If you want more success in life, all you have to do is change your mindset about having it.
Today’s guest, Roberta Hoskie, is Ms. Millionaire Mindset and she’s got the mindset game figured out. She went from a homeless teenager to becoming a real estate mogul today and she’s going to share with us exactly how she did it.
I’ve attributed my own mindset to really be the key to my success, especially in navigating my own life challenges. Roberta has a really fascinating take on how to make mindset work for you and I’m really excited to get to share our conversation together today.
By the end of our conversation, you’ll know exactly how to eliminate those self-limiting beliefs so you can get the success you deserve. You’ll also be inspired to view the world differently and you’ll be able to see opportunities you never would have seen had you not been open to them.
Sometimes All It Takes To Open Up Your Mindset Is To Experience New Things
As Roberta described, it took moving into her godparent’s single-family home to realize what it was like to live outside the projects. Experiencing luxuries so many of us take for granted, like a walk-in closet, showed her what was possible outside of her current reality, and she never would have been able to change this mindset had she not experienced it and seen it for herself.
Things Change When You Make A Decision
Roberta’s decision that she was not going to have her son live in poverty, and that he was going to have his own home and she was going to provide that for him was the very first step in her creating a better life for both of them.
Every Step You Take Is A Step Towards Progress
One of the things I loved in my conversation with Roberta was how she was talking about her $9 an hour mail sorting job and how she was the best mail sorter they ever had. You know, really understanding that even if you’re not where you want to be, that each step that you take brings you a step closer towards your goal and it’s up to you to really make the most out of every opportunity, even if it’s not the most ideal because there’s something to be learned out of it.
Give Yourself Permission To Live Outside Your Imagination
In Roberta’s experience, had she not done that, she never would’ve been able to achieve everything she’s achieved today. She was able to overcome her own mindsets, that it was something that was a possibility for her, because she allowed herself the freedom and the imagination to think that it’s something that could be possible for her.
So the next time you’re feeling really, really stuck in a situation and you’re not sure exactly what to do, just imagine what life’s going to be like after you get out of it and imagine all the good things that could happen, the best possible probabilities, and think about and imagine what it is you want. Because the more you can visualize it, the easier it is to take steps towards actually making it happen.
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Corrie Lo: 00:00 If you want more in life, all you have to do is change your mindset about having it. Today’s guests, Roberta Husky is ms millionaire mindset and she’s got the mindset game figured out. She went from a homeless teenager to becoming a real estate mogul today and she’s going to share with us exactly how she did it. You’ll definitely want to stick around for the end of this episode. By the end of it, you’ll know exactly how to eliminate those self-limiting beliefs so you can get the success you deserve. You’ll also be inspired to view the world differently and you’ll be able to see his opportunities you never would have seen had you not been open to them.
Corrie Lo: 00:40 I’ve attributed my own mindset to really be the key to my success, especially in navigating my own life challenges. Roberta has a really fascinating take on how to make mindset work for you and I’m really excited to get to share our conversation together today. Before we go ahead and get started. If motivational interviews just like this really fire you up, be sure to hit subscribe and tap the bell so you get updated the next time a new episode airs. Now let’s dive into today’s show. RobertaHoskie is on a mission to break what she calls the poverty curse. A former homeless team. Roberta now has 20 years of real estate experience including a multimillion-dollar real estate investment business. She is also the founder of the ms millionaire mindset sisterhood, which empowers women to break the curse of poverty and do more for their families. I’d come across Roberta on Instagram and I was so inspired by her work and her story that I just had to reach out together on the show. And I am so, so, so excited to have her share her story with you today and now it’s time for the story to begin.
Roberta: 01:39 Hello everyone and welcome to today’s Corrie Lo show. I am so excited today to have Roberta Hoskie on with us today. How are you doing, Roberta? Hey, fine. How are you? Thank you. Um, yeah. So I know I, I came across your Instagram profile and I was just blown away by your story and I was so excited to have you on, to invite you here too, to share, you know, everything that you’ve been through and what you’ve turned it into, um, with our audience today. So I always start off these interviews with the exact same question or everybody, and that’s, uh, what was childhood like for you? Hmm. Okay.
Roberta: 02:18 Wow. That’s a that’s that, you know when we talk about what we’ve been through and how we get to where we are, and that’s a good place to start with childhood because that’s where a lot of the defining moments happen in our life. Uh, for me, childhood was very hard. Um, I was raised by a single mom, um, and she had four children. My father had 12 children. Wow. My mom and dad were married for a while. He left at eight suddenly, and, um, really disrupted my life. And as a child, I didn’t understand how daddy leaving at such a young age impacts so much of my adulthood. Um, so that was a little, um, emotionally challenging as a child. Um, grew up in the inner cities of New Haven, Connecticut in poverty. Um, my mom was on welfare, but she was also going to school.
Roberta: 03:14 She ultimately received her master’s degree, uh, and I remember watching her catch the bus and bring us to school with her. And, um, while she was trying to better herself, uh, she and I did not have a good relationship growing up. We had a lot of turmoil, literally arguments, literally fights. And ultimately I ended up being a homeless teenager. Wow. And, um, that right there was a very, um, well, it was very trying. It was, it was one of those times where you’re just trying to figure out like, what is this thing called life? And like, why am I even here? Like, what is going on? Like nothing good is happening in my life. Everything seems like it’s turmoil. And, um, you know, childhood was hard. It was very hard. Um, you got to imagine being a teenager, a young teenager, like 13 and 14, in a shelter.
Roberta: 04:11 You have to imagine that you felt unloved, unwanted. I mean, think of a 14-year old that you know now, right now, thinking of her double her not to begin with. Yeah. 14 is a hard age. Yeah. And now just imagine a 14-year-old niece, cousin, someone in a, in a neighborhood. Imagine a 14-year-old. Now imagine her homeless on the street. [inaudible] imagine that. And then imagine her living in shelters like that right there and without your mother. Right. So, you know, that was a very, very trying time in my life, but I’m very grateful that in that time where it seemed like it was my low woods time where I felt unloved and, um, just really just thrown out there, um, that my godparents, who are pastors came and they took me out to shelter, which changed my whole entire life and changed the way I viewed so many things.
Roberta: 05:05 I was a girl from an inner-city. So I lived in public housing, a 700 square foot, um, apartment, two bedrooms with myself, my brother, um, my mother and my father at the time, my aunts, my cousins and my, and it was just so many of us. Wow. And yeah. Yeah. So, so that was the living conditions. And when my godparents took me and brought me into their home, took me out to the shelter. That was my first time being inside a single-family home. I had never seen it before. See it. What it did is opened up my, my mindset in my eyes of what is possible and how other people are living. And one thing that I’m very strong and passionate about is understanding that about a weirdness and environment. And so because I was put in a new environment that I was unaware even existed, it shifted the way that I thought about things in a way I realized that there were opportunities for me to prosper and to live life outside of the environment that I was used to.
Roberta: 06:05 So yeah. So I never even saw a single family in the inside. I never knew that you can have a bedroom with a bathroom in it. Like I was floored. Like what? I mean, I’m used to waiting in line and getting the arguments, waiting for the one bathroom so you could have your bathroom and your bedroom was unheard of. And then to have a walk-in closet was amazing to me. It was like a dream. But to see that my godparents had that and share that with me was just amazing. It was changing life-changing. And what age were you? Um, this is, um, on and off between the ages of like, um, 12, 13, yeah, to like 16 17. Oh, great. And then, and then from there, you know, how did you kind of transition into young adulthood? Well, that transition according to people was not a good transition.
Roberta: 07:01 You noticed people, mom, that question you, I wasn’t a, that was according to people, it wasn’t a good transition. According to me at the time, it was, it was a even more, um, difficult transition because Adele hook came very early from me as I found out that I was pregnant with my son. I had him, I was pregnant at 17. Wow. And so now Adele hood had to come. Right, right. So no longer. Yeah. So here I am 17, I’m pregnant, um, in his father that I was, you know, the guy that was in a relationship with my ex, my ex, he was, um, he was in it, a product of the inner city as well. So he was, um, in the streets and doing things that, um, was not necessarily legal. So you gotta think of all the turmoil in my life is just absolutely insane.
Roberta: 08:00 But because I gave birth to my son and I had no idea of the magnitude of love that a mother can have for a child, I had no idea, no concept of it. Remember, I thought I was unloved. Right? So I had no concept. And then when I, uh, had gave birth to my son, when I gave birth to him, I realize that this love is can’t even describe it. All I knew was that he mattered more than me. When I looked at what I had to offer him because he’s totally depending on me. This is an innocent child and not wished to be birth to what at the time high school dropout and have a father that’s running in the streets. Like he didn’t ask for that. Right. And so when I really looked at it, I said I had nothing to give him except generational poverty and what comes with it.
Roberta: 08:56 And that was scary, especially given birth to a black male. Statistics were all against him, uh, that I will lose him to the gel cells. I will lose them to the streets. It was just, the statistics were so stacked against him, so I became determined to create a better life for him. So you, what I learned, Corrie, is that things change when you make a decision. Yes. It’s so many of us don’t understand the power of our decision making power. Many of us wait for something to, you know, I will decide when instead of making the decision and then understanding that when you decide is when other things come into place. So I made a decision when I was a teenager that I was going to make a better life for him. I didn’t know how I was going to make a better life for him.
Roberta: 09:46 I didn’t understand the steps that it was going to take to make a better life for him, but at that point in time I’ve decided and because I made a decision where there was no backtrack and there was no plan B, there was no plan C, there was plan an in that plan. A was that my son was not going to be a statistic. That plan is that he was going to graduate from college. That plan is that he was going to be destined for greatness and he was going to make an impact in the world regardless of where he came from. That was the only plan. Now, how’s it going to execute it?
Roberta: 10:21 How is it going to execute? It was, it was left to the universe and deliver. And um, all I know is that I work very hard and I became super focused and I didn’t let anything stop me. Um, I didn’t let anything stop me. What I knew at the time is that education was important. So I pushed to go back to school. I ended up getting, um, until community college gateway community college a, which I sit on the board of directors now and I’m also in a hall of fame. Okay. And during that time, I even had to bring my son with me to school. Now imagine who brings her baby to college with them. And I wrote, drove, I had to say money for a bicycle. So that’s how serious it was. I had the same money for the bicycle because the buses were too expensive. Wow. And so I saved my welfare checks for 117,000 months and I bought a bicycle with a seat in the back and an in the basket in the front so that I could bring his lunch or bring his dinner, bring his basket, bring his toys, bring his Koreans as I roll my bike to school. Wow. Today’s people have too many excuses of why they could fail themselves.
Roberta: 11:37 But when you make up your mind and you make a decision, there’s nothing that stops you. So I mean, I, I just got on his quest of to figure out who is Roberta Husky and not more, most importantly, who is Dante? His mother. it wasn’t about who is like right now. I was like, who was she? Like, she’s a, she’s a beast right now but back then, yeah, right. Just get out of her way right now. Like she’s, during that time of being an Adele, it was really, um, the fighting what it meant to be a mom. Right. And making life bigger than me. So that wasn’t, that was basically, you know, as, as an Adele and you know, that took time. It took a lot of time a lot of times. So I know while you were in college, I was reading your bio that you became a homeowner. Yeah. So what ended up happening?
Roberta: 12:34 Yeah. So here’s the thing. So thank you for asking. So here’s the thing. Um, gateway had an internship program with Yale University and so I was on an internship at Yale and I was sorting them out. Now I had graduated when I purchased the house, but gateway was actually the gateway to homeownership because it gave me the internship at Yale University. So I was sorting the mail and I was determined again, I still had this mindset of the decision that I was going to be the best mom and the best example and to not have him repeat poverty, not have them live in a 700 square foot house with all of his cousins and everything. Right. And so when I got this job making $9 and 14 cents an hour, Hmm. I was astatic I was super happy because I understood that that was a step towards progress.
Roberta: 13:32 Right. And let me tell you, I was the best male sorter you ever want to see. I could sort the bells from words backward in my sleep with blindfolds on I was the best male sorter. No. So I, I say that because as a view, as our listening, um, w you may be doing the job that you may not want to do, but I would challenge the viewers to really look at what they are doing and do it in excellence regardless. Right, right. Everything gets in is a stepping stone. I think. God, I was sort of male because one day, and I thank God that I’m nosy, I was licensed just naturally nosy. So let me tell you how that works for my good. So I was sorting them. Allen vineyard was a stack of neon papers. You know how you get junk mail and just put it in all the mailboxes.
Roberta: 14:22 And I the one I thought we should junk mail and all of the mailboxes. And I remember looking at it and none of the papers have my name on it. And so I’m looking at, I’m looking at, and I was like, what is it that they’re given to it? Every one. Have you ever been like drawn to something you know, has nothing to do with you but you’re just drawn to it? That’s where I was and so I literally, I saw it and I snatched a piece of paper and I stuck it in my pocket. Like I was something, it was just metal. Right? But it wasn’t, it was junk mail. It didn’t have, and I ran to the bathroom. I felt like it was, my heart was beating. Oh, for this little piece of paper. And then I went to the bathroom and I opened it up and it’s a first time home buyer seminar.
Roberta: 15:07 Wow. Four yell employees and crumbled it back up. And I put it down in my heart. I was like, okay. Because remember, my purpose was I didn’t want him to live in the projects at the time we were living in. Some are called the projects and bullets were coming through my front door, my front window when he was sleeping. Wow. So I wrote my book. My first book is called the poverty curses broken and it tells a story, right? And it starts off with that, with that C and those you gotta remember. So here I am, at least I’m not in a shelter. My son never lived in a shelter. He lived with me when we lived with people, but he never lived in the shelter. I got my first apartment, I have bullets coming through my front, his bedroom, windows a, here it is a piece of paper that says, first time home buyer, the thought that I could be a homeowner, right?
Roberta: 16:06 And, um, I had the battle of the mind. This is why on Instagram you call, my name is ms millionaire mindset. What I learned in life is that until we win the battle of our mind, we will never win the battle of our life. So true. Well, we will back and forth and back and forth with these. I can do it. I can’t do it. I was having all types of battles with my mind and to all of the viewers and everyone that’s listening to me, no one is exempt from the battle of the mindset. It’s just a matter of, uh, recognizing it and winning it. See, I was self-sabotaging myself before I even got the chance. I knew that this was something I felt in my heart. Like my heart was pounding insanely. I, it was something different about just one piece of paper.
Roberta: 16:47 I know now that that paper was destined. It was like, it was in my destiny. God made that one thing happened. Right, right. That one thing happened. And um, I had, I’m sitting here saying, Oh, you’re only 20. You don’t buy houses. You got to remember you’re from the inner city. Nobody in your house and your family has a house. Like you are just removed from welfare. Matter of fact, I think I was still getting food stamps. You’re black and you are a black female. Look around you. People don’t own houses that look like you. I’m having this dialogue with myself but I thank God that I was able to win that battle on my mind instead. It really had the calm my mind down and say, so what I’m still going to show up. It’s four employees. I’m an employee. And I showed up, but not in the end.
Roberta: 17:47 The thaws didn’t calm down when I showed I felt so inferior. I sat in the back of the room, see if you can determine what a person thinks. You would never have to determine what they do because if a person feels or thinks inferior, their actions will be in line. that’s why I went to the back of the room. No one had told me to go sit in the back. Right. I’m still, I’m still feeling this way and this is why the mindset, you know, it’s super important. And um, that day changed my life. There was someone in there that actually taught me my first lesson about me sabotaging myself. Um, Arlene was the name of the lady who I began to tell her why I couldn’t buy a house. And she began to laugh at me and began to tell me that I’m telling myself things that I don’t even know to be true.
Roberta: 18:35 Right? And she asked me to give her a chance to work with me. And I did. And that first house I bought was a multifamily house. And fast forward and yield to me over a quarter of $1 million. Okay. Changed my life, you know? And I know too when I was reading your bio, I was, you know, when it was a multifamily home, he bought at such a young age. And I was like, wow, so smart. So then how did you know that that was a better investment for you than a single-family? Um, because remember I was only making $9 and 14 cents an hour. So for me, it was just sheer numbers. See, the crazy thing is I could not afford the apartment in the house I bought. And so this is one of the reasons why I’m super passionate about teaching. Well, the stray strategies cause many people think you need a lot of money to acquire a property and that’s not so, it’s just that you need the right strategy.
Roberta: 19:32 So you, my thought process was only, as I said in the beginning, how do I not have my son live in the inner city projects right here? Yeah. That was my goal. That was the biggest goal of my life. So because of looking at them while Thai family, I was able to look at the income that that property would generate for me. See, I lived on the second floor. The mortgage was $1,100. The third-floor apartment was a three-bedroom. And um, I rented that out and I rented that out for guess how much, just take a guest, just take a guess. Three bedrooms, one bath, three-bedroom, I guess 14. Okay. It was 1,111. Okay. And my mortgage lesson too. Yeah, that was back then. So my bedroom, my mortgage was 1100 right. The mortgage was 1100 I mean the the rent was 1100 the mortgage was 1100 so I created affordable housing for myself, right.
Roberta: 20:31 Because I pay $0 million and then I had two other units which we rented out for 900 and $600 which created a cashflow of $1,500 a month. So for me, it wasn’t that I had this big aha moment and I was going to be a real estate guru. It was still instincts of survival. at that time it was like, I don’t have the money, but how can I figure it out? I don’t have the money so I have to settle. Right. yeah. So after setting that intention, you know that your son was not going to experience all that stuff. Then from there, it was just more a matter of seeing what opportunities came your way and creating a strategy around it. You know, not so much seeing than it is being aware because many people have opportunities that come their way every single day, but not aware of it and not able, if you’re not aware, you can’t.
Roberta: 21:23 It can maximize, you can capitalize on the blessings or the opportunities that are in your way. So I had, I was in a state of awareness. Right. Well and I, and part of that too, and this is something that I coach a lot of people onto, it’s you’re also aware where you ultimately want it to be. So many people lack that clarity or that intention to know exactly what it is that they want so that when those opportunities cross your path, you’re completely blind to them. You don’t even know what path you need to take to get to where you need to go, ’cause you’re not clear on what you want that to be. Absolutely. They haven’t made that decision. Right. The decision. Exactly. Excellent. Yes. Yup. So, so coming out of that, you know, I know you had a successful career, you know, most college and then, um, you know, you started your own business after that though.
Roberta: 22:12 So what was your, your motivation, you know, after being successful in a career to kind of scare in that direction? Um, well what I found when I first real estate transaction that you’re to me over a quarter of $1 million. Um, I was really nervous, uh, because I had never had or seen that type of money before. Right? And so, um, I literally when I shut down a really late, literally started praying, now what do I do? Because I felt like I hit the lotto but I didn’t want to be like the person who hit the ones broke again. and so what I did is I continue to do the same thing in real estate. So I invested money and I started flipping properties. So within a six month period or that another checkup, 175,000, I took that check, re-invested, they got another checkup, 140,000 and a few months I took that check investor got another check of a hundred plus a hundred plus odds getting all these six bigger chats, right?
Roberta: 23:06 And so for me, life changed drastically and I was really quiet underneath the radar and girl talk. Even though I noticed the public talk girl talk at that time I was in a serious relationship and had gotten married and I didn’t tell him what was going on with money. No condom entrepreneurs, you just, you don’t talk about that stuff. No, you don’t. You don’t, you know, but I was actually planning and so for me, when the light changed, um, it was like a big awareness and I was like, there’s so many people who come and are cut from the same poverty cloth as I am. There’s so many people. As I was looking around, I was still struggling. Um, like I was, there’s still people that were grown still catching them bus and still asking people to do things for them. there was a shift where I can see where my life changed even though at the time I didn’t change like a material listicle like I still, other than in a modest house, even though my bank account had seven figures, right?
Roberta: 24:13 Nobody had to know em. But I saw the difference in people and the people that I loved and the community of which I lived in. And so I’m saying to myself, I thought that knowledge, God allowed this to happen to me. I felt an obligation to go and share it with other people. And so that’s when I started to create my businesses and teaching people how to invest in real estate, teaching people what is the right piece of property to purchase. Like your first property should be multifamily. Um, don’t be house poor. Many people buy a house to say you have a backyard and a picket fence, but you’re house poor. Now you have to work for that house. so teaching people strategies about how to acquire real estate to break what I call a poverty curse over your life. That’s incredible. Yeah. How long did it take you when, when you had initially decided that you were taking, you know, you were going to start a business and moving in that direction, how long did it take you to fully build it up that you felt it was successful?
Roberta: 25:18 That’s one question I will never be able to answer. And the reason why is because the one thing that I don’t have as a cat, mm. I don’t have it. So what someone else determines as successful. I know that there’s even greater, you know, some people would’ve said, once I made a million, I was successful. What? To me, that’s not, it’s, you know. Yeah, there’s so much more. There’s so much more impact that you can make in your life. Like, and so for me, my heart and my spirit is like, this is not about me. It’s about the impact. So I don’t know what that looks like. Got it. Okay. So you’re working through that stuff. Yeah, I don’t, I don’t know what that looks like. I mean, I had a, I have multiple businesses today, right. And, um, but they’re all what I look at them as ministries of health and helping people.
Roberta: 26:11 I don’t know what success is. And I think, I’m almost afraid if I determine, you know, this is if I hit this, you know, once I say I make a million, you know, the needle gold changes. Once you say, once, I have companies in, in the office these days, we’ll now that go change this though. And I’m sorry, that’s the one thing that I, I can’t, I don’t have it. It’s okay. Everybody’s definition of success is different. Yeah. Well, motivate some people. It doesn’t motivate other people. So like for me, it’s, I couldn’t care less about the money. I care more about the impact. Yeah. Right. So, you know, I’m more interested in the number of lives I can touch on the, you know, what kind of impact I can have in that way. Much more so than the money. Yeah. It’s different for everybody. And that’s, that’s me too with the impact.
Roberta: 26:58 That’s why, um, the million, there’s a mindset, sisterhood. When I tell you that the impact that that sisterhood has is amazing. Um, I was looking at pictures before, right before this, uh, interview of the Dominica Republic, the dr sisterhood branch, um, chapter rather, that we are rising right now, 300 women. Wow. And I’m looking at them and I’m getting emotional, um, because of the impact, um, that this is the hood has made and so many women’s lives that, um, it helped them to think differently about their existence. Okay. I helped them to think differently about their past and that they don’t have to let their past hold them back and help them define how powerful they really are in and also the power of us as women working together in unity. And, um, we recently in the, in the chapters in the United States, we recently, um, started teaching them how to practice group economics and how we use our resources together, um, to acquire wealth.
Roberta: 28:17 And so that’s what we started doing, investing in properties, getting dividends. Um, and I’m, I’m teaching them how to create additional streams of income. And I get emotional because this is my heart, you know, this is my heart because the difference is that what I’m teaching them about wealth and when I’m teaching them about love and what I’m teaching them about women working together, not only am I teaching it to them, but I’m like, it trickles down to the family. Right. So we talk about breaking. Yeah. Generational curses and generational boundaries as powerful and Dominica and der. They don’t even speak English. when I went to dr, I had to go with a translator in the head. I understand that I can go somewhere with what I believe the reason why God got allows me to live, which is the sisterhood to go somewhere for all of three days, three or four days leave and then I have over 300 women, all, all one accord already all like it is amazing. And so I get emotional because I go back to saying, Oh this is the girl from the hood that was homeless. Yeah. And I can’t even measure the impact it’s impossible to measure the impact. We’re on our way to create a chapter in Kenya right now. I have some meetings with the, um, authorities, high authorities in Kenya. Um, we still have chapters that’s opening in the States and I can’t even touch the impact. So you hit, you hit a soft spot when you started talking about it.
Roberta: 29:58 That’s the low point of the show. Yeah. Was bigger than me. You know, it’s, it’s, yeah, it’s about for each and every one of us, you know, and this is something I truly believe every single thing that life puts in our path is meant to teach us something to help us serve whatever that purpose is that we’re meant to have an impact. I agree. So every step of the way. So had you not gone through what you went through in order to learn what you know about real estate to then be able to use that information to help other women raise themselves up! You know, no one would be where they are today. You know it’s, it’s, it’s the way that I love to turn, you know, I don’t want to say trauma, but like negative experiences. Like you said, that the mindset, you know, that people allow their mindset to kind of run the show instead by sharing stories like this. It can help people rethink the situations they’re in right now and then use it to motivate themselves as opposed to hold themselves back.
Roberta: 31:02 yeah. I’d love for you to share really quick cause you, you say you have multiple different companies, right? So, so what are some of the things that your individual companies are doing that are, you know, having that impact today? Okay, so, um, one of my companies outreach Realty services, which is a full-service real estate brokerage. Um, we’re in the process right now expanding. We are, we will have real estate teams in all 50 States of the United States of America. And I’m able to coach the people who want to be real estate agents who are already real estate aging, helping people buy and sell houses. Yeah. When I’m also able to do is coach them on how they can also use and leverage, uh, the real estate license to become an investor themselves. Also to understand that many people who are, um, purchasing houses were settling for commissions instead of the, um, equity is more powerful than a commission could ever be.
Roberta: 31:59 And so to be able to teach them how they can match the two and leveraged it to and also be able to do that all off of, um, overall 50 States is powerful. Um, I’ll be in business for 15 years in November, so we intend to launch that in November, um, being open and off at these States. The other thing, yeah, the other thing that I, um, other businesses outreach school of real estate, which is a real estate school. I’m licensed in the state of Connecticut where reciprocity in 11 other States. We are working on a 37 other to try to get into 37 States that allow online training. And, um, but that school we teach and we licensed people to become real estate agents, but we also teach real estate investing, flipping properties, um, how to buy and hold, how to manage the tenants, how to be able to create retirement income so that we’re not dependent on social security.
Roberta: 32:57 How do we put our children to college by rural estate investing? How do we create streams of income? How do we make money in our sleep? Buy real estate? How do we understand that we get off of what I call the new day plantation, which is a nine to five that many of us don’t even want to be on? And we could do that by real estate investing. So I teach that with outreach school of real estate. And I also have, of course, teachers that teach the, um, the classes. Um, the other nonprofit organization, outreach foundation, nonprofit organization. Um, you’d probably know that won’t be surprised when we talk about combat and homelessness, right? So you probably won’t be surprised. They’re that philanthropic. And so we, um, we work on combat homeless and uh, affordability, uh, rent affordability, um, subsidize housings and things of that nature.
Roberta: 33:46 I’m happy to say that I’m a managing member of my children’s business. Cabo integrational curses my, and I am a mom of three now. They, I have um, older babies and not little babies anymore. My oldest son is, um, how old is he? 24. 2324. Um, he has graduated from college. He has his degree. He is um, about to have his master’s degree in December. And my other two children, um, my, my daughter’s a teenager, my son is 20 and they are both in college as well right now. Um, so I’ll have babies but they have their company for the last two years when they were teenagers. Right. And their company is met construction management, which is a construction management company that manages or rehabs of properties use a FAJ tool or three K government loans and it’s owned by them and is ran by them that I, that was so incredible.
Roberta: 34:51 Everything you just said. Do what you set out to do. Like you observe past it. Like you said, no, no ceiling. There is no cellar now. Right now. Like I, I was focused on, my children won’t be in poverty. My daughter, you know, there’s, there are pros and cons, you know, there are definitely things that you learn in a struggle. But my daughter was never lived in apartment me, her bedroom or her master bedroom has a bathroom in her closet. Like all the things I used to imagine growing up. She has all of that, but that’s all she knows. So it’s different, you know. Um, but now it’s not about them. It’s about my unborn grandchildren. I don’t even have any, none of them. My kids are married, but I am working. I’m making sure that my grandchildren are millionaires, am I great-grandchildren and my great, great-grandchildren.
Roberta: 35:38 So I’m just like working on that now. So I’m having fun. Okay. I know the targets move throughout life, especially when it comes to goal setting. You know, people are so afraid to set goals because they think that they’re going to be tied to it for life. But that’s not the way life works. Or our goals are supposed to evolve as life evolves out with one specific goal. And now it’s, you know, change not from your children but for your grandchildren and their betterment. So that makes total sense. Yup. And then many of us make a mistake with making a goal too small. A lot of us make goals that we can just achieve and not gonna pull us and stretch us and bring us outside our comfort zone. I teach with the sisterhood and I teach with my coach in is that our comfort zone is our Brooke zone.
Roberta: 36:19 You’ll never know how great you’ll be if you stay comfortable. You know, I’m so glad you mentioned that to you. Cause when you were talking earlier about making that decision to that key moment when you know, you were a teen and decided you wanted that better life for your son. Uh, one of the things that I coach on and something that I’ve coined courageous choices and the courageous choice is the one that’s more uncomfortable. There’s no, many of us are, you know, it’s much easier to take the route that doesn’t challenge you. And by doing that you brought more or less stay stuck. So it’s by taking the route that does challenge you, you know, like in your scenario, you knew you’d had to go to school and you had to learn all these things and you had to more or less, you know, change something within yourself to change the past history of everything and to come before you, that’s more uncomfortable.
Roberta: 37:08 So that was the more courageous choice. And that’s why you’ve come so far. I wish more and more people, that’s one of the reasons I started the show is I want more people to make the courageous choice as opposed to, you know, letting, like you had said, their, their mindset kind of run the show for them. And thank you for making that courageous choice on behalf of everyone who, who you have touched and including myself, because we need to have more people like you because again, it’s, you’re not thinking just about yourself, but you were thinking about others and helping others become the best version of themselves. And I’m sure when you made the choice to have this talk show that this wasn’t something that you, you know, we’re going to just do and half do it. And you, I know you’ve got your heart in it and you put your, your time and effort into it and you made a courageous decision is that many people will, you know, you don’t have even thought about doing this. It didn’t do it. Did you make a courageous decision but you executed it. So come on, I’m commending you. Right. Thank you, Roberta. So that’s a great, great time to kind of talk about this now. So for anybody who’s out there listening, who has experienced what you’ve experienced, whether they be a teenage mother or they’re currently homeless, I know I, I right now have several followers who are going through that. You know, that I’ve talked to them about it. I’m like, what do you want them to know today as they go through it?
Roberta: 38:36 Okay? Um, I want them to know, and this may sound a little weird, but I want them to know that they can live outside their imagination. What I mean by that, okay, that is the, you have to train your thoughts and your imagination to see past your problems. You can’t focus on your problems if you focus on whatever you focus on, mag magnifies. So although you may be in a homeless state, although you may be in a state where you’re from paycheck to paycheck or you may not even have a paycheck, although you may even be in an abusive situation, in a relationship that’s that you’re not happy and trying to figure out who you are, trying to figure out your purpose. Trying to figure out this thing called light. What I challenged each and every one of us to do is to really take some time, close our eyes and just imagine what it is that you really want in life.
Roberta: 39:37 shut out all of the outside chatter and just use your imagination. I believe that our spiritual DNA is perfect. I believe that the inside of us is perfect. It will never direct us in a wrong way. I believe that’s why people have instincts. Something just told me, I just felt this way. That’s because of the insight of us, the inside DNA is perfect. We’re not perfect, but what’s inside of us that internal GPS is perfect. So understand that all things work together for good the good, the bad, the ugly to pass all things work together for good. So we understand that all things work together for good. Then we understand that we’re just good and to make it great and to make it we’re phenomenal and making and that we’re becoming even more powerful because of our story. So yeah, I embrace being homelessness in me.
Roberta: 40:26 It gave me my power. I’m able to relate to people. I’m raised having a struggle and gave me my power. I am able to relate to people. I embrace being an entrepreneur and having growing pains of being an entrepreneur. I’ve been a visit for 15 years. I embraced that. It gave me my power struggles only come to make us strong in that we ever learn how to live outside our imagination. Live in our mandation. We live out our imagination, right? And usually, listen. So that internal GPS system, we will never go wrong. It’s just, it’s just a temporary baby. Just temporary. Beautifully said. I have goosebumps. Thank you for that. So Roberta, where can our viewers and listeners find you? Absolutely. You can find me on social media. Instagram is a myth. Millionaire mindset. Dr. Roberta Huskey, ms millionaire mindset. Dr. Roberta Hoski. I’m Facebook, I’m ms million and mindset doctor.
Roberta: 41:18 We’re promo Husky as well. You are, um, also can find me on YouTube, dr Roberta Husky. I will make sure we link up to to you and everything in the show notes. Excellent. Now one more place, connect with.com that’s where you will want to go to connect with roberta.com and subscribe. I do have my first book coming out. The poverty curse is broken and that is, I’m presale right email@example.com so it’s amazing. Yup. Perfect. Make sure you get me that link and I’ll link to it in the show notes. Okay, awesome. Thank you so much for coming on and sharing your story with everyone today. Thank you for having me. You are just awesome. I appreciate you. Thank you. Thank you.
Corrie Lo: 42:02 And there you have it. If you take anything away from my conversation with Roberta today, I really hope it’s this, sometimes all it takes to open up your mindset is to experience new things. So as Roberta described, it took moving into her godparents single-family home to realize exactly what a world was like outside of, you know, the apartment buildings and the project housing she was living in before she understood what it was to have a walk-in closet, what it was like to have all of these luxuries so many of us take for granted and she never would have been able to change this mindset had she not experienced it and seen it for herself. So be open to new experiences. This one I loved and as so important, things change when you make a decision. You know, and I can empathize with Roberta’s decision because my own was very, very similar when my own son came into the picture.
Corrie Lo: 42:54 But Roberta’s decision that she was not going to have her son live in poverty and that he was going to have his own home and she was going to provide that for him and she was going to create a better life for them. I understand that. I went through that myself with my own son. I got out of a bad relationship. You know, ultimately the first step was making that decision. You have to actually make the choice to want better because from there it’s easier to take steps moving forward to make that dream a reality. And talking about steps every step you take is a step towards progress. So one of the things I loved in my conversation with Roberto was how she was talking about her $9 an hour mail sorting job and how she was the best male suitor they ever had. You know, really understanding that even if you’re not where you want to be, that each step that you take brings you a step closer towards your goal and it’s up to you to really make the most out of every opportunity, even if it’s not the most ideal because there’s something to be learned out of it.
Corrie Lo: 43:57 And for Roberta, that $9 an hour job was super important because had she not been there, she never would have received that notice on the real estate investing seminar that ended up changing her life forever. And other things she said that I love was until we win the battle of our minds, we will never win the battle of our life. So as Roberta described in her story, as she was standing there as a mail sorter with a flyer in her hands thinking, is homeownership even possible for me? And thinking back to, you know, she was already living in an apartment, which was a step above where she was before living in shelters, but she was still dealing with bullet holes in her son’s windows and having that kind of fear. So understanding at that moment, holding that piece of paper that there was an additional opportunity, she had to get over her own self limiting mindsets that people in her position couldn’t own a home.
Corrie Lo: 44:47 You know, she had to understand that anything was possible as long as she put her mind to it and that is what she did. And lastly, give yourself permission to live outside your imagination and Roberta’s experience. Had she not done that, she never would’ve been able to achieve everything she’s achieved today because she was able to overcome her own mindsets, that it was something that was a possibility for her. And the reason it was a possibility is because she allowed herself the freedom and the imagination to think that it’s something that could be possible for her. So the next time you’re feeling really, really stuck in a situation and you’re not sure exactly what to do, just imagine what life’s going to be like after you get out of it and imagine all the good things that could happen, the best possible probabilities, and think about and imagine what it is you want.
Corrie Lo: 45:37 Because the more you can visualize it, the easier it is to take steps towards actually making it happen. So what was your favorite takeaway? I definitely want to hear from you, so be sure to either leave a comment below or take a screenshot of this video and Yami on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and join the conversation. I’d love to hear everything that you thought. Also, if you found value in this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up. If not, give it a thumbs down so I know exactly what I gotta do to try to make this content better for you. Also, know that when you join the conversation, I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite comments every single week, all my episodes. So here is today’s featured comment. Ready for even more inspirational and motivational interviews. Be sure to visit my website, www.corrielo.com and sign up for my email list. Every single week you receive tips, tools, resources, and interviews. Just like this one, designed to help you lead a life full of passion and positivity and purpose. I look forward to connecting with you there.