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Real Estate Journey from Debt to Wealth (with Mathew Pezon)

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💡 Guest bio

Mathew Pezon was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, into a family with a strong engineering background. Growing up, he was always interested in math and science, and he was motivated to start his own business due to the financial challenges his family faced after his parents split up. Believing that a degree in chemical engineering would lead him to success, Mathew attended engineering school and began his career in the field. However, his first job out of college was during the depths of the great recession in 2010, which presented him with new challenges and opportunities to grow.

ℹ️ Introduction

In this episode of Frugalpreneur, we feature Mathew Pezon, a fourth-generation engineer turned successful real estate entrepreneur from Easton, Pennsylvania. Mathew shares his inspiring journey of bootstrapping his business, emphasizing the importance of financial discipline and frugality. He discusses his early struggles, such as being labeled the worst employee and facing significant debt, which motivated him to pursue independence and start his own business. Through persistence, grit, and a low-cost, savings-focused mindset, he managed to build his real estate empire while minimizing expenses and maximizing income.

Mathew provides valuable tips for fellow entrepreneurs on how to bootstrap effectively, stressing the need to prioritize high-value activities, maintain good credit, save cash reserves, and understand the importance of bookkeeping. His story serves as a powerful example of how financial discipline and strategic decision-making can lead to success in the world of entrepreneurship. Tune in to glean practical insights and inspiration from Mathew's journey, and learn how you too can bootstrap your business to new heights.

📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Struggles with finances led to pursuing entrepreneurship.

04:30 Started with no money, used creative marketing.

08:00 Bookkeeping is crucial for understanding business finances.

09:40 Entrepreneur tips: understand your numbers, offer help.

❇️ Key topics and bullets

Sure, here is a comprehensive sequence of topics covered in this text, with sub-topic bullets below each primary topic:

**Primary Topic: Introduction to Mathew**

- Mathew's background as a 4th generation engineer

- Motivation to get started in business due to childhood financial struggles

- Pursuit of a chemical engineering degree and early career experiences

**Primary Topic: Bootstrapping Journey**

- Mathew's experience of being told he was the worst employee at his first job during the Great Recession

- His resolve to not depend on employment for financial sustainability

- Pursuit of further education and involvement in real estate investment

- The frugality mindset on both personal and business sides

**Sub-Topic: Personal Frugality**

- Living frugally in a friend's basement to reduce personal expenses

- Making meals in bulk and limiting social activities

**Sub-Topic: Business Frugality**

- Lack of budget for marketing and working through realtors and meetups to find properties

- Handwriting letters and making calls for marketing on a limited budget

- Doing all the work himself without massive spending

**Primary Topic: Bootstrapping Success and Failures**

- Success in maximizing income and minimizing expenses through persistence and grit

- Failure in focusing on higher value activities during the bootstrapping phase

**Primary Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Bootstrapping**

- Importance of good personal credit for access to lines of credit and loans

- Maximizing personal income and reducing expenses to invest more in the business

- Saving cash reserves and maintaining control over finances

- Focusing efforts on high-value activities to generate income

**Primary Topic: Understanding Financials and Parting Words**

- Importance of understanding financials and bookkeeping for bootstrapped businesses

- Offer to have business discussions and consultations on Matthew's website

Each of these primary and sub-topics reveals valuable insights and lessons learned from Mathew's bootstrapping journey and provides actionable tips and tactics for the podcast's audience to implement in their own bootstrap business journey.

❓ Questions

1. What part of Mathew's story stood out to you the most and why?

2. How do you feel about Mathew's decision to start a business after facing challenges with finances as a child and receiving negative feedback from his first employer?

3. In what ways do you think Mathew's background in chemical engineering has influenced his approach to real estate investing?

4. How do you interpret Mathew's emphasis on living frugally and being persistent in both personal and business aspects of his life?

5. Do you think Mathew's focus on maximizing income and minimizing expenses was the key to his bootstrapping success? Why or why not?

6. What are your thoughts on Mathew's reflection on his failure to outsource lower value tasks when bootstrapping his business? Can you relate to this in your own experiences?

7. Which of Mathew's recommendations for bootstrapping a business do you find most valuable, and how could you apply it to your own entrepreneurial journey?

8. How important do you think it is for entrepreneurs to have a firm understanding of their financials when bootstrapping a business, based on Mathew's insights?

9. What do you think about Mathew's offer to discuss entrepreneurship and business matters with listeners? Would you consider reaching out to him for advice?

10. If you were to give advice to someone just starting their entrepreneurial journey, what lessons or strategies from Mathew's story would you encourage them to consider?

Resources:

https://www.pezonproperties.com

Follow the Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/

Sponsor Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/p/sponsor-the-show/

Leave a Message for the Show

https://podinbox.com/frugalpreneur

Grab Your Free E-Books:

https://www.ampmypod.com/freebook

Join the Free Community:

https://www.skool.com/ampmypod

Get Your Podcast Audited:

https://www.ampmypod.com/audit

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💡 Guest bio

Mathew Pezon was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, into a family with a strong engineering background. Growing up, he was always interested in math and science, and he was motivated to start his own business due to the financial challenges his family faced after his parents split up. Believing that a degree in chemical engineering would lead him to success, Mathew attended engineering school and began his career in the field. However, his first job out of college was during the depths of the great recession in 2010, which presented him with new challenges and opportunities to grow.

ℹ️ Introduction

In this episode of Frugalpreneur, we feature Mathew Pezon, a fourth-generation engineer turned successful real estate entrepreneur from Easton, Pennsylvania. Mathew shares his inspiring journey of bootstrapping his business, emphasizing the importance of financial discipline and frugality. He discusses his early struggles, such as being labeled the worst employee and facing significant debt, which motivated him to pursue independence and start his own business. Through persistence, grit, and a low-cost, savings-focused mindset, he managed to build his real estate empire while minimizing expenses and maximizing income.

Mathew provides valuable tips for fellow entrepreneurs on how to bootstrap effectively, stressing the need to prioritize high-value activities, maintain good credit, save cash reserves, and understand the importance of bookkeeping. His story serves as a powerful example of how financial discipline and strategic decision-making can lead to success in the world of entrepreneurship. Tune in to glean practical insights and inspiration from Mathew's journey, and learn how you too can bootstrap your business to new heights.

📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Struggles with finances led to pursuing entrepreneurship.

04:30 Started with no money, used creative marketing.

08:00 Bookkeeping is crucial for understanding business finances.

09:40 Entrepreneur tips: understand your numbers, offer help.

❇️ Key topics and bullets

Sure, here is a comprehensive sequence of topics covered in this text, with sub-topic bullets below each primary topic:

**Primary Topic: Introduction to Mathew**

- Mathew's background as a 4th generation engineer

- Motivation to get started in business due to childhood financial struggles

- Pursuit of a chemical engineering degree and early career experiences

**Primary Topic: Bootstrapping Journey**

- Mathew's experience of being told he was the worst employee at his first job during the Great Recession

- His resolve to not depend on employment for financial sustainability

- Pursuit of further education and involvement in real estate investment

- The frugality mindset on both personal and business sides

**Sub-Topic: Personal Frugality**

- Living frugally in a friend's basement to reduce personal expenses

- Making meals in bulk and limiting social activities

**Sub-Topic: Business Frugality**

- Lack of budget for marketing and working through realtors and meetups to find properties

- Handwriting letters and making calls for marketing on a limited budget

- Doing all the work himself without massive spending

**Primary Topic: Bootstrapping Success and Failures**

- Success in maximizing income and minimizing expenses through persistence and grit

- Failure in focusing on higher value activities during the bootstrapping phase

**Primary Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Bootstrapping**

- Importance of good personal credit for access to lines of credit and loans

- Maximizing personal income and reducing expenses to invest more in the business

- Saving cash reserves and maintaining control over finances

- Focusing efforts on high-value activities to generate income

**Primary Topic: Understanding Financials and Parting Words**

- Importance of understanding financials and bookkeeping for bootstrapped businesses

- Offer to have business discussions and consultations on Matthew's website

Each of these primary and sub-topics reveals valuable insights and lessons learned from Mathew's bootstrapping journey and provides actionable tips and tactics for the podcast's audience to implement in their own bootstrap business journey.

❓ Questions

1. What part of Mathew's story stood out to you the most and why?

2. How do you feel about Mathew's decision to start a business after facing challenges with finances as a child and receiving negative feedback from his first employer?

3. In what ways do you think Mathew's background in chemical engineering has influenced his approach to real estate investing?

4. How do you interpret Mathew's emphasis on living frugally and being persistent in both personal and business aspects of his life?

5. Do you think Mathew's focus on maximizing income and minimizing expenses was the key to his bootstrapping success? Why or why not?

6. What are your thoughts on Mathew's reflection on his failure to outsource lower value tasks when bootstrapping his business? Can you relate to this in your own experiences?

7. Which of Mathew's recommendations for bootstrapping a business do you find most valuable, and how could you apply it to your own entrepreneurial journey?

8. How important do you think it is for entrepreneurs to have a firm understanding of their financials when bootstrapping a business, based on Mathew's insights?

9. What do you think about Mathew's offer to discuss entrepreneurship and business matters with listeners? Would you consider reaching out to him for advice?

10. If you were to give advice to someone just starting their entrepreneurial journey, what lessons or strategies from Mathew's story would you encourage them to consider?

Resources:

https://www.pezonproperties.com

Follow the Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/

Sponsor Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/p/sponsor-the-show/

Leave a Message for the Show

https://podinbox.com/frugalpreneur

Grab Your Free E-Books:

https://www.ampmypod.com/freebook

Join the Free Community:

https://www.skool.com/ampmypod

Get Your Podcast Audited:

https://www.ampmypod.com/audit

  continue reading

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