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A Few Recent Lessons

As I write this, I’m flying back from Los Angeles after speaking at a huge event. I shared the platform with Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump and a few other legends. There were over 30,000 people registered and paid to attend.

As I think back on the day, I can recall several lessons learned worth mentioning.

One lesson was taught by Tony Robbins, even though he didn’t know he was teaching it. It wasn’t a good lesson and I’m sure it won’t be in any of his new courses.

Tony took the stage as the first speaker of the two-day event. He started at 8:30 a.m. and was supposed to speak until 10:30. He finally finished at 11:40.

Here’s a man who is a hero to millions. They look up to him for motivation and solid advice. He’s worth millions, the women fall all over him, he travels with an entourage for protection and requires the whole area to himself backstage. He pretty much does what he wants and yet…

He Can’t Be Trusted To Get Off Stage On Time.

You may be saying what’s the big deal? He was only an hour and ten minutes late. After all, he’s Tony Robbins, a legend.

You wouldn’t feel that way if you were the promoter who spent several million dollars filling the room or one of the speakers who had their schedule backed up the whole day because one guy couldn’t be trusted.

Tony had absolutely no regard for the company who hired him or the people to speak after him or the audience who endured over three hours without a potty break. And if that’s not bad enough, he forgot to sell his seminar.

Imagine you being the promoter who put 10,000 people in a room and your lead off speaker forget to sell.

What’s the lesson here? You Should Never Get So Important Or So Rich You Lose Respect for Those Who Got You There.

Lesson 2

I was on stage for 90 minutes (finished right on time), showing about 5,000 people how I’m making so many millionaires.

When I finished, I walked off stage down the center aisle making my way to the back of the room where people were paying $1,997 to buy my Cash Flow Systems.

As soon as I hit the deck I was surrounded by people doing their best to get me to answer questions and talk to them about deals. There must have been at least a hundred of them, all talking at the same time, each fighting for my attention and expecting me to ignore all the rest and focus on them.

Several of them got down right irate and rude when they learned by my lack of instant response that my world didn’t revolve around them and they just weren’t all that important to me that moment. There was just no way could one guy answer their questions at the same time and anyone with common sense could see it. I’m good but I’m not that good.

The truth is, I was more concerned about the people at the back of the room who were handing in their credit cards and making a commitment to me and their success, not the scavengers trying to get something for nothing and getting pissed off when I couldn’t perform a miracle for them.

So here’s the lesson!

Take Care Of The People Who Take Care Of You And Whack The Rest At Lightening Speed
If you allow the blood suckers to drain you, there will be no energy left to devote to the people you should be working with, the ones who are committed, and not rendering lip service.

The world is full of time wasters who want a free ride. Something for nothing and who’ll get upset if they don’t get it. Who cares? Let ’em stomp off and pester someone else. Maybe Tony will work with them. I won’t.

Here’s the cold, hard reality as it applies to me. I get to choose who I work with. I make millionaires. Applicants to join my League of Extraordinary Real Estate Millionaires aren’t hard to find. They all pay a price in time, money and commitment to come aboard and I simply don’t have time for those who won’t.

You should have heard the response from at least twenty people who wanted me to partner with them on a deal right then and there when I told them I won’t partner with anyone who won’t get trained first. You’d think I called them a dirty name or something. One lady proceeded to tell me she was in commercial property for twenty years and felt she didn’t need any training first.

I said, “What does that mean you’ve been in commercial property for twenty years?”

She said, “I’m an agent and I sell commercial property.”

I asked, “How much of it have you bought?”

She said, “None.”

I said, “Let me get this straight. You’ve been watching all your clients get rich for twenty years, you’ve not bought one single property and you have the nerve to stand here and ask me to work with you after you’ve made it clear to me you won’t even spend two thousand measly dollars to get in my system? Your request is denied.”

I’m sure I’ll never see her again. At least I hope so. I guess some people just don’t appreciate my warm and fuzzy personality.

Just for the record, you’re required to attend a boot camp to partner with me so we can speak the same language and I know you’re committed. That can be Quick Start Real Estate School or Commercial Property. No exceptions, I don’t care how big or how good the deal is. Please don’t send any prospects until you qualify.

It’s not that I don’t want them, I made a promise to those who qualify and I intend to keep it.

Perhaps you can see why I can be a little grumpy when it comes to people who want a free ride.

Lesson 3

Why is it over 30,000 people attend a real estate expo and only a small percentage will do anything to continue their education? The opportunities are endless. Everyone there had the same choices. Most went home empty handed, some I’m sure were even upset because some speakers were asking for money.

As long as I’ve been training, I still sometimes have a hard time coming to grips with why some people wander aimlessly through life like a zombie never doing anything to go for the gusto.

Why even attend the expo? What did they expect to happen? Maybe getting within fifty yards of Donald Trump would transfer his wealth to them.

Bad News!

Standing on a chair and flopping around like a chicken with Tony Robbins won’t make you a plug nickel. Being in the same room with Robert Kiyosaki, Trump or even Ron LeGrand won’t make you rich. Wishing and hoping won’t cut it.

If you’re going to be rich…
You Must First Put Yourself In A Position To Do So.

You need more than a plan. More than a prayer. More than positive thinking. More than a millionaire mindset. More then excitement and enthusiasm. More than a seminar and tapes.

You Need A Vehicle You Can Shove Into Drive And Put The Pedal To The Metal.

That vehicle is real estate and I can honestly tell you I’ve seen it make countless people filthy, stinking rich and this year will be much better than the last.

Of course you need some training. It’d be nuts to try to get rich without it. But that’s the easy part. A few bucks and a few days will fix that. But training is useless without movement.

A Little Bit Of Movement Is Better Than A Boatload Of Meditation.

A little movement leads to a lot of movement. The hard part is starting. Once you do, the momentum builds and things fall in place. Most people never get started, if they do, all it takes is an unkind word from a broke, know it all moron to stop them. That attitude will ward off wealth like a vampire to garlic.

My friend, life’s short. I’m 65 and people are dying all around me. I’m not waiting for anyone or anything. When I check into the nursery home, I’m gonna own it free and clear. Get on board or get out of the way. I’m having the time of my life and I hope you can say the same.

To Your Quantum Leap,

Ron LeGrand

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52 Responses to A Few Recent Lessons

  1. CRES Mandujano says:

    another great lesson thank you RON

    • Matthew Hell says:

      Very well written words of wisdom from a person who has done everything in this industry. It’s nice to read this and take action on your goals and dreams and just make them real.

      This year, in 2013 its a time for change and getting things done.

      Cheers.

  2. Quentin/Kristina Freeman says:

    Thanks for your words of wisdom.
    Always a great motivator.

  3. James Noullet says:

    Wow what a great lesson!

  4. Mendy Hansen says:

    I enjoy reading your lessons and thank you for your continued encouragement..even some of it I didn’t know I needed!!

  5. Matthew Hamilton says:

    Well said Ron. You make a lot of sense. I totally agree with you about getting started is the hardest thing to do. I believe Action=Success!!!

    • Matthew Hell says:

      I saw Tony Robinson was mentioned in here too. I have listened to many of his CD’s and he is an incredible speaker. He wants to impress upon you to get things done and fulfill what you want to get done in life.

      Life is great.!

  6. Jeff Clayton says:

    True words. Taking action and getting things done rocks. Money spent for Ron’s training is money well spent.

  7. Wally Cook says:

    Amazing to see someone get so full of themselves. Thanks for the lessons!! Life is full of lessons it seems!!

  8. Roger Young says:

    Once you get started you must keep the momentum going. Don’t let any SOB say you can’t do it.

    Thanks for the great advice Ron!

  9. John Rogers says:

    Great statement – “Training is useless without movement.” That’s my biggest struggle. Thanks

  10. KJ Roberts says:

    like this

  11. Casandra Coleman says:

    Wow! This is encouraging I am in my fifties so this is encouraging for me.

  12. Todd Smith says:

    Wow, great words of wisdom! Thank you!

  13. Mitch Hell says:

    real good info!

  14. Staci Ross says:

    “A Little Bit Of Movement Is Better Than A Boatload Of Meditation.” Amen.

    I read recently that a person only retains 20% of what they learn by reading, but they retain 90% by doing.

  15. KJ Roberts says:

    Really good

  16. KJ Roberts says:

    Take Care Of The People Who Take Care Of You And Whack The Rest At Lightening Speed
    If you allow the blood suckers to drain you, there will be no energy left to devote to the people you should be working with, the ones who are committed, and not rendering lip service. This part is really good read more

  17. KJ Roberts says:

    This is just as good as the above whole article is terrific

    You should have heard the response from at least twenty people who wanted me to partner with them on a deal right then and there when I told them I won’t partner with anyone who won’t get trained first. You’d think I called them a dirty name or something. One lady proceeded to tell me she was in commercial property for twenty years and felt she didn’t need any training first.

  18. KJ Roberts says:

    As I write this, I’m flying back from Los Angeles after speaking at a huge event. I shared the platform with Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump and a few other legends. There were over 30,000 people registered and paid to attend.

  19. Arthur Hardy says:

    Warm and fuzzy personality is not quite how I would describe Ron but I take his point on how to use time with people

  20. Mary Stead says:

    Excellent and worth every minute it took to read it, and worth even more to take action, thank you Ron

  21. Matthew Hell says:

    Good point ron. I agree with you mary.

  22. Gary Proctor says:

    Awesome article! It all comes down to action. It’s better to take action and fail rather than no action at all. Ready…Fire…Aim!

  23. James Beutler says:

    Excellent. Thank you!
    Every now and then… I find myself being rude with a petty “customer” who, well, you know. Don’t get me wrong, I pride myself on service, integrity, and exceeding people’s expectations. The point is, I hope they’re pissed. I hope they tell all of their similarly-minded friends about their HORRIBLE experience with my company. This way, I’ve just saved myself the agony of ever dealing with those people as well!
    This can be a hard lesson for some, but ignore it at your own peril! Remember: EVERYTHING you do or do not do in business, and the way in which you do it, sets a precedent. What types of relationships do you want to attract and cultivate??

  24. Irene Webb says:

    WOW ! I love your saying Ron…
    You should never get so important or so Rich you lose Respect for those who got you there !!!
    Worth repeating and remembering, even when I listen to you Ron, you still talk like someone who’s here to help, it’s not all about you !! Amen

  25. Karri Lewis says:

    Tony Robbins does not surprise me at all. He is handsome and very charismatic, but for the life of me I still can’t figure out what he is selling, besides himself, LOL!

  26. Paul Brennan says:

    He Can’t Be Trusted To Get Off The Stage On Time!

  27. Paul Brennan says:

    He Give You Your Money’s Worth.

  28. Bryan Davis says:

    “When I check into the nursery home, I’m gonna own it free and clear.”

    That’s one of the most entertaining quotes I’ve heard so far! I used to be that scrapper, trying to get something going for nothing. Desperation and broke thinking has a heck of a dampening effect on your future vision.

  29. Brandon Dickman says:

    Thanks for the advice!!

  30. Carol Stapleton says:

    I do not know what people are thinking. Why would someone carry dead weight around and share the labors of your works. I hate to get call from wholesalers out of state who do not have a clue about our local market. Then I am too polite to just hang up. Way to go Ron.

  31. Michael Sebastiani says:

    Ron, your an inspiration ! Will be joining you very soon, with skin in the game.

  32. Ram Tovar says:

    Truly insightful. I’m going for the gusto!!

  33. Marcus Campbell says:

    Beautiful!

  34. Ijaz Mirza says:

    Good points

  35. Eddie McGay says:

    Hi Ron: Thank you for the insight and sage advice……thinking-praying-planning time is good & even necessary but nothing takes the place of action…. and focusing on only those people want to work with you………….Eddie McGay

  36. Roy Rains says:

    And Put The Pedal To The Metal: this song is playing in the back round as I read this “And Put The Pedal To The Metal( gap band)….what are the odds?

  37. Mike Della Rocca says:

    Great read & great advice! I like how you mentioned yourself in the story.

  38. Ken Breeze says:

    Great story and so true. I’ve been to many boot camps and seminars and realized quickly that the worst and hardest day is is the one after the seminar – you’re all alone and the hype and support is gone. All of it is nothing if one cannot muster the discipline, courage, energy and continues focus to do a little bit every day and not think the next seminar is going “to rub of some wealth” and solve ones problems. “The dream, the struggle, the victory”. There is a price to pay, as Ron said, in time, money and commitment. Most dream, many struggle, few are victorious. But when they are they really are victorious.

  39. Teresa Wilson says:

    Thanks for the story I can’t wait to see you and meet you live.

  40. Joseph C Bailey II says:

    Hi Ron,
    My name is Joe Bailey, i know you dont remember me. I went to the 1 day event last month in Raleigh, NC. Lynette closed three of my twelve leads I brought in. well thanks to your training. and yes i messed one up i went to another seminar, haha. not really that was money wasted but i learned from it and got the contract signed yesterday 1/29/18. I thank God for sending you my way, when i close i stand to make $29,900.00 after close. I will be bringing more leads @ Raleigh Feb. for the four day event, i mean some pretty house deals with these hopefully i get a goose but if not i’ll settle for above $30K for a DP. thank you so much Ron LeGrand.
    Joe Bailey II
    Fayetteville, NC

  41. Keith Lanier says:

    Great article, thanks!

  42. Rod McMasters says:

    That is a kick in the pants…Excellent!
    Thank You R.L..

  43. Mark Hershberger says:

    I love this kind of mindset. Lead, follow or get out of the way! I have to start slow as I don’t yet have enough money to do the Quick Start Program but your office is making every effort to help me get started and yesterday was the breakthrough for me. We developed a plan together and I can get in within 2 weeks. Thanks for the help and I will succeed!

  44. Anders Karlsson says:

    Great lesson, I agree completely. Ron has been true it all. he know what it takes.
    I went to quick start school last year, going back for more Ron soon.
    Thanks you Ron.

  45. Edgar Alexandre says:

    Still true after all these years!!!!

  46. Kim Harris says:

    These are some great lessons to take into consideration. I absolutely plan to own my own nursing home some day too!

  47. Randy Connolly says:

    I appreciate your honesty and telling it like it is without the B.S, Thanks Ron.

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