Archive for Barbara Corcoran
One of the topics that’s often discussed here at the 6 Figure Income club, is always overcoming. When a normal person looks in it can often be perceived like success is so dang hard. Something is always trying to stop you in life, maybe it’s not worth it. A true entrepreneurs knows 3 things. First It’s always worth it and second we have to ALWAYS overcome some challenge or we have just overcome something and we are inspiring someone else to do the same.
Let’s talk about being worth it for a moment. Look at people like Steve Jobs, he was fired from the company he started and took to a 2 billon dollar company at 30 years old. Over coming that obstacle is what made him who he became. My last post I wrote about Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey today is one of the funniest TV host ever. But through the eighties he was homeless off and on several times living out of his truck between comedy gigs. If Steve Harvey gave up then what? Dani Johnson, was homeless on the beach in Hawaii. That obstacle inspired her to to start a business and become a millionaire in 2 years. Barbara Corcorhan, was a woman and wanted to start a career in real estate in New York where it was a man’s game. Because of that obstacle and overcoming it she turned 1,000 dollar loan into 100 million dollars.
Success isn’t complicated but it’s never going to be easy. How many people had a ton of ideas of what they wanted life to be like when they were 18 or 19. Let me ask you, what did you want to do when you were 18? What did you plan for your life to look like back then? Who were you going to marry? What were your kids going to be like? What kind of house were you going to live in? What trips and experiences were you going to have? Why did you let life stop you from doing those things? Your time could come when you are in your 20’s like it did for Dani Johnson, or 30’s like it did for Steve Jobs or even your 40’s or 50’s like it did for Steve Harvey. What if Steve Harvey stopped pursuing comedy for a “stable” job? You will have to face your challenges at some point, you either look for the easiest way around it or you take it head on and go through it!
Finally we are suppose to over come a challenge and then share that testimony with others to inspire them. I remember before I started plugging into Dani Johnson’s training. I started a small business from my home over the internet. I invested money I didn’t have, had loans I couldn’t afford to pay and was failing. I was a military dad 292,000 dollars in debt and needed to find a way to make this internet business work so I could help my family. I knew I needed training. After going to First Steps to Success through Dani’s training, I had my first profitable month 13,000 dollars. I made 104,000 dollars my first year and left my military career behind after 8 years. In 5 years became debt free and have been working from home every since.
I think every person who has had success is attempting to share that success and if you listen they are even trying to tell you how they did it. From Steve Harvey, to Dani Johnson and even me just sharing my experiences. Too often people can come up with all kinds of things that are stopping them from moving forward. Sometimes you need just one reason to take action and overcome.
To Your Success,
How does a woman turn $1,000 loan into a 66 million dollar business? Most people who have heard of Barbara know her from the show Shark Tank described as a real estate mogul. Wikipedia describes her like this, “an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality. As a television personality, she is a "Shark" investor on ABC’s Shark Tank”.
It’s pretty obvious when you spend a small amount of time studying her success she gives us a lesson of who we should learn from, work with and partner up with in life. Barbara believes in 3 things, using what you’ve got to your advantage (based off of her first book), hard work and caring about people.
Let’s look at the first two first, the title of Barbara’s first book says it all. What do you have right in front of you that you can take advantage of. What assets, friendships, connections, knowledge and experience can you pull from. Most people are waiting for life to happen to them versus them happening to life. Barbara has proven with hard work and very little resources she started with 1,000 dollars 40+ years ago you can succeed. Are you willing to stop complaining about what you don’t have and go to work and start using what you do have?
Finally Barbara Corcoran, has said numerous times on Shark Tank, she invest in people. People are the primary component of the business. Dani Johnson always says, “The more you know about people the more money you will make.” Barbara has proven time and time again she has a knack for finding good people. Then she goes to the ends of the earth to help them. There is a reason so many of the people she’s invested in have done so well on Shark Tank. These people had already put skin in the game, they had been working hard and had been using their blood sweat and tears and were still struggling. She can recognize their passion to not struggle and be their own boss while succeeding in business.
Barbara shows you and I how to have success with people. Find people who are passionate, driven and doing something. Then partner with them and be willing to work just as hard!
To Your Success,