Successful people never quit.  When they suffer a setback, they just pick themselves up and keep on going.  If you are not experiencing failure, you’re not working hard enough. Whenever you talk to a person who has achieved any success in life, you’ll hear it didn’t come easy.  As the saying goes, “A path with no obstacles probably doesn’t lead anywhere and isn’t worth having.” For Real Estate Investor Tie Lasater, his path of ups and downs has resulted in growing his Real Estate business into a multi-million dollar business and now runs more than 10 companies combined.  Tie is considered one of the Top Real Estate Investors in the United States. It wasn’t overnight, and it was, and still is, a lot of hard work and determination. For Tie, it came down to mastering a few massive success strategies and helping others along the way.

There are different time criteria for measuring success.  Some new companies may prefer to measure success on a day-to-day basis, while a larger corporation may use a quarterly or yearly measuring system.  Success involves trying to improve whatever you are currently doing. It is about accepting bigger challenges and becoming a better version of yourself every day.  Tie started his first company while in college. It was a lawn business, and though it was doing well, it eventually didn’t hold up to the expectations for a sustainable lifestyle.  The ultimate goal in life isn’t to just succeed; it is to continue to succeed. Knowing this, Tie made a change into Real Estate Investing. He took what he knew about business and applied it to Real Estate Investing.  

To be excellent, you have to change, change continually and be able to change quickly.  If you don’t change, you can endure life, but you won’t be great or your best. The thing is, most people and companies are not designed to change, so you’ll see some try to change and they fail.  Or they change and they forget to keep changing and later are faced with failure. Life and business do not freeze, you must be always changing. With his new business, Tie worked to acquire 35-40 properties a month.  Change needs to be an identity that is reflected and mended into a company’s culture. A set of values and beliefs about how to see the world, where the world is going, how to solve problems, and succeed. It is an image that everyone in the company is a part of.  

With constant change and bettering the company in different ways, comes growth.  Leaders usually want to expand as much and as fast as they can: more customers, more products, more markets.  The right kind of growth often proves to be slower and more sustainable. Put your efforts where you have the best chance of winning big.  Systematically analyze your business to separate the products and services that attract customers and revenue. Developing the discipline and skills to concentrate on the right products, services, and businesses takes time and repeatable processes.  Like Tie, when you grow in a sustainable way, you can build multiple lasting businesses.

As you grow, in principle, you should delegate as much as possible.  If you delegate often and well, you will build a strong and successful team for your businesses.  Transfer to your staff any tasks that require frequent repetition. Delegation does not come naturally to many managers.  Since delegation is a huge part of your ability to grow the business, practice by starting small. Assign one or more of your tasks every day for a certain number of days.  Evaluate with your employee how the task was assigned. Was the communication clear? Was the project completed to how you wanted it? Take your feedback and grow from that to delegate more next time.  Soon, it’ll become a habit you need to grow your business and expand.

Leadership takes effort, dedication, and commitment to improve and learn.  When some leaders get to a certain level, they decide to give back and help others.  Leaders are not content with the status quo; they are driven to create meaningful change.  And sometimes this means helping others to be their best as well. While others fixate on limitations, leaders perceive opportunities.  Contrary to the popular saying, “It’s lonely at the top,” good leadership is not a solitary pursuit. Like Tie, they help educate and train people on how to be better using the skill set they have learned to master success.  Tie is obsessed with speaking and sharing his secrets of success worldwide. Good leaders understand that people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. People all over the world are listening to Tie because the passion for the investing industry runs as deep as his passion for helping people.  What is success if you cannot share it with others? As the saying goes, “If you are leading others and you’re lonely, then you’re not doing it right.” True leadership helps people achieve their goals and dreams; it helps them recognize things inside of them they never knew they had. It inspires, it motivates.

Almost all good leaders are passionate about their work – to the point where it doesn’t feel like work.  Skill, opportunity, experience, and expertise are not enough; unless you have passion, you will fall short of excellence.  Success demands that you free yourself from self-imposed limitations. The opinions and attitudes of others often shape people’s behavior.  Be like Tie and allow your voice to be heard and change the lives of others. Be the leader that not only changes your own life, but also the lives of people all over the world.  There is a new generation of wealth and success, and it is changing how everyone does business. There is no “me” in team. To grow your business to a multi-million dollar business and to run multiple businesses, you don’t get there alone.  You ride out the storms, you change your direction, and you help as many people as you can in the process. Sounds like a recipe for success.