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.