Woah…Why the heck did I get in this industry again?

Hi, my name is Ernest Martinez. I am committed to Compassion, Freedom and Respect. I am currently an entrepreneur, business owner, traveler, broker, investor, and great friend. I 💙 MY LIFE!!

School taught me “0” about financial freedom, Real Estate Investing, passive income, business cash flow, and tools & systems. Well besides that check balancing exercise. Great, I learned how to add and subtract on a small form book. I guess I should give them credit for that one.

So could you imagine, teaching someone nothing about finances in the real world, and throwing them into it a primarily financially driven world . Money doesn’t mean everything, but when even the essentials in life like water, food, and shelter are paid by money. What else can you do? We have to work. And this is what the school system is extremely great at, they teach us about jobs. How to get in them, get good at them, and increase your money flow over time. That way you can buy the essentials, and enjoy the difference. 🙂

But herein lies the problem. Everything in life is getting more expensive. In fact, they get more expensive every year. In fact, it’s so consistent in life that people literally bet on it every single day. Some people even bet their life savings. Why would you buy stock on the stock market? You expect it to go up over time. Same thing in Real Estate, the biggest reason people buy is for the appreciation over time, which creates equity in the property.

I wanted what everyone else wanted when I was 18 years old. Well at first it was money, a lot of money. Money for lots of reasons. Here was main ones, I guess I had learned from television and movies. Hot babes and hot weather was the normal mix in my innocent head.

  • International Travel (living in other countries)
  • Luxurious House on the Lake or Beach (yup, i said it.)
  • Incredibly Fast & New Vehicle (this one is a man’s favorite, we do love our toys)
  • Fine Dining everywhere you go, with absolutely no budget.( heck, even taking friends and paying for them all.)

In 2005, I learned  Real Estate Investing is the key to true generational wealth . I got excited, and started my real estate career at age 18.

This book is about my journey. I want to teach you some cool tips and tricks of real estate Investing of course, but the value I want to give you is the story. Hopefully you remember the story even better than the formulas. The formulas might change from real estate market to real estate market, real estate cycle to real estate cycle. The story that inspires you, tends to stay in your mind longer.