Do you believe we can we chose our futures?
Do you think we are ‘called’ to a certain profession or do we have a choice?
I ask because it would seem that I was destined to work in the same line of work as my dad was in; and my grandpa was in.
As a 3rd generation auto worker at the same Company as many of my family members one might have thought my future was pretty set in stone. On the surface I fit in nicely with the JOB check-to-check culture too (for a while). I was a hard worker, tolerant of the mundane monotony of assembly work and willing to work looooong hours and weekends. All in the name of a safe, secure job.
But no matter how hard I worked it always seemed I was on a hamster wheel. I could go as fast and as hard as I could, for as long as I could, but I never really went anywhere.
I got started in real estate because I felt if I didn’t get some leverage in my life I would end up totally burnt out. The key in that last sentence is ‘I got started’. And thank God I did because even though I was employed, it was not enjoyed. I was working my tail off I could never get ahead.
Not long after I got my real estate investments rocking-n-rolling the plant I slaved at totally changed for the worse:
longer hours, which sparked
a bitter battle between the Union and the Company, resulted in
Walkouts and strikes
layoffs, and the Company eventually declared
(Lucky for the Company they were declared ‘too big to fail’ and our deep pocket uncle Sam bailed them out. )
Since I made as much in real estate as I did at my JOB I could confidently say take this job and shove it!
I walked out never to return again. Because my involvement with real estate now provided me as much in passive income than working 70+ hours in the factory.
Now you may love what you do but are you diversified? Do you wish you could have a bit more money in the bank for a rainy day fund?
Maybe you just want to work less (but keep the same income)
Or, in my case, you’d like pay cash for a few big-ticket toys so you don’t have to feel guilty about the cost. Like, in my case: spending a small
fortune on a motorcycle that I can only ride half the year ;(
Well, if you’re doing the same things you were doing last year and your income hasn’t shot up by now, let’s face it, you’ll be in the same position next year; same income… same hours.
I broke out of the rat-race and you can too. To do it you first need clarity on your motives and motivation. Start by asking the following
1. Will I have a better, more secure life next year?
2. Can I comfortably save 25% of my gross income for retirement and still tithe 10%
3. Do I have 6 months experiences (house, auto, food, …) in a liquid account for emergency
One of the ways you can get on the road to wealth creation and financial freedom is, and always has been, real estate investing.
And you’re in a perfect position because you already know where to find extraordinary networking, audio and video training from top experts and access to our archive of LIVE Main Events™ (All of that, and more, awaits R.E.I. Association™ members)
So, if you still have a J.O.B., I encourage you to diversify your income streams. Because if you’re tied to one thing you are vulnerable to the winds of change (that are always blowing).
This is what worked for me:
- Admit the comfort zone is the failure zone
- Get fresh ideas from new people daily
- Go new places and meet new people
- Learn more about less: don’t tackle every subject on making money; learn more about one specific field.
Work smarter (not harder) by getting some leverage. Use technology, the education you get from the R.E.I. Association™
and invest in things that everyone always needs: real estate.
I hope you’re getting everything you need from the R.E.I. Association™
because what you learn is in equal proportion to what you earn.