Welcome to The Mastermind Within! The home for those wanting to learn more about personal finance, self improvement and entrepreneurship! Unlock your full inner potential!
What’s your dream?
Welcome to The Mastermind Within! My name is Erik and I’m passionate about learning, becoming wealthy and healthy, and helping YOU 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, I want to help you become the best version of you. Life is a journey, and I want to join you in your journey of success.
A few quick hitters about myself:
- I bought a house at 22 and house hacked my way to a 6 figure net worth
- I save roughly 50% of my income as relatively frugal male in the Midwest.
- I’m trying to find the truth through critical thinking and applying the concepts of asymmetric investing to build wealth in the future.
What Can You Learn on This Site
I started this blog because I want to stay accountable in my learning, finances, and life. I want to share my life and connect with other like-minded individuals.
When I was 17, I realized I should start working to become better. I’ve always been naturally talented at various things: school, sports, and games, but I was never the best. I also was very quiet and not a great conversationalist. As a senior in high school, I started to expose myself to different subjects and topics.
Once I got to college, I started to grow as I continued to learn more about myself and others, my life, my surrounding. It’s a true statement, you grow through experiences.
Throughout college, I became interested in personal finance and financial freedom. I read articles, on sites such as Financial Samurai, and became excited at the prospect of becoming wealthy at a young age.
Once I got out of college and was employed in the workforce, I became obsessed with learning about different wealth building strategies. I bought a house and house hacked my way to a 6 figure net worth, kept my savings rate around 50%, and increased my income to over $100,000 a year – and the best part of all of this is I’m still in my 20’s!
Now, I’ve sold my house, continue to work to become better, and am focused on my personal development, fitness, and investments.
That’s where this blog, The Mastermind Within comes in. What’s success and achievement if you can’t share it with others and help them on their path to financial success?
The Mastermind Within covers personal finance, self improvement, and entrepreneurship. Here’s what you can expect here on The Mastermind Within: articles and tools to help you with personal finance and getting you on the path to financial freedom, articles on the books I’ve read, and different tips and tactics for building wealth through saving, investing, and/or building a business.
Most new readers to The Mastermind Within come with the dream of financial freedom but also with one of a few common needs or challenges.
As a result, I’ve organized the site into 6 sections to help you find the content that best suits your need. These are:
You’ll find these highlighted under the heading ‘I want to…’ on our front page and the sidebars on this site.