M.J.Stephens'- PATHFINDER Journal

M.J.Stephens'- PATHFINDER Journal

Hello! (The date is May 10,2010)
My name is Michael J. Stephens. I purchased Dean's books back in October of 2009. I began reading the books immediately, but put them down after I read the part where he says that the better your credit is, the easier it is to invest.Sadly they sat on my dresser until April of 2010! Circumstances forced me to give the books another honest try. This time, I didn't quit. Glad I didn't! I've read through both of them completely, and now have a better understanding of what to expect! I was one of those people that saw problems and obstacles as things that were preventing me from being successful. Wrong! All along it was my point of view! They were merely challenges, not actual obstacles! I have been a 20 year victim of that mindset. I call it Damnesia. The viewpoint that I could never get what I wanted, what I thought I deserved because of X,Y, and Z. It has taken a great deal of work to break myself of this habit. Don't let someone else's point of view stop you from you're own success!

When you accept you're failures and shortcomings as the way that it has to be for you, then you die...a little bit more so each and everyday. You cannot accept what you do not want for yourself, for your family, for your future...ever. Only I could change my life...no one else can do that for me. I once had a jr high principle who started every day with this quote..." If a task is once begun, never leave it until it's done, you can make it if you try, but YOU must do the trying!"(Otis C. Polk Jr.)
That used to get me so pumped and ready for the day, but somewhere I lost sight of the prize.
I've written many songs about my struggles, of course I've never done anything with them. But I still use them to this day, to help keep me focused on what I need to do.(PM me for a copy of them if you want, I'd be more than happy to share them with you!)

I'll admit that I've been held down and held back in the past by my own personal vices.After reading Dean's books, I decided to re-prioritize my life.
I took the News Diet, and let me tell ya, it felt great. I still don't watch the news...way too negative. They ought to start a different kind of news channel. Anyways, now that I've re-focused myself, I have a mission:Succeed first, then exceed my dreams! I've already had one property offer, but it didn't work out. I would have never even had that chance without Dean's books, and the advice that I've received on these forums. I'm not about to quit now, that's exactly how I've ended up where I am now. Never again will I quit a task that I begin without achieving what I set out to do! How will I ever accomplish anything if I quit now?
I will find a way, no matter what! I will be a Pathfinder! I will not stop at all of the bumps in the road. I will find a way to succeed,everyday!

__________________

Michael J. Stephens
"If a Task is once begun,
Never leave It until It's done;
You can make it if You try,
But, YOU must do the trying."-(Otis C.Polk Jr.)


M.J.Stephens'- PATHFINDER Journal

I just enrolled in college last week. Want to know why? Simple. Not only will I get an education in a needed field,(computer programming), but I will also get extra money beyond what I need for school with grants and loans. I plan on using that extra cash for investing in real estate! How's that for thinking outside the box!! That's a Pathfinder! As soon as I receive my funding, I'm going to try and get enrolled in the Success Academy! I've already spoken with Tim Miller at the academy, and let him know what I've got planned. He wants me to get the money faster! So now I'm trying to get the $500 faster, much faster!
I don't have anything for a yard sale, I don't have a vehicle to sell, and I'm still trying to get a job somewhere within walking distance. No excuses. I'm not patting myself on the back just yet. I've got to get that money quick! (without breaking any laws,of course!) I get a small VA disability check each month, but I use that for food, and to wash my clothes. But I know there must be a way to get that kind of money faster than August!(that's when I'll get my checks for college) I'm open to suggestions...Anyone want to buy some or all of my songs?? They're going cheap...10 songs (lyrics) for $500! PM me to get the pick of the litter!
I have more than 10, I'm just willing to bundle them up in sets of 10!
Be right back, I'm about to post this offer on Craig's List

__________________

Michael J. Stephens
"If a Task is once begun,
Never leave It until It's done;
You can make it if You try,
But, YOU must do the trying."-(Otis C.Polk Jr.)


Good For You!

Michael, good for you! glad to see you are recording your journey. it helps me a lot and i hope it will do the same for you. YOU CAN DO IT! why not post Mr. Polk's quote as part of your signature???

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Linda, Army EOD Mom
you can follow my journal at http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/45351/...
IT'S ALL GOOD AND EVERYTHING IS WORKING OUT PERFECTLY FOR ME!
Fear equals:
False
Evidence
Appearing
Real


Michael

Hang in there my friend. Believe it or not the light at the end of the tunnel is going to start to open for you. Just be ready when it happens. Best of luck to you...Jan


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