What Kind of Gift Would Make a Real Estate Millionaire Happy?
UPDATE #2: Check out the announcement of the scholarship
UPDATE: We have received hundreds of applications and therefore are not accepting anymore at this time. This is something that we are going to continue to do in the future, so we will let you know when we are accepting applications again. Thank you!!
Okay Dean, this is a letter to you, and about you. It’s from all of us here in the office and the folks scattered elsewhere. We are posting it on DG.com so EVERYONE will get to read it.
Let’s reveal a private little truth about Dean...
Every November, those of us who love Dean and work closely with him, come up against a crazy conundrum. It starts early in the month and gets worse as the 20th approaches. Why you ask? Well, because the 20th of November is the anniversary of Dean’s first appearance.
No, not his first appearance on late night TV silly, I’m talking his first appearance on the planet.
You know… the event that for years to come is marked with party hats, balloons, those little roll out paper whistles, cake and ice cream - the whole birthday thingamajig. Well everything is easy when it comes to celebrating his B-day - - except for the GIFT part.
None of us can ever figure out what to get him!
In 2007 the arrival of his firstborn, Breana (right on Nov 20th) made him a daddy. (Pretty hard to beat that as a gift!) Last year, we overheard him talking about how he wanted to get a cool new cell phone, (which at the time was just being released to the public), so we all pooled our coins together, and Megan snuck down to the mobile store and bought him the phone. (You do realize that the most expensive way to buy a cell phone is straight from the store…with no yearly agreement right? So, we aren’t penny pinching here either).
Anyway, we did that and were pretty darn proud of ourselves.
We were sure we had FINALLY figured out a cool gift…
Nope. The whole thing went sour. Sure, when he unwrapped it he was excited, but it was short lived. Turns out, the “cool” phone was a pain in the “you know what” to use, and Dean is ALWAYS on the phone. So, he asked Megan to return it and for a while, there was a BIG FAT CREDIT towards his account – (unfortunately, their refund policy isn’t as hassle free as ours!)
So, this year we all decided to just bake him a bunch of cookies. We figured you can’t go wrong with cookies…but then RINA – that sweet, lovely, caring, brilliant investor with a heart of GOLD RINA, saved us all from slaving over a hot stove, (or in Megan’s case, slicing a slab of Pillsbury cookie dough) by suggesting we do something to celebrate Dean’s birthday that would bring a big smile to his face – AND do something that makes Dean the happiest…help an inspiring investor!
Rina suggested we create a scholarship, which would cover the tuition for one deserving student to go through Dean’s Success Academy Training. She even offered to donate a BIG FAT sum of money to start it, and a portion of every deal she does in the months and years to come, to make sure there was always tuition available for some deserving individual.
We have decided to call it- “Dean's SPIFF’s”
That stands for Students Pay It Forward Fund - Scholarship) - yes… we’re big on Acronyms and Acrostics here in the office. The whole idea behind it is to give the gift that never stops giving. Some of Dean's students have donated money to start the fund, and we’re coughing up our own dough to help. Rina’s idea is to use this money toward a free “Dean’s Academy” coaching program for someone that qualifies and needs it the most.
This will all start today, on Dean’s special day and hopefully continue long thereafter. Please watch the video blog below if you haven’t already. This will give you a better idea of what the scholarship is all about and how you can possibly benefit from it, plus a BIG surprise that you won’t want to miss (especially you Dean!) We have also put up a form to fill out for all of those that want to try and win the scholarship. We will gather all submissions and read through to find the person that seems to need/want it most and who will take full advantage of the opportunity. (The link to the submission form is right below the video).
Happy Birthday Dean!! You’re a real good egg, a top notch “boss” and we love you. You're not only special to us, but to everyone you have helped...and that numbers in the thousands baby!
We appreciate how generous and selfless all our "DG.com" community members are with one another. We will continue this program in an effort to help out as many hopeful investors as possible and continue to look for new ways to do so. We are open and anxious to hear any ideas you have for us in this endeavor. If you would like to contribute in some way you can contact us email@example.com