March 2022 Newsletter THE 4 D’s of Success

The 4 D’s of Success


If you intend to have a successful career and a rewarding life, you need to have Desire, Drive, Determination, and Discipline. Not only are these four D’s are as important as the air you breathe, but you also have to implement each one on a daily basis.


I am driven to succeed by a desire to accomplish my goals, I am determined to make things happen, and I am disciplined enough to hold myself accountable for my own progress. Without these four D’s, my life would be very different. Understanding and applying these four D’s will help you get to where you want to go.


What do you want out of your time on this earth? Your answer reveals your Desire. To reach your full potential for success, you must have the will to win. To me, that is the same thing as desire. Any success I have experienced can be attributed to my strong desire to succeed. No one else can give you that desire; it must be in your heart and every fiber of your being. Desire is what wakes me up every morning.


Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill


Just as desire points you in the right direction, Drive is the fuel that keeps you moving forward. Drive and motivation go hand in hand. You need to be motivated to do anything in life, and not having drive means you have no motivation. People often describe me as a driven person. Why? Because I share my goals, and I let everyone know that I am passionate about selling real estate and helping people become successful. How can I expect anyone to refer me to potential clients if they can’t describe me as a person who is driven to do a good job for them? I believe you should be obsessed with your commitment to your goals. You have to be driven to improve every day.


“There is nothing wrong with being driven, and there is nothing wrong with putting yourself first to reach your goals.” – Shonda Rhimes


How can you make steady progress toward your goals? You must reinforce your intentions through the power of Determination. Repeat this statement several times each day: “I am determined to accomplish my goals and to live my best possible life.” I believe you have to profess your wishes out to the universe every day. Why do I believe that? Because it has worked for me throughout my life. How can you set goals, fulfill your wishes, or accomplish your objectives if you are not determined to make things happen?


“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi


I believe that many people are wasting time trying to find the magic sauce to become successful when all they need is determination to take the necessary steps to make things happen. Taking the necessary steps will require W O R K!


I will dive deeper into making the 4 D’s work for you in my March 2022 Podcast. Go to Apple, Spotify,, or your favorite podcast platform to listen to The Van Deeb Podcast.


Even if you have the other three D’s, you will not succeed if you don’t also have Discipline. You, and you alone, can decide what you will do in order to achieve your goals. The disciplines that you set for yourself must be realistic and attainable. Here are a few examples: get up at 5 instead of 6, go to bed at 9 instead of 10, take shorter lunches, put good fuel in your body instead of alcohol and candy.


Your disciplines must be created by you. Think about what you will need to do every day to accomplish your goals, and then make a list of your disciplines and follow them.


Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” –Jim Rohn


So there you have it! If you harness the power of Drive, Desire, Determination, and Discipline, there is nothing you can’t do! When you start doing this, your life will change and the lives of everyone around you will benefit as well…this is a FACT!

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



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