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What I Learned about Mastering New Skills from Watching My 7-Year-Old Tie His Shoes

One of my sons is learning to tie his shoes. He’s 7. As I was watched him toughing through the task and feeling proud of himself when he accomplished his goal, something came to mind. I didn’t step in to correct him, because my boy is learning how to tie his shoes all by himself. [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Appointment, cashflow, coaching, knowledge, reasons|0 Comments

Why Investing in Residential Real Estate in Spain Doesn’t Make Sense

Investing in properties located in Spain isn’t my cup of tea. If you watch the short video I made to go with this article, you’ll understand why. You’ll also learn why I felt so compelled to write this piece. As usual, the idea for both the video and the article started with a conversation that [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|cashflow, coaching, investment, reasons|0 Comments

What’s YOUR Retirement Number?

An interesting topic came up during a recent Cashflow game. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a fun board game that helps to increase your financial intelligence and teaches you how to do deals in real estate. I host these games to show players that what they do on the board can be [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|cashflow, coaching, investment, knowledge, reasons|0 Comments

How to Spend Time with Family and Still Earn a Great Living

How much time do you spend with your loved ones? Maybe you put in long hours at work every day and by the time you get home you’re really too tired to do much more than eat, watch a bit of TV and hit the sack. If that’s how you’re living, take a breath and [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|cashflow, investment, knowledge, travel|0 Comments

Why ONE Single-Family Rental Property Won’t Get You To Retirement…

It feels pretty good when my friends and associates tell me they’re investing in real estate. In fact, I get really excited for them, because this is the only way I know of that lets people get out of the rat race, walk away from the 9-to-5 grind and have a fabulous retirement. But then [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|cashflow, investment, reasons|0 Comments

Why Your Words and Social Media Can Improve Someone’s Life Forever!

Time flies… Some days it seems like it was just yesterday when I was attending university, unsure of where my life would take me. I had lots of questions and many paths I could have taken. Fortunately, I also had a college professor who saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. She [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|cashflow, knowledge, reasons|0 Comments

Things I Learned While Skiing with My Sons…

One of the great things about living in Barcelona is its proximity to excellent skiing opportunities. Since it’s been snowing a lot, my wife and I decided to take our boys skiing. What I saw happening this time vs. prior times is that they are not just embracing their newfound skills but that they want [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|cashflow, coaching, knowledge|0 Comments

Great vs. Ghoulish Customer Service: A Tale of Two Taxis

So what does customer service in a taxi have to do with real estate investing? Short answer: EVERYTHING! Really, it’s not just about the taxi ride… it’s about providing a great experience for everyone I work with, but the importance of this became very clear to me during my recent trip to Las Vegas with [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|cashflow, coaching, reasons|0 Comments

Getting Referrals: Ask for Them!!

Getting referrals… no matter what you do in life… matters. For someone like me who has worked in a big corporation selling software and components for the better part of 15 years, referrals are huge. As a long-distance real estate investor referrals are huge. As someone looking for multifamily properties thousands of miles away from [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|cashflow, coaching, investment|0 Comments

Why Raising Private Capital Makes Sense

Without raising private capital I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today as an investor. Those individuals who let me use their cash and/or credit to get my deals done are people I’m truly grateful to have in my life. You might think that anyone who participates with me are my friends and [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|cashflow, investment, reasons|0 Comments