Having a CLEAR Mindset

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CLEAR is an acronym that John uses: Clarity, Length, Engineering, Adversity, Responsibility. Listen to John as he shares how having a CLEAR Mindset can help you Build a Life not just a Portfolio. You'll also hear him unpack this quote: Never allow a blind person proofread your vision. This is a pivotal quote that you should understand.  

Welcome to the build your life podcastwith John Browning. Build your life as a relaxed and unedited conversation with financialexpert and number one Amazon bestselling author, John Browning Jones, the founder ofGuardian Rock Wealth and serves clients across the United States. John's the author ofthe book build a life, not a portfolio, a guide to your financialfuture based on your personal values, which you can purchase on Amazon, orstay around to the end of today's show and I'll tell you how to geta free copy mailed right to your door. I'm Michael The lawn, your hostfor the next few minutes as we chat with financial expert and business ownerJohn Browning. Well, of John Browning, how is your week going? It'sgoing great. We're having a good week so far. How about you? Glad, Hey, you know really well, we're having great weather here, love and life and just connecting with people. We put a pool inthis year, so that's awesome and having...

...lots of people come over and swimand can't complain. Maybe ground or early above grown. I did above groundbecause of our yard and different thing cost, you know, inflation. Him.If you didn't hear the last podcast on inflation. Go back inflation.Cost of living really played into that pool decision. But now we did aboveground it. It's really sweet. I've got, you know, young girlsat home and they're friends and everything are coming over in church community. Soit's just fun to and take a break from work, go lunch, lunchbreak and take us swim and come back. It's pretty refreshing because I've learned fromyou, John, to build a life, not just a portfolio.So Hey, I like it, that's all right. So we're living lifeand investing and doing some fun things. So part of that is when wegot ready to build the pool and think through it everything, make sure everythingwas clear, make sure we had our finances in order and making sure ourmindset was in the right place and even as we have it, making sureour mindsets right with the pool to go. No, it's not just ours,it's the Lord's and we want people to use it having that kind ofa mindset. I know you talk about mindset and having a clear mindset asit deals with finances and financial planning and...

...working with your clients. Talk tous a little bit what about what you mean with with having a clear mindset. You know, and this is kind of an acronym that I heard along time ago. I wish I remembered where I had heard it, becausenow I use it all the time, probably not giving the proper credit towhoever came up with it first, but it's called the clear mindset and theidea is that the sea is number one. GET CLARITY, clarity, failarity,on where you are now, where you're going, because you can't hitsomething if you don't know where it is, you can't see it, and alsoget clarity around what it's going to take in the planning process, whichis all about building that life right. What is going to take? WHICHTURNS TO TAKE? You know, know what interstate going which direction? Getclarity on your path or your plan or...

...your map, road map to whereyou are going. Get clarity. So that's the sea in clear, okay, and the L is. Understand the length. So understand. Once youget the clarity on all those things, how long is it going to take? What is your we call it a lot of times the investment for rising? Okay, at what point will you take those rights, right turns,those left turns to get to your destination? And then how far away is it? And what happens there and is it right for you? Your Life, not somebody else's life, or what somebody else thinks is cool and funbut yours. Good Point. And then the e is the engineering. Youhave to build that plan very carefully when you engineer a building. If youengineer corvette, they just came out,...

...by the way, just this bashyear with the mid engine corvette, you know, on a cart. OhYeah, the mid engine corvette, beautiful creature, right. Yeah, thisis something don't go out and buy if you don't have the money. Butwhat, you know, I don't have one, but I'm hoping that,you know, maybe I'll get a used one. Yeah, down in pricea little bit. They cost like over a hundred grand, but those arethe ones I've seen. They look like Ferrari's coming down the road. I'mlike, who that is a sharp for though, lot cheaper than a Ferrari. Okay, so, if you can call a corvette value, it's yeah, yeah, yeah, my stretching on now one cause it they're only sixtyzeroaccording to Google. Oh is that? Yeah, okay, that's probably thestrip down model with with no start with. That is yeah, it doesn't comewith wheels. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, they look, they dolook really call seeing a feel on the highways and they do look really cool. But what a corvettes designed for?...

What are the engineering for? Sportman, fast, fast, sporty. What's a camera designed for? Yeah, not that gas mileedge Yas myleedge. Practicality gets you where. You're goingto call it the grocery getter. Yes, I have a camera, so anyway, that yeah, but it's all about the engineering. So the seais the clarity, els, the link to e is the engineering that's rightfor you, not for somebody else, but for you. Some people wantto get there fast, but they're going to take extra risk, more forthat car and they're going to stand a bigger chance, I'm going to say, oh, potentially having a wreck and accident, in which case it's allon. That was a big, expensive, crumpled thing there right. Or youwant to design it to just get...

...you there where you want to goand you're fine and it's maybe a little bit more comfortable, doesn't get youthere quite as fast. That's the idea of engineering. Okay, that isso. Then the A is understand that there will be adversity as you goalong. That's why we always tell people when you're building that plan to buildyour life, you plan for detours. The tours happen. On most longtrips that I've taken there's been at least one little B tour or one placewhere there's a big traffic jam or something held you up, and you've gotto be okay with that. Yep, and I build, actually build anengineer some of those delays or be tours into your plan. Understand they're goingto happen. And then our very important part of this is this is yourresponsibility and you must take it if you...

...expect to be successful with building yourlife and building the portfolio. That is a tool that actually builds your life. I love it, man, that that's great, that I'll as weuse as I say, all is on. That'll preach. That's good. Well, that's really good. It helps you understand having a clear mindset isabout clarity. What is it that you want? And you have a greatway when you work with clients to ask them a bunch of questions to figureout what they really want, and walking through this clear mindset probably helps helpspeople resent her to go okay, is this a good decision or not?Right now, based on our plan, and you can walk through this prettyquickly with John. I like it. That's good. I like I likeacronyms and things like that. I think they help us learn. No,help you learning, they help you remember things. And as I'm walking throughthis one in particular, I always stop.

I forgot to mention that. Ialways stopped on the clarity when it's spend a lot of time on that. And and sometimes I will get somebody that says, well, I'm notsure about this, because so and so sad or so and so did andway back when this happened, and I always try and explain to them don'tlet them blind person. Yeah, person that doesn't know you proof freed yourvision. That's good. I've never heard that before. I've always like thatbecause you know your mother, your father, your brother, your sister, yourbest friend doesn't really know your vision. No, know what you clearly wantin your in your in your building, your life. Maybe they like youlike the mountains yours. Don't let a blind person proof free to yourvision. And that's something that we try...

...and there is no judgment. Wedon't we care, but we don't really care what you want, but wewill help you get there. I like it. I love that quote.Never let a blind person proofread your vision. That's a pivotal quote. I loveit. We should. We I still think we should do a quote, quotabule quotes podcast and you could, you could add that one to it. All right, we'll do it because it's it's really good. But beyondthat we're going to buy. You know, we're talking about a clear mindset andwe talked to couple a couple episodes ago, John, about the noisefactor that's out there right now, all the noise. It's out there.It's hard to have a clear mindset when you're listening to all the noise.You're all just going to and we talked about filters that reduce noise. You'rea great filter to helps reduce noise, to help your clients have a clearmindset about building a life, not just a portfolio. It's fun as youas we listen to these and we talk you're listening to the podcast series.They all really tight together. They're very...

...thematic, even though we don't planit that way, I really know, but they all they all weave backand forth and they touch on things and that just comes from your vast experiencein doing this. You know. I think you know it's cool because you'vegot so much knowledge in your Noggin and it's fun just to get it outand and we do that in a way that is really sporadic, but it'sfun to see how this tied into the last two or three episodes we've talkedabout and even way back when on some other ones that we've touched on asthat's why it's important for people to listen to your podcast and just go backand read listen to it. Yeah, I think if if there's one,you know my one word. We've talked about that before. To My oneword is consistency, consistency, and hopefully, if I'm nothing else, I'm consistentwith what I'm with what I'm telling people and what I try and howI try and help people. I want to be consistent and hopefully that's areflection of that. Yeah, it probably...

...is, because you you keep comingback over and over to the same types of things. It's about building relationshipwith your clients, helping them have a clear mindset, to know where theyare, where they want to go, how do we help you get there, and helping them build a life, not just a portfolio, and partof that is having a clear mindset. I love it. That'll that'll work. I hope people go back and read listen to this now and then goback a few other episodes, because we've talked about some really cool things withinflation and colleen hearing through the noise and filters, and you just got alot in your nagging. We need to get it out so that that's fought. Part of what we do here. I'm just old, I think,as experience, the experience my old that's right. Yeah, well, I'lltake it because you don't act. Also, what a deal. All right,my friend will will wrap it up for this one. Having a clearmind set. Hope you continue that this week and we'll talk to you nextweek. All right, we'll see you there. Money really is a bigpart of our lives and John Browning can help you and your family learn howto keep money in the proper perspective.

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