In August, we had our Annual Insider Wealth Summit in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. As we did the year prior, we held a Charity Golf Tournament with the proceeds going to a charity of our choice. More »
Cogo Capital Helps Local Real Estate Investors and Housing Market We are very excited about the timing of this project said Lee Arnold, CEO of Cogo Capital. More »
5 Quotes from American Entrepreneurs
“Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience
isn’t that important. You can get both of these things.
What is important is ideas.”
- Harvey Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone
else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living
with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the
noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner
voice. And most important, have the courage to follow
your heart and intuition. They somehow already know
what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
- Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and Pixar
“Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
- Thomas Edison, founder of General Electric
“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to
something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor,
nor amount of money would deter me from giving the
best that there was in me. And I have done that ever
since, and I win by it.”
- Colonel Sanders, founder of KFC
“High expectations are the key to everything.”
- Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart
I’m going to talk about how the highest achievers in this world deal with failure and how you can allow your falls to set you forward toward success. In this series, I’m using the book, “Failing Forward” by John C. Maxwell to illustrate this lesson of humbly-derived success.
Achievers Have Realistic Expectations.
It’s easy to set the bar too high for yourself. You’ve set a goal, you’re feeling gung-ho about it, and you see the sky as the limit. However, while you were dreaming of the climb to success, you forgot to factor in the obstacles. When planning for a goal, you have to take into account the glitches, the fallbacks and eventual detours that will take place along the way. Even someone as talented as Michael Jordan was not picked for his high school basketball team. Had he allowed that one hiccup in his life deter him from his dream of basketball, the sport would never have experienced his sensational talent! We have to expect failure. We have to be ready for its arrival, and therefore be quick to figure out a way around it. You set the bar high, just know you may trip over it a few times before you finally clear it!
Achievers Focus on Their Strengths.
Achievers spend more time and energy on what they can do than what they can’t do. A long-distance runner does not focus on whether or not he/she is the fastest runner, but rather the runner with the most endurance. Understand your strengths and put them to good use. If you’re not a good public speaker, but an excellent writer, pour all your resources into your print materials. You can’t be good at everything, but you are exceptionally talented at some things and those things should become your crowning achievements. Stop muddling over your areas of mediocrity and start honing the skills that make you exceptional! You’ll be surprised where they take you!
Stop “One-Daying” Yourself to Death
Many people think about success as a future event. They say, “One day I’ll write the next best American Novel.” “One day I’m going to be a millionaire.” “One day I’m going to be famous.” “One day ________________.” You fill in the blank.
We all do it. We all have our “One day” goals or aspirations, but this “One Day” mentality projects our success sometime into the far-flung future. A large problem with living in the future is that you’re not experiencing a vibrant and fulfilling life right now. You’re not noticing the richness and knowledge that others have to offer you, nor the opportunities that continually crop up around you. If you want to achieve success, your “One Day” needs to begin today.
How do you know you’re living in the present? There are a few signals.
1. You feel revved up and ready to go. If you’re no longer projecting your success into the future, but rather on the “today,” then your energy and your focus is acute and centered.
2. You don’t experience fear or guilt. If you’re not focusing on the past, you can eliminate guilt and if you’re not thinking about the future, then you can eliminate fear. There is no room for fear and guilt in success!
3. You’ll be calm and focused. If you’re not fretting over past mistakes or fearing possible future challenges, then you can focus entirely on the tasks at hand.
4. You’re making headway for future goals. Living in the moment means that you’re ultimately planning for the future. Your actions have long-lasting effects on what happens in your future. Which leads us to…
5. Your choices take on a new sense of importance when you’re living in the present. Everything matters right now.
Living in the moment, focusing your energy on what is taking place today, and enjoying your present opportunities is empowering. It means living consciously and knowing how your thoughts and actions affect your life. So, regardless of what your “One Day” goal is, make sure you’re putting the steps into motion today to make it a reality.
We were on NBC! Check out Lee’s Sunday Interview
Lee just did a very revealing interview about the real challenge in today’s real estate market in regards to getting enough funding to be successful. It aired on Sunday, December 30th on NBC! And now you can watch it here: http://www.khq.com/category/150895/invest-northwest In this Hard-Hitting Interview, Lee Covers These Topics… – Over the years, we have found that the foremost motive for people to select a private lender over a bank is consumer dissatisfaction with traditional lending.
Many people are tired of the traditional banks’ lack of customer advocacy, as well as all of their hidden or unfair charges. Many real estate investors who walk through our doors find that banks are too rigid with their credit criteria. In this interview, Lee talks about how private lenders, like Secured Investment Corp and Private Money Exchange, are able to offer less stringent credit guidelines, while at the same time offering individual treatment and guidance through the loan process. – Access to financing is a critical issue for most real estate investors, however most lenders put limits on the amount they will lend an investor, regardless of credit history, property values, or track record.
Lee talks about how most Private Lenders are able to eliminate this challenge by offering limitless funds on great real estate transactions. Just go here to watch Lee’s NBC interview today: http://www.khq.com/category/150895/invest-northwest
Enjoy! Staff at Secured Investment Corp and Private Money Exchange
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Tonight, I’m going to cover this and the one MAGIC
INGREDIENT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO COMPETE
AND THRIVE IN ANY REAL ESTATE MARKET!
Join me for the CEO Fireside Tonight. If you missed it on
Monday, or need to hear the good news about real estate
again, then make sure you join us tonight, December 13th:
(IMPORTANT Note: Borrowers, Lenders and Private
Money Facilitators need to attend!).
It’s tonight, December 13th at:
5:30 p.m. PST
6:30 p.m. MST
7:30 p.m. CST
8:30 p.m. EST
access liquidity. With a qualifying deal, I can have the
funds in days and a completed deal in months. This
means we can acquire the deal-flow we need for our
investors, mortgage brokers, realtors, and construction-
related trades can access funding and keep their careers
alive.” -Michelle Gunn
Wow… what a great success story!
- Funding for both large and small loans amounts
- Longer term loans for rehab and cash flow deals
- No upfront fees to submit deals
- Cross-collateral or partnerships on higher LTV loans
- Financing on seller-carry hybrid deals
Cogo Capital Helps Local Real Estate Investors and Housing Market
Contact: Lenae Thornton
Phone: (800) 369-4237
Nov. 30, 2012 — Spokane, WA. — The press and public are invited to attend the Cogo Capital Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, December 6th, at its new office in Spokane located at 4610 N Division St., Suite #1. To celebrate our kick off, the grand opening will include wine and appetizers. The ribbon cutting will take place at 3:00 p.m. and the open house will take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the event that will show real estate investors and mortgage brokers how to get fast financing for residential and commercial investment deals!
The local opening of Cogo Capital is a culmination of real estate entrepreneur Lee Arnold’s vision to provide access to private money for real estate investors through local outlets across the nation.
“We are very excited about the timing of this project” said Lee Arnold, CEO of Cogo Capital. “Because banks aren’t touching this market, the only place to go, if you don’t have cash, is to private lenders. Cogo Capital expertly fills this niche in a very remarkable and unique way.”
“It is well known that real estate investors are the natural life-blood of any economy,” continued Arnold, “and we’re now giving them the financial boost they need to invest in the housing market.”
According to the National Association of Realtors, real estate investors’ contribution to the economy is huge—a 9.2 Billion Dollar impact to be exact. Last year alone investors purchased 1.23 million homes, a 64.5 percent increase over 749,000 in 2010. This year and next is projected to be even more.
Cogo Spokane is the first branch of its kind in this unique and revolutionizing niche of private money fulfillment. In the year 2013, the company is planning to expand and open eight more branches in strategic areas across the country.
About Cogo Capital
Cogo Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Secured Investment Corp, was launched as the nation’s premier private money lender. They provide an efficient and uniquely interactive method for obtaining capital for investors looking for funding for non-owner occupied residential and commercial investment deals. Cogo Capital is also an excellent alternative for investors who do not meet the stringent requirements and guidelines of conventional lenders.
Cogo Capital provides fast and creative financing solutions for today’s investor, making finding funding the easiest part of any real estate deal.
For more information, visit: www.cogocapital.com