The Secret of Success: Let me tell you a little story.
It’s about a young man who wanted to know the secret of success, and decided to seek this wisdom out from a Guru.
Now this was a wise, old sage who knew every secret of life, including the in’s and out’s on how to be successful. He lived in splendid isolation on a mountaintop. The young man set out on his difficult journey to meet this wise man and have him instill life’s secret to success into him.
He was determined to reach the top no matter what. He overcame many life threatening obstacles on his way. Fighting through thick forests, scaling huge boulders, escaping from wild beasts, at last he clambered to the peak and lay on the ground, gasping for breath.
A few minutes later, he sat up… and beheld the Guru seated in deep meditation.
Silently, he waited. Almost an hour later, the Guru opened his eyes and glanced at the man. He raised an inquiring eyebrow.
The man stammered, “Oh wise and all-knowing seer, I come to you in search of the secret of success.”
The Guru didn’t reply. He simply stood up and started walking down the hill.
The man followed. He found it difficult to keep pace with the old man, who seemed to skip from one rock to the other like a mountain goat. They walked steadily for another hour, and he wondered if they were going back to the foothills.
Suddenly, they came upon a clearing. In the middle was a clear lake. The waters were still, glinting softly in the rays of a setting sun.
The Guru walked up to the edge of the lake and beckoned the man closer. With a gesture, he asked him to kneel down.
Unquestioningly, the man did as the Guru ordered. ”Ahh… Finally,” thought the young man, “This is going to reveal the Secret of Success.”
Suddenly, he felt himself seized by a strong hand at the back of his neck. His head was forced down under the water, and held there firmly.
“This is some kind of test,” said the man to himself, as he sat still. ”This will show me the secret of success?”
A minute passed, and he was growing breathless. The grip on his neck hadn’t weakened. Another minute crawled by, and now he was getting anxious. His heart beat heavily in his chest, his throat tightened, and his lungs screamed for air.
He struggled to arise, and the old man’s grip became even stronger, pressed him further down into the water.
Now, the man was in a panic. He thrashed around wildly, trying with all his energy to loosen the vise around his neck. Precious seconds passed, and he felt his strength slowly ebbing away.
He thought he was going to die!
Just as he was about to give up hope, rueing his folly in ever coming here, the hand on his collar let go.
Violently leaping onto the shore, the man drew in his breath in heaving gasps. Delicious oxygen flooded his lungs. His vision grew clearer, the hammering in his throat slowed down, his hands stopped trembling.
And he felt a deep anger welling up from within himself.
Standing up, he faced the Guru and screamed: “Are you CRAZY? You could have killed me!”
The Guru simply stared at him for a long moment.
Then he spoke for the first time.
“You wanted to know the secret of success. Here it is. Do you remember, just a few minutes ago, how badly you wanted to take that next breath of air? When you want success that badly, you will have it. That’s the secret of success.”
Without saying another word, he turned around and walked back to his hilltop abode.
***** The Secret of Success *****
When I was roughly 10 years of age, give or take a year or two… My dad took my younger brother and I, along with another Dad and his 2 boys white water rafting on the Chattooga River. If you’ve ever seen the classic movie Deliverance starring Burt Reynolds, it’s that crazy body of white water that I refer to here minus anyone squealing like a pig. The dad’s had promptly lied about each of their youngest son’s ages to get them into the raft and on the river and away we went. Our party of adventurer’s put in our rafts early in the morning just at daybreak and set out to attack section 3 of the Chattooga River.
We rafted all day long, stopped for a warm riverside lunch mid-day and were flat out worn out 7 or 8 hours later when we had conquered the river. Hamburger party 1, river 0. As we were getting ready to pull our rafts out and make the long trek back to a hot shower and meal that awaited us, I summoned up the courage to ask the kayaker that accompanied our rafting excursion if I could take his kayak for a ride. It was one of the coolest feelings I had ever experienced. After paddling hard all day long in a big heavy raft down a very aggressive and unforgiving river, sitting inside the kayak was completely different. The kayak was sleek and agile. It was like getting out of the driver’s seat of a bus after driving in rush hour traffic for hours and getting behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 Turbo. Everything was going just fine and I’m sure I was sporting a smile from ear to ear… that is until Alex, my dad’s buddy’s kid who was with us, decided to flip me over. I had not seeked out the Guru for the secret to success. Why me?
Alex and I had seen the guy in the kayak flip over and pop back over all day long. So I’m sure Alex thought no worries, let’s see Michael do it too. Or maybe Alex was my secret to success Guru showing up in my youth to foreshadow the lesson at a young ripe age. No problem. Right? The kayaker made it look so easy. I wasn’t prepared to be flipped over but my boyish naivety and over confidence was all I needed to survive or so I thought. My first underwater experiment was that I tried shifting all my weight to one side… and nothing. Underwater and no new air.
Next, I tried shifting from one side to the other… again, nothing and no new air. With each failed effort I exhausted energy and oxygen from my system. Finally, I was able to get my head out of the water just ling enough to take in a fresh breath of air and to say, “DAD!!!”
Nothing. Back under the water I went and finally just when I was at the point of submitting to the river, I righted myself and popped back up. It was an eye awakening experience for me. It was my first semi-brush with what I perceived as death. The adults, including the kayaker and river guides, never knew what happened. They were busy packing everything up and getting ready to hike. The incident lasted a lifetime when in reality it must have been less than a couple of minutes.
For me, looking back, it was one of the experiences that ultimately shaped my life. I know for a fact what the young hero above may have felt. I know what it is like to feel like I’ve taken my last breath and to fight for just one more!
I learned at age 10 or so the SECRET TO SUCCESS, although it wasn’t until many years later that I learned what to do with it and how to harness it.
I wanted to breath. I wanted to live. I wanted to get out of that kayak.
Fast forward roughly 10 years or so.
The year was 1991. It was a hot August afternoon in Statesboro, GA. I was moving into my new dorm for my Freshman year of college at Georgia Southern University. I had moved all of my personal possessions from the safe haven of the parental unit’s (my childhood home) to the new wild frontier called COLLEGE. My best friends and I had borrowed a truck from my Dad to drive down to school. We had moved all of our stuff into our dorm and my parents finally arrived with my car and to oversee that we were moved in.
My Dad has always had a way of teaching me tough lessons in life that will serve me in achieving what I truly desire. We were all moved into our dorm and Dad offered to fill my tiny cube refrigerator so off to Wal-Mart we went. I’ll never forget the moment my life changed… it was the moment I realized I was about to have my head held under the water.
We had just walked out of the restaurant and were changing vehicles back. Dad handed me a $100 bill. As I reached for it, he held onto it and made the following statement, “Son, this is the last time I’m ever giving you money. From this point forward, you’re on your own.”
This was a defining moment for me in life. Sink or swim. It was this moment that I realized that whatever I truly wanted in life was simply a choice and that I was fully capable of making it happen with focused determination and a work ethic. It was an awesome awareness to learn this at a young age. It was at this specific point in time that I made a choice to be successful in my life NO MATTER WHAT.
Ask yourself… Success. How Bad Do You Want It?
One of my favorite country music songs is not about losing your wife, crashing your truck or having your dog run away… It’s a song by Tim McGraw titled, “How Bad Do You Want It?” I don’t care if you love country music or if it makes your blood curdle, INVEST a few minutes to listen to the words to this song. Let the words sink in and take then inventory.
The Secret to Success… How Bad Do YOU Want it?
If you’re not living the life you truly desire… what are you going to do about it?
Visit www.QuitYourBoringJob.com now and reserve a private one-on-one consultation. Your success awaits you.
I look forward to working with you.
There is an age-old fable about The Chicken and the Pig…
The Chicken and the Pig fable goes something like is…
The Chicken and the Pig are walking down the road.
The Chicken says: “Hey Pig, I was thinking we should open a restaurant!”
Pig replies: “Hm, maybe, what would we call it?”
The Chicken responds: “How about ‘ham-n-eggs’?”
The Pig thinks for a moment and says: “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved!”
The Chicken and the Pig story has also been presented in the age-old form of a riddle:
Question: In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, what’s the difference between the Chicken and the Pig?
Answer: In The Chicken and the Pig riddle… The Chicken is involved, but the Pig is committed!
In case you didn’t know that by now… Michael Hamburger is a pig! Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the difference between involved and committed?”
In a bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken is involved by just laying the eggs, while the pig is committed since once you become bacon there is no going back!
I love The Chicken and the Pig parable. One of my original millionaire mentors (BIG THANKS Ron Mabry) used to say it all the time to his late son Brynn and myself, but it wasn’t until I went and ventured out into business on my own that I really understood the meaning at a cellular level.
And I am proud to say……. I am now a PIG. I’ve been a pig for more than a decade and it’s the only way I could see myself playing the game of business. Ask my wife Leslie Hamburger. She’ll tell you that she’s married to a pig and it’s not because I forget to make the bed from time-to-time, although that is an entirely different story for a different time! YES DEAR!!!
Over the years its become very easy to spot a pig. They are the ones who show up, the ones who won’t give up, the ones who push past the pain of rejection. The ones who have some skin in the game.
For me, just being involved wouldn’t bring the results I want and I doubt it’ll bring you the results you desire.
Our team members are getting results… both in their marketing business and in their real estate business.
Meet Joe Lucci… CRUSHING it in his new Real Estate Worldwide Business earning $10,000 profit in his first 30 days with our team.
Meet Kim Rabecs… CRUSHING it in her new Real Estate Worldwide Business both as a marketer and as a real estate investor. The ONLY dual income opportunity in direct sales!
Are you ready to begin creating results like Joe and Kim for YOURSELF?
TOTAL ACCESS baby!!! Hey, hey, hey… It’s me again!
Real Estate Worldwide officially launched on December 12, 2012 and since that date REWW has been attracting high caliber professionals, network marketers, affiliate marketers, experienced and novice real estate investors alike from around the world. This powerhouse group includes the “whose who” of the world’s recognized authorities in the real estate investment and education space.
Saturday, April 13, 2013, live from Scottsdale, Arizona, Real Estate Worldwide (REWW) continued to spotlight the unparalleled and high caliber talent that continues to show up.
Real Estate Worldwide hosts its popular REWW POWER SATURDAY several times per month. During the REWW POWER SATURDAY, invited guests both in live attendance and tuned in via the REWW live stream web simulcast were treated to a product suite overview, as well as a hand’s-on demonstration by those actually using the S.M.A.R.T. system.
“It’s unfortunate but the sad truth is that most of today’s real estate educators and gurus is that they haven’t done a real estate transaction in years or even decades”, shared Jim Piccolo. ”One of the many beauties of the Real Estate Worldwide curriculum is that the REWW students are learning from those actually doing deals in today’s lucrative real estate market.”
Real Estate Worldwide’s trainers and mentors are actively making deals happen in today’s real estate space. This is among one of the many competitive edges that Real Estate Worldwide’s community members have over every other real estate investment community.
Real Estate Worldwide’s REWW POWER SATURDAY guests attending live and over the web live-stream broadcast were treated to learning from world renowned experts in today’s real estate market. Justin Colby, a REWW trainer, mentor and coach, detailed step-by-step exactly how he was able to go from 0 deals in 2010 up to 24 deals in 2011 to 96 deals in 2012 and 33 deals completed to date in 2013. Justin credited the Real Estate Worldwide curriculum, coaching and the REWW systems to being the required competitive edge his real estate investment business required to become successful in today’s market.
In addition to experts like Colby and his business partner Eddie Rosefield, Real Estate Worldwide introduced Phillip Lechter to the REWW training platform for the first time. Mr. Lechter invested more than 7 years of his professional career leading the Rich Dad family of companies. Lechter served the Rich Dad companies as Chief Communication Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Phillip Lechter has been credited with bringing the Rich Dad education and seminar platform to millions around the world.
“The opportunity that Real Estate Worldwide has created is like no other, the tools, technology and training are second to none.” Phillip Lechter
Real Estate Worldwide is a dual income opportunity allowing it’s community members to build a direct sales/network marketing business, as well as the unique opportunity to build upon a current real estate business or create a successful real estate business has never been better than it is today with Real Estate Worldwide.
Contact Real Estate Worldwide’s Michael Hamburger for more information TODAY!
Learn how average everyday people just like you and I are capitalizing on the residential real estate boom taking place through America. The media and news outlets are talking about it.
REWW Students are learning and applying our proven real estate investment systems to create results not easily available elsewhere.
Nowhere else can you take someone with zero real estate investment experience and show them how to profit with their first real estate deal less than 30 days later!
I recorded this special message about Thursday’s Real Estate Worldwide Live Stream REWW Web Simulcast for you.
Go ahead and click on the link now. Find the “Live Stream” button on the top right and you will see the page that looks like this:
Use the link above to view the live stream web broadcast directly from my website: http://MyREWW.com/hamburger
Ready to join Michael Hamburger’s Real Estate Worldwide REWW Team? Join the REWW team by using the links provided on my website: myreww.com/hamburger
Michael Hamburger, Brent Payne, Kent Clothier and Jim Piccolo invite YOU to discover how to develop real wealth in today’s highly PROFITABLE real estate market leveraging Real Estate Worldwide and the REWW product line. Join in on the ACTION on Thursday, April 5, 2013 @ 10:00 PM EDT. Visit myreww.com/hamburger and simply click “Live Streaming”.
Whether you live close the Valley of the Sun in Arizona or not, serious entrepreneurs are invited to take part in Real Estate Worldwide’s REWW POWER SATURDAY. Beginning at 10 AM PDT (1 PM EDT) on Saturday, March 23, 2013, Real Estate Worldwide will host it’s second REWW POWER SATURDAY for the month of March 2013.
Local guests are encouraged to come attend this powerhouse content rich experience live in-person at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, while guests from around the world are invited to attend the live simulcast web broadcast online. Local check in opens at 9 AM PT. Several of the Real Estate Worldwide Co-Founder’s and Executive Marketing Council members will be on hand, including Kent Clothier, Brent Payne, Michael Hamburger, Jim Piccolo, Justin Colby, Eddie Rosefield, Marc Gleeman and many other top REWW leaders.
Registration is by invite only and space is limited. To register simple visit the REWW POWER SATURDAY registration page by clicking here.
Attendees will be shown step by step exactly what successful REWW students and customers are achieving with the Real Estate Worldwide real estate products and systems.
Co-Founder and Marketer
Real Estate Worldwide
“Every 12 seconds a new home based business is started in North America…”
Since Real Estate Worldwide opened it’s doors for “pre-launch” business professionals have been flocking to REWW. The combination of proven real estate systems parlayed with the popular home business industry , Real Estate Worldwide is quickly becoming the #1 Home Based Business Opportunity for Professionals.
“People can make an absolute fortune marketing our products while they are learning how to fully capitalize on our proven systems,” shared Co-Founder Brent Payne. ”Add our lucrative compensation plan to the mix and it’s wildfire!”
Historically, real estate has been at the forefront of wealth creation since the beginning of recorded civilization. Understanding how to profit in today’s new economy was out of reach before REWW released it’s award winning products to the general public.
Real Estate Worldwide values the ever-growing requirement for state of the art technology. Through REWW’s systems, profiting in today’s real estate market has been made available to anyone, regardless of real estate experience.
Capitalizing on a proven 7 year track record , REWW is set to rebuild worldwide confidence in America by creating wealth in entrepreneurs through powerful and proven real estate investment systems.
Manages over 1,200 properties under one of Tennessee’s largest property management companies, with over 450 buyers’ portfolios
70-80% of buyers are out of state
50% who buy in Memphis have never been to Tennessee
The Clothier family personally owns over 120 rental properties in Tennessee and Florida, and several commercial buildings in Memphis, Tennessee
Offer faster turnaround times and quality on rehab projects and tenant placement
Provide guidance from a trusted partner throughout the entire investment purchase and property management experience
Real Estate Worldwide or REWW for short… the momentum is building and the word is quickly getting out. Odds are that if you are in real estate investing or in network marketing, you’ve probably heard the REWW name and you’re scratching your head wondering what the heck is Real Estate Worldwide? How do you take 2 industries responsible for creating billionaires and millionaires and offer them together? REWW has effectively combined direct sales with real estate investment education and real estate investment systems and created a new machine called REWW?
There is no argument, there are an enormous amount of great products within the network marketing and direct sales space. If you can think of the product, odds are somebody somewhere combined great products with a distributor based network marketing model… The network marketing and direct sales industry is gigantic. Add to that how big real estate is… it’s everywhere. Every inch of the planet is REAL ESTATE. Real estate is the undisputed champion in the wealth creation space.
When Kent Clothier, Brent Payne, Heather O’Brien, Jim Piccolo and Michael Hamburger (myself) got together, none of us had any idea what the future would look like. Looking back, our initial meeting was monumental. Each player at that intial meeting over the kitchen table had experienced tremendous success and failure in life. Each of us knew that we brought something unique and special to the table. Each one of us was magnetically drawn to the group. We felt something and we knew that we could create something special that would be able to assist millions of people change the course and quality of their lives for the better forever – never before and never again became our unofficial motto. We had no idea what was to come other than we knew we wanted to be in business together.
After meeting back and forth for months on end, an idea was born. That idea manifested itself into Real Estate Worldwide.
REWW opened it’s doors for “pre-launch” on July 2, 2012. The buzz was quiet and subtle. We enlisted a select group of leaders and marketers to work with us as we jumped into the game. Over the next 6 months, our pre-launch was used a time to craft and mold what REWW would look like in it’s “official” state. As we each began building, we made sure that we were always listening to the leaders and marketers within Real Estate Worldwide. During this insightful time, REWW was fine tuned like a racing car is prepped for the track. During this pre-launch phase, the word about the power of REWW’s real estate products got out among real estate investment professionals. Having a Co-Founder that is world renowned for his investing systems helps. Having Co-Founders that are well known and respected in real estate direct sales investment education is another huge advantage. Combine them together and it’s MAGIC. As we followed this journey, REWW hosted numerous Real Estate Intensive training weekends that were specifically designed so that potential customers in the Phoenix market could begin learning about the power of the product line. These REWW Intensives were a tremendous hit. I personally had potential and soon-to-be customers travel as far away as Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Oregon and other far off places to attend the live REWW events we were hosting in Scottsdale, AZ. As these events began to build momentum, the other Co-Founders of REWW and myself knew there had to be a better solution. More on that in a few minutes.
On December 12, 2012 we popped the top “formally” on Real Estate Worldwide with the XII Twelve XII Official Launch Party. Over the next 3 days, our guests and REWW Independent Sales Affiliates were introduced to the track ready version of Real Estate Worldwide. The 12 December 2012 event kicked off with an informal Hollywood style red carpet cocktail party. The next day, REWW attendees experienced an Amazing Race style day, jam-packed with fun activities. The entire day was designed to stretch employee thinking beyond it’s normal capacity or limits to depths of the mind of a business owner. The feedback from these events showed us that we far exceeded the expectations of our guests and team members. The value and content, along with the personal growth and development exercises assisted the REWW ISA’s further develop their real estate investment businesses. On the final day of the XII Twelve XII extravaganza, the attendees were treated to the official “unveiling of REWW”: a redesigned compensation plan designed to put more money in our team members pockets faster – beginning on sale #1 plus to create unheard of leverage by building a team, additional products were introduced: Impact, elevate and SEEK, new fully street tested REWW marketing funnels were unwrapped and much more. Read about Real Estate Worldwide’s official launch party here.
REWW is a unique animal. A motivated entrepreneur can earn BIG BUCKS by introducing the systems to others and/or by using the product suite. Understanding the power of the dual income opportunity with REWW, Real Estate Worldwide quickly knew that not only would people be drawn to real estate products and systems, real estate investors and network marketers could earn huge incomes through the lucrative opportunity of introducing the business model to other. Real Estate Worldwide created what has been coined internally as “Clear Channel Marketing”. The separation of church and state in respect to the products and the income opportunity attached to business model. Channel one is comprised of introducing others to the income opportunity. Channel two is designed to educate real estate investors to the profitably our products bring to any investing business whether it is new or established, regardless of size.
REWW showcases the ISA opportunity each and every Tuesday night live from Scottsdale, AZ. Viewers can witness this presentation live from anywhere on the planet that someone has an internet connection.
In addition to the ISA live opportunity meeting, REWW continues to empower real estate investors and professionals’ businesses, no matter how new or experienced, large or small, through the live video web broadcast.
The response to these live stream web broadcasts have been better than anyone ever expected. REWW ISA’s are able to instantly share the live feed information with guests that become virtual attendees from all around the world. Real Estate Worldwide broadcasts public presentations directly to the REWW Independent Sales Affiliates customized website. In addition to the public feed, REWW deploys the same technology to train ISA’s from around the world simultaneously as the local AZ ISA’s are trained. This enhancement has fostered an environment designed to accelerate the growth and profitability of the new REWW ISA.
Real Estate Worldwide has some of the industry’s most advanced recruiting and marketing tools available. Whether you want to leverage the world’s largest social media site: Facebook for lead generation or presentations, REWW has you covered. In addition, the marketing tools and systems have been designed to decrease speed of set-up, implementation and time to PROFIT, REWW has you covered. In addition to the technology, REWW boasts training from leadership that have been tested over time in both online and offline marketing. REWW has you covered and the system is designed to get you into profit on your first sale.
Contact Michael Hamburger or join his team today: