Wednesday morning was my second visit to the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Alumni Association, Hampton Roads Chapter Networking breakfast meeting. I was particularly interested in going because Guy Zanti and his wife Kathleen Murray (USNA alumni '81 and '83 classes) were speaking.
They are entrepreneurs who own the only franchise in North America of Hosemasters.
And they have an RV.
The meeting was similar to last time with a number of folks meeting each other before the proceedings got underway. (After all it is a networking meeting...)
After introductions and announcements, Guy and Kathleen began. I was interested to see how they conducted the presentation. They began with, "We do not believe in death by PowerPoint" so will both be speaking.
And they were good. Very good. Engaging, interesting and educational.
They spent most of their time talking about their concept of wealth, finances and money and how Rich Dad, Poor Dad had changed everything for them. They are avid readers and had a partial display of their business books. They had all of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series and some others including E-Myth.
Their style was very good because they offered information to others about how they started investing and moving toward their financial goals. They have followed the Rich Dad, Poor Dad philosophy for at least 7-8 years. I don't remember when they both started reading and being committed to it.
More than their specific businesses (which include the Hosemasters franchise and owning a 39 unit apartment complex and an anti-rust [RSDW Metal Guard] solution they sell to marinas), they spoke of how to create wealth and view money.
They brought a copy of CashFlow 101 which is a boardgame that is a popular teaching tool. They were recruited by a nearby college to take some students through it.
The 30 minutes went by way too quickly!
Afterwards they hung around a few minutes and talked with the audience.
Their presentation made me think of Amway. Or Dave Ramsey. I know of people who got into Amway and made a go of it. Other friends have gotten into the teaching and financial precepts of debt-free living with Dave Ramsey's materials. I say -- good for you and I hope you do well.
It was an interesting and motivating morning with my Habitat friend Dennis who invited me to the breakfast meeting. I am glad I went!
Another reason we love this RV lifestyle: we get to meet folks like Guy and Kathleen!
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Hope it is warm where you are or that you have a place to stay warm!