BiggerPockets Podcast 296: From Farm Boy Beginnings to $15M in Real Estate Holdings with Rock Thomas

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What does it take to truly find financial independence? Money? Deals? Mentors? Or could it be something else entirely… something intangible? In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Rock Thomas, a real estate investor and agent who shows others the simple mindset shifts needed to achieve financial freedom. In other words, it’s time to work on YOUR “money blueprint.” Through Rock’s story, you’ll learn the most important skills any individual needs to achieve in any field, the best way to find and attract mentors who can teach you the path, how to change your “operating system” to one that is far more successful, and so much more. With powerful stories, humor, and insight, Rock’s story is one you won’t want to miss!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Rock’s backstory as a worker on a farm
  • What mentors look for into someone
  • How he used pain to propel himself forward
  • Saying yes to opportunities, no matter how difficult
  • The importance of having what it takes
  • Why you should seek out people with energy
  • Being the guy who solves any problem
  • The 4 money personality types
  • The type of properties he invests in
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “Mentors, you want to admire them and you want to be them.” (Tweet This!)
  • “When you step in the room and you feel you’re not the smartest guy, you’re in the right room.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” (Tweet This!)
  • “You can get anything you want in life as long as you are committed and creative.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Find what pisses people off and solve it for them.” (Tweet This!)

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Thanks for checking out the BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing & Wealth Building Podcast. Hosts Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner strive to bring top-notch educational content and interviews to our listeners — without the non-stop pitch prevalent around the industry.

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