As I sit in my office tonight I think about the last 5yrs and how fast they have gone by. I am very fortunate for the things I have and the opportunity that was given to me, I remember like it was yesterday. Its funny how priorities change and you think about what is truly important to you and your family. Having a wife and 2 little boys my goals have changed direction many times as you can imagine. Real estate investing has provided us a lifestyle that would have never been possibly if I had stayed a chef.
What I can tell you I am truly after is time. You might think this is funny as I am only 34yrs old but having more time is what I am really shooting for. I know that if I can take advantage of the current real estate market, build a solid portfolio of rental homes and pay off all our debt ( aside from mortgages which I have already done ), that I will set myself up to have more time to enjoy life.
You see, working a job for 30yrs and saving all your money just wont cut it anymore. You cant save your way to retirement. The majority of people will not have enough money to sustain them through retirement and that is why you see a larger number of retired people working part time jobs. Dont let this happen to you. Owning investment real estate is a great way to create passive income that will carry you through your golden years.
I say all this to really say that your time is right now. If you have been wanting to get into real estate do something because doing nothing has got you this far!! That old saying ” Do today what others wont so you can live tomorrow like others cant ” is very true. Just 2 short years ago I had over $8,000 in credit card debt, $50,000 between to car loans, $15,000 in student loans and a few small medical bills. I have none of them today and its because of real estate. If you want something bad enough you will do what is needed to get it.