Re: Full time Army Cadet, Part-time flipper - Posted by eric-fl
Posted by eric-fl on July 21, 2003 at 14:31:09:
CADET BURRELL - FRONT AND CENTERRRRRR!!! NOW SEE HERE, CADET!!! I, too, was once a testosterone-overloaded college cadet who was GOING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, HUUUUAAAHHH!!! And yet, my plans for world domination don’t seem to be panning out quite yet. Here is my suggestion: have a cup of decaf, and settle down. You will quickly find that the overbearing intensity of “Military Bearing” has little application or use in the civilian world. And you will have to deal with soft, lumpy civilians extensively in Real Estate. You would do well to heed Kristine’s advice below; read, learn, and then come back with an attitude of humility and display an eagerness to learn.
Recently, at my local REIA meeting, a (non-cadet) college student showed up and did just that. At the pitch session at the beginning of the meeting, he stood up and said he was pursuing a degree in architecture, and was looking for a mentor. He expressed that all he wanted was to shadow & learn. He indicated he was willing to pick up sandwiches, dry-cleaning, whatever it took for him to add value. Think he’ll have any takers? (I saw several people hand him business cards afterwards).
Where you go from here is up to you. Your attitude and approach will be a big part of what getting what you want out of life.