share the wealth with nick mertens

!As a podcast host, one of the most rewarding aspects of my “job” is the opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences. When I hosted Nick Mertens, he surprised me by starting his interview by graciously thanking me for providing some of the resources that helped him kickstart his real estate journey. With his background in the tech industry, Nick was searching for a career where he could find solutions to tangible problems, and real estate just made sense to him. He was able to carve out his sweet spot in the European real estate market by using his growing knowledge to make the most of the BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat) strategy. 

Stories like his are so important because they demonstrate the awesome things we can accomplish by using our resources and conquering our fear of the unknown. One of our greatest resources is our colleagues and their experiences. We can learn from the successes and failures of others and, in turn, share our own pitfalls and triumphs. Nick used some of the tools and guidance I provided to pave his own path in real estate, and now I have the privilege of gaining new knowledge from him. This is a beautiful example of the cyclical nature of knowledge-sharing and the power of paying it forward.

For me, the ultimate goal is not just financial success but also the opportunity to make a positive impact and uplift others along the way. This is why I believe in the importance of partnership and collaboration. When we invest in the talents of others and value their skills, we create an environment for positive collaboration and mutual growth. People take great pride in being valued, and this can serve as a powerful source of motivation. By aligning our goals with the goals of others and treating everyone with appreciation, we set the stage for productive and fulfilling partnerships.

In the real estate world, this mindset is further supported by a tight-knit community of entrepreneurs who are dedicated to personal growth and sharing resources. In the corporate world, it almost seems like competition is encouraged. Wouldn’t things be so much easier if we worked together instead of against each other? Talking with Nick reaffirmed my commitment to continuing the work I do and being a source of knowledge for others. By sharing the wealth of knowledge and resources we have, we not only benefit ourselves but also contribute to the success and growth of those around us. 

To Sharing the Wealth 

Paul David Thompson