From 3 Heart Attacks, Losing A Million Dollars to Accumulating 380 Doors with Award-Winning Mentor Tim Tsai

I hope everyone is well!

Most investors I’ve spoken to had wonderful summers, but I’m noticing some mental health issues or stress related to the election and covid vaccines.

I’m well-read on both subjects but will not engage anyone besides close personal friends and family in information sharing. 

I will hear other peoples’ opinions, including what my anti-vaxxer friends share on social media.  I read the articles they share and fact check, often they fail fact-checking, but I keep that to myself as I’m not arguing with anyone. 

For anyone who’s read How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie, you know that there are no winners to an argument.

“Back to in-person school” is in full swing at our home.

Since we’ve moved houses and switched our kids’ schools, I’ve taken the opportunity to walk the kids to school each morning.  

We take the path behind our house that wraps around a pond and take the bridge to cross the pond each morning. 

Every day we look forward to seeing what wildlife we can see from the bridge. 

We’ve seen ducks, Canadian Geese and almost every day since back to school, there’s been a blue heron, which is a massive bird fishing for breakfast or an afternoon snack. 

I think the blue heron followed me to the golf course later in the afternoon as I saw one there as well.

After school, my kids have kickboxing class four days a week, and good/bad news, our gym’s renovation of a 2nd workout room was just completed. 

They host adult classes simultaneously as the kids’ classes so parents can workout instead of being spectators.

My first thought was, “oh no, I feel tired all of a sudden,” then, as the news sunk in, I recalled how bored and fidgety I get when sitting around the kids’ practice, so I signed up for Monday’s class and had a blast. 

We hit the heavy bag with various punches, from taps to going hard with burpees sprinkled in.  In the 2nd half of the workout, we circuit trained, which left me a sweaty mess.

The class was taught by the gym owner, Coach Maz as we call him, who has a professional Kickboxing record of 38-6-2. After class, he asked to get a picture with my kids for their marketing. 

It was only then I realized I was the only parent who took the club up on the offer of a free trial.  The rest of my classmates were there just to train; they didn’t have kids in the kids’ class.

After class, my kids were asking me about what I learnt, specifically what combos I learnt. I told them it was the first class, so I did a jab, cross, hook, and uppercut combination.  

My kids informed me that was not a real combo as all their combos include kicks. SMH. 

This is an example of a business management strategy of leading from the front.

I’m taking a class in something entirely new to me; I’m demonstrating I’m not asking them to learn something I’m not willing to do myself. It’s not easy, but I do it anyway. 

From 3 Heart Attacks, Losing A Million Dollars to Accumulating 380 Doors with Award-Winning Mentor Tim Tsai

On to this week’s show!

Tim Tsai is a full-time real estate professional investor, and for Tim, that means only working 20 hours a week. 

After achieving financial freedom in his late 20’s after 25 months of hustle, he took on a contract to teach what he’s learnt for almost seven years.

Tim and I have a pretty open conversation on today’s show.  

He shares how he’s had several heart attacks before the age of 30, lost $1,000,000 on a real estate joint venture and how he’s bounced back to currently hold around 380 doors.

It’s a great show, and I hope you enjoy it!

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