We are held back only by the things we allow to hold us back

5 Secrets To Achieving EVERYTHING You Want In Life

Real estate investing is one of the only businesses that will allow you to have the lifestyle you want, without putting a limit on what you can achieve. But it’s not automatic. It takes action.

That’s really what separates investors who achieve their goals from investors who do not. The investors who achieve their goals are the ones who took action – lots and lots of massive, persistent, FOCUSED action.

In this blog post, I want to do two things: I want to reveal 5 secrets to taking massive focused action, and I want to update you with the things that are going on with me right now.


Massive Focused Action Lesson #1: Massive “Focused” Action is the only thing that counts in this business.

Talk is cheap. It’s easy to say you’re going to do something. Your ability to achieve your goals has nothing to do with what you say you’re going to do. Instead, it has everything to do with what you actually do.

I’m talking action, baby. Getting $#!+ done! :) Making it happen. I’m talking about getting up and pushing pushing pushing all day until you fall into bed exhausted at night because you gave 200%.

THAT is an action-taker and anyone who is an action-taker is in the fast lane toward accomplishing their dreams.

I must warn you though; if you are taking ACTION without direction it’s going to frustrate you so find someone who’s actually doing the business daily and can show you how to EXPEDITE your progress. (I see it among the investors who come to my Deal-a-thons – they’re focused action-takers who show up looking to take their business to the next level and I show them exactly how to do it. For more info, check out my Deal-a-thon page).

Are you a talker? Or are you a doer?


Massive Focused Action Lesson #2: Your dreams and goals don’t care what your schedule looks like; You need take massive focused action even if you’re busy. (With that said, you’re never too busy if it’s important to you.)

On August 4th, Deena and I took a limo to the airport and boarded a plan to Malibu. While in Malibu, I’ll be smoking cigars on the beach while I do virtual deals. And as I post this, I’ve just finished another Deal-A-Thon from August 13 – 15 in LA. It was really exciting to see investors take focused action and come away with deals happening. (Want to join me next time to take focused action at a Deal-a-thon? Bookmark this page and watch for future Deal-a-thon dates).

And just as fast as I can make money on deals while in Malibu, Deena will be spending it :) because…

… The DM is getting married!

That’s right. After a short 8 year engagement, The DM and Deena are tying the knot in beautiful Malibu.

The DM and Deena are tying the knot in Malibu

The wedding will take place on August 28th at one of our favorite spots in Malibu.

How committed am I to my real estate business? I could afford to take a month or two off to get married but I’m not. I’m doing deals because I love it and because massive focused action is so important, no matter how busy you are. It’s our duty to constantly be growing.


Massive Focused Action Lesson #3: Opportunity doesn’t take a vacation; you need take massive focused action even if you’re relaxing and enjoying life.

We’ll have barely said “I do” when we jet off to Maui for the month of September, in an amazing condo at The Whaler. (Watch my Facebook page for pics).

And yeah, it might be a honeymoon/vacation but don’t be surprised if you hear that I’m closing deals too! I have a bunch of deals on the go right now and I expect to close up strong in August and September.

Plus I’ve got some other stuff cooking to take my business to the next level – some awesome marketing and book-writing pieces that I’ll tell you about later. (Still in the planning stages – don’t want to give anything away too soon).

This is what The DM will look like in Maui

Of course I’ll be hanging out with Deena, touring the islands, enjoying the nightlife. But even when I’m relaxing, I’ve built the business to be taking massive focused action for me. (If you’re wondering if I work 24/7, keep reading because I’ll talk about this shortly).

I have a mastermind meeting with 100 multi-millionaires for 3 days and then I’m doing a $10,000 per person Exclusive Deal-A-Thon September 24 – 26… this is where we take a handful of SUPER serious investors by the hand. And this is a HUGE one… get this: Each investor that comes to this once-in-a-lifetime experience is going to get a 1,000 person investor database created by myself and my team that will allow them to make passive income and extract serious buyers.

This isn’t just for anyone. This is for the person who wants to take the business to a whole other level.

I’ve never offered anything like this before… truth is, for an investor to go out and get the 1,000 investor database, it would take them months (if not years) and over $10,000 just for this piece.

You’ll get all this and soooo much more. If you’re ready to step up the game and realize you want to expedite the learning curve and have deals rolling in an instant, CLICK HERE and let’s talk one on one.


Massive Focused Action Lesson #4: Massive focused action doesn’t stop at the US border; you need to take massive action from anywhere in the world.

Then in October, Deena and I are headed even farther west – to Australia, New Zealand, Bora Bora, and some other really cool and exotic places. (Still putting the full itinerary in place so stay tuned for more on this!)

Even when I’m traveling around the world – from sailing through Venice, to walking the 42 days walk known as the Camino de Santiago, to riding on the back of an elephant in India – I’m still doing deals. Technology allows investors to do deals regardless of where you happen to be.

So travel around and enjoy the country, the continent, or the world… when you take massive focused action, you’re not limited by borders.

The only borders we are limited by are the ones between our ears.

We are held back only by the things we allow to hold us back


Massive Focused Action Lesson #5: Massive focused action takes leverage.

As you’ve been reading my itinerary for the next couple of months, you might wonder “how the heck will The DM ever have time to rest?” Or, “Is Deena going to be by herself at the altar while The DM is on the phone doing a deal?” Or, “Is the DM working 24/7?

Of course not.

Real estate investing allows you to construct the life you want to live and work as little or as much as you want to work, from wherever you want to spend your time.

The secret to taking massive focused action without a 24/7 schedule is to use leverage: Leverage other people’s time and talents by building a team of people who can do the work for you. From sending out direct mail to calling motivated sellers to contacting buyers to editing and posting these blog posts to ensuring that everything is running smoothly… all of these critical pieces are in motion no matter where I am, even when I’m on a plane or at the altar. :) But when I sit down to work, I make sure that these pieces are moving forward. I’m taking massive focused action when I choose to work by checking in on each team member and ensuring that they have everything they need from me and from others.

That’s how it’s possible to take action even when you’re busy, relaxing, or traveling the world. Take massive focused action by building a team and putting them to work for you.

This is very important NOTE: You must start thinking “how can I work on my business more… not in it as much?” That’s crucial if you want to succeed at the highest level you start thinking and acting like this. STOP doing all the small things that others will gladly do for $5-$20 dollars and hour. There are a lot of great resources available today to get things off your plate and allow you to focus on the things that make you wealthy. (Take this in chunks. It’s not meant to be done overnight! Pick the single biggest thing sucking up your time in your business and find someone to hand it off to. Thank me later!)


Now It’s Time For You To Take Massive Focused Action…

Folks, talk is cheap. Want to know what speaks louder than words? Action. FOCUSED ACTION. Lots of it. And, want to know what will help you get you to your goals faster than you ever thought possible? Action. Lots of it. MASSIVE amounts of focused action, in fact.

So what are you going to do? Just sit there? Forget it. Go out there and take action. Do something. Move your dream one yard closer to the goal line.

Here’s what I want you do to right now:

In the comments, write out the one thing you are going to take focused action on right nowand then go do it. And when you’re done, I want to you to write in the comments that you did it.

Seriously. I want action takers to fill up the comments section below with comments about actions you’re going to take… and then comments about when they did them. Get started now!

Your action-taking friend and mentor,

Mark Evans DM,DN

P.S. if you want to send me a wedding gift I’m registered at all the banks :)

P.P.S. Add your comment below with the focused action you’re going to take… Do it now! And then add another comment when you complete it.

P.P.P.S. I want to see you take even more focused action! Join me in Maui for my Exclusive Deal-A-Thon on September 24 – 26. Click here to get in touch and we’ll talk one-on-one.

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I Just Spent Nearly Six Figures To Throw A Party And Give A House Away… Was It Worth It???

I’m sitting here in Montauk, NY with 4 beautiful ladies! (My fiance and 3 nieces).

The DM and his ladies

We’re winding down after a WILD and EXCITING past couple of days. I’m exhausted exhilarated at the same time. I literally invested nearly six figures to throw an event. Most people would think I’m crazy for dropping that much money.

Was it worth it? Read on to decide…

Motivated Seller Leads Delivered To Motivated Investors

It all started a week and a half ago – on Wednesday, June 17. A small group of 15 investors came into my hometown (Columbus Ohio) to learn the business from me personally.

I know a lot of the “real estate investing gurus” out there hold big events and make their money (in fact, a lot of them don’t even bother investing anymore). But that’s not how I roll. This was a two-day total immersion and total-implementation event. It’s incredibly hands-on.

Each were handed 100+ HOT leads ready for them to call and make money on with me right by their side. It was a powerful day of massive action as each one started doing deals almost right away.

Deal-A-Thon Action-Takers

Thursday was just as powerful – each one implementing what they learned as they I took them by the hand and guided them.

Thursday was also my 36th birthday, I took them all out to dinner at a steakhouse Hyde Park and rented out the entire room for us with black car service. I wanted to treat them for a nice dinner after a day of being immersed in the business. It’s always good to wind down :)

Supper at Hyde Park – Wish YOU were here!

Why Am I Sharing This With You?

Simple… I would love to have you attend one a Deal-A-Thon next time.

It’s a small group, it’s insanely hands-on, and you get a ton of motivated seller leads so you can’t help to jumpstart your business immediately.

But there is a cost. It isn’t “chump change”… but I’m not here to try and give you a bargain or “charge the least”. My goal is to charge the most and give the most in return. It’s $5K per person.

Now I realize that $5K might be expensive to some people but that’s exactly why I charge it. I want you to have some “skin in the game” when you show up. I’ve learned from experience that the people who actually plunk down a lot of money – money that you have to “scrimp and save” to get your hands on – will more likely motivate you to take massive action with the highly values HOT motivated seller leads I give you.

Believe it or not, that was only the first two days. I’m only half done :)

Here’s Where It Gets Insane…

After getting home from my amazing Hyde Park steak dinner and birthday party at 11PM, I was up at 5AM Friday morning ready to roll to the largest house giveaway event I’ve ever done.

(We had over 150 people from all over the world come in to Columbus, OH for this!)

Friday was all day training… we went from 8AM to 7PM. We met some really cool people during the event and in between, there was a VIP lunch, and event an “Ask-Me-Anything” question and answer session where I answered a barrage of questions from action-taking investors. (If you weren’t there, ask someone who was – there were a ton of questions and I answered them all).

Afterward we all went to the bar area for a few hours to talk with the group and buy drinks and share how to accomplish TRUE financial freedom.

Saturday morning I was at the hotel at 7:30AM… with 3 busses waiting to take the attendees on a house tour around town.

Loading up one of the 3 busses

I wanted to show them what types of homes we were buying … what to look for… and how we buy these homes from afar. The crazy part is… this was the first time I’ve seen some of the homes I own myself!!!

It was an awesome time … that went from 8-12 and then back to the hotel to clean up and get ready for the Home Giveaway.

I Literally Gave Away A House – For Free

We arrived at the house as renovations and decorations were winding up. Imagine what the neighbors thought when 3 busses and the TV news trucks pulled up and descended on the quiet street! I had to hire a couple of police officers just to help direct all the cars and people!

The House Giveaway Ribbon Cutting

It was such a touching ceremony — quick but touching — as the lady who was the recipient (her name is Vernice) saw her son Eryk for the first time in 5 months. This went down at 2PM with The Ohio State Buckeye legend Maurice Clarett.

Me, Vernice, and Maurice – It was amazing to give this woman and her son a hand-up

The Fun’s Not Over Yet!

Afterward we got back on the buses and headed back to the hotel for the big Birthday Bash! We got our nice attire on and I rented an entire bar/club downtown Columbus out for us with food and drinks.

Now this isn’t about me… it’s actually the opposite… it’s about the clients and investors and aspiring deal-makers who came to Ohio and showed up ready to learn and grow.

It Was My Birthday But I Gave Everything Away

When you love what you do, and you do it right (meaning you don’t focus on what you’re spending as a cost… but rather you think of it as an investment) you’ll be in a different league.

I can 100% tell you this and know that I left nothing out for them. I gave it my all – and even my team, as I flew them out to help. I answered every question I was asked, I delivered thousands of motivated seller leads, I showed exactly how to find cash buyers. I know I changed people’s lives (they told me) – and that makes every penny I spent on the event worthwhile.

But don’t take my word for it. I got TONS of testimonials back from investors who attended the event, learned a lot, loved every minute of it, and wrote back to me to tell me. Here are three of those testimonials:

It was an awesome 2 days in Columbus, Mark showed us how real this business is. One of the best things was watching Mark make live calls to prospects that had responded to a postcard marketing campaign. It was exciting to hear him feel the guy out, negotiate and make a deal and then send a contract out to the seller. It was also very educational to go to the homes that were in different stages of the process. Being at the home give away was also a great experience and motivator. Now last but not least. The party was over the top. Thank you Mark, Peter and the rest of the team. You all are the real deal. Can’t wait to start working with you and I am looking forward to attending next year’s Dealmaker Experience. It was great! -Robert McKee

Mark Evans and his team was amazing. The weekend was filled with content from beginning to end. There was no selling involved. Mark and his team truly wants to see you succeed. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and we had a good time. I learned so much just from that weekend alone. He and his team showed all of us that this could be done. It’s not a pipe dream it is real. All you have to do is take action. -Clyde W. Boyd III

I attended Mark Evans’ weekend in Columbus, Ohio on June 20-21, 2014. This weekend will CHANGE MY LIFE. Mark presented a method of making real estate deals, without using your money or credit. It actually will work. In fact, once upon a time, I did a deal similar to the deals Mark describes and made money even though I had very little idea of how to do it. Now, using Mark’s information, I can confidently go ahead and do these deals and make more in a month or two than I am now making in a year. Mark made all the information very clear. He gave exact steps to follow and called on other participants in the room to validate that they had already done deals using his exact steps and that they had made money without using either their own money or their credit. The seminar itself was interesting every minute. Never a down time. We had breaks and ate lunch together and got to know the other participants. Never was I tired, bored, hungry or up tight about anything. Mark and his staff had put together a seminar that made it easy to absorb the information and made me want to get out there and do it. The live, impromptu phone calls he made to sellers and the way he talked to the sellers gave me confidence that I can talk to people and get them to give me the information I need to make a deal and make that seller confident that I can and will make the deal I propose. It was such a valuable way to present. He didn’t talk about things. He showed you. I look forward to my first deal and many deals to come. Also, I look forward to going to Mark’s future events and widening my point of view so I can increase my business year by year. It stretched my horizons so now I know I can help both buyers and sellers get what they want while helping myself get what I want. If you are on the fence and thinking maybe you should go to one of Mark’s events, please, jump down off the fence on Mark’s side and go, go, go. -June Rosenberry

It was an event that I will remember always because there were several different pieces and each one was so powerful and so life-changing. And the folks who showed up will remember it to – especially when they take what they saw and learned and use it as a launching point to become real estate investing entrepreneurs.

Your exhausted and exhilarated friend,

Mark Evans DM,DN

PS, If you want to be in on the next Deal-A-Thon, send me a message. I want to give you motivated seller leads and help you take massive action in your real estate investing business.

PS, Deena and I are travelling around the US for the next few months. Watch my Facebook page to see if I happen to be in your city. Hit me up with an email or Facebook message and we’ll try to hang out.

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The DM Is Giving Away FREE Houses

Yep, you read that right. I’m giving away free houses. No strings attached. They will be free and clear, fully refinished and fully furnished.

No, I have not gone crazy.

But before you start lining up, hoping to get one for yourself, let me explain:

There have been a few times in my life when something happened and I knew I would never ever be the same. Only a few. But when they happened, it felt as if there was a DNA change inside me that alter who I was.

Here are a few of them:

  • When I did my first real estate deal. The chills of excitement that ran down my spine when I closed that first deal made me realize that I had found my path in life and I was going to pursue it.
  • Another life changing time was in October 2005 when I realized life is short. My grandmother passed away from cancer. It forced me from my comfort zone and Deena and I went to Florida Dec 31st 2005 to stay for a month… which then turned into 2.5 years traveling the world. This is how and when I discovered the virtual real estate investing world was real… the first step in my evolution to become the globetrotting “DN” (Digital Nomad).

But one of the biggest life changing moments was a completely unexpected surprise. It was an event when I gave away a home, free and clear, refinished and furnished, to a homeless veteran.

I had been moved by the discovery that there are thousands of homeless veterans in the United States and I wanted to do something about it. So I gave away a home to someone who had returned from duty but had no place to live for her and her son.

At the time, I thought I was changing the life of someone else but it turned out that the person who was probably changed the most was me. At that moment, when tears were streaming down my face and I was handing over the keys of the house to this other person, I knew that I was undergoing another major change in my life.

I’ve always been a big proponent of giving back. But this house giveaway took it to whole new level and solidified in my mind that I would dedicate a part of my life and business to something I call “Full Circle Giving” – where we give a hand-up (not a hand-out) to someone in need… and not just a small hand-up but something big, bold, dramatic, and life-changing.

So I’m giving away a free house again.

Scratch that.

I’m giving away MULTIPLE free houses.

I’ve teamed up with Ohio football star Maurice Clarett (you HAVE to hear his story) and his charitable foundation The Comeback Project, and I’ve pledged a million dollars in free houses over the next ten years. Together, we’re going to give away free houses to families in need.

And it all starts on Saturday, June 21st at http://housegiveaway.org/.

Here’s The Free House We’re Giving Away

Just a couple of weeks ago, we started work on this house. Doesn’t look like much, does it? Well you might see a house that has seen better days – things look a little crooked and rough-‘round-the-edges as they say.

Not much to look at right now. But just wait…

But when I look at, I can’t help but see the smiling faces of a family in need – a family that has faced difficult times lately and is in desperate need of a helping hand; a hand-up (not a hand-out); a big change to put them on the right track.

Since this picture was taken, we’ve been doing a lot of work to place. I’ve had my team working around the clock to gut it…

It’s ain’t pretty but we’re making progress!

Now fast-forward a couple of days. Look at where we are now! There’s drywall on the walls and we’re putting down flooring.

The DM is gettin’ things done!

As we get closer to the date, I just got this picture…

What a difference from the earlier picture!!!

I can’t wait. I’m literally grinning ear-to-ear as I write this. This place is gonna look sweet.

But what’s gonna look even sweeter is the look on the faces of the people whose lives we’re changing with this house.
And this is only the beginning.

As I’ve said, this is house #1 of the houses I’ve pledged to Maurice Clarett and The Comeback Project. There will be more to come.

You Can See What The House Looks Like And Participate

There are some really cool ways that you can participate.

You can donate or become a sponsor of the event, and you can find out more information at http://housegiveaway.org.

But even if you can’t make a financial contribution, you can participate by watching the event as we stream it live on June 21st.

Here’s what I need you to do: Bookmark http://housegiveaway.org right now. Then, on June 21st, go to http://housegiveaway.org to see what the house looks like now and to watch lives change from the comfort of your home.

Your friend and mentor,

Mark Evans DM,DN

PS, The first time I did this, it was life changing for me. And I heard from other people – those who donated and those who watched it online, that it changed them deeply as well. I dare you to risk being changed by this event; I dare you to set aside time on June 21st to watch this event stream live at http://housegiveaway.org and see if you don’t end up changed too.