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How to get Right from the Wrong Side of the Tracks

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Snap Out of It

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Ron McElroy was born into poverty in Southern California where he survived discrimination, police violence and an abusive, mentally unbalanced father.

Street smart and reckless, McElroy got into trouble at school but did well in athletics and quickly realized he couldn’t follow in the footsteps of his wild and self-destructive older brother Bill. He buckled down to attend community college and then the University of California at Santa Barbara. Spending time with his mother’s family in Hawaii, Ron also learned to surf and became a high-ranking amateur surfer.  Then Ron finally discovered his true calling: real estate. He work for others and gradually became an entrepreneur with his own companies in the shared office industry plus a parallel business in vacation residence and rentals in Mexico and Hawaii.