When I came out of high school, I really had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

I had a lot of ideas of what I could do but when I reflect back, I can honestly say I don’t think those were all of my own ideas but rather others’ plans.

I think I heard many people say things and I thought, “Hey, maybe I could do that.”

But finding myself and what I was to do for the rest of my life was probably one of the most uncertain points of my life.

And today there are many young people that experience a similar feeling.

So I typically take on a few young people as my apprentices and we go over some brainstorming sessions where we get to talk about what it is that they really want out of life and how they see themselves today.

And where they see themselves today is what I want to talk to you about right now.

You see I am a big believer in having the right mind set.

What does that mean?

Do you know what you want out of life?

How do you feel about yourself and what is your self-esteem like?

What are your dreams? 

Do you think it is possible for you? 

We are all human so we all carry some kind of mental baggage with us and it is important that we clear that out so that we can move forward with what we want to do.

Two weeks ago, I started a study group with some of these people on one of the foundational classics and that is Think and Grow Rich.

People in the group are to read the designated chapters and to write a summary of what they have read and how it is to be applied to their life.

Now this is where I want to reel you in and get your attention because one of the young men in the group started off weak.

He did not follow through on reading and submitting his summary in the agreed-upon manner.

So he was given a new deadline and task and he did not follow through once more.

Well, I went ahead and reached out to the members of the study group to see whether they wanted to dismiss him from the group or give him an alternate option.

Everyone asked to give him a second chance.

However, this will be his last chance.

I had a conversation with him, and he agreed to follow through from this point forward. He was incredibly embarrassed, but I am hopeful that this will be a turning point for him.

The benefits when he follows through on his commitments are all for him not for anybody else in the group.

So why do I share this with you?

Well this guy is on my real estate team and he reminds me of a young confused and disciplined version of my young post high school self.

I think everybody deserves a second chance if they are truly committed to changing and proving it with their actions.

I have seen many full-grown adults jump into real estate with all the excitement that you could expect from someone who has invested in their education but when life hit them with an obstacle or a distraction of some sort they just did not follow through.

It is my belief that these people should pick up where they left off because there’s always a second chance for them as well.

If there is something more you want out of this business for yourself but you haven’t yet obtained it, then I urge you to pick up where you left off and get your mind right and go get yourself a fat piece of the real estate probate pie.!

Committed to your success, 

Ernie “I Believe in Second Chances” Vargas