The Crazy DFW Realtor Who Dreams Big And Goes The Distance

The Crazy DFW Realtor Who Dreams Big And Goes The Distance

Woke up in the middle of the night by the loud sound of sleeting outside. Running a mental checklist of things I need to do today: check if daycare will open, topics for blog, my bucket list, countries I've been to etc., suddenly it hit me that one of the things I love is traveling. I am 38 and I’ve been to 15 countries around the world. It will be really cool if I can visit a total of 50 countries by the time I turn 50 in 2025!  
50 by 50! That’s crazy! I just started my real estate career and I have a 2.5-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. I don’t have enough hours in a day already and certainly don’t have the money. Then I said to myself, why not? Life is too short to not do things you love. Let’s break it down and see how we can make it work.  
I have 35 countries to go in the next 12 years, that’s about 3 a year. There are 47 countries in Europe and 9 countries in Western Europe alone. This is logistically possible.  
What about the money? We are borrowing money just to keep children in daycare and I am putting lots of money up front to jump-start my real estate business.  While I have over 1000 contacts in my phone, if everyone gives me at least $50: 1000 x $50 = $50,000.  Divide it by 35 countries, I have around $1429 per country to spend.  That barely covers a round trip ticket to any country. It may work if I plan it right by visit countries in groups each year. Maybe I can reach out to all my friends around the world and stay with them when I visit the countries’ they live in.  
Why would people give me money for this? What can I provide in return for those who contribute? Maybe people like to contribute to make other’s dream come true, to support someone that will go the distance to achieve the seemingly impossible. What value can I bring to the contributors? I can provide real-time updates on my progress: making the logistics plan, deciding what 35 countries I want to visit; travel diary of the 16th to the 50th country with pictures I take along the way; Provide tips I learn on how to travel on a budget; Bring you along if you want to join me in one of this trips.  
What about “I don’t have time” and I won’t travel so much while the children are little? Isn’t that one of the reasons why I switched career from a logistics executive to realtor?  Well, I will have enroll my husband in this amazing possibility and see how we can make it work.  

Yes, it can be done, let’s do it! 


What set me apart from your average realtors is that I dream big and I am unstoppable! I am a firm believer in “when there is a will, there is a way”. I don’t accept excuses, especially the ones I made up; Instead, I take actions to accomplish my dream.  What can I do to help you with your dreams in real estates? Call me at 949-887-6988 and let’s get moving! If you have any great idea or like to contribute to my “50 by 50” project, call me, thanks!  (TBC)                                                              
   


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