• John Casmon

How to Create a Balanced Life with Maurice Philogene, Episode 137


Maurice Philogene is a full-time consultant, multifamily investor, restauranteur, reserve in the US Air Force, AND a street cop. And that doesn’t even consider his passion for travel and time with his family. So how in the world does he do it all? He started by making a purposeful decision to focus on amazing experiences, people, and connections over achieving corporate accolades. He has created passive income that empowers him to focus on his passions and request the necessary flexibility to pursue his dreams. On this episode, he talks about the mindset to create flexibility in your day job, creating passive income and focusing on the things that matter most.

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Key Insights

  • Maurice is a full-time consultant, Air Force Reserves, street cop and real estate and restaurant investor

  • Experience working with a vast array of people in various situations

  • Focused on creating different flows of passive income for freedom

  • The military opened doors to live a non-traditional work life

  • Made a purposeful decision to focus on amazing experiences, people and connections around the world

  • Chooses to buck society’s pressures to climb the corporate ladder so he has more time for the things he loves

  • Say no to most things and yes to the things you are passionate about

  • Self-managed single-family properties for 14 years

  • Fear and tension – you have to go through it to get what you want

  • What Maurice looks for in partners: passion and integrity

Bull’s Eye Tips:

Apparent Failure, Future Success:

Market downturn, he negotiated with creditors and worked his butt off for years

Most Recommended Book:

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Most Recommended Digital/Mobile Resource:

Earthclass Mail

Daily Habit:

Waking up at 4am

Wish I Knew Starting Out:

Investing in SFR is 1 door; 1 tenant leaving = 100% vacancy

Wish I Knew Last Year:

Develop what you want and sharing that knowledge with others

Current Curiosity:

Other cultures

Best Place to Grab a Bite:

Teddy and the Bully Bar

The Lane (Coming Jan 2020)

Tweet This:

“Life is negotiable”

“If you don’t ask the question, you make the conscious decision that the answer is no”

Connect with Maurice:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauricephilogene/

Instagram: @mauricephilogene

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