We had the good fortune of connecting with Brett Burky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brett, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
For me my habits are my processes I go through in the morning and throughout the workday. I am very list oriented and organized and always have a list of items I can accomplish. My habits is in how I use my tools. My tools are the following to make sure I keep good working habits: 1. Asana – anything that comes my plate or needs to be completed I add to different Projects and use the Kanban Board approach to move tasks through Backlog to in Progress to Completed. 2. Status Hero – I enter in each day the 3 things I am going to try to accomplish that day. 3. Focused – I uses the Pomodoro Method to time track my work and stay completely focused on the task at hand until my time is done. Having this type of structure has allowed me to manage a large workload and stay focused. This one habit I can contribute to my success at being a part of 2 active companies, a professor and still stay balanced with my family.
What should our readers know about your business?
The businesses I am involved in are Paperstac and MWMfund. Paperstac is changing the way online closings are done in the mortgage note industry and soon the real estate industry. It’s been a long road to get here and it hasn’t been easy. What we’ve done is take a process that has been an offline process forever and now since new regulations and technology has arrived we’re able to completely change the way business is done. We’ve created an end-to-end solution for closing a mortgage note transaction. We’ve been around since 2015 and have bootstrapped all the way to where we are today. We’ve made it through the rough time of 2020 and came out with our best months for sales not once but 4 times. Each month we’ve passed the previous. As for the process – we did overcome a lot of challenges. People for a long while were convinced it wasn’t possible nor legal. For a long time when developing and our early launch, we questioned if we were heading on a wrong path. It wasn’t until around February 2019 that things really started to pick up. I got int0 a Facebook group where people were saying amazing things about our software and it literally brought tears to my eyes. We were changing things and people were appreciative of what we’d done. With our 2nd company MWMfund there were many long days of going through the process of getting approved by the SEC. It took a lot of out of pocket money from my team members TJ Osterman and Rick Allen. But we got approved in 2019 and have crossed over a couple million so far in capital being raised by not just accredited but non-accredited investors. We structured our fund in a way so that everyone can invest and that took a lot of work but that is also growing by a lot. It wasn’t easy setting it up for the fund nor all of the marketing ad website but it is now up and running and it is only up from here.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If people were to come to Orlando I would say you’d have to checkout some of the amazing Springs in the area. If you like nature there are a lot of really cool trails and places to take the family. If you’re eating out I would always suggest a lunch at Tin and Taco and a dinner at Agave Azul.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shoutout to my amazing team at Paperstac and MWMfund. We wouldn’t have made it if weren’t for Rick Allen, Mike McLin and TJ Osterman. I have always had an amazing group of mentors and friends that have always been there to be my cheerleader – shoutout to Greg Rollett and Chris Brisson. Shoutout to my family and friends for being a backbone to all that I do.