Saturday, May 27th, 2017

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To All The Gurus We’ve Ever Loved Before (A Frank, Open Letter)

I gotta get something off my chest.  And let me say from the start, my goal is not to make enemies or ruffle feathers…though I realize it’ll probably happen anyway.  But enough is enough.  And now I feel I need to publicly come out and say what I know most of us are already feeling and thinking.

Please watch my “Open Letter” to all the gurus we’ve ever loved before…I think I’m speaking for all of us.  And then I’d really appreciate hearing your thoughts in the comments below afterward…


So what do you think?  Strike any nerves with you too?  Am I off base at all here?  Please tell me how you feel below…I’d really like to know.  And understand that my goal here is not to stir up negativity, but to spur us all in a more positive direction with all this. So please be bot totally honest and polite…thanks…

P.S. –  Hey, if this resonates with you, then please share it all over Facebook and Twitter — and even embed it on your own website. Help us get it out there!

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JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. :-)

  • >”microwave millions”
    I love it.

    >”We are real living breathing  people just like you”

    Isn’t that giving them more credit than they deserve?

  • Done for you is a total myth.  If it was truly that easy big companies with money would crush small investors in this business. It is exactly because you can’t totally automate the business, that it is complex with a lot of moving parts, that allows the small investor to be very successful.

  • bob hudner

    Whats the general consensus on Than Merrill?

  • Enjoyed the post JP. Finding the right people to learn from is half the battle I think. The more I learn, the more I realize how much more there is to learn. And the more influential  become, the more I feel the weight of responsibility to share with people who trust me only what I know, or what is known by those I trust that I’m personally interested in learning as well. My email list of 25,000 investors know darn well I’m not a ‘guru’, just another student with the passion to share the results of my own successes, experiments, and failures.

  • DrewWhite

    Hey JP, it that the same tiny little baby I met at lunch some years ago? Holy Cow. I notice a lot of “launch” comments. You may not know this but Vena has the ULTIMATE launch in all of human history. http://tinyurl.com/buuqvwg  You will laugh out loud, I promise. Be well. -Drew

  • DrewWhite

    Hey JP, it that the same tiny little baby I met at lunch some years ago? Holy Cow. I notice a lot of “launch” comments. You may not know this but Vena has the ULTIMATE launch in all of human history. http://tinyurl.com/buuqvwg  You will laugh out loud, I promise. Be well. -Drew

  • Hey, Drew! Long time, no talk, my man. Actually the little girl in this video is our second spawn, Kelsey. You’re remembering our firstborn, Alyssa – who also has red hair, but actually just turned 10 freakin’ years old. I know, crazy, right?

    That link to Vena’s “launch” is awesome…can I put a snappy bonus package together for it? 🙂

    …jp

  • Hey, Drew! Long time, no talk, my man. Actually the little girl in this video is our second spawn, Kelsey. You’re remembering our firstborn, Alyssa – who also has red hair, but actually just turned 10 freakin’ years old. I know, crazy, right?

    That link to Vena’s “launch” is awesome…can I put a snappy bonus package together for it? 🙂

    …jp

  • DrewWhite

    10 years! Good heavens, makes me feel old.

    We’d love to have you put a bonus package together but only if you can TAKE MASSIVE ACTION right away! And you’ve got to CRUSH IT!  😀

    -Drew

  • David Cowan

    Wow,man! Spot on! Number one pet peeve? Those videos that are supposed to be teaching me something or sharing some “secret” but when, actually, they’re just sales tools to bate me into buying yet, another product or service that I may or may not even need. And to add insult to injury, they make the videos so that I can’t skip through wall the needless chatter in order to get to the “real stuff.”