Starting the New Year RIGHT!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!  These three simple steps are those used by every successful person on the planet.  Success is a word with lots of meanings, but for our purposes let’s just say people who seem fulfilled.   The first step determines the type of result that could be produced, the second what it will ‘feel’ like while you are working the plan and the third will produce the result.  It’s simple and in one form or another you’ve hear it before, but it is worth repeating.

STEP ONE – What do you want?

What do you want?  Finding out the answer to this question produces deep self-knowledge and it takes a little work to get to it.  This work is the most worthwhile work you will ever do.  Spend some time alone with your thoughts and ask the questions you want answers to gratefully and prayerfully.  They will come.

STEP TWO – Why do you want it?

So, you know what you want.  Why do you want this thing or these things?  The ‘why’ must be qualified – it cannot be superficial in any way.  It must contain depth and be very personal to your nature.  Is your ‘why’ big enough to keep you pressing forward when obstacles arise?  If your reason for doing-what-you-do cannot sustain you through the darkest of times, you will give up if things get really hard.  Set yourself up to succeed.  This deep ‘why’ is the fuel you need to finish the journey.  Once you know what you want – getting clear on the ‘why’ is essential.  It is the source of WILL to finish the third and critical step.


OK, this is a real estate website, so your ‘what’ is probably real estate related!  You why is your own.  Make sure it stirs your SOUL!  You may have come to this site to buy an investment property, to buy a house to live in or even to invest with us.  All are excellent strategies to achieve dreams of more money, more free time for whatever you want to do, quitting a job or home ownership.  I want to see you get what you want from life.  I cannot stress enough that the third step is what produces results.  Without action it’s all an intellectual exercise.  Nothing will happen until you take the third step – ACTION!

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room – FEAR.  I am not immune.  I can only tell you what has made a difference for me.  In the past I have been paralyzed by fear – what will happen if I fail?  You know what?  The answer NEVER was, “I will die.”  Or even be harmed.  That means the fear was irrational – an evolutionary throw-back from days on the plains running from saber-toothed tigers.  I’m not going to die and neither are you from taking action.  Failure is so unlikely and the truth is you would have to really work hard at failing to prove me wrong!  Especially if you are clear about your ‘why’.  Try thinking of it this way – even if failure happens, you won’t die, it’s only temporary and extreme learning will have occurred and the NEXT try our odds of success improve.  There is no downside to trying.  There is great downside to failing to try or giving up which is regret.  Failure is preferable to regret – ask anyone on their deathbed.  I don’t mean to be morbid, but I want you to succeed and to do that you have to get out there and DO IT!  It is also way more fun to be doing something toward a goal than simply engaging in mental exercises about something you want.

One thing to keep in mind – many people charge after a goal and wonder why it doesn’t work.  If your motive is totally about what you can get out of it, you are starting in a tough place.  I’m not saying that you won’t achieve your goal if your run over everyone in your path, but it is a harder road.  Life (not American life as portrayed in TV and Movies, but the real world) works in balance and cooperation.  If everyone involved in your plan received benefit, then there will be a natural flow to achieving your goals.  If you do not take mutual benefit into account and still move forward with your goals, natural law will come into play at some point to maintain balance.  You do not want to be on the receiving end of such an adjustment.  I’ve seen it happen and it’s not pretty.  Give some thought to how the transaction affects everyone involved.

Take action throughout 2017.  Now.  Just start.  We will walk this path of action together.  Don’t know where to start?  I’ll post some additional blogs in the coming months to share a few strategies: rentals, rehabs, passive investing.  You can always email me at  I’m happy to help.

If you’ve been sitting on the fence, stop it!  If it’s trying for a new job, asking someone out, buying your first home or starting an investment portfolio.  The important thing is to START.  Like now.

I’d love some feedback here – what can we do to better to serve up deals that spur you to action?  We want to see you succeed in your goals – whatever they may be – and we believe passive income through real estate is one of the BEST ways to do that.  We want to help you get started or grow an existing portfolio.  We want to help you invest passively for great returns in real estate secured deals.  We want to provide the best tools available to achieving success.  Let us know what we can offer that would be of greatest assistance.  We’ve been working steadily the last few years to build our business and we are looking for the best ways to improve our service.

With your input, we can improve our service to help you make 2017 your best year in Real Estate.


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