Never, ever, ever, ever give in! Never give in!

Hello again fellow investors!

My twin brother and I are in San Fran this week to attend the annual Web 2.0 Expo. A lot’s been changing on the web lately and San Fran & San Jose are right at the heart of it. I’ve learned dozens of new things that I’ll use to improve And Trent will use what he’s learned to improve his site, Look for even more exciting features in the upcoming weeks and months!

Here’s a pic from today. I’m in the black jacket … 


The last speaker of the day was Max Levchin, the co-founder of PayPal. He’s no longer a part owner, but he did ok when he sold his share for $34 million. A lady was interviewing him today on the stage. Her last question was, “What advice would you give to those who want to be where you are today? Financially retired and pursuing your passions.”

He paused for a minute and then gave the perfect answer. It’s perfect because it’s the absolute truth. He proceeded, “As Winston Churchill said, ‘Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever give in. Never give in.'” Then he went on to explain that his first 4 businesses failed, and he was in financial ruins when he helped start Paypal. He simply wouldn’t give in.

I encourage you to carry that quote with you on your path to real estate investing riches. Sometimes you’ll have deals that fall through, embarrassing moments with motivated sellers, frustrations when your house doesn’t sell as fast as you’d like. But if you follow the advice above, you’ll be where Max is … financially retired and doing what you love.

Until next time, happy (and profitable) investing!

Doug Smith

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Posted on Apr 23, 2008

Author: Doug Smith

MyHouseDeals was founded in April of 2005 and has since provided information on thousands of bargain-priced properties with over $7 Billion in equity (and growing!) In addition to property lists, we help investors succeed by providing valuable tools, resources and education. Most of the properties on MyHouseDeals are single-family houses. Many of these properties are wholesale deals, which are for sale by other investors. Others are motivated seller leads, which are for sale by homeowners who are often in a bad situation. These properties are typically discounted by far greater amounts than bank foreclosures.

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