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.
A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors said “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!”. The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.” A few days later the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out “Your horse has returned and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” and the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
I’ve written about this in other iterations. I’ve talked about finding your rhythm, and the importance of letting things come to you, not forcing things, and then riding the momentum when you have the wind at your back. The point of it all is that success is not linear. Progress doesn’t follow a straight line. For most people, the journey is long and winding. It looks more like a stairway or a hockey stick.