Helllllllooooooooooooo Dear Blogosphere!
Long time no post.
Geeze it’s been so long I don’t even know where to begin…
I guess I first should wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I know it’s kinda late, but better late than never, no?
I went up to St. Louis for the holiday to see my sister and nephew, and my Mom and Dad were also there, so I got to see them too. It snowed while I was there, and even though I thoroughly detest winter and all of it’s accompaniments, it was actually kind of a pretty snow (never thought those words would escape my fingertips). I took some pics of the pretty snow as well as of the family…
Casa de Sister
My sweet nephew Trevor reading/listening to The Night Before Christmas book my Mom made for him
My Dad made this beautiful rocking horse for Trevor. He was scared of it, but hopefully it will grow on him.
Jack the Dog aka Santa’s Little Helper in his festive antlers.
Auntie “Steph-a-me” and Little Man.
Pop and Son in their festive holiday antlers
Mom, Dad, Sis, Me. (If I look kinda tipsy in this picture, it’s because I was).
So, anyway, that was my pretty white Christmas. Ho Ho Ho.
Then when I got back to Tampa I caught some sort of flu or cold or something like I do every year around Christmas time, so I spent a few days in bed.
And then I’ve taken the last few weeks to do some soul searching.
Just kidding. I haven’t really been doing any soul searching. I’ve just always wanted to say that. Makes me feel like I’m in a soap opera or something. Or a cheesy romance novel with Fabio on the front cover. He can’t believe it’s not butter. Teehee.
Anyway. What I’ve really been doing these last few weeks, is kind of cheating on this blog by spending lots o’ time creating content for my other website, which has taken off quite swimmingly since we launched it about a month ago. We’ve got over 100 members signed up already (including two of my blogging pals Carey and Steph), so between writing content for that blog, creating wholesaling training modules for the members, and then answering questions in the forum- I haven’t had a whole lot of time to do much else.
Apparently I totally suck at multi-blog-tasking. Is what I’m trying to say here.
Oh, and speaking of having multiple blogs, I’m also putting the finishing touches on my personal blog that I’ve been procrastinating doing for about 6 months or so. It’s not going to be about real estate or business or anything serious- it’ll just be me horsing around (imagine that) and taking pictures and attempting to cook (Chef Steph in the hiz!) and other fun stuff. It’ll be totally different from this blog where I’m all serious and proper all the time. Heehee. I’ll post a link to it once it’s up and running, which should be in the next week or so. Ish.
As far as my wholesaling business goes, I’ve kind of switched gears from aggressively pursuing deals to a more passive strategy that basically consists of doing deals that fall in my lap. I’ve built up quite a network over the last 4 years of both wholesalers and buyers, so for the time being I’m just putting the two together if something comes my way.
I’ve alluded to this several times since I started my blog, but for those of you who missed it- my ultimate goal is to take off and travel the world (and blog about it). In order to do that, I need me some passive income streams flowing into my bank account, and unfortunately, the wholesaling business model that I have been working for the last four years, is anything but passive. I know there are people out there who have automated their wholesaling businesses (or so I’ve heard), but mine is about as hands-on as it gets. So, my focus for 2011 is to work on building up other sources of income that are much more passive, while still doing any JV deals that come across my desk.
And then in a couple of years (or sooner) I’ll be off to explore the world. I haven’t ironed out all the details yet, but what fun would it be if I did that? :)
So anywho, that’s my story in a nutshell, Ladies and Gents!
I’ve got lots of cool stuff planned for this blog in 2011, and I promise not to disappear for a month ever again. Well, unless R-Fed finally proposes to me and whisks me off to an island somewhere in the South Pacific. Then you might not hear from me for awhile. But I’ll be back eventually.
Alrighty then. I’m Audi 5000.
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Flip This Book Club is still alive and kicking! It’s just a little bit late because I have been an irresponsible blogger for the last month. I’ll have Shae’s review of Tribes posted next week, and we’ll also pick a book for next month.