"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."-- Thomas Edison

Too many times we see it, people giving up on education, relationships, business ventures, jobs, and life success in general, when it could be success is only one more try away.

It could be that extra hour of study, that last phone call, or that seemingly futile final attempt to repair a relationship that finally breaks through the barrier and brings success.

You may need to think creatively, you may need to get out of your comfort zone, you may need to put in a little bit of extra effort to reach your goals and create success in your life, or - brace yourselves - you may need to ask for help.  The key is to keep moving towards your goals no matter what obstacles are thrown in your way.

To take Thomas Edison's thought one step further:

"Never give up! Never surrender!" (Galaxy Quest)

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Question 1: "I have a rental in Calgary that two people rented together.  They are six months into a 12 month lease and now one of my tenants wants to sublease their side of the rental agreement.  What do I need to do?  Do I terminate the last agreement and do a whole new one with the two new tenants or do I get them to put a letter together?"

Question 2:  "I have a high end house that I am renting out. A self-employed renter expressed interest and he wants to apply using his corporation name on the lease.  Is this a good idea? I know how to qualify individuals (application, pull credit, references, income verification, etc.) but how can I qualify a corporation? They say it has been in operation for 15 years.  Any tips you can provide?"

For the answers: "Ask an Expert with Sherilynn Milsom" on the REIN Insider blog


Sherilynn was featured in June's "REIN Real Estate Report" in the "Ask an Expert" column:

Ask an Expert June 2015


"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together."

This powerful African proverb gets me all misty-eyed every time I read it. It signifies teamwork, collaboration, interdependence, and strength in numbers.  It tells us we are stronger, smarter, more resilient, and generally better when we help each other, rely on each other, and learn from each other.

I have seen many investors flounder and many home-owners get into serious financial trouble because they were embarrassed to ask for advice or assistance.  Why?

Why is there shame in admitting we've made a mistake? Why is there shame in admitting something is too complicated or stressful for us to do it alone? Why do we insist on pretending we are the be-all and end-all, the alpha and omega?

We aren't.

We enter this world knowing absolutely nothing beyond basic bodily functions.  We spend the rest of our lives - yes, the rest of our lives - on a path of continuous growth, learning, and improvement.

Own it.

Ask for help when you need it.

We are stronger together.



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