Do you dream of stepping back from the day to day and working on your business rather than in it? Of course you do! AJ Osborne has achieved that goal—and having experienced a harrowing health emergency that incapacitated him for months (see show 286), this Boise, Idaho, investor is ultra-qualified to discuss the value of documenting, delegating, and streamlining your real estate business so it can run without you. AJ owns and operates over 1 million square feet of self-storage. Today he breaks down the seven-step process he uses to improve operations, unlock hidden value, and scale fast. If you’re thinking, “I don’t do deals that big,” rest assured: AJ reveals that he actually lost money on his very first deal but gained a ton of wisdom, which he’s generous enough to share with us today—and which applies across the board. Plus, AJ shares a tip on financing deals that may totally cha nge the way you think about growing your portfolio! Check him out, and pick up a copy of his book, The Investor’s Guide to Growing Wealth in Self-Storage: How to Turn a Real Estate Asset into a Thriving Business. Click here to listen on BiggerPockets.