Brad talks to Anne Houlton, who has successfully diversified her dentistry career into one of property investment, building an enviable portfolio over many years. Anne discusses the importance of diversifying in order to create separate incomes streams, something that has especially helped during the lockdown situation, and why property is an excellent way for others in the profession to achieve financial freedom. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many of us do not realise that our lives are generally spent with colleagues and acquaintances, rather than the people who mean the most to us. By achieving a level of financial freedom, we also achieve the freedom to spend precious time with those we love. One of the most effective ways in which you grow your portfolio is the Buy-Refurbish-Rent-Refinance method, otherwise known as BRRR. Buy a property and look to improve it in ways that will instantly add value. You do not necessarily need a pot of money with which to begin your property journey. There are multiple ways of using other people’s money in order to get started, or to grow your portfolio. Education is key. When using sourcing agents, the best practice is to use an agent who lives or works in the area of interest. Ultimately, it’s always best to source for yourself, as sourcers will always keep the best deals for themselves. Education in how to best achieve financial freedom through property is crucial for those who are serious about their future. Progressive property are the finest purveyors of this knowledge, and have the most respected network. BEST MOMENTS ‘You’re creating an income that isn’t dependent on the GDC registration’ ‘Do you really want to spend your whole life with people that aren’t necessarily the people you love most in the world’ ‘You’ve got to be in the game to make the money’ ‘It didn’t occur to me to try and get any training in property, and I made a lot of mistakes!' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Dental Business Podcast Anne Houlton LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annehoulton/?originalSubdomain=uk Anne Houlton at Progressive Property - https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/progressive-property-trainers/ ABOUT THEHOST Brad believes that everyone at any level should be focused on achieving multiple sources of income to create diversity and balance in life. He feels passionate about helping dentists work towards freedom by building wealth in different areas and helping to develop a mindset to improve one’s ability to handle the stresses of clinical life. Still a practising dentist, Brad has implemented strategies to create a practice to allow him to carry out the dentistry he wants whilst continually expanding with loyal staff and patients. These strategies can be adapted to any dentist, whether you are an associate or the practice owner, to help bring back your passion for dentistry. In addition to running a successful private dental practice, he has grown several other dental businesses and as an investor is growing wealth outside of dentistry to help protect his legacy for his growing family. He is chair of the Horsforth Town Team, dedicated to the promotion and development of business in his local area in North Leeds, UK. Due to his track record and down to earth advice, he has become sought after as a mentor and spends part of his time dedicated to mentoring dental professionals about business, mindset and personal development. CONTACT METHOD Brad Thornton Instagram Brad Thornton LinkedIn Brad Thornton Facebook firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.