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Are You Committed?

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Patrick Riddle

Hey, I have an important question to ask you.

Are you ready for it?

Ok, here goes…

Are you really committed to succeeding?

I mean, no matter what kind of investing you’re trying to do—wholesaling, fix-and-flip, rentals, whatever…

…are you really committed?

Yes or no.

In my humble (but accurate) view, for most wannabe investors today the answer is a resounding NO

They hope to be successful. They wish for success. But when push comes to shove, they aren’t really willing to take the necessary actions to bring about success.

Want to know what happens next?

[enter blaming & complaining]

Thanks Obama  I quit

Screw that. How about put on your ‘big boy’ pants?

Instead, try this:

  1. Make a solid commitment today.
  2. Draw a hard line in the sand.
  3. And don’t take no for an answer.

Get clear and define exactly what “success” looks like for your personal real estate endeavors. For some, it’s just flip a house a month. Others want to own a hundred rentals. Others want to net at least six figures a year rehabbing houses.

Whatever it is for you, define it.

Then make a clear, certain decision that, come hell or high water, you will be successful in achieving that.

No matter how hard, no matter how long it takes.

A Japanese proverb I heard says it all…

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

Meaning this:
When you get knocked down by the inevitable obstacle…

Get. Back. Up.

What matters isn’t the bad thing that happened, what matters is how you respond to it. Like my boy Justin shared with you recently, everyone has problems—champions embrace them.

So, what’s your answer?

Yes or no.

Are you committed enough to make your real estate dreams a reality?

I truly hope so. You deserve it.

Talk to me in the comments below and tell me how this hits ya? I’d love to hear from you.

Please and thank you.  🙂

Patrick Riddle

Shortly after buying his first real estate investment property wayyyy back in 2002, Patrick decided to quit school to go into investing full-time... and he's been at it ever since. Patrick absolutely LOVES teaching. So, the last few years, he's spent a good bit of time helping other investors learn from his experience and mistakes, to shorten their learning curve to success.

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Eldridge Jenkins

This is just the shot in the arm,I needed. I need to read the material again, take massive action and donate a portion of my profits to a worthwhile charitable cause. Eldridge2.0

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Vivian Lyles

Hello Patrick,

I believe that I maybe close to doing my first deal. Right now I am looking for wholesalers and I have some cash buyers. However I do not have the funds for earnest money or closing fees. I believe if I can bring a wholesaler and a cash buyer together, I will be on my way.

I am committed to succeed.

Have a great day!

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    Patrick Riddle

    Hey Vivian, that’s great to hear! Keep pushing forward.

    Just follow the 10-Hour Wholesaler training step-by-step and you’ll make it happen.

    – Patrick

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    Johnpaul Moses

    @Vivian—If you’re assigning contracts or wholesaling w/Justin’s 10-hour wholesaler method, you shouldn’t need anything for earnest money or closing fees. I haven’t had to pay an EMD or closing fees on a wholesale deal in years now. Keep learning!

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David Mackenzie

I am committed but being a disabled vet on a fixed income with a family to support where does the money come for all these programs?

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    Patrick Riddle

    Hey David, it’s time to lose the “but”. Just say “I am committed.”

    There are people who have gone before you that were more disadvantaged than you and have succeeded massively.

    What you focus on is going to affect whether or not you can make it in this business. If you focus on why it’s not going to work for you, then it’s not going to work for you.

    You don’t need money to use some strategies to find motivated sellers. You don’t need funding to close deals because you can wholesale them. There’s a wealth of free information online. Don’t purchase programs if you don’t have the money. Just consume what you can for free and take massive action.

    No matter what your current circumstances are, with the right attitude and actions, you can do this!

    – Patrick

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    Johnpaul Moses

    @David—man, I’ve been so broke before (financially, mentally and physically) and one thing I’ve learned is to *ask better questions* of myself and *expect better answers* to present themselves.

    So instead of “where does the money come?” try “how can I think outside the box to make this happen?”. I’m not trying to belittle you…what I sense in your comment is small thinking. Instead of saying, “I can’t because…” say “How can I…?”

    Give your subconscious mind better questions, and creative answers will often unexpectedly present themselves to you. I’m rooting for you, David!

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