JCORE’s Investing Nuggets of Wisdom
By: Tom Groves
Investing Nugget #1: Desire
Napoleon Hill was an American author; 1883-1970 who developed a relationship with Andrew Carnegie. Obviously, Andrew Carnegie needs no introduction, but in case you forgot–Carnegie revolutionized the American steel industry and became one of the greatest philanthropists in the United States– as well as the British Empire.
Andrew Carnegie made an incredible impression on Napoleon Hill because Carnegie revealed the secrets to his success. Hill performed 20 years of research to find the biggest secret to achieve success– all done at the request of Carnegie. Hill analyzed hundreds of well-known men and women who admitted to achieving great success with the help of Andrew Carnegie’s secret.
These people included John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Schwab, and even Theodore Roosevelt. Each of these men utilized the “secret” with great excitement. There are many tools that an individual can use and recognize while using the “secret.” The first tool or step an individual needs to realize is his or her desire. Desire is the foundation for any achievement in life. How can we excel or be good at anything unless we desire to improve and become better? If there is no desire, then we should not expect to accomplish much of anything in our lives. Also, no one should sit back and wait for the perfect time to act on the desire they have within their heart and mind. Desire is the basis for any action you take in life. It is not a fleeting hope or wish, but it’s something that repeatedly rises within us, and this can be your motivation to take action.What is your desire? What is the repeated theme in your mind that tells you about your passions? True desire is the thing that will push you through any obstacles you face in life. Think about it– who do you keep around you? With whom have you shared your desires? Who can help keep you accountable? Answer these questions for yourself, and you’ll begin to understand how desire can be a tool you use while utilizing the “secret” in any venture you have.
Investing Nugget #2: What is the World of Clubhouse?
We are NOT talking about Disney!!
If you have heard of the new app called Clubhouse– and were wondering what the heck this thing is– you’re not alone. Clubhouse is an application that was launched solely for iPhone users in April of 2020. Since then, Android users have been able to download Clubhouse to see what this thing is all about.
Let’s keep it simple here: Clubhouse is an app that creates live chat rooms for any subject you could imagine. If you want to learn about and discuss real estate, there are rooms for that. If you’re going to talk about God, sports, weed farms, or even politics– there are rooms for those too. No matter what your interests are, you can join a room that has people from all over the world.
Clubhouse is still in the Beta stage, so you can only join by being invited. However, here is why it was created:
Paul Davison, the co-founder of Clubhouse, believes that the significance of Clubhouse is to share and discuss topics with each other through voice. I have to say, “WOW, WHAT A CONCEPT!” Being able to hear tone and people in real-time outside of mute social posting is so awesome!
What is it?
• Think of a live interactive podcast!
How does it work?
• Download the app from the App Store (it’s free).
• Be invited in by an existing user. Our entire team is full of users, so we can get you in!
• Use the search icon to find people or topics you are interested in following.
• If you like, you can build your profile. I would suggest this if you’re interested in connecting with people or groups. You would add your Instagram and Twitter for connecting outside of Clubhouse.
• You can join a room just by tapping on the room banner and listen in. You don’t have to say anything unless you want to, and you can come and go as you please.
• There is no tracking of people unless you want to be known.
• NO, it is not a service to message each other! You can add your email to your profile if you want.
Why we use Clubhouse
We have a room that brings in successful real estate investors, lenders, and developers. We share wisdom and knowledge with people interested in actively or passively investing in real estate –especially multi-family real estate. The best part is that it’s all free! You can join in from anywhere in the world! If you have time, a desire to do more, and of course cell service, you can jump in!
Join us on Clubhouse on Wednesday nights at 8 PM EST, or Monday – Friday mornings at 9 AM EST (starting May 3rd). Find our club, THE JCORE PARTNERS, and you’ll get notifications when we are on.Just a bit of advice: Go under tools and turn your notifications to “Normal”. Otherwise, your phone will drive you crazy! We just recently learned this lesson!
If you’re interested in learning more about our tools of the trade, stay tuned next week for Part 2 of JCORE’s Real Estate Investing Nuggets of Wisdom!