Most of you know that I had a VERY RARE opportunity recently to work with my star student -- Andrew Shaw -- in doing a very unique, specialized and PROFITABLE commercial real estate partnership.
This was a VERY RARE deal and I figured that I'd have hundreds of students blowing up Andrew's email inbox with new deals just to have the opportunity to work with him.
I know I submitted 2 deals myself which is why Andrew flew out to the L.A. area last week to take a look at them. Then he drove up to Santa Clarita where we went to a local Italian place for lunch. One of the first things he said when he sat down with me was this:
"What kind of bozo students are you working with these days?"
Oh, this wasn't good. This wasn't good at all!
"What do you mean?" I knew what he meant. While I had a lot of really good students, there were more than a few who were what I call the "bad apples" or "problem children." Take your pick on which term you prefer.
But I was shocked at this question coming out of Andrew's mouth because only 2 weeks before he had sent me an email saying that he scored a really good deal with a student of mine in Dallas where it's looking like both Andrew and my student are going to make about $2 million just in the first 36 months! I thought things were going great!
Of course, I knew the reality of "the good." There's always the "other side" or the "flip side" where things aren't so good. There's always somebody who has to come in and ruin the party.
He went on to tell me about this student of mine and how he didn't read anything that was presented in the Commercial Cash Flow System. To add insult to injury, he didn't even read Andrew's instructions on what to present when contacting him by email.
"You know the deal; I don't 'school' your kids. That's your job. I can do deals with them but I don't 'school' them on how it all works!"
Ouch! That's pretty harsh. But I'm a big girl and I can handle it.
I asked him what the issue was and he was telling me about the "bozo" he was talking about...somebody by the name of Gary.
"He didn't read anything. He doesn't know the first thing about real estate investing. He was asking me a bunch of questions, one that was so f****** stupid that I didn't even know how to answer him."
I assured Andrew that everybody who received his investor-direct information also got the Commercial Cash Flow System that is a very comprehensive system showing anyone who bothers to read it exactly how commercial real estate investing works.
Then Andrew laughed...sarcastically. "Yeah, well this f****** idiot was telling me something about how real estate agents or lenders or somebody was telling him that nobody can do second positions...and I had no idea what the hell he was talking about. I told him to go back and read through the stuff because it's not my job to give him the ABCs of how real estate investing works. It made no sense. I told him that we don't need a second position on anything. We go in, put a cash down payment, we get a first position loan from a lender and that's about it. That's how 99% of real estate deals are done in this country. So his whole delusion about second positions was f****** stupid and I think he was trying to make me believe he knew what he was talking about. It just made him look stupid. Made no sense at all. At all!"
Oh, wow. That's all I could think. Wow, wow, wow! You have a handful of students who got a very rare ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY to work with a high-level, high-echelon investor DIRECTLY and you have somebody screw it all up by making a first approach be nothing more than a series of stupid questions...just to showcase that he refused to read the materials sent to him. This is what we call self-sabotage. On some inner level, this student obviously didn't think he deserved the success so he decided to blow it.
And blow it he did. Because Andrew said: "I won't work with anybody that f***** stupid. Never."
(He swears a lot, if you haven't figured that part out yet.)
Then he went on to tell me about the deal he's doing in Dallas, how he went there the prior week, and how awesome THAT deal will be for him with MY student. So I didn't feel all that bad anymore about sending him "bad apples" and "problem children." But I still couldn't stop that nagging let-down feeling in the back of my stomach, realizing that Andrew really took a risk to take deals directly to my students and -- so early in the game -- there are f****** "bozos" ruining the deal for everybody else simply because they're too lazy or stupid to read the materials given to them. Why would ANYONE ruin this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like that? I shake my head in dismay because I just don't get it.
I know that stupid people are a reality in this world. But what I DON'T get are people who decide to completely skip over the educational part AND the instructions that ultimately BLOW IT for them ever getting a deal with a prominent investor partner. I just DON'T understand this!! Do you?
While I was in Detroit for my 3-Day Real Estate Cash Flow Boot Camp Seminar a couple of weeks ago, I presented quite possibly my last ever investor-partner opportunities. (This was only for those who attended the event.) But one thing I AM able to offer to you (if you didn't attend the event) is my lengthy list of 100% fully vetted and accredited investors INCLUDING a powerful letter you can send to them. Just fill in the blanks on the letter template about your deal and send it off...yes, via "snail mail" if you want the best response.
THAT is the first and ONLY time I've ever offered such an opportunity. And I shutter at how many will manage to screw THAT up. No instructions to follow. Simply fill in a ONE-PAGE letter template and mail the letters off to (ideally) local investors so you can ultimately meet them for coffee or lunch about your deal or opportunity.
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Just promise me that you won't screw it up like the f****** "bozo" did (as Andrew refers to him as). Opportunities like this are VERY rare, once-in-a-lifetime in MANY cases. Use these investors to get money and partnerships. And don't screw it up.
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See you at the top!