Why I Choose NOT To Participate In The Current “Recession”

Everyone seems to be worried. If you listen to some folks, you’d think the world is collapsing beneath us. Everyone is tightening their belt, going on half rations, pinching their pennies, keeping their heads down, waiting for the storm to pass, waiting for a new government or waiting no government. People are buying gold thinking that it’s a hedge for inflation even if it doesn’t bring you any income.


People are putting their money into “safe” investments, like money markets that yield 1% or other places that are considered less risky, but give them a smaller yield than inflation.

By the way, what happens when your money brings you in less money than inflation? You LOSE money.

I have two HUGE questions for you to consider:

1. Why are so few people putting their money into real estate right now?
2. Why are so few people investing in themselves right now with education?

Warren Buffet said, “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.” This is the time when an entire nation (perhaps the entire world), is fearful. The market is in a shambles because of this fear.

I’m not saying that there aren’t other reasons for the problems we are experiencing – mistakes were made, crimes where committed – BUT…

I AM saying that you don’t need to be stopped because of what is going on – in fact, this is the greatest opportunity you will probably see in your LIFETIME and 5 or 10 years from now, you will look back at this time and kick yourself for not taking action. That is the way I felt 5 years after my disaster in the ’80s – IF ONLY I HAD DONE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

This time I’m not making the same mistakes. I’ve seen this market before, but this time, the opportunities are 10  times greater!

Everyone who is reading this newsletter already knows that there are some amazing real estate deals out there right now. You just have to look across the street to find them. I’ve been in this business for over 25 years and I’ve NEVER seen opportunities like I see today.

But there are two problems that people THINK they have that prevents them from participating in this magical moment in financial history:

1. They don’t have any money.
2. They don’t know how to invest (with or without money).

Neither of these things matter one whit. They are meaningless if you decide that they are meaningless and understand why, but until you do, you will stay where you are at.

Here is why…

People say you can’t make money without having money, but I think that’s pure BS.

My philosophy, “If you can’t make money with NO money, you sure as hell can’t make money WITH money.”

Follow my logic and see if you can see any flaws.

Every economist takes special note of the mood of the country. They look at confidence or lack of confidence in investing. Are people afraid or are they confident. It’s the classic Bull vs. Bear market. The Bull bursts with confidence, the Bear shy’s away in fear.

Here is the dictionary definition:

fear noun

a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. Synonyms: foreboding, apprehension, consternation, dismay, dread, terror, fright, panic, horror, trepidation, qualm. Antonyms: courage, security, calm, intrepidity.

So the economy is driven by this single thing. It’s the *perception* of reality that drives it, NOT the realty.

Fear is created by the unknown. Fear is the natural byproduct of ignorance.

So, let’s follow the logic. Fear is what keeps people from participating in the economy. It’s the thing that makes folks tighten up and keep their heads down waiting for the “storm” to pass. Even if that storm isn’t real, but is only their self imposed thinking about reality.

ο What if that fear went away?

ο What if confidence returned?

ο Can we make that happen?

My thoughts? We can’t change the entire world by ourselves overnight, but we can BEGIN that change by changing our own thoughts and actions. When enough of us change, it causes a ripple effect that has the ability to change the entire world. This isn’t pie in the sky, idealistic thinking, we can see this happen over and over and over again in the real world throughout history.

Let’s look at how to make that fear go away in ourselves.


First you must define what you are afraid of. Right now, you may just be reacting to the feelings of others around you. Are you afraid that the real estate market will lose you money? Are you afraid that you will fail? Are you afraid that you will look foolish to your friends and family? Are you afraid that the world will fall apart and you won’t have a place to live or food to eat and will be fighting for your life? What are you afraid of?

Fear comes from uncertainty and uncertainty comes from ignorance.

Uncertainty + Ignorance = FEAR

What if you lost that uncertainty? What if you could look into the future and know what to expect – would you do things differently? What if you knew there was a way to guarantee that you would make money and prosper? What if you knew that you would prosper even MORE if the rest of the market was in the tank?

Here is how to lose your uncertainty: Just two simple words…

Educate yourself.

One of the things I know about in this world is how to make money. I have NO uncertainty about my ability to make a living in ANY circumstance short of complete anarchy (and I suspect I could pull it off there too if I could stay alive long enough). Because of my CERTAINTY, I am able to make investments that make me a boatload of money everyday. I’m not afraid to lose money because I know I can always make money.

crisisThis doesn’t mean that I don’t lose money – I most certainly make bad choices sometimes – but I make a lot more money than I lose.

I also know how to teach you what I know. I have turned my knowledge into a system so someone with a lower level of skill can accomplish what I accomplish without the same knowledge or experience.

I’ve proven this because I currently run my business with very little input from me – it’s all carried out by systems and outsourced workers (who carry out my systems on a very high level without the same skills that I have).

I’ve also proven this because of the training program I created and the success stories I’ve created with thousands of people over the years. You can watch some of the video interviews with a few of these folks here:


If you will set aside your fear for a moment and learn my techniques, you will gain that same certainty.

But you may be saying, “You are a very expensive teacher, Joe. How can I set aside my fear to learn when I risk so much just too learn it?

What if you didn’t have to risk a dime to learn from me personally?

What if I guaranteed you would make money using my systems or you wouldn’t pay a thing?

That is EXACTLY what I do.

My guarantee to you: this is written out on my website at:



This course is backed by the most powerful guarantee possible!

“I personally guarantee that you will buy at least one piece of real estate during the 26 week course or I will give you ALL of your money back.” – Joe Crump


I mean it… if you don’t buy a property, I don’t get paid! I know without question what an important opportunity this is for you, and how thorough, systematic, practical, and foolproof the materials are, and because of that…

I am willing to take ALL the risk in your purchase of the Six Month Mentor Program.

Start this course and follow the simple steps and the straightforward systems I have put together for you.

If, at the end of the six month program, you have not purchased at least one property and made a profit, I will give you *all* of your money back. All that is required is that you *actively* participate in the program. That means, read the material, attend and participate in the calls and follow through with the program the way I teach you.

I guarantee that it works if you follow through with the program. I also guarantee it *won’t* work if you do not.

This is *NOT* a “Get Rich Quick” scheme. It is a business building program that will teach you how to create a real estate business that will serve you for the rest of your life.

All I ask is that you actively participate in the program.

How can I offer a guarantee like this?

Because I know that if you actively participate in the program… you will succeed!

My commitment is, “Do the work and you will buy a piece of property or you don’t pay!”

Road To Recovery Green Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.That’s it. No hemming and hawing, just a straightforward, honest to goodness guarantee that if you do what I teach, you will make money.

That is what I call certainty.

Don’t mistake me – I know my program “ain’t cheap” It’s a $10,000 program, for Pete’s Sake.

I don’t allow you to do my program on “spec.” You have to come up with a little bit of money just to show me you are serious, but…

I’ve got a ton of discounts and specials that can dramatically reduce the price.

I’ve also got a payment plan that makes it a lot easier for you to get started.

It is not a sustainable business model for me to take people on spec – too many wanna bees who don’t want to do the work. I’ve done it before and when I do, those low motivation people drop my success rates.

When I take people who have scraped and scrimped to be here – I know they are serious and are not screwing around and wasting my time.

If you are serious about:

1. Building a business that will serve you now and for the rest of your life.
2. Creating a sustainable income in a very short time using the techniques I teach.
3. Quitting your current job and becoming a full time real estate investor.
4. Building a portfolio of investment properties that will make you rich and give you a legacy to pass on to your heirs.
5. Having control of your time and work schedule and working half the hours for twice the pay.
6. Making the income of a brain surgeon with six months of training rather than 9+ years of expensive college.

If you want any of these things AND you want to reduce your fear of the future for yourself and your family, you should look into my Six Month Personal Mentor program.

I will personally lead you by the hand and show you how to build a business you can be proud of. I won’t shunt you off onto a paid flunky sitting at a phone who calls himself a “coach” You will work with me personally.

I will also invite you to come work with me here in Indy for my weekend Buying Events (at no extra charge). I will give you access to your own personal version of ALL of my Push Button sites so you can use the same technology and systems that I use in my business.

I will also allow you to bring your partner or spouse and I will treat them the same way I treat you – as part of my Inner Circle.

Find out more about my mentor program at these websites.

The letter that explains the program in detail:

A video interview with me about the program and details about what I teach and the techniques you will learn:

A video that explains the buying events that every mentor student is personally invited to that allows us to meet and work together IN PERSON:

A bunch of video interviews with my active students talking about how they use my techniques to build their businesses. These are real “Case Studies” of businesses that are IGNORING the so-called “recession” mind set.

Get serious. You owe it to yourself and your family to stop being frightened of the economy and the future.

You need to stop delaying your life – waiting for things to “get better.”

I know this program isn’t for everyone, some will never get over their fear and distrust even if I stepped in and did all the work for them (which is not going to happen, by the way), but something tells me that a few of you will look at your life and realize – “If not me, then who? If not now, then when?”

You know that the only way to make a change in your life is by stepping up to the plate and taking action.

My wish for you is that you are one of the few with the courage and desire to take up that bat, step up to the plate and take your place as a free human – not under the thumb of your job or your bank account or anyone else who wants you to believe you can’t do it.

And don’t think for a minute that the only way to do that is by taking my course. I think it’s the best way, the easiest way and the fastest way, but I did it without someone like me. I learned from a great mentor called “hard knocks” – and I lost way more using that random teacher than you will probably ever lose with a knowledgeable human mentor.

But the magic is “in boldness” – it’s in taking action and stepping forward. It’s in moving forward and trusting that action will get you where you want to go.

Do something, even if it’s wrong.

Expect mistakes.

Expect failure. The more you fail, the more you learn. Fail your way to success.

If you are serious about getting involved with my program or have questions that were not answered on my web pages or videos, please give me a call.

Before I allow anyone into the program, I have a few questions for you as well. As I said before, this program is not for everyone. But there is no mystery to my criteria – I don’t exclude anyone for who they are or what they believe – I only exclude people who don’t understand what they are getting into – who think what I offer is a get rich quick scheme or who think it’s okay to whine and complain to me (I don’t allow people who bring poison to my life). Other than that, I want to know who you are – then, we can go from there.

Whatever you choose, I wish you the best of all good things.

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