Pursuing MY American Dream!

Pursuing MY American Dream!

Well I see I haven't been keeping myself accountable for all the updates I've been needing to post but I'm working on it. It might just be the excitement and motivation that's keeps me busy with everything and I start to lose track of time!

Well for the past two weeks I have been posting ads for investor buyers on CL, Backpage.com and several other free classified ad sites. Have gotten about 11 investor buyers so far but only problem is that they haven't given me any information for property criteria etc. (??????)

I've got my website up and running just tweaking it here and there for what may arise or need adjusting from time to time. You can check it out at www.midgaproperties.webs.com and see what you like or might think needs improving upon, any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Went to Lowe's and got some sign material for my bandit signs and also went to the local officemax and got some good durable flyer paper to start putting out my flyers (which I have yet to put out but will be working on that this week!)

Going through Dean's Think a Little Different About Real Estate Program (which got here an entire month after I ordered it) but still wanting to make sure to have all the basics down. You can never forget what got you or in my case is getting you to the top!

Sorting out different ideas about which business cards to use as far as design and what specific info I want etc etc and will be ordering those THIS WEEK.

Will be headed to my FIRST investment club on the 20th of this month so I'm pretty amped about that! Hope everything will go well!

Also trying to find a way to get a little more organizational with my time not just jump from one thing to another. I want to be able to look back at what I did at the end of the day not worry about what I forgot to do or if I made that phone call etc. (Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated!)

Got my 800 number setup with COA (from Dean's book) still working on a few parts of the message because I'm a little lost on what exactly to do after I have my greeting!!!

Went and visited a few different FSBO's (there are sooo many around here it's not even funny!) Talked to the owners and asked about why they were selling and prices etc etc but I know of two that just wanted too much and tried negotiating with to at least try and get SOMETHING going but it didn't work because they were just too outright stubborn!!

For this week I'm also gonna be getting in touch with different RE agents/brokers Realtors and do MY "Interviews to get some good honest hardworking pros that WANT to make $$$ NOT tell that what I'm doing won't work or just have to listen to their personal experiences that didn't workout for them because they gave up too easy or because their just not a well informed investor!!!

I still have more that I want to get done between now and my first deal but it will all come together as time goes by.

Another one is to CONSTANTLY stay on DG.com and read and research AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!!!

My goal is to have my first deal done by the end of January or the beginning of February so I know as long as I keep pushing forward and stick to the action steps I have setup for myself I don't see why I couldn't have it done!!! (But I know there's always hiccups along the way so.....we'll see.)

Much Success and a Prosperous 2011

TheYungGun

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Keep...

us posted. Update your journal weekly if not daily. I want to hear everything that you are doing! Try to catch up to me and pass me! haha. lets make it a competition! Lets see how much progress each other can make each week and who can get their first deal done the quickest! I am planning on having one locked in before the end of the month!

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"In order for me to think outside the box, that would require me to acknowledge that the box actually exists. In my world, there is no box."
~Matt Larson~


Chase & Lane

You two remind me of each other! You both are SUCH go-getters!

I know you are BOTH going to do amazingly well!

Karen

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"Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you'll still land among the stars!"


Sounds Good

I've actually already been challenged by another DG family member but okay sounds good to me that actually is gonna put me in a better situation......pushing me further and harder! So yeah definitely let's do it!! YOUR ON! Your challenge has been accepted! LOL! Goin ALL the way to the TOP Eye-wink

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Do You know..

who taught me to GIT R DONE?

Mr. Matt Larson himself!

Chase there is a little secret I have that I think Karen knows already. Matt Larson was my supervisor when we worked at the machine shop together back in 2004-2005. We went to high school in the same town.

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Visit my website:http://qchomebuyers.weebly.com/
Visit My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/qchomebuyer
Visit My Linkedin Page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/the-1-fast-ca-h-home-buyer-in-the-qc/28/b79/...

"In order for me to think outside the box, that would require me to acknowledge that the box actually exists. In my world, there is no box."
~Matt Larson~


Thank You

Karen you are always giving the high hopes and spirits! Smiling Thank you for everything that means more than you know! Gotta love this DG family!! Smiling

TheYungGun

Oh and by the way I always see everyone posting their site with their comment I think I just might give it a try! LOL!

www.midgaproperties.webs.com

go go go check it oouutt!!

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Lane

You're right! I know your secret, but you know, even with that HUGE advantage, I think Chase is just "bad a$$" enough to give you a run for your money! LOL!

This will be fun to watch! I am reserving my front row seat!

Karen

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"You're never too old to be what you were meant to be!"

www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/59128/day-for...

"Shining Like a Star & Dancing on Sunshine"

"Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you'll still land among the stars!"


WHAT???

WOW seriously? So do you and him keep in contact or what? Do you know how big of a power weapon you have??? That's amazing man!!!

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Again

I'm starting to love you more and more Karen and your right! He will have a run for his money.....NO DOUBT about that HEHE!! Just gonna have to sit back and watch while I pass lane in the fast lane LOL! ( A little corny I know!) Just kidding there Lane. No matter what I wish you the best!

TheYungGun

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Sounds good!

My goals are HIGH! My goal is to be up on stage at EDGE 2012! I will be a success story and be in one of Deans future books! I have huge goals and I take tiny little baby steps to reach them. Its the best way. I have a few goals I set for myself each day and I always get them done and plan new ones for the next day! It has been 7 weeks of absolute excitement! I have not been able to sleep at night and that is a good thing. I cannot stop thinking about what I need to do next or how I can leverage my time at my day job. We have a computer lab at work and I am in there on my breaks and lunch researching and networking daily. I never go a day without doing something in REI! SHAKE N BAKE! GIT R DONE!

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Click Here To Buy Deans New Book!!! http://www.lanemccaw.bookimentioned.com/b/
Visit my website:http://qchomebuyers.weebly.com/
Visit My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/qchomebuyer
Visit My Linkedin Page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/the-1-fast-ca-h-home-buyer-in-the-qc/28/b79/...

"In order for me to think outside the box, that would require me to acknowledge that the box actually exists. In my world, there is no box."
~Matt Larson~


Okay take this

and go to facebook we gotta start I.M. NOW LOL!

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


No Chase

Matt is a very busy man and is very hard to get ahold of. He set me up with my mentor here in the Quad Cities. My mentor knows every one of Matt's strategies and is teaching me how to implement them. I have a huge advantage I know and I am not wasting it. I am not just hoping everyone will pull my through to the top, I am going to make my way to the top on my own. I do not like anyones help! I have always wanted to do things on my own. I will take the wisdom and knowledge that I am given and run long distances with it!

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Click Here To Buy Deans New Book!!! http://www.lanemccaw.bookimentioned.com/b/
Visit my website:http://qchomebuyers.weebly.com/
Visit My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/qchomebuyer
Visit My Linkedin Page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/the-1-fast-ca-h-home-buyer-in-the-qc/28/b79/...

"In order for me to think outside the box, that would require me to acknowledge that the box actually exists. In my world, there is no box."
~Matt Larson~


Chase

If you want to have your links to your website, journal, etc come up on all your posts go to your profile page and check out the sections under "EDIT" and you can add them in. That way you don't have to type them in every time. It will be automatically added.

Karen

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"You're never too old to be what you were meant to be!"

www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/59128/day-for...

"Shining Like a Star & Dancing on Sunshine"

"Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you'll still land among the stars!"


Karen

are you on facebook?

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Click Here To Buy Deans New Book!!! http://www.lanemccaw.bookimentioned.com/b/
Visit my website:http://qchomebuyers.weebly.com/
Visit My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/qchomebuyer
Visit My Linkedin Page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/the-1-fast-ca-h-home-buyer-in-the-qc/28/b79/...

"In order for me to think outside the box, that would require me to acknowledge that the box actually exists. In my world, there is no box."
~Matt Larson~


Yes

I just friend requested you both.

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"You're never too old to be what you were meant to be!"

www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/59128/day-for...

"Shining Like a Star & Dancing on Sunshine"

"Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you'll still land among the stars!"


For Today

I did get started a little later than expected but overall I think today was a good day!

1) I went to CL and checked my ads and email and got another investor buyer added to the list.

2) I made contact with him and got all of his criteria and boy I can already tell he's gonna be a picky one to please so I'm do the best I can to bring the most and only the best to the table.

3) Worked/tweaked the website and got everything setup for the most part now just gotta put the finishing touches on it before I publish everything! (Will let everyone know when it's done and published!)

4) Picked out the design and labeling for my Business cards so I should have those by sometime next week.

5) Started going through Dean's Think a Little Different Program (Small Steps!)

6) Tried to make contact with the county appraiser and do some networking but no luck for today! Always tomorrow!!

7) Reviewing my goal sheet and what I want accomplished between the next few months through the next couple of years

Cool Called the success academy a few times trying to get them to help me through my 24hr recorded message and actually got a lot of good info and will be applying that ASAP!

So until the next update,

TheYungGun

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


My Website

Name will be changed here in the 24-48 hours because I have changed companies that host my site but will let everyone know once it takes affect!!

TheYungGun

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Karen I see you are getting

Karen I see you are getting the young boys all worked up trying to out do each other,the whole time you are cheering for both sides.


Go Team Go!

I AM cheering for both sides! I think they are both going to do extremely well!

At the same time, they are motivating me! I can't let these "young bucks" show me up too badly! Laughing out loud

Karen

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"You're never too old to be what you were meant to be!"

www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/59128/day-for...

"Shining Like a Star & Dancing on Sunshine"

"Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you'll still land among the stars!"


TheYungGun

Congrat's on your progress so far. I will check in with you a little later. Interested in how CL is going to work for you. Being outside of Atl. I see alot of posts daily. I recently sat in a marketing class and they suggested 10 to 15 posts per day.

Best Wishes!
-Dan

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Dan

www.danbuyshomesfast.weebly.com


I'll Be

Expecting to hear from you too! LOL! I think you'll be blown away by how much progress I've made since the last time we made contact. I'm pushing through everyday and making progress.......EVERYDAY!

TheYungGun

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Sounds interesting

I will have to keep an eye on all of you that way I do not miss anything and may learn something along the way too. Never too old to learn anything and yes you can teach an old dog new tricks too.

ba


ba3000

Anything we learn we will be more than willing to pass on to the people that want to learn! We want to help as many people as possible!

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Click Here To Buy Deans New Book!!! http://www.lanemccaw.bookimentioned.com/b/
Visit my website:http://qchomebuyers.weebly.com/
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"In order for me to think outside the box, that would require me to acknowledge that the box actually exists. In my world, there is no box."
~Matt Larson~


Hey!!

When did this post pop up! LOL I am supposed to be notified of these things!! Karen why didn't you at least tell me? Oh BTW, Chase you never told the DG world what your website was,brooks-investments.com right? Hey it looks good, I must say so myself!

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Matt Behrens
FR Properties LLC
www.frproperties.net
"Our Priority... You and Your Family!"

Journal: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/67147/...

F.E.A.R- False. Evidence. Apprearing. Real.
Talk IS Cheap!


Well

Aren't I supposed to take care of that? Hmmm Well thanks for blowing my surprise O great wise one you just know how to be a party pooper don't you? LOL Just kidding man.

TheYungGun

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Well...

Get it up! Once again BROOKS-INVESTMENTS.COM!!! Hey why don't you put it up on the bottom of your posts?

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Matt Behrens
FR Properties LLC
www.frproperties.net
"Our Priority... You and Your Family!"

Journal: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/67147/...

F.E.A.R- False. Evidence. Apprearing. Real.
Talk IS Cheap!


See

The thing is.......okay yeah your right give me a few minutes and It WILL be DONE. Lol!

__________________

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


Love it!

See there you go, wasn't that easy?

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Matt Behrens
FR Properties LLC
www.frproperties.net
"Our Priority... You and Your Family!"

Journal: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/67147/...

F.E.A.R- False. Evidence. Apprearing. Real.
Talk IS Cheap!


There's

That other word everyone likes to throw around.......EASY! EASY come EASY go. It's too EASY.....just go for it. O wise one show me just how EASY it is. I crack myself up sometimes man. WOW!

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop and look fear in the face. Do things you think you cannot do. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

See Where The Journey Never Ends At: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/69250/...

Chase Brooks
www.brooks-investments.com


website name

that is fine for your websight name Ifound inbuisness if you want people to find you you need to put what you do in it not trying to pour cold water on ya I think you will do fine with that name and advertising marketing is the real key my name is real estate problem solving .com sal

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sal cassandro


Love the Vibe

Wow I love the vibe of this journal. You guys got me pumping and I really am trying to turn it off and go to be...keep adding time to my just ____more minutes.

I will be watching you guys for your success flow b/c it is coming...Good luck much success in 2011.

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Erika, REI
Brownstone Investment Group
405.748.0734

www.facebook.com/Erika.Coleman
www.twitter.com/brownstoneREIgr
Job 22:21 Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.
Job 22:28 You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you.
Deut 28:8 The Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything yo do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord you God will bless you in the land he is giving you.


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