Design Your Dream Life Through Passive Income | Alex Szepietowski | TEDxUniversityofYork

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Alex describes his experiences as a young entrepreneur and the steps many others could take to follow in his footsteps.

After interning in every industry he possibly could, Alex realised that, more than any job in the world, he wanted to be his own boss. In 2012, without money or experience and in his 3rd year of PPE at York (Derwent College), Alex read ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ and decided to start investing in property. He spent his student loan on learning how it was done, and 2 years later owned 24 houses and won a few national awards. Alex is incredibly passionate about inspiring others to believe in themselves and forge their own path, irrespective of their circumstances, or what ‘the norm’ dictates!

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WayneTully1 says:

The more work you put in the more rewards and opportunities come your way, that compound effect really struck a chord with me, because that's exactly what it means. You have to be actively direct selling and getting out there, not just watching loads of videos or reading loads of articles.

J D Z says:

Uni….Lol. Brits speak funny. But I like what he has to say,more than the way he says it.

J D Z says:

I like this guy and have taken some valuable things from his speech. Like I need to find a spouse in England …they're all rich,lol. Bad joke,good talk.

J D Z says:

Wow, the British are all rich compared to Americans. Wtf? 11 weeks of savings? I mean I have more than that but that hasn't always been the case. I also know (from the news) that 80% of Americans can't come up with a $1000 cash. Think I'll move to England …..wait a minute,my exwife is from there, F them all. Lol

Tu Nguyen says:

I've watched over 150 TED (independent included) talks. I am not exaggerating when I say this is the worse one. Everyone knows passive income is ideal. Real Estate? Affiliate Marketing? I was hoping for something original.

Alex Sava says:

Wouldn't the opposite of active income be NO income?

William Li says:

There is no such thing as passive income. Everything good requires work.

Arthuruz Scofield says:

this dude has no ideas on the passive incomes he mentioned. Sounds like he also just researched it on google.

peter four says:

If if if……Some people could live for five years with the money you paid for you business suit.

Mobaba Moba says:

I would be sooo helpful if he said his actual numbers.
Like for what sum of money did he get his first loan, how much did his first property cost, where he bought it and in how many months can it get a significant return to re-invest in your 2nd and 3rd property.

If would help soo much to feel it's closer than we think and we would know what to do.

I feel this is always lacking in such speeches – the particular numbers, places to go, things to do and timeframes.

Mobaba Moba says:

There's hardly any 100% passive or 100% active incomes, all of them are MORE passive or LESS passive than eachother.

People often forget that.
There's always at least some minimum work you must do, at least a couple of phone calls every month or smth.

The goal is just to be as passive as you can, like go from 20% passive to 60% to 80% when you almost don't have to do anything.

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Siegfried Braun says:

All you cynics, doubters and pessimists; the reason he, others and I could do this is exactly because of you. If it was easy, didn't take courage or risk, YOU ALL would've done it already and there'd be nothing for us. However, because anyone can see what fear does to your ability to realize your potential, logic takes over and forces entrepreneurs to do whatever it takes to be *successful*.
In short, continue with sniveling and complaining about your lot in life; you'll be our tenants and will pay-off our mortgages. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts!

Andy Higgins says:

Brilliant talk. Well done. One of the best Ted talks I have ever seen; Truly inspiring.

David Soto says:

The majority of people in the comments didn't catch the point. Maybe, your not meant to be your own boss. Stick to your 9-5.

vio says:

Bottomline is… sign up for my blog.

axe2grind911a says:

Warning: Don't subscribe to this guy's "free" email list. You will be INUNDATED with junk mail because he sells your email address for profit! I guess that's his "dream life": scamming people for a few dimes per email address, leaving us having to deal with more spam than I've had in 10 years! I have to change email addresses thanks to this bozo!

Charles Wright says:

This rubbish is a TedTalk?

Wild Tribe says:

Great speech. Love the book Rich Dad Poor Dad

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