Jack Miller was one of my primary real estate investing teachers. He was a wonderful man and an incredible educator and mentor. It’s hard to believe that he went to heaven almost six years ago. Not a day goes by that he and I don’t have a conversation in my head.
Jack was the type of guy who very much marched to his own drummer. One of his best quotes was: Never take orders from paint.
Let me explain: Have you ever turned onto a street, saw the One Way sign and realized that you were going the wrong way? What did you do – an immediate U-turn, right? That’s what most of us would do. But not Jack! Jack would keep going the way he was going and say, “Never take orders from paint!”
Spend a minute thinking about this. Was Jack right or wrong? Now add this to the equation: Jack spent his whole life not taking orders from paint – both figuratively and literally – and he was a very successful businessman!
On the other hand, I spent most of my life doing exactly what was…