June 2019 newsletter Put on Your invisible crown

Put on your invisible crown


When you see someone wearing a crown, usually they are either royalty or the winner of a pageant. A crown can have several symbolic meanings. To me, a crown means strength, courage, discipline, and respect. Just because you don’t wake up every day and put on a crown doesn’t mean you can’t be someone who is worthy of respect.


I believe GOD wants those of us who choose to live like Kings and Queens to do so. Not everyone wants to go through life feeling like royalty or striving to be the best they can possibly be, and that’s okay. You have the right to decide how you will present yourself to the world. However, I happen to believe that if we set high standards for ourselves then we will encourage, inspire, and empower others to do the same.


“Invisible crowns aren’t made of rhinestones. They are made of discipline, hard work and courage.“



The more confidence we have in ourselves, the more contagious that confidence will be. To me, the sign of a leader is a sincere desire to help others. Before you put on your invisible crown, ask yourself the following six questions. If the answer to each question is “Yes,” then you deserve your crown.


  1. Do you go to work every day wanting to be a bright spot in the life of everyone you meet, and do you try to leave people feeling better than they were when you found them?


  1. Do you make positive statements throughout your day and not join in when others are complaining, gossiping, or being negative?


  1. Do you stand tall and feel confident in your daily routine and not allow anyone to treat you as if you are unworthy of respect?


  1. Are you trying to be the best parent, son or daughter, spouse or significant other, coworker, employer or employee you can possibly be?


  1. Are you creating a strong work ethic and discipline to accomplish your business goals and dreams or to be a great team player?


  1. Are you leading by example in your workplace – in other words, are you the type of manager, employer, or employee that people admire and look up to?



“You are forced to stand tall when you have your crown on.”

The idea of pretending that you’re wearing a crown may seem a little corny at first. However, I dare you to try it — that is, if you feel that you deserve it. If you aren’t willing to do what it takes to wear a crown in this lifetime and on this planet, then you won’t get another chance. The time is now!


Put your crown on and show the world who you are and what you are made of! Make a decision to start tomorrow to be a top salesperson, to be a great leader, to encourage others to bring out the best in themselves, to be confident, to lead by example! Put on your invisible crown and never, ever take it off.


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


Van Deeb is recognized as an authority in sales, customer service, and leadership. 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