Rise to the Summit

So what is the summit? Well, according to the dictionary, the summit is the “highest level or degree that can be attained”.

The Rise to the “Summit” in life and career is the ultimate goal for many people. If you are one that is looking to rise to the Summit in Real Estate Investing, Calendar yourself to join me in Northern Ca for the most powerful Real Estate Investing Training event you will ever have the chance to be a part of.  I just attended the Orlando Investor Summit and was in awe at the experience.  This is why I am honored the Gerald Rogers, The Founder of Investor Summit has allowed me to participate in putting together his event in for the West Coast Investor Summit – a powerful 3  day real estate and personal growth event on May 21,22 and 23rd.

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One of the concepts that I learned at the East Coast Investor Summit… is this: I’ve came to the realization that it’s not possible to maintain close relationships with everyone you meet. There simply isn’t enough time in the day.

I recently discovered some success concepts that a guy by the name of Dave Stech shared that I would like to share with you.

About Dave Stech: Dave held executive positions for 2 well-known Fortune 50 companies for over 20 years, has early-retired twice, is an active real estate investor (e.g. one of his team’s strengths is research & due diligence), and places taking care of his family at the top of his list of priorities.

I recently read an article written by Stewart Hsu where 3 of Dave’s insightful and inspiring ideas were shared.  These have already made a huge impact on my life since I began applying them. These are more than just words of wisdom; if you read with your heart, I think you’ll notice there’s some other “positive energy” or “spiritual rightness” to them — that applies not only to business, but to life.

Dave Stech Success Concept #1: Give First

If you have ever been to a networking event, 90% of the people typically go with the wrong idea in mind. They walk in asking themselves, “who can I meet that can help me?” Not that this is necessarily bad, but that there is a better way. Have you ever known someone that was a “taker”? Where they’re always trying to get something from you, whether it’s your ideas, money, or time? It can be draining, right? Don’t you prefer to hang out with “givers”, i.e. people who contribute ideas, energy and time? People who help you move towards your goals? Be like the kind of person you would prefer spending your time with.

John F Kennedy said it well, when he prompted the American public to “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” The same idea applies on the smaller, more immediate scale for each one of us, i.e. with those we interact with on a daily basis. This applies to whether it’s a family member, a business partner, or someone you’re meeting for the first time at a networking event.

Offer and take steps to add value first. Call it good manners, good karma, or “paying it forward” – whatever the label, it’s like magic, and better yet, it works.

Perhaps more importantly, it’s simply a better way to be. You’ll feel better for helping others. You’ll feel more positive, and with that positive feeling you’ll accomplish more. A potential indirect benefit I should mention is that someone might feel like they now “owe you a favor”. Though I caution you not to give only because you expect to receive from that person later on. This might seem a bit self-contradicting, but the more genuine and selfless your intention when you give, the more unexpected goodness, from unexpected sources, will come back to you.

Watch for part 2 of this blog sharing a common sense approach on how to choose for your business associates and the “power of 6”.

One thought on “Rise to the Summit

  1. I have always believed that you have to be willing to give in order to receive. It makes sense in every aspect of life.

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