Energizing Success: A Comprehensive Approach for Multifamily Investors

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In the fast-paced world of multifamily real estate investment, the key to success extends beyond efficient time management. It's about understanding and harnessing the different dimensions of energy—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. As a multifamily investor, the ability to navigate the complex landscape of property management and financial strategy requires a holistic approach to energy management. In this blog post, we will explore the critical role of energy in your journey towards multifamily investment success.

The Energy Landscape:

The common narrative in the investment world often revolves around optimizing time. However, in the video above, Faisal Ensaun, CHPC, highlighted the significance of energy in achieving one's goals. As a multifamily investor juggling various responsibilities such as property management, financial analysis, and market trends, your ability to excel is intricately tied to how well you manage your energy on all fronts.

Four Pillars of Energy:

Understanding and optimizing your energy involves a nuanced exploration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Let's break down these pillars and examine their relevance to multifamily investors:

1. Physical Energy:
- Efficient property management demands physical well-being.
- Ensure adequate rest, nutrition, and overall self-care to sustain high-performance levels.

2. Mental Energy:
- Sharpen your analytical skills and focus on effective problem-solving.
- Clear mental clutter by organizing your tasks and maintaining an environment conducive to strategic thinking.

3. Emotional Energy:
- Acknowledge and leverage your emotions positively.
- Be aware of emotional triggers and channel them toward your investment goals.

4. Spiritual Energy:
- Establish a clear sense of purpose in your multifamily investment journey.
- Connect with your investments on a deeper level, whether through a strong vision or a commitment to community development.

High Achievers and Emotions:

Many successful investors are driven by emotions, often rooted in personal experiences or challenges. As a multifamily investor, understanding your emotional motivations can propel you forward. However, it's essential to strike a balance, ensuring that your emotional drive aligns with a sustainable, long-term vision for your investments.

Alignment with Purpose:

Aligning your actions with a sense of purpose is a game-changer for multifamily investors. Whether your purpose stems from a personal philosophy, societal impact, or financial success, connecting with a deeper meaning can provide the stamina needed to weather challenges and setbacks.

Balancing Trade-Offs:

Success in multifamily investing often requires trade-offs, but it's crucial to evaluate what you might be sacrificing in the process. Consider your mental health, relationships, and overall life satisfaction as essential components of your success metrics.

Consistent Checking-In:

Regular self-reflection and introspection are essential for multifamily investors. Check in on your focus, emotional state, and overall well-being. Consistent evaluations will help ensure that your actions align with your values and contribute to a fulfilling investment journey.


As a multifamily investor, mastering the art of energy management is the key to long-term success. Beyond the numerical metrics of property performance, understanding and optimizing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy will set you apart in a competitive market. By consistently checking in with yourself and aligning your actions with purpose, you pave the way for a prosperous and fulfilling multifamily investment journey. Energize your approach, and watch your success in multifamily real estate thrive.

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Faisal: [00:00:00] so our topic is energy. Energy is actually what we need to do. Most of what we're doing now. Most people, as I've shared this in today's topic before, when I sent the announcement, most people focus on time and time is an important measurement unit.

It's important. Way to kind of track what's happening in our life, but it can be very deceptive, especially if you're not good at it, especially if you have multiple things going on, especially if you are overwhelmed with all sorts of things with multiple businesses, different job, business, family, all sorts of things that are coming at you.

Time can be very elusive. Um, we still need to work on that. We'll have our session on productivity and how we use our time effectively. But the area that a lot of people miss is their energy. And this is where the difference comes comes in is that all of us have 24 hours. Um, and in a, in a day. In terms of how we measure time, but why is it that some people can get a lot more done [00:01:00] versus other people?

This is a question. I want you to ask yourself consistently personally as well. Why is it that somebody else who is in my position and my kind of business, they can get 10 times more done than I can. And I'm not even taking into account systems and delegation even excluding that I'm talking about how they leverage their own energy because, here's what ends up happening.

Leveraging and we're going to talk about it from multiple different angles. There will be, we'll be talking about physical energy, mental energy, emotional energy and spiritual energy. So those four categories, but just as a, as a baseline, and those are just ways of talking about it, but it's mixed together in our experience.

So as a baseline, when we're working, think about it. If you have three hours and you can't focus to save your life, you could have three hours, but you can't get. Anything done, you will be distracted. You don't have the mental stamina to focus or the habit [00:02:00] or the discipline to do it. So you don't have that mental energy to be able to be focused and sustain that focus.

You're going to have time to connect with your family, but you get overloaded, you don't have the emotional energy and you don't know how to leverage your emotions to connect. So it doesn't matter if you have time with your family, or with your team members or whoever you feel disconnected. You know, I could give you 10 other hours, but it would still be the same thing.

Think about the bigger projects that you're on. You could be on, have the best idea, the best project that you're working on. But if you cannot look at the long term and you can't think through it, you don't have the sense of purpose. You don't have the connection with that thing that you're doing, but it's a great idea, but you cannot sustain it because you don't have the spiritual energy, which connects to purpose.

And I'll explain how that will be. So you can't sustain it. You [00:03:00] might have you might have the tools to emotionally regulate yourself, but you didn't get enough sleep. You don't take care of yourself physically. Guess what? You'll feel drained. And even though you wanna do this thing, but you feel like you're dragging your body, you know how to meditate you, you know how to get your mind focused.

But guess what? You haven't been getting more than three hours of sleep or four hours of sleep, so your body does not want to cooperate. You're physically not taking care of yourself. Like I was just taking my vitamins. I know that every. If I don't take him for about a week, I start to see a difference in how my mind focuses.

I can clearly see it. Um, because I don't change anything else. And when I start to work through, okay, why, why can't I focus? Well, it's like, well, it has to be something to do with nutrition when I can't focus and everything else, every other variables in place. Now, in reality, all this stuff is all mixed together, but we're going to try to separate them and make sense of how it shows up now.

As a starting [00:04:00] point, if you are an ambitious person and, you know, ambitious people, and I'm going to draw, draw some diagrams as to how they show up and this is just for illustration purposes. So don't don't make it really like, Oh, this is exactly how it is. But I'm trying to simplify it across of what happened.

So most people who are ambitious, then we call them high achievers. They actually leverage their emotions, even though they might even say that they're not emotional. Here's what I mean. Um, a lot of people who are high achievers, they have some sort of pain inside and that pain could show up as, you know what I need to prove myself because everybody thought that I was this way or that way.

You know what I need to show the world that I'm capable of this or I was bullied. I need to show that I'm strong or I was this, I need to show that I'm strong. My parents never believed me. I better show them that I do this or this person didn't believe in me. I better show these people how I could do it.

There's some kind of, or I was not accepted. So I'm going to [00:05:00] do everything in my power to find these people. So I feel accepted in my life. And a lot of this is not conscious. Nobody thinks that it's just, they're driven by this pain. This pain of rejection, this pain of disconnection, this pain and they can sustain it for a long period of time.

So if you look at all four energy, so here's what it I'll start with what it what it looks like to me when I talk to people when they go from the stage of just feeling they're moving through pain to prove to themselves and to others versus when they become a little bit more aligned. and strategic and, and centered and grounded.

So I'll show what it appears to me when it becomes like this. So normally when you look at people who are very aspirational, who have a big vision in their life, they're not just driven by pain. That doesn't mean that they're not, they're not just driven by pain. They're driven by their sense of purpose.

They're driven by. Their connection to those around them. They're driven by the things that they have an interest in. They're [00:06:00] driven by the way that they take care of themselves. All that stuff. When you look at that, think of it this way. And this big circle represents their sense of purpose. Which I connect directly lead to spiritual energy and the reason why the reason why I connected to spiritual energy is because some people drive that sense of purpose from let's say if they they feel a sense of purpose from God is very dominant.

You hear that a lot of somebody is religious. They'll be like, you know what, this is my purpose on this earth to do this thing to contribute to these people. This is why I came to the search. I really feel connected. I really feel like God sent me to do this. That's a very dominant pattern that you see out in the world, and it's not even specific to one religion or another, and many religions, when you personally ask people, they're like, well, this is, this, my role here is to serve, to support others.

But it's not necessarily just with religious people. People who are secular, you hear a different different [00:07:00] way of looking at the same thing. They're driven by a big vision, a sense of like, like, I really need to do this. And they're intuitively connected to that. Now, I don't know if these people are actually I know, well, for example, let's take Alex Hormozi, somebody who's very famous in the business world.

He's not a religious person. In fact, he will say he's a nihilist, but he has a very strong sense of purpose. He wants to make one entrepreneur, and he will explain this in this way. He's like up until now, up until a few years ago, I was driven by my pain of being poor and feeling the need to prove myself, but now what has shifted for me is that I really, I have a big vision for creating this brand that makes entrepreneurship free.

And he's really driven by that. He loves that idea. Let's take Elon Musk. I don't know if he's religious or not, but he has a big vision around making human beings interplanetary species. It's really that's the biggest energy that he has. And if you listen to them, you will see this is very dominant. They will not, they will go through periods of their time where they're not taking care of [00:08:00] themselves mentally, physically, emotionally, but they're, they're so connected to that, that, for example, you know, Elon Musk will describe as like, I've slept in my, in my factories for months and years.

He will say that he's like he's not taking care of himself. He's just sleeping and waking up and working like how is that sustainable? It's sustainable because he has a strong sense of purpose. And this is the shift with human beings as we can override a lot of needs that we we have when we have a bigger When we have a desire to do something very strong.

This also shows up at other kind of leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. Every person who built an organization or an empire or anything like that, they had a big vision around what they needed to do, wanted to do so. Regardless of what the challenges were, they were able to override it. And this is very, as far as I understand, it is very unique to human beings, and it's usually connected to a sense of contribution.

Whether that turns into [00:09:00] negative or positive, that's a different story, but it's usually connected to how they get to create something for others or with others. And you see this as a dominant big energy. Now, within that, there are other energies. There's physical.

So there's, and this is why I've kind of within that frame, there's their physical energy, mental energy, emotional energy. Are they important? Of course, they are important once they like make their physicality better. They take care of themselves. They sleep better. They, they, they take better nutrition that improves their energy overall.

Once they can train themselves to focus better, not be distracted, clear their, environment externally and their mental clutter internally. Once they learn to deal with their own emotions and other people's emotions, guess what ends up happening. They start to create this, this power packed energy system that they can be very focused on their own vision, on [00:10:00] their own sense of purpose.

They, regardless of what they feel in the moment, they know how to regulate that. They can get themselves, force themselves to focus and be disciplined on the things that matter to them, and they can physically take care of themselves because their purpose calls for it. It's very different now. Here's how it shows up with high achievers.

High achievers. This kind of goes out of whack. This is what you see, that what I just described was high performers, but this is what you see. Emotional or physical and mental. But, or if you look at it another way, it could even be that that emotional,

emotional can override a sense of purpose. They might not even have a sense of purpose. It might be that they are emotional, and maybe [00:11:00] there is purpose, maybe there is physical, and maybe there is mental. The purpose shrinks in the process. And this is how most high achievers are, I think, very much emotionally driven.

They won't say that. They will say that, no, I'm very logical, I'm very strategic. But if you really look back, and this is what happens, and this is why I think Uh, trauma has a lot to do with it, but not the way most people think about it. Uh, trauma can actually, you can leverage trauma to move forward a lot, but the same trauma that's unhealed can propel you, can also be damaging.

So it's just force, it's just energy, whatever they've gone through. For most, for a lot of people, they will, if they've gone through something, they feel hindered by it. They feel disconnected, but for some reason with high achievers, they're able to leverage that trauma to move forward. They're able to use those emotions, whether it's pain or disconnection or fear.

Um, they will move forward really fast because they have [00:12:00] those, but then over time as they do this, they realize that they can also be very destructive because it's energy that burns through everything. So what they will do is they will sacrifice everything else around them to make sure that they, they meet that need to be, to, , to be enough, to be, to, to feel like they're doing enough, to feel like they, they're, they're successful.

And it shift the feeling. After a while, the numbers stop to make a difference as well for a while, for example, for business owners, like they will make a few million dollars. Then after a while, numbers don't mean anything. They will say that. Well, I like problem solving. That's true. But also there's a part of you that that's very driven to want to prove yourself one way or another.

And those who are honest, they will share this. Those who are not aware of it, they won't share it. But then, like I said, over time, if you become aligned, you start to notice that this emotional piece of you is affecting other things. negatively. It's affecting your, your sanity. It's affecting your sense [00:13:00] of peace.

It's affecting your relationship. You are driven by an emotion that is a force that you have no control over. It's burning through everything else around you like a forest fire. It's very powerful. But then when you get a little bit more aligned, when purpose comes into the picture,

then you start to think, okay, what do I care about? And that's, that's why I get a lot of achievers to go through this process of vision building. What do you actually care about? Is it because you're trying to prove yourself or is it this thing that matters to you that you're building? And even within that, there might be elements of that, but it doesn't matter.

It's in front of them. Now, this is the life that I'm building. Why are you building the site? What does it matter for you? Is it really true for you? Or is it because you're showing it to somebody else and in the process as they go through it, they start to shift and change in the way that they think so they start to look at it.

Okay, so if I'm aiming for 10 years down the road, I'm creating this. Is it just because this kind of gives me some kind of [00:14:00] fuel or and what is the impact of that on others around my family, my friends, my community, my team, my business, they start to think about these other aspects of it. Okay, so I'm driven by this.

But then how does this affect me? Do I actually see people? So for example, a lot of high achievers will have a very hard time creating empathy with others because they don't even have empathy with themselves. And we have mirror neurons in our mind that actually creates empathy. So if you don't see it in yourself, you will probably ignore it with other people too, even though you might see it, but your mind will ignore it because you don't even give yourself that break.

So, they generally are not really good leaders, they don't connect well with other people. They usually need somebody else in their businesses who do that part. For example, if I was giving Alex Hormozi, he says that his wife did a lot of that part. She, he was very driven by those emotions, but his wife taught him a lot about connection with other people in his business.

That's why she is the CEO. She [00:15:00] runs a lot of that stuff to this day. She does, because he says that. That's not his strong suit. And also in terms of, um, your your mental processes so you can leverage emotions, you can leverage purpose, whatever you can leverage, it's, it's your choice, but stepping back and looking at it.

Why am I creating all this? And how does my energy affect my day to day life? How, how do I show up? When am I distracted? If I'm distracted, then? Is it because I'm just distracted because of bad habits, or I'm running away from something? Usually when we're distracted, there are things we're running away from.

So we'll get ourselves busy with all sorts of things like social media and other things that doesn't actually move us towards what matters to us. On the physical side, if we're not taking care of ourselves, what is it that stops us from that? Because the normal process for human beings is that we will actually take care of our body.

That's the norm. The not norm, which has become the norm, is that we don't take care [00:16:00] of ourselves. So I want you to consider this in your life in terms of, um, where are you at? Which one is blown up more? Is it the emotions that you're not aware of, or you are aware of, or you're actually purposely leveraging it, or you're not even aware of it that you're driven by personally for you?

Are you aware of other people's emotions around you that affect you or not? Do you have a big vision? If you do, do you know why it matters to you? Is it just because? Your culture, your parents, your family give you that idea or have you done some work and you can be, you can agree with them. But have you done introspection work of that?

Do I feel aligned with this? Am I willing to dedicate the next 10, 15 years to this thing? And not get to a point where 15 years later, I'd be like, why did I do this to prove myself to some people to listen to some other expectations versus say, you know what, I did feel aligned with this path that my parents set up and it mattered to me or my [00:17:00] culture set out or society.

And that's good. That's great. But then if you do this ahead, you all you're, you have, you start to build another level of trust in yourself. You start to develop a thinking pattern that most people don't have, which is, uh, Carl Jung called it individual thinking pattern. Most people have a collective thinking pattern, which means that they do things because other people do them.

They do things because, and essentially a lot of businesses don't work out because they just copy each other. They don't use their own individual perspective and their own creative process. They don't because they don't even know what they want. They're just driven by whatever. And one I've gone through this process.

I've seen this over and over where high achievers will get to a point where they get plateaued at about a couple of six figure level in their business, and then they feel disconnected in their personal life. They're like, it has helped me to get to this point, but I feel like I cannot move forward past it.

And a lot of it is because they were driven by something that's not [00:18:00] working anymore, but sometimes it works. It goes beyond. And then or you start to notice that that those emotions are overriding a lot of other things. They cannot focus or we're learning more and more that emotions can have a long term effect on your physiology as well.

They start to develop all sorts of ailments that they don't know where it's coming from. They didn't deal with it. We have new fields like psycho neuro immunology that are coming up. You want to learn more about that? Get Dr. Gabor Mate's book on when the body says no. He lays out how emotional processes has an impact on your health, physical health, and on the people around you.

So, um, when you think about this is, and the whole purpose of this training is for you to notice, is it just time, or is it because when you sit down, you cannot focus, or when you sit down, you feel disconnected from what you're doing, or when you sit down, you feel guilty about somebody else that you're not there for, whether it's your kids or [00:19:00] family, sit down to do the work.

Or when you sit down, you're like, why am I doing this work? Why am I always busy doing what really matters to you? Do you ask yourself or when you look at yourself in the mirror, you're like, I don't want to be like this person. I think it was Steve Jobs that said that if you look at yourself in the mirror every day, and it's not the kind of person that you want to see, you better start changing.

When you look around you, because usually our life is a good reflection of how we are. When other people are feeling a certain way, what is the impact you're having on them, especially if you're the, if you're the one of the heads of the family or the head of the family? When you look at your relationship with your significant other, how are those emotions affecting you in your day to day life?

If they're not, and you know for sure that they're not, that's fine. That's great. But as far as I know, human beings get affected by all sorts of things. We are very good [00:20:00] at compartmentalizing certain things. And it's showing up in different parts of our life, but it doesn't mean they don't exist. Now. I also understand that people who are in this group, they're trying to create a life that's worth living.

That is more fulfilling that is more purposeful that they want to leave a trail. Of at least net positive outcome for their kids, for their family, for their team members, they want to build businesses that actually create value out in the world. If that is the life that you're creating, then those four pieces need to be taken care of your physical energy, mental, emotional and spiritual energy and really taking a note of each of them.

Like what's happening? What's checking in multiple times a day? How's my focus today or at the end of the day? How will, how do I react to the things that were happening around? Was I reactive or did I respond intentionally? How was I [00:21:00] responding to the people around you? Around me. Was I patient or impatient?

Was I kind or not so kind? And your questions we can ask ourselves. How, how focused was I on my work? Was I distracted? Did I give myself three hours and about half an hour of it? I actually worked the rest I didn't. How do I feel physically? Do I feel drained? Do I feel, um, like my body wants to shut down and I, and I don't know what to do because there are so many things happening, then that require you to step back from your life alert and look at maybe there needs to be another strategy and there.

And by the way, when you track all this stuff when I do it, when my clients usually we're doing something that has nothing to do with us, we're usually trying to do something for somebody else that we've made up in our mind. They don't even expect that from me. Whether it's for our family or other people, our strategy is broken, [00:22:00] and we don't have a strategy because we haven't actually thought about it.

And then looking at it from a purpose standpoint, does all this mean anything to me at a bigger level? Am I driven by a sense of purpose? Am I driven by my faith? Am I driven by the thing that I care about the most? Uh, or am I just doing this just because I think I'm going to get a bunch of money, which is fine.

I'll give you a lot of options. But when you get to that, what then? What have you traded off? With that. And are you willing to trade off certain things like your sanity, like your health while being like your relationships that will not be able you will not be able to recover no matter how much money you gain.

In the process. So, from, for me, my frame is that, have I checked into each of these pieces consistently, because when I do it, then I can step back and at least be confident, and then on the other side of it, be like, you know what, I did my best. I did all the checks. No matter what went wrong. I don't have any regrets [00:23:00] that that sense of peace, that sense of honesty.

If you can create that in your life, you will have you will have connection. You will have growth, even if you have trauma, even if you have all sorts of other things you made an effort in each area. I'll leave it at that.

Hope you all have an incredible week. We'll talk soon. Take care of y'all.


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