Workshop Update | Week 24 – June 13–June 16

This week, Response delivered 15 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 734 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“I haven’t slept since we started due to excitement!” —Cynthia M.

“I learned so much!” —Jacqueline S.

“Fantastic training!”—Odessa H.

Workshop Update | Week 23 – June 6–June 9

This week, Response delivered 14 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 813 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“One of the best informational programs for real estate!” —Melanie L.

“Very helpful event!” —Eve F.

“Fantastic class.”—Arlington L.

Workshop Update | Week 22 – May 30–June 2

This week, Response delivered 16 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 908 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“The speaker was passionate and the mentor answered all of my questions.” —Serrano P.

“Phenomenal!” —Marc C.

“I had such a great time.”—Salvador M.

Workshop Update | Week 21 – May 23–May 26

This week, Response delivered 13 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 462 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Pleasurable and informative.” —Archie E.

“Very pleased with all the knowledge and information provided.” —Mariaelena A.

“Great training! So glad to be a part of Response.”—Gerardo A.

Workshop Update | Week 20 – May 16–May 19

This week, Response delivered 14 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 806 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“I would highly recommend it to anyone.” —Nathan H.

“Overall great!” —Jose B.

“Training was valuable.”—Kasuma G.

Workshop Update | Week 19 – May 9–May 11

This week, Response delivered 15 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 544 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Mind blown.” —Paul N.

“Loved every second!” —Mariela M.

“Great teaching.”—Zalo D.

Workshop Update | Week 18 – May 2–May 5

This week, Response delivered 13 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 630 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Blew me out of the water!” —Vanessa A.

“Fantastic opportunity!” —Keitha C.

“Tons of valuable information.”—Brian L.

Workshop Update | Week 17 – Apr 25–Apr 28

This week, Response delivered 15 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 729 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Great experience!” —Robert G.

“Very nice.” —Marva D.

“This three day workshop was more than I expected!”—Emmanuel V.

Workshop Update | Week 16 – Apr 18–Apr 20

Workshop Update | Week 16 – Apr 18–Apr 20

This week, Response delivered 11 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 682 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Received a lot of important information for my personal use as well as professional.” —Rosa L.

“The instruction on real estate was more than I hoped for.” —Lacy S.

“This event fully exceeded my expectations and blew my mind!”—Ryan D.

Workshop Update | Week 15 – Apr 11–Apr 14

Workshop Update | Week 15 – Apr 11–Apr 14

This week, Response delivered 15 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 563 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“I just love, love, love the knowledge that I gained from this workshop.” —Juliette S.

Great class. Thank you!” —Mary R.

“Awesome!”—Alex P.

Shout out from Matt Walton, here in Lindon, for another great Real Estate Deal Lab!

Shout out from Matt Walton, here in Lindon, for another great Real Estate Deal Lab!

Shout out from Matt Walton, here in Lindon, for another great Real Estate Deal Lab!

Your Key to the Future – Becoming Part of the Response Team

Your Key to the Future – Becoming Part of the Response Team

You may have been told from an early age that your future is up to you, and yes, that is true.  But the future can be an even brighter place when you learn the importance of teamwork and how Response provides keys for success.  Let’s start by focusing on two entities.  The first entity is you.  You are the captain of your own destiny.  The other entity is your backup team, and that is where Response can play such an important role.

To understand the importance of the relationship between yourself and Response, consider the account of Charles Plumb, a United States fighter pilot in Vietnam.  He had completed 75 combat missions by the time he was shot down.  Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands, where he spent six years in a Vietnamese prison.  After being released years later, a man come up to him and said, “You’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk.  You were shot down!”

Plumb was confused and asked how the man knew about that and the man replied, “I packed your parachute.”  Then he continued, “I guess it worked.”  Plumb assured him it had and said, “If your chute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Plumb thought a lot about the man who held the fate of someone he did not even know in his hands.  He kept pondering how many times he might have seen the guy and not even said anything because he was a fighter pilot and the stranger was a sailor.

In today’s real estate investment world, you are the pilot, but you have people you may not know who are supporting you and insuring that you have the ability to succeed.  They are in essence packing your parachute and they are the members of your Response Team.

Ask yourself why this teamwork is so important.  Andrew Carnegie was responsible for a major change in the industrial world of today.  He pointed out the reason why teamwork in business is such an important ingredient when he said, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.  It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”  A great team doesn’t happen by coincidence.  Instead, a well-functioning team requires work from all team members as well as open communication and a clear vision toward an achievable result.

In real estate this teamwork concept is extremely important for both short and long-term positive results.  There are five important reasons why teamwork with Response helps develop successful real estate entrepreneurs.

  1. It helps develop a single purpose. You truly are the driving force for your real estate success, but when you involve the Response team, you learn to focus on specific, achievable goals—and you have help!
  2. It helps develop multiple options. The Response Team backs you up with a complete library full of training, tools, and resources that allow you to choose multiple ways of achieving real estate success.
  3. It helps develop efficiency. There is no reason for you to learn from your mistakes alone.  The Response Team gives you the opportunity to learn from the mistakes and successes of others.  It is a way to shorten your path to success.
  4. It helps develop new learning opportunities. With the educational resources available to you as part of the Response Team, you can experience success in multiple ways.
  5. It helps develop overall success. This is your opportunity to become a successful real estate entrepreneur.

It’s critical that you involve Response and make your team as strong as possible.  As the leader of your team, you can insure that your personal team is as strong as possible by following five teamwork rules.

  • Focus on personal objectives. The Response Team is part of your team.  Your personal real estate objectives or goals are the overall objective.  Focus your efforts on those personal goals.
  • Visualize the role of both Response and yourself as equal participants. Don’t try and do everything yourself.  Take the time to see what you need to do and how Response can help you. Seeing it first in your mind will help insure that you succeed.
  • Open communication with Response. The Response Team is at your disposal.  Don’t be afraid to contact them when you have questions or need help.
  • Create achievable goals. The Response Team can help you achieve success, but you have to be clear what your goals are.  When you can describe those goals simply, then the other members of your team can help you achieve them.
  • Balance problems with successes. You will encounter problems and obstacles from time to time.  It is important to let your Response Team know what the problems are, but you should also let them know of your successes.

Here at Response, we firmly believe that real estate success can best be achieved with teamwork.  My goal, as the Director of Real Estate Education at Response, is to provide the tools and training necessary for real estate success.  Working together, we can unlock your future.

Workshop Update | Week 14 – Apr 4–Apr 7

Workshop Update | Week 14 – Apr 4–Apr 7

This week, Response delivered 12 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 734 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Changed my mindset on so many levels.” —Dominique D.

Amazing!” —Esther B.

“Very educational.”—Katherine B.

Workshop Update | Week 13 – Mar 30–Apr 1

Workshop Update | Week 13 – Mar 30–Apr 1

This week, Response delivered 13 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 806 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Great class and instructors.” —Lyndzi M.

Great workshop!” —Beverly L.

“Everything about this workshop was educational.”—Arsema A.

Workshop Update | Week 10 – Mar 9 – 10

Workshop Update | Week 10 – Mar 9 – 10

This week, Response delivered 12 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 801 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“This was a terrific workshop all weekend.” —Berwyn S.

“I can’t wait to get started. Thank you for the opportunity.” —Christy C.

Excellent learning experience.”—Edilberto D.

Workshop Update | Week 9 – Mar 2 – 4

Workshop Update | Week 9 – Mar 2 – 4

This week, Response delivered 13 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 856 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“It was the best thing I ever did.” —Carol M.

Awesome – so excited for the future!” —Darnetta S.

“The workshop was very educational.”—Dwight D.

Workshop Update | Week 8 – Feb 23 – 24

Workshop Update | Week 8 – Feb 23 – 24

This week, Response delivered 13 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 703 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Excellent workshop. The best!” —Angel M.

Very inspirational!” —Raquel E.

“This was an awesome class- so mind opening!”—Atiba T.

Workshop Update | Week 7 – Feb 16 – 17

Workshop Update | Week 7 – Feb 16 – 17

This week, Response delivered 15 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 753 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Awesome class!” —Beatrix W.

Amazing workshop!” —Noelle W.

“Let’s do this!”—Johan M.

Workshop Update | Week 6 – Feb 9 – 11

Workshop Update | Week 6 – Feb 9 – 11

This week, Response delivered 12 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 859 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Very, very informative! Thank you!” —Amy P.

“Can’t wait to start. Already recommended this to my cousin.” —Carmen J.

“The program was phenomenal!”—Monique B.

Workshop Update | Week 5 – Jan 31 – Feb 1

Workshop Update | Week 5 – Jan 31 – Feb 1

This week, Response delivered 12 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 626 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

Best class ever!” —Blanc L.

“Great workshop, I learned a lot.” —Melinda D.

“The best of the best.”—Ryan R.

Workshop Update | Week 4 – Jan 27

Workshop Update | Week 4 – Jan 27

This week, Response delivered 11 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 511 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Different, in a very good way.” —Deshawna W.

“I like the fact that they are very willing to help everyone out no matter their financial position.” —Carlos C.

Very good class.”—Patrick D.

Persistence is the Ultimate Key for Success

Persistence is the Ultimate Key for Success

What is the determining factor for success in business today?  Is there some secret certain entrepreneurs have learned that makes success a reality rather than a fantasy?  These questions have a  a one-word answer – persistence.

Zion National Park is less than three hours from my home, and I enjoy making the trip several times a year.  Together with several close friends, we hike the steep canyons where vertical cliffs of 1,500 to 2,000 feet in height tower above us.  On a recent excursion to this hiking paradise, I waded up through the Virgin River towards our ultimate goal called The Narrows.  I remarked to a close friend, “It’s amazing how such a small river can carve a canyon, thousands of feet deep through rock hard stone.”  I listened as my friend described the geological process unique to the Park.  When he finished, I added that it wasn’t power, but persistence that was responsible for the geological marvel.

As the Director of Real Estate Education at Response, I am acutely aware of the role that persistence plays in real estate investing.  Of course there are other elements in play such as education, training, experience, and hard work, but the ultimate key for success is persistence. Response has developed a vast library of training, tools, and resources that can provide the background necessary for success, but unless the individual understands the role of persistence, success will usually remain a fantasy.  Persistence is key.  Calvin Coolidge once stated, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not:  nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

None of us is perfect.  We all make mistakes.  Failures, large and small, are a fact of life.  How we react to those hard times will determine how our lives and our investments end up.  Persistence and determination will determine whether you succeed or fail.  One opportunity for persistence comes when real estate investors come face to face with the obstacle of criticism.  Friends, who usually have little or no experience, offer unwanted and wrong advice.  They say they want to help you avoid failure by pointing out how you made one mistake after another.  Perhaps they criticize your current investment plans. The truth is that there will often  be people who tell you that something won’t work, that you don’t have the abilities or talents, or that you just can’t do it.  Don’t listen to the naysayers.  Instead seek the advice of people who have the experience and knowledge to help you succeed.  And then, make the determination to hold steadfast to your goals and objectives despite setbacks.  When you develop the trait of persistence you can and will overcome these negative attacks.

How do you develop the ability to become more persistent?

  • 1 – Identify your objectives. What do you want to achieve? What are your short and long-term objectives?  Be realistic and concise.
  • 2 – Determine your motivation. Why have you established your goals?  Goals are great, but unless you have a burning desire to accomplish them, they can slip by and soon be forgotten.
  • 3 – Believe in yourself. Everything starts with a self-evaluation.  What are your strengths and talents?    Acknowledge your weaknesses and commit to finding help in overcoming them.  You must believe that you can overcome weaknesses, use your strengths, and actually achieve your goals.
  • 4 – Learn through education and experience. Once you determine where you need help, find experts who can guide you and point you towards the resources that will give you confidence to actually do something.  But education is not enough.  You must gain experience by following through.  Yes, you will make some mistakes, but use those mistakes as part of the learning process.
  • 5 – Outline and live by an action-plan. Your plan should be a roadmap full of micro-goals with which you can measure your progress.  Your personal action plan should be written out in simple terms which allow you to complete short and intermediate goals.
  • 6 – Commit to remain positive. A positive mindset is critical when you meet obstacles.  If you are surrounded by negative people, change your friends and associates.  You will never be better than your own attitude.  Remove every source of negativity in your life.
  • 7 – Develop personal discipline. Minimize stress from other parts of your life and commit to following your action-plan on a daily basis.  You can measure your success by the amount of time you are following your plan.  When you set a timetable, be realistic in what is required to accomplish the task.  Once you’re committed, follow through on your decisions.

Persistence will determine how and when you will complete your goals.  No truly successful person has ever found success in life without experiencing setbacks, obstacles, or even outright failures.  Success is the byproduct of learning from these mistakes and continuing on.

 

Workshop Update | Week 2 – Jan 10-11

Workshop Update | Week 2 – Jan 10-11

This week, Response delivered 11 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 503 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

This was phenomenal!” —Emmanuel W.

“I have learned so much more than I anticipated! So glad I came!” —Linda H.

“Mind blowing information presented. Can’t wait to get started.”—Tad M.

Workshop Update | Week 1 – Jan 4

Workshop Update | Week 1 – Jan 4

This week, Response delivered 14 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 732 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“One of the most informidable and fun seminars I’ve attended. ” —Skylar L.

“You guys are great and inspiring! Thank you for everything.” —T’kya H.

“This event was very eye opening, what a great experience. Thank you.”—Jennifer J.

Success Is Not Final and Failure Is Not Fatal

Success Is Not Final and Failure Is Not Fatal

My parents taught me from an early age that I could learn some of life’s greatest lessons from historical figures and how they reacted to personal challenges. World War II was known as The Great War in Great Britain and Winston Churchill offered some advice gleaned from his role as Prime Minister of England during the War. He said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” Perhaps the major challenge entrepreneurs face today is learning how to treat failure as a blessing instead of a curse.

As the Director of Real Estate Education at Response, I am acutely aware of the fear of failure that many real estate entrepreneurs face as they embark on a new venture. What is most important to remember is that failure is in fact the seed of success. It is a key element in helping us grow, and failure allows us the opportunity to evaluate our personal progress. If it is so helpful, why then, do we fear failure so much? Each of us has an ego. When we fail in any way, we experience shame of some kind. When we learn to overcome the “ego trip” associated with failure, we are well on our way towards eliminating or minimizing the fear of failure.

The first thing we need to realize is that failure is a natural part of the success process. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times in learning how to harness the power of the light bulb. Once he succeeded, he stated, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” If you are starting a career in real estate investing, you will find some things that don’t work immediately for you. Some people will call these things failures, but I see them as simple steps toward your ultimate success. Remember that Response has an extensive library of training, resources, and strategies that can help you on your way towards success.

Overcoming the fear of failure is a worthwhile goal, but it is also a difficult thing to accomplish when starting a new venture. I’ve found that there are some simple strategies to eliminate the fear of failure. Remember we are not going to eliminate all failure, but rather we are finding a way to dispel the fear associated with it.

  • Strategy 1 – Don’t focus on future failures. When you start thinking about future mistakes as permanent failures, you will do nothing. When this happens, you will regret having done nothing at all. If you spend your time thinking about the failure taking place, you will soon wallow in negativity.
  • Strategy 2 – Become a positive person. Think, act, and speak positive thoughts about your goals and objectives. When you encounter a setback or small failure, look for ways to turn the failure into a learning experience. Visualize yourself turning the experience into a great success.
  • Strategy 3 – Stay focused on your goal. Unless you are committed to achieving your goal, the natural tendency is to do nothing at all. When this happens, you often move away from your goal and put off correcting mistakes.
  • Strategy 4 – Trust your abilities. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake. None of us is perfect and mistakes are part of the process of achieving success. Trust your ability to learn from mistakes.
  • Strategy 5 – Build on past failures. Since we all experience failures, use them as building blocks for a successful future. Review past failures and analyze how to correct the mistakes. Don’t, however, spend time thinking about how the failure made your life worse. You must stay positive when doing any evaluation of past failures.

Yes, failure hurts, and as human beings we spend time trying to avoid failures of all kinds. However, failure can be life’s greatest teacher when we adopt the attitude of Arnold Palmer who said, “The road to success is always under construction.” It is up to you to decide whether your future is one filled with hope and achievement or despair and inaction. Success is not final and failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.

Workshop Update | Week 1

Workshop Update | Week 1

This week, Response delivered 5 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 326 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

 

“Very informative!” —Carla S.

This is life-changing.” —Wendle S.

“No regrets, best investment of my life.”—Miguel T.  

Workshop Update | Week 50

  Workshop Update | Week 50

This week, Response delivered 15 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 593 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

 

Fabulous event! Can’t wait to get started.” —Marty B.

“I had a wonderful three days. The staff was very professional and my eyes have been opened financially.” —Gift C.

“Very good, informative, inspiring and motivating. .”—Amechi O.

 

Workshop Update | Week 49

Workshop Update | Week 49

Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Amazing class! I am very excited to start investing and learning more.” —Garrett J.

“Great training! Information was valuable and presented in an easy to understand format.” —Cristina Bolis.

“I’ve learned so much in such a small time. I plan to get additional training so I can excel at it and change my life.”—Mark M.

Workshop Update | Week 48

Workshop Update | Week 48

This week, Response delivered 4 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 198 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“I would recommend the seminar to everyone. I learned more information about real estate than I even thought possible.” —Joyce G.

“Very informative and enjoyed the class.” —Sasha S.

“I am hard to impress but I would recommend this course to anyone looking to learn real estate investing.”—Anthony K.

Real Estate Deal Lab | Week 46

Real Estate Deal Lab | Week 46

On November 15th through the 17th, Response hosted its Real Estate Deal Lab. They had over 145 students attend the advanced Real Estate training event. Students also had the privilege of meeting and hearing from Bud Lethbridge, an asset protection and investment strategist. It was a great event with very high customer satisfaction ratings. Here’s what a few customers shared about their overall experience:

“The materials and education presented was amazing and beyond my expectations.” Abdirazak O – MA

“The Affordable Housing and Negotiation training was excellent.” Michael T – WA

“So much information to learn that the general public is aware of. So blessed to have been a part of this.” Jason L. – FL

“Quality of speakers and trainers. They are all professional RE investors.” Virginie J – FL

Workshop Update | Week 45

Workshop Update | Week 45

This week, Response delivered 12 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 542 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Great information and tools was on the cutting edge of real estate.” —Kathy G.

“I always wanted to invest in real estate. This is clearly a structured path to success with many options.” —Charles S.

“The most professional training I have ever received.”—Mark M.

Workshop Update | Week 44

Workshop Update | Week 44

This week, Response delivered 13 Real Estate and Stock workshops. Our overall customer experience score, for all surveys received, was a 5 out of 5. We saw over 759 students. Here is what some students shared about their experience:

“Awesome presentation and the staff was exceptional. Great job!” —Mitchell V.

“Great information. Very educational to open up your mind to all the different aspects of real estate.” —Csantecia W.

“It was the best money I’ve ever spent. The knowledge was invaluable!”—Louise L.