Mike knew in hindsight he would have achieved this much faster had he known then what he did after 8 years of trial and error. Upon reflection he decided to give back and not forget his humble beginnings. This was the birth of what would become his pay-it-forward plan and the beginning of his Sound Life Education course.Mike started by opening a couple of businesses, mainly tire stores. With the income from these businesses, he was able to do what he really wanted real estate. He then began buying properties and working with the tenants to own them. Throughout the years Mike was able to learn from these tenants and their stories, so that he had not only his story but theirs as well. Monique Bohnsack, who has been working with him for years, stated, "Mike comes up with these miraculous solutions on the spot. With each tenant’s story I think, "What will he come up with to handle this" and he does!Mike realized he was touching those close to him but not all who needed him and could benefit from his knowledge. He would also noticed that so many of the courses and "how-to" books were incomplete. They told you how to get it, not how to keep it, Mike said. This realization led to his creation of an all-encompassing strategy for a successful life plan. The Sound Life Education Coursebook covers four main areas: life and retirement planning, lending/brokerage and first time home buyers, credit repair and building credit, and money budgeting and management. The simple, easy to understand language these materials were created with is another testament to his desire for anyone to have the ability to take his knowledge and prosper with it. Mike Fish wouldnt have it any other way.