Shawn James

All About Shawn SD

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Shawn James
San Diego
About Me: 

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to list a few things about myself outside of my bio. I have found in the past that great conversations occur when people either discuss what they share in common, or are interested in how they are different. Here they are:

I am originally from Indiana.

I now live in San Diego, California.

I love to build things.

I am naturally mechanically inclined.

I have a strong interest in systems and more generally how anything works.

I worked as a machinist for four years, and just like Matt Larson I have looked down the line of the other machinists working next to me in despair, knowing that the most senior machinist only made a couple more dollars per hour than I did. To add some dimension to that feeling, my fourth year as a machinist was 1999. The most senior machinist had started working on the machine assigned to me in 1957. It is interesting how sometimes motivation can be traced back to a single moment. Smiling

I am currently studying business management. I will recieve my A.S. degree in December.

I have built two small businesses from the ground up. One was moderately successful and the other is inactive. The lessons I learned were way more valuable than any of the profits I earned.

I believe that an individual person can make ANY major difference in the world.

I also believe that a group of individual people who want to make a difference in the world, when united as a team, can make ALL the difference in the world.

Basic Info

My Pets Are My Kids
In College

Sites I Visit

Mainly Just This One


Thank you for stoping by

steve and veronica's picture

our guest page. Thank you for the kind words. Best of luck with your REI and God Bless

Semper Fi


Business Card Ideas

Shawn SD's picture

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice regarding effective business cards? I am getting all of my marketing materials in place, so I can get things going. Thanks!

Welcome Shawn

sistreat's picture

I wanted to drop by and say hello to you and welcome you to Dean's board.
I know you will make many new real estate friends here who will help and encourage you along the way.
If you will fill out more information about yourself on your profile there is a really good chance you can find an investing partner to work with. Many great partnerships have been formed right here on the board.

Thank You

Shawn SD's picture

I just wanted to say thank you for the warm welcome to the DG Family. I have filled in some of my bio information, so you and the other members can get an idea of who I am and what I am about. I am still navigating and learning the site format. There is an unbelievable amount of priceless information here. To say that I am excited is an understatement.

I read your bio, and I would like to congratulate you on all of your REI success. I am truly inspired. I am looking forward to absorbing as much from everyone as I can. Also, I noticed that you were good friends with Johnny and June Cash. I have been a huge fan of both of them since I was a small child. It is good to hear that they were as genuine in their personal lives as they were in their music. It seems that is a common quality shared by the members of the DG family. It is very refreshing to be a part of such a benevolent community.


Jay Sthilaire's picture

welcome my friend !! i also love to build but now i love implementing the knowledge i have gained on this site even more.great to have like minded people to share stories and experiences with .success to you

Greetings from Northern Cali

cedarcreekent's picture

Hi Shawn,

It's great to meet another person that have the same interests and natural abilites as me, but offer so many different to others.

Welcome to the boards wish yuo the best of success in your endeavors.

If you need help in any way, let me know.

God Bless,
John and Connie
Cedar Creek Enterprises
Camino, Ca

Thank you!

Shawn SD's picture


Thank you. I have to admit it is very motivating and relieving to be among like minds. I am looking forward to sharing stories and learning from everyone as much as I can. I am already very excited about beginning to build the foundation for a successful career in creative REI. Amazing things can happen when like minds come together.

All the best,


John and Connie, Thank you

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John and Connie,

Thank you both. I appreciate the welcoming words and genuine sentiment from you and the rest of the DG family. I have been a member for only a short time, and the rapid acceptance into this community has been truly delightful. I agree, it is very nice to meet another person with the same interests and natural abilities. I am looking forward to future conversations, sharing ideas, and brainstorming our way through challenges. May your journey be both prosperous and fulfilling.




San Diego House Solutions's picture

Hey Shawn, Hit me up & I can fill you in on the SD market.
If you come across any SD short sale seller leads, I can HELP! That's all we do is mostly short sales here in San Diego.