"I guess we aren't the only ones who LOVE deer"
With deer hunting season just around the corner I thought this would be appropriate. Somewhat of a metaphoric story for those of you interested in learning to make money wholesaling.
Joe was positive this would be the year he finally slayed that swamp monster buck. After all, Joe had been walking and talking about hunting his whole life. His dad had taught him how to track deer, his uncle taught him how to build the best deer blinds known to man. This year Joe was finally going to do it, he would get his big buck, if it was the last thing he ever did.
Joe had just went out and bought the super guru 2000 rifle… the best gun on the market and from what he had heard from the super guru company this gun was supposed to do everything BUT gut the deer and throw it in the truck for you. People had told him that this gun would practically shoot itself, man this was one heck of a gun.
It was opening morning of deer season and Joe was ready, boy oh boy Joe was ready. Joe barely slept a wink the night before just thinking about the big buck that he was gonna get. Joe packed up his stuff, grabbed the super guru 2000 rifle and headed off to his blind.
Joe arrived at his blind, and got everything in place. This was Joes day, the big buck would be his. Joe sat for about an hour when he noticed this giant rack coming up over the hill. This was the Buck to end all Bucks. Joe was quivering at the chance just to see a deer like this.
The buck approached, Joe peered through his scope, “Boy this is the one, this is the day” he quietly said to himself”. Joe slowly pulled the trigger and… Oh wait I forgot to tell you about Nate, he’s kind of important to this story.
Joes buddy Nate had never hunted a day in his life, when it came to hunting “Nate didnt know his butt from a whole in the ground”. Nate had spent alot of time shooting guns with his dad, but had never hunted. Nate decided since his buddy Joe was going hunting that he would too. So Nate asked his dad, who had killed 100?s of deer in his day, if he could take him hunting. Nates dad was more than happy to show him.
It was opening morning, Nates dad had set him a great spot where he had shot dozens of bucks. Out of the corner of his eye Nate saw a huge buck coming up over the ridge. Nate looked at the buck through his scope. “This is the one” he thought to himself as he slowly sqeezed the trigger. The rifle let out a huge boom, and not 10 minutes later Nate was proudly posing for a picture next to his prized buck.
Now, let’s get back to Joe………….Joe slowly pulled the trigger, but then he waited, pausing to see if a better shot would present itself. Joe’s chance for that big buck came just as quickly as it went.
The buck was gone……………Joe had it all, the super guru 2000 rifle and the hunting skills of a puma. “How could I have failed” Joe thought to himself, it was then he realized that in all of his time getting ready for the hunt, nobody ever told him…
When the time is right… You MUST pull the trigger
Thats the funny part about guns, you can have the best gun in the world, but if you never pull the trigger, you’ll never get the deer.
Later Nate and Joe were talking about Nates huge buck and Joe said to him “Nate I thought you have never hunted before, how on earth did you shoot that big boy”
Nate replied “I never have hunted, but my dad has, I asked him where to go, then how to shoot, and then I just needed to pull the trigger.
Are you a Joe? or Are you a Nate? Is life presenting you opportunities but your not pulling the trigger.
Back when I got started in wholesaling, I can remember having one of those Oprah “aha” moments.
My “aha’ moment came when I did my 3rd deal on a house that was just down the street from where I lived. The aha didn’t come because I did the deal and made $16,000.
The “Aha” came because that EXACT same house was for sale just 3 months earlier when I was FLAT BROKE. In other words the house was there 3 months ago, the buyer was there 3 months ago, the ONLY thing that wasn’t there 3 months ago was my being aware of how to wholesale.
On just that 1 deal, if I would have chose to ignore my the man who taught me about wholesaling, I may just as well have tossed $16,000 out the window. It’s kind of scary when you think about it isn’t it? How many opportunities are sitting under our nose’s right this second. The pieces are in place, but you gotta know how they fit together.
Or as my mentor used to tell me “Eric there’s a high price to pay for being stupid”