My Secret to Networking - Self Directed Investor Society

This is a quick interview with Carole Ellis of the Self Directed Investor Society in anticipation of the AAPL Annual Conference in Vegas coming up. I've placed a lot of emphasis on building relationships and being of service to others. Being of service means being helpful, adding value, and contributing to making other people's lives better. That can be as simple as a courteous smile or as big as making an important business connection for someone. Whatever it is, it stems from a place of authenticity, and a place of wanting to connect with others in a meaningful way. 

Carole did a great job of describing the way I think about "networking", which conceptually scares a lot of people, or turns them off. The way I think about it has allowed me to overcome the negative stigma that I once associated with the word. I hope that others will see the value in my perspective and use it to improve their personal and especially their professional careers!

Full transcript of the episode is available on the Self Directed Investor Society website here.

Magazine Feature & Vegas

I usually never look forward to a Las Vegas trip. It simply isn't 'my kind of town'. However, I'm looking forward to being there Nov 13 - 15 as part of the AAPL National Conference. As an industry expert in online real estate private lending, crowdfunding and fintech, I'll be on two panels talking about the best regulations for private lenders and brokers to know about, and also discussing how platforms operate.

I'm especially excited about this year's show because the organization so kindly featured me in the current issue of Private Lender magazine. I still feel like a newcomer to the real estate investment industry and I'm grateful to everyone I've met so far; their generosity, openness, curiosity and acumen has made me grown quite fond of this industry, and also of the folks at AAPL who promote ethical and fair lending practices. They put on a fabulous event with the best networking and deal making. This is an industry built on relationships, and AAPL is ensuring that those relationships develop and grow continuously.