We had the pleasure of interviewing Philip Austin Brooks, a Former Professional Basketball Player and Entrepreneur. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
Hi Philip, Great to have you with us today! Please introduce yourself and tell us about what it is that you do.
Hi, you might know me as a professional basketball player, but now I am an entrepreneur with a thriving business. I am the CEO of Little Butterflies Learning Center, with 10 locations all over Texas, and the CEO of Lone Star Real Estate and Oakridge Properties, two real-estate investment firms.
Please share with our readers more about your journey.
I played basketball professionally for seven years overseas. In Europe, I met and married my wife, Makedonka Brooks, who is now the mother of my three kids. In 2017, we decided to start our own daycare center, and it was very successful. Today, we have ten places flying the Little Butterflies flag and have become franchisers. Thanks to this business and Lone Star Real Estate LLC, my net worth has gone from $100,000 to 5.6 million.
Please tell us more about your companies.
As for Little Butterflies, it is the fastest-growing daycare in Texas today! We have ten locations across Allen, Garland, Mesquite, Arlington, Mansfield, and Houston.
As for my two real estate companies, Lone Star Real Estate and Oakridge Properties, I have both builders and contractors that work for the company.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
What I have to credit most with my success is God. I wouldn't have gotten anywhere without my faith and the support it has given me. It is a huge part of my life and something that I am always grateful for. What else? I have had to sacrifice a lot to get to where I am. Sacrifice time, energy, and fun, but ultimately it was worth it. Fortunately, my companies have allowed me to spend quality time with my family, especially as I have worked closely with my wife. I have made some smart investments, and not just in regards to money. I also put a lot of time into making my business take off. Instead of going out to parties, I always chose to stay at home with the family or work to do things that were actually meaningful and not things that would distract me. I focused on what was important.
Any message for our readers.
You can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it. That's really the message I want to give to everyone. I know it's true because I lived it, and I made it.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
You can find Little Butterflies Learning Center and discover all about this company here. You can also look me up as Philip Austin Brooks on social media and beyond.
Thank you so much, Philip, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!