Just a year after starting their land investing journey, our guests have completed over 30 deals and have $2,500 a month in passive income coming in, working just 5-10 hours a week on the business… they were able to pay for Flight School with their first two deals.
Land Geek students, Evan Bollier and Chloe Bawmann, join us on today’s show to talk about what their journey has been like so far and what their future plans look like.
In the summer of 2017, Evan had just finished his MBA and felt he needed a little more direction in his life. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to go on to a PhD to start teaching full-time until he picked up the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.
That book inspired him to take a deep dive into real estate and down the rabbit hole of podcasts where he came upon one featuring Mark… and it all made sense to him. Now, he just had to convince Chloe.
So, Evan took Chloe on a cruise where he got down on one knee and proposed to her…will you be my business and lifetime passive income partner and make beautiful 300% to 1000% returns with me?
Chloe said yes, and while a little skeptical at first, she attended the next Bootcamp
with Evan in Orlando. It was there, sitting next to someone who was selling properties while Bootcamp was in session, that she knew that if anybody
else could do it, so could they.
Timeline of Succession
- Bought the Toolkit in September 2018
- Went to Bootcamp in October 2018
- Signed up for Flight School in November 2018
- Bought their first property in December 2018
- Paid off Flight School during the last week after selling two properties
Listen in to find out the details behind:
- Their first deal
- Their favorite deal
- What they would have done differently
- Their favorite and least favorite parts of the business
- Their preference between cash and terms
Chloe also talks about how it was Mimi’s podcast, The Little Tortoise With Big Grit
, that had inspired her and moved her to tears. Her advice to those who are skeptical or don’t know which course of action to choose…
I would say not to overthink it. If you can only afford the Toolkit
, then at least get the Toolkit. And if you can afford Flight School
then you should definitely do Flight School. But, I mean stop complaining I guess, just do it and stop overthinking. Evan is the biggest over thinker I know and if he can do it and stop overthinking then I think anybody can do it.
Failure is not an option—Evan & Chloe both have the mindset that the only way they are going to fail is only if they stop and they have no intentions of stopping. They have seen that this model really does work if you are committed to making it work.
Their success is summed up to:
- They have a why—they’re trying to solve a problem
- They have direction—they know what they want and what they have to do to get there
Mental fortitude—They know the only way to fail is if they stop
Perseverance—The aptitude and commitment to keep going even through the roadblocks
I felt like I was a little directionless, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Now I know exactly what I want to do and I couldn’t be happier doing it. I love this Land Geek community and I love working with Chloe. And, oh yeah, we have fun. -Evan
They jumped in with both feet, took action, and continuously plowed through one roadblock at a time, clearing their path to passive income.
And, even though both still work their full-time jobs, Evan & Chloe talk about how life has changed for them, giving them hope and a sense of direction. They can see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and know it’s just a matter of time before they reach it.