We had the good fortune of connecting with Brad Blazar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brad, how does your business help the community?
It’s funny that we recently celebrated the 4th of July here in the United States (Independence Day). Most people living here in the US (and elsewhere as well) do not have independence. What I am referring to is financial independence. Most people work and hold down jobs. Many lack the savings and resources and are simply one to two paychecks away from poverty. According to a study by the federal Reserve, American households had a median balance of $5,300 and an average balance of $41,700 in their transaction bank accounts in 2019, according to data collected by the Federal Reserve. Most people are not prepared for retirement and many retirees are borrowing money to maintain the same standard of living.
How do we change that? We change that by teaching people how to invest in assets like real estate and how to attract, raise and close investor capital so they can build wealth. In the book Rich Dad Poor Dad co-authored by Robert Kiyosaki and my friend Sharon Lechter – they talk about the idea of creating financial “independence” by allowing one’s income to offset their expenses.
My business, known around the world as Capital School teaches these principles and more. We teach our students in multiple countries (Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and more) how to approach investors so they can use other people’s money to build, buy or scale a business – or fund a special project like real estate.
I love seeing testimonials from my students when they acquire their first investment property or get a few investors as I then know they are on the start of a path towards financial freedom.
What should our readers know about your business?
As an entrepreneur, I provide a service largely teaching and mentoring others on how to attract, raise, and close capital from high net worth (HNW) investors. Many of my students are real estate entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs. Having sourced $2B in capital through my efforts and the efforts of teams I have led, in addition to also closing multiple mega-million dollar deals, I realized my primary hard skill was knowing how to raise money.
Today, through my global program known as Capital School we teach people in multiple countries. Additionally, I host two large events each year called CapitalCon. This past April we hosted our event in Houston, TX and had Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, Rich Dad Poor Dad co-author Sharon Lechter, A&E Reality TV star Dave Seymour from Flipping Boston, Dr. Kevin Elko and many more speakers.
Since starting on this journey of writing, coaching and speaking I am proud of multiple accomplishments. I’ve authored three books. My first book On the Wings of Eagles – Learn to Soar in Life was rated a #1 top ranked read for young entrepreneurs by a large literary blog in the UK. Additionally, my podcast Beast Nation was ranked by Yahoo Finance / Yahoo News as the 2nd highest rated show to help people cope with COVID-19.
The journey certainly hasn’t been easy. Early on there were naysayers who didn’t see me as an author, coach and speaker. Today, I’ve spoken alongside many top thought leaders like Matthew Knowles (CEO of Music World and father to Beyonce), Tim Storey – the coach to hundreds of top celebrities, Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington and others…
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in the Houston area, there are many great things to do, many fine restaurants and sporting venues. I’d probably have him stay here with us in the guest house adjacent to the main house which looks over the river running across my backyard. We could sit by the fire in the early evening, perhaps fish or hop in the canoe and disappear with beers in hand. We’d have to take in an Astro’s game as well as dine at some of my local favorites like Anthonie’s Grill down the road in Fulshear, TX or have a fantastic steak at Doris Metropolitan
Being close to the coast, we might head down to the coastal towns and hangout on the beach or perhaps charter a boat and do some sailing or deep sea diving.
In the Houston area, there is no shortage of things to do for entertainment
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give credit to a coach that has had a large influence on my personal success. He is now a friend, supporter and friend. Coach Micheal Burt who is known as the #1 activator of “prey drive,” He taught me to show up, work hard and stay focused on my goals. Additionally, I’d like to thank my wife and daughter. Their love and support has inspired me to do more, think bigger and keep pushing.