New Contributing Member from Canton, OH

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I've been a BP member for over 2 years, but have not contributed to the site hardly at all.
A little bit about me: I've been investing in real estate on and off for about 8 years. I started out in rentals, liquidated those because my partner, my father, needed the capital. I then started wholesaling, with very mixed results. Some good deals, a bunch that started good then ended bad and a number of disasters. All along the way, I've done very little in the way of educating myself....the right way. I've spent plenty of money on guru courses, which essentially resulted in wasted money and energy. 
I've come full circle in this business and now am ready to build a portfolio of passive income properties. I'm ready to do it the right way, even if it means slower. I've been listening to the podcasts and I can't seem to get enough. So much good, applicable information. 
I'm done with thinking I need to be the smartest guy in the room. That's a fools way of thinking. I want to connect, meet new people and learn this business from people that have ultimately been successful, doing it the right way.

With all that being said, I am looking forward to scouring this site and soaking up as much information as possible. I'd be very interested in connecting with investors from my area, Akron/Canton area in Ohio, but honestly am anxious to connect with anyone and everyone who's been there, done that. 

I'd like to think I've learned from my mistakes, and truly look forward to a bright future.

Thanks,
Shawn Hershberger

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