I Appreciate You! Happy Thanksgiving.

I want to wish you and my entire Real Estate Insider Family a warm message of Thanksgiving. I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate YOU. A single expression of gratitude is never really sufficient, so Thank You, Thank You, Thank You … that’s Thank You to the power of three for all you math aficionados!

In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to take things for granted, but I have so many things to be thankful and grateful for … including a happy, healthy and loving family, supportive friends, amazing coaching students, consulting clients, and business partners. I’m grateful for the lifestyle that real estate has afforded me over the last 15 years I’ve been actively
investing. I’m thankful for the two most important decisions I’ve made in my professional life: 1) using a credit card cash advance to help buy my first property, and 2) becoming a full-time real estate investor in 2002.

Neither one of these decisions was easy, but they were both necessary. I knew I wanted more out of life, but it took me time to get over my worry and fear. I knew I wanted to get to the top of the mountain, but until I realized that I had to actually climb the mountain, my circumstances didn’t change. The interesting thing is that once I made a commitment and started taking action, my fears and worries began to dissolve.

The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Studies have consistently shown that people like you, who take the time to invest in their education, earn more money and achieve a more lasting success over time. In this season of thanksgiving, be thankful for what you have and express that gratitude by making effective use of the people and resources around you to get to that next level of achievement.

Here’s some great news for you … After coaching and mentoring hundreds of people over the years, I’ve realized that YOU have already achieved something in your life that is more difficult and challenging than what is required to become a successful real estate investor, so you’ve already proven that you have the commitment and determination to accomplish what you focus your mind and energy on! The bad news is that now you don’t have any excuses.

Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!