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Be in the Moment
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Thanks for the bump tchandy.
here does the time go? Why do I continue to be amazed at the passing time?

For August:

Implement systems and procedures at new office. check
HUD, HUD, HUD check
Launch new motel site. check
Start physical therapy. check
September:

Start the "great people" search
Automate PM biz as much as possible
Commence the soccer-mom season
Start School

Thinkin on a trip to DC in October. Andres? Chris? ;)
 

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PaulRobert

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July's goal-I created a simple prototype but from process and error I came to the conclusion that the product needs to be more appealing. So...



For the month of August-

1. Create another prototype of my product that is more appealing to the consumer. Done
2. Finish books that I started in late July. Done
3. Enjoy the rest of my summer vacation- :urock2: Almost Done
Goals for September-

1. Find a good patent attorney
2. File for a provisional patent and maybe create an entity.
3. Pass my drivers test. :fastlane:
 
OP
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Be in the Moment
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What's taking you so long?

Just bring the sleeping bags ;)
There is a vacation rental thing-a-ma-jiggy there in Oct. that might be fun. Will keep you posted ;)
 

EdmontonShaz

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For the month of September 2009:

Currently our situation is quite different here in Edmonton, Canada. Residential has levelled, and commercial is still going quite strong from a cashflow point of view.

Downtown Office Building
- Finalize lease on main floor with International Tenant
- Begin work on long term financing for this project based on current income levels

Strip Mall (1), Northside
- Renegotiate remaining lease with tenant

124 Street Retail/ Office Plaza
- Enter negotiations with interested parties for purchase

St. Albert Retail Plaza
- Finalize 7-Eleven lease
- Complete Chiropractor's proforma
- Complete lease for half the remaining 1700 square foot vacancy

Strip Mall (2), Southside
- Find Medical user for fully fixtured 4,000 square foot space

Regional Mall (100,000 SFT) Purchase
- Confirm remaining partners
- Finalize purchase agreement
- Complete Due Diligence

Yoga Studio Business
- Find Operating partner(s)
- Finalize lease agreements for space

I think that is all I am working on right now.
 

phlgirl

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I have been slacking on this thread as well. No written goals for July so I will start with August and plan to be more attentive next month.

  • Sign two contracts to buy property in FL - Zero contracts signed - 5 offers submitted, 3 were out-bid, two are still pending
  • Sign one contract to sell property in FL - No properties sold
  • Obtain 3 bids for work on PHL property (pending offer acceptance) - 3-4 offers made in PHL. So far, none accepted. Have found a few great options for contractors in the process.
  • Interview at least 4 candidates for Bookkeeper/Assistant - Interviewed and hired one great candidate for 100% of our Bookkeeping!! This guy owns 30+ properties himself so we are very happy to have him on board.
  • Get a new door on 4th Street!!! - No door on 4th Street!!!
  • Run 3 days/week - give or take ;)
  • Start morning meditation - this did not go as planned
  • Go to the eye doctor - appointment scheduled for Sat
I did not check off as many items on the list, as I would like this month but it was a pretty good month overall. We are learning more and more about the PHL market and starting to get some really good leads (now just need some closings).


Goals for August:
  • Sign 2 contracts to purchase property in FL
  • Sign 1 contract to purchase property in PA
  • Get new website up and running :)
  • Get the Freaking Door on 4th Street!!
  • Run/Yoga & work on meditation
 

kingLouie

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September Plans:

Finalize partnership with marketing company
Finalize marketing material for 2 companies I'm associated with
10 Phone calls daily to leads
Create 2 Joint Venture Partnerships
:urock2: and ROCK ON!
 
OP
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Oh and... how could I forget.

Taxes.
 

Russ H

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Russ H (July 23rd) said:
What we've been up to in the past 2 weeks, and will be doing in the next week:

-Sand and finish all floors in big building for B&B (about 7000 sq ft worth, less the tile floors)
-Finish all tile floor in 15 bathrooms, plus tile showers and shower/baths
-Finish all 7 brick and 9 stone wall fireplaces (floor to ceiling for the stone)
-Finish all moldings and casings (over 50 doors, and over 1000 sq ft of baseboard!)
-Finish windows in attic (6 windows)-- all custom rebuilds (have to, it's a historic landmark)
-Prime and paint entire attic (1800 sq ft)
-Prime and paint 2nd floor guest rooms and baths (8 of each), plus laundry and closet
-Prime and paint 2nd floor hallways
-Start on 1st floor prep/prime/paint by end of month

Next month (Aug):
-Trim all electrical
-Set all plumbing fixtures
-Install and calibrate all HVAC
-Install all Fire safety lighting
-Get fire alarms trimmed and live
-Get sprinkler system trimmed and live
-Get Hot water heater system designed, installed, and up/running
-Get PGE to install gas
-Get curbs core drilled and drains installed
-Get ADA ramp poured or built (or get wheelchair lift)
What we got done:

-Sand and finish all floors in big building for B&B (about 7000 sq ft worth, less the tile floors)
-Finish all tile floor in 15 bathrooms, plus tile showers and shower/baths
-Finish all 7 brick and 9 stone wall fireplaces (floor to ceiling for the stone)
-Finish all moldings and casings (over 50 doors, and over 1000 sq ft of baseboard!)
-Finish windows in attic (6 windows)-- all custom rebuilds (have to, it's a historic landmark)
-Prime and paint entire attic (1800 sq ft)
-Prime and paint 2nd floor guest rooms and baths (8 of each), plus laundry and closet
-Prime and paint 2nd floor hallways
-Prime and paint 1st floor guest rooms and baths (5 of each), plus kitchen, pantry, basement, and halls

What we got done in Aug:
-Trim all electrical (except for 2 or 3, everything else done)
-Set all plumbing fixtures (except for 2 or 3, everything else done)
-Install and calibrate all HVAC (up and running next week-- everything in except thermostats)
-Install all Fire safety lighting (done)
-Get fire alarms trimmed and live (done)
-Get sprinkler system trimmed and live (done)
-Get Hot water heater system designed, installed, and up/running ((done)
-Get PGE to install gas (done)
-Get curbs core drilled and drains installed (done)
-Get ADA ramp poured or built (done)

******

Also got done:

-Found AMAZING place w/1000 year old redwood for mantles (from trees cut down 100+ years ago)
-Got mantles cut, stained, oiled, installed
-Made incredible tables from same redwood (3" thick)
-Started working on bldg dept to get final approvals
-Worked intensively w/Public Works to get parking lot, easements, and drainage items done
-Submitted plans for new 5 room B&B to City (will we ever stop?!)
-Found great solid wood panel beds, got 'em at a discount. :)
-Decided on fabric for rooms (bed runners, pillows, and some interesting wall hangings) Way cool stuff.

For September:

-Get 14 room B&B ready to open (too many things to mention, we'll see what gets done)
-Build occupancy and revenues, pass last year's numbers
-Get finals for electrical, plumbing, sprinklers, fire alarm, HVAC, and (hardest one): ADA
-Work w/City if they have any questions re the new 5 room B&B

-Russ H.
 

Russ H

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Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle-- has it really been almost

55 days

since the last post?

C'mon action takers-- post up! :banana:

-Russ H.
 

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wildambitions

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October accomplishments:
Re-organized and simplified (I hope) The Ultimate Solution website.
Solidified a partner
Opened the door to adding another potential team member
Added additional source of income with vending machines
Added additional affiliate sources of income
Added additional sources of income with services sites
Invested in some additional domain names
Reduced outgoing expenses

For November:
Business and Financial -
Concentrate on list building
Implement lead gen for local businesses
Solicit for more local business websites
Add additional Affiliate sources of income
Rebuild or build at least 12 new sites

Physical and Mental Health -
Lose 3 pounds
Exercise 3 days a week
Eat regularly and make better eating choices
Finish the Boundaries Class
Finish my Journey TrekV class

Family -
Make a weekly date night with my husband (looking for some country dancing)
Keep my weekends available to my family

Other -
Come back and post progress and next months accomplishments and goals
 

PaulRobert

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Goals for September-

1. Find a good patent attorney Done
2. File for a provisional patent and maybe create an entity. Next Week
3. Pass my drivers test. :fastlane: Done:urock2:
For the end of October-

1. Finish Up all College Applications.

For November-

1. Meet with patent attorney. (Next week)

2. File the provisional patent

3. Meet with manufacturing company to discuss product.
 

tchandy

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Getting ready to redeploy from Iraq but made very good use of my time to work on my side ventures.

- In September/October, bought a domain and working with Kerry (Wildambitions) to go online Jan 20, 2010 with a forum. More to follow on this on a future post as I continue to build the site.

- Identified my target area for my next real estate venture. Working with a realtor and lawyer and prepared to make a few deals on fourplexes.

- Change out of command on Nov 18, 23 months in command total. I need a break.

- Spend some well deserved family time.

Tom
 
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October:

-Took out the trash... made some money.

November:
-Build 5 PPM's for some investments I'm working on. (Gosh, I got a system going here.)

-Receive another round of FRN's for Chinese Ventures. Send out more Stock Certificates.

-Transmit another round of FRN's for Chinese Ventures. Receive more Stock Certificates.

-Buy MORE Silver and Gold...

-Make more connections.

-Visit my Grandma.
 

Bilgefisher

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Getting ready to redeploy from Iraq but made very good use of my time to work on my side ventures.

- In September/October, bought a domain and working with Kerry (Wildambitions) to go online Jan 20, 2010 with a forum. More to follow on this on a future post as I continue to build the site.

- Identified my target area for my next real estate venture. Working with a realtor and lawyer and prepared to make a few deals on fourplexes.

- Change out of command on Nov 18, 23 months in command total. I need a break.

- Spend some well deserved family time.

Tom
Congrats on the successful command. Not easy and few outside the military even have a clue what that means. Stay safe in the sandbox.
 

hatterasguy

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Trying to sell my 2nd house for this year. I want to meet my goals and pay taxes on the earnings this year. Hopefully it works out.


I'm also looking for a anothe deal, when this place sells I'm going to have a lot of cash just looking for a new home.
 

EastWind

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i left a frugal forum and joined this forum. :)
 

Russ H

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i left a frugal forum and joined this forum. :)
EastWind-

Good on you for making the switch. And welcome.

But this thread is for TAKING ACTION.

A few mouse clicks don't really qualify.

What is your PLAN?

What are you doing to achieve financial freedom*?

What have you done-- up til now-- that worked, or did not work?

List specific things* you intend to accomplish in the next 30 days.

Or, list what you HAVE accomplished* in the past 30 days.

-Russ H.

* All of these items relate to your plan for financial freedom--not just random things you've done.
 

Runum

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Finally got all my vacancies filled.
Just got a 3 year balloon note renewed at 1% lower rate.
Had a mobile home deal fall through.
Negotiating the purchase of a 5 unit apartment building.
Making offers on and negotiating 1-2 mobile home deals a day.
Selling flat bed trailer to buy a 20 foot enclosed trailer(serves several purposes).:fastlane:
Organized a chess club for my students at school(fun).
 
OP
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November:


Streamlining office process at PM company (eliminate and automate)
NaNoWriMo
Learning to spin (taking a class)
Celebrating Anniversary
Celebrating Thanksgiving
Hunting Season

I guess November is a personal growth month for me...
 

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tchandy

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For December my goals are
- place a bid on fourplexes
- check with a mortgage broker on loan options
- talk to my lender about HELOCs and home equity loans
- do some home repairs :smx4:
- go to Hawaii for my wedding anniversary :eusa_clap:
- work on my website going online Jan 20th
- interview for a possible new job with someone I worked with before (oh and I have less than 7 years to retire from the Army) :banana:
 

GeekEntrepreneu

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So far for the month of December:

- Started my social media consulting business
- Received a small business loan to fund this business
- Hiring a copywriter to rewrite a sales page for an eBook I'm selling on how to start a cleaning business (my wife and I own one)
- Hired a manager to take over the daily operations of the cleaning business
- Started laying the foundation for a new blog

Been a busy but fun month- and Santa hasn't even stopped by yet :D

Wesley
 

mtnman

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http://www.thefastlanetomillions.com/business-building-e-biz-internet/23358-hey-e-bizers-what-you-up.html#post109912

Sold all my shit

Moved into an apartment

Setting up new routines

Trying to figure out the best way to change my daily work habits. Right now (aff stuff anyway), I'm trying to ultra simplify things and make myself feel at ease by only having one goal everyday: Build one website. That's it. Start to finish, for the next 30 days.

I'm doing this to change my lifestyle. I want to workout at lunch, watch mixergy, have thinking/brainstorming time everyday, eat healthier and at home more, etc...

I'm a month behind though... this "30 days" for me just started, so after January, I'm going to begin working on rolling out my own brands, and quitting affiliate marketing*)

* OR, populate my target markets with affiliate sites that can marinate for a few months, only to be switched over with my products in the end. This is a strategy I have been working on for a long time... if you do it right, your affiliate income for each site will pay for the promotion/release/launch of your own products under your own brand. ;)

PS- living in an apartment is weird!
 

lightweight99

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For December:

Registered domain
Paid for LLC and just got my Employer Identification Number
Next 3-4 weeks dependent on schedule, flying out to California to meet with web designer and sound designer. Fastlane time!
 

LagunaLauren

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I took Bilgefisher's kick in the a$$ to us all to quit talking so much about success and start taking more action to achieve it to heart.

GOAL: Buy $30 Million more in mid-sized apartment buildings in 2010.

SO FAR:
-I looked up a ton of mid-sized apartment buildings for sale and crunched preliminary numbers. (which are usually BS. "ProForma" means "Pie-in-the-sky, Alice in Wonderland" numbers. 12% cap rate my a$$...)
-I contacted more top Commercial RE Brokers to get more info on their listings (& P&L and Rent Rolls, etc. Oh yeah, the REAL numbers)
-I contacted more mortgage brokers for commercial loans to have more options than those I have used in past & to find out current LTV ratios and rates, etc.
-I flew to Texas and saw a bunch of apartment buildings.
-Due to lack of inventory, I am expanding my search of areas and am also proactively contacting investor and owner associations for other potential leads for buildings for sale.

To quote Trump "Think Big and Kick a$$". Best wishes to all on your success.
 

MJ DeMarco

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GOAL: Buy $30 Million more in mid-sized apartment buildings in 2010.
Let me add one ... "Add my Success Story to the Fastlane Forum" :smxB:
 

TC2

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For December:
  • Got new customers.
  • Recurring income start kicking in
  • Met with a great article writer. Exchanging talents!
  • Met with a potential partner and channel sales / marketer
  • Local SEO efforts are paying off. Organic search traffic jump 80%

Goals For January 2010:
  • Get 5 new customers
  • Continue local SEO
  • Finish Facebook integration
  • Sign the first partner contract
  • Finish marketing materials
  • Create first video advertisement
  • Double Google Adsense income and offering ad space to generate more passive income
 

PaulRobert

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For the end of October-

1. Finish Up all College Applications.Done

For November-

1. Meet with patent attorney. (Next week) Done

2. File the provisional patent. Done

3. Meet with manufacturing company to discuss product. In Process
For the rest of December-

1. Meet with manufacturing company to discuss product.
 

wildambitions

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For November:
Business and Financial -
Concentrate on list building
Implement lead gen for local businesses
Solicit for more local business websites
Add additional Affiliate sources of income
Rebuild or build at least 12 new sites

Physical and Mental Health -
Lose 3 pounds
Exercise 3 days a week
Eat regularly and make better eating choices
Finish the Boundaries Class
Finish my Journey TrekV class

Family -
Make a weekly date night with my husband (looking for some country dancing)
Keep my weekends available to my family

Other -
Come back and post progress and next months accomplishments and goals
November and December Accomplishments:
Business and Financial -
Created obvious list building areas on sites
Implemented lead gen sites for one or two local businesses - very basic, no real revenue
Added additional Affiliate sources of income
Rebuilt or built 53 new sites

Physical and Mental Health -
Finished the Boundaries Class
Completed 1/2 of my Journey TrekV class

Family -
Kept my weekends available to my family

January Goals:
Business and Financial -
Create the follow-up messages for my lists
Increase my affiliate income from this month
Rebuild or Build an average of at least 1 new site a day
Get 5 new clients that add additional recurring service accounts

Physical and Mental Health -
Drink at least 8 cups of water a day
Develop a plan and execute better eating habits
Lose 5 pounds
Exercise daily

Family -
Continue to keep my weekends free for family
Get that date night going with my husband
 

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