Let’s find out why you want to be a Real Estate Investor – Part I

Why do you want to be a real estate investor?  The biggest question you have to ask yourself is: Why do you want to get into real estate?  A good place to answer that question is to use Michael Pantalon’s technique outlined in his book Instant Influence.  It’s called the 5 Whys.  This is useful to help you develop a level of self-awareness.  You’d be surprised to find out how few people are self-aware to any degree.  The basis of this technique is to seriously ask yourself why you want to be a real estate investor.  Once you answer the first question, then ask yourself about the answer, e.g., say you answer something like “because I want more freedom.”  The next question is “Why do you want more freedom?”  Do this 5 times.  By the fifth time, you should be getting to the crux of the matter.  Knowing what your underlying motivation is will help you in your real estate journey.

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