Former NFL Player Starts From Zero To A 7 Figure Business With Dean Rogers

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Dean Rogers had a great run as an NFL player, but what made him pivot to the path of entrepreneurship? In this episode, Dean shares his secrets about starting from zero to building 7 figure business. Although he had no network and skills, he took action and did not overthink, which made him close his first deal. If you want to learn more from his real story of how he walked away from a 7 figure contract and opened the doors to writing his real estate success story? Tune in to this episode now, collect some gems of insights from Dean, and write your own real estate success story!

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Former NFL Player Starts From Zero To A 7 Figure Business With Dean Rogers

I am very honored. We have a special guest. Dean Rogers is with us. Welcome, Dean.

Thanks for having me.

I’m so excited to have you. Why don’t we jump in and dive into things? Why don’t you tell our readers a little bit about yourself, your background and where you’re at?

Let’s do it. I’m excited too. Every time I talk to you, I have a great time and you get me pumped up. One thing before I get into it, the one thing I want to say is everybody’s got a story. The sooner you realize that, whether you’re just getting started and don’t think you do, that is already part of your story. My story is I started as a football guy. Growing up, playing sports, I excelled at them, did great and always filled out. I wanted to be a professional athlete when I was a kid in class. Flash forward, I made it to the NFL and the San Diego Chargers.

Did you ever think you’d make it to the NFL?

It was one of those things. When I think about that, I grew up in a small farm town in Central California. The world outside like Hollywood was too big a living. I was like, “Could I be someone like that?” There was always a little bit of doubt but at the same time, sports was my thing. It was always my vehicle. I didn’t have to do much talking or other than show up, perform and get results.

That was my way to socialize with people, meet new people and have success throughout childhood, high school, college and the NFL. For me, at each stage, I continued to get better, perform, get results, do well, get accolades and get noticed by whoever was at the next level. There were these feelings of, “It looks like it’s a possibility so I’m not going to slow down or stop.” One of the things that helped me get there was that I was disciplined. I was committed. I wasn’t going out, partying, drinking, staying up all hours of the night, messing around and doing all that stuff. I was focused. That contributed hugely to making it to each step in the next level.

Julie, I was a football guy. I made it to the San Diego Chargers and got signed. There’s an infinite amount of stories there about the whole experience but imagine this. You go to a small football college where some people have made it to the next level but it still feels unattainable. Football professional scouts we’re showing up to games, watching me and going to practice and stuff. It seems like there is a possibility. It is real.

When it was time for the draft, I had about twelve different teams talking to me. Some people are interested so this is cool. This is getting real. I ended up getting a call from the Chargers and they asked me, “Are your bags packed? You’re going to be there 6:00 AM tomorrow.” It was like 5:00 PM so they weren’t messing around. I remember jumping around like a schoolgirl in the house with my brother-in-law. It was crazy and so cool. That all happens.

I roll into the town and everything takes place from there but imagine this. One day or the day before, I’m playing video games for 3 or 4, 5 hours a day because I’m training for the NFL hoping that team will pick me up. The other 4 or 5 I was training. I’m playing with these guys on Madden. The next day, I’m in the locker room three lockers away from Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson. It was crazy. It was such a surreal feeling. I’d been around big-time people before playing sports and getting recognition but you’re in the locker room and those are your peers now.

It’s so different. To highlight some of the other experiences. If you ever watched Hard Knocks which is on HBO, it shows what it’s like to be on the team, how intense it is and how cutthroat. Alpha energy is everywhere. It’s pretty intense. It’s the business side. It’s me or nobody else type of mentality. Everybody’s fighting for that spot because you’re on a team of 56 or however many people and there are only 32 teams. How many people in the world get to play that sport?

If you’ve seen Hard Knocks, you’ll get a taste of that. If you’ve also seen Ballers on HBO, you’ll get a taste of Hollywood with The Rock in it, Dwayne Johnson. You’ll get the taste of the women, money, houses and red-carpet events. That also is happening in that environment or world. That is real life. To be thrust into this new environment was pretty crazy. Everywhere we went was a red carpet experience. Believe me, I came from a small college. I wasn’t a big-name first-round draft pick but people were screaming to get my autograph and following me to my car, men and women. There was weird stuff happening all the time because you were wearing a jersey.

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7 Figure Business: So to be thrust into this new environment was pretty crazy. Like just everywhere we went, is a red carpet experience.

My whole story with the NFL is I was playing great and feeling great. Norv Turner was the coach. He regularly would stop me and tell me that I’m going to have a long career. I’m feeling like on top of the world like I made it to my hopes and dreams but Norv Turner moved me from tight end, which I played in college to full back.

For me, even though I was playing great and feeling great at that position, if you know about football, you are primarily a blocker. Usually, on that play, you’re running 10 yards to go kill the other guy. When you’re playing tight end, you’re about 1 yard or 2 away usually from the guy you’re going to block on a ram play and then you’re going out and catching passes, scoring touchdowns.

Fullbacks can go out and catch touchdowns and stuff too but usually, they’re blocking. The collisions are the biggest collisions on the field out of any other player or anything else. For the first time in my life and I’d been playing this sport since seventh grade, I had to ice my head after practice. The collisions were so intense with the biggest, fastest, strongest people on the earth. We’re running like two rams hitting our heads meeting right in this tiny gap in between giant linemen.

For me, that opened up my eyes because ESPN started talking about concussions. Junior Seau killed himself that year. I saw old veterans walking around beat up. Their eyes were looking a little bit blank. It scared the living heck out of me. Even though I had in my hands the most amazing thing that anybody would dream and hope for in terms of an opportunity, I didn’t have the leverage to go to Norv Turner and say, “Antonio Gates Hall of Fame tight end. I want to play that position. Can you tell him to play back up or something?” I wasn’t good enough to do that.

With that being said, I had this awareness that if I kept doing this, I was going to die at an earlier age. I was going to be hurting. Who knows? I swear I have a twin separated at birth who was in the league in the same year and played for eight seasons in the same position. If you put us next to each other, you’d think we were brothers. He had a great career but maybe his head reacted differently than mine. I don’t know or maybe he’s feeling it now. Could I have made the millions of dollars that I signed a contract for? Sure, but I chose to walk away from the seven-figure contract and start all over.

That probably had to be a hard decision. It’s like your health and your future or the money? Is the money worth it?

Had my head felt great? I was brain-dead and could hit my head all day and it didn’t matter, then the rest of my body felt good. Maybe I’d still would’ve played for years but that was my reality and my story. I recognized that I had to move on and hang up the cleats. I walked away from it and got started brand new.

I had a good friend from college whom I played football with. He knew I was done and said, “I got an opportunity for you. It’s a tech company out of the Bay Area. I can walk you in the door.” He did that and I got started. I will forever be grateful for that because it set me up in a good position. What it did also do for me is it gave me the realization after a year of busting my butt. I was laughing about how easy it was. I was putting my body on the line physically and mentally, having to be ready to play and continue to play at such a high level.

The level of exertion that you had to put your body through to play at that level was 100 out of 100. I’m sitting at a desk typing a keyboard. It was a 15 out of 100. I was laughing at how much effort it was but I put in a lot of hard work. At the end of the day, after a year of busting my butt, from that seven-figure contract I had to that new $65,000 salary job I had in the Bay Area, which is very expensive to live. They are like, “Congratulations. You worked so hard. We’re increasing your salary to $67,000.” I said, “I got to look for something else. This is not the vehicle.” I think it was the platform to help me get started but it also was a launching pad to let me know there was something else for me that I could apply my effort and excitement to go accomplish and achieve similar to sports. There had to be something.

I had to find my second passion. For me, I remember the late-night Dean Graziosi infomercials and watching those as a teenager and thinking, “I might want to be a real estate agent when I grow up. What do I want to do?” I thought the tech company was the perfect picture but it felt like it had a cap on my potential. I went to Google and typed in how to get started in real estate. I found Sean Terry’s Flip2Freedom Podcast.

The moment I heard his quirky voice and his excitement and how he was transforming other people’s lives that were everyday average Joe’s that could do this if they followed some steps, I was insanely obsessed, went all in and followed everything he said in his free podcast. I didn’t have YouTube or a coaching program. I had nothing but the audio that I listened to on my phone. I remember 3 months after the 1st day I did that google search, I closed my first deal. The cherry on top was it was me co-wholesaling that deal with Sean Terry. I followed his strategies.

What are the odds of that?

The odds are slim but it’s because I took so much action and followed to a T what he was teaching that I followed his strategies in his market to where I then had an opportunity. I had a property under contract and I couldn’t get us sold. I contacted Sean by going to his website, filling out the web form like I was a seller and then his acquisition guy called me. I gave him the scoop on what was happening. He’s like, “Sean will take care of this. He should be able to get it sold.”

The reality is I had no network or real skills to that point. I was taking action and not overthinking it. Typically, I am an overthinker. I’m very logical with a lot of analysis and stuff but I took action because I was so determined that I needed to do something different. That’s the story with the Sean Terry deal. I did a couple with him and then had some more resources to put towards more marketing. It’s been an upward trend from there with some bumps and mistakes throughout the years. That’s my start in real estate.

Since you started real estate and made this your passion from the NFL, is there any one deal that stands out from when you first started that may have been one of the biggest learning curves for you that you can share? Tell me your worst horror story.

I’ve had a deal we closed for $148,000 net profit. The biggest deals that are worth telling are the mistakes. I can say those with confidence because I know that they were important learning lessons. I also know that they were the story that most entrepreneurs face. The reality is you want to talk about the flashy, “This year, we’ll do $3 million in deals. I got a rental portfolio at $10 million.” I could flash all these things but what’s the real story?

The real story is having to overcome objections like everyone else. I walked away from the seven-figure contract. I had to start over like most everyone else with very few resources. I had to be resourceful and fight. It was hard. It took years to have the breakthrough and feel like I made it. It wasn’t an overnight success. It wasn’t like, “I’m so good. I got all these skills and talents. Everything I touch is gold.”

I had to be resourceful, and I had to fight and fight. It took years to have the breakthrough, to feel like I made it. It wasn't an overnight success. Click To Tweet

It was like, “No, those things I touched broke and I lost money.” I took a step back. “Why is this happening to me? How do I overcome this?” It was having to look myself in the mirror and realize, “You got to get to work, figure it out and fight through it.” The two biggest lessons were after my first year of doing this. I can’t remember so I had to go back and look. I had 6 to 8 deals in my 1st year of wholesaling. It was single-family houses. I ran into my now business partner.

I was wholesaling him a couple of deals and he was like, “You’re good at finding deals. Let’s do some flips together. Do you want to do some flips?” I’m like, “I still don’t have enough resources to buy deals.” He’s like, “Don’t worry about it. I got you. Just find the deal and I’ll bring in the resources, manage the flips and stuff like that.” He mentioned, “Things are slowing down in our current market in Central California. How about Arizona? I know you did some deals with some guy out there,” which is Sean Terry. He didn’t know any of that stuff yet.

He’s like, “What about doing some flips there?” I said, “Cool. I have some contacts with some realtors and wholesalers. We could buy some property.” We jump right into it. We buy 6 properties within the 1st month. He’s like, “We should pump the brakes.” I’m like, “What are you talking about? This is great. Let’s keep buying.” He’s like, “No, let’s see how these go and we’ll make a decision from there.”

The short story is for those, we made money but on two of them, we lost $100,000. That’s a lot of money, especially when things are tight. Those are my very first flips. I had only wholesale before that. I joined FortuneBuilders. It was a big community. They had taught me all the A to Z, how to flip a house. “What are all the things you need to do? These are the contracts. These are the right things to do. These are the type of things that you put in the house, appliances and finishes.”

I followed all that to a T but I didn’t do the obvious things like vetting the contract correctly. I trusted the comps from the realtor. It wasn’t apples to apples. On this side of the street, the house is sold for what price we were going for. This side of the street where our house was, was not so much. It was things like that that stacked up to be a nightmare. The contractor did such bad work so we had to redo the entire house. It was that bad. Problem after problem, stacking on itself, taking forever to sell the house. We ended up losing that money.

It was a big ouchie, as I would say with my kids, and a big setback for me barely getting started in the game and having little resources. I had to fight like heck to get more deals back in our backyard and market and get those deals to make that money back. That was hard and painful for me but it taught me that I had to be careful. I couldn’t just trust anybody because I always had this good nature about myself. I like to think that I attract good people. I had this still young mentality, “Why would anybody do anything wrong to me?”

There aren’t bad people out there but I learned that naturally there are and some people will take advantage and do bad things. That was a big learning lesson. The second one, Julie, was 3 or 4 years down the road from then is another similar situation. It was something outside of my comfort zone and area of expertise. It was another real estate investor in San Diego. I’m back in San Diego now.

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7 Figure Business: Naturally, some people will take advantage and do bad things.

He was in our community of people and other investors. Other people were doing deals with him. He said, “I got this opportunity. Here are the numbers. It’s a new construction project, two houses. I’ll build one, you build the other. I got all the plans and permits approved. We can start tomorrow. Buy this lot.” He had all the bad intentions and everything. It was a house of cards. He had nothing ready to go. The hard money lender that was supposed to be ready to go had already withdrawn money with fake receipts and wasn’t making payments. It was nasty.

He had borrowed millions of dollars from other investors on other properties that weren’t properly secured. He was blowing the money. He ended up getting 30 different lawsuits. Here I am, one of the victims, if you want to call it, sitting there with this piece of dirt with no dirt that’s ready to be moved. I had to go work with the city, renegotiate prices with architects and engineers and try to discount. It was a nightmare. I ended up selling it and losing $187,000 personally. It was a big ouchie.

It was right before my first son was born and it was supposed to be a deal where it was like, “This is going to be a great profit. It’s a good foundation for the family.” It was terrible. At the end of the day, I can’t blame anyone else but myself and that’s a big lesson. I had to learn that I had to take ownership. He didn’t make me do the deal. It’s not like he took his car and drove it into my house. I decided to do that deal and I needed to do my due diligence correctly.

I needed to make one more phone call. If I would’ve called the hard money lender whom I knew and had their cell phone, I would’ve found out that he already withdrew money. If I would’ve called the engineer and said, “These plans are approved right? No, he hasn’t even paid you? What are you talking about? He said it was approved,” that would’ve saved me so much pain, effort and money. The biggest lesson I learned is to stay in my lane of expertise. If I’m doing anything new, I have to overdo due diligence because that’s where you can get hurt. That’s the biggest lesson that I learned from that.

Honestly, you’re right. We learn most from our mistakes. When I make a mistake and it’s a gut-wrenching mistake, I’ll never forget that one. What a story. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about where you’re at with your business, what you’re focused on and where direction you think you’re going for 2023? Do you have some major goals or different directions you want to go or implement? I’d love to hear all of that.

I told you all the horror stories, the painful stuff and the learning lessons, which is important for people to understand because social media can portray everything so easily. An outsider looking in would look and see, “You are the epitome of what I want to be and do,” which took a lot to get here. I had to overcome things. Most people have a similar story of things they have to overcome. Flash forward, we’ve flipped and wholesaled hundreds of houses. We got a rental portfolio of $10 million. We’re doing over 100 deals a year. We’ve scaled it to there. Our team is crushing it. We’re doing great.

One of the things that were a big shift for us in our business was the abundance mindset and the community mindset. That is one of the hugest untapped opportunities for everybody in any business because most of us have a natural belief. Julie, you’re another investor so you’re a competitor. If you buy a house, that means it’s one less house that I could have bought. That means there’s less opportunity if there are more people like you.

That’s a misconception. The reality is if you shift your mindset to abundance that if there are more people like me, there are more opportunities for me and you take action and implement different strategies, that can become your reality. A few years ago, we had the intention. People know us. People know we’re doing deals and we buy some deals from other investors but I feel like there’s more opportunity.

We started a meetup. That quickly turned into a virtual meetup with what was going on in the world. In the first in-person meetup that we had, we had 100 people show up. That was with a month’s notice before our very first meetup. We knew we were onto something. People were hungry to meet and collaborate. I thought to myself, “Now that I’m forced to be virtual, how can I still have an impact?”

I started being more present on social media. Before, it was me walking around with my kids because I’m a virtual investor pretty much. My business partner and my team are in central California and I live in San Diego. I can’t walk into houses, show my story and look at the before and after as much as if I was there. It’s me walking around town with my kids. People think I don’t work at all. I started sharing more about the business and it was more about the results like, “We closed another deal. Here’s escrow saying that we’re on record,” and then talking about it.

“This was a $20,000 deal or a $40,000 deal. Here’s what happened. Here are the details.” The next level to that was, “If there’s anyone else out there that needs help like if you have a qualified lead and you need us to call the seller, need us to negotiate the deal, go on the appointment, take pictures, help with getting it under contract or let’s say, you already have it under contract and you need help to sell it to a buyer at a top dollar because you want to wholesale it, anything at all, if you want to maximize a deal and you want our help, we’d be happy to help you. We’ll treat it like we’re partners.” We started doing that and then people started reaching out.

Once people started reaching out, we started getting results. I had results to share with other people. “Look at this deal we did. We closed a $40,000 deal. We both made $20,000. I love sending friends money.” These are almost like friends. They develop into relationships then it turned into something fun where I was like, “How could I brand this and make it fun and playful?” I thought, “I’m going to call it friends with benefits.”

I got t-shirts made that said Friends with Benefits on the back. You’re in the friend zone until we do a deal and then we’re friends with benefits. I started sharing and talking about friends with benefits on social media. It turned into $1 million of revenue for our business from doing friends-with-benefit deals. I should trademark it. Some other people have started to use it.

It opened up a new door to the community. There are no competitors. There are partners and people. I am willing to help anybody. If there’s somebody new, experienced or has a question, I’m still willing and able to put as much effort in terms of helping them understand what the deal should look like and what would allow them to make a deal. By putting out value on others, the law of attraction, abundance, mindset and all these different words you use, the world reciprocates that.

The world reciprocates by putting a value on others. You use the law of attraction, abundance, mindset, and all these different words. Click To Tweet

I am the same as you. I believe in the law of attraction. The more good you put out, the more you’ll receive abundance. I do that all the time. People will be like, “I’ll book people,” if they say they need exposure. I’m like, “I’ll have my team book you on ten podcasts.” I don’t ask for money. I don’t charge them or do anything. I’m like, “Here, let me help you out,” without any return. It’s crazy how much that works because it comes around tenfold.

The most powerful tool that is in my business is giving value to others. It is the networking part. I saw that also as we were doing our meetups and with other investors that I know and respect in my area doing meetups. Last December 2021, I got us all on a Zoom call and said, “Let’s collaborate. Let’s schedule out so that your meetup is on this month and my meetup is on the next month. It’s not like what we were having to happen where this Thursday is my meetup and next Tuesday is yours.”

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7 Figure Business: The most powerful tool in this business is giving value to others.

People are thinking, “I already went to a meetup so I don’t want to go to another one next week.” We’re not helping each other. We’re hindering. We’re not collaborating. We got together and started scheduling meetups. We started co-hosting meetups. The co-hosting meetups are so much fun and attract so much more people. Instead of 100 or sometimes a little bit less than 70 or 80 people showing up to my meetups, we have 200 to 300 people showing up to meetups.

It’s almost like elbow room only. Everybody is getting tons of value and energized. It feels so good because we all have the same mindset. I’m getting tingles and chills thinking about it because it gives you energy when you continue to surround yourself with other people that are excited and passionate thinking abundantly and not selfishly.

None of us are colliding with one another or friction. We’re all given value. We’re all willing to contribute. There’s something magical that happens. Giving value to others and creating opportunities for networking, myself and others is where the magic happens. This new passion project that I had some friends with pushed me off the cliff to do is to get involved in coaching.

I started a coaching program. It’s already something that I’ve been doing in terms of working with other people. It’s like mentoring. Mentoring and coaching are other levels of commitment. What it’s developed into is a coaching program that I call The Wholesaling Playbook. It is focused on replicating our business, all the marketing strategies that we do and all the systems and operations that we have and how we run our business step by step. “This is how your team should run.”

How to build your team, how to hire your team, the positions you should have and then the whole acquisition process. What are the words you say to a seller that wants to sell their house? How do you control that conversation and put yourself in the best position? How do you fill out the purchase contract? How do you find cash buyers that are paying top dollars? It is an A to Z on how you set up your business like ours. You got to take massive action and it takes time to get there. We’ve got great students. Students are getting success. We do have some newer students. One of them closed a $30,000 deal but a lot of them are experienced investors that are looking to take their business from 1 to 2 deals a month to scale it to be more consistent.

Are they nationwide?

We do have nationwide. There’s no limitation to the region or anything like this. This is applicable to anybody in any area. What’s so fun about it is there’s the coaching program, training material and videos that you watch online but there are also three other aspects to it. There’s accountability. I realize that it’s human nature for people to procrastinate and be too busy. If you have someone looking over your shoulder and kicking you in the butt, it helps motivate you to get things done. Every single week, there’s an accountability check-in where I’m checking in with the students, seeing how they’re doing, what they’re doing and what they need help with and giving that kick in the butt so that they can keep pushing forward.

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7 Figure Business: It’s human nature for people to procrastinate and be too busy. But if you have someone looking over your shoulder, it helps motivate you to get things done.

We have negotiation training every Tuesday and Q&A calls every Wednesday. The negotiation training is cool because we’re calling live leads. We’re all listening in on how those calls are going. Most of the time, we’re calling our leads like the leads that my business has spent money, generated and created. We’re creating an opportunity for the students to call our leads unless they have some of their own that they want to call at that time.

For instance, that one student who was a newer student whom I saw the hustle and that he would get results, blows that $30,000 deal from one of our leads on that call. It’s pretty cool and powerful. The whole intent behind creating the coaching program was to build a community of other people who were having success in the business.

That opens up more doors and compounds itself to building a larger community of people who want to spend time with you, grow with you and win with you. It feeds into what we’ve been doing with networking, joining masterminds and everything. It’s been super fun and something I’ve been having a lot of passion behind.

You’re passionate. That’s why I’m so drawn to you because it’s so nice to hear your story and see how far you’ve come, starting over. You have the NFL background but you didn’t walk away with the seven-figure contract. You had to start from zero and a lot of people can relate to that. For our readers, we are going to have a link if you want to connect with Dean and schedule a call. You can go to Dean, before we close out, I got to ask. Is there anyone influential person that impacted your life in the sense that they contributed to the success that you’re having? I know Sean Terry but is there anyone that was like your ride or die through thick and thin, up and down?

I still think of Sean Terry. I’m going to have to be a fan girl until I die. I feel like I owe so much to Sean. We’ve talked on the phone a couple of times about the deals we did. We’ve texted here and there. I still have yet to meet him in person. He almost went to the meetup that I got back from. When I do meet him, I’m going to give him a long uncomfortable hug because he oozes authenticity and passion. He’s blessed so many people on this earth. It’s person after person I tell my beginning story of real estate, how I did my first deals and they have a similar Sean Terry story. He’s the OG. He was so influential when I got started and he’s still.

I listen to a lot of his stuff on YouTube. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. I do. I listen to a lot of his current stuff. He is an incredible marketer and investor at what he does.

His stuff is still good. I’ve implemented so much of his approach to things, the way that he communicates, the questions he asks and the way that he asks them. It resonated so much with me to where I’m a ride-or-die for Sean Terry.

Do you have any closing words for our viewers or anything you want to say before we close out?

The underground wealth secret for everybody is that there’s very little that separates someone who isn’t successful and someone successful. It’s the common denominator that I have found that at least has worked for me and I’ve seen work for most other people. You’re going to see investors who are doing so great and then you’re like, “Where’d they go?” They fell off the earth. Maybe it was smoke and mirrors. They weren’t doing great but I have found the secret for me. I’ve been Mr. Consistent. I haven’t had the big blowout deals where I’m making insane crazy money on one deal to where I can take a year off because I made so much money.

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We closed a $148,000 net profit deal. We have one that closed that was $84,000. We bought and are about to put on the market one that should net right around $100,000. We bought or going to buy one. This should net around $100,000. You swing the bat and you’ll eventually get some nice hits. My story has typically been singles and doubles. I’m continuing to do that. Trying to figure out what is it that has allowed me to consistently do that always boiled down to discipline. It’s the discipline of not being everything perfect. I’m not Mr. Miracle Morning where I have a beautiful wake-up at 4:30 AM.

I got to ask. Do you think the NFL contributes to your strong discipline?

It does.

The military contributes to mine for sure.

Without questions. Sports is what gave me the structure. This happened for years. I remember that I couldn’t go a day without working out. There was no way that anyone was going to get in my way of preventing me from doing a workout because I would crumble if I didn’t do a workout. My body needed it and craved it.

There were those discipline aspects but those are what I carried over from sports, the NFL into my personal life. Some people will say they’ve got their by-the-minute calendar booked out. That’s not me. What the discipline is that I will consistently every day continue to make steps forward and continue the momentum. I’m not taking a week off. I’m not lowering my effort.

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I’m continuing to move the ball forward and be consistent. It comes down to that discipline to where you’ve got to show up and put in the work. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Take imperfect action but by doing that, it will stack on itself. You might not be blown away with your results in a year and be disappointed with yourself. You look back five years and it’s been years since I started buying rentals. I did all right buying rentals. It’s about taking that imperfect action and being disciplined to keep consistently moving forward. That is the wealth secret. Buy rentals. That will help you also with all the depreciation, wealth building and all that stuff. That’s my secret for the readers for sure.

I want to thank you, Dean, for being here with us on the show. It’s been such an honor and a pleasure to have you on. For our readers, for more information about what Dean and I discussed, you can go to Dean, thank you again. It was so great to get you back on and connect with you. It’s always an honor having you on.

Thanks for having me. I look forward to the next time we talk.

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About Dean Rogers

UWS 16 | 7 Figure BusinessDean Rogers began his career in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. Dean soon realized that if he kept playing his health would be at stake. After walking away from the NFL, he has been in the real estate industry since 2013 leading him to building a successful business in California. Since then, Dean has flipped and wholesaled hundreds of houses and has a rental portfolio of eight figures. He is passionate about real estate and helping others learn how to build wealth and freedom.

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