Alignment before action is the new hustle. Embodying and becoming the essence of success is the path and one that involves consistently connecting with your why. Knowing how you want to feel is an excellent starting point in the creation of dreams turned into actionable goals and results.
Rick Harris used his vision of the world he wanted to live in to create an abundant, tangible reality for himself and his family. During a business trip to Canmore in 1998, he and his wife felt drawn to the majesty of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. Nestled within the Bow Valley amongst sprawling alpine forest, jewel toned lakes and rugged peaks, Canmore is a world-class destination for year-round outdoor activities and travellers seeking adventure, a lively culinary scene and nature-infused R&R.
Over the years, Rick observed his friends purchasing vacation homes and wondered if he'd have the opportunity to invest in his personal dream: a vacation home set within the Rockies.
What began as a thought quickly shifted into an inspired, aligned plan. Rick desired a year-round destination close to home to maximize potential and accommodate both national and international travellers. He was enticed by the idea of being able to manage his own funds and real estate offered an investment opportunity he could control. Within a few years, Rick had purchased two Canmore-based vacation rental properties and from there, created a new life path projected toward real estate investment.
An active real estate investor since 2002 and REIN member for 10 years, Rick has now found a niche as an expert in vacation and recreational properties. His well-rounded investment portfolio also includes single-family homes, condo rentals and income suite development. The collective intelligence and experience of the REIN community is an enhancement to real estate investment education and has given Rick tremendous leverage with his own business streams. Rick feeds off the energy and diversity REIN brings to the table, which continually inspires him to attend meetings.
Don't Quit Your Day Job... Yet
In 2016, Rick completed his REIA certification as a method to connect with the REIN community in a broader, impactful way. One of his fundamental pieces of advice to new investors is the importance of balancing their day job with entrepreneurial pursuits. Timing and financial preparedness is everything; leaving your full-time employment too early can do more harm than good to your portfolio.
Rick is committed to improving his clients' experience and recently developed a real estate investment podcast and blog to share his expertise. While he knows knowledge building is important, he also believes taking action is essential and is when the real education begins.
Rick's unique coaching style is rooted in excellence, passion and positivity; leading and guiding others towards their vision through a four-door strategy. By shifting perception to the finished product and creating steps backwards, he's discovered more opportunity, efficiency and accuracy.
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On the latest episode of The Everyday Millionaire podcast series, Rick shares his journey of transitioning from a corporate role within the Canadian food industry to becoming a full-time real estate investor and educator. He reveals the gratification he's attained in becoming a REIA and the doors it has opened as a result. Rick offers points of advice for new real estate investors around mindset, your “why”, building your team and taking action. Ready, set, goal.
Click here to listen to REIN CEO Patrick Francey’s full podcast interview with Rick Harris.
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