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MDTM Entrepreneur Daily – 9.21.16

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.

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About Brian Stephens

Brian is on a journey from massive debt to real estate mogul. Join him as he stumbles and fails on his way towards long term success. Debt isn't pretty and turning it around won't be either. His primary goal here is to tell the story and network with like minded people who want financial independence through real estate investing.

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