My best friend and I were sitting in our new office. It’s 2007. The office is really a closet. Steve and Woz started in a garage, so we figured a closet was as good a place as any.
I had convinced my friend we would make amazing money and not be cubicle slaves if he just took this chance with me. We are going to take over the mortgage world! Make millions! Be famous! Crazy Adventures!
What I really wanted was not to fall flat on my face. Make enough money so my wife could stop supporting us, and make good on my Marine Corps mentality to put others first, be better than everyone else and never leave a man behind.
It’s been an amazing ride. What have I learned so far. . . without my family it means nothing. Support systems are everything. Integrity is everything. Running a successful mortgage branch is hard, but very rewarding. If you don’t change you die. Never stop moving, even when things are really messed up and failure looks very possible. There’s always a way forward. Many times, the best way forward is to ask for help from someone that has already been there. I have been there.
Thousands of families have been helped by my company. We are well known in the community for our hard work, charitable involvement, and the best BBQ ribs in East Texas.
Helping others reach success in the mortgage business is one of my greatest achievements. As a top producer, nationally recognized originator and manager, my greatest wins are in developing the talents of others. Helping them find their way to more freedom, closing more loans without working nights and weekends and mapping out the path financial freedom.
When not conquering the mortgage world, you will find me hanging with the wife, taking my boys to ball practice, driving my tractor around the farm, working in my big garden, fishing, and vacations around the world.