The Last 37 Days…
Please pardon my delay in posting. I just haven’t been able to do it as often as I should – but it’s not because I’m being neglectful. It’s quite the opposite in fact. More on that in a moment, but first and foremost, from our family to yours, I want to wish everyone a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Holiday Season..
The holidays are tremendously happy for many, but I also know they can magnify pain in so many others. From the bottom of my heart I hope that this year, no matter where you are emotionally or financially – can be the launching pad of great things for you. Real Estate can be a foundational tool for long term financial independence but I realize it’s not the cure-all for everything. But just the fact that you took action shows you are ready for change…and believe me that is the most important first step.
Speaking of first steps, I try to always remember where I came from and what it felt like to be broke or depressed, and I do my absolute best to offer tools that can give you capabilities that can help you go from where you are to where you want to be.
As I look back, I think this Christmas I am more grateful for my life, for all of you, and for my family than ever before. I have a wonderful one-year old daughter who is the light of my life. I never knew being a parent could be so amazing. I am grateful for all I have what I’ve been blessed to achieve. (I think gratitude is something we all tend to “forget to remember” sometimes).
Okay. Now that I’ve said all that…I’ll explain why there was such a delay in my posting something new here.
I have been super busy working on Operation Free Home, which oddly enough I started the last time I posted (37 days ago to be exact)…and finished today…hmmm.
In case you hadn’t heard, I started “Operation Free Home” to help the countless people across America who have a home they can’t afford, rent or sell, to be able to cover their mortgage for a year while at the same time allowing someone in need to live in that house for free. It is truly a win-win program for all. My hope is to have this spread all over the country and maybe the world. And from the looks of it, it has already started.
Yesterday I was on the NBC affiliate here in
Then as soon as you are done watching, do me a favor and go to www.operationfreehome.com and check out some of the stories of the people who entered but were not chosen.
This was extremely hard. I wish I had 50 houses to give away. But this was the start. I am confident that reading those stories will do for you what they did for me. They touched me and made me appreciate everything I have so much more.
Will you take a few minutes to explore the site, and see how the program works? I want you to see this because I need your help to spread the word about operation free home.
I have modified the site to give all the instructions on how anyone could do this too. Just imagine the impact we could have collectively if just 1 person in every town did this. We could REALLY change lives.
If enough people begin duplicating Operation Free Home, needy family’s can have a place that otherwise would remain vacant or unsold because of market conditions, and get a chance to get back on their feet.
I believe this serves a great purpose to not only the recipient family and the home owner, but to the economy as well. It is a positive way to provide help that prevents the home from being added to the enormous list of ongoing foreclosures in our nation. It also allows sponsors, by making a modest and even tax deductible charitable contributions, to receive valuable positive publicity and recognition for their involvement.
I want this process to help out as many people as possible and with your help we can kick off a nationwide movement.
So that is my
Okay, I’m going on and on, so I’ll stop for now. It’s been good catching up with you and I want you to know I have some REALLY exciting things in the works for 2008 – so in case I don’t get another post up until next year, (grin). I wish you and your family a healthy, safe and prosperous Holiday Season.
PS I’d like to read your comments on this too so please post away…and I’d really appreciate your helping me spread the word about operation free home by e-mailing the link to anyone you can – without spamming of course.