The Everything Guide to House Hacking is no different when it comes to the publishing process…
When an author writes a book, the editor often changes and removes a lot.
This time was no different. The introduction to The Everything Guide to House Hacking was edited quite a bit. But…
For being a reader and user of Everything House Hacking, you get to see the uncut, unedited version below… enjoy!
Uncut Introduction to The Everything Guide to House Hacking Book
Albert Einstein famously said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Why, then, do people continue to follow the same path those before them have followed and expect different results? If you are following the path or advice of someone who is not where you want to be, why are you expecting different results than theirs for yourself?
It’s true, house hacking does require you to take a different path. It’s odd, it’s abnormal, and it’s not understood by the masses.
If you tell your friends and family members that you are house hacking instead of following the traditional path of homeownership, they will probably think you’re crazy, stupid, or try to talk you out of it. They mean well, but they are likely coming from a place of ignorance — of misunderstanding.
They followed someone before them, who also followed someone before them, and now you are looking to break that mold and do something different. Doing something different almost always is met with contention.
Don’t worry, though. History and math are on your side. They both support your decision to take a different path, to house hack.
House hacking is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it won’t make you wealthy overnight, nor is it as fancy or flashy as the next big tech startup in Silicon Valley.
It does require hard work and sacrifice. It may seem like those who followed the traditional path are “winning” in the short run.
However, house hacking is a high-probability, high-impact strategy that everyday people can implement. It can truly supercharge your wealth-building process if you let it. It can shorten your time-until-retirement from thirty or forty years, to just five years.
You may need to spend a few years looking as if you are “losing” to those on the outside looking in, but you will have your day in victory lane. You will be on your way to financial freedom.
Many before you have already laid out a clear house hacking blueprint for you to follow.
It’s a different path than most are used to, but it’s always been there. All you have to do is choose which path you want to follow.
And if you remember what Einstein said, the results you receive are going to be the same as those who followed your chosen path before you. Do you want the results of those who followed the traditional path, or those who took the path less traveled, the house hacking path?
In The Everything Guide to House Hacking, you will learn:
- The different financial impacts of the traditional path of homeownership and the house hacking path, and why house hacking is like a wealth-building supercharger
- How house hacking is flexible and can work with nearly anyone’s situation
- How to find, acquire, manage, and analyze a house hack
- Who is needed on your real estate team and how to build it
Most importantly, you will be opened to an entirely new world of possibilities.
You will learn and realize there are different ways of doing things than just what is popularized.
Your confidence will be built to go against the grain and be different. Even if you’ve never purchased or invested in real estate, you will see that it is possible for you too.
House hacking lets you build the financial future you truly want.
All that’s left is to get started. It’s time to start down the road less traveled, the different path.
If this introduction has you interested, or even excited, in the house hacking strategy, you can find the full book available here.
Not sure yet? Hear what an early reader had to say about the book below.
Robert LeonardI am the founder of Everything House Hacking, author of The Everything Guide to House Hacking, a real estate investor, and host of two top 1% business podcasts — Real Estate 101 and Millennial Investing.
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