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The Gold Collar Investor

Dec 28, 2020

In today’s show, Pancham interviews Paul Birkett - founder and CEO of Automation Finance.

Paul has been working at PepsiCo for 18 years when he realized that living a corporate life isn’t what he wanted. He jumped into the entrepreneurial life with both feet and has started running an investment platform by buying distressed mortgages.

With his vision to help families to not lose their homes, he works with borrowers to avoid foreclosure and to help them get back on track. For 6 years, He has saved more than 2,000 families from foreclosure!

In today’s episode, Listen as Paul shares how he discovered his niche for mortgages and how he has revolved his business around it. He’ll also share his mindset on how he managed to make the first step into living the entrepreneurial life!

Learn different values and insights from his stories so don’t miss this episode!



“We’re regular guys. There’s nothing special about us. We just built a lot of systems and a lot of expertise over the 7 years but now we can make that available to everybody.”

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 2:45 – Pancham introduces Paul to the show
  • 4:06 - What mortgages have that made him start Automation Finance
  • 8:54 - Breaking free from his “golden handcuffs” (and why it took him 20 years)
  • 16:15 - How Automation Finance works
  • 20:09 - What makes Automation Finance stand out
  • 22:53 - His thoughts on the impending mortgage crisis
  • 26:36 - How clearing his emails helped with his success
  • 29:32 - Taking the Leap Round
  • 29:32 - His first investment outside of Wall Street
  • 30:13 - His realizations when he bought his first investment
  • 30:58 - What he learned from buying 1,000 loans at once
  • 32:39 - Why you should invest outside of Wall Street
  • 33:38 - How to get a copy of the Real Estate Mortgage Market Report

3 Key Points:

  1. It’s never too late to take your first step into the life that you wanted.
  2. Focusing your business on achieving sustainability and not just on gaining profit.
  3. The simple things that you do with your daily routine are those that are really helpful with your success.

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