# Entrepreneur of the Week: Giving Love
# Post 1
Hello friends, happy to be here! I sat and thought about where to start, and sometimes have to be banal in life. So let's just start at the beginning, in a place that brought me to the real estate field.
I will start by saying that in addition to my investments in Israel, I also invest in real estate in Ukraine. In light of the current situation, I chose not to share the real estate issue there. Sometimes there are things that are more important than money. As soon as the winds calmed down, a post came out that would talk about investing there, investing at high risk and conducting oneself during a crisis.
Come on, let's get started.
My exposure to the world of investments in general and real estate investments in particular, actually came quite by chance.
After graduating from the military, I worked for several years as a salesman. The money was great and in retrospect, without realizing it at all, I learned one of the important tools for an entrepreneur - I learned how to read people and how to sell.
The years went by and the money was mostly spent on motorcycles and restaurants, when one day I realized that my life was not really progressing anywhere. I paid off a small savings of a few thousand shekels and decided to invest it. Some would say it is considered an advantage, to jump straight into the deep water and invest without asking too many questions. If you ask my bank it is actually a disadvantage. Of course I lost all the money in less than two months.
I realized I was doing something wrong. On the other hand, I also realized that the guy who works in the grocery store in front of my job is probably not Einstein, so if he declared to me that "investing is risky", come on, let's become a little more principled. I did some research on the subject of investments, real estate, the capital market, etc. I was first exposed to the concept of 'economic freedom'. One call changed the whole picture for me, when a person who later became a household name in the real estate industry simply said to me: "If you work 10 hours a day for someone else to make money, when will you make money yourself?"
The next day I quit my job as a salesman and found a job as a night watchman. The easiest job I could find. I reduced my salary in order to gain as much knowledge as possible. 8 consecutive hours every day, during which I sat and specialized in real estate. 8 hours in which I promote myself, and someone else pays me for this time! Real estate courses, mortgage courses, books, podcasts, negotiations, everything you can imagine. All at the expense of time with the employer.
A few years ahead, I already own an apartment that makes money, deals in flips, manages an investment portfolio and of course continues to study, but something is missing here. This simple route of sitting down, investing and letting things happen according to the business plan just isn’t exciting enough. At this point I decided it was time to take the tools I had accumulated over the years and the vast knowledge I had acquired, and take it one step further, beyond advising investors in the WhatsApp group and accompanying friends. I realized I needed to grow. I decided it was time to make a living from my love of real estate. From the moment I made that decision, the concept of ‘boredom’ disappeared from my world.
In the coming week you will receive from me tips, experiences and conclusions that I acquired along the way I did in the real estate world. Hope you enjoy reading at least as much as I enjoy writing.