I just got back from
The convention center is a big place and when I had some free time, I decided to walk from one end of the center to the other to see what other conventions were taking place while I was there. It just so happened that once of the conventions taking place was a free “Get Rich” Seminar. Although I believe that most of these “free” get rich seminars are just commercials for a paid service or seminar, I also believe that you can always learn something in every environment. If I read a book 10 times, I will usually learn something new each time. Sometimes it is something I missed, sometimes it is a better understanding of a topic and sometimes it is just a refresher of one of the topics that is not constantly at the top of my head. That being said, I decided to attend the seminar during my free time. I was in and out of the seminar all day going back and forth between my tradeshow and this seminar.
By the end of the day, I didn’t learn much that I didn’t already know but I did have many ideas come to me while listening to the speakers. Many of the things that the speakers said triggered something in my brain that started a flow of ideas for my blog, my business, my life and my future.
I have been interested in starting to invest in real estate for a while now and one of the speakers happened to speak about real estate. He mentioned many different ways to make money in real estate such as the regular foreclosures, REOs (real estate owned), tax liens and some others. Although he mostly gave teasers to what we will learn in the paid seminar that they were promoting, I did pick up enough information to do some research on my own. That brings me to my next point, the gift of Google. Google can be one of your best friends in the world. Anything that you don’t know, Google can teach you. Just type it in and he will give you thousands of answers and explanations. This past week I stumbled upon a site that made me laugh called www.justfuckinggoogleit.com. On the site there is a picture of Bart Simpson in front of the famous blackboard and he is writing over and over “I will use Google before asking dumb questions” and underneath it says:
Someone thinks you are an idiot because you were too stupid to check Google before asking a question. They gave you a link to this site as a joke. The fact that you followed it pretty much proves the point.
It is true. Although I am a strong believer in asking questions until you understand everything, we are blessed with resources such as Google which can answer our questions for us, give us more questions and answer them too.
My next few posts will be about what I learned or took from the seminar as well as how to research a topic online.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".