Category: Self Made/Self Paid

The people you’re closest with can hold you back the most

After I read the book Rich Dad-Poor Dad, it was like a lightbulb went off in my head. I finally understood the path to creating wealth and how I could achieve financial freedom.

In that book, one of the main themes to creating wealth is investing in real estate. Now, you might not have any interest at all in real estate investing but just hear me out because it only plays a small part in the story.

I was so excited about real estate after I read that book that I consumed everything I could on it. I listened to every BiggerPockets podcast and watched tons of DIY remodeling videos on YouTube.

This is me replacing flooring in one of our rental units. All of this was hard work, but I don’t regret a single bit of it.

I managed to save up about $11,000 to start Investing in buy-and-hold rental properties. My plan was to buy undervalued foreclosure properties and put several thousand into rehabbing the property, then rent them out for monthly cashflow. After six months of holding the property I would do a cash-out refinance with the bank to pull my money back out. Then, use that money to purchase the next property and continually repeat.

This has been used by the hundreds of thousands of people to build real wealth. It is commonly known as the BRRR Strategy (Buy it, Repair it, Rent it out, Refinance it).

I did all the studying, got a real estate agent, got financing through a small local bank, and had everything I needed to get going. But, I had a couple of family members that did everything in their power to discourage me.

They told me that real estate was risky and there were a million things that could go wrong with owning rental properties. One Family member told me that it was nothing but a pipe dream and that I would want to sell the properties when I started getting phone calls in the middle of the night to fix someone’s toilet.

Another family member told me that anyone who is willing to invest in real estate after the Lehman crash in 2008 was a complete idiot and that I would regret it.

I would love to sit here and tell you that I Ignored those motherfuckers with my iron will and battled on, never missing a lick. But that was not the case…

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Entrepreneurship: Because Job Security Doesn’t Exist Anymore

The farmer and the three fools.

There once were three men who work for a farmer. Each week, the farmer paid each man 4 pieces of gold to work his fields and harvest his crops. One day, the old farmer realized that if he fired one of the men and paid the other two an extra piece of gold, the two remaining men happily worked even harder for him to Continue reading

Its Time To Ignore The Propaganda

The best way to keep a society poor and docile is by keeping them distracted.

Why do news papers and television stations exist? Do you think they actually exist to give you accurate information and keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in the world? To believe that is naïve. The truth of their existence is to make money.

They influence you in a way that keeps you coming back for more. Then they convince you to waste money on their advertisers products. Continue reading

7 Essential Books To Help You Achieve Success

The key to success  lies in increasing your knowledgebase and your skillset. It is no secret that self-made millionaires are also readers, constantly soaking up knowledge to help them achieve their goals. But they choose to read books that will benefit their growth and understanding. Continue reading

Your employer wants to replace you

Even if you don’t see the signs, it is inevitably true. Most employers are looking to replace it’s employees. However, it might not be in the same sense that you were thinking. Continue reading

Why you should start an online business

We’re in the midst of a gold rush right now and anybody can dig for riches if they want to. Millions of people have found freedom from the 9 to 5 by creating an online business based around themselves. The whole world now possesses smart phones with more computing power than the spaceship that landed astronauts on the moon. This has enabled business owners, entrepreneurs, and bloggers to promote themselves in a way that was never before imaged. Continue reading

Creating the life you want

If you live just to get through the day, then you need to come to a cold realization.

You are not living. You’re just existing.

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The Truth About Affiliate Marketing

I’ll make this real easy if you don’t know what affiliate marketing is. If I recommend a product or service and you buy it, then I get a commission.

The concept is very easy but it can be a little tricky to  be successful at it. There is most defiantly a right way and a wrong way to do this. I’m going to fill you in on how to do it right so you can easily make passive income for a long time.  Especially if you are doing this on a blogging or information based sharing platform like YouTube…. Continue reading

The Reason Why You Are Not Successful

The number one reason why you are not successful is because you have not made the right commitment. You may have set goals and acted on them to achieve your success. But have you given yourself permission to be completely obsessed?

Our society has taught us that obsession is a bad thing. The obsession is often used with negative things habits like drug abuse and in some sort of weird perversion. However, if you look back through history, every single person that we remember to this day was obsessed with whatever their mission was in life.

Guys like Van Gogh or Leonardo Da Vinci would be set up for failure in todays society. The second a therapist analyzed one of these guys, they would be prescribed all kinds of drugs for ADD, ADHD, OCD, and every other acronym you can think of.

What some consider flaws, you can turn into strengths!

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The Middle Class Is A Scam

The middle class is a scam and you have been lied to your entire life. They sold you on going to college, investing in a 401k, save your way to financial security, and buy a house that you will never really own. You did everything that they told you to do, but your constantly struggling to make ends meet. Continue reading

10 Pillars Of Wealth Review

The 10 Pillars Of Wealth is a very well written and easily read book for anyone looking to become successful.  I firmly believe that a good book easily hold your attention. If a book is a good read, i can usually knock it out in just a few days. I finished it in four days because it provided solid information and was very entertaining. Alex Becker explains in-depth concepts on accumulating wealth in ways anybody can relate to.

Some of the examples he uses to teach are a little on the extreme side. Some of his stories that he uses as examples are downright hilarious. Either way, he does a fantastic job of relating these concepts through his examples. Somehow, he rides the line between pure genius and a perverted cartoon character.  The thing that I like the most about Becker’s writing is his blatant honesty. He tells you exactly why most people don’t succeed and that there’s a chance you will not succeed either. Unless, you understand and implement the pillars that he discusses into your daily life.

The best description that I could give this book, is to call it a modern version of  Think and Grow Rich.

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Passive Income And Financial Freedom

Things that produce passive income, are the smartest investments you can make to achieve financial freedom.

One of the most important aspects of achieving financial freedom is separating time from money.  To do this, you must have your money work for you rather than you work for your money. The greatest way to do this is to have multiple flows of income through  passive  income.

Passive income is the ability to accumulate money without actively putting in consistent time to earn it.  You see, when the majority of people need extra money, they decide to get a part time job. Then, they are paid in accordance to the amount of hours they have labored.

Passive income can be earned while you sleep or take a shower.  You put some form of initial investment of time or money at first. Then cash flow is created without constant labor to produce income.

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How to start a blog with badnet


The Most Easy And Cost Effective Way To Start A Blog Is By Using Badnet by Bold & Determined.

I am not an affiliate of Badnet or Bold & Determined nor was I paid to right this review. I simply want to let everyone how legit Badnet is. Hopefully, I will tell you what I wish someone would have told me years ago.

I always wanted my own website for a creative outlet to share ideas and experiences to help people. I never made the step toward actually doing it because I thought it would be too difficult to learn.  Additionally, I thought it would be too expensive to pay someone to do it for me. Continue reading

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