March 2023 Newsletter You can be The G.O.A.T.


YOU can be the G.O.A.T.

If you’re a sports fan, you know that “G.O.A.T.” means “Greatest Of All Time.” This category includes people like LeBron James, who broke the all-time scoring record in basketball, and Tom Brady, the greatest NFL quarterback in existence. But the G.O.A.T. concept also applies to high achievers in other fields. In the financial world, for example, Warren Buffett is a proven financial genius and true G.O.A.T. The list goes on and on.


My question is why not you? Why can’t you be the G.O.A.T.—the greatest of all time—at whatever you are doing? I’ll answer that question for you. You can! First, you must believe you can do this. Then you have to put in the work… yes, that four-letter word W-O-R-K… which means creating a discipline, making a plan, and sticking to it.


You can work towards being the greatest of all time in whatever you are doing, no matter what it might be. You can focus on becoming the G.O.A.T. as a sales rep…receptionist…service provider…business owner…supervisor…or parent. If something is important to you, then you can strive to be the greatest of all time in it. And guess what: Even if you don’t get there, I can guarantee that striving to be the G.O.A.T. will put you in a better place than you were before you had this attitude.



“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” —Wilma Rudolph


People often limit themselves to what they think they can do, but this also means that you can go as far as your mind lets you. One of my favorite authors, Napoleon Hill, said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” That is one of my all-time favorite quotations because it is absolutely true.


 “You must expect great things from yourself before you can do them.”Michael Jordan



Speaking for myself, I not only want to be known as one of the greatest speakers, motivators, and real estate innovators of all time, but I also want to be known as the greatest of all time dad to my daughter Courtney and my four-legged son Baxter. Just the fact that I want to be the G.O.A.T. will help elevate me to become better at whatever I am doing. If you talk to my daughter and if you could talk to my dog, I believe they would both agree that I’m trying to be that person. Maybe you want to be the greatest of all time at being kind to others and having a servant’s heart. If that’s true for you, go for it! The world needs you now more than ever. Kindness is not as common as it used to be.


“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” —William Faulkner



My message to you today is that you have the God-given ability to be the greatest at anything you choose to do. You just have to want it badly enough. Once you have the drive, desire, and determination to do it, then creating discipline will be the easy part. Remember that you don’t have to be great to get started, you just have to get started to be great!


Each of us can be really good at anything we want to be, as long as we take the necessary steps. Unfortunately, a lot of us choose to be less than average. If you want to be the greatest of all time, you cannot accept being average. Always aim higher. One of the best outcomes of this attitude is that everybody in your sphere will benefit: your coworkers, family, supervisor, employees, friends, and customers.


We each have the ability to do this, which means we also have the responsibility to do it. Now is the perfect time to focus on becoming the greatest of all time. If you would like to develop this mindset, please reach out to me. My proven coaching methods will move you closer to your goals. Email me anytime at, and please share this newsletter with anyone you think is ready to move forward. Thank you!











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