Treat others how you’d want to be treated. The Golden Rule applies to making friends and living a good life, but in Frank Pulley’s experience, it’s also the secret to building a multimillion dollar business and an impressive real estate portfolio.
“It’s one thing to say you should treat others well,” Frank says, “But it’s a heck of a lot harder to do it.”
Frank got his business start when he left college because he saw the money to be made in the grocery industry. He worked his way to upper management at King Soopers and served there for 12 years. Around that time, he and his wife Becky began to get restless. So, they took a plunge (literally).
Frank, Becky, and a couple of friends bought a retail recreation store that specialized in scuba diving and travel. After a few years*, they had 30+ employees and had grown the store from $25,000/mo to a multimillion dollar business.
“The one thing we are is risk takers,” Frank says. “Becky and I have always taken chances, and we’ve made our decisions together.”
Among other endeavors, Frank’s season as a business owner included group travel, business coaching, and scuba instructing. However, it was also a time of 60-70 hour work weeks and endless hustle. At the time, a 12-hour workday was considered mild. After Frank and Becky had been in the business for 22 years, they decided it was time to make a change.
“We had become ENC Christians–Easter and Christmas. We didn’t like that; it wasn’t our upbringing. We wanted something that would give us time to be with our family, honor God, and do some work with the homeless,” Frank says.
That ‘something’ turned out to be real estate investing. They joined a coaching program led by real estate lawyer and investor, Bill Bronchick, in 2001. By 2006, they were fully into real estate and were able to sell their half of the business to their partners. By 2010, Bill Bronchick invited Frank to come alongside him as a coach. This was in part due to his real estate aptitude, but even moreso for his business acumen. Not long after, WealthBuilders scooped him up as a real estate coach, too.
Entrepreneurship, whether through a storefront or real estate business, is a pathway to serve your community and design the life you’ve dreamed of. Frank and Becky Pulley are proof that if you work hard in a specific direction and have faith, you can accomplish your goals.
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