How I was able to leave corporate America and get my FREEDOM

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Hey all, I was a collegiate athlete with a degree in criminal justice. I went to Australia for a little while to play pro basketball but did not make a lot of money as everyone thinks. I returned home with zero work experience, no trade experience About 3,000$ to my name but a determined mindset. I’m 6’8” and I started delivering furniture and stock shelves at target to get an income. Then I began looking into real estate and it changed my quality of life and helped me get out of depression and from a deep identity crisis. I looked up real estate agent and other real estate avenues. I ran into Tom Kroll real estate podcast. In 6 months I had my first wholesale deal that was two blocks away from my mothers house where I was living at the time in North Carolina. That deal was for 8,000 dollar assignment. I didn’t blow that money. I re-invested it. Created my LLC, built a team with two other individuals and we began to work, driving for dollars, working delinquent tax list and other avenues. We have been able to do over 500 real estate Transactions in two years and have been able to help others and be financially free. It is possible! Thank you for taking the time to read, just wanted to encourage the next individual

@Jalen Carethers  What a inspiring journey!

@Jalen Carethers . Your story is definitely an Inspiration to many. I think mostly of all those 90+% of athletes who don't make it to the NBA or other professional leagues and struggle to recalibrate their careers/lives to find financial success doing other things. We had Terrell Fletcher (former San Diego Chargers) speak at the 'Best Ever Conference" in Denver last month. He is deep in real estate as well. 

Congrats of making a successful transition !!!

@Henri Meli Thank you for those kind words Henri, Im in Greensboro and you are in Morrisville. We should try and connect soon. I sent you my number 

Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

Jalen, that is so impressive and very inspirational! Thanks for sharing. If you are ever in Charlotte, please look up our Affiliate REIA there called the Outback! Growing REIA with THE Best in Leadership with Corey Goldstein! I'm in San Diego and Wholesaling as well. Keep up the great work and sharing with others!!

It checks out. Glad to hear you're in the next phase of your career. Keep up the good work. 

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@Jalen Carethers congrats! Glad to hear you made it happen. Looking to end this rat race and go full force in RE Investing myself. Very motivational as you are in my state and made it happen!

That is amazing!  I am very new to this journey and I hope to create a post similar to yours one day soon!  Taking action with a full time job seems to be my "crutch"(more like excuse).  I know it's possible, just have to work on time management and organization!  

I'm from Charlotte but I now live in Tennessee.  Would love to connect with you when I get a chance to travel back home.  Thanks for sharing your story!

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