After serving four years in the Marine Corps, the next logical step seemed to be going to college. Graduated from UL Lafayette with a degree in Education, got a teaching job, got married and bought a house. After we had our first child and we decided that my wife would not go back to work. It didn`t take long to see that the budget wasn`t going to work on a teacher's salary.
After what seemed like an endless search for a job to support my family, including termite inspector, software support, and vacuum salesman, I ended up in the oilfield. It was obvious that this was a great income for my family, but at the cost of never being home. My job had a 12 days on and 2 days off schedule.
During breaks and lunch I started reading books about how self-made millionaires became wealthy. The book that started it all for me was Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I began to study real estate and all of its advantages. Since I was a bit of a spreadsheet wizard and had a knack for analysis, I had a friend that knew how to invest teach me how to help him find good deals.
In January 2014, I quit my oilfield job and started working on my wholesaling business. Looking back, I have no idea how I made it. There were a few times in the beginning where I would go a few months without a deal, which meant no income. Over time I built my base of referrals and contacts that were looking for investment properties and my business began to grow.
Today, I am as excited as ever to help investors build their wealth to be able to retire comfortably and allow their family to inherit a legacy.