We have a special treat for you this week. Our own Mimi Schmidt joins us on the podcast to talk about her land investing journey… from terrorist hunter to successful land investor and The Land Geek’s newest coach!
Mimi, who was part of customs and border protection for the Dept. of Homeland Security, managed data analytics teams who looked for weapons of mass destruction, narcotics, and terrorists.
While she found her job with DHS interesting it was also very demanding, stressful, and the commutes were grueling… taking valuable time away from her family and friends.
Cue in Mark Podolsky…
Mimi found Mark through the podcasts she listened to during her long commutes and Mark’s method of creating passive income through raw land investing really piqued her interest. So she decided to give land investing a go.
Three years and 9 Bootcamps later, Mimi has officially replaced her income at DHS through land investing and was able to quit her J.O.B. to take on her business full time giving her more freedom and time to spend with her family.
How did she do it with very limited time and all the while trying to prove to her family that it is a legitimate business capable of producing enough income that she needed to leave her job?
One word: GRIT— firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship.
The grit you just can’t give up. You have to set your expectations that you’re going to do this until you are succeeding. ~Mimi
Also, discussed in this episode:
- Mimi’s bold move at her first Bootcamp
- How she bridged the gap between her super-analytical side and her entrepreneurial side
- Mimi’s witches brew of a land investor
- How Mimi utilized her limited time to learn the business and grow her own business
- What she took away from coaching that was monumental in her success
Plus, the guys share stories about Mimi and so much more!
Mimi’s story is an inspirational one that speaks to so many. Part of what made her successful is that she didn’t use time as an excuse and she never set artificial time horizons. By taking time out of the success equation, she not only proved to her family but she also proved to herself that with hard work and determination you can do anything, you just have to set your mind to it and don’t give up!