DISCLAIMER: This may get long winded
I started looking at REI seriously last October 2011, it's when I realized that you could be involved in real estate without being a realtor. I read everything I could on the subject, went to seminars, websites, you name it I did it. Well all that research finally paid off and four weeks ago I was invited to be a part of Deans Inner Circle program.
Here's my (short) back story: 4 years ago I was working for a large company making 6 figures, had a good position and everything looked rosey. Then the fit hit the shan I was laid off and everything went south, the only job I was able to get was making 40K less a year. I still had the same debt though so there went my savings, and as you know the rest is history.
The reason I'm writing this is because in the last week or so I've read a couple of posts from fellow DG'ers about giving up and forgetting REI. Don't get me wrong, I don't pretend to know anyones situation and I'm not here to judge. However it does make me think about my situation and what I'M doing to make it in REI.
There are days when I get up in the morning and I don't want to do anything, I don't want to think about anything, certainly not find buyers or sellers. There are days when I feel as if I haven't remotely accomplished what I want for that day or week. And after I get over what I call "my funk" I pick myself up, dust myself off, and start the process again. Even after the worst days in REI when I didn't do or get what I had hoped, it is still better than the cheesey paycheck I get at the end of a 40 hour workweek. I read some great posts on this site that inspire the heck out of me.
What I hadn't realized is how the posts about giving up would inspire me. They made me re-evaluate what I'm doing and WHY! I've realized that the only person that can GET IT DONE for me, is ME.
I don't remember if I read this quote or heard it, "If you're not failing at least once a day, you're not trying hard enough" Well I can assure you folks, I must be giving it 1000% What will I do with my failures? What did I learn? How can I use that to my advantage?
Only by failing can we say that we have succeeded. I would like to thank everyone on this site (and my inner circle coach, eroberts) for posting and inspiring me to action and to GETTING IT DONE!!
I hope to soon post about my first deal (hasn't happened yet) which I'm sure will come.
The Maestre Property Group, LLC
"Our deepest fear is NOT that we are inadequate, Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"
"Do or do not, there is no try"
"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache, carries with it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit"