Hello all DG members, I have been on this site for a couple months now. I bought DG's Think a Little Different course a few months ago and dove into it headfirst with much enthusiasm. After reading all the material I started to put the principles to work that I found in the course. I found a few properties with motivated sellers, one I actually could have put under contract for $20 but I didn't do it because I didn't believe I would be able to move it within the time frame, mostly based on it's location. Since I have been out there everyday looking for good deals and trying to figure out other creative financing techniques such as lease options. I have spoke with a few homeowners who have considered it but didn't want to go through with it.
Point being ladies and gentlemen I am near the end of my rope and this is a desperate cry for help. I have been unemployed since buying the TALD course (most of the reason for buying it), and my wife's income is just barely enough for us to get by on. The job oppurtunities out there are few and far between and truthfully I hate the thought of joining the worker bees back in the work force, especially with the obvious potential I have found in Real Estate. But I am becoming really frustrated, I haven't been able to put a deal together and I need some serious help. I don't have the capital to invest a lot of money into mentoring at the moment, but I think that is what I really need. I have a great amount of motivation and desire, and the great ability to absorb and learn from everything I read/hear, but things aren't coming together like I'm trying to make them. I need someone I can turn to who has been in my shoes and knows what it's like to be where I am. I hate to sound desperate... but I need some help, please. I see a lot of really experienced people on here, there must be someone who will offer to reach out to me and give a newbie REI a helping hand. If this somehow get's to Dean's desk maybe he knows somebody out in my area who would be willing to do such a thing, I live in Northwest Tennessee. It doesn't have to be local, I am very up to date with technology (e-mail, cell-phone, forums etc.)
Thank you for taking the time to read my wall of text and at least consider the possibility.