WHAT BECOMES OF RICHARD AND EMMA?—CANADIAN SUCCESS STORIES
True success lies in having the will to take the steps required to make your Personal Belize come true.
—Don R. Campbell
At the start of this book, Richard and Emma began a journey that will lead them increasingly closer to their Personal Belize. As I write this chapter, it is now just over three years since Richard and I met on that flight from nowhere, and the difference in his and his family’s life today is remarkable.
Yes, he still has a job. Real estate hasn’t provided him with complete financial freedom in just three years. The good news is his job has changed for the better. About one year after Richard bought his fi rst two properties (yes, Richard and Emma bought the duplex, where they live), one of the suppliers he’d been dealing with for years through his day job noticed a remarkable change in Richard’s attitude. He was more pleasant to be around, he had developed excellent negotiating skills, and there was a spark the supplier had never seen in Richard before.
One day, he took Richard for lunch and offered him a new job. It pays a little more, but more importantly, it provides Richard with much more flexibility in managing his time. In his new job, Richard meets with clients out of the office. Driving around town is a bonus for Richard as it gives him the opportunity to visit different neighbourhoods and to see more properties.
But perhaps the best news to come out of his job change is that Richard’s new ...