Let me start out by just introducing myself. My name is Dominic, I am 19. I live in Northwest Indiana and work at the Sears (Willis) Tower in Chicago. I have a great view from my desk on the 86th floor, but I have a ONE HOUR commute to work EACH WAY!
I work for a Proprietary Trading Firm. I am currently trading some Commodity Futures myself. I am constantly surrounded by investors, and even some of them do real estate on the side. But a lot of them tell me to stay away from it, so I just ignore them and keep doing my thing. LOL
I wake up at 5am and get home at 5pm to get paid 8 hours of work at 13 bucks an hour. I have had this job since December 2008. Is it worth it?: Sometimes. This job has great potential, but I would really like to be working on my own schedule. Waking up at 5am just isn't my favorite thing to do LOL!
I already make way more than my peers, and can afford to live on my own with no roommates. I am lucky to have such a great job straight out of High School, But I want more! LOL can you blame me?
On top of everything I own and manage my own Web Hosting/Web Design company. But that is going no where, I have about 12 clients and just get a small yearly payments. I could easily make this grow since everyone needs a website, but I have lost my passion and creativity to be motivated enough to even try.
I have had Deans books since a few days before I got hired into this job. I am sure I would have been farther along if I didn't get hired here since there would have been a greater motive to just GO. But I am getting motivated all over again. I figured this journal will help kick me in the butt, and make me feel more obligated to make progress.
I have finished "Profit from Real Estate RIGHT NOW" and the "Think a Little Different" course over time. I am currently reading "Be a Real Estate Millionaire" whenever I find time to.
My step dad just received over half a million dollars from his motorcycle accident lawsuit, and he has $150,000 left over from paying medical bills to invest. I bought him Be A Real Estate Millionaire" and gave him my "Think a Little Different". He is getting more interested in this everyday and wants to partner up with me. This is awesome, I also have $50,000 incoming to me in 11 months from my College Savings Bonds maturing!
My goal for October is:
- Start sitting down with him and talking to him more, explaining where I want to go and answering his questions.
- Finish "Be A Real Estate Millionaire".
- Find a good Realtor.
- Start finding deals and assigning them for quick cash. (I want to assign deals at first to get used to the whole process, then start using our own money)
I will update as much as I can!
Thank you guys for every single post on this website, and all the support!
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