The Entrepreneur Daily series are blog posts that I write when I am working on my side business. My goal is to write a post every day when I am in “entrepreneur mode” and actively working on my business, talking about what I’m grateful for and what I’m working on. In a perfect world, that would be every single day, but in my reality, I work on my business in spurts. I’ve accepted this as my reality for now and hope to improve going forward. This is my entrepreneur journal, to document where I am today.
What I’m Grateful For
Today I’m grateful for a blank page. I start every morning with a blank page. No matter what happened yesterday, I can no longer have an impact on it, so it’s gone. Today is unwritten, so it’s a blank page.
Here on the blog, it’s always a new, fresh blank page. Every morning I open up a blank Word document that stares back at me with complete whiteness. The white coming from my laptop is blinding at 5 or 6 am, before the sun is up and the house is awake.
I love the idea of a fresh start every day. I have a chance to reset and reach for new achievements, regardless of what happened yesterday. What a great thing!
I’m not the metaphorical type (not even sure what that is, but I’m not it)…or sentimental type…but I’m grateful to have a blank page staring back at me every morning.
Time to fill it up!
What I’m Working On
I continue my obsession with real estate investing this week. I dove into a new podcast yesterday, read a few articles and blog posts, and cracked open the real estate book that has been sitting on my nightstand. It’s an education week and I’m playing student.
I learned the four main methods for profit from real estate…cash flow, appreciation, loan amortization, and tax shelter.
I learned it from the book I’m reading, called What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow…And 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank Gallinelli.
It’s a long title, but it’s all about the numbers, which is right up my alley! I’m excited by this book. It was recommended by several folks I follow on podcasts and I even heard an interview from the author. I’m digging in!
Goals For the Day
Continue reading my current real estate book and learn something new.
Eventually, I want to have a template built on a spreadsheet that I can use to quickly evaluate rental properties. The template will spit out formulas telling me whether the property is good enough for investment. That’s the ultimate goal with this book.
I may have to read sections a few times for it all to sink in, but I will come away with a spreadsheet used to evaluate investment deals.