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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!
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
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
“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge
you to join the ranks of those people who live
what they teach, who walk their talk.”
— Tony Robbins: Self-help speaker and author
It is actually coincidence that two quotes in a row are from Tony Robbins. Possibly because I believe this year, specifically this holiday season, you need encouragement and inspiration. What is holding you back from living life as a masterpiece? If you need to, stop for a few minutes and write down those obstacles. Then turn the paper over and write down all you are thankful for and the opportunities you’ve taken advantage of this year. Is the obstacle list longer than the thankful and opportunity side? If you answered yes, continue to Google positive thoughts and ideas and allow all that is good to penetrate your thoughts on a daily, and then on an hourly basis. It is crucial that your inner self talk is positive. Be diligent and never ceasing until you have mastered this vital skill. It can be the difference between a replica and a masterpiece!
Life is precious and life is short. Yeah, yeah, you heard it all before. I mean it, stop and take a look around. More than ever this year, each and every one of us must stop and evaluate how we got where we are today – good or bad place – and be thankful. I challenge you to see beyond yourself and your circumstance of today and see the people in your life, your neighborhood, and your city. They have unmet needs, lack motivation, and feel discouraged. Our attitude is a choice. Choose thankfulness and gratitude today and then share it with someone you encounter, preferably a stranger. . . It’s more rewarding – they won’t think you are buttering them up for something!
Creating your masterpiece life isn’t something you do in a day or a month. It’s the chipping away of what doesn’t match up with your vision. Do what you say and say what you mean and you will wake up one day and realize you are living the dream you worked for every day, through every choice. Now go encourage someone else, even if all you can squeeze out is a smile!
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“How am I going to live today in order to
create the tomorrow I’m committed to?”
- Tony Robbins: Self-help speaker and author
What do you think of when you read that quote? Often it is easy for us to merely “get through” each day if we allow these immediate troubles to affect our choices. While it is important to address what is happening around you, it is also important to keep perspective and remember where you are headed. Relationships are messy. Friends and family can pull at us to accommodate their agenda. We all make choices for the good of not only ourselves, but those around us. A husband checks with a wife before making a major purchase, a friend needs help moving, your kids need a ride to practice. These are all good things, integrated into our life’s plan and goals, and called relationship building.
But at what point have you ventured off the track of relationship building and diverted straight towards following everyone’s path . . . neglecting your own? There are no excuses, only choices we each make that lead us to where we are. If you are not where you expected to be two years ago, what are you doing about it? Are you blaming the economy, your past employer, your spouse, someone or some other event? As life changes, so do we, like it or not. Take a few minutes and look at where you are today and where you want to go. What is standing between those two points? We cannot control others, but we can control our actions and reactions to the events unfolding in our environment.
Each time you have a decision in front of you, pause and think before reacting with a response. Take a look at your options and consciously choose that which will move you closer to where you want to be. It’s ok to say no from time to time. It’s also realistic to know that there are times when you must choose what takes you farther away from your goal, but you see that it does, and the next choice puts you back in forward motion. Share a comment about one of your goals and what you are doing to achieve it.
We are looking forward to having guests from around the country join us in Spokane, WA this weekend as they follow through on their decision to learn directly from Lee Arnold! Lee will be taking a bus full of entrepreneurial minded people on a tour to view a number of houses on the foreclosure list. He will teach them how to evaluate data, contact Realtors or homeowners, and how to put a deal together, benefiting the homeowner and themselves, in their business.
Did you miss your opportunity to attend The Home Buying Tour? Start planning now for a March trip to San Diego, CA to attend the next Home Buying Tour or call 800-558-6092 to be added to our email list for more details! You can also post a comment below and we will make sure you get information sent to you!
“It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one’s uses.”
~ Sarah Orne Jewett – 1849-1909, Author
What better way to be useful than to get involved. Community service and other volunteer organizations are where most people begin when they feel it’s “time to get involved” and be useful. I agree. However, I also agree there is no better place to start than right where you are. Can you say with all certainty that you are fully applying yourself in all your endeavors? Entrepreneurs are often idea people who stretch themselves thin with numerous ideas taking form. It’s wise to continually evaluate these ideas, knowing that only a few will bring success. As I’ve shared before, failure is part of the success process.
Where are your skills and talents most useful to others and your upward mobility? If you can’t answer that, stop and do it immediately. You can filter where you put in the majority of your efforts and where you choose to bring in other talented hands achieving what makes them most useful. Are you seeing a pattern here? Being useful is not about “doing something”, it’s about doing specific tasks that bring benefit to yourself and others. It’s often this simple idea of doing what you do best, that is easily forgotten when your life gets moving fast.
Real estate investing has many areas where you can apply your expertise. Coming up November 12-15th, Lee Arnold is calling you to Spokane, WA where you can put your talents to work and open your mind to learning from a man who knows where he is most useful to his family and community. He doesn’t open this opportunity up often, and he provides you with leads, transportation and education. You end the weekend understanding the process of gathering data and evaluating which deal is worthy. Want more?
Home Buyers Tour in Spokane, WA
Don’t Delay, This is a Hands On Opportunity!
Before coaching or exerting any effort as a leader, ask yourself these three questions: 1.) Who am I trying to convince? 2.) What do I want them to do? 3.) Why do I want them to do it?
~ Linda Byars Swindling
That statement applies to any area of your life. Leadership is not inclusive to ‘the office’ or your profession. Think about it. Who am I trying to convince? A teenager, neighbor, spouse, or even, yes, you! Leadership is a character trait that needs developing when you choose to step out as an entrepreneur. Let’s go back to question number one. Who is your target audience? It’s important to define who you want to reach and adjust your leadership language accordingly. Each of the examples given has a different relationship with you and therefore, you must know the language to capture their attention. Think about the similarities rather than the differences, if you are leading a large group of people.
Question two is the call to action. You may have a great idea or product, but if you don’t tell them what you want them to do, you may lose them. No matter how obvious the action you require, buy, watch, listen, etc., you must directly communicate exactly what it is you want them to do. Question three is the qualifier of why you want the action to those you are addressing. Remember question one? How are you meeting their need or resolving their pain? Communicating through stories and examples that create a picture in the listeners mind are effective with any group.
To excel in life and build wealth, leadership development must be a continual part of your assent. Whether you are just beginning to look at what makes a leader or you currently lead others, leaders stay connected with other leaders. Lee Arnold’s Las Vegas WealthShop was overflowing with leaders exhibiting leadership character and extremely successful! Those in attendance are fired up and know the importance of being together, in person, to inspire, support and learn from one another. There is only ONE MORE opportunity to learn from Lee Arnold’s leaders this year. November 12-15 in Spokane, WA is the Home Buyers Tour. If you haven’t heard about it yet, keep reading this week or