2018 was extremely productive as the commercial real estate market continued its hot streak. Prices have steadily increased, as has occupancy at all our properties. Now in 2019, deals are challenging to find as sellers seem to thinkthey’re properties are worth more than their numbers show, but that’s why I focus on conservative underwriting and look for great deals that are supported by numbers (not just ok deals that seem shiny).
I wanted to start off this year by asking you a quick question, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
ARE YOU TOO BUSY “WORKING” TO SUCCEED?
Obviously, “success“ means something different to every one of you, but to me, success means living the life you truly want to live, not just the life you’ve ended up with.
You see, I talk to people almost daily who seem to have no real goals, no plan when it comes to their financial lives, they’re too busy working! They seem to just think ‘it will all be ok somehow” as long as they go to that job and do what they’ve been doing year after year. Heck, they may even get a small raise every few years! Congrats!
But think about it, is all that work actually lining you up for success in the long term?
In my opinion, if you truly want success, you cannot simply take what life hands you and “do what everyone else does.” You have to make the time to focus, educate yourself, make long-term plans and commitments, and take charge of your finances.
So my challenge for you in 2019, is not to simply make small, short-sighted resolutions to stay off Instagram or eat fewer carbs. Instead, take a long, hard look at your life and see if it has a direction, a plan to take care of yourself and your family in a big way – to SUCCEED.
My plan is to not just work for work’s sake, but work towards a goal of financial freedom. I will continue to add streams of income through investment real estate and to help as many of my friends do the same. If that sounds like something you’d like to do in 2019, now is a great time to get in touch, and let’s talk more seriously about your future.