The Good News: Rebuilding America, One Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor at a Time
Entrepreneurs and real estate investors are helping to rebuild America and stir up good news.
Do you watch the news or read the newspaper? Even if you scan the daily news headlines online from your phone while lying in bed just barely awake, you know that “doom and gloom” must sell because that’s what you find every day in the news.
Is the bad news the reason you choose to start your day scanning the headlines and/or that you flip to your favorite nightly news broadcast to wind down after a long day? Here’s a little secret: starting your day off with bad news and trying to wind your day down with bad news may not be the best motivation or have the most calming effect on you. We aren’t suggesting that you stop watching or reading the news, we’re just saying that we want more good news than bad. Don’t you?
Back in 2006, the good news evolved around the real estate market boom. People were selling homes left and right, eager to learn as much as they could about real estate investing, ways to make more money and live the “good” life. What happened to the market in 2008/2009 turned many people’s lives upside down. It shook several seasoned real estate investors and scared most would-be investors away from ever getting started. Many experienced investors also left the market and gave up on investing down the road; others chose to hang on and ride out the market, remembering that real estate investing has fallen and risen in the past.
Take Kent Clothier, a partner of MemphisInvest.com, for example. He developed and applied a wholesaling strategy to generate wealth through real estate investing right smack in the middle of the U.S.market downturn. Now think about Jim Piccolo, the founder of a real estate education company and serial entrepreneur. Piccolo is a connector of people with opportunities. In a recent presentation, he shared his story of how he connected real estate investors with investing education, but never actually sat down to learn the strategies himself. That missing piece – and a big one at that – left him pining for knowledge as the market declined, taking its toll on his investments and ultimately his health. Recently Clothier began mentoring Piccolo on his methods and tools, showing how they can work in any market. Over the past few months, they teamed up to start helping other real estate investors and entrepreneurs learn these proven methods and tools too – calling it their “rebuild America” project.