Episode 079 - Why You Can & Should Feel Safe Even Though It's Normal to Fear
Mar 30, 2020
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and in today's episode,
we're going to be talking about fear with our friend of mono villa and tomato.
And I are going to be speaking, of course, about the virus. But first I wanted to
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this has been a rough couple of weeks. I left you guys and told you I was buying
my own personal property and needed a couple of weeks off, and at the
beginning of that, it seemed like it was going to be a nonchalant two weeks of
rest. Relaxation packing, obviously a little bit of fun, right? Not so not so. It
turned into wow like something beyond what anyone could ever believe,
right? But I wanted to get on here and let you guys know that I'm here for you.
If if there's anything you need, man of rough rough. Few weeks that we have
had, especially those of us who invest in short term rentals. We've had a lot of
cancellations and some of our properties and then finally turned from
cancellations into a complete and total shutdown in some areas. So now we've
turned our businesses to nursing and turning our business to the traveling,
nursing market and business market. So we still are doing pretty good, and
we're up and running. I'd love to hear how you guys were doing and how you
are handling it. I know this is really, really difficult for most of us, but what's
really good is if you've been listening for a while, you knew that you could turn
your property into a long term rental you knew to buy at a price if you were
going to buy your property to bite into price, where you could turn it into a
long term rental. And that's what you should be doing, right? If right now you
own a property, you should be turning it into a long term rental or at least
trying to find some nurses for a long term period. Now, if you are doing rental
arbitrage, you're kind of stuck with the lease. But same thing. We do the same
exact thing. We make sure that we are renting properties that we can also turn
around and sub let so our contracts say that we are going to be subletting. You
can sub let to traveling nurses or sub let to someone else and make sure that
you are covering all your bases there that you have. Somebody in your place is
going to take care of it until you can, and hopefully these traveling nurses are
great. Great answer to that, because lots of nurses air needed all around the
country now, and thank goodness they can travel all around the country. No
longer are we bound by those borders. The president was adamant about
making sure that the boundaries could be cross. And I loved that he did that.
That's the first time anybody ever stood up thio the different states and said,
Why? Why is somebody else's license okay in your state, but not in others?
There should be one law that rules all of this, and it should be only good for
everybody from every state. And I thought that was a really cool thing,
especially with my husband being in the medical field. So I think that's really
great. I wonder how you guys are feeling about that and how you guys are
handling everything. I worry so much about everybody. I really d'oh because it
is getting really, really hard out there. But we've only got a few really tough
weeks left, the president said. The next two weeks are going to be the
toughest, and I want you guys to prepare for anything and everything. Make
sure you have enough food on hand for at least a couple of weeks. Make sure
that you have batteries and you know, emergency stuff because there's
rumors that the electricity is going to be shut down. There'll be no Internet in
public glass, so let's just prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Right we
get that this is unprecedented. We've lived through a couple of things like this,
but nothing so bad that's lasted so long. I know it's hard to be rational in an
irrational world, but honestly, we always have to look for the silver lining. I
think this has been a really cool time, especially for my husband and I, because
that man works six days a week. You think I work hard. He he's worked that
way forever and ever, and I have been so blessed to have him home nearly
every single day to help move. This is the first time he's ever helped move
like this because he's always working, so it's been quite a blessing to have
him here. I'm looking for all the good that I confined in all of this. We in this
state of Arizona because I'm still living here in Arizona and I'm still here. I
haven't traveled to any of our other properties in any other states right now,
obviously, because there's travel ban and input, mostly because the weather
is great and the Corona virus does not seem to like the heat. So I'm going to
stick around and state and Arizona as long as I can, because we are here in
Arizona. We didn't have the lock down that most people had. What we had
was a little bit different. It probably took it a little bit longer. And I guess there
are some places across the country that are way more severe than it is here.
And even in our state, I guess there are some different areas, so it's going to
depend them where you live, what everything looks like. Anyway, My mom
always told me when things were looking bad, that we should do things for
someone else. Whenever you're feeling depressed, whenever your feelings,
I whenever you're feeling lonely, do something for someone else. I even had a
motto. Come up here and help me move. I mean, it's so cool. Toe. Have people
in your life who are the people you want to be like. And a model is one of those
people. Just such a great guy. Really awesome, because he gives and gives and
gives, and his son Nick, just like him, just like I'm just such big hearts. And I
thought to myself, Well, you know, these are the people I'm surrounded
myself with, the people that my mom taught me to be like and I absolutely love
that I absolutely love people who go out of their way for somebody else
because we're moving. We had a lot of people in and out of our house. We
had painters and contractors and movers and things like that. But at the same
time, we did our best to keep up our social distancing and make sure that we
were following the rules a six feet apart. I don't know if we always did that,
because when you're holding one end of a couch or another end of, ah, chair
or address or might not always be six feet, but we did pretty darn good and
everybody here except for my son. He's got a cold, but he's always got a
summer cold. Everybody is feeling pretty good. Everybody is feeling pretty
good, and I'm hoping and praying that wherever you are that everyone is
feeling pretty good where you are to just stay safe. Okay, stay safe. Make
sure you just keep yourself indoors and just kind of pretend drum a summer
vacation When you're with your kids. Don't worry about money. I guarantee
you. Everything always takes care of itself. It's not one of those things you
have to fret about right now. Everyone in this country seems to understand
that we're all going through the same exact thing, and I don't anybody's gonna
be knocking down your door to throw all your stuff out. It is what it is. So do
your best to just be calm and cool about everything and know that you're
always well taken care of. So having said that, a mono and I had a great
conversation last week and believe it or not, we didn't have anyone who could
do the editing and get the editing done on this. So it's a little bit late, but it's for
sure. Still the same message. Things have gotten a little bit worse than we
thought that they could get or would get. I guess everybody thought it would
be over with a lot sooner and the president saying that we've got two more
weeks left to more really bad weeks left kind of is a little worrisome, but I just
know that we're always going to be okay, that we have everything we need.
And I'm hoping that you do to just be safe. Keep yourself safe, keep your
family safe and do what you can and, you know, just know that everything is
going to in the end be all right. We'll all make it through this. We're such a great country, we really are. And people shine when bad things happen. So just like after 9 11 New Yorkers were actually liked for the first time. If you remember correctly, when they always had that bad reputation before and suddenly the whole world came together and it was amazing. People were flying flags and there was so much patriotism. And I have a feeling that this fourth of July will be one of the best fourth of Julys we've had in a long time. It will represent something so amazing and so much more meaningful for all of us, and I'm honestly looking forward to it. So without further ado, here is a model villa and I talking about beer and the Corona virus,
especially here in the Arizona, because we're already warm. We're already in this spring. So, um, flu's have a season for a reason. Flute. You know, they call the flu season because once the sun starts coming out, it kills. Those viruses just don't have a chance. So here in Arizona, we we've only We had our first stuff a couple days ago, right? And, um, everybody else's has, you know, numbers way up there, but because we're nice and warm. Um, we haven't had those numbers. Vegas had a lot more numbers than Arizona. Even their their warm. But they have a lot more people coming in from other parts of the country. So
in there in there, they're packed together.
Yeah, they're very, very. Yeah.
You know, like so like going going to the Grand Canyon. You have thousands of thousands of people there walking around, but that's different. 1000 sounds of people walking around inside of a casino.
what are you doing? A casino. You're just touching things.
Oh, yeah, exactly. You're just touching buttons like we've been sanitizing basics like crazy. If they should put, like, wipes next home. But they can't because all the borders taking all the toilet paper and whites.
So just be just crazy. It's I think we have to get to a point. We're gonna talk about fear a little bit. I don't know how we're gonna ease into it, but I remember before they fixed the highway from here to Las Vegas. Yeah, I'm Chris's mom. Um, lived in Las Vegas for a little bit, so we had a place to stay, so we made that trip at least twice a month. Almost. What? Consistently and back then, this would be like the early nineties. I guess so. Back then, buffets were cheap. So in other words Oh, yeah, I forget what it was. Probably the equipment, like, $5 a person now, whatever. And then
all you can eat. And they were good to work, right? Bad ones.
And so it was basically a rest for them to get you into their hotel because they never see a gambler those. But now it's not. We went back. There is a Wait a minute. These are expensive. The fades.
Oh, no, The buffet it The Bellagio is like, What is it, $52 a person or something now?
Yeah, There's like we went. We went to, um What's that? Um,
The Brazilian one has a brilliant results.
Rio really went to the Rio because at that seafood, and when we got there, like, Oh, cool. Maybe eating seafood. Five bucks person, right? No,
no, we went to the last last time we were there, we went to the Rio and the M M has a really good buffet, Thio. And really, it's a little bit off the strip, but it's still very good.
Yeah, but anyway, so that was sort of our vacation because we had a place to stay. Grandma got to see the kids, The kids got to go on a road trip, and then we got toe. You eat well, relatively cheap. Gonna refer patients up. Yeah, and so when we would take that road there, it was just It was the most anxiety ridden road because you're it was a 50 mile an hour two lane road. And then, of course, people aren't doing 50.
And you mean explains one direction one way, one direction. Know me, not two lanes on both sides,
right? So then we got a plan. It's like, Okay, we're gonna plan this when there's way. Didn't want to go. Like to be on the road like we sort of a man is. Okay, so you party all night. You got a headache. You check out of the hotel room, you go back to Tucson or Phoenix, so that means you're on the road around 12 or one o'clock. We would just avoid it because it and this anxiety, those people just sort of, you know, you're both asking each other 60 miles an hour.
No giving. It was a scary And even now, when it's two lanes on both sides, it can be very scary wasting the turns that it has. Sometimes you're just like, especially because it's pitch black out there. I can't see.
I have to do it at night order. It was just It was just It was very yeah, it was very, you know, it's pretty scary. And so there was like this. I remember driving it and like, how much faith do I have on each of those guys that I'm passing it? Polly passed like 300 cards on the way up there that he didn't just say, you know, I'm done my wife left me my dog die e gonna think my life right. Like I
just lost it all. Oh, my God. You know nothing. I have a life insurance policy.
Exactly how much faith do you have on on the other person coming the other way? You know, too, that I wasn't the
one you need to have faith in one person. And that's God. You think that it's like God, I believe it is in your hands.
Eso consult with that We have this. We have this some unrealistically view of risk, right? Completely Because driving is a lot more dangerous then this virus, right? Yeah, and but for some reason, like if we get on an airplane, we're more anxious because way have no control. So it's not has nothing to do with how dangerous are deadly. Something is. It's how much control we think we have over it. So, like, people will bungee jump, right? I was reading the story about this lady who do cliff jumping tackle Clifton me base jumping. So you get on this cliff and they have, like, start like a parachute situation, right? But they have wings, and so they just glide down the face of a mountain. They so they do that. They're like Bill Glide, right? So glad off of a building. And after they get to a certain point, they do their parachute, We go down, right? So that wasn't enough for them. So they would get on these mountains and they would go down these valley. It would just shoot like Rocket Man done these islands, right in those videos of a the Internet. And so that wasn't enough for them. They would find these rock formations that that I had this, you know, like 20 by 20 opening where they were just between that, right, so they're just like, upping the ante, right? So this lady is like saying I just could not I understand this is dangerous. It's a high death rate sport. And she goes, I'm In fact, I'm on my third husband. I'd lost my first husband, too. It was her second husband and I married again. Don't want give me. And if it happens again, I'm gonna marry somebody else. Does that? Because I had to do it with me so they understand what I'm doing because I can just imagine if I was doing that Chris would kill me before the mountain way. You're not gonna do this and you look great. But if you have to find somebody who has that same restaurant, so then there's people that that they take on the risk because they feel control over it and has nothing to do, whether how safe it is or how deadly it is. We can manage risk when we feel we have control. So that's the baseline. I want to talk about about ears. Let's go over to what fear is. Fear is something that keeps us alive with triggers. It is when something that we don't understand or we can't get our head around right. We can't figure it out. Fear pops up, regardless of how dangerous did it. Because our all we're saying is that there's a potential for danger. We don't know how dangerous possible the danger is, how deadly the danger is. We don't know any of that. We just know that there is a danger. And so the level of fear has to do with how much control do we think we have over
of our situation? You think about when you were a kid in high school. Um, some people had beach class was their least favorite class, just speaking in front of classmates who they had been with pretty much their whole life. They knew these people. They had been with them since kindergarten. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th grade, You know, all the way all the way up the high school. 10 years they've known all the kids in that room. But speaking in front of them was so fearful, just gave them such anxiety that they couldn't even move
in any other situation, that you'd stand up on a table and do
a problem at lunch or something. Hey, guys, look over here with so inside's got this No problem whatsoever. But speaking in front of them talking about some, you know, like there's so many things we have irrational fears over, and it's like if you sat there and you thought to yourself, Okay, so what's the worst possible thing that could happen? Am I gonna die? Is like, No, you're not gonna die. You just You might be embarrassed. I was like, these people will never see me again. You know, like it's like you don't have to worry about it. They'll never know, you know, right? We have those fears. Yeah, here's moves back and they make us act crazy, too.
Yeah, that's that's hopefully you're not a person to get crazy. In general, there are things that will make you act irrationally. I don't know. I want you looking through my mind and going through my history of my mind's okay. When with my irrational me. Personally, I think if you've gone through some level of trauma and you're when you were a kid or uncertainty, we've been left at the mall. You know, all that kind of stuff as we replay that as we get older because we do replace some of those things you replay those probably people who gone through things like that. Under normal circumstances, they look irrational, but when it really hits the fan there like we got this way, we've played every scenario. They're like the most calm person because that, uh, you know, we talked about fear of several shows ago where we hear a noise in a dark room, right, and also we start imagining it is a lion. Is it that you know it is, especially if he just watched the horror movies like, Okay and coming to get me. What was it? And we start making up girl tests. Monsters. Anthony, this is something that and so then people who keep replaying those in their minds when everything is normal. There's all these grotesque monsters that are
coming for them, right? But then also, when the monster reveals themselves, they're like, Oh, okay, I I've handled worse monsters that Mr Dawson, they're very common, like, Okay, this is what's happening. They get really calm prey. And so I'm always been the person, for some reason is that when something is happening in front of me, that's, like, really like, intense, Like I calm down, I can't really calms like, Okay, I can fix this. I can manage this. But then it takes a while things like a day or two that I have get flashbacks. And the flashbacks aren't what happened. It's like, What if this had happened? Is that what if you didn't do this in time or what if you didn't know, So I started. And then again, things that never existed There's something there's a finished I'm freaking out, right And that's what happened with my mom. She was So she was walking around us and saying Hide everybody cause we want to go visit her And she came around towards me. She didn't navigate the chair legs and she almost felt she was falling over. And so my reaction was to put my hands up. And as I was doing this is like I got a sort of catcher, so I don't hurt her. So my reaction just a kitchen on her head, which is the middle of her balance, right? And so I pushed her, and I have been pushing back up. It's just go ambles, fellas. She last bubble of Allah that I was like, OK, go! She didn't fall. And then I started thinking about what could have happened and how I could have heard her trying to catch her. And maybe that wasn't the right idea to dio believe I had to leave. Go to the room. It was like going calm down, you know? So it against the it's the imagined scenario that really gets to us. Yeah, and I want to focus on that because, you know, we've talked about it before work there could be excluded. Excuse the thing about it. Could be a shit show, and I thought put you in the middle of it. Then you start organizing like you got to do this. I gotta do this. This is gone. We can't even save this. We just gotta forget about it and put that aside. And just when you think you know, you would start organizing our manage it, right? Absolutely. If you say there's gonna be a shit show in your life tomorrow, then you're like, crawl. You'll be crying. You'll stay in the shower for 55 hours crying, You know, whatever. Whatever you need to do that think, manage it because you don't know what's happened. So that's the first thing I want to make sure that people understand, is that you do have the capability to manage it. Absolutely. Regardless of what happens in any kind of scenario, any way you can come up with all these different scenarios of what could happen, you need to know that you have the capacity to withstand it, to manage it and lived through it and survive.
Absolutely. I've got this great book. I'm grabbing it. Okay. Oh, my God, I haven't read this in a long time. But you like I don't know if you could see the
all the tabs all over this book because this book is called Emergency. And this, as this book will save your life by Neil Strauss. And it's like the world isn't a crisis. If you're looking for an emergency escape plan, this book is it. I can't remember when this book was written him when we have read it, Okay, It was right after 2000. Do you remember in 1999 when a year 2000 was about to hit and there was, like, this freak out panic by the world that all the computers were going to shut down because as soon as they had to turn to the year 2000 like This is a reality, folks, if you're too young to remember this, it's it was crazy. Was there not a lot of panic? I mean, people were storing water and food and cash because they thought their debit cards weren't going to work. Everything was going to somehow reset because they had not planned for 20 you know, the year 2004 to turn over from the 19 something. And so they literally thought all the computers wouldn't know what the heck to Dio. And so after that. So this book is probably close to 20 years old because he wrote this just afterwards about that panic. So there were all these, and there always has been a bunch of people who what do they come? Doomed stares, Right? They did that with the Mayan calendar around. At what year? That was 2018 and 20 seen or whatever year it was. There's always a bunch of doom stares out there Who the world is gonna come to end on this date? You know, this is gonna happen on this date, you know, are at that time it was We're gonna run out of everything. We're not gonna be able to have any cash. There's going to be cast in the streets. And so just in case. Plus, you know, living in an LDS community, it's a little bit different because with LDs, that's latter day Saints. People around you there, the Mormons, they they have a year's supply of food on hand at all times. It's just one of the things that they do is just one of, ah preparation, just in case it's, I mean, they're not doomsday Ares. They're not saying the world is gonna and or anything, but it's just part of preparation to make sure that in case of an emergency or something comes along, you could take care of yourself taking care of your neighbors that you you have what you need, right? So I did. I was like I had a lot of LDS friends and so I said, How do I prepare for a year? You know, like if something were to happen, it was like, Oh, here's a place where you can get dried foods. Here's a place where you can get canned foods You know, these big cans and so that's literally. Since then, I've always had, like, a lot of food in my family. My people come into my band, Jerry, they're like, Holy crap, you have a lot of food, like I've just always done it. So for that 2000 thing, I did it and I had some water and I had, you know, just emergency cash, but I wasn't freaking out or panic him because I didn't think it was gonna happen and they didn't. And that was great. But this guy, he wrote Neil Strauss. He wrote this book called Emergency and what Was Crazy was he was unauthorized at the time. And, well, obviously, he's an author, But he wrote he had written one other book, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star. Great e never read that book, but he's, ah, highly entertaining writer. Let's just say so. He was assigned to go to a doomsday air, some doomsday air camp where the world was gonna end a New Year's Eve at such and such date. No, like it was I can't remember the year, but it was around. The year 2000 must have been Planet's gonna end. Everything is gonna come to a hole. Just these people are gonna be alive. This, you know, the leader of this cult like place, you know, was like you have to be there. So his editor and the people he wrote for said, you have to be there. And so he was all prepared to go there, had gone there and, you know, done in his interviews with them and done all kinds of stuff and he was prepared for the story. And then friend called him and said, Hey, we're going to Ah, I can't remember. It was like some country western singer who is really big like uh, yeah, Garth Brooks or something, Right? So it's so instead, like, somebody called him and said he got tickets for Garth Brooks on the New Year's Eve. You want to go? And he was like, Yeah, so excited that he would go to Garth Brooks instead. Oh, he went to the Garden Brooks concert and then he went back. And of course, of like, a couple days later. And of course, the leader of the cult had said, God had mercy on everybody. And so, you know, Yeah, this excuse, why they were all still alive. But he decided, Well, we cow. You know what I need? Thio, I need to prepare for emergencies like this. So he started taking all these survival courses. He's like, you know how to survive in the woods, you know, and how to survive in extreme cold or how to survive in the desert with no water. And you know So he started just going after, Like, I'm gonna write on, you know, write articles about how to survive. And he took all these emergency courses he even decided to live without, and he was in L A, too. And he was like, I'm gonna live without electricity for a while. So he was like, um, you know, day one with no electricity, he just turned his electricity off. I mean, there was electricity, but he was like, I'm gonna turn it off and see what happens. You know, the chaos that ensues and was like, I'm gonna find out. And he was like, writing like, hilarious notes like, I'm using my bio degradable toilet. He's like, um no to self. The biodegradable toilet paper is really scratchy and itchy, you know? And then he started eating. His ration food was note to self, you know, the freeze dried chili makes you need more of that biodegradable. It's like reading this book. It was like, Oh, my gosh, this is hilarious. So basically, he he come doing all this stuff in Saint. Okay, So how are we going to survive? And then he was like, Well, that's not That's not even the worst part of it so I could survive. But what about everybody else? Oh, my gosh. I should take gun classes and knife classes and stuff because people are gonna come and they're gonna try to take my stuff, right? They're gonna they're gonna go after me and my stuff. And so he's He said, OK, so he's gonna He took all these classes about gun safety and this and that. And then he started meeting people at these courses and while he was talking to them, a lot of them worked for at the time, I think it was just around. I don't know if it was FEMA, but it was a homeland security, you know, like during the extreme emergencies that he met people who were just in case they got these cards right. And they got to help out with extreme emergencies in large cities like l a New York. Because that's literally where the panic is gonna be. The majority. You have a lot of people and a few supplies in cities like Phoenix. We're spread out cities like two sons spread out like we don't have this mass population of ones specific area. We have ah, large large. You know, there's tons of little or cities around that are populated, but that's not We're not on top of each other. We're not. I mean, you know, and we don't have to drive far for each of our you know, we say basically, in our neighborhoods, we don't go, you know, it's like you'll go down to Phoenix. When do you go to Tucson? You know, downtown Tucson is like you don't go there. So he started taking these emergency courses and he started meeting all these people and they were telling him about times were they went to locations where there were, you know, Katrina or, you know, things like that. Like where there were big emergencies and sometimes it was due to weather. Sometimes it was fires. Sometimes it was, you know, man made. Sometimes it was just a nature. But they've gone all over the world and they were helping. And so he started interviewing them. And he said, One thing I forgot is that the majority of people have huge hearts. I mean, they would you know, they see somebody limping, and he said they would pick him up and help him, and he said. Not everybody said there is a movement of hatred in the world and he could feel it back down when he was, you know, writing this and he said, But underlying he said, You have to know that there is always somebody toe help you. He goes If you open your heart and so literally by the end of this book he said, You know, yeah, this book will save your life. You can learn all of these tactics. You can put all the food and water a way that you want, but what it's going to come down to is the people in your community. Where are you living? Can you trust them? And he goes. And don't worry. I mean, he even had where he was, burying gasoline along an exit path. You know, like a mile marker. This take twenties paces this way and there's a castle in there. I mean, like, I mean, we're talking like major exit strategies from the populous city, right? But the whole thing at the end came down to There are more good people in the world than there are not. And don't worry. Good people tend to attract other good people, you know, like, and he said you'll always be taken care of. There will always be somebody there for you. And if you're a person of faith, literally, they are put in your path just like teachers or put in your path or anything else is put in your path. Use like don't panic. Help is on the way, you know. Just know help is on the way. And Ah, it was a really good book. It was It was a thick book. But I I mean, I did highlight the crap out of it, but Oh, yeah. I mean, look. At 2001 the 9 11 terrorists attacked 2002 male immigrants and visitors from over 25 countries required to register at the U. S. Government. More than 13,000 face deportation with the justice and the FBI because of their spying on religious organic organizations. I mean, it was like every year he was like the 2003 the Iraq war began. All these homeland security things 2000 for I mean, like, every year he's got all the terrible things that happened all around the world, and these guys were right there. It's like there's always somebody right there. Believe it or not, it's not the U. N. Who helps people, but, um, But the whole thing is there are people. There are people who are, you know, this is my country, and these are my neighbors, and I'm gonna be there for them, and I'm gonna make sure everything is right now and think about that, too. You go back to biblical stories, think about you know, emergency situations when you're trying to feed a bunch of people. And there were only how many fish and loaves of bread and stuff. And then suddenly I really believe that story. I believe, where there's pure a heart that, you know, abundance never runs out.
You know, that's a really interesting story when you just say that I didn't make the connection. But there's like there's a special thing there where, which is one of the things that that I always sort of argue to needle people about Christ was that he was poor and
poured. And so because when they
were always think he was. And we're like Dude had a crap load of money. Had backers So what? One of
the clues was that It says they're like, I forget. Exactly. Read I'd have to look it up, but it doesn't feel like we have so many people. And they're sort of like getting upset because And we forgot to go and buy food for them, right? So that when she was consistently, um um, teaching and preaching and having these these is it because these gatherings and feeding the people you know physically, right? Yeah. And so they sort of the the Apostle sort of started grumbling is like, Oh, you idiot, You forgot to go buy food. And when Jesus heard, he's like, you could still don't get it. Do you worry about that? I'll provide right thing. This is just the position of my cow. We we are. We do that. We're like we didn't We didn't plan for this. We physically didn't. We didn't plan to provide for this event, right? And then and then that's the thing we were talking about here. Michael Mondays. Is that Jesus or the spirit or spirits or your higher being is shaking. His head is like, you don't get it. Do you like oh, coffee I'll get I'll provide for you. And you have to allow that to come through exactly what you will be provided for, right?
And remember when they were traveling through the desert to when the mono from heaven remember they had nothing to eat. And then and then they said, Don't worry. And literally bread from heaven fell from the skies on. They were to gather up on Lee What they could eat that day. And
it did. It would drive. It
would rotten get bugs and stuff like that if they kept anymore. But basically it was to keep them faithful that God always provides for you. You know, be faithful. You will not be in harm's way. Just know that. Don't worry like it has anything ever happened where you didn't have it? It's like you're safe. You're well, you've got it. You're alive today. Like as faras. You know, you could have gotten to the worst brink of destruction. You were out in the desert somewhere and thought you were gonna die. And her crying like I have no water and something if you're listening to this. You made it. You're right. Like you're okay. You may have come close. But you made it, mate. Something happened that saved you. It's like, don't worry about that. You need to have faith. It'll be there. You'll be there for you.
Yeah. And probably now's the time. The movie. Um What? What? What? We was called touching. The edge are up to the edge. What does that mean? We asked your lunch. Yeah. Touching the void.
So since everybody sitting around doing nothing, do something while you're doing nothing, Um, watch that and watch it in the way of how How he perceived each challenge. And each one is different And how each challenge has its own risk. Each challenge has its own decision that needs to be made. Yeah, there's probably, like, four situations, and I'll probably watch it again and then break it down for next Monday. Okay. And what was happening? What was the decision? I need to be made, and then they have the move forward, right? And it really is like this, this thing of of being persistent, you know, being persistent and moving forward because I was thinking about what we could talk about. How all these things that could scare us. But then I think that's really you know. I mean, do you want to talk about things that could scare you?
E O that as well. Wanna be scared? What, like scary stories? Way
focus on rentals. And we focused on short term rentals. Effect that. So then how it is the traveling agents traveling economy Come back? Yeah. I'm going to say that just like that was going up to Las Vegas. There's gonna people they're going to say there's a risk. We understand, but it's scary. We understand. But it's manageable, right? Yeah, but there's not gonna be a way that we're gonna manage that people are still gonna want to travel, right? Especially after being cooped up for a couple of weeks in their house. People are gonna be like, That's it. You know, um, and I was just making fun of like, hey, cheap, cheap gas prices go toe Disneyland train.
I was thinking about that.
I was gonna be cheap, and I didn't think that close Disneyland. And then and then I was thinking, What's the white prices are getting pretty cheap. If you got a Y, there's a 7 14 day Gorriti,
we have. We have tickets to Hawaii this month. This April? Yeah, yeah. Eso April. We're supposed to be in Hawaii. Forget the data
quarantine. So you have to stay in your own toke.
I know. Well, that's OK, cause we're all Lonnie. So Disney Hotel. So at least we read it to me. Oh, will be entertained. And wealth that
and so then. So it was There's a lot of things like that were like, OK, so how's that been affected? And so that's one of things you could sort of Go ahead. You know, face it head on. Okay. What happens? Right. And then I started thinking about like, maybe I shouldn't say this just thinking about all these awful things. So, like, So then, you know people complains ideo, there's no, you know, there's no wine opener. There's no washer dryer. There's no this. What are people gonna say is like, Did you wake the whole place down that? Did you? You know what? How are you going to make your tenants feel better? Same there. What, are you gonna change your cleaning staff's? Yeah, things that way.
We've got a great article on that. That I put. So that's really good. That'll that'll help you and promote your place and that, you know, you're doing your part to keep it really clean, you know? And you can even I mean, there's there's a ton of things you can D'oh. It will come back. That's that. That's the key to remember. I mean, this may be for a lot of young people. This may be the first thing that they remember, but we remember a lot of things like this, you know? I mean, we've been through a lot of things, and the crazy part is, it'll be over and you'll barely remember where it will be. Something like, uh Hey, you remember the 1999 thing when everybody thought the world was
99. Then we had the crush. The first crush was no, that the attack was 2001
2001 which is a year later, right? Yeah. There's
four that we have the Yeah, the crash of 84 in 1984. Yeah, part of that. There was a market crash in a real estate crash. No. And so then but then we have. Then we have 2008 you know. So So it's me and you have been through 123 four.
Yeah, I think about the hurricanes and the the you know, Um, all the things that we're
gonna forget about the people in Florida. So we have five under our belt, right? Yeah. I don't know how many times Florida's affected you. I could easily lose three of them that were really major in Florida, right?
Yeah. And my sister, the last one Now she's got that post traumatic stress could she's So there was so many hurricanes in Florida, especially. She lives in the keys. And so, uh, most of the time, and we were joking about it When this whole thing started. Kevin and I went to ah, Wal Mart one night and we were picking up groceries and the shells were just empty, except for really random things. And we're just like, you know, you know, your product really sucks if it's the last thing on his shelf, okay? But we're laughing because when we went through the alcohol, I'll all the alcohol was there like no one was picking up booze here. And I said, Boy, is this a change from when the hurricanes come through in the keys. Because that's the first thing that's going on, right? Everybody grabs the alcohol, maybe some water, and you know, that's it. They hunker down with just, you know, some booze they've never got serious. And last one, when my sister went through it, the ocean literally came in under her house once went back out and then came in again. I mean, her, the house, the foundation. The house was gone like er and they were in the up stairs portion of it, you know? So, um, the backyard she had this gorgeous garden back there in these wonderful trees. She had that ski and a couple of boats and stuff left in her yard after this. Really G When she finally got out of there, she was like taking videos like Look, wickets, You look good. It wasn't Katrina, was it? I
Can't remember with the name of the be all his name, but it was like, Look what Katrina gave me. You know, it's like I got a new jet ski. Look, a Tina gave me. It's like left in her yard. Merry Christmas. You get a boat jet ski. But, you know, all of us who have been through things like this, You know, when our house burned down, um, your your wife was there to help me because I literally had panic attacks when I went into stores. Um, because I needed everything. Like, I literally it would hit me, that I didn't have anything and I would walk in and just feel like gut punched. You know, like a cop pulls up behind you and your stomach drops. I would walk in just even remembering it pulls up a little that emotion where you walk into a store and think I
don't have anything. I have nothing
right now. I need everything and I would just get overwhelmed and walk away and just like, Okay, I can't deal with this. And so Chris was like, amazing friend to have during that time because she was like, almost shopping for you. Oh, good. Here's a list.
That's a perfect example of like she she's She's getting a lot of anxiety, right, because a lot of things that could get there like you have enough plates spinning right. There's a lot of things that could go wrong. It's like, Okay, one of them, too. Okay, fine. Okay. When all of a market danger, you get, like, really nervous, right? That's what it was like when it when it wasn't her trauma that she's really clear headed, right? Exactly Time at the same time, it's almost like she thinks of everything. And that's the problem. That's the problem as well as the blessing. Yeah, because there's been times were like, Okay, this is not working out fine, you know? And then I I focus on the thing that's so obvious. Right? Right. Okay. Gotta manage this. And then she started saying, What about this? What about this? What about this? Something you know, I got shot. You think about that, right? So? So it doesn't matter how Oh, pressing this thing. Seems like we need to also take care of this and put this thing first. So there's like, there's a plus to that as well. Absolutely. That's where she's at. She's like, OK, I'm seeing sort of the obvious, right? Right? And she's like, but there's all these little pieces. It's just got to learn how exactly? Go through the list of which ones that you have control over which we need. So
yeah, and you've got to really take things in perspective to that. A lot of this is media driven when I was doing as a math person, you know, um, my major was math, and I love playing with numbers. I am constantly, I mean literally, all over my desk. Here are doodles with numbers because I'm constantly running the numbers going. This is not nearly as bad as they're telling us. Like I'm looking at the numbers and I'm going to the CDC and checking out the numbers. And I'm like, Why air they panicking? There were so many other things that were way worse than this and nobody panic. And I'm like, Why? What is going on?
I yeah, that's what we're going to like. We're inside Lee.
Now we're going to the side part side. So now we're getting in skin scares like something else is definitely going on. Why do they now want us all on the streets?
It's over. Like I feel like the guy. Not that Not that I'm really good at this, but like I'm the guy who, like, goes and says, Okay, you can eat this in the desert. That's what you can eat this when you cook it. This thing, you know, like if you grind this down and you and your add this and this and that, it tastes just like butter. You know, I'm thinking the guy everybody's like, Why would you want to do that when it all hits the fan? And you were in the desert like I got this 15 study 00 my life. This all right? So, like, so Just like, you know, when Ever since I read the book about Golden Silver and it's like, I just went into this panic because all the pieces like fit is like, Oh my gosh and you read the dollar crisis, right? But that was back in 2007. So here we are, 789 with 13 years later, right? And in split, what was supposed to happen really quickly didn't
And then the other book I read Waas the elephant in the drag, um and then the China crisis. And so the elephant of the dragon was basically India and China. India has more people than China does right, but because it's ah democracy, right? And it's so bureaucratic like Stossel of you. If you go to Stossel, he talks about free enterprise and he goes the Hong Kong. And then by the end of the day, he has a business license, a storefront, a line of credit and has bought stuff that he can sell in this little store in a in a mall. Right now, he says that some quickly I could just say, I want to start a business, right. He goes to India, which is capitalist, right? 100% Democratic? Yes. What about it? In Capitalist, right? He goes to this one place to get a business license, and the guy takes a little piece of paper, Right? Writes it, and he doesn't mean Triple Kit writes it down, and then he and he puts it in his package and he pays this thing and then turned around and files it right. And this whole wall, it's just full of these little envelopes that they have to be reviewed to like It's like it's like it's almost like a joke, like it's like I can make a joke of bureaucracy Train. There's this guy just in their way flies like. Okay, sure. Yeah. What makes you know? So he's like
So I guess we'll get around to it. We'll let shit around. You can
open your eyes, just, you know. So I get how, even though it was democratic and capitalists, the bureaucracy just made it so difficult. All right. And Southern. Anyways, So then so So you have. And so that's one of the promise between India and China. China, because of communism, said, Okay, this is what everybody's gonna do, right? And I gotta force it. And then and then India, which has the capability. I was just struggling to remove the bureaucracy to get things moving. Right? Right. And Southern China, as always, tripping up India, they're always making it, making it difficult for them. So there's this ballot battle battle. And so So that was the battle in? Uh huh. In early two thousands, right? Yeah. And the other book was China, where this guy just goes down the list of all the challenge is China has
well, now China's kind of the dragon eating its own tail exactly as they had. They had all the British for those 100 years. Then when they turned back over all of Hong Kong, decided to stay with capitalism and literally created businesses like 10 Cent. I mean, these were businesses that went from nothing billions of dollars, and they lifted over half their population out of poverty, poverty, with capitalism, letting, allowing people to create businesses and allowing those businesses to flourish. Well, guess what just happened. But what though all those protests and stuff in the street were was the government came in, the Communist government came in and took 10 cent from the owner said, Guess what? We now own your business, and this is exactly if you think about it. Oh, I remember you said you didn't finish out, was drugged yet yet read Atlas shrugged because this is what I and Ram was talking about. When the government takes over your business and they decide they own everything just like the school system, just like, you know, medical, systematic medical care, just like I mean any other business that the government takes over, you have no choice and you have no rights, and you own nothing, right. And that means not. It's not good for people because people are like, well, you know that's what socialism is really like. Socialism works so great. You guys should have been brought up when we were and we saw what happened to the socialist societies in Russia. And we saw what happened in Venezuela. And the thing is what you're talking about, right? There is a perfect example of it. Because when you have these socialist societies, that does not mean that there is not going to be poor and rich. That's the opposite because that's where the bureaucracy and the, um, corruption. Let's just say the corruption of large government takes place. Because if you go to communist China, the leader you know Kim he's not sitting in a condo that looks like everybody else's condo in China. Know what I mean? There are poor, really poor people, and they are told what to do and they're told where to work. And that is that is your socialism. You work for the government, that government owns everything. You worked for it. Now when you went out to Hong Kong, you see how the capitalists are, like we're going to create something that because we own it, because we have a piece of it because we re created it. They have pride in it and they want to make it work. And people take pride in their jobs and love it. The people who were walking out and, you know, jumping out of buildings, killing themselves. They're getting paid shit wages from the government, and they have no choice in the matter. And so when you have no choice about your life, there's really no reason to live. And so you see these corrupt governments taking over an owning everything. And then soon it turns to a dictatorship. And then and that's when the shit hits the fan. Then you've got pure communism, and people are afraid. You've got the wealthy taking advantage of the other people. They're not distributing the wealth evenly. They're taking a large portion and giving a little bit of what's left to everybody else. And, you know, they make heroes out of these guys. And even you've heard Bernie Sanders do it. You know, talking about, um, what's his name? I could see his little cap. Um, yeah. Castro Will Castro. He was talking about them. That's why he lost Florida. Because Castro, those people were on surfboards trying to get to Florida 90 miles across the water on a surfboard. You tell me. It's so damn good. Why would they want to be there? Like, why would you take that risk? But not just him. Um, what's his name? Chavez. They made that guy into a hero. And you're like that guy was He killed millions of people, like and he I mean, there's books about him, what he said. He said I would rather kill an innocent man and then taken opportunity for him to be a trader. And what he meant as a trader was anybody who didn't like the rules that he implemented. And that was socialism. They're not telling people the exact truth. So, you know, we are so lucky to live in a society that we live in because it gives us the opportunity to be good to other people. Yeah, because it gives us the opportunities to create and share the ideas and have people want to be a part of something. The people who work for Google, they love working a girl, you know, they've got, like, these really crazy. They love those buildings and stuff like that. They're a part of something and that was not created by the people it was created. But he by the Google guys, right Apple wasn't created by the people was literally the people who obviously love the commerce of it and said, I love an apple product and I will pay Maur for them Prague than I would've PC product. But, you know, it was definitely not people's brain child. So when Obama said, you know, these companies don't belong to you. Yeah, they dio those guys were the creators of them and they created them. And then they created something good. And you, if you want to, you can create something good, too, and then bring on a whole bunch of people to be in your movement with you. But don't try to tell me that my company is owned by the people. That's some bullshit stuff right there and that is trying to spread the socialism that doesn't work. It's a great ideology because, you know, when we were in high school, we have this great great history teacher and he said, we're gonna do We're gonna do a little commune, right? And well, I'm gonna give you guys a card. Everybody got to pick a card and the card said what they did, you know? So you're a doctor and you're a You know, maybe you're a blacksmith and you're a farmer and you're a baker. So, like everybody had a job and we're like, This will be great. We'll all work together and be able to do it. Then some people had a card and it had something else on it, and it was like, This guy's a slacker and he's not getting anything done, So he's not really productive in the community. He's just getting along, doing a CZ little as he can to get by. And we had no idea. But we noticed quickly. And then we're like, Wait, something is not right. And then, like, literally, he would throw these problems in and these challenges, and that's where you get it. Somebody else would be super greedy, so they would be taking more than their share. And you're like, Okay, this is where socialism breaks down because you have the human, you know, the human factor. It's just the human factor. There gonna be some people who want money and power and wealth, and if they are in government. You're screwed if they run everything. And that's what our forefathers knew about, you know, But they also knew about the free market. And nothing is better than the capitalist free market. Because if you have a bunch of people doing work, they wed themselves out. You know, the bad businesses fail the good businesses.
That's how you know we could talk about, like, how Google, you know, owns everything, right? Google's in charge of everything. Yeah, but in the back of our minds were saying Okay for now, Google it. Okay, for now. Okay. Week with this. As soon as I have an option, you're gone. Right? But if it was the government, we'd be like, Oh, man.
And the government in on Google right now, giving the government all kinds of information. So why do you think that hasn't been shut down? Exactly. You think it's getting,
but we know that we know that we're enabling it. We know we're making a big we know what, making a lot of money. But But we also know that when when when the opportunity exists, we will dump good well done. And so yes. So So? So we have like a you know, we haven't out. There's always out when it comes to
you with any business we make or break the people make a break, Any business.
But I want to get back to where the happenings right now. So China was like with And this is something that bothered me. And I always wondered, is it the same as Japan? Because it was a point. Um, in the eighties, where Japan was just growing crazy, right?
Yeah. Think about it. After the war, they were allowed to thrive. How capitalism. But they realize
I remember stay. There was a bunch of land out here near Tucson and some Japanese company or rich people or whatever bought it. It was like this big deals like all the Japanese air buying that's now. Right. So, like this, this country that we just beat World War Two, you know, 40 years later is America and people were freaking out. And I remember thinking, Wow, that's sort of wrong, you know, like it wasn't, you know, it wasn't working out. And then when China comes on border like everything's made in China, just like everything was made in Japan, right? and then they own everything. And I remember thinking, You know what? It's sort of the same thing. It's like it's an exaggeration. Yes, a lot of stuff is being made there. But you know how much you know, Right? And, um and so than So So I think one of the things that is the little different was that they use the same model that Japan did. But they started stealing stuff. They started stealing intellectual property, absolute reduction, shutting down. And so then, one of the things that that, um I think trump as A has a unique perspective than other politicians because other politicians may own companies and stock and stuff like that and get rich and so forth. But as a when you own real estate, you're really in touch with the economy. Because if you're renting to people or, you know, apartments and houses like that, you know what? You wonder, Do you have a good job? Yeah, I work hard. I work at the, you know, at the mining at the mining, you know, at the mind. And you're like, Oh, they're gonna shut down the mines like I gotta worry about my tenants. now, right? Exactly. I work at this, you know? So you're not worried
about me have Motorola? And also,
there's all these things that could happen in the economy that messed things up, right? And then, of course, then you do Airbnb, you know, whatever. And so then you're like, OK, what if there's travels with happiness? We're like, we're we're not We're not selfishly you pay me the rent Shut up. We're like, Okay, I know that I might get taxed more. I know that it might affect my business as a landowner, but I need travel. I need businesses I need because that's how exactly when he comes to me, if I own, you know, you go up the scale and your own business parts of business buildings, our offices, apartment off our offices like that. Then you're like, Okay, who's gonna write your offices? If you're the type of person that's gonna tax the heck out of businesses and doctors and all this other stuff and professionals like now, don't don't tax them because they need a flourish, because I need to rent out my office building. So and so he comes from that he comes from that a that that understanding that his business thrives when the economy thrives. And so and so that I think he has a unique perspective on the scene. You know, if you know landlords and certain parts of the world of the country hurting because people are losing their jobs to China, Right? You're sees that. And it was like, Oh, this this stuff is really cheap here, you know, wherever in Pinole County or or Florence or Coolidge is really cheap here. And he's like, Okay, so I'm gonna buy some really cheap blankets so, so, so cheap. I can't I can't build, You know, it cost me 10 times to build some of the buildings that exists there, but there's no industry ways. The industry Well, I went to China. He's like, man, he's like I could buy all these buildings and apartment complexes. You're in college. And if I didn't get these these companies to come back to Zona Exactly. I'm making money, right? Exactly so and so and so that maybe selfish on his part. But he knows he needs people to earn a living to rent. You know, that kind of stuff. And so I think that was his perspective on I'm trying to negotiate trade deals with China. He understood that. Yeah. And he probably he's competitive. You know, if you know a competitive person in your family, like they just don't like to lose, Right?
Was the one who doesn't ever like to lose on your family Really upset. That would be,
You know, he tried to do these trade deals, but maybe in people like he didn't really win, he really didn't get that. But he just cost so much grief with her for China, right? Yeah. These people, they they just want they just look, just just give us 1/4 of an inch now. We'll wait it out. It's five years. We'll ask for another quarter, and the next thing you know, we've given him a mile 20. So they're just playing that game. And he just started messing with going backwards and forwards. We don't have to deal with this guy as it takes. He decided he wakes up in the morning, decide something, right? And he just opened his eyes like I'm gonna do this Chinese government. You know, they're like, Ok,
a commission together. We need to bring 20 people together. We need to decide which way we're going to go, and we'll get back to you in a year. It's been since we've decided on something. Then, just like some princess, What do you do this? And they're like, tryingto like Like we can't We can't work with the guy who zigs and zags. You know what, do it Too busy.
What he understands is the stuff they you know, the things that they don't teach just about. You know, they're not telling people, you know, everybody is talking about, Well, this is bad for America and this is, you know, you're watching the news. They're like guys, he's protecting people's I P. Literally stealing technology and selling it for way less from American businesses. That's not good. You know, it's not good for Americans. It's not good for anyone.
And we're not protecting them, you know, because we're like exactly whatever pro program or application or whatever. So you go to the companies like us, you know, 20 bucks a month, right? And then all this other company that that sounds like it's from the United States, you know, Billy Bob's Billy Bob's you know?
Yeah, Exactly. Or think about. I mean, let's think about towns When I was growing up, um, and way before, Detroit used to be a major major city and it was beautiful. We I mean, everybody loved to go to Detroit like now It's like somebody who says something about Detroit and they think it's crime ridden and dirty and disgusting. And we'll talk about what happened with Detroit. You had The government came in and put so many so many ties and restrictions on those businesses, and they had the automotive businesses there. They had a bunch of automotive companies in Detroit. They hadn't earned it. Your business is up there. Tons of earth will help up in Michigan. Erica. That was absolutely crazy. And a bunch of cereal companies. Then government comes in and see. That's when they're taking his kids. Oh, boo boo. Big businesses boo big businesses, and you're like guys, those big businesses employed billions of people. And when you put too many restrictions on those businesses, it's like it's like Obama did. You're basically tying their hands and tact ing them to death on what they do. They closed down on move. And when the business is especially like, you know, the automotive industry moved and when it crossed the border because it was cheaper to get the labor and to do business over there. What happened to Detroit? Those jobs were lost in those people went broke. And when they went broke, What happened then? The crime rose. Crime isn't because of a color. Crime is because of poverty. People are poor, they do desperate things. So who have we had? Major cities take a huge shift when the hands of businesses were tied. It's definitely a Yang Ming situation. You half the pick care of business is business is after the care of the people. It's a yin yang, and it's not. It should not ever be left up to the government that the unions learned that, and they they literally got too greedy on then change. And then they started demanding no laws and stuff. And then some of the laws were haunted by that. No, um, he had, while the neighborhood boards and all these different divisions to watch out for people. And then it was like we don't need unions anymore, because now the government takes clear of all the supple the union's used to dio walked out When that happens, because the union found out we were no longer necessary when you had all these states that at one time were hugely union states. Now they became what right to work state. And because we don't need the union more so the whole thing is normal. Government takes over. There is a good and a bad to that. You know that we need back people. But we also need impact. Our business is this is First President said we need to protect the businesses. We can protect
people. Yeah, and that's what one of the things I think he he probably could could not Prior to this say no more trade with China, Right? Okay. You guys have to change. We're gonna stop all trade people be like setting their hair on fire. Exactly. Be in union. Everybody be like, Are you crazy? You're not a dictator, Baba Baba. But then he's like, he's like, fine, we'll do this. And when this came through, he's like, Okay, no more trade from China. And so as trade comes back up on mine, he's going to say this can happen. This can't happen. This can happen. It's gonna happen. And now all around the world, especially Australia was a big deal in Australia, they're trying. They're starting to pass laws now that restricts businesses, um, going to China. So if you have a business that was Australian, that is mostly producing stuff in China, you now have to come back to Australia. Yeah, and Australia's probably one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Chinese economy because they're so close. They were selling everything raw materials to China, being for saying like all their cool, like 80% of the coal that they mine in Australia goes to China. And Jenna, just bison and bison advisor. They don't even use that they have a big trench off off the off the seashore where they just dump it there. Little dumping coal in this big trench because they could let her later on go and get it right. They just needed a place to store it. And so so that the United States is gonna do that all around the world, people are gonna start doing that's like the the they finally realized. It's like, how come We can't get face masked from our own country. We don't make him here. Okay, What about ventilators? Well, we don't make up here. What about this? What about this? All this medical equipment, OK, we need we need medications. Well, where they made their all made in China, and everybody's like, Are you kidding me? Because even even even France, what are the things was that there was a cargo ship that was heading to the United States. And when china find out there was face maths on there, they ordered that shit turn back around. And then you're like, OK, big just shows like we don't care about the United States or like school. You guys right? But you don't blame them. You don't blame them. Of course I'm gonna take care of themselves, right? Right. They think happened in France. They found out that there was a medical equipment and some face mask. I was going to the UK and there were these trucks were going through the French government said we just need to know what's going outside the border. And when they said, you know, yeah, there's like a bunch of trucks should be medical equipment Friend said No. They cut off Great Britain, right? So do you think great Britain's gonna say, Why are we buying all our face mask from France, right? And our production here and and that's gonna be illegal. And it's going to be is the opposite of globalization. Globalization says if you can take an industry and put it in another country and make a cheaper for your citizens. Great. What's the difference between you know, if I'm in Arizona and I go to California, that makes stuff right? What's the difference? Right? They wanted make all these states right. But the problem is, Arizona can stop a load, trucks the goat from going to New York, right? And I can't do it right, But anyway, so then I'll send All these countries are actually going to enact opposite globalization is gonna say, Okay, you can globalize all you want, but here's a list of all these products that we say is essential, right? Two from cell phones, because cell phones and technology, it could be hacked by foreign governments, right? Absolutely. We need local governments and local people in charge of those things and all down the listens And I think one of the things was like there was a company that one from China and a gun with stolen technology. I'm from the U. S. That was gonna make all the routers for the five G network, and people were screaming about their like, You can't have the Chinese and it's not a Chinese company because the company is owned by the government. So basically, the Chinese government was supplying our telephone network, right? And that's the That's the one thing that Trump that says, I know we can't. It's
like now it's not a good idea.
China wouldn't wanna have the U. S. Government make all their guns for them.
watch? What would we do this and be more like? But it's just technology. And so it's a savings and habits like, Okay, we need five g network, but, you know, 80% of it has to be made in the United States, right? With us technology with US company right on by us, you know, interested in acting stuff every company's gonna every country's gonna do there, you
know? I mean, it just makes sense so it will recover. It will be different, but it will recover, I think. I mean, maybe maybe that's it. I mean, you can see some of the reasons why China would want to do something like this. TV and I, the States, because they were really pissed it from
peasant of what he saw what was coming for us. And he was like, Look, we're going to stop this. We're gonna take care of Americans. So we've got more money than ever before in our bank accounts. Biggest tax ever. Why? Because when businesses are prospering, they're making money. We can party
is gonna prove that. He's got to say, Look, look how quickly our economy with I
mean exactly in 30 years look what
I I'm gonna start doing some studies because I think it's gonna be World War two economic again. And World War two sort of same thing happened. There was a war that came on right. There's no war and people are dying because of war. But basically the same thing's happening where the economy is being affected by the same way it starts in Europe. You're as a hard time keep maintaining it because they have all these border disputes and all these other things that are happening. So they have a hard time and they and they will lose heart. The United States was reluctant. We don't want to get into another war because they just bought a warrant. And 12 whatever, right? And it was really bad words that we don't this we don't want to do this again. This is really bad. So then we were forced into it. Now, this is gonna decimate a lot of businesses and commerce in the in the European Union and in your all through Europe. Now, because of what Trump did, we're not gonna be decimated as much. And so as things ramp up, which after World War Two, everything was made in the United States because industries and factories and infrastructure was just would complete, destroyed in Europe, but not the United States, and saw all these huge corporations exploded in the United States because awarding its right physically. So we started supplying supplying Europe and the rest of the world. Exact same thing's gonna happen. China's destroyed economically. I mean, compared, it'll still be there long, but it is decimated because a safe thing that's happening in our economy is happening in China, we can recover because we're so decentralized. Me and you and we can sort of make these decisions to start our economic engine running again. Right? Right. When we have to wait four for Trump to tell us what to do that will take a longer time. And then Trump is gonna say, Okay, you know, just just start opening up all your water sports and your yacht clubs and stuff like that. We're like, Well, we're in Arizona. You don't have I in China is okay, everybody, you know, start selling fishing when I really we have no fishing industry is hard. You gonna let us know when when we can get you right? Well, we will find ways to pitch in to make things going. Everybody, every penny that's gonna happen. And so then, as these countries that have no technological infrastructure, like Croatia, like yeah, you know, Mexico are even Australia. They do some technology stuff, right? But heavy duty technology stuff is the United States. So when they sort of, like, run the sand out of their eyes and sort of come out into the sunlight like Okay, we need more technology. Stuff don't buy from China, but it's gonna look around. Who do we dress? We trust the United States. Okay, We're gonna start buying. Exactly. All these things are gonna happen all over again. And then China had to have, like, a five or 6% growth in their GDP. Just the state. Even there was It was so big that that's how much their economy needed to grow. Keep up with demand in the growth rite. And so too. And so us we get a 2% were, like, woo you president
with a magic wand. And it
was magical. All right? Hey,
couldn't do that with a magic one. Like
Obama was saying, you know, 1% in your dreams. Just get used to 1/2 a percent, you know, being so greedy, right? We get 2% were, like, where everybody's at what
now? Three. So, yes, I was like,
China's It's, like, 2% 0 my gosh. That we would freak out if he had 2% growth, right? They got 0% growth and they're gonna go negative. Broke. They're gonna go native growth about Absolutely. They're gonna start going backwards. They can still be growing thick in the production. Congar Oh, up. They can start selling more things that they did last year, right? But because of the way they need to grow, taking their numbers could actually go backwards.
Well, that was the deregulation that it literally unhand cuffed American businesses and and then all the small business loans. I mean, we've had more small businesses open up than ever before. More minority small businesses open up when ever before. I mean, like, it's it is huge. But growing up, we are literally in the middle of Remember the Industrial Revolution? They'll probably call this like some kind of trump revolution. Were more American businesses were helped out because of, you know, just taking the ties off.
regulation help these businesses which helped Americans flourish.
It's from 1944. We were coming out of like a like a depression. There's a war. Europe gets decimated, United States economic starts going online, and then we have a prosperity that goes all the way through the fifties, in the sixties and all the way, you know. And then in the seventies, it starts getting a little weak in the eighties and continues, right? So almost 40 years, So basically set your counter right now For the next 40 years, the United States gonna is going to see an incredible growth that will outpace every country in the world. It really well, just because the economy's again this is the stuff I've been a
listen, visit this illness definitely. And then one of the prettiest on every country.
One of things that needed to happen, which I thought happened, like, three or four times. But it never did get really that bad, was the stock market needs the crash? Yeah, it's parked like it needs to crash to clear out all the bad debt. So the stock market crash that's happening. If your money is in there, it will recover. But the money that's in there, um, the businesses that are gonna get hurt by all this other stuff that's happening is it was too much debt. It's actually a blessing in disguise for the whole right, so things can be wiped out. But we talked about before. Is that going to zero? No, I already tell you, you're gonna lose everything, and you're gonna end up with nothing. right? Yeah. Matic, right? Sure. I'm It could say so. You mean all that debt that I had other things that I had to worry about I have to worry about now. I could start, I can start building it. But this time I don't have to have that thing that bothers me, that I could be a more more efficient. And then it actually build it with an intentionality rather than I was just building it in
Know all this stuff, right? I wish I hadn't done this thing. I was napping. And so then you you now are more intentional and you go floor, You're gonna be tempted to say, hey, and I could do this like, no last time I got Harry, that was, like, the worst thing really, really get. Really?
Iceland did with her government. It's like a new It's a do over, and I'm all out and start again from scratch. In that way, you could build it right? Why exactly, you know? Yeah. I think this will be good. We could be really good. I don't think we need to panic. There's like you said there's enough toilet paper, toilet paper grazes, although it's really difficult to find it. But shipping it out every day there's a
and that's and that's another thing that's gonna happen like more mart and costumes of like they were caught off guard there like you want to buy a whole pallet toilet papering Help yourself E O. But then after a while, they're like, Okay, that was a bad decision on our park and the Star edition is the to it. It's like OK, one packet per party, not perversity for party, you know? So like so then So So they basically said, OK, there's plenty of toilet paper. You don't need to steal it from everybody else by buying right and gonna be those things. Like the minute there is a crisis, there's gonna be all these trip wires and say, OK, what are the things that people are are buying and hoarding Amazons gonna have trip wires? Costco's gonna have trip wires Walmart's gonna have. All these companies are having strip are just like yet there's plenty of stock. You cannot don't order it. And that is. You know, one of those things we always talked about with Robert Kiyosaki is to say what happened? What did you learn? Right up. And so if there's gonna be these trip wires, then you know that you say Okay, well, if things get really bad, I'll just go to store by a bunch of canned vegetables or whatever, right? Yeah, that's not gonna happen anymore. In the future, that will not happen worldwide. That's that's a story. So what that means is that when you go shopping now you're gonna you're gonna hoard. We're, you know, months at a time instead of like, you know, I'm I'm gonna I'm gonna change it, too. Because, you know, I used to, like, do it in these pulses work, okay? Our canned foods air down. Okay, just go out and buy a bunch of
it's gonna be like, I need
to on, and they start rotating, you know, is that back in star rotating? And then what I'm gonna do is they're gonna say okay for the next two weeks, we're not gonna go out to eat, um, and we're gonna we're gonna go through our food storage s so that as you go through it, you know, you're like, Oh, I don't like this. This is work out. What intellect like that guy says, you know, make a note. You know
that? Well, no, not not the chili Wake
a mental notes as you do this thing. Thank you. Become streamlined about those things. And this is one of things we used to do with, you know, with Robert was like these. These things were where I called getting skinny, right? For economically, You just spend as little money as possible, right? Right. And so you just don't spend any money. And so Chris and I would do these things were like, we go for a whole month, which is like, Okay, and they're going out, e we're going to movies. No extra anything. We're just not that we have plenty of money. I would not spend it. We're trying not to spend it. E Can vegetables eat rice and beans or, you know, you know, baloney sandwiches the whole thing in skin. And so, like these spending that we have, we're spending $80,000 a month or whatever else, and we were only spending $200 then we have, like, 6000 bucks are like, Oh, look vocal by a piece of property. All right, we'll have all this money is like we have plenty of money. You know, I started doing this thing, and so and so that's the way you know you're things are gonna change the way
you can do that too. With your short term rentals, you can. Okay, so it's a slow season. Nurses are being quite everywhere. So sparked giving that away. Even if if you even if you can't find somebody to rent it from you long term 30 days or more, then you can actually go Nate and get a tax write off end of next year when this does become available. So find a meaty family. You know, like I was Ah, fire. Or maybe there's a church in your area. Or, um, you could do
that with insurance companies. Call Insurance company isn't okay, I have a I have a short term rentals, a one bedroom, three beds or whatever, exactly. And I will
Yeah. Yep. There's always a way to use what you have and still not panic. And also remember to woman mean woman, all kinds of small business emergency loans out there at 0% interest is the meeting. That's what you're in. L l c And you need to be a meat while music. That's it. But you're a small business out, and you're definitely one of the people who could ADT alone and keep your business going. There's no need to panic everybody. Okay? Right now you can. Oh, Mae. Yes, but, um but definitely you can keep your business going. So was there's a lot of ways, everybody. We're all in the same boat. We're all in the same boat. It'll
be grand. We hope we didn't ramble too much.
I don't think we did. I wouldn't be good. All right. So we love you guys. He's safe. Meanwhile, wash your hands and I wish you a lot of toilet paper. Yes. You close it
out. You'll be blessed with the paper.
Yes, exactly. And no chili.
Yeah. Make mental notes, make mental notes.
E don't know, ruffled. So that was
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