The Illusion of Rejection: Why Your Fears are Bogus and How to Get Over It

The Illusion of Rejection: Why Your Fears are Bogus and How to Get Over It I may not be very popular for the following statement, but that isn’t my goal anyway, my goal is to improve lives. I don’t believe your fear of rejection holds much validity. I get questions about how to deal with rejection more than I should. And it’s not the questions I don’t like; it’s the fact that adults are asking them and struggling with the notion as if rejection is personal. Please don’t take offense. It’s not just a few people; ...

By |2020-01-27T21:20:39+00:00April 6th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth, Wealth|

How Following Up Can Change Your Business

What is the best practice you've implemented when investing in real estate? All of our answers may vary, but I would argue that one overarching discipline sets successful investors apart from hobby-level investors: your follow-up routine. We all know that it cost more to gain new clients than it does to maintain the ones you have. A lot of people send out mail, for instance, and that's great! It's an often untapped way to get your foot in the door with potential buyers and sellers. According to a recent USPS study, 98% of consumers bring in ...

By |2020-01-27T21:26:24+00:00March 28th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Getting Started, Personal Growth|

Vital Skills

What are the vital skills for real estate investing? They may not be what you think... Bill Gates was once asked, “If you could have any one superpower, what would it be and why?” His answer? “Being able to read super fast.” Of all the things he could have said, he chose to answer the superfluous question by addressing his reading ability. Why? Because he understands the principle we’re going to discuss today; the principle that each time you add a skill to your roster, you double your chances for success. The more skills you acquire, ...

By |2020-01-27T21:42:39+00:00March 10th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Getting Started, Personal Growth|

Planning Your Project

Planning Your Project With each passing day, your loan costs you a little more. Don’t get discouraged...get organized! The best way to assure that you’re maximizing your profits on any given project is to make sure you’re maximizing your time. Well, okay. The BEST way is to buy the property at the right price--we make money when we BUY, after all, and we realize that money when we sell. But I digress…Time is money, but unlike money, you can’t get your time back. TIME IS UN-REFUNDABLE. USE IT WITH INTENTION. Even the experienced investor may need ...

How to Shred Through 200,000+ Phone Numbers

How to Shred Through 200,000+ Phone Numbers Getting through 200,000 phone numbers is doable. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say it’s easy. Now, like most things, you can tear through these phone numbers one of two ways; the long, hard, trial-and-error way on your own or you can do it the tried-and-true way by learning from someone who has consistently done it…in 20 seconds… Impossible? Who thinks a phone book is durable? Could you run over it with your car without causing too much harm? Could you wedge it between a door and ...

By |2020-01-27T22:25:01+00:00February 9th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth, Uncategorized|

Closing Like a Pro

Good Sales People Aren’t Born, They’re Trained. “But I’m not a salesperson,” you say. “I don’t need to close sales because real estate investing doesn’t require sales. That’s why I have an agent who sells the houses for me!” Excuse me while I take a sip of my coffee to suppress my chuckling. You could be the best in your area at marketing and creating leads. You could have all the distressed houses at your fingertips. But unless you can get the seller to sign, you’re out a whole lot of work while someone else snags ...

By |2020-01-27T22:34:03+00:00January 31st, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Getting Started, Personal Growth, Wealth|

Achieving Your Goals; a Supplemental Guide

We’ve been talking about goals a lot lately and for good reason. If you need a refresher on what S.M.A.R.T. Goals are and how to use them to get what you want, CLICK HERE. If you attended the Lee Arnold CEO Fireside chat this last Monday, January 8th, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Kudos, too, for all the ambitious goals you committed to in the comments. If you gave us those goals, we WILL follow up with you! …

By |2020-01-27T22:57:44+00:00January 10th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Getting Started, Personal Growth|

S.M.A.R.T. Goals in 2018

It's that time of year again...say it with me, "New Year's resolution time!" I love New Year's resolutions. It's the annual time where we collectively look at what we want out of life for the upcoming calendar year and challenge ourselves to make new things happen. Sometimes the resolution is to do that one thing you've been procrastinating on, and you're ready just to get it done. Whatever your reason behind setting the new resolution, chances are, you've gotten there because your intent and actions haven't met up in the past. So, you resolve to commit. ...

By |2020-01-27T23:26:15+00:00December 30th, 2017|Getting Started, Personal Growth|

The Reduction of the Ridiculous

Did you know that you could own a beautiful home worth $500,000 for the change you might find under the seat of your car?! Now, before you get up in arms about me making unrealistic, outlandish financial claims, let me explain: If you purchase a house for $500,000 with 20% down at a 3.78% interest rate for 30 years, you're going to pay $1,859.28 a month on your mortgage. Take $1,859.28 and divide it by the days in a month: 1,859.28/30=61.97 Now, divide by the hours in a day: 61.97/24=2.58 Finally, by the seconds in an ...

By |2020-01-28T23:38:23+00:00November 17th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth|

S.W.O.T. Analysis

Last week over on my Lee Arnold Blog, I wrote about 5 of the best qualities of a CEO. Today, I'd like to do a deep dive into what it takes to get you there. There are so many traits a good CEO must have. But, how can you understand and pile on a bunch of positive attributes if you don't know where you currently are and how you can improve? You need to start with the basics; a baseline of self-discovery to build upon or trying to stack traits could feel like throwing wet noodles ...

By |2020-01-29T03:38:52+00:00June 29th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth|