Episode 14

Published on:

28th Dec 2020

Making More Money to Help More People - Bruce Petersen

Bruce Petersen is a real estate investor, educator, best-selling author, and large multifamily syndicator. Bruce is also known as “The Apartment Guy” and was awarded the Austin Apartment Association’s Independent Rental Owner of the Year for 2016. The National Apartment Association’s Independent Rental Owner of the Year for 2017. Bruce is a firm believer that people should strive to earn more money and become rich so that they can do more things to help others.

[00:0102:19] Opening Segment

  • I introduce and welcome our guest, Bruce Petersen

[02:2014:26] The Apartment Guy Journey

  • Bruce talks about his journey to multifamily syndications.
  • From working in retail to diving straight into multifamily syndications back in 2012
  • Getting over being uncomfortable with networking
  • Raising hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars from investors and the risks that comes with it.
  • Are syndications the right path for you? Find out with the help of Bruce’s advice.

[14:2722:51] Syndicating is a B*tch

[22:5230:33] Making More Money to Help More People 

  • Overcoming the “Middle-Class Mindset”
  • Always think you need to become better at everything you do
  • The more money you get, the more people you can help
  • Upgrade your peer group
  • Move away from people that drag successful people down

[30:3439:41] Working with the Family

  • Involving the family in the business
  • Bruce talks about how they are incorporating their work with family life

[39:4248:15] The Contrarian 3-Pack

  • What would you say is the most contrarian investment you’ve made?
  • I went off chasing shiny objects and dollars and took part in the oil industry.
  • What’s your favorite activity to do with your friends and family outside of work?
  • My wife and I love going out to dinner. We love to travel.
  • What actions, whether within work or family, offer you the most fulfillment in life?
  • Giving back and helping other people.
  • Get in touch with Bruce. See the links below.

Tweetable Quotes:

“Money is not evil. Money is not bad. Success is not anything to be ashamed of; it’s to be celebrated, right. We should all want to be billionaires because if we are good people, we could do so much more good with more money.” – Bruce Petersen

“You got to be self-aware. Don’t lie to yourself. Just own your shortcomings and deal with them.” – Bruce Petersen

“I have problems. I have issues. We all do. Don’t let those issues and problems stop you from doing something that could change your life.” – Bruce Petersen


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About the Podcast

Contrarian Cashflow
Think Different. Earn Different. Live Fulfilled.
Have you ever thought there has to be more to offer from life?

I went to college....because they said that is what you do

I got a well paying job...because that is what they said to do

I reached Income and Net Worth goals....because that is what they said to do

As I attained each of those goals I didn't feel the change in myself I had expected. My life wasn't any different and it kept me wanting for more...

Who is they and why did I feel so compelled to listen??

After much introspection I have found relationships and fulfillment will lead to the most impactful life.

This podcast is about that journey, interviewing some of the most successful within investing and entrepreneurship. How we seek fulfillment in life and maintain motivation through life's ups and downs.

Please join us as we delve into becoming who you are meant to be.

About your host

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John Blanton

John is an experienced sales professional and investor driven to help others surpass their goals and find fulfillment in life. He has a passion for gaining financial independence and helping others get there through investment cashflow. He is fortunate to be supported by his loving wife and two daughters. Favorite activities include spending time being active outdoors with his family.