"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
I am so thankful for each and every one of you for being a part of this online community. REI Goddesses would not be what it is today without the love, support and dedication from each of you. So, today, I am giving thanks for you.
Depending on your priorities, wealth can mean something different to each of us. However, when it comes to finances, wealth, for me, has only one definition, and it's not necessarily about having tons of money, but about having financial security and comfort.
In 2008 I was let go from my fancy lawyer job, I had a newborn AND the economy tanked. My husband, who was now the sole breadwinner, experienced hardship as his graphic design business income decreased by 90%.
I remember feeling so afraid and uneasy during that time of my life. We'd just had a new baby, I didn't have a job, and the economy was in shambles. Luckily, the two rental properties we had invested in a few years back were still providing us financial income, and during that year of hardship, they were truly what kept our roof over our head.
This made me realize the importance of finding real wealth- that doesn’t mean being so rich that you are unaffected by what’s going on in the world. It means...
Have you noticed that women and men are different? We are different on more than just a chromosomal level. Women are different in how they best work, deal with stress, learn, and invest.
The key to successfully investing as a woman is to incorporate the womanly elements and tap into the Goddess Secret Sauce. The Goddess Secret Sauce invites in magic and miracles.
I believe in the power we have as women. And we can tap into that power to invite in what we desire with the 4 factors of the Goddess Secret Sauce: Pleasure, Intuition, Mindset and Sisterhood.
When people ask how we found our apartment buildings in Albuquerque (and managed a quantum leap in one year of investing), I sometimes give a more complicated answer than what happened. I’ll talk about how we assessed the market and built the team, but that’s not quite an honest answer.
The honest answer is that I set an intention and then was completely guided to it. As if by magic, we met a woman at a networking event...
Starting this Friday, November 27 we are going to be doing a 30-day pleasure challenge in the Real Estate Investor Goddesses (Private Community) Facebook Group! [If you're not there yet, you can join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/REIGPrivateCommunity
The holidays are SUPPOSED to be pleasurable, but they're often a time of stress. When you add in COVID-19, social distancing, politics, and all the other stressors of 2020, this is a year that could quickly take you spiraling down.
So what's a goddess to do? Grab at least one daily dose of pleasure! Pleasure is the first ingredient in the goddess secret sauce, and it will bring you and everyone around you higher
I've created a 30-day challenge to help us dive deep into pleasure during this upcoming holiday season. We will go from Friday, November 27 until December 25 (Christmas Day). Do you want to join me?
How will the Pleasure challenge work?
First, make sure that you've joined us on Many...
"Don't let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn't do. What often happens is that people who are well-meaning, who really care for us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it."
― Cathy Hughes.
Today’s motivational quote is from an incredible woman- Cathy Hughes. And if this quote weren’t inspiration enough, here is a little bit more about Cathy’s story:
Cathy Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one – one woman, one vision, one company – Urban One, formerly known as Radio One. As Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast company in the nation, Hughes’ unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrum of radio, television, and digital media.
In 1999, Cathy Hughes became the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation,...
As women, we use to think that we can do it all, that we need to have everything perfect, and that's ok. Those are qualities of our personality that help us be one step ahead of life’s everyday challenges. But, when it comes to investing, some of the things that most of the time work in our favor, may become mistakes that can cost us valuable time and money.
Here you have a list of the most common mistakes women make in real estate investment:
One of the biggest mistakes we see women make in real estate investing (before they even begin) is waiting for the “perfect” time to begin. This is a HUGE mistake because as badass women who juggle 100 things at once. there will never be a perfect time. There will never be a perfect property, a perfect bank account balance, a perfect sign from the universe... and you waiting is only you getting in the way of your own...
"I always did something, I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there is that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this', and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough."
― Marissa Mayer.
Growth can be scary. Growth can be unpredictable. Growth can be difficult. BUT that’s what makes the growth life-changing.
Don’t be scared of taking the leap because you feel like you’re “not ready.” Sometimes taking the leap is exactly what you needed to do to GET ready!
Thank you, Marissa Mayer, for this lovely inspiration today!
Let me break this down for you:
1. The Right Vision: this means getting really clear on what you want your real estate investments to do for your life. Financial freedom? Tax benefits? Leave a legacy? What types of investment properties do you desire? How do you desire to work in real estate? (investor, property manager, etc.) Where would you like real estate to take you in 5, 10, 20 years?
2. The Right Team: real estate investing is not something you can do alone. That’s why we at REI goddesses believe so strongly in bringing great team members to our community. Make sure that you are surrounding yourself with people who can help answer your questions, give you tools and resources to help support you, and guide you through the highs and lows that are part of the investing process.
3. The Right Market: Is the market you want to invest in landlord and business-friendly? What is the cost of housing? Is there a high job and/or population growth? Is it a market that you’re...
"Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way".
― Lee Brown.
YES! Because the obstacles will come, goddess, and it’s up to you how you are going to handle them when they do…
Ready for me to blow your mind? All 3 of these reasons are based on myths and misconceptions.
Those excuses are just excuses! They are not necessarily true.
- You don’t need a ton of money to invest in real estate (in fact, there are ways to get started investing with as little as $0!)
- You don’t need to have a ton of time to invest in real estate (in fact, some investments are completely passive!)
- You definitely don’t have to deal with tenants, toilets or termites in order to invest (in fact, many investments never require you to touch the 3 T’s!)
And yet, women use these three excuses ALL the time and prevent themselves from achieving the financial freedom they desire. When I hear one of these excuses I know that the woman saying it just doesn’t know enough about real estate investing and all the numerous ways that she can get involved. So I created a 40-page guide titled: Investing in Real Estate from $1 to $1 Million to help educate women on 12...