It was in a small town in west central Minnesota that Kerby Skurat’s greatest moments of personal history unfold: a tiny seed of idealism and a young man yearning to create a lasting legacy.
Kerby grew up watching his father leave for work every day to pound railroad spikes for a living. It was from this man that he learned his work ethic. It was from watching his first boss, however, that he modeled his own future.
Kerby’s childhood was spent in a trailer, anchored to a town of 233 people. There’s not much to do in a town that small except work ― and dream. So, at the age of 12, young Mr. Skurat took his first job, at the local chicken plant. Here he would spend the next six years not only working, but watching his employer, absorbing the man’s business style and acumen and dreaming of how to apply what he was learning in his own life.
One of the concepts that intrigued Kerby most was that his boss worked only three hours a week, yet the business hummed along better than most with hands-on ownership. More significant, at least to Kerby, is that his employer obviously had a vision for his life and had found a way to realize it.
Over the next six years, Kerby kept his head down and worked steadily, eventually being named the plant’s night manager. He would continue in this position for two years before moving on in his quest to discover a system that would enable him to leave a massive legacy ― a lasting impact that would be felt by future generations and the world.
Out into the World
Kerby left his small hometown and struck out for St. Paul where he enrolled at Hamline University, a private college. Here, he plowed through the work to graduate a semester early and with honors, making the dean’s list over seven consecutive semesters.
While he found his college years immensely fulfilling intellectually, he was still at a loss as to what components go into his concept of living a life of legacy. How, he wondered, was his former employer at the plant financially able to make family his primary priority and still have an abundance of freedom while owning a business? How did he create this business to run and grow without his daily presence?
The Quest Continues
It’s ironic that right out of college Kerby was recruited by a Fortune 500 firm as an analyst. After all, inside he was struggling with methodically examining the details and structure of his former employer’s business. Most of his waking hours were consumed with analysis, in one form or another.
Kerby spent four years in corporate America without finding any answers to what was needed for a business to run and grow with minimal input, while providing the financial freedom to do the things that legacies are built on: family, marriage, friends and faith.
He left his job to start anew in the real estate industry. From the ground up, it took Kerby six years to build his brand into a multi-million dollar powerhouse that dominates his market. Finally, Kerby Skurat was living his vision.
He now works because he wants to, not because he has to. Most important, at least to Kerby, is that he is freed from the day-to-day running of his business and can concentrate on assisting others in finding and building their own legacy visions.
Living a Life of MASSIVE Legacy
Kerby founded SEALS Academy and the Leveraged Business Academy to change people’s lives. SEALS Academy is a personal development and business training program for high net-worth business owners, the latter is the world’s most comprehensive training program for real estate entrepreneurs. Here you will learn how to find the leverage points in your business, how to effectively hire the right team to work on these points and how to train this team to become self-managed.
Both programs offer the opportunity to learn that it’s ok to put down the idol of your business and reinvest in the things that will truly leave a legacy: your marriage, family, community, faith and, ultimately, the world.