I have come to realize that I despise the stress I have from work. I currently work in IT, but now I’d much prefer to resolve my own personal investments, rather than assisting a user with Outlook issues.
So to make a long story short, I am looking for a mentor. I don’t see myself staying in IT for much longer. I would rather learn what not to do in real estate investing than excelling in Servers. I would like to meet some investors in or near Austin,TX. Please feel free to reach out to me via this platform, I am eager to learn and to also assist. Thank you.
@Rolandus Sentosa I am not in the Austin, Texas market, however, I would say you will not get many responses from experienced people by just saying that you were looking for a mentor. For now, your mentor can be books, YouTube videos, podcasts, and personal connections. Most mentors want to work with somebody who already has a base level of education anyway. Then, once you are actually doing deals and kind of know what you were doing, you can hire a mentor to fill in the gaps. Or, if someone is gracious enough to work with you for free, then I’d at least recommend having some thing that you can give back to them. It needs to be a two-way street.
Until the world opens up for business again without interference from nutty politicians, you should do some due diligence to find out who the successful, seasoned investors are in Austin. Invite them to lunch (at a very nice restaurant...not a hamburger place) and have a list of 10 to 15 specific questions for them to answer. Most of the investors you invite won't have take the time to meet with you because they're busy making money, so you'll have to reach out to a number of them initially. Your first job is to start building relationships. After things open up again, attend every REI MeetUp in Austin. Your second job is to study, study, study. YouTube, FaceBook, and other social media sites have a tremendous amount of information and Google should have plenty more.
@Rolandus Sentosa I know some great ones here locally!
Texas has some of the best mentors and investors in the country . Seek and ye shall find
I don't really have time to be true mentor to someone these days, but I'm happy to be a free sounding board for your deals and ideas from time to time. No strings or anything; I just legitimately enjoy talking real estate and like to help out young passionate people.
Hi @Guy Gimenez thank you so much for these pointers! I’ll do al I can to study up on making myself more knowledgeable about investing. Thanks again for your advise!
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