Episode: 63 - "Guns Drugs or Wealth?" with Jerry FordSarah Spencer 11 November 2018
One of the books that gripped me the most over the years I've been interviewing authors has to be JT McCormick's book, "I Got There." (Episode 43.) His story is gritty and raw; his rise to prosperity - noteworthy. JT is the CEO of Scribe Media (formerly Book in a Box,) and when I reached out to see if they had authors that would fit our "Mind-Changing Radio" format, I was introduced to Jerry Ford. Like JT's, Jerry's story is a series of twists and turns, serendipitous moments and offers compelling parallels to JT's in many ways. I was surprised to hear the two haven't met - yet.
I don't know if you do this or not, but when I read a book, I get a vibe from the author and this book was no different. This is a no-nonsense guy who takes life with an "everything you do is life or death," energy. He's all in on his debut book and it shows and it's very understandable why he lives his life this way.
After seeing his brother murdered at the tender age of 14, Jerry Ford had to choose between a life of violence or one of opportunity. Rising from the streets of Detroit to Wall Street, Jerry Ford shares his 3-prong strategy to wealth in his latest book, "Guns, Drugs or Wealth."
Starting as a personal trainer, Jerry grows his passion into a profitable business, morphing his income by 100k. It isn't until he meets his mentor, Bill, that he learns wealth lies in assets, not the liabilities tied to the fancy car you drive. In this episode, learn:
- The best habits Jerry follows for continued success.
- Why security stifles ambition.
- The best time to look for and negotiate foreclosed properties.
- Why getting fired could be the best thing to ever happen to you.
(Psst: f you're a stockbroker? You might wanna cover your ears around the 21-minute mark...)
Jerry also talks about 1031 Exchange, how to find a mentor and his fascinating journey will keep you riveted to the show and hunting for his book. Definitely a good read for those looking for inspiration.
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