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Michael Yardney Podcast

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Listen and learn from Michael Yardney, Australia’s most trusted property commentator and a group of experts as they discuss Property Investment, Success, Money and Finance to help you multiply your wealth.
While Michael is best known as a property expert, he is also Australia’s leading authority in the psychology of success and wealth creation. You’ll enjoy the way he challenges traditional finance advice with innovative ideas on real estate investing, personal finance and wealth creation. 
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Apr 21, 2021

There are a lot of great things about being an adult, such as setting our own bedtimes and owning the pet of our choice.

But perhaps most importantly, with age comes the wisdom and perspective we only wish we had when we were younger.

So if you had the opportunity to go back in time, what would you have liked to tell your younger self?

That’s what I’m going to discuss today with Mark Creedon and even though we can’t go back in time, we can reflect on the hard-earned knowledge we wish we had known then. And we can even use it to inspire our future selves.

What would you say to your younger self if you could?

When we are young, we think we know it all.

We have our whole lives ahead of us, and the exuberance and energy to go after what we want.

But our 20s can also be a time of great insecurity.

We are hungry and ambitious but lack the experience to know how to calculate risk properly, follow our gut or learn from our mistakes.

Put simply: we don’t have enough runs on the board to make fully formed decisions.

But what if you could have a conversation with your bright-eyed, 20-something self?

If you could have given he or she some wisdom from the future what would it be?

What would you warn them against or encourage them to do more of?

Here are some of the things we discuss:

  1. Look after yourself
  2. Hard work to the exclusion of all else is not the answer.
  3. Take Calculated Risks
  4. You don’t save money by doing everything yourself.
    5. Get a mentor; get a few mentors and be prepared to pay for them
    6. Choose your friends carefully
  5. Admire rich people
    8. Educate and motivate yourself
  6. Make investing a priority
  7. Don’t compare your life to others, especially on social media.
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Shownotes plus more here: What’s the best advice you would give your younger self? | Build a Business, Not a Job Podcast

Some of our favourite quotes from the show:

“I think I was probably too driven, too focused in the first part of my life.” – Michael Yardney

“I believe it’s really important to choose your friends carefully, choose your friends wisely.”— Michael Yardney

“I don’t particularly like employing people who haven’t had failures in life. It means they haven’t had a go.” – Michael Yardney


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