#223: Our life experiences have an immense impact on our choices. Great things happen when you choose to learn and act positively from what life throws at you. That’s the story of today’s guest, Chris Larsen, founder and Managing Partner of Next-Level Income. Chris learned how to think like an investor and take calculated risks at an early age. This principle helped him achieve financial success.
Chris wrote his book, Next-Level Income, to illustrate that the goal of investing shouldn’t be just about money – it’s more about the search for financial freedom and the freedom that it can provide in your life. There’s so much wisdom in this episode, let’s dive in.
Top 3 Things You’ll Learn:
The value of reading books
How to start investing in real estate with little to no money
How to have true financial independence and live life to the fullest
About Our Guest:
Chris Larsen is the founder and Managing Partner of Next-Level Income. Since retiring after 18 years in the medical device industry, he has dedicated his time to helping others become financially independent through education and investment opportunities. In addition, Chris has been investing in and managing real estate for over 20 years.
While completing his degree in Biomechanical Engineering and MBA in Finance at Virginia Tech, he bought his first single-family rental at age 21. After that, Chris expanded into development, private lending, buying distressed debt and commercial offices, and ultimately syndicating commercial properties. He began syndicating deals in 2016 and has been actively involved in over $500M of real estate acquisitions.
In addition to real estate, Chris has invested in equities, oil & gas, and small business lending, as well as being active in Venture South, one of the nation’s Top 10 Angel Investing groups. Chris lives with his wife and two boys (and Viszla, Lucy!) in Asheville, NC, where he loves spending time with them outdoors and enjoying the food and culture that the region offers. —