stick around, read lots, ask lots of questions, jump in the discussions, look for deals, read lots etc
as you feel more confident and know how to ‘do the numbers’ on a deal and tell a good deal from a bad one your confidence will grow. the test will be when you tell your loved ones what you want to do and they shoot you in flames saying ‘that’s a terrible idea/ it won’t work’ and you don’t get fazed by it, but out comes a calculator and pencil and paper and you sit down and actually *show* them how it works. they’re floored! then you’re ready.