Getting started in real estate investing can be tough at times. If you're feeling a little stuck; if you’re not moving forward at the pace that you would like to; then this show is for you. Listen in today as my guest Farrah Ali tells you how she built an impressive portfolio of 38 rentals, completed six flips, and did 21 wholesale deals in just six short years. However, it took 9 months from her first deal to get her second deal, and she’s going to tell you why that was a blessing in disguise. Farrah is also an author, and she has a brand-new course that she will tell you about. If you’re looking for inspiration, you will find it in this show. Show Notes Here is some of what we talked about in this show: How this single mom of two with a full-time job got started in real estate investing The light bulb moment when she realized that in spite of having an advanced degree and a good paycheck, she could never attain the lifestyle she wanted just with her job Why she chose real estate investing as her “side gig” Getting really focused on how she spent her free time when not working is one of the secrets to her success Mindset: Why deciding real estate is a top priority for you will allow you to grow much more quickly Why answering the questions, she was asked and her desire to support other female investors led to writing her book How your real estate education levels the playing field and helps prevent you from making mistakes or being taken advantage Getting ready to invest in real estate: the steps you need to take Why you must find a coach or a mentor early on to grow fast Keeping your job to pay your bills so that you can invest your real estate income What is your freedom number? Figuring out how many paid-off houses you need to live the lifestyle you want to live Quote: “I got my first property pretty quickly, but my second property took me about nine months to get.” Reach Out to Farrah You can reach out to Farrah at Farrahali777@gmail.com if you have questions. Be sure to check out her freebies on her website, Farrahali.org. She has a Partnership Agreement and a Transaction Checklist that you can put in your real estate investing toolbox. Resources mentioned in the show: Diaries of a Female Real Estate Investor Getting Primed for Real Estate Course Louisville Gal’s Real Estate Blog Stop by the Louisville Gal’s Real Estate Blog for more great content and some awesome freebies. .