One of the great things about marketing and doing all of the different podcasts and videos and channel in different places is we give people plenty of opportunities to contact us. Whether it’s through an email, a text message, opting in, texting NOTES to 72000 or just going to the website and comment in there and liking something. I encourage everybody to check in with us. I encourage people to reach out, whether it’s on Facebook or YouTube or Instagram. I want to hear from you. When I hear from you, don’t be surprised when I’m talking to you, but I’m going to give you some sound advice. I’m going to give you something that you can use to expand your note, your real estate business, just help you with your marketing all in, all out to take it to the next level. I wanted to title this, There is No Shortcut to Success, because there is no shortcut. You have to put the hours in. There are no magic Willy Wonka lottery tickets. There is no lottery that you can go win the Powerball. There is none of that.
You have to put the work in first and foremost. It means putting in hours each day, putting in hours each week. Looking at what you’re doing on a regular basis and doing the most optimized thing that you can do. If I tell you to do something, if I give you the advice about doing something, it’s not to hurt you. It’s not to harm you. I’m only going to give you things that I would actually do myself or am doing myself or have done in the past. I get is phone calls all the time. People schedule phone calls. I love talking to Note Nation. I love talking to our members. The thing that I want you to know is I want to hear from you, whatever your experience is, the good, bad, long, new whatever. I had a great phone call with a guy who is working part-time as a real estate investor, works full-time in sales. Unfortunately, he had some of his money taken in a Ponzi scheme years ago. He’s a little snake there. He’s like, “I want to get started but I don’t have a lot of extra income.” I’m like, “That’s great. No problem.”
I told him, “This is not an overnight success.” You’re not going to make $1 million in the first 60 days. You’re not going to make $1 million in your first six months. You’re not going to be $1 million in your first year. If you want to make six figures, you can but you’ve got to put the work in. If you want to replace your income, if you want to replace what you’re making at your job right now, you have to set the time aside to do this.” I think we’ve all heard that to be an expert at something, you’ve got to spend 10,000 hours doing something. Look at it this way. If you only spent two hours a week and you did that one night a week, it’s 100 hours in a year. It would take you ten years to get to 1,000 and you’ll never get there. Unfortunately, a lot of people want to do their bare minimum to find success. Most people want to do the least I have to do and that’s unfortunately the wrong answer. The question is, “What do I need to do? What all can I do?”
One of the most profound quotes I’ve ever heard is I was attending a Traffic & Conversion Summit which is a huge marketing convention in San Diego. Daymond John, Shark Tank, Founder of Fubu was one of the guest speakers and he’s talking about how overnight success for him was eight years. Most of us want to have success happen overnight, but we’re not willing to put the work in and it never happens. It didn’t happen overnight with me, it didn’t happen overnight for anybody in the note business for the most part. Eddie Speed, Donna Bauer, Dave Van Horn, Troy Fullwood, some of the bigger names out there, it didn’t happen to us overnight. It happened to us because we put in the time, we put in the days, we put in the work doing the same thing over and over again. That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind. This business is a fun business, but you’re doing a lot of the same things over and over.