This past week, NAHREP launched the NAHREP 10 Certified Trainer Program. The goal is to certify 50 to 100 trainers who will deliver workshops to real estate agents, students, churches, and small business associations. For those of you who are not familiar with the NAHREP 10, you can read about them here. They are the principles that guide NAHREP’s members and were spawned by the goals of the Hispanic Wealth Project. Hispanics in this country have made great strides in terms of educational attainment, income and homeownership, but have been slow in growing our household wealth. This gap must be closed for the benefit of our entire country, but as individuals, wealth is a key ingredient to living a quality life. Wealth is not about the acquisition of material things, it represents freedom and the ability to live the life we were destined to live. If you are a NAHREP member and interested in becoming a NAHREP 10 certified trainer, please click here.
People sometimes get me wrong. They think that because I talk a lot about giving back and living modestly, I must not care about money. On the contrary, I care a lot about money because I understand how our system works.
We live in a capitalistic society. Economics drives everything. We work hard and we have more money to provide for our families and do the things we want. But what actually makes us happy? Some of us spend our lives looking for that answer and never find it. Some look for it in church, others pay life coaches, and some think the more money they have the happier they will be.
I teach my kids that they can do anything if they put their minds to it and do the work. I also teach them that life isn’t always fair, but you can’t let that deter you. I think we all try to teach our kids the value of grit and hard work. For most people, success is about perseverance and overcoming obstacles.