My first knowledge about Real Estate was back in Taiwan when my Dad gave me a book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” 👍
I was only 14, but was immediately drawn to the concept of passive Income and the four quadrants.
Unfortunately, I took it the wrong way and started looking down on the “Employee” quadrant, and always dreamed of making money “the easy way”…🤦♂️
Long story short, I’ve learned my lessons throughout these years, and now I fully appreciate the importance of 4 quadrants. I think a person should be in 4 quadrants at the same time - or at least, be experienced and learned all 4 quadrants to truly become a great leader. 💪
I think the mistakes I was making are very common nowadays, especially for millennials. We all want “easy money,” “quick and shortcut,” and making money online by becoming a YouTuber or Instagram influencer.
Now, there is nothing wrong with that, but it is still hard works, and in fact, you work more than 40 hours than regular employment, without a steady income and any benefits….🙀
That is the reality once you’re moving to the Self-Employed and the right side of the quadrants. (Business Owner & Investor).
For those of you who don’t know, here are the 4 quadrants.
Employee, Self-Employed, Business Owner, Investor.
Ideally, a person will eventually be in all 4 positions, becomes an entrepreneur of his/her company (Business Owner), and uses the company to invest in assets (Investor), and have a position in a company, such as CEO (Employee) and finally, also an consultant for other companies in the same industry (Self-Employed).
Fast forward, after moving to Canada and in 2012, I finally had the chance to take the Rich Dad course, and it was indeed an eye-opening experience, it was also how I started the real estate investment journey! 😁
Last year, I’ve acquired my license and become a realtor, and even though I’ve been investing since 2013, I was completely green as a real estate salesperson, and I still am!!!
It’s a whole new journey full of ups and downs, but I was so lucky to have met so many great people and received excellent help since the beginning.
I’ve started this year by joining the weekly mastermind group hosted by Katie, Daniel, and Vivian.
It was such an incredible experience, and I was blown away by everyone’s selfless help and dedication. 🥰
Realtors do not have the best reputations. Unfortunately, it is true, this industry is full of dishonest salespeople, and that’s why I appreciate so much to have found such a wonderful group of realtors willing to help each other. ❤️
I’m a firm believer that we’re the product of our environment, and having a mastermind group to keep you accountable is always great.
Sometimes it will not feel comfortable as you share your setbacks and failures with others. However, to be able to acknowledge your shortcomings and receive warm and constructive feedbacks from likeminded and empowering people, that is the value of having a great group! 🔥
I’m looking forward to this new journey, and thank you, everyone! 😊