In every success story are stories of failures, hardships, and struggles. The road to achieving financial freedom and stability is not always easy. It requires hard work, perseverance, dedication, and ultimately, passion. As the show reached a milestone – the 1,000th episode, we prepared a very special four-part series where Whitney Sewell and his wife, Chelsea, talk about their real estate journey.
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In part one of this series, Whitney and Chelsea look back on their journey. Whitney details how he had to change careers several times – from serving as a police officer to working as a federal agent and at the same time running a horse-riding business, to becoming a full-time real estate entrepreneur. Chelsea also talks about the sacrifices they both have to make to achieve their dream for their family. The two also elaborate why they have decided to sell their first investment – two triplex units in Kentucky. They also reminisce about a time when they reflected about their lives at a beach one fall, and the time they decided to undergo mentorship, at the same time, process their first adoption. Tune in now and learn about the beginnings of what is now known as The Real Estate Syndication Show and Life Bridge Capital.
Key Points From This Episode:
- How Whitney and Chelsea began their real estate journey.
- Chelsea shares her background as someone who grew up being taught to finish education and find a job.
- Whitney thanks his mother for being supportive of everything he does.
- How the book Financial Peace Revisited inspires Whitney and Chelsea to avoid having debt.
- Whitney shares the reason why he had to change careers – from serving as a police officer to working as a federal agent, teaching riding lessons, to working as a real estate entrepreneur.
- Chelsea talks about the lessons they learned on their first real estate investment.
- Whitney explains why he considers the mental time away from each other because their first investment is their biggest loss.
- Chelsea says the hardships they went through are an important part of their story.
- Whitney talks about his opportunity to be a federal agent in Virginia.
- Whitney and Chelsea share about their motivation to succeed in real estate and — for Chelsea to be able to stay at home when they have children.
- Whitney shares they sold their first real estate investment, two triplex units in Kentucky.
- Whitney talks about his passion for riding horses and his horse training business.
- Whitney and Chelsea reminisce about the time when they reflected on their lives and what they want it to be 3 years after.
- Chelsea shares how Whitney found out about a mentorship program.
- Whitney talks about the mentorship program he undertook.
- Whitney shares how Chelsea has been by his side in every step in his journey in real estate.
“So, we learned about how many people build wealth through real estate so we thought ‘Hey we should be able to do that too.’ At least supplement my income as a police officer.” – Whitney Sewell
“I think we were just naive enough to do it and maybe ignorant enough to jump in. And then the mercy of God just follows us.” – Chelsea Sewell
“The mental time away from our marriage, and just being together, just probably our biggest loss. You just can’t get that time back.” – Whitney Sewell
“I think on this side of it, it is clear to see that all of those (hardships) things were an important part of the story and God can be trusted during all those difficulties.” – Chelsea Sewell
“It is important to have time to think and reflect.” – Chelsea Sewell
“We knew that real estate could build wealth. We knew that that was the path that we probably commit all our attention to.” – Whitney Sewell
“We knew there needed to be a change and it required a big commitment on our part. Things like this don’t happen by stepping into it, we really have to jump all in.” – Chelsea Sewell
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About Whitney and Chelsea Sewell
Founder of Life Bridge Capital LLC, Whitney began his real estate investing career in 2009. Whitney’s passion is working with investors, helping them secure financial security via the exceptional opportunities that multifamily syndication offers. Whitney hosts The Real Estate Syndication Show, a daily podcast where he has now interviewed over 850 experts providing cutting-edge tools and strategies of the syndication business. Whitney and his wife Chelsea are on a mission to help other families through the process of adoption. They have personally endured the financial burdens that the process puts on families and have committed 50% of their profits to this goal. Whitney and Chelsea have three children by adoption.
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