What it takes to be Successful

Mortgage and Lending with Amerifirst Financial, Inc. (NMLS #145368) BK-0013635

What it takes to be successful? One mans journey...


Achieving success is one of the major goals that many people have in their lives, because this brings lots of great things. However, being successful is not that easy to achieve, and it does require quite a lot of effort in order for you to become the best!

1. Motivation

Many tend to think that success comes overnight, especially in this digital era, and while such a thing did happen to a few people, the reality is that most of the time in order to be successful you need a lot of work. This is where motivation comes into play. You need to have a motivational factor and in many ways, you need to really want success, just like you want to breathe in order to get fresh air and live. The more you want to achieve success, the higher the chances of actually getting there!

2. Give up something

Most of the time, success does come with a price. You just can’t have everything in life, be it a relationship or your sleep time, something has to give because you do have to focus a lot in order to become a successful person. Many successful individuals didn’t sleep or eat for days, in an effort to fulfill their goals and achieve success.  You have to get the people closest to you on board with your goals, or ultimately you will FAIL.

3.  Seriousness and dedication

If you want to achieve success, then you have to be certain that you dedicate your time, passion and resources to fulfill your goal. You need to act as a professional if you want to become one.

4. Patience

You need to be patient because not all great results tend to come overnight. It takes time to gain the success, and you will need to invest all your efforts into making this a reality, but if you strive to achieve those results, then they might come faster than expected sometimes. However, patience is a virtue and it’s a major factor when it comes to gaining success.

5. Financial and management skills

Moreover, ponderation when it comes to spending is necessary, because in your road to success you might encounter numerous bumps that could draw you back. This is where the focus comes into play, because you need to keep your focus at all times, as this is what you have to do in order to achieve the ultimate success.

6. Stay positive and attract success

Being positive all the time attracts good things in your life, so you should stay away from negative thoughts and instead embrace the positive stuff. This is what attracts success at all times!


These are some of the major things you need to take into account if you want to be successful. Remember that success requires a lot of hard work, and it doesn’t come overnight, but with enough attention and dedication, you are bound to fulfill your dreams, just believe in what you do and the great results will follow!


In the end, whether you succeed or fail the outcome is purely up to you. YOU are a product of what YOU think of yourself.  I heard a GREAT quote the other day I can't for the life of me remember where I heard it, but it went something like this

"a $60,000 a year person can't just become a $600,000 a year person without sacrifice, you are earning $60,000 becuase of your level of knowledge in that particular field.  Grow your knowledge grow your income."  

That hit home for me becasue I pride myself in constant education, I mean DAILY and I preach it to my loan officers and Realtors that I coach.  Educate yourself and you will do more business PERIOD!



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Ricky Khamis
NMLS 173141 | LO-0911814 | CA-DOC173141
Branch Manager | Corporate Office
Arizona and California CE Instructor

Email: Rick@amerifirst.us

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Amerifirst Financial Disclosure-  The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of Ricky Khamis.  Content published here is not read or approved by Amerifirst Financial before it is posted and does not necessarily  represent the views and opinions of Amerifirst Financial.


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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Ricky, this list says it all!  When one has motivation, theother items on the list are essential to moving forward.  I'm saving this post as a reminder!

Apr 01, 2015 03:37 PM #1
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Clearly you know what it takes to be successful Ricky, thanks for sharing the tips with the rest of us!


Apr 01, 2015 04:41 PM #2
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Ricky. I like this post as it shows us what it takes to be successful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Apr 01, 2015 05:23 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share.

Best wishes for a most productive spring.

Apr 02, 2015 12:51 AM #4
Ricky Khamis
Amerifirst Financial, Inc. (NMLS #145368) - Mesa, AZ
NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565

Thanks team!

Apr 02, 2015 05:21 AM #5
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Ricky Khamis ... as another Lender, I'd say you are spot on with your points made.  I especially like the point about patience.  I've seen some potentially good lenders give-up on their businesses ... and make errors ... just from a lack of patience.  You're so right when you say it's vitally important ...


Apr 03, 2015 05:13 AM #6
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Motivation, and seriousness and dedication have to be the most important steps to becoming more successful than one may already be. 

Apr 03, 2015 08:12 AM #7
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I honestly can't think of a single thing I feel like I had to give up in my career.  I feel successful, but who knows what others think and of course who cares.

Apr 03, 2015 01:03 PM #8
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

What a great post! Congrats on the feature, and I love that quote.  You put it into numbers, and numbers have meaning! Thank you!

Apr 03, 2015 01:19 PM #9
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ricky Khamis - great advice. A lesson I learned (and we need to remember this always) recently at Success Tour by Brian Buffini.


Apr 03, 2015 01:29 PM #10
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Ricky - great post and I think you have outlined a roadmap to success.

Apr 03, 2015 02:10 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Great professional wisdom and advice in full force and I love it and I hope you keep it up!

Apr 03, 2015 04:59 PM #12
Althea Kippes, Esq.
A.T. Kippes, Real Estate Broker - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco to Silicon Valley!

This is such a great post! Excellent advice for both new and experienced real estate agent.

Apr 04, 2015 04:30 AM #13
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Ricky - "Grow your knowledge; grow your team."  I really like that and think it makes a lot of sense.

Apr 04, 2015 04:33 PM #14
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