December is here and now is the time to get ready for 2013!

Wow, it’s been a helluva year. We’ve had some good things as well as bad. If you’re pleased President Obama was re-elected, that was a good.If your vote was for Mitt Romney, you might consider that a bad thing along with all of the other things that have undoubtedly taken place in your personal life — emotional ups and downs, etc.

Whatever happened you still have control over your life no matter who the President is if you choose to look at it like that.

Hurricane Sandy devastated areas across the country. Some places were just about blown off the map and others were not touched at all. This is how life is.

So now we speak about your real estate investing business. Where are you? Me? I am investing in myself. I have had a few deals that I lost. One I lost specifically because of Hurricane Sandy. The investors I found pulled out. So now that the hurricane has passed, I am still looking for buyers to close this particular deal. I am not giving up. I hope you don’t either. Like I said above, I am investing in myself with who I believe will be  a great coach for me to help me find my ideal clients and get my marketing plan together so I can work smarter and not harder. This will make it easier for me to reach my goals. I don’t know about you but I need guidance doing something I have never done before which is the desire to build my own successful business. I don’t know about you but I need help with that since I have been an employee all of my life. I don’t know how to be a business owner and all of the responsibilities that entails so I went to someone who can guide me. This is always money well spent.

Remember, the best investment you can make is in Yourself. December is the time to make that decision so you can hit the ground running in January 2013 and speed up your success.


Here are a few to check out:

I have gotten a little something from all of these wonderful coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs who want to help you get where you want to go.

Make the decision.The choice is Yours!

2013 is Our Year. Let’s make it Happen.

Do not Fear – Just Believe!





Real Estate Newbies Sorry for the Missed Posts

Boy have I missed my computer. I’m at the library with only 20 minutes left and my goal is to make it as good a post as I can. I’m still working on getting my new computer. I didn’t realize how much I would miss having my computer. Great Lesson. I took having my own computer at home at my convenience for granted. Boy I won’t do that again. I’m really missing my baby. I’m searching right now for a new one but it’s taking some time. Trying to make sure I will have all off the stuff I need on the computer because it may have to last a minute. I will be making money because I’m signed up with Kadena and she will no doubt take me through that process. I have been been diligently working to learn how to crack that code – the money code that. Like I said I’m substitute teaching to fund my dream and it has been a great learning experience. I’ve learned that you have to go through the process first in order to see how to do it better. For example, I had a fourth grade class that their assignment was to find a story and look at the list of choices given to them on the paper left by their teacher to complete the assignment: They had to either write an ad endorsing their chosen book or an invitation inviting others to read the book, etc. Well, at first I allowed the children to get up and pick a book then another teacher came to assist and suggested that we put the books on the table already – great idea. So the next class I just took the books and papers and put them on each table thus saving 10 minutes and told the children what was expected of them and I had a much better class because I saved them a lot of time and they got their assignment done much faster. That was a great aha moment for me because I realized that I had never actually completed a real estate deal and until I did I wouldn’t be able to see how to do it better the next time around. You have to be in it (actually doing it) to be able to see how to improve. I couldn’t see that before because I hadn’t gone through the process. Have You? If So, please share. If not, you know what you have to do.
Be Joyous Be Grateful Be Abundant

Real Estate Newbies; What is Your PLAN Part 2?

Wow, it’s been a minute and I apologize for the delay in getting a post in. My computer motherboard went bust, etc. etc. etc. and I’m working a job to fund my dream so I can put my coaching in place and I’ve been working. Until I get a new computer I have to go to the library to get on the computer. That sucks but it’s better than nothing. Anyway, I’ve got my plan in place. What about you? Check my last post but for a quick review.
P – Prepare
L – Lock in
A – Activate
N – Now

If you recall, I also referred to the new NutriSystem commmercial with Janet Jackson who clearly states that “You have a Plan and then you have to Get On It”.

So what’s your plan? I call my plan my Success Triangle:

On the bottom of my Success Triangle is Kadena Tate with her foundation for my success (coaching, mentoring). Then I will have Hotep of Hustle who is brilliant at his coaching, marketing, selling. And last but not least, Grant Leboff of Sales Therapy and now Sticky Marketing fame who will help me with my compelling marketing message. All three of them can help me and probably will shape it as I move forward but since it was when I read Grant’s book, Sales Therapy, that really help me realize that I could sell – my way. I know I will require his expert input.

Well, that’s my plan. What’s Yours?

Let’s have an Awesome 2012!
Be Joyous Be Grateful Be Abundant

The Year is at an end and what have you Accomplished?

Wow! It looks like another year will be gone in a few days. The question is What Have You Accomplished? I know most of us want to kick ourselves because we didn’t get the big check yet or we don’t have that first sale yet or we didn’t do something else that would otherwise look like success. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is OK. Why? Because you’re still here wanting to accomplish those things and you have not given up. Staying in the Process and not giving up is one of the hardest things to do especially if you are like myself — on this journey mostly alone. Yes, your family and friends wish you well but they are probably secretly wishing you would just let this “thing” go and stop wasting your time or if you’re not working a job they wish you would go and get a “real job” and stop wasting your time because you’re never going to {fill in the blank}. Well, that’s their problem. If they don’t believe in you it’s because they don’t believe in themselves and you cannot let other people’s lack of success become your own. So love them and let them think and believe whatever they choose to because you and me are here for the long haul. We are NOT giving up until we get the big check or make the first sale or accomplish whatever it is we set out to do because we are not quitters – we are WINNERS! and winners NEVER quit. We may get pissed off and frustrated and throw stuff or even shed some tears but that’s ok – we will get there. One Day at a time.

It’s not easy learning how to build a business. That’s why you need a mentor.

I know I need a mentor because it is very difficult attempting to reach the level of success that I want to reach by myself. How am I going to get there if I don’t know what the hell I’m doing? I need the assistance of someone who has achieved and is achieving what I want. I found some fabulous people that I am going to work with in 2012. Here’s my list:

Kadena Tate of I’ve worked with her previously and I love her.

Viki Irvin of She is the brand for Superwoman LifeStyle and a genius.

Grant Leboff Author of Sales Therapy. This is the first book on sales that I ever read that helped me to believe that I could sell the way I felt more comfortable, so I want to work with Grant one-on-one. How?

I am working a job and for the first time in my life I am going into the new year with clarity and a sense of purpose that I will make the best invest there is to make – an INVESTMENT IN MYSELF – by paying each of these fabulous individuals for their expertise in helping me become who I want to be – a successful business owner with clarity, purpose, vision and passion. These individuals are all going to help me get there and I can’t wait to continue on my journey in 2012. I hope you join me and share your comments, feedback and stories – they are all welcome and I wish you and your family Abundance, Prosperity Happiness, Love, Good Health and A Lot of Laughter going into 2012.

Peace & Bliss From My Family To Yours,

Mentors mean a quicker path to Your Success

I am so realizing this now in a big way. I want to be a successful Real Estate Investor/Agent and I am gaining much more clarity that a mentor is needed. No matter what you want to do, in order to achieve your success faster you need a mentor to speed your success. Implementation is not always easy but a mentor will take out the hard stuff and make it easier to succeed.

As I told you in my last post, I’ve picked my top three mentors -Vicki Irvin, Kadena Tate, Grant Leboff – who are yours?

Be Grateful Be Joyous Be Abundant

Real Estate Newbies Who are your Top Three?

Who are your top three mentors? Have you honed in on them as I mentioned in my last post? By now you should have three people who can help you get where you want to go and these three people can help you in different areas of your growth.
My top three are Kadena Tate, CEO of, Vicki Irvin, CEO of Superwoman Lifestyle,, and Grant Leboff author of Sales Therapy and his newest book, Sticky Marketing, Grant is one of my top three because when I read his book, Sales Therapy, I realized finally that I could sell and it was possible. I want at least one session with Grant to help me hone in on my three dimensional unique client prospective. Vicki Irvin, because of her connections and make it happen power. Kadena because of her unique abiility to tap into the individual and bring their particular qualities to the forefront of their individual life and business.

Who are your top Three?
Be Grateful Be Joyous Be Abundant

Real Estate Newbies where are you right now on Your Journey to Real Estate Investing Success?

Have you done your first deal yet? Still buying courses? Still reading books? Still doing the same ol’ thing? Then you are gonna get the same ol’ results. Remember, nothing happens until something moves. In this case, that something that moves has to be YOU. You have to move toward what you want. When I was at Vicki Irvin’s Extreme Womens Entrepreneur Event in July, I had the pleasure of listening to Jonathan Sprinkles. One of his sprinklisms is “Take that first Step” toward your dream. I’m paraphrasing a little bit but the jist of it is you have to move forward, do something different or nothing will happen.
What am I doing? I’m knocking on doors, making cold calls, and direct mailing. It is moving slow and can be frustrating but I’m not giving up. I’m moving in the right direction. I’m taking a step in the direction of my dreams and goals and I’m also going to find some cash flow to be able to invest in myself with great people like Vicki Irvin and Kadena Tate and Jonathan Sprinkles. I’m moving forward. I’m not as afraid as I was before and Experience IS the best teacher.
What are you doing?