A Wealthy Meeting

Posted on 30. Oct, 2009 by in Networking, Random Ramblings

I’m sitting here this morning drinking a glass of kiwi apple juice (that I just juiced myself by the way mmmmm) and I’m super excited.

When I was in high school I had a friend named Meredith, actually she was still my friend after high school and was still my friend up until she passed away this summer (R.I.P. Meredith!) and Meredith has very, very wealthy parents. Her father came her from Latvia and started a business and has been working his ass off ever since. They have a few HUGE houses, tons of nice cars, belong to fantastic country clubs and of course live a life that many in the world can only dream of.

While in high school I often wondered why Meredith never spoke to her father about business and about how to be successful and make tons of money. Well Pete, that’s her father’s name, and I have always gotten along. He’s a sweetheart. He and I got to talking at the what’s it called? The get together after a funeral? And I asked him if we could do lunch sometime. He of course agreed as he’s a doll anyway.

I just didn’t feel right calling him right away, ya know? For obvious reasons. So I called him yesterday to see if we could meet for lunch next week and he called me back this morning. We are going to meet next week sometime for lunch, he’s going to check his schedule on Monday and then let me know which day works best for him.

This meeting is longgggggggg overdue. I’ve been procrastinating long enough….seriously I should have asked to sit down with him yearsss ago, but I just chickened out I guess. I don’t know why? Guess I didn’t know what to say, what to ask, if he’d meet with me (although in my heart I knew he’d meet with me if I just asked.)

So now I have a very, very wealthy business man who knows other very wealthy business people who is willing to sit down with me and let me pick his brain. I’m writing some questions I want to ask him and was wondering if you guys and gals had any ideas on what types of things to ask him.

Here are some of my ideas thus far:

  • What do you think helped most to make you so successful? (Some of these I already know the answer to but I think they’re good to get the ball rolling, ya know?)
  • How did you first get started in your business?
  • What kind of advice can you give business wise or personal wise to someone that wants to develop a successful business like yours?
  • What kind of investments do you invest in with your profits to make your wealth continue to grow more?
  • I’m gonna ask him about private lending for him or others he knows, but I’m not sure how to approach that yet….I may not do that on this first meeting, what do you all think?
  • Can you think of anything else? I’m sure I’ll come up with more but if there is anything you guys want to know personally from someone who is super successful please let me know….or if you just have some good ideas that I haven’t though of yet to ask, pleaseeee by all means let me know.

    Btw, Pete is not in the real estate business (I mean I’m sure he has real estate investments but that’s not his business) his business is construction. He’s got a roofing and construction company.

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