296: From Farm Boy Beginnings to $15M in Real Estate Holdings with Rock Thomas
09.13.2018 - By BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
What does it take to truly find financial independence? Money? Deals? Mentors? Or could it be something else entirely… something intangible? In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Rock Thomas, a real estate investor and agent who shows others the simple mindset shifts needed to achieve financial freedom. In other words, it’s time to work on YOUR “money blueprint.” Through Rock’s story, you’ll learn the most important skills any individual needs to achieve in any field, the best way to find and attract mentors who can teach you the path, how to change your “operating system” to one that is far more successful, and so much more. With powerful stories, humor, and insight, Rock’s story is one you won’t want to miss!
In This Episode We Cover:Rock’s backstory as a worker on a farmWhat mentors look for into someoneHow he used pain to propel himself forwardSaying yes to opportunities, no matter how difficultThe importance of having what it takesWhy you should seek out people with energyBeing the guy who solves any problemThe 4 money personality typesThe type of properties he invests inAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets WebinarGoBundanceHow to Change the Way You See Yourself | Rock Thomas | GoalcastBiggerPockets Podcast 250: Grant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House!BiggerPockets Podcast 108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant CardoneBiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David OsbornBooks Mentioned in this ShowNothing Down for the 2000s by Robert G. AllenRich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert KiyosakiThe ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay PapasanRich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant by Robert KiyosakiWhy the Rich Are Getting Richer by Robert KiyosakiE- Myth Revisited by Michael GerberRocket Fuel by Gino Wickman & Mark WintersFire Round QuestionsAny ideas on how I get get financing for my first deal?What are some methods/strategies to lower my upfront costs for the down payment, while not getting beat up on interest rates?What should I have in my contract and what should I look for in doing a seller finance deal?Can a landlord evict a tenant for not paying all of the security deposit?What qualities define a great mentor?Tweetable Topics:“Mentors, you want to admire them and you want to be them.” (Tweet This!)“When you step in the room and you feel you’re not the smartest guy, you’re in the right room.” (Tweet This!)“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” (Tweet This!)“You can get anything you want in life as long as you are committed and creative.” (Tweet This!)“Find what pisses people off and solve it for them.” (Tweet This!)Connect with RockRock Thomas’ Personal WebsiteRock Thomas’ Website