December 9, 2020
In this pandemic age of insecurity, business owners today are facing a stream of uncertainty and dented income. As a real-estate investor, there may be a lot of times now you have to struggle with stress, due to a recession in your business. Even our own lives are at stake– with this COVID-19 virus lingering around endangering households. Presently, there may be already a lot of methods, solutions, or indefinite pathways to get by with this pandemic recession – but one thing. That something will be our discussion with our guest couple today – Paki and Sandy Judson. Let’s talk about these two family-oriented people from Miami who always had big dreams but down to earth people who – with strong emphasis on spirituality, obedience to God and generosity to people – were able to get back up in the most uncertain years of their lives.
Sandy grew up with none of those entrepreneurial backing or business directions from her family; she just wanted to finish college and get a job. Not until she saw Paki as an interest, and he came into her life. Paki at a young age of 17, asked Sandy – who’s barely 16 at that time – what’s her goals are. She answered him about her simple dreams which mostly what she saw from Tv – she admits she didn’t know how to dream further than that – not until she married Paki. She understood that she had to let him lead and show her outside of what she didn’t know. Meanwhile, Paki - who’s dad was an architect, a mother who was a teacher, a grandpa who had a daycare, and an uncle who had a carwash service – definitely had some form of entrepreneurship. His father started a first fully black owned architectural firm in Miami, where he got his first introduction to entrepreneurship as a business owner – those are the foundation his father and grandfather instilled in him. What lit the fire in Paki realizing that his purpose is bigger than him, was the day after he comforted his friend who lost a mother. His dad died at an early age of 57 after just giving a speech to a ceremony of a building in Miami that his father designed. The death of his father made him realize the need for passive income- his father didn’t have multiple streams of income; the only source was just from an architecture firm where everything depended on his father.
Paki and Sandy are pioneers in trucking industry. But before that, there come a time that he wanted to get into the music game industry, make a big name out of it and use the money for real-estate investment. His dad advised to get into real-estate first before getting into music. However, he did the former. What really made him into real-estate was one of the clients he had in his music studio – whom he didn’t charged upon knowing that the project he was doing was for youth groups for the Church. He’s indeed blessed by God, since the person in-charge of that youth group was a big man in real-estate business, whom in turn mentored Paki about real-estate. He walked Paki through out his first two to three deals for free. Fast forward, they ended up going on to do over a million dollars in deals the next year after. They’ve earnt and gained for years not until the year 2008 came. Not having a business mindset, not understanding money management, not having a relationship with their money – they lost it all and became homeless for three years. There were even nights when they had to sleep in the car, or jumping around friend’s and family’s house just to get by.
Being humble, open, allowing God to lead them through generous people who later become their grandparents, Paki and Sandy was able to grab an opportunity to get back into their business. The knowledge they had mustered up while industriously working and persevering made them able to be put in a building with other investors that later changed their lives. They became investors, were able to save money for the hotel they owned in Jacksonville that introduced them to trucking business, which in turn made them start HoodEstates™️. In this podcast, Paki and Sandy shared to us how they were able to get back up from a recession in their lives; how they walked through pathways and indefinite routes but still staying faithful that God will guide and lead them to opportunities and success – in hope that you, our dear tribe, will also be able to lean on God for His purpose to you to make you successful in your life as well as real-estate career. So, sit back, dig in, and take notes as the couple shares their touching life-story and wisdom.
Here’s What You Missed:
- Helping People to Dream Big: Show, not Force
- Your Purpose is Bigger than you
- Passive and Multiple Streams of Income – A Necessity Nowadays
- Lean in and walk in God’s Purpose vs Tradition
- Being humble, open and ready for Opportunities
- The Value you Get is based on the Value you Give
- Trust Yourself, Love Yourself
- No Sacrifice, No Reward
[03:38] just being a part of one of the biggest moments in other people’s lives – like times when most people are buying and selling a house when getting married or having kids – is really exciting
[07:55] …to help someone dream big, or to put a big vision on somebody: show and not try to force it on them. It’s important for people to visualize what they want, and physically go see it.
[12:22] “…the vision can be complete; but it doesn’t mean you’re going to go the route that you think is going to go.” You can get to the destination by different routes. It’s like a GPS, to get from here to there – I can take this road, and take that road and end up there…
[13:15] “…Your purpose has nothing to do with you. Your purpose is not for you…” The reality of it is – whatever God purposed me to do was for somebody else. Just like somebody else’s’ purpose is for me. So, we were created that way to always need each other. What I need for me I have to an extent, but the other part is in somebody else.
[17:14] That’s what put me into – I got to have passive income. I got to have multiple streams of income, and more importantly, I need the time and freedom to spend with my family, because we never know. You never know when that last day will be
[18:00] We decided to change our mindset about life and work; we decided to change how we live.
[19:01] Don’t let anybody push tradition on you. Tradition can be such a hindrance because that’s what we were taught, that this is the route you take.
[20:05] “We just had to figure it out with God… the only way to figure it out is quiet time.” Everyday is a new day – it’s about our plans. Our mentality, our own direction.
[20:21] Proverbs 19:21 – God’s plan is not your plan. He will, if you give it to Him, will tread you in the direction that you’re supposed to go, and it will come easy. That’s what you got to seek, and be still in understanding what God wants you to be. It may take a while, and it’s okay to be scared. Yet, darkness is not scary because God is the light in that room.
[25:29] A gem that I always tell people: “You always have to be open to hear from God is never what you think of what you want. You always have to enter into every situation being humble, not because of the person you’re dealing with – but because of the God that you deal with.”
[26:20] “We’re not blessed by works. We’re blessed by obedience.” We usually look to receive instead of give. You have to give in order to receive, not expecting it to come from the person who you gave it to.
[30:09] If you’re flipping real-estate, there’s nothing wrong with it. But that’s not investing. That’s your real-estate entrepreneur – that you’re not a real-estate investor, because if you stop flipping, it stops happening and the money stops coming in.
[32:36] You never take your personal money and put it into business. Not having a business mindset, not understanding money management, not having a relationship with our money…- that’s how we lost. We lost everything on that.
[34:16] “Y’all a good seed. Good seeds. Y’all just in a bad soil. And a good seed can’t grow in bad soil. It can’t produce harvest in bad soil.
[37:21] There’s still a plan that God has, even when we go wrong. Even when we veer off, when we decided to take our own rout, God still has a plan for our life, regardless of what we do. And He will put you in the places that you need to be, if you just step back and let Him lead.
[38:45] We always want something. You want something? Get to work. The opportunity will find you; the blessing will find you. You don’t always have to have the experience as long as you know what you’re doing.
[46:10] The value you bring will always dictate what you get.
[50:51] I’m not saying you go into business ignorant. What I’m saying is sometimes, knowing too much is what prohibits you. It holds you back too much red-tape; not having to see and know everything before you start. Sometimes you just got to get out there and start, figure things out as you go.
[53:39] It was so small back then, but now multiple streams of income are coming in from assets and businesses that we have. It’s nothing we mastered. It was nothing that was taught to us. The obedience and letting God lead will offset your ignorance. A lot of things that you don’t know and don’t understand will take you in those areas where you normally would have failed at, and allow you to succeed instead.
[1:00:05] You can’t put new wine in old wine. Way before we became homeless, God gave us 60 some thousand dollars to start over, but we we’re trying to still try and don’t want to start over. Like I told people, we became homeless way longer than we were supposed to be. This is all hard-headedness. Even though all that worst night and darkest time, God still had us.
[1:03:47] Trust yourself. You got to learn how to trust your gut because that’s where your discernment comes from. I can’t give nothing if I haven’t given it to myself first. Anything from life, relationships business, you gotta know you, you gotta trust you. You gotta love you. – Sandy Judson
[1:04:39] Stop looking for comfort in the sacrifice. All these stories, was longer than what it should have been. The reason it was longer than what it should have been because in every situation I was trying to find comfort in the sacrifice. No sacrifice = No reward. Get on some good soil. – Paki Judson
[1:10:36] That’s what I would tell that person: If you feel like you don’t have it. It’s okay. Turn off the TV, get off social media, put the phone away, get into a quit room and spend some alone time with you and God. Take steps of faith, be obedient. You’ll know how you’re to know when you try it. Still, go. Do it scared.
[1:11:57] Take a pencil and a paper. Write down all your pros and cons. As you look at them both, stop questioning yourself and understand that it will take some time for you to remove it on bad habits, but you better root for you in the midst of all that.
Important Reads and Links:
Paki and Sandy Judson’s HoodEstates™️ Webinar:
HoodEstates™️ Website: http://hoodestates.com/
HoodEstates™️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hoodestates/
HoodEstates™️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoodEstates1/
HoodEstates™️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/hoodestates?lang=en
HoodEstates™️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU-CMevsNbDvQKC2rdC0F7A
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