I made the jump about a year ago to explore Real Estate as a professional. Thought I would share my story here. I strive to be the best in any chosen profession and have become a great technician and leader in my current field. I am still working full time 50-60hrs a week in the technical IT field today. I set a goal of 5 deals in Real Estate this summer. Today I went into contract on deal #5 and it is only the middle of summer. My 5 deal goal was reasonable and shows that I can make a living doing this. It also shows my wife that all the late nights and weekends do actually produce income to feed our family. I am working M-F 9-5 plus OT and some weekends and travel the country with the technical job and practice Real Estate from 5:30pm-11:00pm most weeknights and every weekend and every day off. This weekend I lost 2 deals, Yesterday I closed, offered, and listed. I dream of the freedom of doing what I want and no longer being controlled by someone who has no compassion for my life or my family. The fear of failing is hard to swallow. I will fail. I have Failed and I have succeeded at reaching my Goal. I am loving this new path in life. My reasonable goal is done now the next 10 deals then quit my 9-5 to focus on 40+ deals next year. 100 the year after.
Thanks for posting. And congratulations!
Like succeeding, there are lots of ways to fail. Nothing wrong with failing... just try not to make a habit of it. And set reasonable and achievable goals based on your growth plan.
Keep up the good work! Stories like this are encouraging for anyone who is thinking of making the plunge. Step one is always the hardest!
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