s the end of the year that was supposed to mark the end of the world for mankind and yet we survived and it wasn’t all doom and gloom, 2012 did bring the UK some joy with events and celebrations across the country, including:

For the general public: An inferior team, who hadn’t won anything for over 34 years, winning the 2011/12 Premiership title with virtually the last kick of the season, (not that I am a biased Man Utd fan or anything….), the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics, the end of the double dip recession,

For Property Investors and landlords: 2012 saw the emergence of Rent Guarantee products that are good value for money, property prices continuing to behave like a roller coaster ride but eventually recovering and ending the an average of 1% year up on last year’s prices and lets not forget the return of some decent Buy To Let mortgage products to the UK mortgage marketplace.

How was 2012 for you? Has the year lived up to your expectations and did you achieve any of your property investment goals?

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Following on from Mike Clarke’s post on Spotlight on the 20th September – More Anger Over English Planning Law Changes I came across this story in last week’s press and thought I should share this here so that it can be read by other landlords…

The Government has insisted there is no “malign intent or hidden agenda” in its planning reforms in the face of a huge outcry over the proposals.

Adopting a more conciliatory tone than that shown by ministers in recent weeks towards opponents of the reforms, planning minister Greg Clark said the current public consultation over the proposals is genuine.

Ministers have previously expressed a determination to “win the battle” over the draft reforms, which slim down 1,000 pages of policy to 52 and focus on a “presumption in favour of sustainable development”.

The Government says the changes to the planning system are needed to boost growth, give communities more say in their local area and protect the environment, but concerns have been raised they could lead to a return to urban sprawl and damaging construction

Mr Clark admitted that some of the draft National Planning Policy Framework may not be expressed in “the clearest way” but insisted there is no Government agenda to change the nature of planning.

At a seminar organised by the British Property Federation, Mr Clark said: “The idea that the Government and I would have any part in introducing a set of reforms that have an impact on the ability of local people to express themselves and did anything to undermine the protections to the natural and historic environments that all my life I’ve been passionate about is simply not the case.”

He said the presumption in favour of sustainable development – which opponents say has not been explicitly defined – is not intended to introduce a “loophole” through which development could be imposed on local communities.

Countryside and environmental campaigners have claimed the reforms tip the balance too far in favour of short-term economic growth instead of protecting the environment, and ministers had labelled those who criticised the planned changes as “semi-hysterical”, “left-wingers” and of “nihilistic selfishness” for opposing housing development.

Prime Minister David Cameron, however, wrote to the National Trust on Wednesday assuring them that sustainable development is about maintaining balance between economic, environmental and social concerns, sentiments echoed by Mr Clark.

The planning minister said that when “1,000 pages is cut down to a document which is 50-odd pages it is inevitably the case that not everything is expressed in the clearest way, but that doesn’t signal any malign intent or hidden agenda to subvert the process”.

Read the full Daily Express article here

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UK Government in Rural Planning Shake Up

UK Conservationists Are alarmed by latest Con-Dem Government Planning Proposals

Conservationists say the threat to the countryside will grow as the economy recovers

The UK Government’s planning minister Greg Clark has rounded on campaigners who claim his proposed planning system overhaul for England seriously threatens the countryside, accusing the National Trust of misleading people and suggesting that the Campaign to Protect Rural England always objected to every change

Both campaign groups fear excessive development under a simpler, faster planning system.

A National Trust spokesman said the plans “failed to protect the everyday places that local communities love”.

The government’s Draft National Planning Policy Framework streamlines policy that currently weighs in at more than 1,000 pages down to just 52.

According to the Department for Communities and Local Government, (CLG), the new proposed framework aims to transform a system whose volume and complexity have made planning increasingly inaccessible to all but specialists, while encouraging opportunities for growth to boost the economy.

The CLG department insists the proposals will offer protection for the natural and historic environment.

But the framework’s presumption in favour of sustainable development – which should make it harder for councils to reject projects – worries the conservationists.

Speaking out last month, the National Trust said: “The government’s planning reforms could lead to unchecked and damaging development in the undesignated countryside on a scale not seen since the 1930s.”

And CPRE said: “The UK Government needs to listen and make further improvements or the consequences for the English countryside and the character of our towns and villages will be grave.”

In an interview with the Financial Times last Tuesday, Mr Clark hit back.

“The National Trust had on their website an aerial shot of Los Angeles in some risible idea that this was the future of Britain. If you can square a village voting for 10 new homes for its parishioners with the sprawl of Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, I fail to see it. Last year was the lowest level of housebuilding since World War II, which means the problem is getting worse and worse, causing more misery for more people for as long as this isn’t addressed. People do have an interest in the future – to not care shows a degree of nihilistic selfishness which is quite rare. It is not possible to make a change to any element of national planning policy without the CPRE objecting to it.”

In response to the interview, a National Trust spokesman said: “We believe strongly that any development must meet the needs of people, the environment as well as the economy. The government has failed to do this in its reforms. It has put short-term financial gain ahead of everything else. It has failed to protect the everyday places that local communities love. The dice are heavily loaded to favour development and local people simply won’t get enough say.”

Neil Sinden, CPRE director of policy, said “There ought to be no surprise within government at the huge public outcry over the plans. We welcomed initial indications that the government wanted a stronger role for local communities, including a limited public right of appeal against damaging development. Both coalition partners appeared committed to such reforms before the election but many people now feel betrayed.”

The Home Builders Federation, (HBF), which represents the house-building industry, accused the National Trust of scaremongering and said the debate over planning policy must focus on the wider needs of the country, not the narrow focus of a few.

Home Builders Federation Executive Chairman Stewart Baseley said “We have an acute housing crisis that has resulted in millions living in sub-standard accommodation or on waiting lists and young people unable to buy their own home. To address this we need a planning system that balances social, economic and environmental concerns.”

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