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  1. allisterlm

    allisterlm Member

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    Hi all,

    Long time lurker and first time poster here.

    My wife and I have been thinking of investing in property for the last 1.5 - 2 years and finally got to the point of acting in the last few months. Big thanks to @Michael_X (who is an old friend) for encouraging us along the way, and for all of you who have helped out just by posting things we have read.

    The biggest encouragement to me has been seeing the mindset of everyone here. This week has been a big one for me in remembering how important goals and mindset are. I've spoken to a few people that just don't understand what we are trying to do, and doubt our decisions, but I am encouraged every time I read stories on here to keep plugging away.

    Thanks again!
     
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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Hi and welcome,

    Michael X isn't all that old though? :p
     
  3. legallyblonde

    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!

    It is really great here! It goes get tricky talking about investments to ordinary folk. I got a major lecture from my parents the other day about how crazy I am for getting an interest only loan and wanting to be in so much debt ect. A solid mindset is invaluable! You will do amazingly surround by the incredibly knowledgeable people that dwell here!
     
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  4. Jerry O

    Jerry O Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Good on you @allisterlm !!! I agree 100%. Mindset is really important.
     
  5. Michael_X

    Michael_X Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    Welcome Als :)

    You are going to enjoy hanging out here!
     
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  6. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Hi Allister - welcome.
    90% of people will never understand what you are doing - it's not your job to teach them or convince them, it's your job to be the biggest and best version of yourself you can be.

    Great to have you here
    X
     
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  7. allisterlm

    allisterlm Member

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    Thanks everyone. @Michael_X was telling me the other day that one of the hardest parts of this journey will be the start, and so surrounding myself with people of a similar mindset is a must.

    I'm quite surprised at how hard just one conversation with someone of a different mindset hit me and how it caused me to question all the decisions, research and work we have put into starting this journey.

    Hoping hanging around here in a more active capacity might help keep my mindset on track and strengthen my resolve!
     
  8. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    Don't allow ignorance, laziness and negativity of short term others in your life constrain your own desire and abilities for future gratification, not only for your own future but your kids and theirs.
     
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