Are you an overthinker or an overplanner? Do you ever have a great idea and then almost immediately start thinking about why it won’t work or start writing down all of the steps instead of taking action? As a reader of SUCCESS, you’ve probably heard that “action is better than inaction” and “perfection is the enemy of progress”—and yet, maybe you still find yourself not doing, getting stuck at thinking, and eventually forgetting. 

If this sounds familiar, this interview is for you. Even if it doesn’t, if you consider yourself an action person, this interview is still for you because it’ll give you that fire, that confirmation, that your willingness to jump in, to just do, is exactly the key to your success. 


You may know Tarek El Moussa as the star of HGTV’s hit series Flip or Flop, now in its seventh season. He received his real estate license when he was just 21 years old and quickly made a name for himself, moving properties in his native southern California home. After the housing bubble burst, he carved out a niche for himself in the world of real estate flipping distressed properties. Tarek also stars in the HGTV series Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa where he draws upon his enormous success, from flipping over 300 homes to helping novice renovators get in the game, and recently launched a new website,, where real estate hopefuls and enthusiasts can get in the game with Tarek himself.

Listen to the full episode to hear Tarek’s story and how he got to where he is today. 


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