When Johnny Caal realized he wasn’t satisfied with his job as an engineer, he quit, cashed out his 401(k), and bought his first rental property: a boarded-up building in the San Fernando Valley.
Caal, of Los Angeles, describes how he pushed through early struggles and doubts to build Caal Enterprises, his thriving real estate business.
“We live the American dream in a different way, in a different mentality,” he says. “Thinking outside of the box, remembering where we came from, the suffering and the hard work — [it] just gives us courage every day.”
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