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Who or What is Stealing Your Freedom?

We have a crisis in this country. Over 13 million people have lost their jobs and many say those jobs won’t be coming back. This is a pure loss of freedom. Does this ring true with you?

From children, we’re taught to get a good job, save some money, do the right thing and work towards retirement. Heck, that was good for my Dad & Mom but not for me. People like you and me believe that we are entitled to freedom and fulfillment now; not in retirement. We believe that we should live our best lives NOW.

You’re probably living it just like I was. You work tirelessly day in-and-day out dreaming of something better, something more, some higher calling than to simply play the part of an employee, and to give away all your precious time and skills only to make your boss richer.

I Know You Deserve Better. I Did.

You probably lie awake at night thinking, “It’s crazy to think that there’s any other way to make a living.” Your friends and family probably affirm that for you as well. “Its too risky,” they say. My Dad thought I was crazy. Now I enjoy quality time with my wife and kids and do what I want, while the dreamers toil away the years in their miserable day jobs.

I teach people that you do not have to be subject to your job. You are not solely “what you do” for a living – but rather are a product of how you decide to live. The greatest risk is living a life that is not fulfilling, rather than taking a risk on a dream.

Was I Meant for This “Mentoring” Thing?

When I got fired from my job the day after my 40th birthday, I spent about 4 hours being uncertain of my future.  Less then 24 hours later I called my Dad, a man who worked the same job for 35 years, and told him that I was going full-time into my dreams! He thought I was pretty crazy.

Then, just a few months later, I was spending every Tuesday and Thursday with my son and my father. One day, as I played on the floor with my son, my Dad looked at me and said, “You’re a great father, Craig. You spend so much time with your son.”

Little did I know my father was already on his short path and final destination with lung cancer. He died just a year later.

When people discover how easy it is to succeed in the real estate investing business, most don’t believe it. I’ve laid out the red-carpet for so many. I’ve given them the exact formula they need for success yet, most of them go right back to their “secure” jobs and don’t change a thing.  Others – have had extreme success. In them, I’ve found my greatest joy

This is why I started my blog: To tell the world about the extreme joy of achieving dreams and helping others to live their best lives. It would be my pleasure to help you do the same.

My Family.

This is it. This picture is what its all about. I’m lucky to do what I love, and what makes it even sweeter is that I get to say when and how I do it. (Oooof – that was some horrible writing.)

I’ve worked as a computer-chip salesman, a bar owner, a mortgage broker, a wine salesman, and just before becoming a full-time real estate investor, I was an IT security-analyst.  With the exception of owning the bar, I hated EVERY one of those jobs.

In April 2007 (the day after my 40th birthday), after being fired (no, not laid off) from my well-paying IT job, I knew I had to follow my entrepreneurial calling.   I knew there was something better than a 3% raise every year. I also knew that my life had to be on my terms. If I wanted to take 4 weeks for vacation instead of two – so be it. A 3 hour lunch instead of 30 minutes – no problem. Sleep in until 10AM? Ha, NOT a chance (see the picture). That little guy says when I roll out of bed. But I’ll tell you what is cool – knowing that I’m home to make him and his sister breakfast EVERY morning.

Since 2007, I’ve flipped over 150 houses, and have sometimes had as many as 10 projects in rehab simultaneously. I’ve made a ton of money, (lost a bit too), and I’ve experienced the unbelievable joy of teaching others how to do the same.

To be clear, I would never advise you, or any of my students to quit your job before having at least some sort a plan and head-start.  The day I got fired was a blessing.  And even though it bruised my ego, I secretly knew that I would be OK.  I knew that the four previous years of part-time real estate investing had prepared me for that moment.  I knew how to find deals and how to evaluate them.  I knew I had the best mentors who cared about my success as much as I did.  I knew I had good, reliable sources of money.  And I knew I had a plan.

What’s your plan? How can I help you get started?