Jerome Myers is the preeminent authority of dream realization. A believer that dreams can, and should be real, Jerome left corporate America when he realized that his role offered financial gain, but little significance. He is the founder and head coach of Myers Methods and has been featured in Black Enterprise, Business Insider and numerous podcasts. After building a highly profitable division of a fortune 550 company, Jerome decided to leave the rat race to get away from what seemed to be the endless slew of layoffs. He has developed a system for exiting corporate America and creating a life of impact. Today, he and his company help other apex performers find their calling and live every day on purpose by harnessing the power of his model for a Centered Life, what he calls “the Red Pill”. Jerome and his firms can guide any individual from a monotonous uninspiring existence to a life of fulfillment and impact.
Where did the idea for Myers Methods come from?
I started Myers Methods because of the trouble that I saw breaking into the multifamily investing space. As a first-generation wealth builder I did not have access to knowledge, deal flow, experience partners or capital. I wanted to help people expand their awareness of what was possible and give them a path to access a wealth creation vehicle that most never harness.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I wake up before 5 am. I immediately dive into my morning routine of meditation, reading, practicing Spanish, journaling, affirmations, schedule review and exercise. This is followed by a combination of coaching calls and apartment ownership related activities. The days are productive because of the people I spend time with. I’ve learned that it is virtually impossible to have production without the right people and environment.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I believe everything happens twice. The first time we see it is in our mind. The next is in the physical. We have a very specific process for dream manifestation. Once I know what I want I do a gap assessment to see what I need to get from where I am to where I want to go. This is followed by a series of decisions to “make” or “buy” the resources or skillsets necessary to create the transition. Once these decisions are made the strategy is finalized and we begin working the plan looking for milestones along the way to make sure we are on target.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I think the trend around wealth being more than just a 40- to 60-year-old white man is extremely exciting. As more people become financially independent, I think it is great that it is showing up more diversely.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I live by my schedule.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Start now. I waited until I had “experience” to pursue my dream of owning multifamily real estate and I wasted over a decade by making that choice.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
You get to choose. So many people give up agency over their life because they believe that the only way to get what they want is to have permission. The only person you need permission from is yourself.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
LinkedIn content-based marketing. LinkedIn has literally changed my network in real life. I’ve met so many amazing people and they have showed up for me in the times where I didn’t know what to do.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
When I first left corporate America, I thought I was going to get a loan and buy my first apartment building. All the banks turned me away, so I had to change my strategy. Eventually, I was able to build my network and make the right connections so that I could get my first deal done. But I had to do it by participating in real estate investment through a different form than I envisioned.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Becoming the source for small multifamily properties. Duplexes, triplexes and quadraplexes very rarely show up on the multiple listing service (MLS) which makes the person who sources them extremely valuable. The trend of house hacking works really well with this type of property.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Bags for client appreciation gifts. It brought them so much joy because they were unexpected.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Calendly. I use it to book 80% of my meetings.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Your Dreams Should Be Real. It inspires people to exit their matrix to enjoy freedom and experience.
- So many people give up agency over their life because they believe that the only way to get what they want is to have permission. The only person you need permission from is yourself.
- Duplexes, triplexes and quadraplexes very rarely show up on the multiple listing service (MLS) which makes the person who sources them extremely valuable.
- I’ve learned that it is virtually impossible to have production without the right people and environment.
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