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In a previous post, I talked about my favorite REI podcasts.   Well, seeing it’s the season of giving, I thought I’d share a few more of my favorites, which teach me things and keep me motivated:

  • Lifestyles Unlimited – This is a REI coaching company from TX that has an (almost) daily radio show, which is also posted on iTunes.  It’s a great show and I learn a lot every time I listen. They always give sensible advice, which I like.  Their main focus is buy and hold/rentals, but they discuss all areas of REI.  I wish they had coaching nationwide!
  • Flip2Freedom.com – This is a fairly new podcast hosted by Sean Terry.  He’s a wholesaler that recently set up a coaching program.  But, even if you’re not interested in the coaching, the podcasts are really helpful, especially if your focus is wholesaling. (Also available on iTunes.)
  • Blog Talk Radio – This website has tons of podcasts about all sorts of topics, including REI.  I like several REI shows on this site, including Peter Giardini’s. (Also available on iTunes.)

Oh, and speaking of motivation, Steph over at flipthiswholesaler.net had a contest regarding what motivates her readers and the winners get to attend a coaching call with her.  I was selected as one of her winners!  Yeah!!   Holy cow, this is my year of winning these blog contests (don’t hate!).  I need to translate all these winnings into cash dollars!  Writing that just made my think of “GSM,” as my husband always says, based on that hilarious “Gimme Some Money” song in Spinal Tap!  LOL!  Ok, I just amused myself, gotta go!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Happy Investing!

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I took a break a little while ago from my blog and the whole investing game.  I have been super busy at work and my personal life has been downright crazy for quite some time.  I’ll spare you all the details, but in a nutshell, we’ve had a lot of illnesses and losses in our family.  Most of my free time was spent caring for sick and ailing family.

Instead of crawling under a rock, all of this sadness and grief makes me more motivated to give this real estate thing even more of an effort and truly succeed.  I’ve seen too many people live their lives working like dogs at a job they hate and never having the time or opportunity to really enjoy life with their friends and family.  I’ve also seen first hand people that have left this earth too early, never even having the chance to follow their dreams.

So, all of this heartache gives me the motivation to press on and move forward.  I am a fighter, and because I a job, husband and a child, I don’t have the luxury to stay in bed and feel sorry for myself.  Moving forward is what I must do.

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I’m going to start marketing again and possibly buy some motivated seller leads.  I’m planning to do more to promote my website and also finalize our LLC for investing.  I also am trying to plan for my exit from my job.  It’s going to take longer than I had originally planned, since my husband got laid off, but I still don’t want to lose sight of that goal.

For motivation, I’ve been reading books, like the 4 Hour Workweek, and even Steph’s Flip This REO ebook.  I keep listening to investing podcasts and success stories, like the ones on Steph’s blog.  Those really keep me inspired.  I also read tons of investing blogs (check out my Blogroll).  I love hearing about other people investing, especially those who are trying to balance a family and/or a full time job.  Juggling it all isn’t easy, but it can be done.

How do you stay motivated?  How do you juggle investing with your family, job and other personal commitments?

Happy Investing!

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