I have been trying to get into the REI game for 10 or so years now. I have bought various courses in the past from other 'gurus' that never panned out. I became a member here in 2009 after getting one of Dean's courses from an infommercial.
There is no doubt in my mind that Dean is the best there is. I love this site!!
I have taken action a few years ago, got a REA and made some offers on some homes. I think I burned my REA out and we split ways. I got discouraged and put REI on the back burner until recently. I recharged my batteries and have learned from some of the mistakes I made early on and hope to use that to my advantage now.
My biggest hurdle is myself! I'm working on staying positive and realizing nothing good comes easy. You can't let a few bumps in the road throw you in a deep ditch.
Right now it's sink or swim. I have no other option but to make this work.