Achieving a degree of financial freedom is something that all of us strive for in one way or another. However, not everyone gets the opportunity to accomplish that in their lifetime.
Financial independence should definitely be on top of every person’s goal in life and any smart real estate investor or advisor would agree to that. Unfortunately, a lot of folks get lost in the never-ending rat race and live paycheck to paycheck and find it hard to achieve a lot of monetary gains. But even though attaining that is not an overnight thing, it’s still possible to get there if you believe in yourself and put in the work to make it happen. And Matt Hays who became a millionaire at 26 is one of those successful people who was able to achieve financial freedom through real estate. In fact, he doesn’t have to worry about his next paycheck anymore and has the freedom to do things that he wants to do in life like following his passions, spending time hunting, fishing, traveling to their beach house in Indian Rocks Beach, FL and the Mountains, staying at the best houses in Breck, watching movies, skiing and snowboarding with his loved ones among others.
Journey To Success
Matt is a highly regarded and applause-worthy business owner, real estate investor and entrepreneur having completed thousands of real estate transactions including fix/flips, wholesales, long term rentals and short-term rentals in his decades-long career. But before he got to where he is right now, he had to start somewhere.
It all started in 2003. Even though he was dead broke at that time, Matt decided to read one of Robert Kiyosaki’s books and then took his classes for $38,000. That was the year he realized the real value of education and mentors. He has since then spent over $400,000 in real estate education, seminars, events, coaches and mentors and went on to complete over a thousand real estate transactions, made 10’s of millions of dollars and owned several different vacation rental properties and multiple businesses.
What He’s Working On And What’s Next For Him
Matt is a very dedicated and committed guy. He is flipping 250 houses and currently working on acquiring more short-term rentals. And since he has a passion for real estate and helping other people reach their full potential in becoming financially free, he is putting together a real estate education program that will be launched in July. For more information, you can follow him on Instagram @matt.hays.strategichomebuyer
Tips and Advice
If he can do it, so can you!
Achieving success is not a walk in the park. But according to Matt, anyone can do it as long you have the right mindset and take massive action just like him. On his journey to success, he has applied The Golden Rule and that is to treat others as you wish to be treated. He explained that it takes the same energy to be kind as it does to be a jackass, so Matt recommends being kind to everyone you meet by all means no matter who they are (even if it’s a lady at the drive-through window). He added that it doesn’t hurt to try and put a smile on someone’s day, to always take the high road in business and do the right thing and help your fellow man along the way.
And when asked about the aspects of life he thinks anyone striving to follow his career path should focus on, he shared about the importance of taking action and risks in life. For him, it’s beneficial to put yourself out there and make things happen instead of waiting on the sidelines for something great to happen.
So in a world full of negativity, let’s be like Matt and apply the same values and principles that have molded and shaped him to become the person that he is today.