In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Sensei Gilliland—Founder and President of BlackBeltInvestors.com.
Sensei, a successful real estate investor, began investing in 1995 and since that time he has created cash through wholesale real estate, obtained wealth through rental properties and continues to teach his methods through seminars, personal training and club meetings helping people to achieve their dreams.
As a young karate student, he became heavily involved in martial arts competition during his high school and college years. Sensei received the honor of being ranked as one of the top three martial artists in the United States for five years straight. His first year out of high school, Sensei opened the doors to his own martial arts school and to this day owns and operates several schools from which he continues to teach actively.
Starting out in real estate before the internet and digital photography, Sensei took a big risk buying homes that were across the country from him. Living in California and buying homes in Florida, Sensei put faith in front of fear and it paid off. Starting in the buy, fix, and flip niche, Sensei flipped his first property in nine months.
Join us as Sensei shares how he made the transition from martial arts to real estate investing and why he chooses real estate across the country. Plus, we go over:
- The worst real estate training advice he has seen
- Why you need to cultivate the land before doing the surface work
We also dig deep into the biggest parallel between martial arts and real estate investing, discipline and how to be more disciplined in our real estate investing businesses and in our lives.
And, Sensei has a mic drop answer when Mark asks him to define success…
Success to me, this past week I took my family last Friday and we went down into Mexico and we built two homes for families that have never had a house. They have been living underneath blue tarps. If it wasn’t for real estate I would not have had the opportunity to donate my money and my time and give my family the experience to build two homes for families in need. That’s my definition of success.
Are you ready to earn your black belt in real estate investing?
Listen in now…
TIP OF THE WEEK
Mark: Learn more about Sensei Gilliland by going to his website at BlackBeltInvestors.com.
Scott: The Google Chrome app that Scott recommends, Disable HTML5 Autoplay, is no longer being maintained.
Sensei: Run comps off of MLS and get title comps as well—it’s a mixture of MLS sales and private sales. It might get you a high number.
Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?