The lesson on belief from my autistic son

As I was hugging the toilet bowl all last night (no I wasn’t hungover, just a nasty stomach bug), I was contemplating a few things. These thoughts are mainly a result of some reading I’ve been doing lately like re-reading Think and Grow Rich, The Power of Habit audio, and a golf book called “Golf…

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A brilliant marketing principle

Let me introduce to you Jim Camp. He was considered the world’s greatest negotiator. FBI built their system around him and education systems like Harvard made his teachings mandatory. I’m bringing him up because I’ve been on a binge listening to the audios I have of him (a 4 hour interview conducted by Michael Senoff…

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The unruly advice to the “rent vs. buy” a house debate

Gary Johnston, creative real estate investor and teacher said this in an email to his list the other day: { Own or rent… The daughter of a friend of ours recently graduated from physician assistant school and returned to her home state with her husband. While they are currently renting, they are starting to thinking…

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Build your product to the buyer

Here’s summary of a presentation I saw at a REIA. A fellow whos a full-time investor gave a powerpoint presentation on how he flips houses in Southern CA. It was mainly on the after pictures which everyone loves (which were some pretty sweet after-photos) But that gentleman does something that is very smart and even…

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a look into a busy man’s calendar

The other day, someone followed up with a question wanting to know what my schedule looks like. Well, the following is a rough look at my schedule but just to clarify I’m not the best example to follow. I”m still tweaking and figuring it. Basically what I did is break my land business down into…

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How to stop overwhelment

I’m currently re-reading a book called Habits. And it reminds of a few lessons I’m trying to re-implement on time management. This is mainly for those who have trouble trying to fit a life of an investor with a life a family man working a w-2 (like trying to fit a square peg into a…

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How to Stand Out From The REI Masses

Writing ads for the motivated seller (part 3-headlines)   A headline is considered the highest value “real estate” of your ad.  However, your headline is not used to sell. It might not even contain anything about your service. Its job is not to sell anything except to get the prospect to read the ad. It…

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How To Stand Out From The REI Masses

Writing ads for the motivated seller (part 1)    Let’s face it, the market is getting hot, especially in metro areas. And as more and more investors enter the scene, more and more advertising is seen. Regardless if that advertising is any good, they’re all copying off each other and saying the same thing. And…

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