About Us

The authors of this site are Henry and Erik, two twenty something gents who are passionate about learning, becoming wealthy and healthy, and helping others grow to their full potential!

The Mastermind Within Mission Statement:

The Mastermind Within hopes to build a collaborative community where ideas can flow openly, and readers can build knowledge and experience amazing personal growth.

At the end of the day, we want to help you become the best version of you. Life is a journey, and we want to join you in your journey of success.

Henry and Erik met at work, where they both are working at a large regional bank in credit risk management. After chatting for a while, they started playing basketball with each other on Saturday mornings. Henry is a hustler and superb defender on the basketball court and is always picked in the first few picks in a draft. Erik is a shooter and is working on becoming more of a playmaker, but it’s a work in progress.

After hanging out a few times, Henry and Erik realized they shared the same interests in building wealth through real estate. Both Henry and Erik have rental property in Minnesota and became interested in starting a company. At the end of 2016, there weren’t any great opportunities in the area for Multifamily properties and Erik and Henry have decided to wait until mid-2017 to purchase their next unit.

That’s where The Mastermind Within comes in. With about 6 months to go until mid-2017, why not start a blog to pursue the other shared interest of Henry and Erik: helping others learn and grow!


  • Born in 1990
  • Went to college in Minnesota and has a Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • Currently works at a large regional bank doing credit analysis on the entire loan portfolio to determine allowance
  • Owns a duplex and rents out the downstairs unit
    • Is looking to purchase more properties in the future
  • Is the life of the party and will talk to anyone and everyone
  • Wants to build wealth so that he can focus his time and efforts on helping the less fortunate through education and affordable housing
  • Enjoys working out, playing basketball, doing yoga, and reading
  • Renovated one floor of the duplex during the summer of 2016 – such a fun project!


  • Born in 1992
  • Went to college at the University of Minnesota and has a Bachelor’s in Math and a Master’s in Financial Math
  • Currently works at a large regional bank doing statistical analysis on commercial loans to help the bank comply with the Dodd-Frank act
  • Owns a house and rents out 2 rooms to other people
    • Is looking to purchase more properties in the future
  • Enjoys reading, playing golf, softball, basketball, card and board games
  • Believes that getting outside your comfort zone is key to development and growth
  • Can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 20 seconds and owns 10 cube/puzzles in total
  • Is passionate about building passive income and growing his net worth through smart investments

For us, once we became self-aware of our limitations and wanted to grow as much as possible, we started to tap into our potential. Reading articles online, talking to professionals, getting out of our comfort zone were all things that were beneficial. We want to keep growing and share these habits and tips with others so that they can be successful in their future.

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