July 2019 newsletter The benefits of thinking BIG

The benefits of thinking BIG


Are you someone who thinks BIG? Do you wake up each morning and say to yourself, “Today I am going to accomplish something BIG, memorable, and meaningful,” or are you just hoping to make it through another day? Well, doing the bare minimum may be okay for some people, but it’s not okay for you. YOU are not satisfied with being average! How do I know that’s true? Because you are taking the time to listen to my podcasts or read my newsletters.


As Gary Keller points out in his book The One Thing, thinking big is essential if you want to get extraordinary results. Success requires action, and action requires thought. But here’s the catch: the only actions that become springboards to big success are those that come from thinking big to begin with. When you make this connection, the importance of thinking big begins to sink in.


Everyone has the same number of hours in a day, and hard work is simply hard work. What you do when you are at work determines what you will achieve. And since what you do is determined by what you think, how big you think becomes the launching pad for how much you will accomplish.


“There is always room in your life for thinking bigger, pushing limits and imagining the impossible.” – Tony Robbins


There is no downside to thinking big! Actually, the benefits are amazing if you allow yourself to do it. Thinking big keeps you from having boring days, it keeps you from being negative, and it keeps you from being in the wrong environment or spending time with negative people. Why? Because people who think big don’t have time for any of those things.


“It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big. So dream big and think bigger.” – Daymond John


What does thinking big mean to you? Thinking big may mean that you are going to treat your body like a temple and get in the best shape of your life, or it may mean taking all the necessary steps to become a better employee, employer, team member, parent, son or daughter. To me, thinking big means utilizing all my natural God-given talents, not leaving anything on the table. If I want be the top salesperson, then I will demand of myself that I make that happen. If I want to build the most Realtor-friendly company in the industry (which I did), then I will never settle for anything less. The only way to do big things is to start by thinking big!


When you think big, you decide your limits, you set your own boundaries, and you make the rules regarding your future. When you think big, you let no one stand in your way as you strive to reach your goals. Stop for a second, take a deep breath, and make a decision right now to ONLY think big for the rest of your time on this earth. If you think big and set your sights high but only accomplish a portion of what you set out to do, then you are still winning and you are still ahead of the game.


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Norman Vincent Peale

We have to think from the second we wake up to the second we go to sleep, so why not use that time to think BIG?


If not now, then when? And if not you, then who?



Van Deeb is recognized as an authority on thinking BIG. His proven methods and techniques helped Van build one of the largest real estate companies in the country, growing his business from just himself to an agency with 350 associates. Invite Van to present a workshop, keynote, or event at your company. Contact Van at his direct line: 402-680-8448, through email:, or on the Web at

What People in the Audience are Saying…

With Van's passion, humor and experience you can be assured of one thing- your audience is going to get fired-up, built-up, and fully charged –up. As an entrepreneur at the top of his game Van is in the unique position of being able to "talk the talk" because he has "walked the walk". Over the years he has been a great inspiration to me and my staff. Van is a speaker with charisma, humility and impact and he's a difference maker in the lives of the people he touches…"

—George Akers // President, First Mortgage Corp.

I wanted to thank you for coming and speaking with our company today. I thought your presentation was awesome! I was really motivated and inspired by your thoughts and ideas. I will use this motivation to grow my business and my personal life.”

—Justin Pauls // Realtor, Tampa, Florida

We are delighted you will be accepting the award for Omaha’s Top 25 fastest growing companies. Congratulations on your outstanding growth and we wish you continued success.”

—Tracey Fortina // Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for running such a class act company. It is an honor and a pleasure to be associated with someone such as yourself. I know you are probably one of the most respected businessmen in the region.”

—Dustin Talacko // Realtor, Omaha, Nebraska

Congratulations on writing “Selling from the heart” and thank you for sharing a copy with me. Your class has been one of the most enjoyable classes I’ve ever taken. Your enthusiasm and passion for your work are awesome. But the most refreshing part of the class was your delightful sense of humor. Thank you again for being a fantastic teacher.”

—Linda Reismeiler // Student at Randall School of Real Estate, Omaha, Nebraska

Kudos to you, Van, for reaching a major goal. But more than that...For successfully building one of Omaha’s best companies from scratch and making it thrive even in less than ideal market conditions. You have realized the American Dream...And brought it home to many, many others. My best to you!”

—Todd Andrews, Anchor and Producer, KETV Omaha

Having you here again was such a blessing to so many! As I looked at the pictures, I could see just how interested each and every person was in what you had to say!

This has been such a gift to our agents when they need it the most. The fact that you come, you are so genuine and caring, you are so honest, you are not trying to sell anything and your passion to help each and every person believe in themselves and become the best they can be is HUGE! The timing is perfect for us all helping and caring about each other, so, thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving of yourself to help all of us!”

—Carolyn Summerton // First Mortgage Company of Idaho

I enjoyed your seminar and its focus. I was on the fence whether or not to attend and decided why not? I could have sat through an all day session if there was one, usually I end up at the seminars that start with a focus and quickly go astray. I found with yours time flew by too fast and it was already time to go but I wasn’t ready to go.”

—Scott Asbill, CDPE // Associate Broker, Realtor