Well, we are less than 24 hours from the launch of my new radio show ‘Pieces of the Puzzle: Journeys in Real Estate Investing’, premiering on News Radio 600 WREC, Memphis. This represents and exciting time for many people involved, and also represents a culmination of many dreams and lots of hard work to get to this point. I want to tell you about that today.
First off, let me begin by saying the staff at WREC 600 have been EXCELLENT in welcoming me into the fold. The sales manager and production crew have been outstanding, and have been not only very accommodating as we have been getting ready to get online, but also in making me feel like an actual member of the WREC 600 radio personalities. ‘You are part of the family now”, Tiffany Lemmons(sales manager) sent me in a text message the other day. It is that kind of warm reception that has made me realize that News Radio 600 WREC was the correct station for launching the new show, and the show itself is an outgrowth of many learning experiences that I have had in the world of investment real estate over the last 5 years. Additionally the addition of Andrew Clarksenior as my co host is a substantial addition to the quality of the show, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to be assigned to help me as I settle into the new routine. Andrew’s talk show on Saturday and Sunday touches on sensitive issues, and he approaches these issues in a way that is not only professional but also very direct and to the point. So, I am really excited to see what is in store for all of us, myself included.
Most readers know that I don’t have a background in radio, but I do have a background in motivational speaking, teaching(I was a public school teacher for 9 years), and professional coaching. So, a radio show is simply an outgrowth of my true mission – to provide real estate education and inspiration for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. I’m like a zealot in some ways, crying out in the wilderness for people to do their homework and learn how to successfully invest in real estate. The fact of the matter is, if real estate is the vehicle that allowed me to detach from my background of growing up in a low income, single parent home(and the legacy that generally goes with it), then clearly it is the vehicle of choice for many people. And it is the preaching of that message that I am so passionate about.
It’s important to know, however, that part of my passion for real estate education comes from having learned real estate investing the hard way, which involved buying properties in bad areas(because I didn’t know any better) and getting robbed, and then having the experience thrown in my face by my mother(“stop taking your little weekend real estate classes”). The fact that I was able to recover from those experiences, and in doing so actually prosper, tells me that real estate investing is a vehicle that carries a learning curve, but a forgiving one at that – the more you put into it, the more you get out of it, and that is the message the new show will focus on.
Providing quality real estate investing education and theories at no cost is what I want to do. Now, there is no substitute for hands on experience, but I will say that the combination of solid education and perspective combined with successful investing experiences allows an individual to experience financial success. Developing a mindset of success, and learning the techniques that allow a person to get involved in a real estate investment while maintaining minimal risk are the principles of successful real estate investing. In developing that success, you can help other people along the way. And that is what ‘Pieces of the Puzzle’ is all about.
Tomorrow from 11 – 11:30 AM Central time on News Radio 600 WREC is the first episode of Pieces of the Puzzle. Won’t you join me as we explore real estate investing together? Out of area listeners can listen here: wrecradio.com, and you can call with questions and commentary at (901) 535 – WREC.
Help me to make this show great – tune in tomorrow, and let’s start building wealth together!