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The Biggest Investment You Can Make Is In You

The bridge between knowledge and wisdom is education.  So often, people forfeit crossing over into a world of opportunity because they settle for information, which is just knowledge. Knowledge is a great vehicle, but unless you learn how to navigate investment opportunities, you’ll find yourself unable to maneuver without education. Education can be acquired through books, videos, pamphlets, lectures, and various other means. However, the best way to get educated about the investment opportunity in residential assisted living is to connect with someone who is successful in the industry.   

On the job training helps traverse the bridge between knowledge and wisdom effectively and accurately. And that is what Gene Guarino is doing with the Residential Assisted Living Academy. There is nothing worse than learning something wrong – the unlearning process can be excruciating and cost significant time and money. Therefore, the teacher/mentor relationship becomes a crucial component to successful learning. 

Benefits Of Subject Matter Experts

What could be more beneficial than learning from an expert? When a subject matter expert offers to escort you across the bridge, it is often done step-by-step, one thing at a time. The process begins slow but gains pace as your competence increases. This is exactly how Guarino teaches students everything they need to know about assisted living from A-Z. Therefore, you must make the decision and then commit to the process. It will not be easy, nothing worth achieving ever is, but it will be exciting and extremely rewarding.  Will you make the greatest investment?  

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Education Is The Bridge

When Gene Guarino started with residential assisted living, there was no one there to teach him the ropes. As a result, he learned on his own. Through trial and error and researching the right ways to pursue the various aspects of the business, he spent years accumulating the knowledge and expertise to build residential assisted living businesses from the ground up and now he’s teaching students all over the country how to avoid unnecessary mistakes, as well as save a lot of time and money.

There are 3 important steps to take in order to find the right mentor.

Step 1. 

Know Your Short/Long-term Goals:

The selection of a mentor is a specific process.  You must know what it is you desire to professionally accomplish.  What is the timeframe you want or need to accomplish your professional goal? Can you accomplish your goals in your current position?  If a job change is necessary, what time will it take to make the transition?  Are you prepared for those requirements, or do you need additional training?   

Be specific with your goals and do it S.M.A.R.T.


Make sure your goal is clear and detailed.  It should be clear enough that you can say it in a concise well-structured sentence.


What is the length, depth and width of your goal?  In other words, what constitutes it?  By knowing this, others will be able to envision what it is you desire and help you along the way.


If you have a high-school diploma and your goal requires a doctorate degree, is this achievable?  Be true to yourself.  Now, if you are prepared to engage in eight to ten years of study go for it!  If not, strive for those things which may indeed stretch you but are within grasp.


A common colloquialism says, “Keep it real!”  In other words, your goal should be applicable.  If you are to make the most important investment, then the effort should be allocated to something that is imperative to society, your company, or business.  


Once you have your goal, set timeframes.  Do not make completion in twelve months your only time frame.  That is a recipe for disaster.  Instead, set milestones along the way.  You will need encouragement, and you will need a gauge as to your progress.  However, get it done, completely done, and then set another goal!

Step 2. 

Who do you look up to?

Everyone admires someone else’s success.  This is not envy, but sheer admiration.  This admiration cultivates inspiration in others, making a dream a possibility.  Ask yourself the following:

  • What job do you want in the next five, ten or fifteen years? 
  • Who is currently doing that job? 
  • Is that person within your organization, or will you need to extend yourself outside your current place of employment?
  • If within the organization, gravitate toward an identity-based mentor.  You may need to discuss or disclose sensitive issues or intelligence, and as an underrepresented person in your current organization, this is critical. 

Step 3. 

Do the research. 

Today, information is abundant. Sometimes, mentorship is not a possibility initially. Therefore, do the research and be familiar with the requirements, expectations and contributions you can make in a new role.  Be studious and disciplined. These qualities often attract quality people to you. Mentorship may very well find you.

Advice From Successful Investors 

Warren Buffett is considered to be the most successful investor in history. He is one of the richest men in the world. He has also been a counselor to numerous presidents and world leaders. Why? Buffet traversed the bridge between knowledge and wisdom successfully and repeatedly.  In other words, Buffet invested in himself, which qualified him to lead others across that same bridge. This is why when Buffett talks, world markets move based on his words. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price,” according to Warren Buffett.

Buffett examines every company the same way.  He suggests investors do two things: 

  1. Look at the quality of the company. This requires an understanding of the company’s  balance sheets, historical performance, and future forecasts based upon current performance and organizational vision. Listening to conference calls gives insight into the culture and the competence of management. 
  2. Only after you have confidence in the quality of the company should price be evaluated and discussed.

If quality is absent, do not make the purchase, even if a deep discount is offered. Bargain basement priced companies often yield sub-par results, but high-quality companies are more often than not worth every dollar they demand. Carlos Slim, another of the world’s richest people, owns hundreds of companies employing more than 250,000 people. He captures the mindset of the best investors. “I am convinced that all this poverty in Mexico and in Latin America like it’s happening in China is the opportunity to grow. It’s an opportunity for investment,” said Carlos Slim.

How To Do Good And Do Well At The Same Time

Are you looking to take the next step to make an investment in yourself? Join the Residential Assisted Living Academy, and Gene Guarino will show you how you can make the most of the investment opportunity in residential assisted living. 

You Will Discover Exactly How To:

  • Find the best real estate locations for the best opportunities in RAL in your area
  • Determine if your current property is a good fit for a RAL
  • Attract the highest paying clients/residents
  • Select properties that will be suitable for a RAL
  • Attract the right investors and partners for RAL success
  • Find the right team to make your life easier and your business more successful

Gain access to the well-developed step-by-step training process, by clicking here to START YOUR JOURNEY, OWN YOUR FUTURE.

Your registration will give you access to the shared knowledge of RAL expert Gene Guarino and enable you to review the Questions and Answers of other students. You don’t have to start from the ground up. Gene Guarino and the Residential Assisted Living Academy team have laid the groundwork — all you have to do is follow the successful game plan. Gene Guarino literally wrote the book on how to start a residential assisted living business, Blueprint. Now, you can start off where he ended up after years of hard work developing the Residential Assisted Living Business Accelerator.

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