Grant Cardone is a Master at taking massive 10X action! He inspired me to really get serious about not only taking action but committing BEFORE you really know how it will work out. CLICK HERE for the amazing BP podcast with him. He caused me to get brutally honest with myself. I have been "talking" about REI for over a decade but the only action I was taking was buying more programs, books and attending seminars. After listening to the podcast, I bought a list of absentee owners through ListAbility.com, bought the materials for my bandit signs (and MADE THEM), put them out one weekend, sent out a direct mail piece to my list, created squeeze pages to get sellers and buyers to join my list and went and walked some properties. I haven't bought any properties YET, but I feel he has given me the inspiration to go from researching to DOING! I have spoken with sellers, lenders, brokers, title companies and agents. I am in the game now! This new mindset allowed me to take advantage of my recent visit to my folks out in Arkansas. Turns out that there are some big things happening there with job growth and a new Medical School. Don't get me wrong, I still work my job as a chiropractor in SoCal, but now I have a vision for what I want my real estate business to be! Putting that out "into the Universe" has brought all kinds of great opportunities to me. One of my old classmates, I discovered, has over 140 rental units and works back in Arkansas as a broker! I am working diligently with him on finding great opportunities in this emerging market. I have a passion to learn but now I want to learn from those that are DOING what I want to do! I constantly continue to research and learn about this amazing industry but it seems more real now because I am speaking with people that can give me what it REALLY takes to get this done. My ultimate goal is to buy a lake cabin for my parents in Cookson, OK by lake Tenkiller. Property there is super cheap and we have so many memories it's ridiculous! I am learning great info from @Jeff Greenberg on syndication and will even get my RE license if it will help me get to the goal faster! I have found a great agent here in the OC that has been investing for over 30 years and he has been a priceless resource. Within the next two years I am going to have a townhouse in Orange County, a package of 7 duplexes in Arkansas and the lake cabin for Pops. From there it is going to be multi-family properties in whatever emerging markets I can find. THIS STUFF IS AWESOME! I guess the reason for this post was to encourage people that have been stuck like me, reading and studying, to shifting their mindset to MEETING PEOPLE THAT DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. They are everywhere if you just continually talk about Real Estate. They will suddenly appear in your life and often assist you to achieve your dreams! Never stop studying, but put your energy into DOING, NETWORKING and bringing value to all those willing to help.
Congrats on the attitude shift! It really is all about taking action. Focus your efforts on activities that will make you money in real estate.
Hey @Account Closed , I live in Fort Smith and would be happy to help you out any way I can. Just let me know.
You will learn more by actually doing your first deal then 100 books will teach you. Once you've gone through the process it's really straight forward. It's not scary. One bit of advice I'll give you....
You're going to be STRESSED out anytime a closing is coming up. The only way to get rid of that stress/fear is to have more deals coming in more often. I was losing sleep when I had a closing the next day. What was I afraid of? Not closing the deal/not making money. When you aren't counting on that one deal and have 2 others headed to closing it won't even phase you.
That Grant Cardone podcast and his books are AWESOME! That dude is an animal and I really enjoy his intensity. Great work getting all that done and it seems to be picking up speed for you! The mindset shift has to happen as Cardone says, taking normal levels of action is not where we will find success, we have to take MASSIVE levels of action!
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