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From every struggle comes transformation

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Good morning -- how is everyone? I hope you're all doing great. You should be. Today is a brand-new day. Filling the cup bone dry I trashed my original opening statement, the one I worked for a week to perfect. The speakers who addressed the crowd prior to my keynote managed to slide their straws into the half-empty cup that was this audience of 400 Realtors and suck it dry. The agents were in attendance as a course requirement -- credits towards yet another designation. Each covered a different real estate subject: title, the economy, mortgage, investment strategy. Gloom, doom and the apocalypse. And then me. I was tasked with filling the empty cup with sweet, energizing nectar. Each speaker went overtime driving home the "realities" of the industry today. As the minutes ticked away, my worst fears tocked. My stage time was 12-1 p.m. At 1 p.m., the course would officially end. A hard stop. At 12:25, I prepared to take the stage. The attendees were returning to their seats from the...