Category: Mindset

3 Important Characteristics of Successful Investors

It pays to model what the greatest do, and it is no different when it comes to investing. Some of the greatest icons in investing, people like Sam Zell and Warren Buffett, certainly unique qualities and talents, but I would argue that what is most effective in their success were qualities that they chose to […]


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How To Overcome The Fear of Risk

Today, on the video channel, I discuss how to creat habits that allow us to overcome our inherent and paralyzing fear of risk. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Most of us see risk as a bad thing, but it is simply something to be managed. 2️⃣ Without even realizing it, we deal with risk in most of […]


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How To Prepare for A Recession

Today, on the video channel, I discuss recessions and the clues from the news that indicate its imminence. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Americans have experienced economic expansion for the last 12 years. 2️⃣ We feared the next recession in 2020 during the start of the COVID crises; however, that crisis was averted (rather, prolonged). 3️⃣ Our […]


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The Best Investing Is Always Long Term

Today, on the video channel, I talk about the criticality of Long-Term thinking in the investment decision. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ I share an interesting story of a conversation I overheard while working out. 2️⃣Nothing massive and meaninful ever happens overnight and exceptions are the outliers. 3️⃣ Maintain the discipline to invest with the intent of […]


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3 Ways To Network With Other Apartment Investors

As busy professionals who aspire to grow passive income and wealth through real estate estate it can be difficult for us to become immersed in the world of apartment investing. With little available time, it becomes more consuming simply finding the resources to network, let alone making the time. Here are three ways any busy […]


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Why Do I Write So Many Blog Posts on Real Estate Investing?

If you stuck with me this long, you’d see that I have over a hundred articles about real estate investing and the multifamily asset class. Why do I spend so much time thinking of topics and putting the information in word format for readers? Solidify The Investment Mindset The truth is, I want others to […]


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2 Practical Takeaways About Inflation for the Working Professional

I have been writing and talking about inflation increasingly more during these uncertain times. As stated in this earlier post, recent inflation reports to be 7%, and some estimate true inflation to be in the double digits. Regardless of actual inflation numbers, one thing can be sure, and that is the inflation will continue to […]


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Assessing Risk vs. Reward in The Investment Decision 💡

Risk ⚠️ Every decision we make involves risk. Often we subconsciously base our decisions upon the associated risks. For example, you would likely not choose to run the red light because of the risk of getting in a car accident (or at least a ticket). Reward 🎁 Using the red light example, just as you […]


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Where Your Treasure Is, So Is Your Heart ❤️

This phrase was written many centuries ago, and still is relevant to today. We are people who spend much time thinking about things that begin to consume us. And as a result, those things become our focus. Let’s talk about finances. What I noticed, only from personal experience, is that the upper middle class, especially […]


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Understanding Real Assets vs. Financial Assets in Passive Investing

In a world where there are millions of different strategies to investing, it pays to have a simple approach. One way to further simplify the various options is to understand the difference between financial and real assets. Both have their places in a portfolio. 1️⃣ Financial Assets Most people tend to own only financial assets. […]


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Pivoting My Personal Investment Strategy in 2022

We each see various aspects of the world differently. But one thing we may all agree on is that change is constant. Times change, situations change and people change. Dynamics and flexibility is a key to success. For the last two years I have been on a very focused mission to scale from my single […]


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Am I Being Too Subtle? – A Book Review of Sam Zell’s Autobiograpy 📖

I just finished reading Sam Zell’s autobiography, Am I Being Too Subtle – Straight Talk From a Business Rebel, and it was full of gold. For those of you who do not know, Sam Zell is a billionaire first generation Polish-American from Chicago, known for building an immense real estate empire and bringing energy and […]


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What Inflation Means for Working Professionals

The Labor Department recently stated that the Consumer Price Index jumped 7% last year. That is a 39-year high! While some say that the inflation will ease soon, we should all recognize it as a part of American life. Today we feel richer because of the greater money supply; but when prices catch up, the […]


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Investing Using The Principles of Supply and Demand

Investing is not difficult to learn. Actually, I believe it involves unlearning behaviors. Unlearning to use emotions to make financial decisions. We, including myself, struggle with this regularly, both in our personal finances and investments. But it simply really is about the discipline to think objectively, choosing the factual side versus the emotional side, or […]


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What Is Driving Inflation? Marcus and Millichap’s Latest Report

Friends, check out this video from Marcus and Millichap. Inflation, measured using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is up 7.1% from last year. This is the greatest gain since 1982! According to Marcus and Millichap, the following are the top 3 drivers for inflation: 1️⃣ Supply Chain Problem The global supply chain problem is not […]


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Podcast Guest Appearance: How To Scale Commercial Real Estate

I am ecstatic to have had the chance to join Sam Wilson on the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Podcast. On the show we discussed a few things every passive investor should know. Here are the cliff notes: 1️⃣ Delay instant gratification and put your extra money to work We all want things now. […]


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Pivoting Your Investment Strategy When The Market Changes

Today’s multifamily market is tough. The good assets are highly competitive amongst buyers and are bid up to exorbitant numbers that should not make sense from an investment standpoint. Because investors are chasing real assets, attempting dodge inflation and to get away from volatile stocks, they are now in the multifamily space, looking to get […]


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Podcast Appearance – Apartment Investing For Real Estate Professionals

Hello, Friends. I am super thankful to have had another great opportunity to be interviewed on a podcast dedicated to help educate others on investing. This time, I joined Allen Lomax on the Real Estate Investing Abundance podcast. What a pleasure it was speaking with Allen and his audience on the what it looks like […]


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Rodney Robinson’s Top Podcast Guest Interviews 2021

Since I embarked multifamily investing journey in mid-2020, it has been a wild ride. From forming Robinson Capital, writing over 240 blog posts about real estate investing, passive income and apartment syndication, making my own first passive investment and countless networking sessions, guest interviews and a conference, I am thankful for the traction and the […]


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How To Talk To Your Spouse About Passive Investing In Multifamily

Each of us have varying degrees of risk aversion and fears when it comes to learning a new topic or trying something new. Especially because of our backgrounds, education and childhood rearing much of who we are is ingrained within us and hard to change. When it comes to financial education, it is extremely difficult […]


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The Greater Responsibility of MultiFamily Investing

We often talk about wealth building as the most attractive part of being a multifamily investor. But there is great responsibility in this business. As active syndicators, we serve two very important stakeholders: investors and residents. Unfortunately, most content is about the former, and not enough discussion exists about the wonderful service we get to […]


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From Debt Snowball to Wealth Snowball

For anyone familiar with Dave Ramsey’s teachings, a very core area of his financial peace guidance is to get out of debt. The strategy and phenomenon he uses to describe this is the Debt Snowball. Here’s how it works. Debt Snowball When you commit to paying of your personal debt, start by paying the lowest […]


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The Biggest Financial Threat To Working Professionals

As working professionals, we have much to manage: our current work responsibilities, staying on top of our professional growth, family life at home and a changing world. Most of us work daily as a means to provide for our families and living needs. Especially now, due to rising values and surplus money we may feel […]


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