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Hey Folks!

Been a long (but fun). My day job did get off to a late start. This morning I attended a "seminar" from Money Tree Training Group. This group serves mortgage and real estate folks with personal coaching.

Brian Bailey gave the "seminar" and let me say glass looks at him and says "he's slick." Not saying a bad thing he is what he is. While some things didn't make sense (says he has been doing this for 15-years and trained for 8-years all while being 37) he delivered great points that can help anyone in the business. Most are based on the book: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill.

Now I did not sign up I wanted to get opinions about how everyone in the rain views personal coaches. So please comment. I also found a cool widget site I am expermienting with.

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Have a Great Day!
Tony Grego, Regional Sales Director with Amerisave
The Place with Great Rates!

Comments (13)

Brent Johnson
Chase International South Tahoe Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA

I love the survey and I would love to see your results!

Feb 25, 2009 02:02 PM
Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

Thanks Brent. Just found it at I am also looking forward to the results. BTW, they have plenty of interesting templates.

This is just a start


Feb 25, 2009 02:08 PM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Yes....Tiger Woods, MJ, Ali and Joe Montana all had coaches.....why wouldn't I if I have a quest for greatness.

Feb 25, 2009 02:24 PM
Kevin Bungert
ReMax Professional Group - East Northport, NY

I am a coach so I'm biased, obviously!  Having said that, I agree with Larry of course.  All top level performers in any arena have a coach.  Oprah has Dr, Oz (Health Coach) Bob Greene (Workout and Nutrtion coach)  Lawyers (Legal Coach)   Will Smith has an agent (Negotiations Coach) and a personal trainer/coach.  Think of your beloved Colts, every position has it's OWN coach!  Offensive Line coach, Defensive line coach, quarterback coach, kickers coach.  Why?  Because no one can know everything, even Brian Buffini has a coach to help him slim down!  The question really is, if you're serious about improving your business, do you think maybe a coach might have some ideas that you haven't thought of?   All the best!  -Kevin

Feb 25, 2009 02:57 PM
Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

Thanks Larry,

That comparison was made in today's seminar


Feb 25, 2009 03:07 PM
Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

Hey Kevin!

Appriciate your comment.

As a person looking for a coach what should I look to find. Today's seminar openned up my eyes but I could tell personalities were not going to work.

What do you look to find in a client?

Do you have a coach?



Feb 25, 2009 03:08 PM
Kevin Bungert
ReMax Professional Group - East Northport, NY

Tony- I don't have one coach.  I use all my reading and studying as my coaches.  Rhonda Britten, Andy Andrews, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Brian Buffini, Hal Higdon and so many more.  I am always working on a book and always keeping my mind open for new information from any source, even my 11 year old son.

For you, find someone who's message makes sense to you and feels like it might be a system or concept that you can get behind.  Then of course, look for a personality that you feel comfortable with.  But most importantly, make the commitment in your own mind first,  If you truly want to be better, any good coach will help you get there.  But it's all about your desire to be better first!

That leads into what I know makes for a good client, their desire to make their lives better for themselves and the people they love.  It really is that simple.  Open up your mind and trust someone to help you.  Best of luck Tony!  Any questions, any time, shoot me an e-mail!

Feb 25, 2009 03:24 PM
Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

Thanks Kevin for your response.

Very good insite. I plan to visit your site and learn more


Feb 25, 2009 03:28 PM
Collier Swecker
Mega Agent Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Advantage - Birmingham, AL

Our team has a coach, Katherine Ross of Corcoran Coaching, and our experience has been amazing. We basically doubled our production since hiring Corcoran. No magic bullet, but the honest accountability that the coach provides brings our team together.

Feb 25, 2009 11:48 PM
Aurelia Driver

If you are going to use a coach, Brian Bailey's organization is not the way to go.  I have had a difficult time with his organization.  I would just keep using Brian Buffini and Floyd Wickman safe, TRUE to their word.

Mar 20, 2009 04:53 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Tony, this Brian Bailey informational seminar to introduce you to the Money Tree coaching services and lead generation tools is still going strong, but the organization has deceptive bait and switch seminar prospecting tactics luring REALTORS and loan officers together for a "networking event" without mentioning it is a sales pitch for Brian and his company. Using falsehoods up front with clients is not the way to establish a credible business relationship.

Brian said his background is in Psychology and never has been in a mortgage or real estate field and has no intention of getting into either as well. 

Dec 02, 2010 11:37 AM
Phil in Austin


Attended a seminar in Austin 11/3/11 that was advertised to Realtors as a "way to meet loan officers", and the email stated they are "..just looking for some agents to come out, bring business cards and network with the Banks.  If you do that you should easily get a couple buyers out of this, or at least meet a couple banks that send you a deal or 2 on a regular basis." This was so bogus, a sham pretense, false advertising, and IMO a scam. He does well as a motivator, but advertise the seminar for what it is - a way to recruit agents/monies for his continuing on-line program (for a hefty fee..!) - not .."We're looking for some Real Estate Agents to come out and help out the banks that have prequalified buyers" (verbatim from the email I received). He needs to practice what he preaches - ethical, honest, professional tactics, not bait-and-switch ones!!

Nov 04, 2011 09:27 AM
Wade Huie
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
Wade Huie

Similar experience of Phil and Gary above...Bailey was a downright impressive speaker (He puts the most outgoing gospel evangelist to shame), very motivational, knew his scripts and dialogs like the back of his hand (and foot), certainly not boring. Total deception, though, in terms of how he got me there. So much so, I could never trust him or his organization if I wanted to.  I can only venture the vendors there likewise were deceived as well in terms of what to expect.

Apr 30, 2012 07:45 AM