March 2, 2023

Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward - Billy Keels

In today’s solo show, Billy takes a look at how we can solve the common problem of feeling stuck, when we're wanting to move forward but are somehow held back from taking the necessary action.
Billy Keels
CEO and Founder FGCP

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Going Long Podcast Episode 295: Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward

In today’s solo show you’ll learn the following from Billy himself:

  • [00:19 - 01:16] Show introduction with comments from Billy.
  • [01:16 - 07:54] Billy takes a look at how we can solve the common problem of feeling stuck, when you are really wanting to move forward but are somehow held back from taking the necessary action.
  • [07:54 - 09:34] Billy wraps up the show and invites you to reach out to him. 

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Episode Transcript

Billy Keels  00:00

Today's conversation is sponsored by first generation Capital Partners. If you're an accredited investor and you want to know about how we're helping other accredited investors keep more of their income, go to forward slash going long.


You're listening to the going long podcast with Billy keels, the number one podcast for long distance real assets investing.

Billy Keels  00:21

Welcome to the going long podcast, we're back once again to continue to help to educate you so you feel much more comfortable as well as confident investing beyond your backyard. And yep, I'm your host, Billy keels. And we're back for another solo episode, because we got to have these moments together where you and I can kind of chat and share some things with you very quickly, because that's what you want more of. But I also love being able to say thank you so much for continuing to share the podcast across social media, tagging us, it means the world, especially on the LinkedIn platform, and over on Instagram, thank you so much for that, you want to leave an honest written review as well as rating you can do that. And most importantly, if you want to check up any of the previous episodes, solo episodes, or with our guests, go to first forward slash podcast once again, first forward slash podcast. So since this is a solo episode, you know, you'd like me keeping these very, very brief. But there's a couple of things that continue to be on my mind. And something that I want to share with you, right, because, as you know, I continuously speak to people who are interested in learning more about what it is some of the things that we're doing, potentially, they want to become a part of our very exclusive investor family. And there's lots of different conversations that I'm constantly having with people from all over the world, right. And primarily, a lot of different people from the US a lot of people that are in corporate world and want to move forward. And they you realise that there's something else that's out there, but you just feel stuck. So for those of you for, you know, if you are feeling stuck, and you feel like hey, listen, I can't move forward. Well, I want to share this with you, right? Because this is one of the things that came up in a conversation the other day, I was having a one of the one of the strategy calls, right that someone came in and potential investor family member and they wanted to really talk to me, but one of the things that came up over and over was, hey, listen, I've been doing this job. You know, I'm making well into the six figures. And it just feels like if I look at where I was last year, compared to where I am this year, I'm in the exact same place, financially. And so the way that it came across was, hey, listen, there's a lot of deception because there are a lot of I don't know, if deceptions, right, where maybe the right word is disappointment. So right, a lot of disappointment that this person didn't feel like they move forward financially. Well, and I kind of said, Okay, well, why why do you feel that way? And what we came to uncover was that there was a lot of studying a lot of listening to podcasts, a lot of watching videos, a lot of signing up to courses. But at the end of the day, this person had not necessarily or it had not taken any action. Right, we looked at the positive side of about that, because the the action that had taken before was primarily in the stock market. And for those of you that are listening right now, you know what the last year was, and 2022 with the stock market, lots of ups and downs. And so the positive side was, well, at least you're not in any worse position. But the other side was, well, now you have excess capital sitting in the bank, and you realise that that is not a positive thing. Right. And so, I want to talk to those of you because I'm a recovering perfectionist. So you know that I've also struggled with this in the past, I used to think having more money in the bank was the thing that made me feel the greatest and made me give, it gave me the most confidence. But it's a really simple process to get unstuck. Right? First and foremost, like I said, these are very quick episodes. But for those of you who are like me are recovering perfectionist, you know, there's something else out there, you didn't grow with money. And so you feel like having money in the bank, is the thing that is going to set you free. That's probably the thing that's going to keep you in your job for the rest of your life. Why? Because it gives us a false sense of security. Anyway, getting back to the basics, I don't want to get too far off track here. So first and foremost, if you want to get unstuck, the education has to be there. Because if there's not an level of education, then you're everything that you potentially would place your capital your energy in is going to be perceived as highly risky because you don't understand it. It's like speaking a foreign language. If you hear Spanish and you've never take a Spanish course it sounds super complicated. But if you've studied lived in Spain, taking grammar classes, or in Mexico or any Spanish speaking country, well, it doesn't sound so complicated. Why? Because you've got the basic education, you got some real life practice. Afterwards, having the second part of the after getting education is getting the support system, the people that are going to help you answer the questions that are going to add to your education base give you more practical knowledge rather than the theoretical knowledge. And the third step to getting unstuck and this is super important is you absolutely must take action. And when it comes to investing, that means moving money from one place and placing it somewhere else, once you've gotten the education once you have the support system so that you feel like the risk is in line with what you can accept from an investment perspective with your investable capital, the money that you are willing to lose 100%. And so I've got a couple of things. For those of you that still feel stuck, like Okay, your ability to take action, what does that mean? So let's say that you are an accredited investor. And this is a lot of those, a lot of you that are like me, were first generation, and you're thinking, I'm just want to take action, well, there's a couple of things you could do, let's say that you have a certain amount of money sitting in the bank, take that money and say a percentage of the money, let's just say you have half a million dollars sitting in the bank, say I'm going to take 10% of that in this year, I'm going to place that in one or two investments, and I'm going to place it by a specific date. That will really help you to realise you still got 90% of what you have as investable capital, because I'm talking about investable capital, and you put it somewhere you give a specific timeline on it, and it's a smaller portion so that you know that you can start to take action, because everything's probably not going to work exactly like you have in your mind, it will probably more than likely work right, but not the way that you have in your mind. So that's one way take a smaller percentage. Another thing is just whatever the opportunity is that you're looking at, just go with a much smaller amount, it probably seems similar to the one that I was talking to you about before, but it's not. So let's say that you're looking at a couple of different deals that the minimum investment is $250,000. And you know that you have it, but you just don't feel comfortable doing that. Look at opportunities that are smaller than $100,000 opportunities as the minimum investment. Because then that way you still know you have $500,000 of investable capital, you could feel comfortable potentially doing that. But you're looking at deals that are at a specific range 50, gay 100 up to 100k. Because that's also going to help you once again, set a date that you're going to make a decision by this particular time and be also investing in something to get to take action. You can also look to invest with other people don't always feel like it has to be you. That's that's doing it, learn about a group of people, or learn, get the education get the support system. And maybe with that specific group, you have opportunities to also invest. The important thing is to take action. I suffered from analysis paralysis for a really really long time. It held me back for a long time. Once I started taking action, I made mistakes, you will make mistakes, but at least you're taking action. That way, you're starting to overcome feelings that feeling stuck. And also a year later, you're gonna gain much more experience, if nothing else, about the things that you will know what to do more of, and what to do less of in the past. You've gotten to this point in your life in your career, because you've made really good decisions. You also know that not all of them were the right decisions at the time, but they were the best decisions that you can make based on the information that you had and the knowledge that you had. It's the exact same process here. So very simply, really quickly, because this is solo episode. How do you get unstuck based on education, get the support and be able to take action, I gave you three specific examples that you can do to take action. If you have other ones, share them with me you can you believe in in me. Leave it in your honest written review. What's the one that I'm forgetting? Maybe you have something else that you have also seen that works. And while you are thinking about that, while you're listening to this, again, you're figuring out your specific date, your specific amount so that you can start to take action and get in the game so that a year later, you're not looking back feeling like hey, listen, I'm still stuck in the same place. Share that with me. Share it with everybody. Listen, take today's episode, share it with family, share it with friends would really like to see and hear more about how you're moving forward. But while you're doing that, I'm going to prepare for the next solo episode, right? So until then go out and make it a great day. And thank you very much. Trust that you enjoy today's conversation and once again, today's conversation was sponsored by first generation Capital Partners. If you're an accredited investor want to find out more about how we're helping accredited investors to gain their personal freedom even faster. Go to forward slash going long.

Billy Keels
Founder & CEO of FGCP
Billy is on a mission to share a roadmap and opportunities with other extremely busy, high-paid professionals on how to find financial freedom through investments. Listen in to learn how!
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