Good afternoon everyone. My name is Dan Migas and I am writing this from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. I was introduced to Deans course about a year ago but never got serious about my financial future and real estate investing. I am a international Gulfstream pilot and spend much of my time in remote corners of the globe. My wife Holly and I have been married for 20 years and have one son in college and one about to graduate high school. I do not want to continue working for someone else and spending time away from my family. Holly actually called me in Africa a few weeks back and let me know that Dean was having a special on his new book and she thought I might like to get it. I ordered them that day. Not being at home I could not get the books in my hands but I did down load them and started with "Become a Real Estate Millionaire" listening to it on my Ipod and spending time on the web site. I have found much encouragement and information and am enjoying all that I am learning and starting to understand. I feel that I have found what it is I want to spend the rest of my life doing. A business that Holly and I can work together and one that will allow us the financial freedom and the flexibility we have always wanted. So far I have set goals in writing for the next 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, one, three, five and ten years. I have identified my market, began selecting my team( I already had a great Real Estate agent) and am looking at properties and growth trends in my area on the web. One item in the course that got my attention was about the county planning board and future expansion and road improvements in the area. I got on the counties web site and there was the proposed bypass set to be constructed in the next 3 years allowing unprecedented access to an area previously unavailable for commuters because of traffic and congestion issues. My search is going to include looking at properties in the area that will become a viable option for people wanting to live in the country and yet make the commute into the city when the by pass is finished. I also wanted to attend the county tax auction but unfortunately it will be held next week and I will not be home until the 15th of October. Anyways just wanted to start my journal and introduce myself and let everyone know how much I have gotten from the community on the web site.