April 6, 2014
Many people are becoming worried about how they are going to cope financially, later in life. Individuals tell me that they will have to continue working longer, downsize their homes and then live the lifestyle their income will provide for.
I want to help you take control of your own financial future so you can live the lifestyle you desire.
My tips for financial independence:-
- Understand fully our personal income and expenditure; so that we can manage our money. This means that we must not spend all we earn otherwise we will never be in control of our financial future.
- Create an ‘investment pot’ by putting some money aside each month from our income. This is not to be spent just when we feel like it.
- This money must only be used to buy assets; an asset is something that puts money in your pocket each month and not takes it away. An asset generates an income and also, when chosen correctly, appreciates in value greater than the cost of living.
- The asset we choose must suit our personal risk, affordability and skill profile otherwise we may not be comfortable during the early years. We may therefore be tempted to pull out of the investment too early before it has had the time to produce the income for us.
- You must seek professional independent advice or follow the path of someone who has achieved what you would like to achieve. After all, if you follow their exact ‘road map’ aren’t you likely to end up where they are?
In my book, I explain why my preferred asset class is UK property and that investing in UK property is NOT a hobby. Decisions must be made based upon fundamental numbers and proven systems. Property values are going up even today – you just need to know where to find ‘the right property in the right location at the right price’. Roly’s Property Analyser does this analysis for you.
Property investing is available to people of any age who: have savings; non-performing shares; equity in their home; and even under-performing pensions can be used to purchase property now. The best part is that you do not personally need to find or manage these investment properties – you can use recommended and trusted companies to do the leg-work for you – but please make sure that you can trust them and don’t pay any money up front.
My passion is to help people, through my education and mentoring programs, to accomplish the financial independence I have achieved; so they too, do not have to rely on others to provide them with a salary or pension. They can choose to ‘Retire Early Retire Wealthy’.”
I reveal how you can be in control of your own financial future in my new book, “Retire Early Retire Wealthy – Your essential guide to Successful Property Investing” I share my recipe for retirement success and financial freedom. I was able to fulfill my long standing dream ‘to retire early’, when I quit his job aged 50, in March 2008.
I was able to do this because in 2002, along with my wife, I started investing in UK property which I offered on the rental market. Eventually the income from these properties exceeded my salary.
I now has more time for family, as well as time to help other people in need and support worthwhile organisations such as Peace One Day, a not for profit organisation involved in helping to create world peace. I became so passionate about the work that Jeremy Gilley and his team do that I became a Patron in 2010.
To your success,
If you would like to find out more about my book, workshops, or public speaking events, please visit www.retireearlyretirewealthy.co.uk or www.mylifesolutions.co.uk or contact Roly at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3, 2013
Following my last note I have made some progress in developing my business – just a few small steps – but they all count!
This reminds me of a presentation I made at the ‘Fifty-Plus-Show’ at London’s Olympia back in April 2013. I was asked to talk about
“Creating the Retirement Lifestyle you desire”.
Instead making no plans for the future and end up living the life that your current financial arrangements allow; why not try to create the life that YOU truly desire? Think BIG – why not, it is your dream; your life. Spend several hours thinking about the way you would like to live your whole life. Try to think of things you would like to do; achieve; be with; go to; and more. Now, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you actually manage to do all this; become all this; create your life? Fantastic.
What you need to do now is determine how you might get from where you are today to where you want to be. One way to do this is to keep you BIG dreams as your focus and overview; every now and then; maybe daily but certainly weekly, check in with yourself. Are you doing things that are helping you move towards your dreams? Or are you being side-tracked?
You can add to this by breaking down your BIG dreams into Stages, and again, into little steps. These steps should be planned so that they contribute to your successful journey to your destiny.
So, the little steps I have taken over the last couple of weeks have all contributed to my moving forward to the life I desire.
I had asked for help with creating products for my prospective clients. I have come to realise that some people do not really get the chance to know me. I have written my book and I runworkshops; but is there is something missing?
A key person of influence in this area of work, Vicky Ross, came to my rescue. She was brilliant. After I explained my position Vicky suggested several ways that I could engage with people so they can get to know me better. This allows them to evaluate who I am; what my values are; the potential benefits they could glean from getting to know me better etc. There are several aspects to this that I can now consider:-
· Who is likely to gain most by working with me – my perfect client?
· What method(s) of initial communication would most appeal to them; FREE reports; video introduction; useful tips; an hour so presentation or webinar?
· Should my book be sub-divided into specific parts that I can release to even more specific audiences?
· Should I introduce an introductory workshop before the ‘Intensive-one-day’ one I currently present?
· Should the ‘Intensive-one-day’ workshop be modified to cater for people who would like to be mentored at a slower pace; maybe a 3 month program?
Wow – such a lot of things to consider. I would be most grateful for your comments and observations – thank you in advance.
So – I sincerely thank Vicky Ross for her time and thoughts on my business development – brilliant.
Other business progress
Shortly after my conversation with Vicky, I have had several people asking about my mentorship programme. They had either been on my workshop or have read my book – and have become inspired to take action.
“Roly – what a fantastic book. I was wondering if …”
I have realised that investing in property is the EASY part – providing you know how to ‘buy the right property in the right location at the right price … for YOUR particular and specific investment strategy. What people seem to get stuck with is:
“Roly, how do I get my current paperwork and finances sorted out so I can create a deposit?”
No-one should start investing unless they have taken control of their current financial circumstances. So now I am developing, with 2 clients, how to help sort out their ‘muddle’ in the most effective and efficient way. For another time!
Retire Early Retire Wealthy – Your essential guide to Successful Property Investing – My book … well – it’s your book really
I have just had my 2nd commission through from my book sales. I was so surprised to find out that so many were bought by people from the Malaysia region. I had already had a couple of people thanking me but I did not the full extent.
“I am writing as I have just finished reading your book. Very interesting indeed and congratulations on your big success. Very impressing and very inspiring!”
I am going to set up Skype calls in the new-year to help people that cannot get to one of my workshops.
A big Thank you to my publisher Mindy Gibbons-Klein of Panoma Press.
Next blog … Is my trip to Dominican Republic a holiday or business?
All the very best my fellow friends & colleagues
To YOUR SUCCESS
November 6, 2013
At that time I had already retired from my day job as a Chartered Civil Engineer – because I had built a UK property portfolio over an six year period – and the net income from my houses gave me more than my salary.
Initial Business Development
I knew I could help people achieve what I had achieved
I therefore decided to write my book (now entitled) “Retire Early Retire Wealthy – your essential guide to Successful Property Investing” which was published by Panoma Press last April (it took two years – but I now know how this could have been achieved quicker – just like my publisher,Mindy Gibbins-Klein, suggests – but I did get there!) and I have since been running successful works for people looking to achieve financial independence within 5 to 10 years (depending upon ‘starting point’ and ‘desired lifestyle’) – I take the guesswork out of buying property and teach them how to ensure they only buy the right property for their required outcome.
So, 9 months ago, I had no product to offer people and no real idea of how to get my word out there. Things are looking up now.
I have been so inspired by many people’s positive actions and outcomes that … I …
I am now in a position where I want to take my (new) business to the next level – and I realise I now need to implement more of my entrepreneurial learning: productising ( maybe DVD / Apps / ebooks / 6 week programmes etc); producing copy; social media strategy along with AWebber auto responding; and joint ventures.
So – I am taking some time out – Feb, March and April – to make this happen – exciting.
Next step to Business Development
In a few months I will also be looking to friends & colleagues (as a reader – I consider you as a friend) to provide feedback to my product development to see if this is of interest to you – so there will be lots of FREE stuff on offer – in exchange for your help and ideas.
If this is of interest to you – then drop me a line at email@example.com – or leave a comment below – I would love a chat.
I am collating my thoughts between now and Feb – so that it becomes a productive time (apart from the pool, day-trips and theme parks).
I do have a 2-week holiday to Dominican Republic, my last workshop on 16th Nov (let me know if this is of interest to you) and Christmas to fit in before hand – but this a great time and I very much look forward to this next stage.
If you would like to follow my progress – I will keep my blogs going (I have not been very good at this up to now) www.rolyweaver.co.uk – and I will share my thoughts; dilemmas; liaisons; actions; and outcomes as best I can.
Please share this blog – this is going to be fantastic journey – hopefully more good times than bad. So watch this space – and join in when you want to share your ideas – or want some help yourself.
All the very best my fellow friends & colleagues
To YOUR SUCCESS
June 1, 2013
My passion is to help people, through my education, speaking and mentoring programmes, to accomplish the financial independence I have managed to achieve, so they too, do not have to rely on others to provide them with a salary or pension.
My worries – lack of financial rewards from my job
As I moved towards my 50’s my biggest worry was the lack of financial rewards from my job.
I was, and still am, a Chartered Civil Engineer and at that time was leading a team of around 50 people. My team provided an inspection, advice and consultancy service to the local authority. I enjoyed my role and the job itself.
However, whenever I thought about the financial rewards I was getting, I got very frustrated. I worked long hours to get jobs done; to please my boss; with the hope of promotion or a new better paid job.
It wasn’t until I ‘Retired Early’ at the age of 50 that I realised that I had also worked far too many hours and didn’t spend enough time with my family and friends – but that is another story!
My colleagues’ worries – reduction of pension
My older colleagues were saying “I need to work longer”; “I cannot afford to give up work”; “I will have to downsize my home in order to survive”. They were being told that their pension pot was much lower than they were expecting it to be.
I still hear these comments today along with “The interest I am getting from my savings is not keeping up with the cost of living”.
What is your biggest financial worry?
I am very interested to hear what YOUR BIGGEST financial worries are.
Please let me know – in the comment section below – and I will report back my findings in a later blog. Include you age please so that I can assess trends better – thanks.
Why am I asking about over 50’s?
Well – I have been invited to speak at the 3-day major exhibition for the over 50’s, ‘The 50+Show’, an exhibition for those who are approaching retirement, semi-retired and already enjoying retirement. This is being held at Olympia, London, on July 11th, 12th and 13th 2013. To find out more about this event click here
I will be talking about my book “Retire Early Retire Wealthy – Your essential guide to Successful Property Investing” and giving tips and advice on taking control of your financial future.
I would love to incorporate the themes of your comments (confidentially of course) – into my presentation – thank you.
To your success,
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