1. Angel Gonzalez: Unshackling from the Golden Handcuffs to Master Real Estate Investment David McIlwaine 30:20

Ever feel chained to your desk, dreaming of a life with more control over your financial future? My latest chat with Angel Gonzalez of Keystone Private Capital is a breath of fresh air for anyone who's ever felt stuck in the corporate labyrinth. Angel opens up about his leap from the structured world of finance to the dynamic arena of real estate investment. Revealing the secrets to breaking free from the 'golden handcuffs', we share a few laughs over our favorite floundering football teams before getting serious about the solid foundations of property investment over more volatile options like stocks or crypto.

There's a bittersweet tang to the stories of the roads not taken, especially when it comes to real estate. In a heart-to-heart, I reflect on my own could-have-beens in the market and the sting of missed timings, while Angel offers a treasure trove of insights gleaned from his experiences with market downturns. We agree that while regret can teach invaluable lessons, it's the willingness to stay in the game that ultimately leads to chances of success, despite an often unpredictable financial landscape looming on the horizon.

As we wrap up, the conversation takes a turn toward the essence of what makes life's journey worthwhile – the people we share it with. Angel and I dive into the art of building genuine, trust-rich relationships over superficial connections, and how mental health and seeking professional guidance can change the game in personal and professional realms. For those yearning to learn from Angel's wisdom, he's a tweet or a click away, ready to share the wisdom of Keystone Private Capital's treasure trove on commercial real estate investing. Don't miss this episode for an investment in your financial literacy and more importantly, your personal growth.

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David McIlwaine Host of Break Your Golden Handcuffs

David McIlwaine is a seasoned entrepreneur and successful executive with deep experience in business growth, scale and delivering results. His real estate experience is vast--spanning over 20 years. Experience, knowledge and understanding have been gained firsthand by either currently owning or having owned multifamily units, commercial retail development, asset management, single family, vacation rental properties, second homes and custom builds. He personally wore Golden Handcuffs for almost 14 years, successfully gaining sovereignty over his career and net worth along the way. He founded MAC Assets in 2019 and its portfolio currently includes property in the southeast and mountain west. At present he is a general partner in 1,000 doors.

David’s entrepreneurial experience spans a highly successful sales career in several areas including Real Estate, Marketing/Advertising, and Information Technology start ups. He has a variety of first hand experience including having held C Level positions, led teams across the US to overperformance, raised capital, executed mergers, implemented improvements in operating systems, coached diverse constituencies, created and delivered strategic growth initiatives all leading to successful outcomes. David graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism and Advertising.