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Nick Ruiz made a name for himself in the real estate business and ran into some difficult times when the economy crashed around 2008. He’s now starting a new project called www.RecycledGoGetter.com where he helps you increase your sales. In this interview of the Defining Success Podcast Nick Ruiz shares his expertise on business and real estate.
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Nick Ruiz is the owner of RecycledGoGetter.com. He’s obsessive. He’s passionate and he’s building a go-getter community online. Learn the subtle and “between the lines” language of psychology and human behavior to increase your sales, beat your competitors and become a better entrepreneur.
Nick Ruiz has always been passionate about selling. And at an early age he got involved with AmWay and loved the skills he developed while working for the multi-level marketing business. Nick is a firm believer in getting out of his comfort zone and working with AmWay helped him get out of his comfort zone and work on selling.
At 19 years old, Nick Ruiz saw an informercial featuring Carleton Sheets, No Money Down Real Estate, and he developed an interest in real estate. He bought the program for $299 and started researching real estate based off of the advice given in the program. He purchased his first property and he was making $500 a month profit by bringing in renters.
At 21 years old, Nick sold his first house and made a $22,000 and sold his second property and made $35,000 in one check. In his twenties, he bought 65 buildings and bought and sold over 100 properties.
In 2008, Nick’s world came crashing down as he had borrowed millions of dollars to fund his real estate investments and was put out of business and had to go through bankruptcy. Nick started buying, rehabbing and selling and he’s been mildly successful doing it up to this point.
Nick thinks the real estate market has bottomed out. He thinks that now we’re safe in real estate and that things are looking up. It is now no longer a buyers market and it’s shifted to have an even balance between buyers and sellers. It’s hard to find amazingly cheap deals because things are shifting.
Every community has a real estate investors group and Nick recommends you find a group like that and immerse yourself in that group. Real estate is a people business. He also recommends finding realtors who are also in real estate investing.
Nick recently started RecycledGoGetter.com and began learning online marketing and social media and he wanted to get into business. Nick’s goal was to develop a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and wants to help his entrepreneurs in any way he can. Nick uses video to get his content and message across to other entrepreneurs.
One of Nick’s favorite interviews was and interview with Robert Greene. Robert has written several books on mastery and how to master your craft. Robert and Nick had a lot in common and he really loved everything Robert had to say.
Nick believes everyone has an expertise that they should share with others. Most people think that they may not be experts but that they actually have something of value to offer.
Nick believes success is that if you can wake up and truly love what you’re doing…are passionate about it and make a difference in other people’s lives and get paid for it. Then you are successful. Check out Nick Ruiz’s page to learn how you can increase your sales.
Engaging Discussion Questions:
- Have you ever had a period of struggle in your life?
- What’s the BEST way to increase your sales?
Links to Great Stuff:
RecycledGoGetter.com – “Learn the subtle and ‘between the lines’ language of psychology and human behavior to sell more of your stuff, beat your competitiors, and became a better entrepreneur.”
Carleton Sheets – “Carleton Sheets is recognized as the best-selling author of the No Down Payment® home study course as well as other successful real estate
books, video and audio programs. He has sold more than 3,000,000 copies of his
programs in the United States alone.”
Robert Green – “Three-time NYT best-selling author Robert Greene uses his site to reveal and discuss in-depth the dark side of our culture and relationships.”
- “People don’t realize that even if you think you don’t have an expertise, you do.”
- “The trick to getting a big following is to get in front of other people’s audiences.”
- “There is a lot of content out there and you ain’t special so you have to find something unique and get that out there.”
- “When times are good you party. When times are bad you ponder.” Tony Robbins via Nick Ruiz
- “Immerse yourself around other successful investors.”
- “I believe in getting scarred.”
- “When the winds change you have to adjust your sails.”
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