Getting big chances for success and redos of your path in life are hard to come by and even harder to capitalize on. Whether it is a chance to abandon your routine and escape to something different or a change in lifestyle entirely, these opportunities are often few and far between, but the rewards that can be reaped from them often outweigh the consequences.
For Chris Groves, his shot at his career and changing his life came when he was introduced to the world of credit and finance. Originally, Chris came from a small town with very little upward mobility and chance at life. If he wanted to succeed, he needed to make something out of nothing.
“I’m from a small town in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin. I have had no help nor took a single dime to get to the level. Hard work discipline and I have sacrificed my time to be the most successful as possible. My father told me when I was young – son I didn’t give you any money, and did not give you a great name but I taught you a work ethic. I called him last week and reminded him of this statement last week and told him that I always stuck with me and honestly that’s why I pushed so hard to grow Groves Capital,” Chris recounts.
Chris, like many others, saw an opportunity for himself and for the market early on in his career as a real estate agent. He saw the market constantly developing and changing and knew that there was a place for him to get ahead and shape what he saw as the future of the market.
“I started in the real estate side for many years. I saw a change in real estate, it was going online. Mortgage requires more of a strategist mindset which isn’t easy to accomplish online; it requires more hands on and creative thinking. My goal was to create a platform for long term partnership , that means changing as the market and economy changes to be the best fit for our partners. The best number wins the bottom line !! and we have the best rates and products,” Chris remarks.
However, Chris was not alone in this leap of faith for his big opportunity. Though he seized his chance and made his company, he could not have done it without the support of his wife who helped him see the big picture and the opportunity they had in front of them.
“My wife Aleyna Goves, she was the best loan officer I had ever worked with. She knows loans and I know how to build companies so we own and operate the company together,” Chris explains.
With the fastest growing mortgage company in the United States comes many new, fun projects that Chris has in the works for 2021. This includes launching a third party company that will be completed by late summer.
“We are launching a third party processing company called United Wholesale Processing uwprocessing.com and a third party funding company. Our goal is to be fully delegated by late summer. That means we will have our own underwriters in house. Once we achieve these steps servicing will be the last piece of the puzzle,” Chris says.
For those looking to start their own businesses and be as successful as Chris, he has a couple of pieces of advice for you.
“You will have to sacrifice your time , your friends and your family at times. It will be difficult and you will be running on fumes but if you keep pushing the rock up hill the top will be worth the effort. The bottom line is you have to take responsibility for your actions or lack of actions. You can’t blame everyone else if things don’t go right, your happiness, your success is on you as an individual,” Chris advises.