Long Reply – I am in your same shoes right now. - Posted by Mark_TX
Posted by Mark_TX on March 24, 2000 at 21:46:02:
I am currently in that situation. Almost exactly. Including the travel.
What I have done…
I have made some goals, one of which is to do one Lonnie deal per month to infinity. This means hard work on the weekends. This means sacrifice, which is even harder considering that I travel so much and would prefer to hang out with my wife and two children, ages 1 and 3 when I am home. However, this decision is the best one for my family taking the bigger picture into consideration.
Additionally, I have to tell you, no matter how much you are paid at your job/career, it is only a “perceived” security you are feeling.
Let me explain. I woke up one day about four months ago and looked at my paycheck stub and thought…“If this goes away, I am so screwed!” ?I have a mortgage, car payment, bills and I have to feed my family, once in a while.? Now, there is no reason that I can think of that my job should go away today or tomorrow, but fate has different ideas than I do all the time.
Instead of being paralyzed by my fear or choosing to ignore the thoughts that I mention above.? I decided to learn all I could about money, investing, etc. One day I read an article in USA Today, reviewing Robert Kiyosaki’s book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, it was a regular book that I could pick up at any bookstore for about $6 or $7 and it seemed to fit with my mindset of learning about money. So, I went and bought it. That book along with this web site and quite a few other books have changed my life.
About 2 months ago, I flipped my first home and made a profit of $3000.00 with none of my own money in the deal; refer to the How To articles titled Beginners? Quick Flip Primer Part 1 and 2, which helped me immensely. Last Monday night I bought my first MH and I am in the process of assuming the property that it is on. I should have it sold sometime this weekend. The major point on this last deal is that I was not in town when I bought it. One of my investor friends here bought it for me.
You can do whatever it is that you want to do if you choose not to be denied! There are solutions to any problem or excuse you can come up with, if you choose not to be denied! But, it must be you that chooses not to be denied, and that decision needs to come out of the very pit of your gut. When you choose to work towards real financial freedom instead of “perceived” financial security you will be able to manage your time with your job, travel and family and you will be able to solve any challenge that presents itself in any of these areas? because you will know in your gut that you WILL NOT be denied.
I am here to tell you that I will NOT be denied. I would highly recommend that you come down this path too. But, you have to reach that place on your own.