I’m joined by Margaret Wright who is chief Flip Chick at FlipChickCoaching.com. Margaret is a speaker, best-selling author, philanthropist, business owner, and one of the most sought after real estate investing consultants.
By developing a simple and easy to understand system, laser focused on building generational wealth, she has helped countless individuals learn how they can divorce their day job and never have to live pay-check to pay-check again. She has been profiled and featured on The Wall Street Journal, ABC, NBC, and many more.
Margaret Wright, The Flipchick
Nicola: Margaret’s passion is to help other people realize their full potential. She is the founder of Kyuki-Do Wasi, home for teen moms, and she started the home in Peru in early 2013. I hope we’re going to hear all about that because I know you’ve just been down there, haven’t you Margaret? So welcome to the call.
Margaret: Thank you.
Nicola: It’s lovely to talk to you again. The last time I saw you, we were sitting on sun-beds in Grand Turk.
Margaret: That’s true. That was a good time.
Nicola: We discovered rather weirdly, on those sun-beds, through me talking to your son, who is really one of the most delightful people I’ve met for a long time, that we were both playing Second Life at that time, and that through that we, my sister knows one of your best friends Jenni Hott (also in this book!).
Margaret: I know, its a very small, small world.
Nicola: It’s incredible, isn’t it? I still reel with wonderment when I think about that. So I’m talking to your son, he mentions a name I recognize, who is a very successful blogger and internet marketer. I recognize the name because my sister was mentioning to it as being one of her friends in Second Life. Now my sister lives in a tiny town in England, I live in a tiny town in England. Who knows where your friend lives, but there we are meeting complete strangers in Grand Turk, the Cayman Islands. I mean I just find that so weird.
Margaret: It is, it is very, very peculiar and I love it.
Nicola: I know that you’re very successful in your own life because you’ve just taken your kids to Chile, Peru sorry for an extended period of time, but what I’d like to do know is get to know how Margaret arrived at this point. Tell me all about yourself, starting at the very beginning.
Margaret: Well, I guess I could start the beginning with, when I was 18 years-old and I found myself pregnant, but maybe that’s not the right way to say it, I clearly had an active role in that happening.
It really, aside from the fact that obviously that’s a big life changing event, in a lot of people, when they know my circumstances and they know that I was a teen mom, that they think, oh poor Margaret, it must’ve been so hard. I always saw it as a moment in my life where I was able to shift, and it’s really served me very well. I was able to make a shift from it’s all about me, to now I can focus on helping somebody else. For me it was just my tiny little baby, but I’ve really been able to take that principle and apply it to everything that I do.
What could’ve been the most devastating time in my life, I think, and it wasn’t easy, by no means was it a piece of cake, I was waitressing in the morning and working full-time and going to school at night, so it was challenging, but it was all for a higher purpose and that was for my son, who you met, who was on the lounge chair….
Listen to the interview to hear how Margaret not only turned her life around and became a successful business person & property investor but now helps other teenage moms in Peru….