But really, confidence results from having close personal relationships with people who believe in you.
So, if you focus on surrounding yourself with these people who believe in you, you’ll have the confidence to take action. (Stolen from Dane Maxwell while being interviewed by Jamie Tardy.) Google them!
92% of the “entrepreneurs” I talk to: read, study, Google, waste vendors time and ultimately do nothing. “No guts, no fame.”
Get a job or “man-up.” Lady-up if it’s appropriate. It takes “huevos” to survive in the loan shark industry. Yes, my friends, peers and clients cringe when I use that terminology (take that Scott C. :o) But, they don’t pay my bills or my property taxes here in Calif.
The OLA conference looked like a morgue. Everyone left standing looked as if they had survived the battle of the bulge. Put this temporary blip behind you! Now that we can serve consumers lacking traditional bank accounts, we have an army of 60M – 70M borrowers waiting for a smart Team to figure out how to deliver the $$ to them.
So, wake up, stand-up, find the right collaborators and get back in this small dollar loan game!
Lead prices have crashed, demand for them has tanked, more lead gens and aggregators are launching; crazy but true. Big data guys are cutting your underwriting costs.
ACH providers have jumped over board like rats but new ODFI’s are already here to fill the void.
The tribe model will persevere. It will require patience and persistence but the tribes will prevail; zero doubt!
And, if you were one of the operators employing the state licensing model due to fear, lack of guts, or shrewdness, YOU WON – so far.
Yes! The over-used word “pivot” has occurred in the PDL space. But, let’s NEVER forget that borrowers by the tens of millions are frantically searching via their smart phones, tablets, iPhones, Androids…for a LENDER TO HELP THEM.
Is that lender you? Or, are you a quitter?
Again: Disruption = opportunity. One word to describe the current state of our industry? DISRUPTION.
So, what you gonna do? I know what I’m doing? I’m buying paper at 8 cents on the dollar.
Finally, our VERY BEST WISHES TO A WONDERFUL FRIEND in the PDL space: Jerry (Jerome) Greenberg. We made a lot of $$ together. Hope he gets back in the game!! Best wishes to his family as well!!
Jer at Jer@TrihouseConsulting.com TALK TO ME! Good – Bad- Indifferent…