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Seizing Life’s Little Moments: Why I Left My Job And Dove Headfirst Into Real Estate Investing

When I was a little girl, I’d always dreamed of this time in my life. The time when I’d be married, with a house and young kids and a steady job. I imagined playing with my kids, taking them to the park, and traveling the world together.

 

You know what I didn’t imagine? All the meetings.

You know what I’m talking about. All those pesky meetings that take over your calendar as you ascend the career ladder. The higher you get, the more crowded your calendar gets. I got to a point where I realized I was spending more time in pointless meetings than I was seizing the most important moments of my children’s lives. Moments I would never be able to get back.

 

I decided then and there to make a change.

I didn’t yet know what that change would be, but I wasn’t just going to sit by and let my job rob me of some of the most memorable and fleeting moments of my life.

I would never forgive myself if I didn’t make a change, but I couldn’t just abandon my job either. I had a responsibility to my family to continue bringing in that paycheck and those benefits, so what could I do?

Through my brainstorming and soul searching, I realized that real estate just might be the answer. Over the last 10 years, my husband and I have been investing in small multifamily real estate and making some income on each unit each month. You know, like real life Monopoly.

What if I could scale that up, I thought. What if we could buy enough properties to offset my income? Then I could switch to part-time work, or leave my job altogether, and I would have all the freedom to spend time with my family, while still making an income. Easy peasy, right?

Now to come up with the money… 🙂

 

As Tony Robbins says, “Success is not about resources. It’s about how resourceful you are with what you have.”

Through a number of creative strategies, some shuffling, and a few surprises and bumps, I’m happy to say that we’re now well on our way to replacing my income and reaching financial freedom. We’re not quite there yet, but I see the light.

Along the way, as I shared my plans with others, people nodded and mm-hmmed when I shared my story, totally with me as to the purpose of investing, of generating passive income, and the benefits of real estate. However, most people lacked the time, energy, or interest to get into real estate investing for themselves.

And fear. There was a lot of fear. Real estate investing comes with a lot of unknowns, lots of intimidating numbers, lots of paperwork. It can be a hassle and a nightmare. I get it. Not everyone’s cup of tea.

 

And that’s exactly what I love about what we do here at Goodegg.

We know that real estate is not the thing that gets everyone out of bed in the morning. In fact, we know the process can scare the pants off of some folks. But we also know firsthand the enormous benefits of investing in real estate and the impact it can have on people’s lives.

That’s why we love helping people through the process, helping you get clarity on your financial goals, finding investments that fit your needs, and holding your hand through the process, so it’s ever so slightly less scary.

Because you know what’s really scary? Waking up one day, realizing that your children are all grown up, that you didn’t get to spend the time you wanted with them, and that you haven’t built the wealth you’d wanted for your family.

So if you nodded and mm-hmmed at all during this story, I urge you to take action today, to take the first step in making a change in your life, as I did. You can start by joining the Goodegg Investor Club, and we can take it from there.

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