Shukri Barbara: From $4,000 a Year to Dominating the Property Tax World
Shukri Barbara is the founder and principal advisor at Property Tax Specialists, and with 100% of his reviews on Google being 5 stars, it’s safe to say he’s great at what he does! Barbara immigrated to Australia from Sudan with his family when he was 13 years old, and after studying commerce and marketing at university— and impressing his professors so much they became his clients!— he is now a CPA with over 30 years of experience in tax and accounting. Join us on this episode as we discuss his childhood in Sudan and how he adjusted to life in Australia, at an age that is turbulent enough as it is. He tells us about the best thing that ever happened to him at a time in his career when he didn’t even know what an invoice was, the practice he started with no brains but a lot of balls, and how an ad he saw in 2000 changed everything for him.
Siva Raj’s Escape to Sydney and Rise to Subdivision Superstardom
Season 4, Ep. 703
About 30 years ago, Siva Raj and his family fled their war-torn country of Sri Lanka with only the things they could carry. This experience made him determined to succeed in life and investing in property has paved that journey. He started investing in property as a hobby while he was still in university. This hobby quickly turned into the profession of property development and investment.In this episode, Raj shares the challenges he went through adapting to life in Australia, and how they only added to his resilience and drive to succeed. We’ll hear about the first property he scrambled to purchase and what he needed to give up to do so. While it was something the average university student may not be able to give up, Raj’s past experiences meant he would have done it 10 times over to thank his parents for all they sacrificed. While it certainly wasn’t an easy journey, it led him to reap the many rewards he enjoys today.
Josh Rockingham on Making $6.8M in Equity By Living on the Edge
Season 4, Ep. 702
We’re back with Inphase Electrical Group’s Josh Rockingham, and we’re joined by his broker-turned-friend, Kimberly Linder. In this episode we discover the approach he takes to seize opportunities, which may not be the most recommended method, but the dream team always turns it into gold. With the help of Linder and her husband, Rockingham gives credit where credit is due, while recognising the great strengths within himself he never knew he had.
How This Electrician Sparked a $1.7M Uplift in Under 3 Years
Season 4, Ep. 701
Josh Rockingham wears many hats— electrician, husband, and father are just the beginning. Although his foray into property investment is still a fairly recent venture, it’s poised to be just one of his many great successes. 2018 saw Rockingham and his unsuspecting brother take a leap of faith that certainly paid off, to the tune of over $6.8M in equity!In this episode we hear all about how one piece of advice from a fellow tradie sparked just the fire he needed. He delves into the several career options he considered and how the path he’s on now is the one that brings him the most fulfilment. No matter what he does, or what anybody else says, he dives in with everything he has. It really goes to show, sometimes parents really don’t know best!