I'm 27 years old and I live in Picayune, MS about 45 minutes NE of New Orleans. I first saw Dean's Think A Little Different course in July of 2008 and I was a little skeptical at first, but after watching it all the way through he seemed sincere and I ordered it about 2 days later. I read it but like most people, the information was overwhelming and eventually I got discouraged and put it to the side(big mistake I know). In March 2009, I lost my job and I came across Dean's course while I was cleaning my house for possibly getting ready to move. I said to myself then that I'm going to apply these techniques and I'm going to make real estate investing work for me. After that, I did read the course completely and listened to the audio tapes getting a lot of useful information. Then I was on my way to real estate success right? WRONG!! Now, I did call an agent and go out and look at properties, but once I told her I probably couldn't get financing she kind of distanced herself from me. Not feeling very confident about hard money lenders then, I got discouraged again and drifted away from real estate investing. I eventually got a job teaching in October 2009 but by that time I had gotten way behind on my bills and to save my house and my truck I ended up having to file bankruptcy. As you can imagine I was very stressed by these experiences, but I did have a good job and I could once again take care of bills. But in the back of my mind, I knew I was capable of doing more. That's when I first saw Dean's Profit From Real Estate Right Now and Your Town Your Real Estate Profits books. Remembering my previous stints with real estate and I watched the infomercial but didn't order the book. This was February 2010. In April 2011 I was informed that I would not be asked to come back to teach the following year due to budget cuts. I took this as a sign that I need to make my own way in life and pursue my dreams of starting my own business. I order Dean's 2 books and I've gone to work reading and doing research on properties. I have yet to do my first deal but I am further than I have ever been.