I learned the value of hard work at a very young age. It was instilled in me by my father, an Italian immigrant who worked as a bartender well into his 70's. He taught me, both with his words and with his actions, that nothing is gained in life without working hard. I've carried that lesson with me throughout my professional life and it has helped me build multiple successful businesses, including New American Funding.
Secret to Success
Will Over Skill
I learned long ago that will is much more important than skill. You can teach skill, but you cannot teach will. You either have it or you don't. You're either ready to do the hard work to succeed or you're not. There is no in between. I believe that anyone can succeed in any industry as long as they are willing to work for it. The only thing standing in your way is you. Once you realize that, you can begin to climb the ladder.
Many people believe they can skip steps on the path to success. People don't want to start on the bottom rung of the ladder. They want to skip to the middle or all the way to end. But that's a recipe for failure. You have to be willing to take each step, climb each rung on the ladder. I think it's critically important to be an active participant in each step. Each step in the ladder to success is a lesson that will serve you over the course of your career and your life.
That's what's going to serve you in the future; being a part of that journey, being present for each step. Those end up being the stories you tell, the stories that shape who you are. In fact, the harder the rung is, the more likely it is you'll tell that story later. The rungs you cleared with ease? I don't care how successful you are. You won't ever tell that story. But the rungs where you persevered, those are the ones that make you who you are. Who you can be.
At New American Funding, we are a tech-focused lender that still believes in the power of personal connection. Our focus on marketing and technology helped build New American Funding into one of the nation's top lenders.
That's why we've spent years developing systems that connect online mortgage borrowers with local loan officers through our Local Buyer Connect program. We also provide our loan officers with a plethora of industry-leading exclusive technology offerings to help them build their business, including social media solutions and proprietary loan origination software that helps meet the demand of today's borrowers.
We also offer cutting-edge marketing and operations support to provide a steady and consistent flow of business to accommodate both the current mortgage market and to be ready for the future. We care deeply about our family members at New American Funding. We will do whatever we can to help them succeed. That's why we offer coaching and support that help you be the best you can be. We know that our greatest resource is our people, and we'll help in whatever way we can.