In this episode I talk about setting goals for your investing this year. I think 2021 will be a great year for a lot of investors, and you guys have been taking the time to learn as much as you can. 2021 will be a great year to put all of that to work.
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First we need to look back at our 2020 goals, and what got accomplished and what didn't. I accomplished about 50% of my goals, and looking back, the biggest issue I see in not accomplishing the rest of my goals (guess what, it was not Covid!) is that my official accountability buddy and I did not follow up on our calls. And that was both of us, we did not hold each other accountable with our calls and our goals. Another serious part of this is that I did not block part of my day to really look at what is the most important thing that I can do that day, to help me get closer to my goals and take a couple of hours to just do that before getting into emails, before everything else. When we're having this one or two hours for ourselves in the morning, I think it's really important to always include the thought of how can I increase this by 100 times? Some people say 10 times. And I think 100 is even more powerful, it gets you thinking outside of your box, for instance who is my wealthiest friend who would be super interested in investing in real estate? Or what is the property that is going to give me the most return for my time? Not carwashes, I can tell you that!
Let's talk about one of the most popular forms of goal setting. And that is called SMART methodology, having Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound goals. So let me give you one example of one of my goals for this year:
Specific: I want to partner up with a friend who is an architect and has a lot of experience in not only remodeling things, but also adding things to spaces, and not only in the single family space, but also in other commercial and multifamily space. So we want to start small, and we want to build this relationship and grow from there. So that is the goal to get into the real value add through development and improvement of a property business.
Measurable: What is a measurable number for that? I want to buy and exit 12 properties, or 12 units with this friend in the Bay Area, which is where we live this year, we're going to be buying homes, or multi unit properties. At some point, she will take care of the renovations and the additions. I'll take care of the rest. And then we're going to exit.
Attainable: Are 12 units attainable? Yes. She said that she will be comfortable managing even 10 projects at a time. So 12 projects in one year, I think is very doable.
Relevant: Is it relevant? Yes. Homes right now are selling like hotcakes. And this is also a great way for us to not only make sure that we work well together, and also for us to be able to see and learn what other areas we can grow exponentially.
Time-Bound: The last part of the smart format of goal setting is for your goal to be time bound. So we are already in January. I think it's realistic that we start with one property by February, we'll start to reach out to lenders and real estate agents to help us with the properties, and then fundraise whatever we need for the project and start working with the contractors.
2021 will be incredible for real estate investing!
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