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I am relatively new to real estate investing and I catapulted and jumped with nothing. It was I’d left corporate America, just out of frustration and not getting my due. I didn’t understand money management. And, you know, like I said, a single parent and just as quick as they came in and was going out, I wasn’t tracking.
So anyway, the 401k, I had something there. My girlfriend told me about a self-directed IRA. She said, I don’t know much about it, but I know Michael, her husband, he did this, this and this, and we then pay taxes and we bought a rental. Okay, great. That’s all I needed to know. I did it. I fumbled. I failed. I got up, I brushed myself off and it was the single family.
So that story is just about 90%, the same word, anyone who starts right. family. And then they realize that’s a lot of work. It wasn’t a lot of work, but then I lost my. What I noticed, James was that I lost my drive to go get the next house. Cause I was like, okay, I got to find that, you know, I got to deal with all this closing and then when I’m ready to sell it.
Okay. I got a way that. All that for one. And that’s how I started thinking or why I started thinking and learning more about multifamily. So what was it about Jerome and his approach that you found interesting enough to kind of learn more. He looked like me a strong first or a tie. I didn’t feel like he was a hype guy.
He came raw, you know, it was just, you know, whether the dreads were tight or not, whether the shirt was nice and pressed or not. I mean, I saw this dude every morning. I’m like, what the hell was he doing? Okay, let me see what the Thrones. And he’ll just drop that nugget. I started out with coaching. It was an abrupt end and I’m saying this to not only own it, but if he hears the course, we talked about it.
I own it. And I could have, you know, take a little break, step back, but come back to them, you know, and I didn’t do that. And it was one year James, my. Where I felt my struggle was underwriting. I had this corporate America experience. And so the business side, you know, I can get that, you know, I reached out to him to let him know no that he’s disrupting the cycle and whatever we have to do as his students.
To help keep that going because when we are talking, I’m gonna tell you, Sharon talked to some, a lender who heard about Jerome and his class. Oh, wow. And said, what is he teaching you guys? Oh, wow. You know what, bro? The next session starts in September. Yeah. You’d need to come on here. Yeah, I can get that.
Good. Good. So you can find out .