As a real estate investor, you should surround yourself with three kind of people. The mentor, the colleague and the protégé.
The Mentor: As I described in a previous post on this blog, a mentor is a very important person on your team. A mentor should be someone who as accomplish what you are trying to do. Someone who as experience and knowledge in the field you are concentrating on. The main thing a mentor can do for you is to collapse the time frame for your learning curve. What we accomplish in six months probably would have taken us years to do.
The Colleague: This would be someone with the same goal as you at the same learning level as you. Someone to bounce ideas off of and to compare your experiences with. This is a great way to keep each other motivated and with the right momentum. You can hold each other accountable.
The Protégé: This is someone who is inspiring to accomplish what you have done so far, someone starting out. Not only do you help that person grow, but they also help you evaluate your own situation and experience. You will be amazed how much you will learn from helping someone along towards the same goal.
Do you have those three kinds of people surrounding you?