|Real Estate Information|
I Would Give Anything To …
A couple days ago I was listening to a CD by one of the most successful speakers in the industry. He has been around for many years and is considered one of the greats. He is also considered to be somewhat off the beaten path. As much as he is admired and respected by many, he is judged by just as many. The segment I found most intriguing was one about how others often say to him, “I would give anything to be a successful speaker and author just like you.”
His response is, “No you wouldn’t. What you want is the end result, but you’re probably not willing to do what it takes to achieve the level of success I have achieved.” Arrogant Maybe. Harsh Perhaps. Truthful Most definitely.
Anyone who has achieved a relatively high level of success in their industry has probably had the same statement directed to them. “I would give anything to be a successful ________ just like you.”
Truth be told, achieving a level of success others will want to emulate is something most people are not willing to make the necessary sacrifices for. Sure, they want the end result, but are they willing to step out from the crowd and do what it takes to achieve their dream Are they willing to go through the inevitable ups and downs
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with some pretty incredible people. Folks who have achieved more than most could only dream of. Individuals who others will look at and think, “I would be willing to do anything to achieve that level of success.”
Sadly, that is about as far as many people get with their desire to accomplish what they want out of life. They talk about it, but don’t do what is necessary to achieve it. I’m not referring simply to monetary success. I am referring to contribution to community, personal success, physical success, or virtually anything that would signify a complete life.
In last month’s column I mentioned the book I am co-authoring. Why Be Different Success Secrets for Selling the Unsellable is a book about how one can set themselves apart from the competition in such a way that they literally become leaders in their industry. Much of the book will be based on interviews conducted with people from a variety of industries such as real estate, healthcare, accounting, hospitality and more. Being a leader doesn’t necessarily mean you are the biggest. It means that you are the one others look to when determining standards of success within an industry.
As I have been gathering information, what I find interesting is some of the similarities with the people we are featuring in the book. Each person has been through some incredible ups and downs on their road to success. Each has gone through experiences that would make someone else quickly throw in the towel. They didn’t let the roadblocks stop them; they just kept moving forward in order to reach their goals.
What I find most intriguing is their powerful belief in having a vision of what is possible. All are also very flexible in their approach to life. They knew what they wanted to achieve and if one thing didn’t work they tried something else. If that didn’t work, they tried yet something else. They kept at it until they achieved their goals. The words “no” and “can’t” are almost nonexistent in their vocabulary.
Also evident is their generosity to their community and their clients. Rather than putting a price tag on everything, they often make contributions without expecting anything in return. They do it because it makes others feel good and it is simply the right thing to do.
With each person, a love of what they are doing is essential. Although they work very hard, they have such an incredible passion for what they are doing that when the tough times hit, they are virtually unstoppable. People who are not incredibly passionate about what they are doing give up when they are presented with roadblocks to their success.
Don’t just be another person saying, “I’d do anything…” Keep your vision, your passion and jump over your roadblocks.
Copyright: © 2004 by Kathleen Gage
Publishing Guidelines: You may publish my article in your newsletter, on your web site, or in your print publication provided you include The resource box at the end. Notification would be appreciated but is not required.
Conditions Are Right For Buying The Higher Priced Home You’Ve Always Wanted
Higher interest rates and home prices in the past have kept home owners from purchasing larger homes.The current real estate market conditions, however, are encouraging for many home owners who want to “buy up” to higher priced homes with more to offer.
Rent Collections Via The Internet Theyre Not Far Awayllections Via The Internet Theyre Not Far Away
Since the first rental units were built there have been property managers, a profession which requires both real estate expertise as well as a keen understanding of the human psyche. Property managers not only collect the rent and undertake repairs, they are also the bridge between owners and tenants -- two groups often in conflict.
Scaling Down Almost Painlessly
Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder whos moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.
Killer Online Marketing Strategy Goes Offline
One of the greatest ways to generate new marketing strategies is to look for new ways to apply proven techniques.
Google, Yahoo!, Pandoras Box And The Lottery
In the fall of 1990, the musical group Snap had a monster number one hit record called, "Ive Got The Power."
Avoiding A Bad Investment Is Easier Than You Might Think
The good news is that the danger of getting stuck with a lemon of a house is one of the most easily avoided dangers in the whole universe of personal finance.Prospective homebuyers are protected in many ways, and they can further strengthen their defenses by taking a few simple, commonsensical precautionary steps.
Easing Your Way Into Homeownership: A Guide To Low Down Payment Mortgage Programs
There’s no question about it:Buying a first home is a big financial commitment.In most cases, a home is the largest single purchase an individual or family will make in a lifetime.However, because of the tax advantages afforded to homeowners, buying a home also can be one of the best financial decisions you’ll ever make.
How To Make Easy Money on the Internet -- But This Time Its Actually TRUE!
Why You Never Have To Pay Retail Prices For Anything - Ever Again
I step into my local mall, and into a leading top brand clothes store. I see a jumper I like and while feeling the soft material casually lift up the price tag - and I almost feint with disbelief. How much Thats more than I make in 2 days! I quickly stop caressing the fabric and head toward Big Als Unbranded Clothes Discount Centre for a sweater within my budget range which unfortunately will no doubt look as if it were knitted by my 5 year old Niece.
Four Tips For Getting More Mileage From Your Articles
It has become common knowledge that the smartest and most effective free method of advertising your business and services is to write and submit articles to the over 400,000 e-zines currently on the net.There are even several e-books written on the topic, including mine, that will help you take advantage of this effective technique.What do you do next after youve invested the hours necessary to research, write, proofread, edit and submit your article to thousands of e-zine publishers
A fickle stock market encourages good-humored mockery.
How to Sell Your E-book - or other information product - Through Quickie Seminars
Ive been selling my own self-published information products mainly e-books online for the past 3 years. Is it profitable Definitely.
Mortgage Prepayment Penalties - Just Say No
One of the most common terms found in a new home loan is a prepayment penalty. This type of penalty says that if the borrower pays off the loan early, commonly during the first five years of the loan, then the borrower will be responsible for paying an additional amount of money, typically about six months interest on 80% of the mortgage balance. Sub-prime market loans will typically carry prepayment penalties more than standard mortgage loans.
Can It Get Any More Digital
Everyone seems to be talking about digital photography because it’s fun, fast and less costly than we might think. It’s almost everywhere – in printed materials, in the news, and on the net. What makes digital photography a hit One, digital takes the fear out of photography because it lets us take as many pictures as we want. Two, we can see right away if we got our desired image and delete the pictures we don’t like. Three, we can upload and share those pictures with our loved ones using a computer or a mobile phone anytime, anywhere. Four, digital costs less because we don’t need films and we don’t pay developing fees. Lastly, almost all people such as doctors, scientists, fire fighters, police officers, insurance agents, and real estate agents use digital photography in their work everyday.
Perhaps you’d like to take advantage of today’s great real estate market in housing but feel a little intimidated by everything that’s involved.
Internet : A Medium or a Message
The State of the Net
How I Became a Hard Money Lender
Unlike other investors, my venture into real estate was a natural extension of my secondary business as the IP Ware software developer. However, opportunity and perseverance beget wealth, or at least a decent side income.
Comprehending a Credit Report
Obtaining a credit report is an excellent way to begin taking control of your financial future. Its recommended that you review your credit report once a year, not only to be aware of your standing with creditors but to also keep abreast of errors and fraud. However, once your report arrives you may have trouble making sense of it. How are you to read and understand a credit report
Guidelines For Choosing A Guru, Coach Or Mentor
The following tips are meant as a guide for those of you who wish to enter into a coaching or mentoring relationship with a Guru, Coach or Mentor.
Tax Assessment/Appraisal: How Do I Know What My Home is Worth
If you are in the home buying or selling market, it’s important to understand the difference between tax assessment and appraisal value. Concentrate on the appraisal value because this determines your asking price.
|home | site map|