News From Victoria Newstead
Hi friends, December is here and it’s not just any December. It’s the last December of a decade. As I get older, I become more and more appreciative of time and nostalgic about milestones.
Here are a few notable recollections of 2019 I’d like to share with you!
What I am most grateful for this year is
… loyal, non-judgmental, emotionally available, hilarious friends and family that help me stay grounded and in love with life… no matter what. Love is the bottom line.
If I could travel back to the beginning of the year, here’s some advice I would give myself
… In business: you’ve done the analysis. Trust your process, trust your why, trust that you’ll pass on many more opportunities than you’ll take. Move on with clarity. Repeat. And live freely knowing you’re surrounded by good people who support this process.
I adopted this new positive habit
… going to bed early. Highly under-rated… just do it… you’ll see
I dropped this negative habit
… listening to podcasts while I fall asleep. Wow… putting it on paper makes it seem so weird. lol
Here’s how I grew emotionally this year
… reading the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (aka compassionate communication) written by Marshall Rosenberg, inspired by Ghandi. Emotional intelligence is very important to me and without it empathy is limited. Without empathy, a compassionate outlook on life is thwarted. And well… if living wholeheartedly is important to you then I encourage you to explore these concepts for yourself – and read the book. It’s brilliant (and not at all about violence).
This year, I learned the following about myself
… there’s something more important than fundraising for a cause you believe in. Taking time out to answer the question “what are my values here, how is this nourishing me, my family and those I love.” It’s an ever-evolving question we need to ask ourselves. I’ve adopted the following acronym as my core values: ETHOS – Energy – Trust – Heart – Ownership – Soul.
Here’s how I grew spiritually this year
… I learned a process to expand empathy, especially in difficult conversations and difficult circumstances.
This made me laugh the hardest this year
… funniest TED Talk I’ve seen. Also, the movie Tag was ridiculous and I laughed myself silly. If you have a silly sense of humour and love stories about friendship then I highly recommend it – based on a true story!
I thank each and every one of you for a) reading this far and b) being stellar people whom I enjoy sharing wealth-building tips through real estate investing. I’d love to hear your reflections of 2019. May your last month of the decade rock your world in the most positive and fun ways!
On vacation in Hawaii, my step- mom, Sandy,
called a café to make reservations for 7 p.m. Checking her book,
the cheery young hostess said, “I’m sorry, all we have is 6:45. Would you like that?”
“That’s fine,” Sandy said.
“Okay,” the woman confirmed. Then she added,
“Just be advised you may have to wait 15 minutes for your table.”
Ken I come in? It’s cold out here.
Q: What did the policeman say to his belly button?
A: You’re under a vest.
MSW?!(Mom say what?!)
Texting acronyms can stump even the best parents:
Mom: Your great-aunt just passed away. LOL.
Son: Why is that funny?
Mom: It’s not funny, David! What do you mean?
Son: Mom, LOL means Laughing Out Loud.
Mom: I thought it meant Lots of Love. I have to call everyone back.
One of the ‘pleasant’ dilemmas that my investor
partners face when we cash out of a deal is what
to do with their PROFITS.
On one hand, it’s tempting to take the cash and
buy a new car, boat, vacation, or other ‘doodad’
(as Robert Kiyosaki calls them in his book Rich
Dad, Poor Dad).
On the other hand, it usually makes a LOT more
sense to use those profits to buy more income-
producing real estate. That’s called “re-investment”.
About Victoria Newstead
Victoria Newstead is a professional real estate entrepreneur and consultant.
Victoria’s current focus is long term multi-family properties.
If you would like to find out more about how to get an above average return on your money,
backed by a solid asset (real property), and without the hassle of being a contractor and/or landlord – contact Victoria.