In a recent episode of my podcast, I had the pleasure of hosting Rod Khleif, a renowned real estate investor, entrepreneur, author, mentor, and philanthropist. Rod’s journey, which spans over four decades, is a testament to the power of mindset, resilience, and the pursuit of passion.
The Journey of a Lifetime
Rod’s journey began when he immigrated from the Netherlands at a young age. Inspired by his mother’s success in real estate, Rod embarked on a path that would lead him to become a successful real estate investor. His podcast, “The Lifetime Cashflow through Real Estate Investing,” has reached over 17 million downloads, a testament to his expertise and the value he provides to his listeners.
Despite the challenges posed by the current economic climate, Rod encourages us to stay focused on our goals and not get caught up in negative news and politics. His book, “How to Create Lifetime Cash Flow through Multifamily Properties,” and his coaching program have transformed the lives of over 1,200 students who collectively own over 170,000 units.
The Power of Mindset
Rod emphasizes the importance of mindset in achieving success. He shares personal anecdotes from his childhood, including being bullied and developing a belief that he wasn’t good enough. He encourages us to consciously recognize and challenge these limiting beliefs, referring to belief systems as “BS” because they are often irrational and unfounded.
Rod advises against being paralyzed by analysis and urges us to take that first step towards our goals. He highlights the significance of avoiding regrets and living a life true to oneself. He also mentions the current opportunities in the real estate market, particularly in multifamily properties, and invites us to attend his upcoming boot camp for comprehensive training in the field.
The Abundance Mindset
Rod believes that we live in an abundant society and that success and wealth come from having an abundance mindset. He encourages gratitude and finding one’s passion as keys to living in abundance. He shares his experience of having to innovate and pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the importance of adaptability in the face of change.
The Current Market Situation
Rod discusses the significant amount of bridge debt coming due, amounting to $16 trillion in commercial real estate debt by the end of next year. He predicts that there will be a lot of capital calls and investors seeking more funds, leading to deals going south and potential foreclosures. However, he remains optimistic about the opportunities that will arise from the market downturn, as he believes there will be incredible opportunities to buy distressed assets.
Personal Habits for Success
Rod shares that he practices a manifestation exercise every morning, where he expresses gratitude for the things he already has and also for the things he desires as if he already has them. He emphasizes the importance of gratitude and manifestation in bringing things into one’s life.
He shares a personal story about achieving his dream home on the beach and how he felt a sense of emptiness and depression after accomplishing it. He realized that happiness comes from progress and growth, and without a vision for the future, he felt lost. He also learned the importance of giving back and how it brings fulfillment.
Rod’s philanthropic work, particularly his foundation that has benefited over 140,000 children, is a source of immense pride for him. He encourages us to give back, emphasizing the fulfillment that comes from helping others.
Free Resources for Success
Rod generously offers free resources to listeners, including a goal-setting workshop that he usually conducts at his boot camp. He encourages listeners to check out his podcast and take advantage of these resources.
A Conversation to Remember
I am grateful to Rod for sharing his journey and discussing mindset and the current market situation. His insights and the habits that have contributed to his success are invaluable. Rod’s generosity in providing valuable resources to listeners and his willingness to help them succeed in their own real estate endeavors is truly inspiring.
In conclusion, Rod Khleif’s journey is a testament to the power of mindset, resilience, and the pursuit of passion. His insights and experiences provide valuable lessons for anyone looking to succeed in real estate investing and beyond.
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