October 2019 newsletter You are V I P

                                                                                                                    You are a VIP!


Do you think of yourself as a VIP? You may already be a VIP without even knowing it. A VIP may be a Very Important Person or a Very Impressive Person or a Very Impactful Person or possibly a Very Influential Person. If you are raising children, being a Very Important Parent might be your highest goal.


You can be a VIP if you choose to be one. VIPs are not born – they are made. Why not live your life like a VIP? Of the five types of VIPs I mentioned, let’s talk about being a Very Impactful Person. Being impactful means you are making a difference in the lives of others. It means that your words and actions are empowering others to do the same, or at the very least you are impacting their personal or business life because you are leading by example.



Act like a VIP and you will become one



Impactful people don’t know how much they benefit another person unless they hear about it from that person. If someone is making a positive impact on your life, be sure to let them know about it. Tell them they are your VIP, and explain how they’ve helped you. When you do this, you are encouraging them to continue making a difference in other people’s lives.

Anyone can wear the label VIP if they choose to be that person. Here are a few things you can do if you want to become a Very Impactful Person.


When someone is excited about accomplishing something or reaching a goal, be twice as excited as they are and let them know how great it is and how happy you are for them. The more you respond this way, the more you will inspire and empower them to keep reaching higher.


When you find out that someone is down on their luck or life isn’t going well for them, you can step in and build them up. Remind them that their current situation is temporary, and encourage them to think about things they are grateful for. Let them know you care about them and what they are going through. Be a good listener. Very Impactful People listen carefully and digest information thoroughly so they can respond effectively and insightfully.


Set a good example for everyone around you. Very Impactful People lead others instead of following the crowd. They do not participate in gossip or talk negatively about people. They are not afraid to hold a view or opinion that is different or unique. Instead of doing what is popular, they do what is right.


Very Impactful People strive to be successful in whatever they do, whether they are a teacher, business owner, manager, salesperson, or parent. They don’t have to be the best in their field, but they use all of their God-given talents and encourage other people to do the same.


Impactful events in your life can come from people, places, or things. One of the most impactful moments of my early life was watching the movie Rocky, because this film inspired me on several levels to accomplish my goals and dreams and never give up.


When you wake up every morning, make an affirmation out loud to remind yourself of what you are capable of doing. You can tell yourself, “Today I will be a very impactful person” or “By working hard and having a positive attitude, I will encourage others to do the same.” Making these affirmations every morning will set the tone for the rest of your day.


You have the ability to become a VIP, so you also have the responsibility to make it happen. If you are interested in becoming a Very Impactful Person, why not make a list of five ways you can start making an impact right away, and then take a look at this list every day to remind yourself?


You are a VIP!


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



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