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Who is your mentor in your PI journey?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by samiam, 25th Nov, 2015.

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  1. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    Yourself, books, seminars, forumites, professional mentor, spruikers or anyone you inspire?? How did you find one?
     
  2. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Most of the above. I read a lot of books, trawled forums, went to some seminars (kept my credit card at home) etc. When I began going to meet ups, I started to connect with some incredible investors who inspired me and opened new doors of possibility. Then someone reached out to me on the Somersoft forum and taught me, among other things, how important mindset was.

    On top of that, my mortgage broker turned out to have an enormous impact on me both as an investor, and a person. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when we began working together but am very grateful we crossed paths.
     
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    I haven't identified investing mentors definitely as yet, but part of this is a slow process of changing my mindset and instead of seeking the tangible, and someone telling me how to do this, i'm trying to take control myself.

    I'm pretty much doing what @Steven Ryan is doing, but a few steps behind. I'm even stalking his contacts and meet-ups, and him ;)

    And my broker meeting was also unexpected, especially for my wife.
     
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    My accountant
     
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    jpcashflow Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Interesting question :)
    I am lucky enough to have a few different mentors and people I look up to:
    1) I have a couple of friends / mentors who own their own business and we catch up once a month for a chat.
    2) I love Jay Z: I look up to him due to him being a marketing genius. I love what the guy does and he has some great business ethics.
     
  6. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    People I've met in person via forums; each has a different way of doing things and the best ideas can be gathered from each.
     
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    Michael_X Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    Couldn't have said it better.

    Same mentor as Steven and agree with the enormous impact on both as an investor and as a person.

    Cheers,
    Michael
     
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    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    This forum .

    Cliff
     
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    Ozzie in Texas Well-Known Member

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    My parents and extended family are my mentors.

    My beloved grandfather immigrated from Italy to far north Queensland after WWI and worked in the sugar plantations until he saved enough to buy his own farm. He worked hard in cultivating a successful plantation......sold up and moved to Sydney (a beautiful 3 storey Victorian in Glebe) in the 1950's. I remember being scared by its size when I was little. That was probably because my parents told me it was haunted so that I would venture off on my own. :p

    My father soon followed my grandfather to Sydney, and continue to do what our family did. Work hard. Save at much as possible. And buy properties without ever over-extending. That is, finding a balance between hard work and always finding time for family and borrowing within our means.

    Over the years, my parents have amassed a small fortune and live a comfortably life off their rental income.

    As children, we were encouraged to take part-time jobs and save......but that was always balanced out with great annual family vacations and taking time out for ourselves.

    By the time I was 17-18, I had saved enough for a deposit for my first investment property.

    I try to do the same with my children......but in all honesty, I'm a softy when it comes to my children.....though am semi successful in getting them to earn pocket money from doing chores.

    My eldest (14) is already saving for his first car.....though, a small fortune seems to always find its way into his latest gaming fade.

    I still love those silly reality TV shows that have anything to do with property. I have renovated my own properties with the view of maximizing value.......and am always frustrated because I can't get enough of it.
     
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    Really just myself, taking the initiative for self education, reading, studying etc...
     
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    This forum definitely.
     
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    My former employer!
    She's a Gazillionaire!
    and open about her methods!
     
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    samiam Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the replies.
    +1 @Steven Ryan - I will be following you from now on lol :D
     
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    This forum mainly, each of the members who have kindly reached out, answer both thread questions and PM, the professionals that I engaged (many from this forum and recommendations of the members) :D
     
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    Bumped into Frank Lowy this evening. Apparently he's got a dollar or two and knows something about property investment, development and retail.
     
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    @samiam Have worked for him, read his biographies
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Anyone who is 10 years or more ahead of my own achievements becomes a mentor and a vision for me.
     
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    Many years of reading mindset books and these forums, basically give me the push and belief to trust my instincts and ability to achieve long term financial goals by investing in IP
     
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