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Inner Game

Do You Want Success?… I Mean, REALLY Want It? (Viewer Discretion Advised)

jordanFrom Patrick Riddle…  Hey, have you ever bought a real estate course and not gotten the results you wanted?

If so, this message may rub you the wrong way...but it's something you need to hear. Whether it pisses you off or inspires you to new action, I invite your feedback.

Ok, here goes...

I'm sick and tired of the finger pointing, blaming, and complaining that I hear from people who haven't seen the success they desire in real estate and life yet.

There is no product, course, training program, webinar, system, guru, coaching program, pill, magic bullet, or anything that will "make" you successful.

Anything in life that's worthwhile requires hard work. There is simply no way around this.

Though many of the things that I and my fellow advisers teach you are simple when you get down to it, it certainly doesn't mean they're easy.

Here’s a fact: I've worked my a** off for everything in my life.

Do you want success?... I mean, do you really want it?

Okay then...

responsibilityYou have to hustle. You must be persistent. You have to be relentless. You had better stop complaining and blaming. You have to confront the inevitable obstacle with resolve. You gotta get over your fears and take massive action!

You should STOP saying "It doesn't work"...because the most probably reality is that you didn't work it (alright, we both know there are courses and programs out there that suck...but the way I look at it, I've learned something from every single educational thing I've ever studied).

You should never buy a course if you're mindset is, "Well, if I don't get the results, I'll just return it."

Why?  Because this is a great recipe for failure.  (It’s true, I actually found it in Rachael Ray's new cookbook.)

Ingredients for Failure Soup…

  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions, parsley and cilantro
  • 4 cups of blaming your real estate course and the world around you for your lack of results

Directions: Mix all ingredients in pot, stir well over low heat, and let it simmer for months – or even years.

growingConsider THIS...

If most people approached learning how to walk the same way they approach real estate investing, they'd be crawling around on their knees their entire life, cursing the minority of walkers saying they just got lucky and that they're success was circumstantial.

As a child, you haven't accepted the failure mindset and attitude. When you fall down, you don't blame the ground, or your shoes, or whoever tried to teach you how to walk...


... and that, my friend, is when you find moments of success. With practice, those moments become habits and those habits become YOU.

Here's the ONLY thing you can count on...

You will experience hardship. You will experience disappointment. But the difference between someone who succeeds and someone who fails miserably is simply this...

How do you respond to hardship and disappointment?

Now For Some Good News

What drives a boat?  The wake or the motor?

Sadly for most people, the wake drives the boat. In other words, the past dictates your every thought and action.

Be honest with yourself: Have you been letting the past dictate your present? Is that really the way you want to live your life?


It doesn't matter what you've done or not done. It doesn't matter where you're at right now. Heck, not that long ago, my entire business came crashing down on me.... Almost every bad thing that can happen in real estate did...from foreclosure to lawsuits, judgments, you name it!

Did I sit around and cry about it?

Actually, yeah, I did...for a few minutes. Then I got off my butt, resolved to learn from the experience, reformulated a plan, and took action.

Look, I don’t care what anyone has told you that you “can't” do. I'm here to tell you, you can do anything you set your mind to.

Too many people think success is all about tactics and systems that do everything for you. Sorry to break this to you...but nothing will ever guarantee your success...unless you do.

I repeat...


Are you with me?


Do It To It! Immediate Action Steps

Any of this slap you square between the eyes? Good. Then do this:

Stop – Stop complaining and blaming the products, courses, training programs, webinars, systems, gurus, and coaching programs you’ve been through for your lack of success.

Start – Start taking responsibility for yourself. Own your circumstances at all times. After all, so-and-so may have achieved more and made it far further than you, with a fraction of the resources you have and in much worse circumstances.

Stop – Stop buying courses with the “maybe this is my magic bullet” mindset, or deciding that if it doesn’t work, you’ll just throw in the towel and return it. Shame on you.

Start – Start learning how to hustle…to be persistent…to be relentless.

Stop – Stop saying, "It doesn't work"...because the most probable reality is that you didn't work it.

Start – Start confronting the inevitable obstacles you’ll face with resolve.

Stop – Stop eating that bowl of “failure soup” you’ve let simmer for so long. Dump it out, and make yourself a heaping helping of fierce determination and “Nothing can stop me”.

Start – Start believing the reality that, no matter what challenges you’ve been through, no matter how tough you’ve had it, or how many times you’ve fallen down, you can do this. YOU CAN DO THIS.

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