While on a recent flight I was reading Success magazine and came across an article that got me thinking…..how do you really become a great leader. Some people are just born with leadership qualities and others really have to work at it. But there is something that all leaders have the ability to do….
Make tough decisions
As a leader, boss, or manager there are always those decisions that aren’t going to be the popular choice but they have to be made. If you have the mentality that you have to be everyone’s best friend you aren’t going to be the best leader to drive everyone forward. So many people get hung up on worrying about what people will think about them and not wanting to be the “bad guy” and wanting to be everyone’s friend.
J.T. Foxx is known worldwide as a serial entrepreneur, a real estate investor, and is considered one of the top speakers, strategists & the #1 coach in business, wealth, & real estate. He came to the United States from Canada with $974 to his name 8 years ago and since then has turned his misfortunes into various business empires and opportunities from all over the world all before the age of 30.
JT Foxx is a radio and TV personality. JT has had his radio show for 7 years now with some of the biggest business names in the world from Trump, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Welch, Kathy Ireland, Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, Senator McCain, Rev Jesse Jackson, and many more. JT has also appeared on CNBC to talk about his success and ideas on business.
He is also the founder of Mega Partnering & Mega Partnering Africa. Mega Partnering is regarded as the world’s #1 wealth networking and business conference attracting attendees from all over the globe who come to learn, earn, and return.
One of JT’s passions is philanthropy. JT is currently on the Board of Directors for the Eric Trump Foundation benefiting St-Jude Children’s Hospital and is now setting his sights on helping the Nelson Mandela Foundation and spreading it’s message and vision of the great Madiba.
He will also be releasing his first and anticipated new book coming out soon.
There is no way around it, if you are a real estate investor you will get sued. Real estate investors are often vilified as sharks and bottom feeders that prey on the misfortunes of the little old lady who didn’t know what was going on. Yes there are bad apples in every industry but it doesn’t mean that the whole orchard is poisoned. If anything, it is real estate investors who increase value of neighborhood properties by taking homes nobody wants, fixing them up, and substantially increasing their value. Yet special interest groups and “do-gooders” don’t see it that way, instead they focus on the profit real estate investors make rather then the good we do.If you are a real estate investor there are three things certain in life, death, taxes, and getting sued.
After buying and selling over 500 properties in a 5 year span, there is something that I see time and time again.When you save a distressed homeowner, you are their hero at the closing, but quickly turn into the bad guy as soon as that first person comes along and tells them they got taken advantage of, even if it isn’t true.Investors are then shaken down by free legal service that, of course, believes every word that this distressed homeowner is saying.I have learned that these distressed homeowners will say anything and everything to keep their home, even if it means lying.If you tell a lie for long enough, you come to believe it yourself, which is exactly what happens to distressed homeowners after years of litigation.
First, when you get sued, you want to fight on the principle that you are right and they are lying, even though you will quickly realize that the legal system is not about right or wrong, but how much your lawyer will take from you.While you are fighting this, the distressed homeowner will be enjoying free rent, free legal service, and free press, and you are left with nothing but a big legal bill.Let’s be honest here, even if you win (like I have), you lose.The system is unfair, but I have now accepted it as part of doing business.As a result, I would like to offer you some wise words of wisdom.