November 6, 2016

The Lesson That Pancakes Taught Me (And How It Relates To Flipping)

By AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

I’m 25 years old and today…

For the first time in my life… I successfully made pancakes.

I love pancakes.

The only other time I tried making pancakes was years ago.

And what happened?

I failed.

The pancakes ended up cooking on the front and back…

But the middle?

Completely raw.

Nothin’ but dough. Mushy in the middle.

So I gave up.

I gave up after one shot.

I was 16 years old.

So what happened was…

Since then… I never believed that I could make pancakes… (as funny and as weird as that sounds).

I just felt like…

I don’t know. Didn’t know what was preventing me.

It was a belief that I had… and I never tried it again.


The other day, my friend came over and made pancakes for the first time at my place.

And I ate them and they were amazing.

As I was watching her… it looked so easy.

Basically she said just add water, here’s what you do… etc.

So the next morning after I woke up, I strolled to my kitchen and…

You guessed it.

I tried to make pancakes.

I thought okay… well she made it yesterday… and I kinda saw… maybe I could pull it off too.


And I freakin did.


I basically did it and it was so easy and it worked.

I faced it, and I just took a shot at it.

And it was successful, and I had the best pancakes ever.


So… the lesson learned here…

Is that sometimes in life, there are certain that you might have limiting beliefs on… you know?

As lame or weird as that sounds… I couldn’t make pancakes. Or enjoy protein pancakes.

And I couldn’t do it for years.

But why?


Because of that one time I tried it, I failed at it, I believed that I could never do it again.

So I never did.

While I watched others around me doing it.


So finally, someone showed me.

I saw someone do it again and I made a decision I said you know what?

I’m just gonna try it again.

Did it.

It was successful.


So what’s your point, A.J.?

My point is… with a lot of things in life, you might try it alone.

You might try it on your own for the first time and you might fail.

Now… when you fail, understand that that’s normal.

That’s part of the process.

Failing is part of the process and is completely normal.

With that being said, often times either you try again…

Or you find somebody (like a mentor) or find someone who’s already doing it, watch them and take their lead… And then try it again.

You might even fail again.

Keep going at it.

The point is eventually…

You’ll make it.

You’ll succeed.

You’ll get it down.


Now making some serious bank flipping things can be the same thing for you.

At first you might fail…

At first you might have no idea of what you’re doing… You read some instructions on it, you try it… you fail miserably and either 2 things happen:


  • You give up and you walk away from it…. or
  • You keep at it and become a winner.


I didn’t face pancakes for 9 years.

Took me 9 years of self-limiting beliefs and self-doubt.

It was only until someone else came into the picture and I saw how easy it was.

And I saw that it was working.

And that’s actually when I went at it again. I had the confidence.


If you’ve ever tried flipping things for money and failed… or if you just don’t believe in yourself…

Know that that’s normal… that’s part of the process… and that’s ok.

But it’s NOT okay if you stop and let it stop you for the rest of your life.

Just imagine your life…

How good your life can be once you learn the skillset of flipping things for profits on your spare time.

Imagine a flow of money suddenly opening up in your life (and you are in complete control).

I mean…

Pancakes are good and all…

But having another income stream… is freakin’ epic if you ask me.

It might be a slight learning curve…

Expect failure and for it to be hard and different…

But eventually you’ll nail it.

And you’ll enjoy the benefits.

Whether you just want to make a couple hundred or thousand dollars to pay off credit card debts…

Or fund a vacation this year…

Or if you already work and you just want a second income stream… You know, you wanna make some money on the side, create a little side hustle…

That’s also possible.

What you do with the money you make once you learn how to flip things for profits — that’s completely up to you.

How MUCH you make once you learn what I teach — that’s completely up to you as well.

I started flipping things on the side outside of my full-time day job with only a couple hours per week… I was making $2,700/month (that’s over $30,000 in profits per year)…

And over $100,000 in sales.

And it all starts from that decision.

That decision to not give up and to keep moving forward with it.

And despite failures…

And limiting beliefs and self-doubt…

Keep at it.

If you’re having trouble…

Find somebody who’s already done it.

And have them mentor you or learn from them.

The smartest thing you can do is find somebody who’s already done it, and learn directly from them.

My Flipping Ninja Blueprint is just that.


If you’ve ever tried flipping things on your own…

Or maybe read a few articles on the Internet on how to do it…

But the results wouldn’t show (I mean you weren’t actually making money and numbers to show for it…)

Try it again.

Except this time.

Try it while you’re backed by somebody who’s done it.

And somebody who can teach you.


Get started here.


AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

Hey there, I'm AJ, also known as 'The Flipping Ninja'. My flipping journey has been transformative, allowing me to buy sleek cars, indulge in exotic vacations, and even purchase my first house at 24, which I turned into a passive income source. With over 3,000+ items flipped and sales surpassing $300k, it's not just about the numbers. It's about the freedom and empowerment flipping brings.

After years of experience, my mission is to share this life-changing skill. I believe flipping is a powerful side hustle for anyone, from college students to working professionals. Ready to transform your life with flipping? Let's embark on this journey together.

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