People Who Can’t Do, Teach; A Myth Full of Fool’s Gold

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard the saying; “ People who can’t do; teach”; my pockets would be full of Fool’s Gold.

I have many friends who are teachers, and a universal quality I have noticed about my friends who are teachers is they are “World Class” parents and grandparents.

Have you ever noticed when elite athletes asked who had the most significant influence on their success it is their parents, teachers or coaches?

Many of us recognize the importance of an excellent education or trade. Many of us invest a decent amount of money in learning our profession or career’s skill.

Sales Management was a big part of my career; part of my responsibility was the training and education budget; this budget included personal development for our folks.  The personal development budget was separate from the company’s training budget.

There is a strong belief in the employment community; people who take personal time for lifelong learning makes a better employee.

Each year for the first several years in this management position I would announce the company had a personal development budget and would ask those interested in additional education to reach out and we could discuss.

Each year I would get no or very little interest, and I was perplexed.  Finally, I started to survey our salespeople and found out most felt they had put 3 or 4 years into a University Education and did not feel they should take their own time to continue their lifelong learning.  These salespeople wished the company would devote work time to life skills.

Life skills education may not have had a direct connection to the company’s training context, but I thought it was a great idea.

A company’s training program does not always have a direct line to your company’s goals.  Helping your employees improve their life skills does come back as an excellent return to your organization.

Improved Personal Financial Skills

I am currently working with others to improve their finances through investment real estate.  Each time I work with someone it always comes back to the financial basics.

If you are a lifelong learner, teacher, coach or consultant you need to reflect on your development outside of your specialty.  Draw upon the continuity of your personal life whether it is physical, mental, financial, family, community or social interests and ask yourself why you have not hired someone like a coach or a consultant to help you maximize your talent in those areas of your life.

Today even though I love one on one coaching in the field of investment real estate; I am honing my coaching and consulting pursuit to reach a broader audience.  I am happy to share my passion for investment real estate through my blogging, magazine article writing, podcasting and over a coffee and this comes at no cost to you but your time.  I appreciate you being part of my audience.

Over the next couple of months, I am developing an Online Course regarding Investment Real Estate to launch in 2019.  This course will focus on investment real estate as part of your financial portfolio.

Read this blog post; further research into is investment real estate right for you? Investment Real Estate; Is The Opportunity Right For You?

A couple of weeks ago my editor sent me the final edited version of my online workbook and planning guide and last week a graphic designer sent me three versions to consider.

I have been working with one of my clients over the last year and have involved him in the development of the workbook and planning guide to make this product client and student centred. ( Listen to this podcast episode about Alex’s journey; On the Move with Alex; The Journey to Investment Real Estate

Stay tuned over the next month as this ongoing story develops.

If you have an underlying interest in building investment real estate into your financial portfolio; please send me a message or sign up through our contact page and I will ensure to keep you in the loop on the online course development.  There will be a portion of the online course opened up for a Free Trial.

All the Best in your future financial endeavours and scroll down to send me a comment.

Warmest Appreciation,


About the author, W. Rick

Dynamic entrepreneur and sales management strategist; with over 20 years of experience in his field. Rick has achieved multimillion-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership and coaching in highly competitive markets.

An active real estate investor since 2002, Rick has developed his purchasing strategies and processes specializing in vacation and recreational properties, single-family homes and condo rentals.

In 2005, Rick re-financed his first rental property to fund the purchase of more positive cash flowing rental properties.

Rick sits on the Board of Directors for several condominium associations and is an active President and Treasurer. Sitting on these boards has given him a wealth of experience and insight into working with property management companies.

Rick has partnered with several joint venture associates and is committed to creating a positive investing experience for his associates by finding the properties, developing the investment, securing the financing and executing a proven positive cash flow system.

Why should you choose Rick as your Online Vault to Investment Real Estate Success Advisor?

An outstanding mentor and coach, Rick will work with you to build your investment real estate business starting from the foundation. From guiding you through the market research and critical drivers, building your team of trades, realtors, and lenders to attracting the investment real estate properties right for your portfolio and the joint venture partners to help you grow.

Through direction and training, Rick will help you develop your investment real estate goals and be a catalyst for you to purchase your first investment real estate property so you can build a strong financial foundation unlocking sustainable wealth and a living legacy for you and many generations to come.

Thank you for taking the only asset that gives us so much through life, but we can never get back our time.

Please join Rick on living his mantra:

” Prosperity for all aspects of your life forever.” W. Rick Harris

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