September 5

Is This What Labor Day Is Really About?


Well, now that it’s Labor Day, summer is officially over, at least for the Vargas family. We homeschool so we get to choose when the school year starts and Labor Day is our last hoorah before we start back up.

Labor Day is our last chance to celebrate summer. Cookouts, hanging out with family & friends, and a nice four-day weekend.

But that’s not what Labor Day is really about, is it? Labor Day is meant to celebrate the hard-working men and women upon whom America is built. Our plumbers, electricians, and factory workers.

Years ago, before I discovered my knack for real estate, I lived that life. I respect those hard-working Americans and what they do for our country and for us in real estate. After all, our flips and rehabs wouldn’t be possible without them.

Manual labor is a hard life. I am thankful every day for discovering real estate. I am much better at crafting deals and having conversations with sellers than I am at using my hands.

But I wouldn’t be here living the amazing life I live with my incredible family if I hadn’t taken that first step to make this all a reality.

Well, that’s not entirely true. It wasn’t just one step. It was making the conscience choice daily to keep moving forward. And some days were tougher than others. Days when I just didn’t want to hear another no on the phone. Or days when I wanted to give it up altogether.

I was lucky to have my real estate coaches, Robert Allen and Barney Zick, who helped me past those bumps, over those obstacles, and led me to the promised land. Looking back, there were so many times when I just wanted to give up. I didn’t realize it at the time, but just about every time I felt like giving up, I was actually so incredibly close to my next big deal or next big breakthrough.

If I hadn’t had my coaches Robert Allen and Barney Zick encouraging me, pushing me, and keeping me accountable to my goals, I would have missed out on so much. I’d probably still be working two dead-end jobs to make ends meet. But worst of all, I’d be missing out on so many opportunities to make memories with Kathy and our four kids.

To your success,
Ernie “Before And After” Vargas | The Probate Fox


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