November 2nd, 2013 marks Seasoned Funding, LLC’s official one year anniversary of being in business. My boyfriend and business partner, Dennis Smith and I, created Seasoned Funding, LLC after hearing about real estate investing from my sister and brother-in-law in the summer of 2012. They were in the process of taking educational courses in real estate investing and were starting a company of their own. After hearing more about it and reassessing our future goals, their new found ambition resonated in us and we decided to take action of our own.
So it’s one year later. Where are we today? Our company, Seasoned Funding progresses each and every day. We are constantly learning, growing, and networking in order to improve and excel in what we do. When I originally sat down to write this post, I felt like the successes we’ve had were not as I hoped and imagined for our first year. We have completed three deals and are in the process of trying to finalize a fourth. Our original ambitions were far more extravagant than what we’ve currently accomplished, but now that I am looking back at where we were, to where we are today, I could not be more proud of our successes.
I can honestly say that we are doing something that 98% of our family, friends, and colleagues will never do. We are taking control of our lives and creating a means to achieving our dreams. We’re not settling for a mediocre life that will result in numerous hours of stressful work for little pay or satisfaction. We are not settling by living paycheck to paycheck saving what little money is leftover. We are not settling for one or two vacations a year for at most a week. We are not settling for the things we can only afford and not the things we really want.
We are creating the life that we’ve always dreamed of but never thought was possible. Our dreams are no longer dreams, they are goals that we will make happen. Yes, it will take time and dedication, and yes, there will be mistakes; but the overall outcome is worth it all. This time two years ago I would have never dreamed of being where I am today. I hope in two years I can positively say the same. Our one year anniversary seemed like the perfect time to look out our past goals, reassess what we want for our future, what we need to achieve to get there, and make a new plan of action.
We are now embarking in a new area of our industry and will be working with a coach over the next 4 months to help further develop our understanding and expertise in the area of purchasing income producing properties for long term holdings using seller financing. We look forward to branching out to a new area of investing as we continue to grow our non-performing note business and seeing all we accomplish in the next year.
I hope this post will remind you to take the time every once in a while and look back at all you’ve accomplished. Remind your yourself why you’re doing this in the first place. When there’s doubt, rejection, or distractions all around us it’s easy to lose sight of your goal. So stop for a second and look at all you have done. Use that to motivate you to do even more. Continue to take action and be the change you want to see!