It’s not often we meet someone that stuns and shocks us (in a positive way), but Barbie Perry is one of those amazing people. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show Barbie shares her story of leaving high school to work for Microsoft, hiring her Mom, buying farms with her husband, raising kids, competing in BJJ and now Barbie is giving back to the community. If you visit www.elevatabjj.com/rockstar you can check out what she’s up to and get 15% off merchandise to help donate BJJ gear to kids in need. How amazing is that!
Hi everyone it’s Tom Karadza. And listen I challenge you if you do not believe you can live life on your terms. Listen to this episode with Barbie Perry. Listen to how she has lived her life. And I’m just blown away. I’ve never quite met anyone who has so many u turns and curveballs going on in her life and they’re all really designed by her because she’s chosen to live her life this way. It’s an amazing story. She is truly someone who is living life on her terms with her husband and her kids. She’s a Canadian lives right here in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. You’ll hear all about it. And I just really feel honored and grateful that she would come in and share her story with us so Barbie Perry star I’m not gonna tell you any more than that. I’ll let you listen to her story as we walk through the different adventures that she’s had in life and I can’t wait to see and learn about the next 10 and 20 years in her life.
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- We are live. Barbie is in this. I feel like I have to say studio even though this is my office with some mikes set around the desk. But Barbie’s in the studio Barbie. Remember your last name Perry. I don’t I know that Barbie Perry. Nick is here. Radha is here. You haven’t heard Radha has a name before because she just started with us. Her mike is currently on mute. But we’ll see if we change that throughout the podcast. And I just want to check Nick can you hear me OK. No I can’t. Can you please repeat yourself. Barbie Nick loves it when he came here. Yes. I think so. A couple of times he’s been like so I’m sitting right in front of him where you are. He’s like Are you there. No I’m not. I mean are you there like can you you know are you there on the system. Can you hear me see Barbie’s nodding she agrees. So Barbie just let’s start at the beginning. You’ve been you’ve been investing since you were you’ve been a longtime Rockstar inner circle member we’re very very grateful for that. Thank you. But you started investing when you were 18. Yes. So how did that how does that come to be. What’s wrong with you. Yeah like I was just saying usually you start when you’re 18 you’re crazy like us you fit right in here. How do you. So how did that come to be.
So my husband’s grand grandfather passed away. So we ended up buying his family farm from the estate okay a farm.
Oh my gosh. So your first property was a farm.
Yeah. With livestock. While now with livestock it was a cash crop farm. This was like I was working full time for Microsoft My husband was in university and we lived in what we called the panel palace in the ghetto of wealth. In all those basement apartment or told me I was a ghetto.
No way. Yeah I’m saying though because although I remember you told me that. Oh God. That too. Yeah. Because you guys saw each other at one of the events or something like that. Like first. Yeah. So yeah although so if you’re listening this Aldo is also a real estate investor. He had rental properties he was your landlord. Yes he’s a rockstar inner circle member a great guy. He’s a great memory comes out to all the events he’s so great. He’s not a great guy. Let’s see what kind of vanilla he was getting. Are you sure he didn’t give you a hard time. Yeah know let’s throw although right. Yeah. We love you if you’re listening because we love you. So you were. That’s funny. So panel palace because it was all like panels on it was the 60s paneling on the nice carpet. Don’t tell me it was an orange shag carpet.
A little less shaggy but it was you know the orange the marble. Oh yes for sure. Yeah whatever I have.
How did anyone think that was good carpet orange. Oh well just think what they’re gonna look back on in 20 years now and look at this stuff that’s in the house for sure.
Was that one of our first rental properties together was a student rental property. There was a shake like a red shag carpet like it might’ve been orange but over the years it changed colors into some dark red.
Yeah. But shag rugs are still it. I mean they came back in a few years ago right now. Different styles.
Well we were putting laminate in it but we had to pull all the carpet out before the laminate guy came in. Do you remember us rolling it up I remember pulling it out onto the front lawn and the amount of dust and stuff that came out as we pulled it out Do you remember that it was gross. It was like 30 years. No
it was though. I wish there was a visual we just said guys I wish we could so it was the image for this five guys should be Tom’s face still it’s still wet.
That’s the same property we yanked the toilet out of. And this toilet I think was it like 50 years old. And when we pulled the toilet off the mount the smell that hit my nose and there was water sloshing around in it. You remember. And I was holding the toilet and it was sloshing around the left of the toilet and I just went into the backyard through the kitchen door and I threw it and it smashed into a million pieces. It was just disgusting. These are the joys of real estate.
Yes absolutely. That property that like hundred year old farmhouse a couple of years ago we did almost like a full ride on it. So I feel your pain. Did you sleep on the floor open the walls Oh God what are we going to find.
So you guys did the reno. Yes. Oh wow.
So both self-taught on renovations and like we just I love working with my hands like nothing makes me happier than like laying that floor doing that backsplash by myself.
So when you guys got that property you immediately rented it out. What did you do with it.
It was actually already being rented.
Okay. Got it. So that property became your first rental property. You bought it from the estate. And was it a cash flowing property right from the get go to to pay for itself.
No. Farmland rarely pays for itself. You wouldn’t. So it’s more of an appreciation with farmland. Did you have a high initial costs.
Did you have someone farming it like Julie Sell the land to a farmer.
Yes we have. We rented the land to a neighboring farmer who actually rents out part of our home farm land too. And then we rent out the house separately. Okay. So my first tenant was there for 14 years. So you still have this place. Yeah. Okay cool. So now 14 years quite well with a tenant. That’s pretty cool. Yeah. For country properties it’s a lot longer I guess.
Well yeah. You’re more committed to something you know people that are you know live in the city you can drop three blocks because you want the latest condos versus the current one. And if you’re moving out to the country it’s more of a commitment like you like the lifestyle you want the land. Once you get used to your land you kind of like it. Right.
Exactly and it’s more in demand too. So country properties don’t come up that frequently for sale or for rent. So if you can get in as they they stay and you can’t raise your calories when you get to reason 1 point 2 6 9 8 8 this year. I know.
But it just so it was that you said at 18 though and you said your husband were you married at this age. No. OK. So this was your boyfriend at the time. Yes. Boyfriend. OK. And then you so you had this property that wasn’t paying for itself. How did you guys. You were feeding the negative cash flow every month.
So I dropped out of high school to go work for Microsoft. So I had a little bit of income coming in.
- So sorry. How did you get hired at Microsoft dropping out of school.
Someone saw something in me. Well I worked there like part time while I was in high school but they had to wait till my 18th birthday.
I tell you on the Microsoft Mississauga campus it was in Branford.
It was one of their like one of their call centers in Bradford. OK. Got it. So we did the Microsoft networks like the AOL competition.
Oh God. Yeah I remember that.
So my 18th birthday I got a call in my guidance counselor office offering me like 50 grand I was 8 teen to go do this job as one of their managers.
So I got a team of 56 people and if I was my drop down that day if I was like 50 grand rounds 18 I’d be what I’d be. There would be a lot of partying going on. I don’t know if I would start smoking related by dropping out of high school. Yes.
And then what did your parents say about this.
Well I hired my mom so she was OK with him. No.
You hired your mom. It’s one way to get around smokes. I mean I had to work under a different manager.
Yeah. Got it. Yeah. You don’t want your family being directly reporting to the boss. Mom make me my lunch.
They are going to fire you. You gonna tell me.
My logic was that Versailles is such a crazy story so you drop out of high school you get hired by Microsoft. And is this the same year that you get this farm property.
A couple months later. Couple of my husband’s always been like a super hard worker. He’s worked on dairy farms since he was nine years old and had good jobs during like Summers at university. So he had some cash saved up till.
Yeah you know I think farmers get a bad rap this is slightly off topic but yeah just hearing like yeah he’s a hard worker working on a dairy farm since he’s 9 like working on a dairy farm. That’s a lot of work. We’re farming of any kinds a lot of work. And I think in our society today so so often I think it’s about to change and we’re starting to see it because people are valuing the quality of their food more. And people that can can create and raise good food value more. But I just think farmers in general often looked down upon it like oh you’re a farmer. Yeah you know I think they’re going to be the next Heroes though. I think so too. I think the shift is starting. Yeah it’s starting. Yeah. But for so long they’ve been looked down upon. I think it’s a I think it’s like I think it’s a mistake. Yeah. The way society has kind of like the stereotype of the stereotype of a farmer has gone in and my family’s probably just different in that way.
But you know we have we get our food from true local which is basically a middleman between farmers and Ontario and getting your food and we tried these chicken thighs. You were trying the chicken thighs from two local. I get them from. I got ya. Okay so these chicken thighs are like the best chicken thighs that I’ve ever had. And we’re talking around and I’m. I know a little bit about these chicken farmers because I read through locals e-mails that are like the chicken farmers are you know these this couple and it’s this lady and they raise the chickens and I’m telling my son like this is the farmer and this is her chickens and we’re eating her chickens. Maybe he didn’t care at all. No no no. He was talking about and I’m like you know we should go visit this farm someday.
So yeah it’s a little ridiculous but I do think that it is somewhere I went to visit my farm where I gave my cows. I have a farm. I know the far right of flip first name basis I’ve done up.
Watch the Kelsey watch them pee and also meet their own poo. Oh my God. This is good enough and I do this I think like ten years ago when Barrette did went Baretta farms you can we went up there and they had like a wagon ride where you could go through the pasture where the cows were eating the grass and we went through the wagon ride and we like wave to all the cows. And so yeah I guess we’re gonna be eating you later as we which is ridiculous. So anyway back to Barb. Yeah. Back to the dairy farmer. Yeah yeah I got a bad rap. So 18 you guys have this property you’re working at Microsoft.
You then do you buy other do you continue on a real estate investing journey at that age or no.
You go on pause for a little bit on pause for a little bit OK. And then we got married couple. Mike I don’t know about three four years later. OK. And then I was like oh eight months pregnant. Still living in the panel palace thought maybe we should pick up the pace here. Got it. So three weeks before I deliver. We got our first like single family home primary residence which was super exciting young girls. Awesome. Cool. So while all our friends were buying like 300 400 thousand dollars getting the two SUV is just graduated or just got their masters. We’re like 200 can’t take any of that.
Yeah you got. And so what age is this probably around twenty one twenty one. That’s you’re young doing all this stuff. And then how many kids do you have now to two kids. Hold her they know. Yeah.
So Austin is 12. Emily’s 10.
Yeah. Got it. OK. So first. First boy the boy with Austin was first. Yes. You get this home and then did you go do you go back and finish high school.
- She had like three years after so. Just before. Awesome maybe nine months before Austin I realized that well I taught my boss how to do his job when he got promoted.
We’ve all we’ve all shared stories like that.
Yes. And then he was like not so cool anymore.
And like my new boss. So I thought if anything ever happens I’m kind of screwed here. So I took continuing education classes at night for marketing side. Well I like this or not. So yes I love it. So I decide to resign from Microsoft got walked out and started school at Mohawk College for marketing the next day. So I like fast tracked in advertising you know.
What the heck. So you just decide that this is going to be a dead end basically. Well I just want to have other option. Yeah I got it. Smart. I mean we love the decision.
But what. So how old were you when you left Microsoft like 21 for might. Yeah. Right before you had Austin. OK. And then you go do continuing education at Mohawk on a full time basis.
Well he did the continuing education before I quit. Because then why is this a program that I like do I like this topic. I liked it in high school but that didn’t really last. So I said Yes I love the marketing and then decide to go like full into the education on the marketing and well because I already did a lot of it for Microsoft. I just fast tracked the program with 90s and got her done super quick to couple up like years worth of courses for advertising too. It was nice. Look I didn’t really care about the social aspect I played varsity badminton while I was there but I was mainly social aspect and like bam got my work done. Went home to my husband. Yeah got it going. So I was able to do it like super fast.
You’re definitely a unique character. I mean that in a really good way. Yeah. We don’t really meet too many people. Thank you. So. So you do this. And that’s where the mark the interest from marketing we’re going to talk more about what you’re doing with marketing and stuff but that’s where it all kind of stems from that age. Yes. OK.
Why did you decide marketing would be something you would explore. Like what me. You even think about marketing. The reason I ask is because I didn’t understand the value of marketing until late 20s even after I understood sales where I’m like home if you’re good at sales there really is a big opportunity in the world for you but then sales needs marketing to kind of drive customer interest to them and that’s kind of where I got my interest in marketing. Where did that interest come from. Was it random.
I’m not sure where the marketing specific part came in but I remember we’re doing something on like urban planning and great sex and it was like Oh where would you locate your McDonald’s would you located out here in the middle of nowhere would you locate it by a highway intersection and just like the correlation between the decision making kind of intrigued me and then that kind of went into marketing art that morning the fact that you were thinking that way in Grade 6 when I was thinking about recess foot hockey and the like if we’re going to get the field or some other kids are gonna get the field.
Yeah you were definitely ahead of your time. And I’m just curious when you left Microsoft did anybody tell you that that was gonna be a bad decision in your life no. No. So they were glad to see you go Barbie.
Well she left high school. Said it was you know I think there’s neither. What do you want if you leave. It’s like well I guess you have the whole rest of your life to do it right.
I mean I think they were sad that I laughed because we always had like the top performing team and my team would always get prizes for like the monthly award winner because we just always won. So they were kind of sad to see me come home.
OK so then you get this your first home. Do you have. I don’t even know. Do you have other rental properties. Yes we do. OK. Can you. So how did those come to be king. Tell us a little bit about that.
So we actually when Chris’s father passed away we purchased the original family farm from his mother. So we moved back to the family farm in Dumbo. So we have 50 acres there to where you reside right now. So we kept the single family home that we first moved into in golf. Yeah got it. And then a couple years later we used Mike to buy another single family home in Brantford.
Got it. Single family home. Right. In Branford where’s Trumbo. You said Trumbo where is that.
Just paint the picture for people who won’t know where that is like between Cambridge and Woodstock on for one.
Yeah. OK got it. OK. Wow. So a very early age you collect you’re not just collecting rental properties you have these like farms that you’re collecting.
Yeah. Right now we own two farms ones our primary residence that we have. Yeah. Gotta keep in cash crop on we rent some of that land out and the other one is just pure rental. Do you have chickens. We have chickens in the past. You eat them didn’t your chickens are a pain in the ass.
Oh yeah. That’s just what do we do with the eggs. Eggs every morning I don’t go to crèche I get so happy when I get the fresh eggs I like to go down and take the eggs from the chicken and cook them that morning. I’m just like this. This is great.
Really. Larry it’s just last night I had a conversation with Todd Herman about this oppo thank you.
You guys think it’s great but when you have to do it yourself when you go down you stick your hand in there and the chickens are rude to you and they’re free eggs are covered in chicken shit. This is not a great job.
Yeah. Our chickens used to live where they would. Ah the horse in the farm would live to. And it was kind of petrifying if the chickens were all running around you and it was a little dark and the horse was moving around you’re trying to get to the eggs you like what the hell’s going on here man. I’m gonna get trampled by either a chicken’s gonna pick me in the head or this horse about to kick me.
So that was Austin’s business for a long time back when he was like eight nine. It was the chickens and then he would sell the eggs but he was only selling them for like two or three dollars a dozen. So when he worked it out he was like losing a lot of money.
If he’d got you know Jim Jim Shields did that too. He with his kids he had one of his early. So he homeschooled his kids and one of his first kids early business was they. They ended up building a chicken coop they got a couple of chickens and he was trying to teach him like what price he had to sell to get it. And he was surprised by it. It was interesting. So how this for kids is it. It’s a decent little bit it can be a decent little business to learn a lot of the different things like what’s involved in kind of the inventory and the production and they’re taking care of the animals and then totally and then I feel like in the city in the states you can have a chicken coop like I don’t know if in Toronto can you but you can lead the change in a few years ago. You’re allowed to. You’re allowed to. Yeah. You do change a few years ago. You weren’t allowed to but I remember reading about it. I didn’t honey people actually do because in some of the banks in the banks a lot of the bankers are tiny in Oakville can we have a chicken coop. I don’t know we’re hopeful. I know I’m like Look I’m like 90 percent sure the change in Toronto I could be wrong. It’s amazing. I love it. I neighbourhood some chickens.
So we got rid of our chickens. Yeah. You said they smart because their neighbors always come and take all our eggs. We’re like that’s cool. Sharing. So now that we don’t have chickens they got chickens.
We can’t take them. Okay. So it’s payback to me just like oh making some cake wandered down the road when you have a farm.
How do you rent out the land. Is it like just farmers will know they’ll see different available land and approach you.
I know it’s a very tight knit community so a lot of times even when you sell farmland it’s not listed it’s all okay. So everyone everyone’s talking and they know that everyone in the community okay.
All right. And so you’re you’re renting out land now on both far both ramps. OK. And then what made you guys buy a rental property in Brantford. What’s the thinking is this a cash flow kind of thing just a long term asset you want to add to your lives what was the decision making around that property.
Well originally we did it as a rental. Own OK. We thought I’d be a great idea.
But we did it it kind of a poor time where the market skyrocketed the purchase price did not. So luckily it worked out well for both both parties. They did not purchase the home because they inherited land on the reserve. Oh wow. Yes. So they left the home they left what did you do your aunt’s a regular rental. Oh yes I am no longer giving up assets. Yeah. I’m not sure why.
You know it’s a loophole to make straight onto you. There you go. It’s good often when people are getting into investing because first of all the fears they have it can remove a lot of the fears. But the downside is exact what you said. If you have to you know once you get the large majority of investors once they’ve invested like a single rental property at least the ones that we know or that we’ve worked with will invest in multiple properties in the end up not getting you know all the things they were worried about they’re like Oh I’m not so worried about this anymore what else you got for me. And then if you know if a rental owned if they have a rental property the buyer is out there like Oh man I just lost that property I don’t want to I want to hold onto these things right. So yeah it’s funny how that that changes.
Yes that’s the stage we’re in now. I just want to like horde like I didn’t do a good job with the land.
I want more land. I like the farm thing just as a side note so I did look it up. Toronto had a pilot project that ran from 2018. So we have last year to 2021 where you can only have hens no roosters in your backyard. Does that have a limit on the number. I think it’s I couldn’t see it but I think it could go. But could you imagine if someone has a bunch of roosters next to you in the cities are crazy man roosters are scary yeah there too. Terms and Conditions yes probably and I’m sure there’s a limit. Otherwise there’s some period of course of have like tiny backyard with 45 chickens running around right. Selling their eggs and it wouldn’t be for two dollars it doesn’t in Toronto they’d be making a big profit on that.
We have a friend that does a CSA down the road from us and it’s like all organic CSA and they have bees in the honey in the maple sir. When I say sorry like I’ve never seen before it’s like a community garden so you buy shares. Okay got it. I need you deliveries in Toronto so once a week will come up in like have it are a pickup point where you can pick up all your food and stuff in Toronto.
There is big demand for that the guy where I am where I get my beef. When I went up there last time last year I guess he someone had just left and I saw this kind of corporate looking like a really nice refrigerated van with the big kind of thing on top. You can see it is all refrigerated and he’s a guy it’s a it’s a guy from Toronto I think it’s a restaurant something he basically wants all his beef. He’s like I can’t like then I’m just dependent on you. But he said I just want it all like don’t sell to anyone. I want you to be my personal farmers. No it’s just that he’s like the demands kind of there for that stuff is growing.
I know this sounds ridiculous I just think in the next 10 and 20 years the division between like the upper class middle class and maybe kind of like a poor income level is going to be the quality of that’s not it’ll be good to him people won’t be asking about what kind of car you drive anymore because you know I think when we were young it was like wow your family has like a Mercedes like a new Mercedes you guys are rich you know. But now I really think it’s gonna be quality food you know it’ll be Hey are you what access to food are you getting. And that’s kind of a shame to say but I really think that’s the way it’s gonna be. So your farmland hold on to the farmland. Yeah. So any other so then now are you did you go back into like a corporate role at all.
No I became a strength and conditioning coach. So for how long have you been doing that. Well I’m not doing it anymore. I did it.
That’s right. This is like the zig zag of career. OK. So yeah. You did that for how long. Oh about ten years ten years. Yeah we’re doing that in wealth Brentford.
I did it in good health. Yes. OK. So we started at the he was exclusively women’s and then they went under. So I worked at the Athletic Club which is now Mo Vardy. OK so strength and conditioning coach there for about 10 years.
Wow. OK. So the timeline as you finish Mohawk College you get this marketing thing that you were doing. Yeah. Hawk then you transition into strength and conditioning coach.
Yeah. You’re having kids at this time. Yeah. You’re married at this time. Yes. You’re have a farm to farms and a rental property in Brantford. I have it now I do. Now you have the rental property in Bradford strength and conditioning for 10 years why did you get out.
Stop that. We moved back to the family farm so it’s a 45 minute drive the bluff and I didn’t need to anymore my rental income like surpassed my training income so I didn’t really need to.
That’s always a good problem when your thinking comes in the past. This is your job. Yeah okay.
That’s a good barber. How old are you now. Thirty seven. Yeah you I feel like at 37. You have a couple lifetimes of insurance to go through. So you have. When did you stop being a strength and conditioning coach how many years ago was that no.
6 6 years ago. So now what are how are you occupying your time. What do you what do you owe. When does the Brazilian jujitsu come in I forget about this whole part of your life.
I started my tie about six years ago.
- Why Muay Thai.
I just wanted to do wanted to smash people face with your knees. That’s a benefit.
I wanna do some kind of martial art. I had a couple people recommend to go to mass Thai boxing. I actually competed competing gyms while they all recommended I go there. They did my time like all right. Let’s sign up. But why martial arts I think was just like a different outlet for me. I can already like Push and Pull and throw heavy things around. I did more like the Olympic lifting kind of cross fit style of training and I just wanted to carry that into like moving my body more. I did competitions like fitness competitions but really like that style of training that was really boring and I felt that I wanted my body to be more functional than pretty.
Yeah I got it because when you’re when you’re trying to make it pretty you’re just doing kind of individual exercises to exercise one aspect of your body right. I find that excruciating totally boring so boring. Yeah. Okay. So then you come in. You come into martial arts you go into more Tigers want to smash people in the head. Yeah. Have you been smashed. Did you start smashing people in the head.
I haven’t had any like legit more Thai fights. I put my kids in more Thai and jujitsu and then a couple of years in. Emily told me that I needed to level up and start training jujitsu.
Emily this is your daughter. Yes. She was 6. She called me out. OK. So you transition from. I do still do some more Thai stuff. Yeah I do both now. OK.
And then jujitsu at the same gym where the same jam I literally like to feed over there is the jujitsu mat and that side is the more tai chi and so how long has been jujitsu jujitsu has been then what for you.
Yes I’ve been doing just you for four years now and you said you’re a blue belt. Yeah.
How did you do you two belts go so goes for adults it’s white blue purple brown and then black that’s it. Yeah. Hello. Time to get there.
I know it’s hard because I feel like in karate I was able to get to my white belt second straight pretty quick and I feel after a weak seconds all you need is just hit harder.
It’s like basically walk around the floor doing some like karate kid moves.
I remember what I think right when before I was going to get my yellow belt like we did some initial sparring and I’m like Are you kidding me. Like I’m going to fight this kid in front of me like all I know how to do is like some upper block. You know like a karate punch the way they taught you was just like pull back and like it was like I know nothing humming and like starts sparring against some other kid. And I was a small kid so it’s not like I didn’t start growing until high school. So doing this in grade school or whatever I was crazy. I think after I got my yellow belt I thought I reached the pinnacle and I quit my karate experience. But did you stay longer than that.
I don’t know. There were some interesting drills at one point they had me punching the wall like there was a board on the wall and you just hit the punch because I would toughen up your knuckles and I’m like this just doesn’t seem why I’m like you seem normal to me either. Was that the police in Tokyo that we went. Yeah. Kind of basement. Yeah I was that I. Did you go to the place that our father took us on Dundas where he used to go a little bit I don’t think as much. I for some reason I remember I wanted to tell people I know where you’re talking about and I think I do remember going there once or twice but I remember going frequently to the other one.
Barbie our father got his brown belt. He couldn’t get his black belt at the time because it was a written component and our father’s English is not strong. So there was no way he was gonna pass any written component to. Know but I guess he felt like he had to prove that he was a black belt so when they would do sparring he would take it I think a step too far. If you know if our fathers were rather intense and I think he would try to like like just punch people pretty hard during the sparring. And the reason we think this is the case because he would come home sometimes we’re like Dad why is your window bashed in on your car. No way. Yeah yeah totally. So what was happening is he was like kind of beating people up and sparring and I guess he was going across the line and they would break his window and the guy he’s that guy sometimes they would keep his car.
Yeah you’d probably do that and laugh at them too. To be fair. Yeah yeah yeah. Cause he would be like you know they would say he would think that they thought they were better than him. So to prove a point. Yeah yeah. He would take things personally that weren’t necessarily personal but he has different culture right.
At times to reject your imaginary friend culture and then English not being his first language. Who knows what was. Oh yeah. Yeah. Anyway so how do you get into the jujitsu world but then you start do you start competing before you get your blue belt. I feel like you by travelling the world competing.
Yes I jumped into competition pretty early. I think I was only I started my first competition in like four months and that was a local competition here.
Yes. How did that go. I won. Did you.
I did. Usually you lose your first competitions.
You keep all the strength and conditioning background would to write especially early on especially early on because a lot of religious constituency so they don’t have the strength and conditioning component so it gives you a huge huge advantage early on. So being having that component and then putting some skill with it can really amplify things I think.
Yeah for sure.
For me my biggest attribute or my superpower would be my mindset like my my jaw just is like probably mediocre average but my mindset like I go in there and I know I’m going to crush you like yeah got it so you’re just like overly confident going Yeah yeah.
Your skill isn’t matching your confidence your confidence level no confidence this way. Well here I am I’m ready to dominate. How long you’ve been training up the solid four months at this year finish. Up a show you know you make it so I’m ready.
So you win you win the competition then you go back. You continue training how long is it take to get your BlueBell it depends how often you train.
I got usually takes like at our academy takes anywhere from like three years probably about average I got I got mine early because I won world. So takes I kind of had to get gold on the world stage.
Got a lot to unpack here.
First of all it takes three years to get to the next belt in jujitsu.
Just how do these places make money for you. You know what. You always have to pay for your next belt. That’s kind of the way they made money but. OK. So no it’s not a gift. You earned that. It’s OK.
So it takes three years to get your blue belt and then it gets average. Tell us about the worlds that you will like what’s this competition that you went to. Is this your first competition outside of Canada.
No. I went to L.A. to compete.
I think I message you guys while I’m there.
Yeah I remember the picture too two I feel like but. OK. You’re in L.A..
Yeah. I competed the L.A. pro I did a bunch of local tournaments too but really going to the L.A. pro gave me the confidence like hey I can compete on the world stage.
And so you were L.A. pro after how long were you training that you end up at the L.A. pro tournament he’d be in just over a year. Do you go by yourself to these tournaments or did you take someone from your gym with you.
I happen to be out there for conferences. I went to Brandon Bouchard conference.
- So you’re a marketing kind of conference authority marketing something like that. Probably yes.
- Like self-improvement kind of thing. OK. He’s got a big package. Yeah I was out there for four days at his conference in San Diego and my place closed I went to go train with Sean Williams for a week. OK. Who’s John. Sean Williams is a leg highly revered hands of Gracie black bone.
- Got it. How do you go train with him for a week you just like reach out and say I’m coming to L.A..
Well being a part of the team mental race you kind of have affiliates all over the world.
So are you part of Team Renzo Gracie. That is at the gym in Branford. That’s part of that.
No. So I train at a mass Academy in Cambridge OK. And for jujitsu we’re affiliated with Team hands Oh Gracie. OK. So it’s kind of like our team family and then there’s affiliations all over the world.
- And for someone who doesn’t know who why that’s a big deal.
Can you explain Renzo Gracie is one of the original Gracie family members. He is an outstanding UFC champion pioneer of jujitsu has grown the sport a long way and he’s kind of the one that we like model our programs. After his training my professor Professor Pat cool games like First Canadian Black Belt after like given to him by Renzo Gracie. So they’re super close.
So it opens up a lot of doors for us at the Gracie family started jujitsu. They started Brazilian Brazilian Brazilian who’s out of Japan I think. Yes Chateau Japanese jujitsu said if preserve prisoner resorting to this.
OK so it opens up a lot of doors that which is really interesting because like so much in in martial arts has been around for so long like you know way before me. But you know the Brazilian jujitsu was really just started like it wasn’t I don’t I don’t know the actual year but it really just started not that long ago and it was brought on the world stage when from the Ultimate Fighting Championship when hoist Gracie who was this tiny little midget skinny dude came in and started choking with all these big monster remember he was wearing his.
Yeah. Jump on a big monster Yeah and use his game guys. What’s this guy. This little guy’s in a zoo.
Right. And I mean it brought it on the world stage and just it exploded and that was only anymore when the first UFC was what that was what 20 something years ago. Yeah. Not long. So when it exploded since then so I don’t know when they first started doing pretty jujitsu but I’d imagine what 30 something years ago maybe. I mean it’s not that long ago a couple of generations ago three generations or was it even that sort of is that long. So then it was it was the exposure when hoist went to the UFC that really made it kind of yes for me.
Yeah. OK. So it was even longer than I thought I was really young for a martial art. Yeah yeah. Yeah that’s true.
Then it’s developed even beyond from what from that point from when I know the people in jujitsu from that point even 20 years ago to now it’s just developed because what happened with the masses started doing it and kind of like everyone started learning together with different things. I think it just kind of the development of it it just really kind of skyrocketed right.
Yes absolutely it’s been adapted. It’s grown and evolved.
So because you’re affiliated you can go down to this L.A. gym that’s part of the same affiliation train there. Do they kind of corner you with this competition at all. Or do you just walk into this competition by yourself.
Well I sign up usually don’t go by yourself you go with your coach and your team but your coach must be so.
So I just went by myself.
Yeah you’re you’re definitely brave. That’s awesome. Every time I hear you every time I see you at an event or something I hear a different story. It’s amazing that the party that you’re in L.A. for this conference unlike personal development and you’re like Yeah I guess I’ll just throw myself into this jujitsu Brazilian jujitsu tournament.
And how did that one go and what was it like gold. OK so you won that I won that was four. What did you have your white belt at this. Yes.
OK so what is it it’s broken up if like where you’re fighting other white belts. Yes. Yeah. OK. Other way for your same level. Yeah. OK. OK. So then are the weight classes introduced you to it introduced. Yes they’re all right. Yes weight class.
How big how big is the weight class. Like what. What’s the guy like.
It depends on the federation. OK. So for IBD you off I around like maybe 13 pounds. OK. For the UAE for women there’s not a lot of weight classes. So my particular weight class had a 90 foot knot forty nine pound different though.
Some moly. So this is you really want to make way for that. So. Yeah because if you miss by a couple pounds more. Yes yes yes. OK. And so is this this one is this where you went to the worlds then.
No worlds was after that that kind of gave me confidence like OK that’s cool I can do this.
- So you win the L.A. one you get gold. What did people put back in your gym say hey congrats by me we knew you could do it.
What’s wrong with you why’d you go to that by yourself.
Bit of both I asked permission before I went OK. From my coach I’m like Hey can I do this tournament. I know there’s like no one there to support me OK. Yeah. I’ve got faith in you. You can go do it. It’s cool. So I came back and then I decided that we just thinking the way you win gold.
Like no one’s there is your family or husband. Is anyone there with you. I met a really nice girl from Russia. I like her so you know we chat like do they do a ceremony where they give you like a gold medal or something. Yeah you just go on the podium. You know I know but like there’s literally no one there cheering for you.
No that’s they cheer for the other people team and gold medal and even happier records. I don’t hear anyone anyway.
I know I don’t get the sense that you care but I just find that awesome. I would love it if there’s just like one person in the crowd like me.
Anyway I just hear my coach. That’s it. My coaches there I hear his voice. I don’t hear anybody else.
Yeah got it. But your coach wasn’t even there. No. Yeah. OK. So then you go back home now. I’m lost because when do you go to the world and when do you go to New York to train with that crazy Brazilian jujitsu dude. What’s the timeline in that.
So I headed to the Abu Dhabi qualifier first. OK. Before I could go fight the worlds in Abu Dhabi. So I had to ask my professor to get his permission to go to the Abu Dhabi qualifier. Your professors your coach know my coaches actually. He’s a purple belt. Also he works primarily our gym and he’s my like my coach I work with and then we have our professor Pat Colgan. He is a black belt that oversees a bunch of different academies.
Got it. OK. You have to ask him.
I have to ask his permission and he has to send an email saying that OK she is affiliated with me she’s legit. OK. You can have her enter this tournament. So I did that I was so scary I was so scared to ask where was that.
Where were the qualifiers. Toronto and Montreal. OK. So you went to which city to do them both. OK. How did that goes well. I assume did you win.
I got a second. Oh I’m so disappointed I’m just I know. How do you live with yourself. I can place. OK.
And that qualifies you to the world’s. Yes.
OK so now tell me do you go to New York to talk to her don’t you Danaher or no I think I think I went to worlds before even treatments in her. OK. So tell us about world worlds. Yes it’s in Abu Dhabi every year so we take a team to go fight at the World Championships in Abu Dhabi have a super awesome Mom said he wasn’t there when I was though because as of the white belt you fall a week earlier. So one of my other teammates went down there to help coach me which was awesome. There was four people in my division but again it was the confidence thing I had to cut wait for that because Am I registered on the weight class below that 40. OK. Got a gap. So I did not wait for that. I was like the most weight I’ve ever cut before. I was trying to weigh in and I couldn’t talk because I had no saliva left in my mouth on it.
Crazy. And so then how many 5 4 people so is it like a kind of semifinal final kind of thing or round robin how does that go. I think it was a round robin. I had three matches two golds OK. And you win. I remember you won this because I know the picture you sent us a picture with your gold medal with that one of those big Abu Dhabi buildings kind of behind you. That pictures like yeah. It was awesome. Yeah. The Burj Khalifa.
- So then is your school at this point or your gym just used to you just winning shit now.
Well I don’t win all the time. I know that second place so it is an embarrassment. It is a blemish on your record OK. OK. So you do win the world you come back. You then. Is your family with you in Abu Dhabi at all. No you’re just reporting back to your kids because your daughter said you had to step up.
So now you’re stepping up on two worlds. Yeah for sure. OK. So then how do you.
Because I want to bring this guy’s name up in New York. I didn’t even know how to pronounce it. Is it John Dana Dana her John Dean her Dana ha. Because he’s like George. He was trained with or he coached George NPR at some point because remember watching all the UFC embedded series and all the the the the kind of little intros to the UFC events and he’s always in there being like a mastermind with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for GSP. Yes. So you go down and train with this guy a little bit.
Yeah. So we’ve gone down a couple times as a team. Professor Park has a lot of opportunities available to us. So I’m taking Emily down and we really go down for like four days and go train with John and Enzo an absolute blast.
Yeah. Got it. Okay. And then when do you get. So now you have your How long did it take you to get your blue belt. I got it when I won worlds. Okay got it. Round the senior. I had to earn it. Yeah got it. So. And there was your coach there to give it to you. No I had to wait for Prof Pat to fly in a couple days later with the rest of the team. Yeah that’s very cool. Good. Yeah I was so surprised.
Yeah. This is a. I don’t even know how you quit high school and work it. Up in Abu Dhabi winning the world but I just like to travel. Yeah sure. Yeah I know it sounds like you’d like to travel while you roll around beating people up but and taking the Brandi Bouchard personal developments.
But I want to get back to just real estate in a second. What are you explaining how are you talking to your kids now about real estate. Do you explain.
You know they’re very involved. Yeah even in the Reno they’re like steam and wallpaper off they’re working just like we are. Like I go through the numbers with them. Emily helps show properties with me we have a system now because kids. They’re like animals. They sense the fear they know the real personality and I can tell how a tendon is going to treat a property on how they treat my kid right. It’s interesting. That’s disrespectful to my kid. They like offshore. Like do they ignore her. How do they treat Emily right. And she started doing this when she was 8 so she’ll literally like we take turns answering the door and showing them around because we use your principle of like let’s get as many people there as we can. I just pocket so I I’d like 50 people the demand is huge. Takes like one hour of my time. It’s amazing.
She’s pretty in tune with stuff too because I’ve been Emily a few times and she seems like she’s just pretty in tune with what’s going on around her. She’s very socially aware. Yeah yeah. Which is. Which is a good skill to have like in so many. Whether it’s release investing or just anywhere. It’s it’s a really good skill to have and I don’t know if she’s been lucky enough to develop that because of all the experiences you’ve exposed her to or other things with that stuff that’s pretty cool.
I think the experiences help we we had a lot of flak for taking her on to school. Every year she’s at school a little bit more than a month to travel for jujitsu like to go down to New York and train so she can just walk into an academy. She’s never been to and walk up shake the black belts hand and say thanks for having us. Where’s the women’s change room.
That’s cool. At that age to be honest I could see how the school would be giving you guys flak but I could just see the life experiences that she’s getting.
Oh gosh absolutely. Like she’s sitting next to John Dean Harwell who’s teaching leg locks on the mat like you can’t get her.
It is a different type education and she’s you know what I mean. Like to learn that is using a different part of her brain to we to learn that and then execute it with her body and stuff like that so that provides just long term value in her life which I don’t think the typical average school system or school educator is going to kind of like respect that the same way they think that if she’s not reading whatever it is that she’s you know whatever that book is a sign that week or whatever that she’s missing out on something grand. But I think she’s gaining far more.
Absolutely. She’s learning dedication she’s learning resilience like she’s learning high performance.
Yeah. Land like life skills like some things in school are bullshit. When she comes to you at 18 and drops out of high school what are you gonna say.
Well she’s going to have a plan. Did we get through it like just different education books like I was telling you. She has read currency wars she’s done her book reports from the GSP.
I just want to pause later for a second because currency wars is a pretty advanced book written by an analyst whose name is James G. James G records he’s one of our favorite economists. He calls himself an analyst.
She’s read that really you know like this book is given to grown adults and they read that book and like that was pretty heavy you know. And your daughter is reading this book but not only did she read the book she did a report on the book and presented it to her class. I know script dancing and feeling let’s move it up just think what that class what the teacher thought she failed that for sure. I would lecture this field other teachers like I don’t understand it so I must just give her labels. When she did this was last year. So grade so far so great for so long they said I would like to discuss the global monetary policies of the world right now and their impact on Canada.
But I look at the books that they give her to read unlike think and make you smarter here read this.
Yeah I could just see you at your interview. You must be all kinds of fun when the teacher sees bar writing in the room. You know what my dog my daughter reads a lot right now like she’s she actually pumps through books and I haven’t yet. So she’s in grade 3 and I haven’t sort of putting those types of books in front of her. But now you’ve forgotten like me do the thinking that I was planning on waiting too long. What the hell here. I love forget she’s not fancy Nancy it’s it’s a little bit it’s beyond that for sure but some sort of novel you know kids novels and like yeah I can start brainwashing with other things sooner.
Exactly. I know for me and I don’t like forced her into my patterns but like I don’t read fantasy I don’t if it doesn’t make me smarter and if I can’t use this information like I’ll go do something else.
Yeah and if she decides she doesn’t want to then you don’t like me you have to read this. But yeah she’s up for it. And if she was liked it enough to do a report on it and yeah she’s into it absolutely.
So I encourage you to pick out whatever your area of interest is and like chapters This is the go to or. And I even have audible like Scream ownership I’m like Austin you gotta read this buddy. So he like they listen to the books as well.
Have you heard. Have you listened to David Goggins book can’t hurt me.
I was just hoping it has a good time. I know the audio.
The audio is incredible because it’s his friend who reads the chapters then after every chapter. David Goggins comments on the chapter and gives like extra commentary on what was happening. It’ll blow you away. That one an audible but I think he’s swearing right through the commentary like and his life story is rather intense especially upbringing like he’s he’s really beat and abused as a child. So just just just so you know.
You ever read before giving in. Yeah. Yeah that one. What’s it called reminders. I think it can’t hurt me. Okay perfect because I have to leave I’m going for a 45 minute drive actually right now sorry. It was really good. I gotta take off. Thank you very much. And I’m going to download it right now. I’m going to go buy it from the car and I’ll stop playing. Oh yeah. It’s awesome that you have to almost get through the first few chapters because it’s about his upbringing. Well then once he gets into the Navy SEALs and about his training because I’ve listened to other interviews and stuff like I’m actually interested in it already because I know some of the basis of it so I’m interested in it for sure so I’ll grab it. So thanks very much your time. Great.
So Barbie what I was gonna ask is are you trying to explain like I mean your kids are young money and investing to your kids at this age already. Absolutely.
So how do you like what are you explaining like rental properties. How do you break it down.
Is there is there a way that you’re trying to explain it the way I position it is. Do you want to rely on someone else for your income right now. Austin works in a dairy farm. He is scrubbing poop off walls and is pretty horrible. Like in the cold you can imagine working with water and like negative 13 in an open barn. So I’m glad that he has an absolutely horrible job so he can learn. Do you want to do this for the rest of your life because other people at the farm are in their 40s. Got it. So it’s a motivator. So he is kind of getting into the Amazon retail arbitrage a bit to giving him other options. So the education both the Amazon and the rentals Emily’s more into the rental thing. But he understands the concept got it. And just making your own money so you’re in charge of your future.
Have you tried to teach him. So for anyone listening to this when Barbie is mentioning Amazon arbitrage a lot of different people are going on Amazon right now. They are using different tools available to you to find out who’s searching for different products and then see how much supply is there and if demand exceeds supply you then come up with a product to satisfy that demand. And we know a ton of people doing that kind of stuff so that’s cool. So he’s kind of researching this and trying to play around with this a little bit.
Yes if he’s looking at the tools right now to figure out OK so that’s selling but I like you say. But there aren’t a lot of them and is going to see what he can find out Wal-Mart that’s like on sale that’s the on demand on Amazon and how much of a margin he can make how quickly he can fella.
Yeah I got I was just reading I can’t remember the product somebody just bought a whole bunch of stuff from Wal-Mart. I think it was you know what I think it is. I think it’s those Monopoly games for millennials have you heard of how they made model monopoly for millennials. RATH Have you heard of that’s like the credit card one. You know it’s it’s brutal like I feel like it’s totally upside it’s like it says it says stuff on the game if I’m remembering this properly like why try to buy a home because you’ll never be able to afford it anymore. It’s so brutal. It’s like ripping at millennials. And apparently they sell it at Wal-Mart. Some kid I read about went to a few Wal-Mart’s bought them all and is selling them online. I think maybe just on like an eBay but like marking them up like double and selling all these products I think that arbitrage opportunities available in so many areas.
And the reason I think it’s so good for him to learn these concepts is because when we put our first search engine optimized Web site together it was the same principle. Look at the keywords that are in demand. Look at the supply. Where can I arbitrage this a little bit where can I create some articles that where people are going to find them. And that has really driven a lot of traffic for previous kind of smaller businesses we had. And for Rockstar real estate I mean we get a ton of traffic from a search engine optimized Web site that we put together like 10 years ago. So the principles that he’s learning now have so many applications because even if he doesn’t take them and use it with Amazon it’s the same concepts in business. Absolutely. You know like where can you figure out where your little niece is gonna be. So that’s very cool. So your kids are giving currency wars presentations in Grade 4 Amazon has it come to it. You know we have a course here with Greg and Bryan teach the course.
I want to she to try it with them but Austin he didn’t go to China.
No he didn’t come to the course here he did actually. He’s been to the classes.
Yeah. OK. So a couple Rockstar members are teaching this concept here at rock star to rock star inner circle members. That’s cool that he came. And then when you went to China. How was how was that experience did you learn.
Amazing. I absolutely loved went to the big trade show. Yes. Yeah. Got and went to the EU market.
And you were just this was for your own exploration trying to figure out how it all works.
Yes. Well I wanted to start a brand to help the jujitsu community. So I’ve done that. So the company Alvaro what we do is art you’ve given me a beautiful T-shirt that’s sitting right in front. Yeah yeah yeah. A lot of effort into that. Yeah. Yeah so tell us about it. So our goal as a company is to impact 100000 people through the donation of uniforms tournament fees in training scholarships so primarily children who can’t afford to train or can’t afford a uniform. So we have come up with a bunch of products like Emily and I created a jujitsu training journal so it’s based on there is a section or I call it the pull your shit together section. OK. So it’s how to create a vision for yourself how to set goals. It’s basically a workbook you can fill out on how to guide yourself towards your goals and then there’s like a daily training section a seminar section tracking your tournament results and such and it’s got like gratitude and happiness factors built into it. So it’s like a combination of a bunch of different journals bigotry towards jujitsu. So that’s one of the products we offer. We also do these ranks bracelets awesome so they’re real shown according to your belt color and then there’s the Japanese lettering for jujitsu on the torso because it’s so you get the you get the one to match your belt level.
Yes. Got it. Cool.
So these are kind of some of the reasons why we went to China and your high. I sourced in China as well so meeting with manufacturers getting like exactly classification rates exact quality. Yes this is super warm. This you got from China. Yes. Well you know it’s a good quality one. I really learned so many things go into it like that hot. Went through three different manufacturers in order to get it to that state.
So when you went to China with Greg and Brian on their trip you went to the trade show. Just kind of looking for products like this. I had a couple products in mind. OK. And were you. Was it easy to find somebody making a talk of this quality. No. OK. But you track it down eventually.
I had I learned to be demanding because I’m like oh nice Canadian right. And they’re like just yelling at me in Chinese. So I kind of had to like you know step up. OK.
So it’s it’s negotiation back so bad move more time to start smashing. I’ll have to get my alter ego go in there.
OK so you found a tuk and then just went back and forth. When you came back to Canada did you go back and forth with a couple of them to come up with the final product. No I did primarily the work there because if you had enough time I made time.
So how many days did it take you to get like a prototype I had negotiated with them while I’m there and told them exactly what I wanted. OK. And then they shipped the prototype to me when I got home. OK. Got it. I see. But I nailed down exactly what I wanted out of things the bracelets I had prototypes and everything before I left China.
You did it. They can make them that fast. Yes. OK. Got it. So you’re at the trade treaty tell them what you want. You meet them back at the trade show or do you go to their factory or whatever to pick up what they’ve created.
It depends how close the factory is. I just met them like the trade show. Yeah.
Got it. OK. So that sounds like it was a great experience. Nick and I still want to go. That’s just art. The dates have never worked out with us but we’re gonna go at some point. I think they’re going again this year. Yes. In April. Yeah. Is that what it is. So it’s coming up so yeah it sounds like we’re not going on the April dates but. Okay.
So then tell us more so that you are all for this Web site is it w w w da elevator so easily V A T A B J J. Dot com.
Okay. And you’ve launched this now you’re running it yourself. Yeah. Emily and I. Yeah. You and Emily are running this stuff. How long has it been like. Like have you split two months.
Okay so you just lie it’s brand new.
We’ve had like the products like the hats the journals the bracelets. We have T-shirts now. People ask for them. So that’s all been life for two months and for every bracelet purchased we donate right off the bat brand new guide to a child in need. So right now we’re just designing the gears and we have like our first order of 10 that we’re going to get out to children in the next month. So that’s super exciting.
Awesome so every bracelet that you buy a full G. It seems like the cost doesn’t make sense there for the bracelet to to allow you to buy a gift.
So the bracelets are 129 each. That’s what those bracelets cost. Yeah. Got it. Oh currently in each that includes the gift donation to a child in need. I mean my my largest fees are the G donation in the shipping for myself to ship the gift to the child in need. Yeah. Got it. So it covers all of the breaks it does cover your costs. Yes. Okay perfect. I’m debating I made two different models in the future I might be like a lower price. So every two bracelets like donate to guy kind of thing but right now we’re just kind of playing around the model and see how it goes.
Okay. And then the T-shirts and the hats. Is it a percentage of that. Like how do you run that.
Yeah. I should be asking these questions you can just tell me to shut up. No. Let’s go up because of this.
So it just kind of all goes in because we had to cover costs like our accounting and like yeah like overhead and running side trade shows in all kinds of different things. So then just our profit out of all of that will go towards more gigs in the primarily going to be tournament fees for the kids.
Barbie this is so cool that you’re now because you’re taking basically way back when we talked about your marketing stuff that you took at Mohawk. And I know you’ve been a member of ours and we’re always yammering on about marketing and things like that and you obviously love this stuff it’s so cool to see you turn all of that knowledge into something that you’re passionate about. And not only is it something that you’re passionate but it’s giving back to the community. Absolutely. So yeah. Completely ridiculous. Your and you’re just two people at your gym know that you’re doing this. Yes. Yeah. How are you going to find that. How does it how will it work how we find the kids and just go around the schools maybe and see who’s participating in jujitsu or some of the jujitsu schools in the area.
I have a pretty large network in jiu jitsu right now so reaching into different professors around a lot of them have connections and it in this country with program non-profit programs that are running for like afterschool programs for children and abroad in different countries as well. Awesome. So right now I actually have more need already than really like guys available to give. So the more we ramp up and the more we’re able to generate the more we’ll be able to give a link to this.
So if you’re listening to this you get recordings and access to all the podcasts at Rockstarinnercircle.com forward slash podcast I’m starting to think we need to number all our podcasts because it’s hard to find them but we’ll label this one when you find Bart Barbie’s name will be it will be in the title if you click on it we’ll have a link to your Web site so if you’re listening to this and you’re you’re on the road or whatever you can go to Rockstar inner circle dot com for Slash podcast you will find Barbie’s podcast link there and we’ll put a link to this in there so that people can kind of click on it and support you if they feel like it cause this is cool cause to be awesome actually have a code made for Rockstar members too because I know a lot of us do jujitsu in the rock star community so if you go to elevate a B.J. dot com slash rock star then that will send you an email with a lengthy you’ll get 15 percent off yeah awesome. And so this podcast is going to be listened to by many more people than just rock star members are you cool Hey Ya God’s fire okay.
Ok cool so elevator dot.com forward slash Rockstar elevator.
elevedabjj.com/Rockstar and we will put out full link in the show notes for this episode. If anyone’s listening to this it hasn’t gotten started with real estate investing. What would you tell them. Dude. You must get people even a jujitsu BJJ. talking to you about real estate. What do you tell people what would you tell someone who is thinking about getting in but a little bit scared because that’s mostly how people are.
Yeah I see people reaching into me all the time. Firstly I ask them, what are your goals like the free certain real events real estate investing you really have to know why. Johnny Cash Flow now do you want to build assets for the future.
Let’s figure out what your goals are and then work backwards from there kind of reconstruct it backwards as to what kind of category of real estate would be good for you. Do you have the down payment is that an area that we need to address kind of thing but get started early early has helped me for sure.
That’s the the biggest asset to anyone getting involved in real estate is time. But then having said that I do meet some of even my own friends who are kind of in their 40s I’m 46 now and some of them tell me hey Tom I’m not gonna get started in real estate now like I’m in my 40s I’m like No you can still get started in real estate when he’s young Yeah and you’re like this is a young age so don’t feel like you can’t get started now but your idea of starting with the goals is really smart because some people want cash flow and if you need the cash flow right into the gates it really dictates the type of investments that you should do vs. if you have the income that you need elsewhere and you’re willing to sit on some assets you might take less cash flow to get a property in a different area that you might feel appreciates a little stronger hundred percent yes Mark to go with that. Before we wrap Barbie anything else on your mind that you wanted to share.
Well I just wanna thank you guys for this opportunity and for over the years all the education that you’ve provided me in the last eight years and going through your marketing classes are awesome and just the general network of people that you’ve accumulated and created has been amazing. So thank you for that.
Very cool. Thank you for that. If we can be a small part in your crazy awesome life.
We feel you have been really blessed so.
Elevatabjj.com/Rockstar the U.R.L. to get to Barbie’s Brazilian jujitsu stuff. It’s actually not Brazilian. It’s supporting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but they’re beautiful beads and beautiful merchandise that you can get there will link out to it. Barbie really appreciate this the pictures one of your pictures of you standing with your gold medal. I think with our T-shirt on yes. In front of that Abu Dhabi building I think it’s right outside in the hallway here on one of our big kind of murals with everyone’s picture so thank you for being a supporter of ours over the years we. We really feel grateful.
Authentic yeah hey everyone so hopefully you enjoyed that.
I’m going to handle Barbie’s U.R.L. one more time because we definitely want. I mean if you feel like you should be supporting her. Here’s where you want to go it’s elevatabjj.com. We’ll put a link to that in the show notes of this episode you can get to the show notes of every episode at Rockstarinnercircle.com/podcast. So as you heard Barbie is an amazing woman great mom. She’s teaching her kids a whole bunch of stuff. I’m just as shocked as we went through that podcast just the different curveballs that she’s had in her life and I mean curveballs in a positive way she’s chosen exactly what she wants to do. I mean she basically is defining living life on your terms so I was just kind of amazed at all the different things she’s been through already so definitely looking forward to seeing what she does with her life in the next 10 and 20 years with her husband and her family.
I’m just all around great person. So thank you Barbie if you’re listening to this for chatting and if you are listening to this and you want to come out and figure out how real estate may play a part in your life you can go to CanadianRealEstateTraining.com and register for our next free training class. It’s a 90 minute class where we basically share all the mistakes we’ve made over the years with real estate and and all the successes that we’ve had so you can learn from both the negative stuff and the positive stuff. We stick around after the class to answer any questions we’re really trying to be as helpful as possible. We are basically trying to offer what we wish existed in a class format. When we started investing in real estate so you can register for that classic Canadian Real Estate training dot.com it is always jam packed so you have to register someone from our office will reach out either Jenny Anthony confirm or spot and give you all the details with that. That’s it for this episode until next time. Your life your terms.