Posted by Jim FL on April 13, 2002 at 24:59:00:
I was somewhat hesitant to respond to your post, but after some thought, I just had to.
Frankly, you do not know me.
YES, I’ve been where Daniel is, a few times in life.
I’ve also managed to get out of that position myself.
This business takes hard work, persistence, creativity, and the ability to achieve when the odds are stacked against you.
IF someone cannot be creative enough to come up with educational materials to learn this business, then how on earth are they EVER going to be able to be creative enough to get a deal signed.
You gave some good ideas.
I also think that Daniel, without intending to do this asked for someone to spoon feed them the steps to a deal.
There is just no way someone could do this for Daniel and leave them alone to complete more deals.
I am absolutely against the words, “I can’t”.
They should be stricken from our language, especially those of us in REI.
Just as a side note Lor, when I first started, I too had limited funds and said, "I can’t afford a course."
Ignorance is WAY more expensive than education in this business, or any other for that matter.
I read here for FREE, went to the library, bought a couple of CHEAP books from amazon.com and then used that material to complete a deal.
From that deal I bought my first batch of course materisl, outfitted my office, set up phone lines, and went to my first CRE convention in Dallas.
I WAS living paycheck to paycheck, and most times this did not even cover my expenses.
I was in debt to the hilt, and my financial future looked BLEEK to say the least.
Getting creative to learn REI helped me to continue to be creative to get deals.
So, No Lor, I was not being HARSH.
I was simply saying the things I wish someone would have said to me YEARS earlier.
Encouragement is what I thought it was.
A thick skin is also essential in this business.
How will you handle it the first time you make an offer to a seller and they respond with a negative attitude and call you names, or even take a swing at you?
Trust me here, what I said is not even CLOSE to the things someone in this business MUST endure.
Bottom line, whether you think you can, or think you cannot, you are right.
So, can you?
go get em and then come back here and tell us about your success.
We will celebrate with you.
And, should you TRY and NOT get a deal, we will encourage you and advise you, and help you evaluate things to see where you may have done better.
THAT is what this board is all about.
Have a nice day,