I am new to the Forum. I have just finished reading PFRERN and the student reviews. I just started reading BARM last night. I am psyched and ready to hit the ground running.
While I have no previous experience in REI, I do have 20 years in construction and have had a couple of successful businesses. After the construction meltdown in central Florida, I lost everything. Can't keep a good man down, though. I am a consummate optimist and my smile is irremovable. REI has always been something I wanted to pursue. I just had to get rid of all the naysayers in my life, or should I say, they removed themselves.
I look forward to learning from each of you, and welcome any constructive advice. I love new adventures and I learn fast. I am anxious to get started. I just got the books Friday evening, and I hope to finish BARM in the next couple of days, then I am going to go through the PFRERN and complete the activities in an organized manner. I just want to make sure I have gotten all the information in the books before I start acting on it. I usually have to read once, read twice and take notes and get feedback from those that have acted before me. I'm a little thick sometimes, so I have to approach it in the way I learn.
If anyone is in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, I live in Brooksville, and I am looking for a REI club for networking. Anyone that is currently involved in one, I would appreciate the common goals.
I love the open forum that is available here. I am impressed with the way everyone is ready to share their experiences, the bumps and scrapes along the way, and their successes. It is refreshingly simple, and is a great indicator of the caliber of people involved in this group of investors. I am glad to be a part of it, and look forward to sharing my climb.