Day two of my 3 Day Training in Cleveland has just been phenomenal.  I woke up feeling excited.  I was determined that today was gonna be awesome.  And it was.

We started out with a Q&A session.  These are always interesting.  I never know what I’m going to encounter in these sessions, and occasionally I get stumped.  But not today.  I was on point.  Quickfire responses to some new and difficult questions.

Then I had Jordan, my Social Media Director, come up and give a short presentation on why social media is important.  That was a slam dunk.  He’s been doing things and building a following in ways I couldn’t imagine.  If you’re not using social media, you’re missing out on over a billion people that you could reach.

I plowed through Asset Protection.  This is an extremely important part of Real Estate Investment, and unfortunately it gets overlooked.  But if you aren’t familiar with this kind of protection, you could really lose your shirt.

And then came the Role Play.  This is one of my favorite times at these training events.  There are few things that will stick quite as well as learning hands on.  Once you’ve been in the middle of a situation where you have to think on your feet, you’ll want to come up with go-to answers for multiple scenarios.  And watching my students really go all in with these scenarios is fantastic.  It lets me know that they understand what they need to do, and that they’re gonna go all in.

But like every person, I have my limitations.  Its difficult to be pulled by a large number of people for hours on end.  But I had to rally.  There was another reason why I was excited to travel to Cleveland.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For those that don’t know, I’m an avid guitar player.  I own several guitars and amps, and I play regularly.  In the 80’s, I was in a band called Street Legal.  C’mon, you know that’s an awesome name.

After the last session, I hopped in a cab and made my way downtown.  I was ready to see some awesome rock memorabilia, but I found something I wasn’t expecting.

Cleveland is a city that was hit hard after the last bubble burst.  But this is a city on the rise.  Everywhere I looked, I saw buildings being renovated, new attractions and architecture being constructed, and a thriving downtown area with a unique vibe down each street.  This a city that won’t quit.

This inspired me.  Looking at a city that decided, despite the circumstances, to not only soldier on, but to thrive.  If people are taking the initiative here, you have no excuse.  Make the decision to succeed.  Make the decision to not give up.  Make the decision to achieve your goals, and don’t let your situation get in the way.  There is always an option for people who are willing to do the work.


Van Halen signatures
Van Halen signatures
Les Paul's The Block!
Les Paul’s The Block!
REO Speedwagon's guitars
REO Speedwagon’s guitars
Alex Van Halen's kit!
Alex Van Halen’s kit!
John Lennon's Epiphone Casino
John Lennon’s Epiphone Casino
John Entwhistle's bass and outfit
John Entwhistle’s bass and outfit
Pete Townshend's LP and HiWatt stack
Pete Townshend’s LP and HiWatt stack
Kurt Cobain's Strat
Kurt Cobain’s Strat
Jeff Beck's Tele
Jeff Beck’s Tele
Rick James' Rickenbacker
Rick James’ Rickenbacker
Elvis Presley's custom Harley trike
Elvis Presley’s custom Harley trike

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