I decided to start buying rental properties with a goal of buying 50 so we could produce enough income to pay our monthly expenses and get out of the "rat race" and become "financially free."
We purchased 12 rental properties and life was good. However when I went to buy property number 13, we and our investors were completely out of money. Since the rental properties weren't yet bringing in much income, and we weren't sure how we were going to be able to pay our bills, we were left with no choice but to sell 4 of the houses.
However when we sold those 4 houses something INCREDIBLE happened! Not only were our returns MUCH higher than they were from the rental properties but we made enough money to pay for ALL of our expenses for the next 12 months!
For the first time I knew what it was like to be financially free for an entire year, and it felt good!
Then I had my "ah ha" moment! What if we could do that ever month? What if we could make more money than we would need for an entire year EVERY SINGLE month! and what if we could do it with systems that would work for us rather than us doing all the work ourselves? So that is what became my main focus, and in 2011 we ended up flipping 60 houses and our life was forever changed!
Since that time we have been flipping over 100 houses a year and have created systems that allow this machine to work for us so I can focus on spending more time with my family and doing the things I love.
I still remember that day when I had my breakthrough. I'll never forget the feeling I had when I realized my life would be forever changed and I could call my own shots.
There is nothing like that feeling of FREEDOM!