This is my first journal entry. I am hoping that by starting this journal I will be motivated to take the action required to become a successful Real Estate Investor (REI). I need to push myself to take the steps I know are nessecary. In the past I have been a novice REI and I have owned two income properties with partners, a small single family home and a 2 flat. Over the years circumstances have caused my partners and I to sell off those properties and so I am looking to get back into the market and remain for the long haul. I have found Deans website to be a very uplifting and supportive venue for all who participate and so I am going to step up my efforts to be engaged at the site. I will use that positive energy to fuel my dreams of becoming a REI and to make the plans I have in my head a reality. Today is Sunday September, 6. I am going to commit to writing a journal passage at least once a week and hopefully I will have some news to document what actions I have taken to get closer to the purchase of my newest investment property. I will take the lessons from Deans books and put them into practice. I will take strength and encouragement from Deans website because of all the unselfish contributions of the people who share of themselves. I will do what it takes to get that next deal that will change my future. I will keep on keepin on!!