The Investor Mindset - Real Estate Show

E31 - Take The Leap: Build A Business Around Your Values - J Scott

Episode Summary

Sometimes the path to investing and entrepreneurship isn’t a clearly defined progression...and sometimes making the leap into entrepreneurship isn’t even our idea! In this episode J shares how his wife was actually the motivator in his life shift - and how it ultimately let them to time-freedom and their definition of success.

Episode Notes

J Scott is an entrepreneur, investor, and the co-host of The BiggerPockets Business Podcast. In the past ten years, J and his wife have bought, built, rehabbed, sold, lent-on and held over $40M in property all around the country. J runs the popular website and is the author of four books on real estate investing. 
J driven completely by his desire to provide for his family, and to spend the important moments with them. He wants to lead his kids to understand their own version of success, and to act on it. He operates his business and life always in a “family-first” way, and to this day both he and his wife tend to leave their schedules open in order to have more family time.  


  1. Understanding money matters - bonus if you add a well-aimed mindset
  2. People are held back by fear not because of monetary loss, but because of “ego” or reputation. Shift your mindset and say “who cares!”
  3. There is no “one” definition of success

**Links: **


Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki (
4-Hour Work Week - Tim Ferris (
The Goal The Theory of Constraints - Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox (