We had the good fortune of connecting with George McPherson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi George, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started real estate investing because of the freedom it could provide for me and my family. My wife was diagnosed with lupus which caused her to have kidney failure and she recently had a kidney transplant. Throughout that time she had several doctor visits which I never missed one. When I was working a 9-5 upper management could understand that I had to be there for my family. Feeling frustrated and overwhelmed and decided to take the leap of faith and take on real estate investing full-time. I then realized that there were many other people like me that wanted to achieve the same goal but could afford a $50k program. This was the catalyst that George McPherson Real Estate Investment Academy was born from.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I think its very important for an individual to create multiple streams of income and reinvest your profits to let it make more for them. Real estate is my main business and has done very well for me and my family. It gives me even a greater feeling to help beginner investors who lack the knowledge and resources to get started and purchase their first investment property. Just to be part of that process and changing the trajectory of their family dynamics is amazing.
I remember when I was just starting out in real estate and its unimaginable to think where I would be if it wasn’t for the mentors I had in my life. To say you won’t make a mistakes is unrealistic but having someone with experience by my side definitely minimize my risk and losses. That by itself saved me a lots of money and headaches.
This business is not easy but it can be extremely rewarding. It take grit, perseverance and having a positive mindset to overcome the adversities someone will face in this business. My lessons that I’ve learned along the way is to make sure you have a plan, trust the process and follow through by taking action.
I’m a staunch believer in doing what you love, no matter how fantastical or dreamy that idea might sound to some. I believe that too often, people settle for uninspiring and emotionally draining jobs because they are told that ‘in the real world’, jobs are only tools for making a living. That’s the reason why a created George McPherson Real Estate Academy to help people build wealth and achieve freedom through real estate.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Being from the islands, I loved the outdoors and restaurants which Atlanta definitely have a lot of. Walking the trails up Stone Mountain is always a fun experience but even more rewarding when you get to the top and see the view. My wife and I eat out every chance we get and some of our favorite are Slutty Vegan, Negril Village ATL, and The Real Milk & Honey.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife was been there to support me throughout the entire process and I could not have done it without her. There’s also a shift that has to happen with mindset which I gave all the credit to the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Mentorship is one of the key ingredients for success in real estate investing and if I didn’t have the right guidance I really don’t know where I would be right now.