It's fair to presume that when Tom Ferry was a teenager, he might have benefited from a little coaching -- not that he would have tolerated anyone offering it. "I was the worst possible kid," says Ferry. "I was stupid, obnoxious, angry. I was kicked out of four high schools. My parents were separated, and they each kicked me out of their house at 15. "I lived on the streets -- literally -- for three months." Not the most auspicious beginning for someone who today makes his living advising other people how to behave. Ferry, now 39, heads his own personal coaching and training business, and he estimates that his site, YourCoach.com, is among the largest of the dozens of such firms that specialize in the real estate industry. Ferry personally advises about tw...
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