Calvin Chin is the co-founder and CEO of Zen Coast University, an online coaching mastermind that builds people’s knowledge in real estate investing.
Calvin grew up thinking he should get a corporate job and get his head down until he retired at 65 with the white picket fence and two and a half kids. He was doing what society thought was successful. Eventually, he started investing in real estate, now having options other than just the W-2. He then scaled up to apartment complexes with 88 units across the United States.
Having climbed the first mountain of achieving personal success, Calvin now climbs his second mountain – the legacy piece. He co-founded Zen Coast University, along with his fiance, Jennie, so they can teach people how to create passive income and thereby create a passive impact on the community and the world.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
The second mountain
How he made his first deal
Being comfortable with being uncomfortable
Tapping into the power of affirmations
Getting clear on your purpose so you can prioritize things
Habits are what builds the outcome
The power of mentorship and coaching
The Second Mountain
A Second Mountain is a book written by David Brooks who shares this idea of how human beings embark on a journey from the first mountain to a second mountain. The first mountain is all about how you can be fulfilled in life – finances, family life, friends, faith, philanthropy, etc. The second mountain is the legacy piece – what you want to be remembered for. What's the impact you can make not only in your life, but in your family's life and your community's life, and the world? What can you do to give back to other people?
Coming in with Abundance
When people increase income, their expenses go up too. Figure out how you can lower your expenses. If you can get financially abundant yourself, that shows because you're not hungry and you're not thirsty for the commission and you can talk authentically.
Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
The times you're uncomfortable is when you have the most growth. If you're comfortable, you're being complacent, and complacency is a dangerous word because you can't be comfortable and complacent.
Fear is a big component of it. But fear is an emotion that your body gives out as a defense mechanism. When you do the thing you’re fearful of, you realize it wasn’t hard after all. And so, there’s that self-worth aspect as well.
Priority and Productivity
People that are productive are productive because they're fueled by priority. And they're prioritized based on their purpose. When you get really clear on your purpose, then you can begin to prioritize the things in your life. When you begin to prioritize the things in your life, you become productive.
https://zencoast.mykajabi.com/ (Zen Coast University)
https://www.amazon.com/Second-Mountain-David-Brooks/dp/0812993268 (A Second Mountain) by David Brooks