I drafted the NAHREP 10 four years ago as a tool for the Hispanic Wealth Project and a guide to NAHREP’s growing membership. The goal was to establish a set of principles that position the Latino community for greater prosperity and an enhanced quality of life. The NAHREP 10 has also provided NAHREP with a set of values that guide our activities as an organization. Recently, we have formalized the creation of NAHREP certified trainers to build a small army of ambassadors who will help spread the ethos of these principles to the broader community.
While it’s not yet clear what the long-term economic and societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be, we know it will be profound. We also know that people who are at the top of their profession and have achieved a near debt-free status in their financial lives will emerge from this situation ready and able to take advantage of a broad array of business and financial opportunities that will undoubtedly transpire. Harsh, but nonetheless true. There will be people who thrive even more when this is all over.
Right now, we need to remain vigilant in fighting the spread of this horrible disease, but we also keep in mind that the NAHREP 10 would not be necessary if the economy always grew, real estate never had a down cycle, people never became unemployed, and life was always fair. It was created to prepare everyone for economic scenarios like the one we are currently experiencing. Now might be a good time to read and discuss these principles again; you can find them here.
Almost everyone, including Democrats, were expecting last Tuesday’s midterm election results to heavily favor Republicans. Many predicted a “red wave” where they would pick up 50-60 seats in the House and 3-4 in the Senate. Joe Rogan said the red wave that is coming will be like the elevator doors opening in the horror film The Shining.
When we invited Gary Vaynerchuk to NAHREP at L’ATTITUDE in 2021, I was mostly relying on input from others. Several members loved his content, but the little I saw online left me underwhelmed. However, I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation at our event, particularly his comments about toxic employees, which he says to dump with impunity.
Selling during a downturn required a more strategic approach, but the opportunities for growth and expansion are available to the savviest of companies. Here are some of the best ideas I’ve read about.
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.”