Table of Contents - #FreeFlowFriday: Can’t Hurt Me with Dave Dubeau
Speaker 1 [00:00:08] Welcome to Free-Flow Friday, powered by the Property Profits Real Estate podcast, I am Dave Dibble and I'm very excited to give you an over the shoulder learning experience around raising capital, as well as other tips, tricks and strategies to help you on your real estate investing journey. So let's start let's discover together all that stuff that we've kind of pushed down and pushed aside and pushed away. He says, use that for fuel, so don't hide from it. Don't run away from it. Don't Mascotte own it and use it as fuel. Well, hey there, anybody who's part of the joy of finding investors and raising capital of David Bowie coming at you with another short little book review. And today I want to talk about a book that I recently called Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins. Now, if you haven't heard of David Goggins, you should probably Google him and watch some of his YouTube videos of this guy is a complete beast in the best sense of the word. So give me an idea. When he was about, I think, twenty three years old or something like that, he was kind of a gym guy, but he was over eating, so he ballooned up to around 300 pounds and he was working at a dead end job and eating burgers and milkshakes for his nutrition and just strong but in really bad shape. And then he got inspired and motivated to become a U.S. Navy SEAL and he talked to one of the recruiters and most of them turned him down flat and one recruiter listened to his. OK, well, dude, here's the deal. In order to because they have all these criteria in order to get in, just be considered to be a Navy SEAL, you have to get. Down to this weight for your height, it's a bottom line, plus the next recruiting is happening in a little over three months or something like that. So bottom line, this guy went maniac and dropped one hundred and six pounds in 90 days and he qualified to go into the SEAL training and go through hell week, as it's called. And that's what he did. He got double pneumonia on his first helwig, got held back, recuperated or came close recuperating, did another hell week and a few months later didn't make it through that one. For some reason, I can't remember what happened. Some injury or something like that happened there. And then finally on his third shot, he made it through hell week. Amazing thing was broken literally. He was running on broken bones and his feet, shin splints. He taped up his legs every day just to be able to make an absolutely amazing journey to become a seal. So I became a seal. That's pretty cool under that. Be inspirational enough, as is he didn't stop there. He was a very active seal for many years. Then later on, he decided to try his hand at ultra long distance running and did his first qualifying race and they had to run at least one hundred miles within twenty four hours without doing any training, without being a runner, more than just the basic necessities for his job in the Navy. He managed to do that, went on to become an elite ultra marathoner, all sorts of very, very cool stuff. So what's really interesting about this is this guy came from a terrible background, abusive father, very physically abused as a kid. His mom and him left when when he was six or seven years old, grew up very, very poor and in spite of this, did an amazing job of turning his life around and really pushing the limit on seeing what what is possible for us as human beings. And when I got to the book, besides a very inspirational, entertaining story, is how he used his past pain, all the crap that went, you know, and there's so much that happened to me. It was like the only black kid in a very, very racist white American town. So there's all that baggage coming along as well. But how he used the pain to propel himself forward. So one of his recommendations is, you know, one of the ways we can use fuel or the things that we can use for fuel is dig into our past and all that stuff that we've kind of pushed down and pushed to the side and pushed away and says, use that for fuel, for pursuing your dream. Whatever it is, don't ride and hide from it. Don't run away from it. Don't Mascotte own it and use it as fuel. So I thought that was pretty interesting. I remember early on in my working career as starting business down in Costa Rica at age twenty three with no no money, no experience, no clue, just an idiot not knowing any better. And my, my father said, Hey Dave, I don't think you've got what it takes to be an entrepreneur. And that pissed me off so much. That was, that was negative fuel that I used, especially when the going got tough to make my business down there and in Costa Rica successful and to become an entrepreneur. So to my dad's credit, several years later, he actually apologized for that. But I used that negativity as a positive motivator to do what needs to be done. So many other things Gorgons talks about here. He also talks about the fact that most of us are running at a maximum 40 percent capacity, 40 percent of what we're able to actually do. That's how we're running. And I think that might be a little bit generous. But mentally, physically, financially, you know, with our real estate investing business, most of us are just chugging along at the bare minimum to maintain the status quo. We're fat and, you know, not just physically, but mentally. We're just fat and comfortable. So one of the suggestions he has for getting a glimpse at what one hundred percent looks like is through physical exercise, is through doing something physical that you haven't done before or pushing your limits and just trying to get a glimpse at what one hundred percent looks like. So when your mind is in your body feeling worn out, your mind's feeling like this is the end. Push beyond that to get a glimpse of what you're actually capable of. And that's what I admire so much about people who are in the military, especially in the Special Forces. Is these these guys and gals? That's what they do. That's what they pushed through these kind of things, especially in those kind of folks, elite athletes in the same way they push through. They've seen what what is really possible and that becomes their new reality. All right. So great book. I had another one that I recommend and check it out. So again, that's Can't Hurt Me by David Gobbets. Well, hey there, thanks for tuning into the property profits podcast, if you like this episode. That's great. Please go ahead and subscribe on iTunes. Give us a good review. That would be awesome. I appreciate that. And if you're looking to attract investors and raise capital for your deals, that may invite you to get a complimentary copy of my newest book right back there. There it is, the money partner formula. 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