Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephen Warnock.
Stephen, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My journey towards Entrepreneurship, Business Ownership, and Real Estate Investing began when my wife and I found ourselves in the midst of hardship. We had lost each other in the middle of working 40+ hours a week, during the prime time of the day, and the prime time of our lives. It wasn’t until we fell to the bottom that we discovered that life was meant for much more joy than waking up each day, going to work, coming home exhausted, and repeating this routine for 40 more years.
We started to realize that our prime years, days, and hours were being spent at work, and not with our passions or each other. The 40x40x40 plan is broken! Working 40 hours a week, for 40 years, to retire on less than 40% of our life earnings wasn’t going to work for me or my wife. Instead of complaining about the job, or the circumstances, we decided to make changes. I got educated.
I spent a lot of time, money, and effort in finding mentors, education and began to discover a more efficient route to the “American Dream” in the process. I stopped watching TV and started consuming books on Business, Real Estate, and Entrepreneurship. I enrolled in an Affiliate Marketing Company to learn marketing and sales, I started making offers on Investment properties daily.
I made all kinds of mistakes, and still do, but I keep pushing forward. When I applied the things I was learning, I noticed it created confidence, which created action, which created success, which created more confidence, further action, and abundant success! That’s the key! Follow the success cycle, and you’ll reach any dream or goal you have.
Since the “Awakening,” I have started a short term rental business, Real Estate Education Marketing Team, and a Digital Marketing agency, all while maintaining my day job as a High School Special Education Teacher.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Nothing has been smooth about this journey. There have been times where it would have been easier to just turn on the TV and “zone out” than to make one more call or make one more offer.
The current House hack project that my wife and I are working on is an amazing opportunity, but at times it has brought us to our knees asking “what have we done…”
The stress of working full time, rehabbing a duplex, prospecting for sales, and trying to scale the marketing business is not an easy task. There will always be challenges, and we will have to face them one at a time. The thing that keeps us going is the “Why…” When the WHY is greater, then the HOW becomes easier.
Live Abundant Group – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
First, Live Abundant Group (LAG) provides short term vacation rentals in the North County coastal area. We host travelers from around the world.
Second, LAG markets and sales an online real estate education, as an affiliate for Renatus, LLC.
Lastly, LAG is doing business as Abundant Inquiries and is the best North County Lead generator for small businesses.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment so far has to be how our first short term rental was acquired. We didn’t use any of our own money to acquire the home, and a cherry on top is that we will have the entire 30-year mortgage paid off in under nine years, using a strategy called Velocity Banking. No extra payments going to principle each month either… Anyone can contact me to find out more.
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