We are so proud of our Whole-Life Millionaires for playing full out in our tribe in order to lead epic lives. So, we’re sharing their stories. Meet some of the people who make our tribe so special, and let their journeys inspire you to take the next step toward your whole-life wealth, fulfillment, and happiness. You’re next!
Real Estate / Leverage
My horizontal income has changed drastically. I look at money very differently – I look at assets vs. liabilities in a whole different way. Seeing money as freedom has been a huge shift. Living beneath my means is not a punishment, it is a source of a pride. I look at health differently now as well. Not doing the work , not following the healthy guideline, is the punishment.
The ability to transform my life.
If you’re suffering from doubt, depression… Do the work, change your self limiting beliefs. I never realized how evil that negative voice is until M1. Don’t doubt yourself, instead think “Why not me?” Success breeds more success.
Creative / Real Estate
Having a conscious focus of ‘what is great about this challenge’ rather than focusing on the problem, as well as connecting with people who are doing better than me and increasing my peer group has really helped shift my mindset.
Find what you are passionate about, expand your skills and grow your gifts. Get really focused on one or two things and put everything behind that.
Real Estate / Insurance
My Real Estate assets are growing very quickly since joining M1. I’m much more planful and forgive myself a lot more. I have developed a much stronger emotional IQ. My horizontal income is 4 to 5 times more than when I joined.
The skill to recover quickly from the ‘downs’ of life.
You are good enough to partner, you are smart enough, you do have enough value.
Not much has changed other than I have a better lexicon of concepts/ideas to deal with daily life
Listening and Business Strategy
Build your wealth brick by brick. And choose what your “brick” is very carefully
Passive stock market and Real estate
I used to pride myself on overworking and self sacrifice and previously thought life hard to be hard to progress for success. I have since increased my health & relationship efforts, and have found a better balance to life and now expect good things to come to me as I get in “flow” in my holistic approach to life.
I am great at building rapport with people and making them feel comfortable and welcome! This benefits me in sales environments as well as in large social settings. I can read emotions pretty well too, which can be very helpful in seeing through half-truths.
Focus on the process. Be patient. And keep showing up for yourself. Progress doesn’t happen overnight and you’ll be your hardest critic along the way. Surround yourself with people who will help and push you. YOU’RE WORTH IT!!!
Multifamily Real Estate
Before M1, I had a pretty good life. I pursued and found varying levels of success in several endeavors including playing drums in a traveling rock band, playing poker professionally, and being selected to serve in a Special Operations unit in the US Navy. However, there was something holding me back from achieving the highest of level of success as I walked each of these paths. When I separated from the military, I didn’t have much to show for myself and quickly got to work as a real estate agent (as I wasn’t qualified to do much else). Again I did well, but not well enough for my standards. I thought perhaps flipping houses was the answer, and found that to be more profitable than real estate brokerage, but it still didn’t afford me the type of lifestyle I’d always wanted. At that time, I found M1 and got to work on myself.
The supportive and encouraging environment the Tribe provided was really what I needed to step up to the next level. Within 6 months I had closed on my first small apartment building, and within a year I had closed my first major deal with the help of one of Rock’s Board of Advisors. That deal added approximately $400,000 to my net worth and $50,000 to my Horizontal Income. Since then, I’ve closed on over 470 apartments in various partnerships and syndications.
I’m enjoying a constant string of Bucket List Adventures with my wonderful girlfriend like becoming Scuba Diver certified in the Dominican Republic, searching for the Northern Lights and touring the frozen tundra on a dog sled in Sweden, touring the historic sites of Europe, and house hacking a million dollar beach house by converting the downstairs into a guest suite that pays for our mortgage and then some.
The wonderful thing about M1 and being around a Tribe of awesome people is that it gives you license to not just make more money or take more vacations, but to expand in all areas of life.
I’m a connector! I find ways to put together deals in which everyone wins.
Focus. Small daily actions compound over time. If it was easy, everyone would do it. Don’t quit!
Real estate, specifically short term rentals and boutique hotels
Before M1 I was working as an accountant dreaming of becoming a full time real estate investor and teaching others how to do the same. Today I am living that dream.
Teaching. I can take complex subjects and simplify them into bite size chunks that people can understand and implement.
Get crystal clear on the life that you want to live. What does your ideal day look like for you from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed. Then make the decision that you are going to live that life and work everyday until you make it happen.
Local Real Estate
I lost 20 pounds, hyper-charged my personal development journey, started making leisure/lifestyle goals (who would have thought?), and tripled my net worth.
My superpower is communication/public speaking. I have not (yet) monetized this gift to the same extent as real estate investment.
Find the next, smallest, incremental step. Take it! There’s no such thing as a Big Step, so don’t wait until you’re ready for one.
All aspects of Real estate (RE brokerage, flipping, MF rentals, and STRs)
Life for me has changed dramatically since joining M1. My drive and determination is still there with work, finances and my level of fitness but I’m now much more balanced in my life, a better father and husband to my family and I’m eating and sleeping way better. In essence, I’m full circle from where I was in terms of living an ideal lifestyle that is more in line with my overall goals and not overly focused in just one area (or garden).
I feel that I have many skills and abilities to offer the world but the one thing I’ve realized that has been super powerful for me is that I am able to achieve 99% of the goals I set out to achieve, whether that is deciding to travel the world solo for a year and a half, reaching financial freedom or creating an amazing lifestyle that I envision for myself. And I realize that this all stems from being able to vision what I want in life, planning and breaking down the steps to achieve it and then following through and taking massive action towards the things that I want without getting distracted, losing focus or listening to all the negativity that may surround me in the process.
Start with defining your big why, educate yourself constantly, level up your peer group, get creative, find a way or make one, follow the signal and not the noise, don’t let naysayers get in your head.