Hello to everyone investing in Hamilton real estate!!
Yesterday, Cherry, James Maggs, several clients, and I attended the Archangel Summit in Toronto to hear from speakers: Gary Varnerchuk, Robin Sharma, Seth Godin, and Philip McKernan. Every speaker was inspiring and offered tactical tips I can apply to our real estate business but if you missed it, the 2017 event will be Sept 9th at the Sony Center in Toronto.
Here are a couple pictures I snapped from our front row seats:
Robin Sharma spoke of “how many lives did you touch?”
“Make a lot of money to take care of humanity.”
“It is an awesome privilege to serve.”
This one above, I’m particularly proud of. Good friend and client, Tim JP Collins, was featured for his work with Philip Mckernan because of his life transformation from a successful corporate career that was killing him and kept him away from his family to his current life with no fixed address and world schooling his three boys with lovely wife, Stephanie. He is currently travelling across the United Kingdom. In case you missed it, you can find my interview with Tim here: http://mrhamilton.ca/2016/06/student-cash-flow-investing-w-tim-jp-collins/
There were several themes that were consistent across all speakers:
- How to raise successful children
- Taking action
- How they measure success
Seth Godin said: “I am gripped by fear at all times but not paralyzed. Professionally, I am afraid of letting you down.”
“Are you putting the work out? No? Then you are a fraud.” (Note: Seth’s talk was a rant, he’s not trying to be mean, he’s referring to people who have NOT made the effort yet complain how nothing works.)
“DO! – because you’re all geniuses.”
On that note, it is my privilege to donate $1,000 (enough to feed 14 families) and lead the Thanksgiving edition of the Hamilton Basket Brigade, helping families and children who are less fortunate.
This Thanksgiving, Oct 8th, we are hand delivering Thanksgiving dinner packages to over 100 less fortunate families in Hamilton.
Here are the details:
When: Morning of Saturday, Oct 8th, 8:30am. Deliveries will start approx 10-11am and volunteers will be done before noon.
What: Donating, packing baskets, delivering baskets in Hamilton to families who may be without food.
St. Mary’s Church Hall
146 Park Street North
***PARKING LOT IS OFF SHEAFFE STREET***
Website/FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamiltonBasketBrigade/
We’ve also set up an easy way to donate this year: https://www.youcaring.com/hungry-families-that-may-go-without-food-for-thanksgiving-634321
Email Money Transfers – email@example.com
If you would like to volunteer, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HCVD5Y
All Investors at some point in every investor’s journey have to consider whether or not to incorporate. The decision to incorporate is highly personal, however every serious investor I know holds investment property in a corporation, including myself and everyone on the Mr. Hamilton team. If you would like to learn more on how to incorporate to minimize your tax liability, maximize the assets you transfer to your loved ones, then this course is for you:
Podcast: From Refugee to Real Estate Land Developer
You can read Tahani’s bio here: http://www.tahani.ca/about.aspx
How I like to introduce Tahani, is that she is living large. A super successful real estate investor who started out buying new construction, has owned 39 properties, and now constructs her own properties – including a 48 town houses project. But she comes from the humblest beginnings having lived her early life in a Jordanian refugee camp. She married at the age of 15 to a stranger and immigrated to a country she’d never heard of where we speak a language she did not know. Tahani’s story of determination and entrepreneurial spirit inspires me. I knew I had to share it with all of you.
My apologies if I sound off and you can hear my coughing, as I’m getting over a cold, but I couldn’t delay this interview because Tahani is in serious demand as an international speaker, author, business owner, investor, mother, etc…
In this episode we discuss:
- What Tahani is all about
- The major life changing event of getting married… at the age of 15
- Getting started in real estate
- Focusing on real estate investments
- Starting a business at a young age
- How regular realtors and investors clash
- Financing land development with all CASH
- Contractor challenges
- Sourcing deals for land development and developing those key relationships
- The moment Tahani decided to learn everything there is about investing then to teach anyone who wanted to know. Her belief in abundance.
- Investor agent certification: http://www.savvyinvestoragent.com/
- What to look for and why hire an Investor Savvy Realtor
- Tahani’s book for beginner and intermediate investors: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B006ISI2OO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect
- Tips for raising successful, empowered children
Podcast available here:
Google Play: http://goo.gl/CAM5Mn
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/truth-about-real-estate-investing…/id1100488294
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87335&refid=stpr
Thanks for reading (and listening!) and happy Hamilton real estate investing everyone!
Erwin Szeto | MrHamilton.ca
Rock Star Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
PS: If you are just starting out investing, start by spending more time with like minded people and take guided tour of Hamilton by joining us for the next Mr. Hamilton Inner Circle by clicking here!!!