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Who is Ray Higdon?
Ray Higdon was born in Seymour, Indiana and moved to Southwest Florida in 1989 where he currently resides. Ray is the proud father of two awesome boys, Ethan and Brandon. They are active in boy scouts and about any school fundraisers where the boys get to practice their early on sales abilities. If you wanna see Ray light up, ask him about his kids.
A born entrepreneur, Ray Higdon started his sales career at the age of 12 when he was selling 90-100 airhead candies to his schoolmates, this led to a constant craving for fun and profitable businesses.
When Ray Higdon was 18 he worked 3 jobs, one of which was the night shift at Winn Dixie where he met a manager named Chad. At the age of 18, Ray was searching for guidance and asked Chad what his goals were. Chad replied that he planned on just sticking with the company even though he hated it.
When Ray asked why, Chad replied that he had worked there so long that he didn’t feel he could go anywhere and make the same amount, so he would just stay there. That reply stayed with Ray his entire life. Never would he settle in a place he didn’t want to be.
Ray Higdon and Corporate America
Ray began his corporate life as a project manager for Collier County Community Development Services, which, at the time was the second fastest growing county in the United States, processing about 800 house permits a day. As the project manager, Ray was responsible for the systems and software that ran the county permitting. Ray eventually worked his way to Enterprise Database Adminstrator, a really healthy salary and, lets face it, a pretty secure job with the county government. But, he was bored out of his mind.
Ray Higdon and Real Estate
Ray grew tired of corporate life, working lots of hours and helping someone else accomplish their dream, at the age of 26, he quit his $80,000 a year salary job with an insurance company and started his own real estate investment company. In his first year of real estate, Ray and a partner purchased 37 cashflowing rental units. Being a landlord for 37 rental units in the ghetto of Fort Myers was quite an interesting experience. After kicking out 3 drug dealers and dealing with angry tenants, he decided to turn to flipping real estate.
Ray quickly became an expert in the art of flipping houses and marketing real estate online. This led to being featured in the Real Estate Investors Publication (REIP) magazine as an up and comer. Ray flipped over 200 houses with hardly any money down, no credit and no risk. This led to a very lucrative speaking career teaching others how to do the same. In 2005, Ray founded the networking and education group called The Forever Wealth Club. The FWC grew branches into Pittsburgh, Fort Myers, and Morgantown, West Virginia.
For over a year, Ray spoke on the circuit for a real estate investor education group. Twenty-two days a month on the road traveling to San Diego, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Vegas, Ray was selling a $7,000 system in a 90 minute pitch was certainly lucrative but had totally taken Ray out of the reason why he quit corporate America years earlier. He missed his kids. That is when he asked himself a few questions:
“What would you do if you had all the money in the world and money no longer mattered?” (after the partying and traveling)
“How would you spend your day whether you were getting paid or not?”
Financial Devastation Strikes
In 2008, Ray’s real estate investment company started to decline. He had grown used to a very high income flipping houses and having rental properties and that all came crashing down. “What’s worse than being broke is having made a lot of money, then to go broke”.
In 2009 things had become so bad that Ray was personally in foreclosure and on the brink of bankruptcy. After going through almost 12 months of depression, Ray got angry and decided it was time to do something about it.
Ray Higdon and Network Marketing
The whole reason Ray ever got into real estate was after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad from Robert Kiyosaki and embracing the idea of passive income or cashflow. Ray thought he found it with real estate rental properties but hadn’t really. Ray was to0 soon to get a glimpse of a path that would soon become his passion.
In 2006, his good friend and partner Kyle convinced him to join a network marketing company. Reluctantly, Ray started researching the industry as he was filled with doubts that most people experience about MLM before knowing anything about it.
He found that with network marketing you had the possibility of extreme cashflow, ridiculously low overhead or risk and the ability to help coach and grow others. Wow, this was what Ray had been looking for in other industries but had never found it. In fact, he had failed at almost a dozen different attempts at network marketing until July 15th, 2009.
From the ashes of depression and personal foreclosure, he had enough. Within 14 days of making this declaration he found Numis Network, joined, and started working his butt off. Through the team and leadership of the company he had his first $10,000 month his fifth month and his first $40,000 month his 7th month.
He has since gone on to become the #1 income earner in the company and the first Ambassador. Ray’s story is testament that anyone can get to where they want to go regardless of where they are currently located. Now Ray spends his time helping others reach their financial goals using Internet marketing, Social media marketing and coaching them to have a “no-limits” attitude. Ray works out of his house and spends quality time with his kids doing what he loves to do!
“When you love what you do, no day is actual work!”