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What's up world, I am Kevin Siskar and this is Ambition Today! I help launch new startup companies in New York City and blog about it online at www.Siskar.co. Ambition Today is a podcast show discussing with those ambitious entrepreneurs the key moments that help you achieve success, grow your startup, try to change the world, and go after your dreams, today. Don't miss the incredible stories and lessons being told by startup founders, angel investors, and venture capitalist. Be sure to subscribe here and you can find more about me and this podcast at the home of Ambition Today: www.Siskar.co.
Most Recent Episode
#25 Joe Fairless' Journey From Madison Avenue To An $85 Million Real Estate Portfolio
Dec 19 16
In keeping with last weeks' real estate theme, Episode 25 of Ambition Today finds us across the table from Joe Fairless, Real Estate Investor and Host of the Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show. Joe set his roots in advertising after a bit of soul-searching during his undergrad years at Texas Tech. Fighting complacency, he left Madison Ave. for the allure of real estate investing and entrepreneurship, and was met with incredible success, with due credit to his persistence and work ethic.
Owing his early sense of drive to his start in landscaping, Joe Fairless has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. After leaving his teenage lawn-mowing business, J&J Landscaping, Joe tried to cling to his high school football career by attending a junior college near his home town of Dallas. After transferring, he went on to graduate with a degree in advertising and quickly rose through the ranks of executive marketing, while investing in real estate as a side project and finding passion in that venture. Joe applied his trademark tenacity to his newfound love of investing and now controls approximately $85 million worth of rental property. Kevin digs into the factors behind Joe's success, and much more:
+The seemingly hidden on-ramp of landscaping as a teenage job to eventually invest in real estate.
+Exploring passions during college to find what interests you.
+Applying lessons from the corporate world to an entrepreneurial startup.
+Leaving a comfortable job to pursue your real dreams.
+How to break into the shark-infested waters of commercial real estate.
+The 75/25 rule of listening/asking when approaching mentors.
+Acknowledging your strengths.
+Acknowledging your weaknesses and surrounding yourself with people who help make up for them.
+The grit of making your ambition come to life.
Ambition Today Question of the Day™:
"As a thought leader, how does ambition play a role in your life?"
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Rated 5 out of
Great Podcast !
This show is always telling me something new about the start up industry and what it takes to be a successful and long standing entrepreneur! I definitely recommend a listen for anyone interested in founding their own company and hearing some great advice.
Date published: 2015-09-15