I joined Keyspire in October 2020. After watching Michael and Scott doing the COVID pivot training. I signed up for the 3 days training led by Stephen Liebman, I loved the processes and systems that Keyspire had for the pre-training as it worked with my learning style. Michael took complex information and made them easy to comprehend with lots of visuals so that as a newbie to REI, I could understand where to start on this journey. On the first day of attending the 3-day workshop I knew I had to get in and I knew I had to sign up for the Inner Circle package. I had no idea how I was going to fund the purchase but working on the first real estate deal that I was a connector on, showed me that one just needed an asset to leverage to find the funding. So, I knew that getting the funds was possible. It took 10 days and lots of problem solving but in the end, I signed up and I am quite humbled that finally I am learning the HOW to execute on my WHY.
My journey to Keyspire started in my teens, at 18 years old my first job was working in the investment department of a Life Insurance Company. I was the clerk for the VP of Fixed Income, VP of Equity, VP of Real Estate. A part of my job was to deposit all the funds that was rebalanced in every portfolio daily. I also track all our holding that we had on the stock market and I worked closely with the CEO and CFO. My proximity to these persons of influence opened my eyes to learn that my $1 could be spent differently. They opened my eyes to realize I had the power to change my life. They taught me to invest and by 19 years old I purchased my first stock and was able to finance my university education through investing. Working with them for 15 months was an experience like no other, there was no knowledge that they kept for themselves. The more I asked the more they taught.
Right out of University I turned my eyes to learning more about the derivatives market and since there was none in the Caribbean, I came to Canada to learn so that I could teach others how to also transform their lives and invest in their greatest asset which is themselves.
It has been 14 years since I have been in Canada, purchasing every course and doing every licensing certification I could get my hands on as I wanted to learn how to take what I learned in my first job and apply it to my Canadian lifestyle as it is different here - taxes, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance planning etc. I wanted to understand how to embrace all that it means to be Canadian financially. I have spent a lot of time asking others how does a new Canadian build wealth but the response is always the same and I couldn’t find the leverage I was looking for. So I kept asking questions and doing courses.
As I pivoted in August 2020 because this REI Mortgage Broker made a situation that a regular mortgage broker said was impossible possible, I was like - this is the answer to your search. Go down this road, find your people and find your tribe. Since then, I have been in multiple REI communities and each one just kept checking ✅ the boxes I was looking for. I created my vision board in the Fearless Community in the 5 Days to Freedom Bootcamp. I sat in the community and watched for a week as others put amazing boards together and actually published it on the page. My vision board was hidden in my closet. After a week I braved putting it together digitally and then hit published and ran away from my phone. I was so nervous and scared to post it. Then I went back after and the comments were so encouraging. I was like - oh my gosh they got it. They see what is in my heart.
This encouraged me to keep going and I joined Keyspire right after. And the rest is history in the making. So, for anyone reading this, please know that your purpose matters and it is important to always believe in yourself and just keep going, you will eventually find your tribe. And then ... the real work starts 💫