JEREMY: So, you read my article about how studying to be elite certified is worth $533 per minute and worth $320,000 in extra income potentially over the next ten years?
NOTARY: Yes, but I have a more pressing issue.
JEREMY: More pressing than $320,000 in extra income which is enough to buy a four bedroom house with a jacuzzi?
NOTARY: Yes. I did a signing for XYZ signing company, and they had me print out documents and then cancelled the job. According to my calculations, I lose 67 cents in toner and $1.29 in paper. Should I try to collect?
JEREMY: Listen Spock, I think you should land the ship in a safe place before you try to collect your toner bill, and try to not interfere too much with the local population.
NOTARY: I’m considering suing for my $1.96 in lost costs.
JEREMY: Why don’t we spend half an hour talking about your $1.96 and completely ignore the $320,000 extra you could make if you studied.
NOTARY: I don’t like studying. I don’t feel it is necessary.
JEREMY: Yes, but the people who might hire you often do think it is necessary. Do you want to please fancy title companies, or enjoy not having to apply yourself? Studying to be elite certified has been estimated to be worth $533 per minute and instead you waste your time worrying about $2 that you will never get back? If you ask me, you have a problem identifying priorities and understanding return on investment. Families that get ahead invest in education, and Notaries that get ahead do the same. You don’t need to spend ten years on a PhD., only ten hours studying our free materials — you don’t even have to pay at this time!
NOTARY: Can you guarantee that I pass if I study?
JEREMY: Can you guarantee that you will do a thorough job studying?
NOTARY: Of course! I am always thorough!
JEREMY: No disrespect, but you got 40% last time I tested you. That is not very thorough.
NOTARY: Well, that is because of THE WAY you phrased the questions.
JEREMY: I phrased about forty questions the way I phrase them for a lady who studied thirty hours and earned an elite certification two days ago. She got 95% average and was not complaining. I think if you are unfamiliar with the subject matter, it doesn’t matter how I phrase the question, you will not understand it and not pass. I think you need to stop making excuses and hunker down and study if you intend to get ahead.
It is clear that the majority of Notaries spend a lot of time complaining, making excuses, and a few even write hateful things in emails, blog commentaries and on Notary groups online. This negativity is very upsetting to me and drags the industry into a moral cesspool. Notaries focus on tiny things like small problems they had with companies rather than focusing on big things such as being experts in their field (and getting elite certified by 123notary.)
Additionally, most Notaries fool themselves and try to fool me into thinking they are experts in their field when they cannot adequately describe any particular Notary act in its entirety correctly, and normally have a 40% (average) understanding of Notary procedure. The deception, the arguing and the ignorance are not acceptable. This is why we request that you all study from our online materials on a regular basis. We publish free courses because you need to know how to be a good Notary rather than be good at pretending to be a good Notary. Start cracking the books instead of cooking the books so to speak.
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