Monday, January 31, 2005

Quote by Napoleon Hill

"Action is the real measure of intelligence."

Sunday, January 30, 2005

It's all in a State of Mind

In 1957, Earl Nightingale recorded his classic record "The Strangest Secret". In that recording, Nightingale concluded that life's "strangest secret" is that “we become what we think about ”.

He emphasises that your subconscious doesn't judge or even question what you tell it; it merely accepts your thoughts as the truth. Think thoughts of defeat or failure and you're bound to feel discouraged. Continuous thoughts of worry, anxiety and fear are unhealthy and often manifest in the body as stress, panic attacks, depression and even illness.

Nightingale’s message reveals the incredible power of positive self-talk, belief and expectation. What you vividly imagine and hold in your subconscious mind begins to shape your reality. Your belief system not only defines your reality, but also your character and ultimately determines what happens to you.

Here is a wonderful poem that supports Nightingale's point.

If you think you are beaten, you are:
If you think you dare not, you won't
If you like to win, but don't think you can
It's almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
For out in the world you'll find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in a state of mind.

For many a game is lost,
Ere even a play is run,
And many a coward fails
Ere even his work begun.

Think big and your deeds will grow,
Think small and you'll fall behind;
Think that you CAN and you WILL;
It's all in a state of mind.

If you think you are out-classed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise;
You've got to be sure of yourself
before you can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the fellow who thinks he can.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Avoiding Pitfalls on the Road to Real Estate Riches

Simple Stuff Every Investor Needs to Know and Do

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Real Estate Investing—8 Big Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

By Dennis Henson
There are more new investors getting into the real estate market today than ever before. Most are unaware of the pitfalls that await them at every turn. But by learning to avoid the killer mistakes, your real estate investing business can become a very profitable endeavor.
"You don't tug on Superman's cape!" *

Here are eight really big mistakes that real estate investors should avoid.

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Monday, January 24, 2005

Quote by Jim Rohn

"Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.”

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Don't Quit

Author unknown

When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill
When funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit

Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out
So don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit

Friday, January 21, 2005

Friday, January 14, 2005

Real Estate Investor Training—Choosing a Coach and Mentor

By: Dennis Henson

Have you noticed that the sports teams and individuals that have the best winning records are the ones with the best coaches? If a professional team does not have a winning record who do they replace first? Of course it’s the Coach! Real estate investing is a business where just one mistake can cost you many thousands of dollars and for that reason alone the most important member of your investment team is your coach and mentor.

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Quote by Dennis Henson

"It is what you are doing that counts not what you are going to do."

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Winners Vs. Losers

When I was a young business man back in the mid seventies, part of my job was to call on high school sports programs. While waiting to see a coach in one of the more successful North Georgia high schools—I noticed a poem posted on the wall and it so impressed me that I copied it and kept it for future reference.

What great truths this great poem holds—not just for sports but for all aspects of our lives.

The Winner is always a part of the answer;
The Loser is always a part of the problem.

The Winner always has a program;
The Loser always has an excuse.

The Winner says, "Let me do it for you;
"The Loser says, "That's not my job."

The Winner sees an answer for every problem;
The Loser sees a problem in every answer.

The Winner says, "It may be difficult but it's possible;
"The Loser says, "It may be possible but it's too difficult."

Author Unknown

Friday, January 7, 2005

Real Estate Investing—12 Reasons to Use an 800 Number

By: Dennis Henson

There are many ways to market single family homes and I have more than forty of these ways in my arsenal. But the most productive marketing technique by far is the use of an 800 number.

Why is using an 800 number so powerful? Here are a dozen reasons…

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Thursday, January 6, 2005

Quote by BUDDHA

"The mind is everything. What you think, you become."

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Structuring Offers

Many times a real estate investor’s success in landing a great deal is determined by the way the deal is structured. In “The Art of War” Sun Tzu strategizes that “The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”

"Learning to properly structure your offers will not only give you the edge over your competitors but can literally make you wealthy. "

Dennis J. Henson

Saturday, January 1, 2005

47 Ways to Market Your Property

By Dennis Henson

In order to become a successful real estate investor there are certain skills that must be mastered. One of these skills is marketing. The following list is a great way to insure your marketing program is successful and make sure that your investment home does not sit empty and drain your bank account while you wait for a buyer.
Make an effort to do several of these action items each day until your investment home sales, rents, leases, or you are forced to move in.

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