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Rafael Cortez was a firefighter at the age of 19 and started his entrepreneurial journey around the same time. He had his first business at 21, lost it at 23, and he has been on the fast track to success ever since. He has been investing in real estate, he is a podcaster, and he is here with us to share some golden nuggets from his journey.
Key Talking Points of the Episode
[01:29] Invest with Secured Investment Corp!
[02:10] Who is Rafael Cortez?
[03:12] What is Rafael’s background?
[04:25] What was Rafael’s first business?
[05:25] When did Rafael start investing in real estate?
[06:21] What business exposed Rafael to real estate?
[07:24] What is Rafael passionate about now?
[10:28] What mistakes do most entrepreneurs make?
[12:24] What is Rafael’s new book about?
[13:39] What is Rafael’s philosophy in business?
[15:25] What kind of people does Rafael work with?
[16:42] Why is the mindset shift important?
[18:47] Where can people find Rafael?
“I was renting and I was focused on transportation, so the one thing that I was concerned about was gas prices.”
“Their assignment fees have been bigger than my fix and flip profits. I looked into that and long story short, I’m still doing that after all these years.”
“Motivation goes a long way, inspiration goes a long way, but there’s nothing like empowerment.”
“I don’t think it’s an absolute need to have the degrees on the wall. You can totally do things without them.”
“I learned to finish the process and get committed to it. I learned a lot of things through schooling and formal education.”