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yveskleinsky

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Okay- so we're 6 days into December so far! What's your plan for this month? What action will you have accomplished by 12/31?

Here's what I've done so far this month (real estate related):

1. Rewrote offer on 7 cabins.
2. Hired another cleaning lady for cabins.
3. Met with one Meth'd out cleaning lady (didn't hire her, but was an interesting 30 minutes spent!)
4. Working with Aptohosting to begin website tranformation and automation.
5. Met with accountant.
6. Applied for CRS number and business license.
7. Had 4 meetings with WildAmbitions about goals, actions and direction we are heading- as well as admin stuff.
8. Looked at a REO 4 plex, and 4 acres...but will pass, as this does not fit my plan :)
9. Emailed Lazy Penguin about artwork design for souveniers.
10. Met with potential cashflow player for coffee- not going to work out but not time wasted either.

What will get done is:
1. Website under construction with Apto.
2. Snow plower lined up.
3. Some sort of automated/online checklist/ communication with housekeepers.
4.Research WildAmbitions amazing idea from last night- with some sort of action plan to be developed by end of month.
5. Set up online bank transfers for cleaning ladies.
6. Meet with accountant again and be able to take over the books myself.
7. Move forward with DD if necessary on cabins.

(Non real estate related, but part of core values)
1. Sign up for flying lessons.
2. Go roller skating at least 3 times.
3. Cook at least 5 meals that seem "hard"
4. Run a total of 15 miles.

Carpe Diem!
 

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Bilgefisher

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yves...awesome goals.

Business Goals:
-close on my first house
-begin researching the next property to acquire.
-rewrite my business plan to fit in with new goals
-Complete my business structure for tax purposes
-once the credit mistakes are clear, reapply for a business line of credit
-Business website and logo
-work on business D&B score
+-business phone
+-stables LOC
+-Conoco LOC
+-Barnes and Noble LOC
+-2 other companies LOC
-Finish "Loopholes for the Rich", "Real Estate Game", "Nothing Down for 2000's"
-reread Berges and Vollucci's books

Personal:
-enjoy the holidays
 

Poudda

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+Get windows fixed (on rental property) - started
+Take a breather on the rentals - no more upgrades/improvements this month (after windows) and pray for no more hiccups
+Finish Burge's book (today or tomorrow) and start Vollucci's book on 17th
+Tear apart our last three months financial expenditures (wife and I have been spending too much since she went back to work - need to smarten up. Although, it has been fun!)
+Begin Russ' Business plan exercises - we do have some of our personal goals figured out (did this last year with my wife, but have to review and upgrade)
+Try very very hard not to buy an iMac (it's a very large big fat want)
+Begin a proper business plan outline - to be made into a concrete plan in January
+Quit my job (if I don't do it by the end of this month, then by mid-January for sure) - is quitting a job a goal, or like an "anti-goal" - just seems funny to me.
+sign mortgage documents for the rental property, pending final approval (quitting job is dependent on funds in our account)
+Hang out with the parents next week (they're visiting) - convince them to come aboard as investors when we find our next property (shouldn't be too hard)
+relax and reflect for the holidays
+Come up with a better/stronger/faster set of goals for January based on business plan outline

Is it just me or are my goals a bit on the weak side?

Dave
 
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yveskleinsky

yveskleinsky

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I think you're goals are great. I especially like the one about quitting your job! :hurray:

...All of the goals you have listed will reap you huge results in your life if you implement them. Sometimes it's tweeking our goals here and there that make the biggest difference. Spending less and writing a BP are huge. ...If you goals still feel too small for you, you could always add a big one in there. :)
 

Poudda

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Thanks for the vote of confidence!

The one goal I'm going to have the most trouble with is, "Try very very hard not to buy an iMac." If I break down, I'll have to work until the end of January for sure.

.... Unless I take on the paper route as advertised in the paper this week, then I can make it work...

hmmmm. paper route... good exercise, fresh air, and I'd get to buy an iMac.... it's cold though, and I'd have to get up at 5:00am every day. Decisions decisions decisions. Is a paper route fast lane? hmmmmm... How could I make a paper route fast lane? Maybe if I bought a bike or skis for the winter?

I must be tired.

Dave

PS: I just wanted to mention, I love reading your posts the most on the forum. Whenever I see that you've posted something, I always check it out.
 

Jorge

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- Start cutting expenses as low as I can (It should start noticing by January)
- Figure out a way to take a vacation without spending too much $$
- Finish all pending jobs for clients except 1 that will take a little longer
- Make a Plan for action on my e-biz ideas for 2008
- Loose -at least!- 5kg (about 10lbs I think)

Nice thread :)
 

tchandy

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Thinking for some of these for the last few months. Goals for December are:
- talk to property manager aout making upgrades to condo in Hawaii to raise the rent and... CASHFLOW
- purchase new computer... the one I have is getting older every day
- look at property in San Antonio but this may not happen and may have to postpone for another day
- evaluate my stocks and decide if this is a good time to sell some of them for tax purposes
- pay tithes this month for to add as a tax deduction for next year
- keep working out during the holiday season
- finish reading George Soros, Who Stole My Money, and the Maui Millionaires

Tom
 

Poudda

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Update on December goals

+Get windows fixed (on rental property) - started
+Take a breather on the rentals - no more upgrades/improvements this month (after windows) and pray for no more hiccups
+Finish Burge's book (today or tomorrow) and start Vollucci's book on 17th
+Tear apart our last three months financial expenditures (wife and I have been spending too much since she went back to work - need to smarten up. Although, it has been fun!)
+Begin Russ' Business plan exercises - we do have some of our personal goals figured out (did this last year with my wife, but have to review and upgrade)
+Try very very hard not to buy an iMac (it's a very large big fat want)
+Begin a proper business plan outline - to be made into a concrete plan in January
+Quit my job (if I don't do it by the end of this month, then by mid-January for sure) - is quitting a job a goal, or like an "anti-goal" - just seems funny to me.
+sign mortgage documents for the rental property, pending final approval (quitting job is dependent on funds in our account)
+Hang out with the parents next week (they're visiting) - convince them to come aboard as investors when we find our next property (shouldn't be too hard)
+relax and reflect for the holidays
+Come up with a better/stronger/faster set of goals for January based on business plan outline
Windows - should be done - have to check with property manager
Break on Upgrades - so far so good and no emergencies this month (knock on wood)
Burges Book - done, and on time! - great read and lot's of ah-ha's
Vollucci's - start tonight
Financials - forgot about this one - still 14 days left though!
Russ' Business plan exercize - started - nowhere near finished
iMac - haven't purchased - maybe in new year? bad bad bad!
Business plan outline - haven't started yet
Job - still here - possibly will be done by end of this week or just after Christmas
Mortgage docs - should happen today or tomorrow
Parents - had a great time - got sick again though so wasn't the best host. They had a ball with their grandson though - they'll come aboard as lender only for no more than 30K.
Relax and reflect - that's for next week
Better goals - that should come with the exercizes above
 
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yveskleinsky

yveskleinsky

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We're a little past the half way point in December. How is everyone doing with their goals?
 

Jorge

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- Start cutting expenses as low as I can (It should start noticing by January)
- Figure out a way to take a vacation without spending too much $$
- Finish all pending jobs for clients except 1 that will take a little longer
- Make a Plan for action on my e-biz ideas for 2008
- Loose -at least!- 5kg (about 10lbs I think)

Nice thread :)
1) I have cut by half my cigs&water spending, and reduced my car insurance, next month should start noticing. I have to lower other habits as well
2) Done (I Wont go anywhere, cheaper than that....)
3) Done, Working on the last project! Should be finished mid Jan
4) I still have to do this, little time this days
5) I got braces so I'm eating very little, but that wont cut it, I need reinforcement in this area!
 

djs13

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This has probably been the most productive month of 2007 for me!

1.) I finished editing my book
2.) I launched the ebook's site
3.) I've developed the blog that goes along with the ebook
4.) I now need to do some final touches on the book's site and then I'm completely finished with this venture.
5.) Look into my local real estate investment club and my future/second web venture which might be involved in affiliate marketing.
 

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Bilgefisher

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yves...awesome goals.

Business Goals:
-close on my first house
-begin researching the next property to acquire.
-rewrite my business plan to fit in with new goals
-Complete my business structure for tax purposes
-once the credit mistakes are clear, reapply for a business line of credit
-Business website and logo
-work on business D&B score
+-business phone
+-stables LOC
+-Conoco LOC
+-Barnes and Noble LOC
+-2 other companies LOC
-Finish "Loopholes for the Rich", "Real Estate Game", "Nothing Down for 2000's"
-reread Berges and Vollucci's books

Personal:
-enjoy the holidays
-still waiting to close, minor lender issues. When thats done, I can begin working on the business credit items.
-I have begun researching properties. Looked over several hundred REO's, narrowed that down to 18 potentials, after physically looking at the properties, have narrowed that down to 5.
-Cleared all the mistakes on my credit report, waiting on the bank to see if I am approved for my line of credit.
-Talked with CPA, business structure is setup. Was able to do most of it on my own, Thank you Diane for all the helpful advice.
-website and logo have not been touched
-only read about 50 pages this month.
-haven't touched my business plan.
 

tchandy

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Thinking for some of these for the last few months. Goals for December are:
- talk to property manager aout making upgrades to condo in Hawaii to raise the rent and... CASHFLOW
- purchase new computer... the one I have is getting older every day
- look at property in San Antonio but this may not happen and may have to postpone for another day
- evaluate my stocks and decide if this is a good time to sell some of them for tax purposes
- pay tithes this month for to add as a tax deduction for next year
- keep working out during the holiday season
- finish reading George Soros, Who Stole My Money, and the Maui Millionaires

Tom
So far, so good.
1. talked to property manager over the phone and will see him next week.
2. purchased new laptop and should be here by Christmas. :hurray:
3. will head to San antonio this weekend and celebrate my 7th year wedding anniversary as well as look at a few homes for sale.
4. sold some stocks and may sell more.
5. paid my tithes this past Sunday.
6. worked out once since the weather hasn't been that great.
7. finished reading the George soros book, and a few chapters left in the other two books. Getting some great ideas on to change my mindset.

bonus - donated a few items to good will.
- have Diane Kennedy's book on Loopholes of the Rich and may get to start that this month.

Tom
 

Poudda

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Just a quick recap since the month is almost over:

Windows - should be done - have to check with property manager
Break on Upgrades - so far so good and no emergencies this month (knock on wood)
Burges Book - done, and on time! - great read and lot's of ah-ha's
Vollucci's - start tonight
Financials - forgot about this one - still 14 days left though!
Russ' Business plan exercize - started - nowhere near finished
iMac - haven't purchased - maybe in new year? bad bad bad!
Business plan outline - haven't started yet
Job - still here - possibly will be done by end of this week or just after Christmas
Mortgage docs - should happen today or tomorrow
Parents - had a great time - got sick again though so wasn't the best host. They had a ball with their grandson though - they'll come aboard as lender only for no more than 30K.
Relax and reflect - that's for next week
Better goals - that should come with the exercizes above
Windows - have not been done - have requested property manager to take care of this ASAP - not happy about this
Break on Upgrades - Couple minor things came up which had to be taken care of - Property Manager better get off his @$$!
Burges Book - done, and on time! - great read and lot's of ah-ha's
Vollucci's - started, reading a bit every day
Financials - not done - still 7 days left
Russ' Business plan exercize - started values, still nowhere near finished will do inventory and expenses beginning January 1
iMac - haven't purchased - maybe in new year? bad bad bad!
Business plan outline - outline done - much more to do for next month
Job - still here, and I totally chickened out on this one - couple things came up - S^!t
Mortgage docs - done and have money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Parents - Mission accomplished
Relax and reflect - that's for this week
Better goals - Done - will post early next month

So to recap - mostly done with the exception of personal financails & I chickened out on the job front - had a hiccup with the windows and couple minor things came up that were out of my control. Have to get my values finsihed for posting in Russ' Busienss plan - will do that on Wednesday.
 

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