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Hello!

My name is Shelby and I'm excited to be here.  I have been listening to the podcast for years and have always wanted to get into real estate investing.  My biggest struggle so far has been with learning and learning and feeling like I can't take action due to financial restraints and, I suppose, fear of failure.  I am working to overcome that and start taking action to create the life I want.

I am in my later 20's and am a paramedic as well as CPR Instructor.  While I love EMS, I can't stand the thought of trading my time for money for the rest of my life, especially in a field which pays well below what a career of that nature should.  I will always want to be in EMS, but I want to do it on my own terms for giving back and personal fulfillment -- not to rely on it for my income.

My current hurdle is that I do not have a lot of money to bring to the table, and my credit is in the lower 600's (which I am working to get up).  Because of this, I am looking for creative ways to get into the game.  My long term goal is to be able to have cash flow through rental properties, but since I am not in a place to be able to acquire those at this time, my main interests are wholesaling and fix and flips.  Fix and flips are what I feel most passionate about, but I do see the importance of long term cash flow as well.  

  As Brandon says, you need two of the three to be able to begin investing in real estate: knowledge, hustle, and money.  While I do not have the money, I definitely have the hustle and continue to acquire knowledge every day by listening to the podcasts, reading books, studying everything I can involving real estate, and now connecting with all of you.  I am located in northern California, but am also interested in virtual wholesaling and fix and flips in other states, considering the cost of property in California.  I have a flexible schedule and am able to travel for a good opportunity.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post!  Trying to get over the fear of jumping into a new area can be intimidating, but I'm hoping introducing myself here will be a great, actionable step toward a bright future in investing.

Shelby

Originally posted by @Shelby Van Horn :

Hello!

My name is Shelby and I'm excited to be here.  I have been listening to the podcast for years and have always wanted to get into real estate investing.  My biggest struggle so far has been with learning and learning and feeling like I can't take action due to financial restraints and, I suppose, fear of failure.  I am working to overcome that and start taking action to create the life I want.

I am in my later 20's and am a paramedic as well as CPR Instructor.  While I love EMS, I can't stand the thought of trading my time for money for the rest of my life, especially in a field which pays well below what a career of that nature should.  I will always want to be in EMS, but I want to do it on my own terms for giving back and personal fulfillment -- not to rely on it for my income.

My current hurdle is that I do not have a lot of money to bring to the table, and my credit is in the lower 600's (which I am working to get up).  Because of this, I am looking for creative ways to get into the game.  My long term goal is to be able to have cash flow through rental properties, but since I am not in a place to be able to acquire those at this time, my main interests are wholesaling and fix and flips.  Fix and flips are what I feel most passionate about, but I do see the importance of long term cash flow as well.  

  As Brandon says, you need two of the three to be able to begin investing in real estate: knowledge, hustle, and money.  While I do not have the money, I definitely have the hustle and continue to acquire knowledge every day by listening to the podcasts, reading books, studying everything I can involving real estate, and now connecting with all of you.  I am located in northern California, but am also interested in virtual wholesaling and fix and flips in other states, considering the cost of property in California.  I have a flexible schedule and am able to travel for a good opportunity.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post!  Trying to get over the fear of jumping into a new area can be intimidating, but I'm hoping introducing myself here will be a great, actionable step toward a bright future in investing.

Shelby

Shelby, awesome that you joined!

     

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