My first venture into business was a morning and afternoon paper route before and after middle school. The only part I hated was having to knock on doors after dinner to collect the paper bill.
You’d be surprised how many “well-to-do” people were living month to month. I only knew this since some of these people always paid 60 to 90 days late.
I was also the kid you paid to mow your lawn or shovel the snow from your walks.
At one point, my Dad threatened to shut down my lawn mowing business since I was using his gas and mower to service ten properties.
I continued working side hustles all they way through high school and used part of the money to finance a trip to Europe.
After high school, I enlisted in the Army and served in the 1/75th Ranger Infantry Battalion. It was a great experience and helped fund my college education. Some of my fondest memories were shaped in those years while jumping out of airplanes in the cover of darkness or fast roping on to buildings from a Blackhawk helicopter.
In college, I spent summers working and traveling in France and Belgium. I also bought and sold a courier business, dealt black jack in Lake Tahoe and guided white water rapids among other things.
Currently I own and operate a multi-million income property portfolio consisting of 100+ units and a boutique wealth management firm.
Here’s a quick summary.
Starting with $5,000 in 1998, I set a goal to purchase 10 duplexes (20 units) in 10 years as a side hustle to my wealth management firm.
After hitting my goal in 8 years, I decided I loved hunting for deals and fixing up tired properties. Thus, I kept buying with a goal of 100 units within 10 years or less.
At the time of the new goal, I was thinking I could quit my day job and kick back and relax while enjoying an early retirement while tinkering on my real estate portfolio.
Again, I hit my goal early and decided to keep working since I love my work. Work takes on a totally different meaning when you enjoy what you do. This difference is I no longer have to work 12 to 14 hour days!
Now I’m tinkering with this blog while continuing to coach others who are looking for a simple and effective approach to becoming a millionaire in 10 years or less.
I call this the “10 to a million” concept.
If you are looking for…
- Something for nothing
- Get rich quick
- No money down
- Flipping (real estate’s version of day trading)
- Working one hour a day in your pajamas from home while visualizing you are millionaire
You’ve got the wrong person.
I cringe when someone tells me they just spent thousands of dollars on a “guru” get rich quick course. Gurus love to get you to max out your credit cards selling courses and coaching that they have never implemented.
I am not a guru. I’m just some guy who worked his tail off and created a passive income stream that will take care of me and my family for the rest of my life.
Bottom line, I can act as your guide when you decide to venture into the world of cash flowing income properties.
I challenge you to simply buy one cash flowing income property a year over the next ten years. It will change your life for the better and possibly lead you down a path to abundance.
If you are like most people who venture down this path, your only regret will be not getting started sooner or not buying more cash flowing properties.
I’ve been featured in Forbes and Bigger Pockets Podcast show number 86.
I have also been interviewed on other podcasts that you can listen to by visiting the the media page on this site.
Periodically, I write a blog post on Bigger Pockets as a featured author.
My greatest accomplishment was helping my client, J.P., go from zero to 44 units (as of April 2016, he’s still buying) while working full time.
He’s your average middle class guy who works hard and lives below his means.
Oh, he makes me look like a slow poke since he started in 2007 with a duplex in the exact same neighborhood that launched my ten 2 million journey.