I sit here tonight in a hotel room in Minneapolis. No, I'm not on a vacation. I find myself tonight in realization of a dream. A dream that started in July 2009. I was up late watching an infomercial when that cute little Italian dude told me I could make a fortune investing in real estate. There was something undeniably real about him. I bought the books; I joined the Success Academy. I so remember the guy from the Success Academy using such lines as: "Maybe one day you will be in the infomercial." "Maybe one day, you will be the one who goes around the country teaching others." Ya right. I didn't care much, at that time, for the thought of being in an infomercial. I mean, how embarressing would that be if someone I knew saw me? LOL. I'm in the infomercial, and I couldn't be prouder. I didn't even know, during that early conversation, why this real estate thing I was considering would be a tax write off, as the guy was saying. "Cool, why is that?" I asked. "Because you are going to make this a business." he replied patiently. OOOOOh, this will be a business. Huh. That's how ignorant I was. How I ever pursuaded my husband to spend the money to join the Success Academy, I'll never know. I mean, we were really tight on cash. I guess beneath all his moaning, he did believe in me, even then.
Well, I did my deals, I got my refund. Yes, that check did clear the bank. I went on to do more deals. Then I took further education with Dean's group, the Insider Edge track. I threw my hat into the ring (videos into the ring actually) and was runner up in both Dean's Send me Away contest and PMI's contest. Dean sent my husband and I to the EDGE 2011 event. There we heard Ali Savafi present about his incredibly success in Cleveland OH. I came home with a fever to establish a power team in Cleveland and had goals that (for the first time) were real to me ("Sometimes motivation needs a spark" says Jim Rohn - I found that spark) I declared I would buy 10 houses the first year and 12 every year thereafter. Today I bought my 10th house. Can I get an "Amen"? 12 for next year seems too small a goal. I will establish remote teams in at least 3 more cities this year. At this year's EDGE, I got to be on stage with the alumni. Wow. Really. Wow.
Back to tonight. I've just made a cup of herbal tea. I'm sitting in this hotel room. Why? Because I am experiencing the absolutely most thrilling honor. I am now a teacher with PMI for Dean. I am here in Minneapolis doing a Boots on the Ground with Nate Armstrong. Do you hear me people?! I am here helping other people change their lives and save this country. I really know that we can all do this. I am so blessed to have this opportunity. I am thrilled to help steer others on this path. The feedback from the students has been overwhelming to me. I love this. I have come to my dream and am walking in it.
Thanks to that cute little Italian dude and my whole big beloved DG Fam.
Dream Big. Live Bigger. Give Back.
Blessings & Favor,
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13