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so mainly its just time and money for me, unfortunatly i am impatiant, haha.
I think we all tend to be impatient.

I do wonder at times though what are we in such a rush for? Where is it we want to be or need to be? Will we grow over time if we take it step by step? Do we need to force it? What happens if we don't and we let it take a natural path?
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Where would you like to go with it all?


I think we all tend to be impatient.

I do wonder at times though what are we in such a rush for? Where is it we want to be or need to be? Will we grow over time if we take it step by step? Do we need to force it? What happens if we don't and we let it take a natural path?
Where i want the business to go actually may not be that big of an issue.
I think we get in a rush to do or achieve things in business or life to satisfy our own ego.
This country as hole, i think, has turned into a they have i want, or they got, so i have to get bigger.

For me, my business growing, is % 50 my own EGO, haha, i don't need the money, i pay my bills, have a decent life , don't lack for anything.
But, if i feel good, life around me, my family, friends, feel good.
We are all products of our environment, hang around good. positive people, what do you think your attitude or life will be like?......Positive!

Natural path, ....i think that is the easy way out, an excuse to not advance, or improve your lifestyle. I have been stuck there before, and used excuses to justify that existence.
Damn, i think i am getting a little out there, to much psychology there.
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Oh, and back to my original question of the thread.
I went today a purchased Rich Dad, Poor Dad. by Robert Kiyosaki
and Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson.

Looking forward to reading both of these books.

Thanks for the input, everyone.
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I went today a purchased Rich Dad, Poor Dad. by Robert Kiyosaki
and Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson.
I liked the Guerrilla Marketing book. It's a great book that makes you think about how to get your marketing message out for cheap. It's a lot alike much of what we do here and talk about.

The Rich Dad, Poor Dad book was not that great, to me at least. It talks about how you should invest in real estate. Well that's great and fine but it seems to tell the average reader with no cash, they should be able to go out there and buy real estate and then make big money off it.

I don't think it's that easy. I think you need cash when you are buying real estate and there are plenty of investment situations where you will still need to pay an additional monthly fee on top of a renters income to cover the mortgage payment.

Let me know when you read it if you find that it was helpful or not.
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Natural path, ....i think that is the easy way out, an excuse to not advance, or improve your lifestyle. I have been stuck there before, and used excuses to justify that existence.
Damn, i think i am getting a little out there, to much psychology there.
I think this is fascinating because a lot of people ride the fence. They feel they want to grow, but are unsure why. They just feel like they should but many times we all seem to find a comfortable spot and tend to stay there.

A lot of what allows us to grow our businesses is the ability to create a plan and an infrastructure that makes it easier for others to work with us than work for themselves.
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The Rich Dad, Poor Dad book was not that great, to me at least. It talks about how you should invest in real estate. Well that's great and fine but it seems to tell the average reader with no cash, they should be able to go out there and buy real estate and then make big money off it.

I don't think it's that easy. I think you need cash when you are buying real estate and there are plenty of investment situations where you will still need to pay an additional monthly fee on top of a renters income to cover the mortgage payment.

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To me Rich Dad was more about making you change one's way of thinking, his vehicle is real estate. As far as paying in additional you either did not put enough down, or you are paying to much for your property.
I manage some property for a Doctor, they financed the whole bit and are not having very much cash flow, I take most of it in a management fee.
Think depending where you are in the country one can now find some REALLY good deals on property.
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I manage some property for a Doctor, they financed the whole bit and are not having very much cash flow, I take most of it in a management fee.
I guess the theory is, over time the property will appreciate in value and your investment will have grown. I think that is fantastic.

I just hate seeing people who are in bad financial situations get sold on the concept of real estate is going to make them rich. You see these late night infomercials all the time promoting how to buy property with no money down.

Do you feel you have learned much from your client who is the doctor when it comes to investing in real estate? What would you do differently or similarly to that client if you were in a situation that allowed you to invest like that?
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I guess the theory is, over time the property will appreciate in value and your investment will have grown. I think that is fantastic.

I just hate seeing people who are in bad financial situations get sold on the concept of real estate is going to make them rich. You see these late night infomercials all the time promoting how to buy property with no money down.

Do you feel you have learned much from your client who is the doctor when it comes to investing in real estate? What would you do differently or similarly to that client if you were in a situation that allowed you to invest like that?
I feel I have learned a great deal. I would not buy something with no money down, unless I had a Huge cash reserve. I like Section 8, subsidized housing, we always get paid. They do destroy the house carpet and paint, so it is best to have a block house where you can pretty much pressure wash the inside. Get a cell phone that you leave on only for biz hours they will call at 3 in the morning to tell you the toilet is clogged. There many many many heartbreaking stories as to why there late with the copay, and all are lies. If I were to get into nicer properties I would make sure the prospective tenant has great credit, and look at the car the pull up in is it a mess? and I think I would most like college rentals when I can get a parent to cosign. But if you buy a property that brings in 15k a year in rental income but you have 16k going out, I would not do it just to own some real estate, unless there was a land use change coming, but that is a gamble. where you can get it for no money down have a payment that is 10-15% less than the rental income is not good with me because one ac system, roof or major plumbing issue and you have lost any profits. There are tax things you can do, but I would put a hefty down payment, or pay it off. I know one guy who is 32 has 29 single wide mobile homes, has paid 10-20k for the land and each mobile and gets $550 a month and has ALL of them rented. Approximately 435000 invested and 191400 annually in revenue, That is a great investment no matter how you look at it, but some of the people are less than desirable. That is my goal. to have a real estate company that handles property management, residential sales, commercial, and handles all of the maintenance for the properties in every aspect.
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That is my goal. to have a real estate company that handles property management, residential sales, commercial, and handles all of the maintenance for the properties in every aspect.
Would this be some kind of franchise real estate office? Or how would you like to do it?
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That is great! Keep experimenting and keep exploring and a lot more will come your way!
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