Persistence Awaits You??

Hey guys, Ryan DeMent from TruPodcast here. I hope that you guys are having a great day. I wanted to get back on the persistence train, and where that's going to take you, and where it takes all of us on a daily basis. The thing that I want to start with is time management. Fortunately, today's Friday, and most people that work Monday through Friday get the weekends off. They can let their hair down, relax, and do necessary things around the house. But are you effectively managing your time to do productive things that help you meet or exceeds your goals? Or, are you just binge-watching Netflix, Amazon video, or whatever the case maybe? Could you have taken just an hour of your time binge-watching to be able to put quality time into achieving your goals??

 

My personal thoughts are if I've got an hour of time that I just want to sit and watch TV, what else can I actually do instead? But that's just me personally because that's what I have learned while chasing after my own personal goals. There's time to just rest, time to recuperate, and then there's time to just chill out and spend valuable quality time with family and friends. I get all that.?

 

But are there hours in your day that you're wasting precious time, instead of focusing on yourself, your goals, and what you want to achieve? So what I want to say to suggest to you is the following. Hopefully this weekend, you could make time, whether it be an hour,? 30 minutes, or just 15 minutes, to focus on your goals and being persistent with their requirements. I challenge you to that. Figure out how to find that time during this weekend, and get those things done. I'll talk to you guys on the other side.

 

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Have You Ever Felt Lost?

Have You Ever Felt Lost?

It seems like I misplaced my Crystal Ball

Has this ever happened to you?

That is how I felt this week, and all that I needed was just a little time to reflect

I started The Platform Journey several months ago, and I had no clue how it would turn out

This journey has taken me down several paths. Some have been good, and some have been not so good

However, this journey finishes I know two things: I have put everything that I have spiritually into this journey, and the Platform that is launched will provide great VALUE to you

Thank you for allowing me to share my personal journey with you

Have a great week, and I hope your own journey is going well!


I Put Everything I Had Into It

I put everything I had into it

Just could not imagine it would turn out this way

How can you go from ?zero? to a functional mock-up in a week?

That is what I was asking our developers this week about the dashboard project

They had a simple response that was astonishing? We believe in your vision!

As I am writing this I am still blown away!

The conversation that hit home this week for me was with our lead developer and myself

The topic was on our launch date and functionality

He tells me that we are on schedule to have beta testers at the beginning of February

He then dropped the bomb on me?The platform will not be perfect and will not have all the functionality you want

My response?. ?WHY??

He calmly told me ?The platform will be evolving daily for the next 3 to 6 months.?

I had one thing on my mind?..VALUE?.I asked

How do we provide value to our users if all functions are not available for beta testing?

His answer was direct and to the point ?Features we have developed for beta testing will give users back 3 to 4 hours daily by using the platform for their due diligence.?

I then added, ?Our number one goal is to automate as much of the due diligence process for our users as possible, and ensure the data we provide is accurate and timely.?

What a great conversation and connection we had.? It is great to work with a team that shares your vision and values!

Every day I know more and more I have made the right decision to develop the platform

When have you taken on a large project what have been some of the struggles you have gone through?


What the Heck is Passive ?Note? Investing?-On the Hunt

I last left off with you on the quest to find how I could buy directly from lenders. This was by far one of the most difficult things I have done within the note industry.? I have worked in the financial industry for nearly 20 years, and I thought through my connections I could easily find the right individuals to speak to.? I was sorely WRONG!? I started by calling connections that worked in collection departments.? They knew what I was talking about, but did not know who I could speak to.? Then I started reaching out to mortgage brokers I knew and they pointed me to speak to individuals that handled REO?s (Real Estate Owned) for lenders.? When I was able to reach these individuals (Yes, reach!), these individuals are very busy and have very little time to talk.? After I spoke to several of these individuals I found out I was not prepared.? I was not asking the right questions.? I regrouped and came up with 4 questions to ask.? I started dialing for dollars like I did when I was a collector when I started in the financial industry.? I set a goal to reach 5-10 lenders and ask them my 4 questions.? I was able to get a hold of 7 lenders, and I was able to ask 5 out of 7 my 4 questions.? What I found out there was another department that handled the sales process of non-performing mortgages ?notes?.? These individuals had titles like, ?Asset Manager?, ?Secondary Marketing Manager?, ?VP of Special Assets?, ?Special Assets Manager?.

I was really excited that I found these individuals and just wanted to start calling them, but I took a step back and decided to put a game plan together.? By now you are probably asking yourself- What does this have to do with passive note investing? These relationships are what makes passive note investing possible.? Being able to purchase notes directly from lenders at a 30%-50% discount has a huge impact on our investors? returns.? As we cultivate more relationships it allows us to grow our base of monthly volume, which in turn allows us to offer you ?our investors? bespoke passive investment opportunities based upon your specific financial requirements. ??In my next installment, I will share with you my?marketing plan, successes, and failures.? Have a great week ahead!? Let?s work together to bring Wall Street to Main Street!