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A Wealthy Life

May 30, 2024

Stepping off the corporate ladder and scaling the heights of self-employment can be a daunting leap, but not for Cyril Thomas. 


Join us as we explore his extraordinary transformation from a university student to an entrepreneurial powerhouse in the property event industry. 


Cyril's tale begins with the Essex Entrepreneurship Society, a testament to the pivotal role of networking and influence, and spans to innovative property investments that would make even the most seasoned tycoons take notes. 


His story isn't just about financial triumphs; it's a blueprint for success that resonates with the tenacity and foresight necessary for anyone looking to carve their own path.


Education plays a starring role in the entrepreneurial odyssey, and Cyril's academic pivot to accounting and management is no exception. 


We discuss how real-world business acumen can turn a traditional degree into an entrepreneurial playground, and ponder whether bypassing the conventional job market hurdles has impacted his success. 


Our conversation also veers into the personal influences that shape an entrepreneurial mindset, from the early exposure to financial literacy to the decisions that steer us toward our professional fates.


The discussion rounds off with a visionary look at the property industry's future, where Cyril's commitment to community and knowledge-sharing takes centre stage. As he shares his strategy behind the Essex Property Network and the annual Property Investor Awards, we get a glimpse of how Cyril's endeavours go beyond just business—they're about creating a supportive ecosystem for investors. 



Tune in and be inspired by Cyril's journey



--------- EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS ---------



(0:00:10) - Entrepreneurial Journey of Cyril Thomas

(0:09:59) - Entrepreneurial Journey Through Education

(0:15:43) - Personal Journey to Entrepreneurship

(0:31:00) - Property Investor Awards and Bureau

(0:49:59) - Property Investment Trends and Strategies

(0:56:41) - Decentralising the Property Industry


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Browse Books by Vicki: 

Using Other People’s Money: How to invest in property 4th edition  

Make More Money from Property: From investor thinking to a business mindset 2nd Edition  

Property for the Next Generation: Securing your future in uncertain times 2nd Edition  

The New Estate: Insights from the 22nd century  

The Wealthy Retirement Plan: A revolutionary guide to living the rest of your in style  


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9 Critical Property Principles  

The De-Job Yourself Manual: Break your reliance on a monthly wage  

The Values Manual: Understand what your values are and how they can be key to a successful business   

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