[Creators Spotlight]: I want to be remembered as a man who was not afraid to take chances to ultimately become successful- Anthony Legins
In this "Creators Spotlight" series, we ask our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and being open with us. Today's guest is Anthony Legins, a real estate developer and entrepreneur sharing his childhood memories and discussing the importance of content!
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it's only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Anthony Legins.
Anthony Legins, a real estate developer and entrepreneur, shares his journey into real estate and the importance of content creation.
Continue reading to find out more!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My grandfather has been the biggest influence in my life. He was a successful real estate developer and investor who suggested that I should get my real estate license back in the day. He was my role model. He taught me several valuable lessons in love and life. However, one of the most valuable insights he gave me in regards to real estate is that:
it is not closed until it is closed. Basically, don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Especially when it comes to real estate.
Tell us about your childhood, what was the best part?
I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. My parents were entrepreneurs who had a house cleaning service when I was young. My father also had a house painting business. I believe that this is what helped inspire me to become an entrepreneur and business owner.
I cannot recall a specific incident that has largely influenced the kind of person I am today. However, from an early age, I used to cut grass, rake leaves, and shovel snow to earn money. In the summer, I would have Kool-Aid and lemonade stands. I would hire my friends to help me and pay them a percentage of the profits.
When I was old enough, I became a paper boy and delivered newspapers in the early morning before going to school. So, I have always had the drive and spirit to be an entrepreneur and provide needful services to the public.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
Content plays an important role in my life. I am a creative and expressive individual, so providing useful content gives me an outlet to express my creativity and also provide value to my fans and followers.
Yes. I am a full-time content creator. From blogging to creating graphic designs, websites, tv shows and podcasts, I am constantly creating content that I hope provides value.
I initially started to create content to help bolster my real estate services. I would create training workshops for my clients. This led to me creating reports and moving on to publishing books. I noticed along the way that I have a talent for this and actually enjoy writing and creating content, so I have been doing it ever since.
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
To be a content creator requires passion. I think this is the overlooked factor. Those who are constantly creating content and creating value for others have a true passion for what they do.
It takes time and patience to create great content and this would not happen with having passion that drives you.
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
I am most satisfied when what I create is well received and has a positive impact on someone. I have a passion to help others succeed in life and anything that I can create that helps to motivate and inspire another person is the true reward.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
I am currently working with a couple of TV networks on a real estate show called ‘How To Buy The Hood’. The ‘hood’ is the undervalued and often overlooked neighborhoods within urban communities. The show is designed to inspire others to invest in these areas and to take advantage of the very real opportunities that currently exist.
My long-term goals are to keep creating valuable content. I am focused now and for the long term on building a community of real estate investors who will pool their resources together to start revitalizing their local communities and help to transform our neglected neighborhoods into places that are beautiful and safe to raise families.
How do you make sure that you aren’t affected by nasty comments and negative things said about you?
I delete them. Seriously though, I have thick skin. I was picked on as a kid and bullied because I was bi-racial in a predominantly black community. So I’ve been called all types of names and been made fun of since my youth. I have learned to just tune it out.
There are always going to be haters and detractors, no matter what you pursue and do in life. Focus on your mission and your passion.
Anything else you would like our audience to know about you!
I am excited about my new real estate coaching program. It is an intensive 4-week advanced training course that will set you on the path to becoming successful in real estate investing. I am also excited about several upcoming projects that I am working on including a new book and new TV show. Stay tuned.
How would you want people to remember you?
I want to be remembered as a man that was not afraid to take chances to ultimately become successful. I want to be remembered as a fantastic father and a role model for others to follow.
I want to be remembered as a man that helped others achieve their goals in life and had a true passion and love for others.
What's success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
The way I measure success is against my own past achievements. If I outperformed my previous best or if I accomplished a goal that I once thought was unachievable, I feel successful. It’s not just about having a million dollars. Yes, I have made a million dollars before, but I don’t feel like that made ‘successful’.
I felt more successful by being able to provide quality homes to families in need. I feel like we need to detach success from just having money, fancy cars, and big houses. If you are able to provide for your family, you are successful. If you show up on time and give it your best, you are successful.
Who’s your favorite creator? Why?
Too many to list. However, I would have to put Mr. Billy Carson aka 4BiddenKnowledge at the top of the list. He is one of my favorite content creators right now.
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
I would advise you to be persistent and consistent. Believe in yourself and the value that you are providing others. Don’t give up too quickly. Many people give up right before they are about to have their big break.
It is a challenge to get into the habit of consistently producing content, however, once you do develop the habit, it becomes much easier. And if you truly love what you do then creating content to support this should be fun.
Focus on your passions and things that inspire and motivate you. Don’t seek to imitate others if you don’t have a true passion for the content you are providing. Be original. Be unique. Be You.
Few maintain consistency, few remain unique, and fewer are the ones who do both of these right, and earn a spot in Tealfeed Spotlight.