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It's All about Respect

Mar 21, 2008
Who doesn't love a rags-to-riches story? Bill Bartmann is a living example of one, going from high school drop-out and gang member at age 14 to millionaire by the time he was 30. Kathy, his wife, helped turn him around. They've been married over 30 years, and through the ups and downs, she has never left his side.

Kathy is the one who convinced Bill Bartmann to get his GED, undergraduate degree, and later his law degree, all with a great deal of effort necessary. Because of his hard work and unwillingness to accept failure, Bill was able to open a law practice helping people who couldn't afford to hire an attorney.

Bill Bartmann kept the practice going for five years before deciding to enter the real estate business. This is where his financial roller coaster left the station. During the 1970's it was easy to succeed in real estate, so before long, Bill was a millionaire. He did so well that he tried his hand in the oil industry. It went well at first, but when the price of a barrel fell, Bill went bankrupt.

Day after day, Bill and Kathy began getting rude phone calls from collection agencies. They fed themselves and their two children on only one $10,000 credit line, and there was no money to pay the bills. The harsh, degrading treatment he received from collection representatives led him to his next million-dollar idea, a polite debt collection company.

Bill believed in his heart that most people were like him. They really wanted to pay their bills, but they weren't able to do so. He knew that he would be much more likely to send his money to a nice person than to a degrading one, so he figured other people were probably the same way. He knew they would send as much as they could, when they could. His idea worked!

In Bill Bartmann's life, whether his efforts yielded rags or riches, he has done everything with passion. Teachers told him to get a job making big bucks, but he knew a money-job wasn't going to make him happy if he didn't already love the job before making the money. He knew that success meant happiness rather than money.

Through it all, Bill has gone bankrupt twice, but he has also been a millionaire three times, and now he's a billionaire. He uses the real-life knowledge he's acquired to help others through his Billionaire Mentor Program. In Bill's program, you'll see things you won't see in other programs, and you won't see things you do see in other programs. Why? Respect.

Bill respects the entrepreneurs in his business school as much as he respected the families who couldn't pay their debts. He doesn't toss out magic ponies and regurgitated information that you've heard a million times. He doesn't even sell products. He teaches you what you need to know starting from whatever level you're ready for, and everything he does is included in the price of membership. Now that's respect!
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