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This week I’m going to be talking more about my personal story and how I how figured out how to break free of the matrix. How I started investing to ultimately create more time. You see I don’t have a day job anymore.
I spend most of my energy now working on projects that fulfill my purpose. But this is not some get rich quick scheme. This is a journey that has several steps along the way.
Allow me to rewind the clock a little and give you my back story so you have some context. I’m a computer engineer by training and worked at fortune 500 companies in my career.
I followed the standard advice. And that was to get an education. Go to college. I was fortunate because I always liked school. But the problem was that’s all the plan I had. My plan was to a get a job. When I got a job my planning had come to an end.
I worked my way into the working world. I put the blinders on to the matrix. I found the good parts of the working world and endured the bad parts.
I’d built my entire lifestyle around earning a 6 figure income. I wasn’t really in control. I was trapped in the matrix. It’s all around us. it isn’t that bad but it sure isn’t freedom.
I started really doing some soul searching. What else could I do so that wasn’t in this trap any longer. How could I engineer an escape plan?
I started digging and considered doing something on my own or buying a franchise. I couldn’t help but feel I would just be buying another job. After more research, I was reminded of the thought that I could go into real estate investing.
I read every book I could find on real estate investing, I listened to podcasts, and I attended seminars. It was time to strap in and get into the game. I found a mentor and over the span of 18 months I bought 18 rentals properties.
The first book my mentor had me read was The Richest Man in Babylon
What I want you to take from this, is that you can do this, too. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already have a few deals under your belt. You can absolutely improve your situation by investing in yourself and investing in real estate.