What is Financial Freedom? Although this looks a little different for everyone, the basic premise is in the name. It is the freedom from needing to trade your time for money, it is having the option to work, the removal of financial burden.
After reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad toward the end of college, I had a large shift in perspective. I began to think about how I could develop a lifestyle in which I did not need to trade my time for money, where instead I could build assets that would replace my need to make an income. This led me to real estate.
Just after graduating college, I discovered the BiggerPockets real estate podcast and website. Here I discovered the concept of House-Hacking. If you don’t already know, this is when you buy a house, rent out rooms while living there, and live for free or at a steep discount, allowing you to start saving thousands. Quickly I discovered that this was not possible in my college town of Durango, so I decided to take a job in Denver and buy a house here instead.
While working my job in Denver (roofing sales), I continued to educate myself on personal finance and real estate (I have been reading 30+ books per year since graduating). One book that really changed my perspective and direction was The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris. This book inspired me to quit my job and head off on a 4-month solo trip through South America.
After plenty of thinking time down south, I came to the realization that I wanted to pursue a full-time career in real estate. Upon returning to Denver, I hit the ground running helping friends and clients pursue the worthy goal of Financial Freedom. I found that not only did I have a knack for this, but I loved helping change people’s lives through real estate.
After only 10 months of diving in full time, I had sold 5 million in real estate, bought 2 rental properties, and completed a very successful flip project. It was time I found some help with all this! Enter Embark Realty Group LLC.
In creating Embark, my aim is to create a community of knowledge and a team of rockstars that will help many clients and friends toward Financial Freedom.