Elevate Your Potential Magazine
Manny Khoshbin’s Story: Take it from the Kmart shelf-stocker turned mogul: with the right mindset, work ethic, and advice, anyone can create remarkable success, not matter where you’re from or where you currently are. A few decades later, he’s now an author and real estate entrepreneur worth more than $100 million.
He started from literally nothing—he arrived in the U.S. at age 14 with his family, who had fled civil unrest in Iran. They were penniless and lived in a station wagon for weeks before finally moving into an apartment. Without knowing much English and needing to make ends meet, Khoshbin started stocking shelves at Kmart for $3.15 per hour and dealt with racially-tinged abuse from customers.
“That experience sucked,” Khoshbin recalls. But the monotonous grind inspired him to dream bigger. He decided to become financially free and developed an unshakable resolve to make that dream a reality.
Success Tips – Goal Setting
“Average goal-setting techniques create average results,” Khoshbin warns. Instead, he recommends being more aggressive: chart out exactly where you want to be in one, two, five, 10 and 20 years. “Set goals that you can 100 percent commit to each year,” he says. “Then stick to them.”
Too many people think of quitting before they reach their destination, Khoshbin cautions. “This is the part where you need to be stubborn and stay the course! If you ever think of giving up, return to those one-, two-, five-, 10- and 20-year goals. You’ll remind yourself of why you started this uncommon journey in the first place.”
- Manny Khoshbin’s interview with Steve Harvey on how he became a successful multimillionaire entrepreneur.
Today Manny Khoshbin is guiding several companies in all aspects of the business. He is personally involved in all acquisitions, dispositions, other material transactions, and maintains a hands on management of The Khoshbin Company, which has a commercial real estate portfolio in excess of 2,200,000 Sq. ft.
The Khoshbin Company is a privately held commercial real estate company based in Irvine California. The Khoshbin Company’s niche is acquiring value add