How did you start investing?

I met a number of key people when I immigrated to New Zealand from Switzerland in 1995. The first, my mortgage broker, managed to secure a mortgage for my first property with a small deposit while I was a student at Auckland University. When I sold the property three years later I made more money than I would have made in a job. I was ecstatic and my mortgage broker made a comment along the line that perhaps I should do this again. I then went on to find mentors like Dolf de Roos, Robert Kiyosaki and Keith Cunningham to guide me to become a professional investor. In 1999 I was ready to quit my job. Since then I set up several business such as Financial Pictures, a mortgage business, a property management, a business advisory and investment businesses.