Invest In Yourself

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Alright, is your financial situation so tight that you can’t afford to invest in learning how to get unstuck?

For many years I didn’t have the money either. I had to use my credit cards, take a second loan on my house just to attend seminars. Today, people think I am somewhat lucky. They just don’t know the sacrifice I had to make.

If you are serious about your dream, whatever it is, you need to bite the bullet and take some risk. Invest time and money in your future. Yes, I am talking about money you don’t have. I did it. It doesn’t matter what you are trying to do, others already have a system you can use and apply. You just have to be willing to buy the system. You know what? They, too, at one time had to buy somebody’s system.

Check this out. The reason I am keynoting the Sales Mastery conference for 3,000 people in November 07 in Palm Desert is because I borrowed money to attend a $12,000 weekend seminar in High Point, North Carolina. I know. It’s crazy! But it was there, I connected with a powerful lady who introduced me to the event’s promoter. Besides, I learned some powerful business strategies that catapulted my speaking business.

Do you see my point? Every week, I get lots of requests from people who want me to mentor them for free. Some of them try to play the guilt trip on me. They ask me to give back. That’s all well and good. But in my experience, people don’t value anything that’s free. Even if they listen to the free advice, they very rarely, if at all, apply it. Besides, my understanding of giving back has a lot more depth than merely giving my time to someone who is not willing to pay the price of success.

So, I know you may not be interested in attending the Mega Speaking Event to learn how to get paid as a motivational speaker nor the Sales Mastery. But, whatever you want to accomplish in your life, you still need to invest in your future.

I would rather be in debt because I heavily invest wisely in my education then being in debt because I spend my money foolishly. There are so many small businesses that are struggling out there simply because they don’t know the answers to their problems. Yet, they will not invest in attending a marketing seminar.

Every day, I drive by shopping centers and notice so many vacancies. I bet you those people who had to close their doors for business lost a lot of money. It’s all because they didn’t know how to properly market and position their business. Simply put, a little investment in acquiring the right knowledge to run their business would earn them beaucoup dinero!

There are also those who are waiting for the company to pay for their training. “If they don’t want to pay for me to attend, I won’t go.” Nonsense. My advice to your is to first try to get them to pay. If they refuse to sponsor you, find a way. After all, it’s your education… Not theirs!

Just think about it,

Press on!

Rene Godefroy


  1. Sandy Catinella

    I REALLY can’t afford to come see you. No money to borrow! Please let me know when you plan on coming to Atlanta, I wouldn’t miss meeting you.

    I love your newsletters, thank you!


    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Sandy,

      I can understand. I am not sure where you are in your career. And I don’t know how long you’ve been where you are financially. I just happen to know there’s a way to get unstuck.

      If you really want to find the money to learn what you need to know to get what you want and network with the right people, it will happen. First, you must write it down in details. Then turn it over to your subconscious mind by constantly repeating it to yourself.

      You may do so, in the form of prayer or meditation. It’s your choice. I have tried this many times and see incredible results in my life.


    • Thom Wert

      Well first there was Sandy, and then Me, So now we have Dina and that makes THREE!!! We all want to see Rene and wouldn’t it be sad if there were a hundred more people quietly out there not saying a word! read my comments below send me a email and let see how many people are out there wanting to see Rene in Atlanta.


  2. Samba

    You are absolutely right. I read carefully the home page and a lot of information are just correct and truly helpful.
    I will come back again and read it over again. I am just coming in from work now.


    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Samba,

      Great to hear from you!

  3. Thom Wert


    Hope you don’t mind me asking this question to your readers,

    How many of you would pay to listen to Rene but would need to see him locally? I know that I’m in that situation and I was thinking… if enough of us got together couldn’t we book Rene ourselves?

    This thought only cross my mind like two seconds ago and I’m typing before I’ve worked out all the details… but 1st of all we need to see how many of us there really is!

    So here is my e-mail address: wertusa at If you are like me and Sandy and are willing to PAY to see Rene but would like to see him locally let see what we can do… shoot me a email telling me the ONLY!! Your first name, town and state you live in. If we have enough people interested then maybe we can work out the details with Rene.

    Starkville, Mississippi

    Disclaimer: I have no connection with Rene at all, I’m just an ordainary guy with an idea.

    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Thom,

      That’s awesome! I am sure my manager Marcia Snow would love to workout something with you. Let’s see if enough people would want to join forces with you and Sandy.

      I would be happy to share some winning ideas with a group of like minded individuals.

  4. Thom Wert


    I wonder if this would work, I’ve been thinking about the comment that Sandy made about the difficulty of going to the two seminars in California. Even though I firmly believe what you said, I’ve been thinking of how is it possible to seat at your feet and learn from you. I’m willing to pay, but I’m running a small business (I’m not the owner) have a family (not trying to make excuses) so the question I’m trying to figure out is when you can’t go to the mountain, is it possible to have the mountain come to you?

    Here is what I thought of, maybe it is possible for a group of us to get together and hired you to speak to us. I certainly would like to think this could work. Now the question is how do we get together, how does a bunch of people who do not know each other but have the same desire find each other?

    Well maybe just maybe we could do it right here! Rene if you would aloud me to post my e-mail address in the comment feedback people could contact me and I could see if there would be enough of us that are close enough to Atlanta that have the desire to learn from you, if there is… maybe we could hire you to speak to us.

    Starkville, Mississippi

  5. Dina

    I would love to see you in the wonderful city of Atlanta, GA!
    I know there is a market for it here. There is a market for almost everything here!
    Hope to see you soon.

    • Thom Wert

      Ok let’s see now… Dina, Sandy and Me so there must be more of you wanting the see Rene at Atlanta. Read my comment above and shoot me a email so I can see how many people are interested in seeing Rene, and remember to use the .. at .. symbol instead of the word when emailing me. Thom

  6. Yves Regis


    I will not be able to attend the California Events, unfortunately, due to previous engagements. But I assure you that I will do my best to attend some of your other engagements. By the way your book “Kick your excuses Good Bye” is a wonderful book. It is well written-very informative. Keep up the good work my brother.

    Yves Regis
    Hartford, Ct.


    HI Rene ,firstly i want to thank you for such a wonderful job you doing for the people of this world.

    I have an interest of attending conferences with you, at point in time it is impractical because i am an independent student-i support my self with income from weekend vacation job.

    And it wont be possible to borrow a loan because i have no security.

    Apart from that, it would be my pleasure to see you in my city, South Africa, KZN Province, Durban- city

    • Rene Godefroy

      H Mkhethway,

      I understand. South Africa is very far from the US. It would be too costly for you. Be patient. I am sure at some point someone will bring me to your country for a motivational conference.

      It would be my pleasure to meet you. In the meantime, please keep dreaming and taking action!

  8. oloruntola micheal

    Its really wonderful to see, and hear people like you in the house!!! It really shows you are a visionary and, and i Pray God will bring your dreams into reality.

    I would have love to spend my last penny to support you guys, but am in Africa. But “with God all things are possible”.

    I support you guys and will keep informing people i know.



  9. alwiga

    Hi Rene,

    Last night my house mate told me that he thinks I really should write I book. I had actually told him of the comments I received from you as my mentor when I last wrote to you. I spent the evening thinking that I should get unstuck and getting moving.

    I am taking a few days off work next week to do soul searching and review my life so far. I have put my car on notice for sale and hope it will raise me money to attend the conference. I am from Nairobi Kenya. Please let me know in USD how much it will cost. I can try raise $5000.

    I do not know anyone there so I need to know what accommodations, travel and registration will cost. I really feel that its my time to get unstuck and I want to do it.

    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Alwiga,

      That’s awesome! I am so glad you are taking a bold step. One day you will look back and feel great you made the decision. One must be willing to step out and trust.

      As far as information about the event, you will have to go to to find details.

      Your friend is right. A book will do a lot of good to your career. It will earn you respect and help you build credibility which is essential to your career. More importantly, it will change and impact lives.

      You have several books in you. I caution you to keep it simple. Sometimes we tend to jam everything we know in one book. Keep it simple. The rest is for another book.

      Hope that makes sense to you!

      Never look back my friend. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Trust me on this.

      Press on!


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