July 19

Backstage Pass to an Ironman

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One of our Probate Fox staff members has a son who went to watch his friend participate in his first half Ironman yesterday. They call it an Ironman 70.3 because it’s a triathlon that covers 70.3 miles (as compared to the normal 140.6 miles covered in a full race).

Noah swam for 1.2 miles, biked for 56 miles, and finished with a 13.1 mile run.
 
Cole went with Noah to support him and watch him limp over the finish line. While hanging out on the sidelines, Cole noticed a bunch of volunteers with yellow shirts running around.

Cole is not the shy type so he went up to someone who looked like they were in charge and asked how he could get a shirt of his own. The race director told him to periodically empty garbages. In return, he could get a shirt, eat anything he wants for free, and have free reign to go where ever he wants as a volunteer.

There’s always a lesson to be learned in all of these life events.

Ordinary people simply accept what they believe to be true – whether it is or not. Extraordinary people question, push, and prod to figure out how to get what they want out of life.

Cole could have accepted the preconception that most spectators had at that race and stayed on the sidelines. Instead, he made the decision to ask a simple question and ended up seeing his friend up close at multiple points throughout the race. In fact, he even ran across the finish line with him!

Don’t just accept your current situation as it is. Be extraordinary because there is so much more that you can get out of real estate investing. Just be bold enough to take that next step that most people don’t believe is possible.

Committed to your success,
Ernie “Your Backstage Pass To Probate” Vargas | The Probate Fox


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