I spent Friday and Saturday with a group of fellow Entrepreneurs brainstorming about how we can continue to help others achieve their goals while expanding our businesses.
It was truly life changing for so many reasons. There were so many amazing topics, but I wanted to at least share a few of them with you.
I am typing on my lap top while sitting on my bed and I am reflecting back on what was discussed.
The subject line of this email is “Are you lucky or a fool” because it was a phrase I brought up that nearly every other entrepreneur understood and had the same experience.
You see in middle school I sold bubble gum. In high school I sold firewood by the cord. Right out of high school I fixed wrecked cars and sold them for a profit.
Then, not that much after – before the age of 20 – I knocked on enough doors to finally get in my first real estate deal. Now there is an entire story on how that all happened being broke and no education. But that is for another day.
Then after a great run of success starting from nothing I decided I wanted to try
sharing my story and my strategies on TV. Boy, did I bomb at first and had no clue what I was doing. But obviously I stuck with it 😉
Ok why did I share that and what am I getting at?
Well at every level of trying something new; from bubble gum to firewood, from Cars to Real Estate, from Real Estate to books and TV. If I tried something new and failed, like I did many times – friends and even family would say I was foolish for trying something
outside the normal –
And even worse – if I tried something outside what others would think is the “norm” and succeeded then I was just lucky. Sound
Here is what I realized today brainstorming with 15 other very successful entrepreneurs (Who most, if not all started with nothing) is
that every one of them faced the same exact situations.
Who is making you feel like a fool? Who in your life thinks that trying something new,
outside the box can’t work for you? Who is stealing your dreams? Identify them and create a smart barrier that protects your dreams.
Here is what I know. Others get uncomfortable with you trying for success if they are not ready to make a move on their own. So it is easier for them to keep you where you are then for them to move.
I share this with you because even with all the real estate knowledge in the world, if you don’t have faith in yourself, or you let popular opinion get you off track you will never be able to reach your full potential. And you deserve to look in the mirror and see the best you.
Be strong, be brave, be all you can be. So if the people around you start calling you a fool or lucky. Take it as a compliment – you are on your
I thought it was important that I share that with you.
Have a wonderful week!
Real Estate Expert
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P.S. There were some amazing people in that group. One invited guests to listen in because she is looking to try and help people on a monster scale was Paula Abdul. You may know her from American Idol or as a singer from the 80’s. But I got to meet the real person who is an over achiever, who worked her tail off and overcame a boatload of naysayers in her life.
I just want you to know I have been lucky enough to meet people like Paula, Richard Branson the Billionaire, Michael Jordan, Joel Osteen, Bill Clinton and many others you would know. And guess what… None of them were born under a lucky star, none of them were without obstacles, failures, hardship and so many things that should have told them to give up. They were not fools, they were not lucky, they were determined and decided to go for it.. It’s your turn…