Matt Aitchison woke up in jail one day and realized if he didn’t change his ways, he would never truly be free. Expelled from high school and arrested after some poor decisions in college, Matt dove into entrepreneurship to turn his life around. He bought his first house without using his own money and earned over $100,000 profit on his first flip.
Now, he’s a successful real estate investor with a passion for helping others realize their dreams of financial freedom.
In this episode, Matt explains how you can have your own entrepreneurial transformation and why real wealth isn’t a number in your bank account, it’s apparent in every aspect of how you live your life. Listen now.
Money doesn’t bring happiness, says Matt or “Matty A” as he likes to be called, but it did bring him the freedom to help others, which is his true passion.
“You don’t need to have it all figured out, but you have to get in the game.”
Once you know what you’re after, it’s all about having the discipline to “move the needle forward” with high-impact activities. Not just once, twice, or three times, but every time, over time. It’s not a sprint—it’s a marathon.
“There are so many people who are going to invite you to play small with them in life.”
Having a mentor impacted Matt’s journey immensely, allowing him to traverse the sometimes-risky real estate arena while avoiding many mistakes and pitfalls. Now a mentor himself, he shares his wisdom with other would-be house flippers. As long as there are deals to be had, he believes any market is viable—and he competes in one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States.
“I think [entrepreneurship] is one of the greatest calls to adventure and one of the greatest self-discovery processes on the planet.”
Matt shows us all that with a little guidance, discipline, and good old-fashioned hard work, anyone can turn their life around and achieve the freedom they crave.