I have multiple aims in mind when I write articles. One is to deliver actionable and motivational content – this is why you keep coming back. Another is to keep the posts of a certain minimum length because the search engines like “EPIC” content, as my friend Brandon Turner likes to call it.

Well – I am busy today, in light of which this particular post is going to be short, real short; the shortest I’ve ever written. That’s OK, isn’t it? After all, it’s not how many words we write – it’s what we say with them, and I just don’t think that this particular subject needs or deserves anything more than what it’s getting. As to search engines and SEO, Josh Dorking may have to cut my pay on this one…

You know what your biggest problem is?

You have too many options and you are dazed and confused by them – that’s it! I could elaborate, but I could never say it as well as Albert:

“A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.” ~ Albert Einstein

Got it? Focus and quit being confused…


Simple – what do you want? Decide what you want and go after that – and nothing else! If you want to flip houses, then go do that. I think that you are nuts, but I respect your commitment. However, if what you want is passive cash flow from rentals, then why don’t you just go get some and be done…

And yet – every other day a newbie jumps into the BiggerPockets Forums saying he is going to flip houses in order to generate investable capital with which to buy long-term holds. What kind of backwards logic is that? First of …read more