There’s a big world out there—do you want to make your mark on it? Are you hungry for more money, success, confidence, or security? To get to that next level, you’ve got to make it happen. Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to move your life and career forward, so long as you have proper expectations and the mindset for success.

Oliver Seidler, our guest on episode number 164 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, had to learn these lessons the hard way. He started his own real estate company right before the recession, fought like crazy to keep it alive during the lean years, then saw rapid growth and expansion in the years that followed. Oliver’s new book, “A Renegade's Rules: How a 'C' Student Created An 'A' Life, and How You Can, Too” recounts Oliver’s journey from waiting tables to heading up a company that pioneered the wholesale real estate industry. What you’ll discover is a life filled with more options, excitement, challenge, fulfillment, and purpose.

We find out why Oliver chose Florida State University, how his grade-school worth ethic transferred to his work ethic in adulthood, how he went from waiting tables to becoming a successful real estate agent, how the 2008 recession impacted his business and him personally, the best possible response when things don’t go according to plan, how he stayed so resilient in the face of adversity, how you can handle the doubters in your life, how to overcome your fear of failure, how his business (PropertyForce) works, and his favorite restaurants in Miami. Enjoy!