Mitch Stephen has been a full time investor since March ‘96. He’s flipped 1000+ properties and is author of the book, My Life & 1000 Houses. You may download the first 100 ages of his book at www.1000Houses.com. His autobiography is one of a high school graduate striving to find his place in the world. With over (70 ) 5 STAR REVIEWS, it is evident that this author has mastered the art of delivering inspiration and an educational value in a most entertaining way. In short, My Life & 1,000 Houses depicts the trails and tribulations of an amateur business man who stumbles upon the great, long standing revelations, of business, money, love and life while struggling to find his own financial freedom.
Mitch Stephen was honored by the San Antonio Real Estate Investor’s Association (SREIA) in 2007. Despite the fact that he’d never been on the board or held an official position, the president, sitting board and over 800 members voted to dedicate the offices in his name…the “Mitch Stephen Investment Center.”
Mitch is also an avid songwriter. He likes to say, “I’ve been writing songs for over thirty years…and I’m going to get good at it any day now!” That being said, Stephen took honors at the 2005 Tejano Music Awards, winning “Crossover Song of the Year” for his part in co-writing the song “Who’s That Gringo” performed by multiple Grammy Award winner David Lee Garza and group Los Musicales; Co-writer Billy O’Rourke. Hear much of Mitch’s music at www.MitchStephen.com -over 45 original songs!
Today Mitch’s interests have expanded into several real estate related businesses:
Mitch Stephen is actively involved in the San Antonio . Texas real estate community:
– Mitch provides owner financing opportunities to “would be home owners” who cannot fit into institutions mortgage programs. www.Homes2Go.NET
– Mitch loans hard money to proven real estate investors who cannot find institutional money. www.Loans2Go.NET
– Mitch offers boat and mini storage units in and about Canyon Lake , Texas www.CanyonLakeStorage.com
– Mitch offers affordable office space to entrepreneurs in NE San Antonio
Last but not least, Mitch and his family support Community Bible Church (CBC) of San Antonio , TX . If you are interested in why Mitch attends CBC, you may tune in online at www.CBConline.com. Watch and listen to Pastor Robert Emmitt’s unique talent for bring the good news to the world.
You can visit his website at www.1000Houses.com. Connect with him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mitch_stephen or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1074602878 and http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Life-1000-Houses/129994207021032.
My Life & 1,000 Houses: Failing Forward to Financial Freedom is the autobiographical account of an amateur entrepreneur who stumbles upon the longstanding revelations of money, business, love and life while struggling to find financial freedom. Readers will see what happens to this entrepreneur after the “get rich” seminars and CDs and experience this investor’s highs and lows as he moves towards into becoming a professional at his craft.
Q: How did you come up with the idea for your book?
It’s an autobiography…so let’s just say, “I lived it.” I was inspired to write it because of a tragic event in my life. Forest Gump ran…Mitch Stephen wrote.
Q: What kind of research did you do before and during the writing of your book?
I had to go back through my files to remember exactly how deals went down, to find out exactly how much I made or lost, to get the timeline for events correct.
Q: If a reader can come away from reading your book with one valuable message, what would that be?
That it’s not just YOU that’s having to struggle. It’s not just your life that’s tough. It’s everyone’s life and it’s the ones who refuse to quit are the ones you are reading about. We see so much on fantasy on TV that I think we are beginning to believe that the successful people have it easy and that their lives are somehow blessed while our is not . Everyone’s life is difficult.
Q: Can you give us a short excerpt?
Well you can get the first 100 pages of my book at www.1000Houses.com for free. The book is a little over 400 pages so there’s still plenty of book to buy. I just want buyer to get exactly what they think they are getting and I learned from my Amazon reviews that if you start reading my book…you’ll most likely finish it. But I’ll set up the scene for one chapter:
I’m in the marriage councilor’s office with my wife because my wife thinks my investing in real estate is equivalent to gambling. It’s serious business and my marriage is on the line. And then, You won’t believe what happens… I’m telling you, I couldn’t make this stuff up!
Q: In your own experience, is it hard to get a nonfiction book published today? How did you do it?
I believe a person could wait a long time for a publisher to bless their project. There are too many reasons why they may not choose to get behind your work and it may not be your fault or the lack of a great product; already spent their budget, don’t understand your market, simply didn’t have time to get to you. I did not wait for anyone’s approval. I self-published.
Q: What’s next for you?
The book is just over 400 pages. The first half of the book is autobiographical and on a timeline from beginner to professional. The second half of the book consists of 18 stories. These stories lend to the adage that life is stranger than fiction. It would have been hard for me to make this stuff up. I already have about 20 more stories in waiting. So, there may be some More Stories from My Life & 1,000 Houses.
I am also writing some very in depth How To segments that can be found on my website www.1000Houses.com in the Education Store (Bottom – Right corner). While I try to keep the reading lively, it is more of a lesson plan by nature because so many have asks for literature drilling down into various aspects of investing; How to start a real estate investing business, how to start with little or no money, how to find bargain properties, how to find private money for investing, how to deal with contractors, how to sell your properties etc., etc.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Mitch. We wish you much success!
Thank you! May I encourage your readers to download the first 100 pages of my 400 page book free at www.1000houses.com. If you’ll give your correct phone number I’ll probably call you personally… just so I can say, “Thank you.”
Here are some of my information and websites if you’d like to follow up or talk real estate.
(Music site…I’m a songwriter on a good day)
(My house selling site)
(My book selling site and Education Store for investors)
Name: Mitch Stephen
Title of Book:
My Life & 1,000 Houses;
Failing Forward to Financial Freedom
ISBN: 9781419698545 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4524-9996-3 e-Book
ISBN: 9780615305561 Audio CD version
Also Available on Kindle, Nook and e-Audio Download
Find all versions at http://www.1000Houses.com