i don't know where this came from...but i just had an epiphany.
i just had a self realization as to why i haven't been successful in real estate yet...i've been centered on myself. i've been focused on getting myself out of debt, or getting extra money.
i don't know if this is a quote from somewhere else but, "the key to success is having a genuine interest in helping others."
a true real estate investor is interested in helping others. everyone gets a piece of the pie. the real estate agent, the handy men/rehab dudes, the buyer/seller, etc. everyone should win! that's a true deal. the handymen get work, the seller gets a good profit, the buyer gets an affordable place to live, the real estate agent gets commission.
you shouldn't be centered on buying something for nothing and selling it for tons of profit.
so if anyone ever feels down and out about investing, just think about how you can help others. that's making a truly great deal.
"how you do anything, is how you do everything."