I started with Private Money Exchange in April of 2012, which was approximately four months later of your job-shadowing. When I started, I was currently going to NIC to become a chef. I applied for the job position opening to continue residing in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The amazing things about this place are what inspired me to continue to live here. Throughout the first 6 months of working with Lee Arnold and Gary Myers I learned more about real estate funding and investing, that I wanted to change my career and strictly focus on this. I had to make the decision to put college on hold and continue to move on with real estate. This was the wisest decision I ever made in my life. I’m now the Client Operations Coordinator for Cogo Capital Corporate and am the HUB for all of the leads that are generated daily. I control the disbursements of leads to various loan officers within the company, pre-qualify all of the potential loans prior to deal submission, get brand new investors setup with our investor development department, make sure all of the leads are being contacted, discuss lending with new real estate investors and the advantages to lending with Cogo Capital, communicate amongst all departments, including PME Affiliates, Inner Circle Students & Mentors, repeat borrowers, and make sure to provide the best service possible to our clients. I treat every client as a potential deal whether it were to be for current or future funding because when that client is ready to move forward that relationship has already been built and they will come to Cogo Capital for funding over local or outside lenders. I have told both Lee Arnold and Gary Myers that I enjoy every aspect of my career and will continue to strive to improve my knowledge and shoot for the millionaire goal. You are very lucky to have had the opportunity to job shadow Lee Arnold. He is truly and inspiring and knowledgeable individual. I have never experienced someone that can grab a crowd’s attention like he can and draw people into his discussions. I have the privilege to work with him every day and learn new things about investing each and every day. He has inspired me personally to venture out on my own for fix & flips and become an entrepreneur as well.
I personally believe you should request a 2nd job shadowing to see how big the company has expanded 1½ years later and how it has tripled its staff, due to Lee Arnold’s strategy to becoming a successful entrepreneur. The operations have changed to guarantee success. We have a very tight bond within the corporate office and rely on each and every one of us to get processes and tasks done to keep business productive. We always work as a team and we put forth 100% to make sure our clients are taken care of and provided the best service.
Thank you for the read and good luck on your future endeavors. I hope the music career works out as well and you are well on your way to becoming a millionaire. This was an inspirational book and would recommend this to high school students and parents. It provided great education on the types of things students should learn and schools should take this as a way to change the curriculum to help benefit success.
— Tony Looney, Client Operations Coordinator Cogo Capital