Part of my philosophy is that your past does not dictate your future. I grew up in a loving family and was provided for, but was by no means excessively well off. Things became worse when I lost my father at age ten. My mother had to work long hours to support my siblings and I, and would come home late after I had fallen asleep. When I was 18 I was living out of my van, and my life was at an all-time low.
My luck changed a few years later when I started my own business selling computer parts. I loved the freedom that being my own boss gave me, and it was during this time I got married and had three beautiful daughters. Things were running smoothly until the dot com crash of 2000, when all of my finances dissolved before my eyes. I had the wrong mentality before and had not been prepared by investing in my future.
For nearly 18 months I had little to no income and was digging myself deeper and deeper into debt. I lost nearly everything, except for my home. It was during this time that a friend of mine invited me to attend a three-day real estate training seminar as his guest. I was apprehensive at first, and was reluctant to use up my weekend, but my friend assured me that what he had learned so far was worth hearing. In hindsight, it was the best decision I ever made in my life to attend that workshop.
I listened to what the speaker had to say and soaked it in. I didn’t understand all of what he said, but something clicked while I sat there. From that first day I knew that I had found the answer to getting out of my financial hole.
I felt renewed, inspired, and ready. I continued to train, study, and absorb everything I could about real estate by learning as I went. It took me over a decade to gather the information I needed to be successful, but I kept pressing on and never gave up. Eventually, I developed the system that allowed me to make money in real estate that is straightforward and simple.
When I really made it and could call myself a millionaire, I vowed to teach my system to others so they could also get out of debt, make massive amounts of cash, and radically transform their family’s financial legacy for good. What I have found with most people is that they have the desire and the drive, but lack the know-how. That’s why I’m here.