Real Estate newbies, Have I told you my Story? All of it?

Well here it goes.
I initially went to South Jersey Professional School of Business in 2002 after I got laid off from the local hospital. Hindsight is always 20/20. I could have stayed at the hospital and let them find me a position but being me and thinking I know what I’m doing and everything would come easy, I decided to seek my fortune. I took the pre-licensure class and I didn’t like it that agents had to be paid through their brokers so I didn’t take the test.

Fast forward to 2009, I was working part-time at Royal Suites and a receptionist. I had my license since 2007. I transferred it in 2009 to Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore . I thought it would be easy. I didn’t think I would be so afraid. I didn’t know what it would really take to succeed and when I found out I did everything but that. I was petrified. I looked for everything else to do except the actual ACTIONS I was supposed to take — Talk to people and let them know what I do and how I can help on a daily basis therefore putting together a schedule– my first marketing plan. INSTEAD, I did other things– got business cards, started a blog or two. Everything except what would actually bring me paying clients– TALKING to people everyday.

Now we are in December 2012. I have come full circle in my thinking and understand I can’t create the successful business I desire without paying g my dues like everybody else. That means making plenty of mistakes, getting rejected repeatedly, feeling like a fool in front of family, friends and strangers, etc. All of that.Who wants to do that? Well, you better want to if you want to succeed in a successful business. After finding that out and coming to this realization, I am still here just invested in myself with a great coach and will be figuring out how to invest in more coaching because I get that part of it. It was the last piece of the puzzle for me.
Having your coach/mentor holding your feet to the fire for daily accountability is what is going to get me where I need to go. Now all I have to do is INVEST in myself.


To your self-investment (cheers)


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,

Real Estate Newbies Are You Searching for and Finding the Right Mentors, Coaches and Trainers?

I know I’ve been looking for quite some time. I have found the right person for me. The one who I want to work with to take me to the next level and help me get where I want to go. Kadena Tate-Simon. She is a phenomenal woman. She is President and CEO of e3woman International and she is awesome. She is the only one who told me that I have to find out what my strengths, talents and abilities are in order to put myself in the best position I can be in because once you know what your strengths, etc. are you have no competition. ¬†Wow! I was so blown away. And to confirm that I was listening to Rich Schefren who is the millionaire maker of the internet gurus, and he said the same thing. Bang! I had my confirmation and I knew I was on the right track. Rich Schefren is a genius when it comes to showing people how to build a business and what it takes to keep it successful. You can check him out at and Kadena Tate-Simon can be checked out at

If you haven’t found your mentor or coach yet, don’t worry just keep looking and don’t give up. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Well, that’s all for today. Happy February 1st and go help somebody today.

Be Joyous Be Grateful Be Abundant