Hi Everybody, I'm Gockie, a volleyball player in Sydney, living in the booming Epping area. Let me say, I'm so glad we bought back in 2008.... My heritage is Southern Chinese, but I can't speak any kind of Chinese fluently. I currently work for Commonwealth Bank in Parramatta, building Reporting Solutions in the Financial Operations team using Teradata, Excel, SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS. I love my work! In my spare time along with Airbnbing, (more on that in a moment) I manage a couple of Volleyball comps for Sydney North Volleyball, (I'm also a Board member of the club). I play volleyball in the Sydney League, and I'm a qualified volleyball referee too. Property though is what I feel will make me rich and potentially retire early I currently have 3 IPs in Suburban Sydney, and will hopefully (touch wood) have one in Brisbane in just over a months time if all goes to plan - will find out on Tuesday if finance is approved!!. Back to Airbnb, I am currently Airbnbing one of my Sydney properties which is located in Darlington (near Chippendale and Redfern), and it's been going amazingly well: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/4532525 Always learning I'd like to say mindset is really important, reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad got me onto how to think - don't trade hours for money, instead, you need income producing assets Going to my first ever Somersoft meetup in about 2007 was fantastic - thanks Sim for organising!!! In one of the early meetups in Chatswood I met Karina who had bought all these properties over in Geraldton for about $60k each - what a bargain! But she could see that they were all undervalued. She also got me onto the book "Ordinary Millionaires". - lots of creative solutions, some people just made lots of money by sheer luck of the situation, but they were able to recognise it. I'd also say finding the Mr. Money Moustache Blog (pointed out to me by KathrynD) was wonderful - you can live and retire on very little if you don't spend money stupidly. Having the right people around you - you can learn so much and get the encouragement. Lots to learn, and lots of expertise around! Anyway, I'm happy to chat with any forum members, oh, and by the way, if you haven't used Airbnb before, signup with this link for a discount: https://www.airbnb.com.au/c/lgock1 Enjoy the journey, Gockie.