IdeaMensch recently published an interview with the popular Real Estate Investor and Philanthropist, Jim Toner. Not only is he one of the leading real estate investors, but he is also a speaker, consultant and radio show host.
His career as a speaker has led him around the country to demonstrate the possibilities in real estate investing. He has appeared with speakers like Bill Bartmann, Frank McKinney, and the Napoleon Hill Foundation among others.
Jim Toner feels that his purpose as a speaker and real estate investor is to demonstrate to the general populace how real estate can be the right investment for him. His knowledge is so much in demand that people will often spend upwards of $15,000 to hear him speak on the real estate investment programs. After spending a quarter of a century in real estate investment, he has knowledge to spare. By teaching people through his custom real estate investment program called the “12 Little Houses Plan”, he helps people gain more independence and financial freedom. He also has private client coaching groups, all of which have long wait lists.
As mentioned in Crunchbase, hist team consists of what he calls the “Band of Rebels”. He feels it is an attitude as well as a name for the seasoned entrepreneurs on his team. They understand the difficulties involved in the world of business that can hamper the normal entrepreneur.
The interview reveals that Toner’s secret to success is a typical day that starts at 5:30 in the morning. However, he believes that life isn’t all about work. He spends the morning listening to podcasts or audiobooks while he works out in the morning. By the time he begins to work at around 9 in the morning, both his mind and his body are prepared for the day ahead.
He also doesn’t believe in the to-do list. He simply sets priorities and goes with the flow. He follows the impulse of his ideas, without spending too much time thinking about it. Toner reveals that too often, entrepreneurs will get stuck on the idea. They will be too focused on thinking about the implementation of it rather than actually doing it. Eventually it causes them to talk themselves out of it because they begin to imagine what would happen if the idea doesn’t work.
He feels one of the keys to get moving is to clarify. Entrepreneurs need to discover what they need to do to get their idea off the ground as well as who they will need to make it take off. Testing possible results is also a large key to success and failure of some of them is simply a part of the process. But some of them will succeed and those wins can change a person’s life.
Toner is also a dedicated philanthropist and is known for his work with the homeless and veterans. He is on the advisory board of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Salvation Army and is a member of the Caring House Project Foundation.