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I had the opportunity over the holidays to see the new Mission Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise. It took me back to my favourite Tom Cruise movie, Jerry Maguire where Cruise portrays the sports agent of the same name. This movie produced some famous lines including “you complete me” and “show me the money,” but I think my favourite line from that movie occurs with Maguire explaining to Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., why he has not secured the big sports contract: “help me help you; help me help you,” pleads Jerry.

This line resonates with me because I see many professionals in similar positions as Tidwell, not meeting their expectations year after year.  Ironically, these professionals continue to conduct business the way they always have, while expecting different results. That is the definition of insanity, is it not? If this pattern is followed, how will 2012 be any different?

Help is in abundance. The internet is a wealth of information. Business mastermind groups can be formed. Mentors can be sought out. There are people willing to help you succeed, at no cost to you. Reach out to them; let them know that you need their help.

My personal expertise, of course, rests in the realm of mortgage financing, business financing, management and investment opportunities. So, to the Rod Tidwell’s of real estate and real estate related businesses, entrepreneurs, home owners, and financial planners, drop me a line and let’s chat.  “Help me help you” and I will “show you the money.”

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