A little about me…
My name is Emma; I’m a 28 year old Project Manager from Melbourne, Australia. I have been working in the construction industry for nearly 3 years and specialise in hospital and education projects; however, I have experience working in the residential sector as well, and this is where my career in construction, like so many others, began.
My passion for building things started from a young age when I received my first Lego set. I never really got into the space shuttles or the pirate ships; instead, I loved the “Paradisa” and “Town” sets where I had the opportunity to build houses, petrol stations, fire departments, etc. In fact, my whole bedroom floor became a town at one stage, and every Lego citizen had a name and a story of their own.
As I got older and outgrew my Lego set, I found something new to “play” with – namely, Sim City. I used to spend hours creating new cities and trying to think of clever ways to ensure my city was always profitable.
After finishing my first degree in Legal Studies (Minor in English), I decided it was time to join the real world. I got my first full time job working in real estate as a personal assistant; I lasted 6 months. Unfortunately, my love of sales was not nearly as strong as my love of real estate/construction; however, I did realise in that moment that my calling in life was not to sell real estate but to build it. At this time I didn’t know what my options were, in fact I didn’t even know there was a degree for the kind of thing I wanted to do, but after a lot of research and talking to the right people, I enrolled in a Bachelor of Construction Management. I ended up completing the 4-year degree in 3 years with honours, which just goes to prove that when I’m passionate about something I’ll do anything to achieve my goals.
Currently I’m working on $140m+ hospital redevelopments and education projects and have recently purchased my first property. The road to purchasing my first property has been a long one. Taking the first step is always the hardest, but sometimes you need to throw yourself in the deep end to see if you can swim. In my case, I have spent the best part of 12 months ensuring I could! Education in this respect was the best pair of floaties I’ll ever buy.
The reason I started this blog is to share my experiences and what I’ve learnt with you, the reader, as I go through the journey of accumulating property. I know that there are plenty of websites out there that give people information on investing, but what I believe sets my blog apart from the others is that I am sharing my experience and what I’ve learnt with you as I progress. This is information that you can actually implement and apply to your own circumstances. A lot of investing sites/books/seminars etc that I have been to, and read, over the last 12 months are very general in the information they provide, they don’t give you the tools to go out there and actually make it happen. Wanting to invest and wanting to be successful in property is one thing, actually doing it is another. That is why I started this blog, to give people information they can actually USE.
I understand that everyone’s circumstances are different (yes, this is the disclaimer); how you choose to use this information is entirely up to you. I will say this though; no one is going to do it for you. You need to make the decision to take action.
Remember, it’s not what you know, it’s what you do that counts.
P.S – Feel free to contact me any time via facebook, twitter or email: firstname.lastname@example.org