Exiting Corporate America After Building a $20 Million Business Unit - Jerome Myers
Jerome Myers is the founder of The Myers Development Group. He is a fellow podcaster, entrepreneur, and real estate investor. Jerome started his journey by climbing the corporate ladder until one day dropped out, and set sail into the entrepreneurship world.
[00:01 – 07:56] Opening Segment
I introduce the guest, Jerome Myers
Jerome talks about his background and how his journey began
[07:57 – 14:33] From Professional Engineer to Apartment Owner
Jerome shares what it was like turning from a corporate dropout to multifamily ownership
[14:34 – 28:51] Exiting the Corporate World
Jerome discusses how he prepared and went about transitioning from the corporate world to entrepreneurship
Jerome shares fantastic advice for individuals considering the same transition
The people that supported Jerome in his journey
What would you do today if you were given a chance to start the transition all over again?
Diversify your streams of income
[28:52 – 31:30] Lead A Life That Excites You
How do you feel now after exiting the corporate world?
It led to a lifestyle that I’m excited about.
What advice would you give to the people trying to diversify their income stream?
Make sure there’s something tangible to what you’re doing
Figure out how you can make an impact
[31:31 – 36:02] The Contrarian 3-Pack
What would you say the most contrarian investment is within your portfolio?
It’s got to be apartments. I like small apartments.
What’s your favorite activity to do with your friends and family outside of work?
I love caves. So, when we go away, a lot of times, we wind up on the Caribbean, and we’ll go into wild caves and check out stuff.
What actions, whether within work or family, offer you the most fulfillment in life?
I love hanging out with my girls. They are my favorite people in the world.
Connect with Jerome online! See the links below.
“I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur.” – Jerome Myers
“The thing that I did wrong, John, was I self-educated. And I’ll tell this to anybody. It was the most inefficient and ineffective way to figure out how to get this thing done.” - Jerome Myers
“The final thing I would have done if I could do it all over again would be to be more vocal about who I am and what I’m about.” – Jerome Myers