Dear Loan Officer: Growth is Found in Truth

"All progress starts by telling the truth." - Dan Sullivan   You have to look inside yourself.

Look within when searching for success.

“All progress starts by telling the truth.” – Dan Sullivan


This is one of my favorite quotes and lessons to live by.  Where do I need to tell myself the honest truth about something in my life, so that I can begin truly progressing??  


Until we tell the truth, we cannot start putting in place the systems, disciplines, and most importantly… commitment… to begin improving and growing.


  • How effective IS my initial client consultation, based on my current results?
  • How committed ARE my referral partners?
  • How much do I truly take ownership and reduce the stress of my fellow teammates?
  • How good of a leader am I?
  • How essential of a teammate am I?
  • How well am I doing at being the best father/mother/husband/wife/sister/brother/son/daughter to those I love?
  • How much time do I really invest in mastering my skills to excel in my role at work?
  • How well do I focus my time and energy every day on what’s most important?
  • How important IS health and wellness to me, looking at my current eating/drinking/exercise habits?
  • How ‘sold’ am I on the value I bring to the client experience and that I am the only, and best, option in the market?


Telling the truth, to ourselves, is where we can begin real progress.




About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education ( And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at or email Trevor directly: Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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