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Ken McElroy’s Personal Advice to Me

“Wherever you are, be all there.” — Jim Elliot

Recently I got to spend some time with the amazing Ken McElroy.

If you don’t know Ken, he’s got a very successful YouTube channel.

His videos get millions of views.

He’s worked with Robert Kiyosaki.

He’s written a number of books over the years.

He also has over a billion dollars in real estate.

I encourage you to check his stuff out!

When we had dinner, I sat right next to him and asked some questions.

I wanted to share that conversation with you today.

Some amazing stuff came up, and not just about real estate.

We talked about how we show up in life.

It was really profound and made me want to pass on the knowledge.

I have a lot of respect for Ken.

When I met him, he had just come from an event called the Limitless Conference.

1,200 people showed up and he spent his time talking to people and joking around.

Most speakers I know tend to go on stage and then hide.

Maybe they’re not as extroverted or not quite sure how to connect with folks in a large setting.

That’s totally understandable, especially if everyone wants to talk to you!

I asked Ken how he stayed present and available.

I actually have trouble doing that myself.

I get distracted often and I’m not always available for people.

He told me that I could change that and create space for people in your life.

Let’s get into his tips!

1. Meditate/Prayer

The first tip from Ken is the backbone to how he connects with people:

He allows for about 30 minutes of space in the morning for meditation or prayer.

In those 30 minutes, he creates an intention for the day.

Because of this, he’s able to be there for the people in his life when he has time later in the day.

He also gave an example from his time with Kim Kiyosaki.

They traveled to the conference together.

En route, she let out a sigh and he asked her what was going on.

That check-in led to a great conversation.

He said he could have missed that if he didn’t create space for other people.

I’m a busy person with work and traveling among other things.

I also want to be around and available for my nine-year-old daughter.

I want to be there for other people in my life, too.

The conversation with Ken really opened my eyes to the importance of that.

There’s a few things we can do to help ourselves accomplish this.

The first is through prayer and meditation.

There are prayer apps like One Minute Pause, which helps you take one minute a day to say a little prayer.

There’s also Calm and Headspace that both guide you through some meditation techniques.

2. Check in With Yourself

The second tip is to check in with yourself.

On top of creating time to meditate or pray, it’s important to make sure you’re doing okay.

You need to give yourself space so you have space for others.

Only after you have your own space will you really be available to others.

Ask yourself: “Am I ready to be available for other people in this situation?”

If you are, then you’re ready for the third tip:

3. Be Available to Others

There’s a quote by Jim Elliot that says: “Wherever you are, be all there.”

A lot of times I go places and I’m thinking about something else.

In these moments, I’m not really present with the person I’m with.

When people come to me, I want to be available to them.

By carving out 30 minutes for meditation or prayer and checking in with yourself, you will create your own path for success.

I encourage you to try it out.

When you have, let us know how it goes!

Stick your stories in the comments below.

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Disclaimer: I am not your investment advisor. This is for educational purposes only. I am not giving specific advice on what you can do. I am simply giving my opinions.

Bronson Hill

Bronson used to work as a consultant for a medical device company but switched to investing in apartment buildings to make his money work for him. He started with a single rental property that made good money and, after some advice from a family member, moved into bigger real estate projects. Now, he's all about helping others get into this kind of investment to earn money without having to work all the time. When he's not dealing with investments, Bronson loves to travel, write songs, stay active, and help fight modern slavery through his work with Dressember. He believes in working smarter, not harder, and wants to share how that's possible with everyone.

One Comment

  • Lisa Meteyer says:

    Thank you, Bronson. I appreciate your insightful content and the fantastic webinars that you moderate. You are definitely showing up for your followers. Keep up the excellent leadership!

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