Hosted by Paul Moore and Josh Thomas, How to Lose Money is a wealth-building podcast dedicated to the honest, sometimes gut-wrenching stories of business and life lessons learned. If you’re an entrepreneur going through a tough season, a business executive wanting to avoid strategic mistakes, or just someone who loves to hear about victories earned on the other side of painful trials, this podcast is for you. With new episodes every Monday, we feature an interview with a business leader who has made mistakes that you don’t need to repeat. We discuss topics like: risk-taking, financial principles, entrepreneurship, growing your business, real estate investing, best business concepts, leadership, books and resources, relationship hacks, networking, passive income, time management, and more!
Neal Bawa is the mad scientist of multifamily. Besides being an entertaining speaker, Neal is a data guru, a process freak, and an outsourcing expert. Neal treats his $200 million multifamily portfolio as an ongoing experiment in efficiency and optimization. The mad scientist lives by 2 mantras. His first mantra is that we can only manage what we can measure. His second mantra is the data beats gut feel by a million miles. These mantras and a dozen other disruptive beliefs drive profit for his over 500 investors.
Josh Zloof is the co-founder and CEO of Sudden Coffee, the creators of the first specialty instant coffee. Sudden Coffee works with 30 coffee roasters worldwide, companies like Equator Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee and Ritual Coffee. Josh got his start as an operations consultant at McKinsey and Company and later was a product manager at Groupon, building a point of sale for restaurants. After developing a passion for hospitality and good food and drink by throwing events, Josh founded Sudden Coffee to use his skills in operations to share hospitality driven experiences with more people.
David Hancock is the founder of Morgan James Publishing and has co-authored 12 books, including Performance Driven Thinking, Guerilla Marketing for Mortgage Brokers, and The Entrepreneurial Author. Nasdaq sights David as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders, and he is reported to be the future of publishing. David was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s “Fast 50” for his leadership, creative thinking, significant accomplishments, and his significant impact on the industry in the coming decade. Morgan James Publishing is regularly ranked on Publisher’s Weekly “Fast Growing Small Press List” over the last ten years. David serves on many boards, including Chairman of the Guerilla Marketing International Board, Chairman for the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, the Jaguar Advisory Board, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula, Greater Williamsburg, and others.
Jack Gibson began his entrepreneurial journey at 19 and founded his first company at the age of 21. Operating a successful nutrition consulting and distribution company, Jack had built a multimillion dollar venture before he was old enough to rent a car. Soon after that, he bought his first home as an investment. One quickly became five, and then the bug hit. He became obsessed with learning everything he could about real estate investing and soon had over 50 investment properties generating passive income. Today Jack spends his time mentoring other entrepreneurs, building his real estate investment portfolio, and helping other investors build a brighter future through the power of turnkey real estate income.
Vincenzo Villamena is an American CPA and the Managing Partner of Online Taxman, which offers completely secure and online tax preparation services including an online document exchange and upload system and utilization of modern communication technologies. He has “Big 4” audit and corporate accounting experience during his time with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was involved in Fortune 100 audit engagements and M&A transactions - giving him the knowledge to perform analysis in valuation, corporate finance, and technical accounting issues. More recently, Vincenzo has served as partner in 4 Corners Inc., focusing on individuals and businesses for accounting and tax preparation matters as well as advising high net worth individuals in private equity investing. Vincenzo has both a Masters of Accounting and Bachelors of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is from New York City but left the States to live a better life in Medellin, where he's been running his business. He sees many benefits to leaving the States for more entrepreneurial and better life opportunities elsewhere.
In 2003, Nick Prefontaine was in a snowboarding accident that left him in a coma for over 3 weeks. The doctors told his parents he probably wouldn’t walk, talk, or eat on his own again, but he actually ran out of the hospital 3 months later. Now a certified infinite possibilities trainer, Nick speaks to groups that benefit from his message of overcoming adversity. Nick grew up in the real estate industry, and he got started knocking on pre-foreclosure doors at 16 and 17 years old, doing up to 50 doors a day. This experience helped shape his real estate career now. Nick specializes in working with lease purchasers to get them into a home and on a path to home ownership. He recently co-authored the best seller, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing: 24 Leading Experts Reveal Their Real Estate Secrets.
Keith Elias played 6 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts. He graduated from Princeton University, where he completed his senior thesis on turn of the century masculinity and its impact on the creation of football. He works in the NFL’s Player Engagement Department, where he equips current and former players through their transition into and out of the league and throughout their lives. He is a screenwriter with his brother, Brian, a novelist, and 2x Best-Selling Co-Author of Resilience: Turning Your Setback into a Comeback and Purpose, Passion & Profit. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, former Nationally Ranked Gymnast, Christa and their daughter, Avary.
Andrew Henderson founded Nomad Capitalist to help people increase their personal freedom and to help them improve their financial situations and intelligently diversify their lives. Helping people save $280,000 a year in taxes, getting a second passport in a matter of months to get started on building the business of their dreams, and giving their children educational opportunities they never would achieve otherwise via a citizenship by descent program are all examples of work he’s done recently with this mission in mind. Andrew has spent the last 10 years meticulously traveling the world with the purpose of finding the best legal strategies and on-the-ground knowledge that actually works.
Antoine Martel is a 24-year-old real estate entrepreneur. He started investing in real estate while at university and has since bought and sold over 150 homes and multiple apartment buildings. He currently lives in LA where he runs martelturnkey.com, a turnkey rental company that buys and sells over 100 homes a year. They invest in markets like Memphis, Cleveland, Birmingham, and Saint Louis. Antoine also has a highly educational podcast entitled “A Millennial's Guide to Real Estate Investing.”
Inna Rubinchik is the regional leasing director at Compass in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the number one leasing agent in San Francisco. Her brand, Leasing Agent 415, is helping investors in San Francisco make informed decisions about rental properties and maximize profits. Inna has a master’s degree in taxation and has previously worked in acquisitions at several prominent Bay Area real estate investment companies. She is a wife and mother of 2 children.
Bob Fraser is co-founder and CFO of Aspen Funds, a fund management company focused on mortgage investments. He has 20+ years’ experience as a finance and technology executive, and he is a magna cum laude UC Berkley computer scientist and a former Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. Before that in 1995, Mr. Fraser founded Net Sales Inc., a back office e-commerce provider. As a CEO, Mr. Fraser raised $44 million in investment capital and guided the company to an average of 20% month-to-month revenue growth, becoming the metro area’s fastest growing company between 1997 and 1999. Since 2002, Fraser has founded and served several non-profit organizations as a board member and a CFO. Fraser has also been involved in a number of entrepreneurial initiatives, including book publishing, financial consulting, and an investment fund managing member.
Todd Dexheimer is CEO of Venture D Properties LLC. He started investing in real estate in 2008. Since then he has purchased and renovated roughly 800 units. Todd has completed over 150 flips, including a 20-unit mobile home park, a ski resort, and a 15-unit apartment complex while using those profits to build his rental portfolio. Today Todd owns approximately $25 million in real estate, comprised of 550 units in 5 states. His focus is on syndicating value-add multifamily in emerging markets. Todd is also the host of the podcast “Pillars of Wealth Creation” and does some coaching for multifamily investors. Todd’s passionate about teaching others how to create a business and how to take control of their finances.
Starting from the ground floor, Melanie Finnegan has educated herself in every area of the tax lien investing process. She’s been able to implement a strategy within the investment vehicle that allows investors to maximize their ROI and compound their interest. Her integrity, business ethics and natural compassion for helping people become successful has proven over and over by the success of her clients.
Frank Rolfe has been an investor in mobile home parks for almost 2 decades and has owned and operated hundreds of mobile home parks during that time. He is currently ranked with his partner, Dave Reynolds, as the 5th largest mobile home park owner in the U.S. with over 250 communities spread out over 25 states. Frank has always believed that mobile home parks are all about affordable housing. Along the way, Frank began writing about the industry, and his books, coupled with those of his partner Dave, evolved into a course and a boot camp on mobile home park investing that has become the leader in this niche of commercial real estate. Frank lives in a small town in Missouri with his wife and daughter. He is very active in community affairs, being a member of the Lions Club, the school board, and chairman of the Landmarks Commission. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Stanford University.
Ross Stryker is the founder and CEO of Smart Asset Opportunities, which helps educate busy small business owners how to take charge of their own financial freedom and stop giving up control to those on Wall Street. He practiced dentistry and specialized in orthodontics for over 35 years, 12 while serving in the U.S. Army reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and later in private practice where he grew one of the largest single-doctor practices in the country. Although Ross is no longer practicing, he still considers himself a part of the dental and medical community. At heart, he’s really a small business owner, and, like many business owners, Ross was frustrated with the conventional financial system that seemed to benefit Wall Street but not the investors. Ross has replaced his transactional income of exchanging hours for dollars with passive income from his investments for his livelihood, and he wants to help others achieve the same goal. Ross has owned 40 or more single-family homes, written 2 books, one specifically on real estate investing. Ross is selling his homes, and he’s transitioning into commercial real estate investing, which includes self-storage, mobile home parks, office parks, a coffee farm in Panama, a resort in Belize, and multifamily apartment complexes.
Eric Satz is the founder and CEO of AltoIRA, and he’s a serial entrepreneur who has seen both wins and losses. Eric knows investing is no longer just for the wealthy, and he’s living out his mission of delivering 21st century investment opportunities to everyone, even non-accredited investors. Eric is a former investment banker and early stage investor with a passion for nurturing start-ups and raising capital. He teaches an entrepreneurship class to high school students in Nashville and served on the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority from 2015 to 2018. Through Alto IRA, Eric is making alternative asset investing available to all by giving people the support they need to choose and make their own investments using their IRA savings.
Brett Swarts is the CEO of Capital Gains Tax Solutions, and each year he equips hundreds of business professionals with a deferred sales trust tool to help their high net worth clients solve capital gains tax deferral limitations. His experience includes numerous deferred sales trusts, Delaware statutory trusts, 1031 exchanges, and 85 million in closed commercial real estate brokers transactions. He’s an active commercial real estate broker and an investor himself with experience and holdings in multifamily, senior housing, retail, medical, office, and mixed use properties. Brett is considered one of the most well-rounded capital gains deferral experts and informative speakers on the west coast. His audiences are challenged to lean in to multiple capital gains deferral strategies, create and develop a passive cashflow wealth plan, and execute on this plan so they can create and preserve more wealth.
Dan Handford is managing partner with passiveinvesting.com. He and his wife, Dennae, along with their 4 children (3 girls and a boy), reside and work in Columbia, SC. Dan has an extensive successful background in starting multiple 7-figure businesses from scratch, including a large group of non-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine clinics located in South Carolina. He’s the founder of the Multifamily Investor Nation where he educates a nationwide group of over 9,000 members of multifamily investors on how to properly invest in multifamily assets. He’s the co-host, along with his wife, of the Tough Decisions for Entrepreneurs Podcast, which can be found on iTunes and Google Podcast.
Travis Jones is the founder of over 15 results-based training gyms across Australia and founder of the health tracking app, Keystone.fit, a business coaching FitPros for the last 8 years, and has a digital agency as well. He has an amazing wife, who really is amazing, and two boys under 5 years old. Jones, who played elite level rugby league as a teenager into his early 20s, opened his first RBT gym in south Melbourne in 2011 before growing it into a recognized Australian transformation facility, building a reputation of changing the lives of thousands of people every single year. Every year his goals get bigger and bigger.
Born in 1987, John Crestani has accomplished a lot in his 32 years. In 2009, Crestani, 21, traveled to Thailand to figure out his direction in life and find himself. During this time, he read a number of spiritual works, such as The Alchemist, that would later influence his life, but his saving grace turned out to be a business book. John was sitting on a beach in Thailand, poor and lost in life, when he opened a book that helped transform him into becoming a motivated and successful internet entrepreneur. This book was The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, the now classic manual for breaking free from the 9 to 5 workweek desk job by building an online business. After a number of years of trial and error building his internet business, Crestani finally managed to create a multimillion dollar business. He met his wife and traveled the world. He went from deep in debt to having a successful cash flow positive business that supports his life, his wife and their 3-year-old child. As of late, he’s gone on to build an education empire, and now he’s taken it upon himself to teach a handful of aspiring entrepreneurs how they too can transition to the new entrepreneurial economy and be their own boss.
Shawn Yesner is a Florida native, born in Tampa and raised in Miami. After graduating from Florida State University with a B.S. degree in accounting, Shawn enrolled in the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in 1998. Since our last interview, Shawn’s podcast, the “Crushing Debt Podcast”, has continued to grow and now is in its fourth year. Shawn estimates that he’s helped his clients eliminate a collective amount of over $10 million. In September 2018, Shawn published his first book titled, Crushing Debt: 9 Strategies to Eliminate Financial Bullies. The book is available right now on Amazon.
Marco Santarelli is an investor, author, and the founder of Norada Real Estate Investments, a nationwide provider of turnkey cash-flow investment properties. Since 2004, Marco and his team have helped thousands of real estate investors create wealth and passive income through real estate. He’s also the host of the top-rated “Passive Real Estate Investing” podcast.
Jason Wright is the founder of the Intentionally Inspirational brand, which began as a podcast that was created to motivate and inspire entrepreneurs. Since its inception, Intentionally Inspirational has evolved to include a weekly blog, published resources, and a comprehensive offering of digital marketing services and consulting. Jason is the author of the book, The Backwards Route To Forward Progress, and the eBook, 15 Lessons for Surviving Your Startup. Jason is a lifelong serial entrepreneur who thrives on challenge and has an unwavering focus on participating in meaningful work, motivating and uplifting other people, and building a lasting legacy.
Tony Bradshaw is the author of The Millionaire Choice: Millionaire or Not. You Can Choose. Tony was 25 doing the same old stupid stuff with money that his parents had done. That’s also when he made his choice to become a millionaire. He had what he called his financial awakening and began learning everything he could about money. Now he’s helping people make their own choice to become a millionaire because he believes anyone can do it. Having grown up in a lower income family, Tony made his millionaire choice at 25. Now 2 decades later, he’s teaching people how to make their own millionaire choice. His book, The Millionaire Choice, was inspired by his own vision of empowering anyone to become a millionaire no matter what their income, ethnicity, or financial situation. His mission is to create a movement of financially educated and wealthy people who will make it their mission to fight poverty and help those in need around the world.
Dmitriy Fomichenko is the founder and president of Sense Financial Services LLC, a boutique financial firm specializing in self-directed retirement accounts and checkbook control. He began his career in financial planning and real estate back in 2000. He owns multiple investment properties in various states and is a licensed California real estate broker. Over the years, he’s taught hundreds of investment and financial planning seminars and mentored thousands of investors. Dmitriy founded Sense Financial Services to help his clients maximize their return on investment while protecting their hard-earned money. He’s very passionate about helping families and individuals achieve financial freedom by following proven, biblical principles of financial planning and investing.
Ari Gunzburg is a wilderness liaison, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, podcast host, long distance cyclist to fundraise for kids with cancer, and more. From a colored past to a colorful future, Ari is raising spirits and helping people build themselves into more than ever before.
Kenneth Ameduri has had a passion for truth from an early age. Finding trends and anticipating growth sectors has been his primary focus since he was in high school. After noticing the cracks in the underlying financial system, Kenneth became a proactive investor, purchasing investments that would hedge his portfolio against inflation. This lead him to investing in real estate, precious metals, stocks and cryptocurrency, establishing a personal multimillion dollar profile prior to turning 30. Kenneth has taken the knowledge he has compiled in the business world and is now pouring it into “Crush the Street” for the benefit of his members through the weekly newsletter, blog and podcast, focusing on market trends, precious metals, cryptocurrency and sound economics. Kenneth is the chief editor at crushthestreet.com, where all of his work can be found.
Jordan Goodman is known as America’s “Money Answers Man” because he’s been answering Americans’ personal financial questions for almost 40 years. He’s written 14 best-selling books including Master Your Debt, Fast Profits in Hard Times, and the Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms. He was the Wall Street correspondent at Money magazine for 18 years, and he’s currently the host of the national, weekly “Money Answers” radio show on the Voice America Business Network. He’s a regular commentator on financial topics on national and local radio and tv shows across the U.S. He runs the personal finance website moneyanswers.com.
Monick Halm is the founder of the Real Estate Investor Goddesses. She’s an educator and advocate for women to create real wealth through real estate and has made it her mission to help one million women achieve financial freedom through real estate investing. She herself is a real estate investor, syndicator and developer with over 14 years of real estate investing experience in multifamily, mobile home parks, RV parks, flipping, commercial, vacation rentals, syndication and ground up development. Together with her husband and her investors, she owns over 1,000 rental units across 5 states. She’s also the best-selling author of the Real Estate Investor Goddess Handbook, and Wealth for Women: Conversations with the Team That Creates the Dream. She’s host of the Real Estate Investor Goddesses podcast, real estate investment strategy mentor, sought after keynote speaker, recovered attorney, certified interior designer, yogi, avid world traveler, wife and mother of 3 amazing kids.
Rachel Marshall is the co-founder and chief financial educator of The Money Advantage. She’s on a mission to help business owners create time and money freedom by keeping more of the money they make, protecting it and turning it into cash flowing assets. Podcaster, YouTuber, blogger and speaker, Rachel teaches cashflow strategies, infinite banking, and alternative investments in a simple, actionable way. Since 2011, Rachel’s been a business owner motivated to control her time and destiny and help others do the same.
Bernard Reisz, CPA empowers individuals to optimize their finances using proactive and innovative strategies. He provides an integrated approach to tax and financial planning for real estate pros, focusing on their unique profiles and opportunities. Bernard is the founder of 401kcheckbook.com, which gives investors direct control of their tax sheltered funds for real estate equity and debt opportunities using checkbook control IRA’s, solo 401(k)’s and checkbook life insurance. He’s also the founder of agentfinancial.com, which provides tax, entity, and financial services to real estate pros including real estate agents, real estate investors and mortgage brokers.
Jason Hartman is the founder and CEO of Platinum Properties Investor Network, The Hartman Media Company, and The Jason Hartman Foundation. Starting with very little, Jason, while still in college at 19, embarked on a career in real estate while brokering properties for clients. He was investing in his own portfolio as well. Through creativity, persistence and hard work, he soon joined the ranks of the top 1% of realtors in the U.S., and in quick succession, earned a number of prestigious industry awards and became a young multimillionaire. Hartman now has been involved in several thousand real estate transactions, and he has owned income properties in 11 states and 17 cities. His companies help people achieve the American Dream of financial freedom by purchasing income property in prudent markets nationwide.
Daniel is a self-made multimillionaire and full-time fact finder. He credits his success to a strong desire to surround himself with the right people. After warning family and friends in 2007 about the coming market and mortgage collapse, he started his own YouTube channel, VisionVictory, which has received 10 million plus video views. On March 18, 2008, Daniel called for Dow 8000, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, AIG and Washington Mutual. During the mortgage crisis, he helped people buy put options on country-wide mortgage. These puts saw a gain of 1400%. His connections to insiders in the microcap space drive towards overdelivering to his readers is truly extraordinary and what separates him from other publishers. He is the co-founder of the Future Money Trends letter, “Crush the Street”, and also the author of Don’t Save for Retirement.
M.C. Laubscher is a “Cashflow Ninja”. He is a wealth strategist, educator and financial freedom fighter. He is the president and CEO of Producers Wealth, and he is the creator and host of the popular and top-rated business and investing podcast, “Cashflow Ninja”. His purpose and mission is to help producers and creators create, protect and multiply their wealth in any economy without getting ripped off by Wall Street and their governments. M.C. challenges existing societal belief systems and misinformation around concepts such as money, saving, investing, wealth, and retirement.
Gerri Detweiler is the Education Direct for Nav, which matches small business owners to their best financing options and gives access to free personal and business credit scores. Her articles have been widely syndicated. She’s been interviewed in more than 3,000 news stories, and she’s the author or co-author of 5 books, including her most recent, Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track.
Sean Zalmanoff is a respected speaker, coach, regional mortgage manager, mortgage influencer, and a founding member of Next Level Loan Officers. When not leading his mortgage business or coaching loan officers, Sean is an active real estate investor who both owns commercial and residential property, as well as flip homes. During his down time, Sean enjoys being in the outdoors with his wife and two sons to make memories with his family.
Mark Mascia has had over 17 years of real estate investment experience and a career portfolio valued at over $2 billion. Mark founded Mascia Development, LLC in 2006. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mark oversaw half a billion dollars in development projects in Manhattan while he worked for Archstone, a former Fortune 500, publicly traded real estate company. From early on, Mark has been working closely with some of the country’s wealthiest family offices and continues to do so today with his own company. Mark also has two Master’s degrees from New York University and George Washington University and is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Institute of Real Estate and has a deep appreciation for sharing his knowledge with everyone he meets.
James Kandasamy is the principal at Achieve Investment Group, a vertically integrated investment company actively engaged in multifamily acquisition, asset management, property and construction management. A well-known multifamily operator, James has over 4 years of multifamily experience, and 6 plus years of experience in real estate overall. In addition to his work, James has built a reputation for creative marketing tactics to find motivated sellers and unlock hidden value in multifamily operations. James has identified, underwritten and overseen the acquisition of over 65 million of quality multifamily investments over a total of 6 assets. He’s also routinely lead passive investors to an average IRR of over 20% in the past deals he’s done. Prior to real estate investing, James pursued a career in engineering, having earned a B.S. in electrical engineering with honors and an MBA from a reputable university.
Anna Myers is the vice president of Grocapitus Investments, LLC, teaches underwriting for MultifamilyU, and co-hosts a real estate investor meet-up in the San Francisco Bay area. With an extensive background as a programmer in systems architect in the tech industry, she uses these skills to evaluate multifamily deals, identify key investment markets, and implement systems and processes to acquire and manage multifamily assets. Anna partnered with Neal Bawa to purchase 500 units of apartment projects in 2018, and added another 300 units in the first few months of 2019.
Maneesh is the founder of Pavlok and Shock Clock, helping people change their habits for good. In 2008, Maneesh took a two year break from studying at Stanford to travel and start hackthesystem.com, a travel blog about credit card hacking and digital nomads. In 2012, his article, “Why I Hired a Girl on Craigslist to Slap Me in the Face- And How it Quadrupled my Productivity”, went viral. In 2013, he took that idea to start a company that earned almost 8 figures in revenue over the last several years building devices that use psychology and sensory stimuli to help you change habits and wake up early. That company helped over 75,000 customers wake up in the morning, reduce cravings, quit smoking and defend against distractions, and, therefore, essentially helping people get fitter and healthier.
Vinney Chopra’s success in real estate investment and syndication is a testament to the power of enthusiasm, passion, persistence and positivity. He came to the United States from India over 40 years ago. He had only seven dollars in his pocket, but he knew without a doubt that the opportunities offered by this country were within reach because he had a vision for his life plus the commitment to learn, work hard and sacrifice to achieve his goals. He has successfully completed 27 multifamily syndications over the years, controlling 3500 units valued at $220 million. He also has a new fund for accredited investors who want to invest in multifamily.
Fernando Angelucci is the 27-year-old senior managing partner of Titan Wealth Group based out of Chicago. He first read Rich Dad, Poor Dad when he was 16 and subsequently started his first business at the age of 19 while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When Fernando graduated with a bioengineering AG degree in 2013, he went on to work in a Fortune 50 company and immediately started investing in single family homes on the side. By the age of 23, he was able to replace his income and exit the “9-5” life to begin investing in single family and multifamily properties full time. By 24, he began purchasing value-add self-storage facilities and within two years began pooling funds from his investors to build ground-up, class A self-storage facilities to flip to publicly traded REITs.
Adam started investing in real estate in 2005 after repositioning his first apartment community in 2007 from a $2 million value to a $4 million value in 12 months as a property manager. Adam bought his first multifamily apartment building. Since then, Adam has managed several single family “fix-and-flips” and holds over 100 multifamily rental doors. Adam is the organizer of Colorado’s most active real estate group, and he hosts the "Creative Real Estate Podcast”. Adam has been a guest on countless popular podcasts, including the “Best Ever Show”, “Investor Army”, and the “Investability Podcast”.
Jason Hull’s personal mission statement is to inspire others to love true principles. This means he’s all about figuring out what works and sharing it with others. Jason is the world’s leading property management growth hacker, and enjoys helping property management business owners grow their businesses. He’s the host of the "Door Grow Show", founder of the Door Grow Club, a free Facebook group for property management entrepreneurs, and the creator of The Seed Program: The Ultimate Foundation for Property Management Growth. His mission at Door Grow is to transform property management businesses and their owners.
Zach Beach works with smartrealestatecoach.com, located in Newport, Rhode Island. He works alongside his wife, Kayla, brother-in-law, Nick, father-in-law, Chris, and a great support team. He’s a successful real estate investor, completing over 100 deals in under 3 years and continues to buy and sell property without using his own cash, credit or investor’s money. Zach is co-authoring their second book, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing. At age 25, Zach decided to jump into the family real estate business. It was one of the first big risks he took in his life, and nothing was guaranteed. He didn’t know anything about real estate, so through hard work, in-house training and implementation, Zach has now completed these 100 deals and growing. Additionally, he coaches students around the country on how to buy and sell property just like his family does.
Ian Ippolito is a serial entrepreneur and the creator of the investment analysis website called therealestatecrowdfundingreview.com. The site has over 12,000 visitors per month and has been featured in USA Today, Bloomberg News, Realtor.com, Curbed and more. Ippolito is also the founder of a private investor club for alternative investing, with over 1,300 members and over 1.35 billion in investable assets. In 2001, Ippolito created one of the first remote work websites from an extra bedroom in his house, rentacoder.com, which was later renamed vworker.com. Ippolito grew it to 450,000 users, 15 employees, and 11.1 million in revenue before selling it to freelancer.com for an undisclosed price in the millions. Before that, he created one of the first open-source websites for programmers, planitsourcecode.com. At its peak, the site had 1.5 million visitors per month. Ippolito has been awarded the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company Award four years in a row, and named to the 100 Most Innovative and Brilliant Companies by Entrepreneur Magazine. Ippolito has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Time, Fast Company, Tech Crunch, CBS News, Fox News and many more.
With a vision to build the safest, most consistently effective and appealing solution to the epidemic of chronic pain, Brendon Lundberg co-founded Radiant Pain Relief Centers. He combines his mission to change the way chronic pain is treated with deep experience and healthcare management, marketing, business development and sales. Prior to opening the first center in 2014, Brendon played key operational and business development roles for two Portland-area Business Journal and Inc. Magazine growth award-winning companies and was the director of sales and marketing for another Portland-based medical device start-up. Brendon holds a B.S. in Business Marketing and an MBA.
Terry White is a long-time business owner and investor. He’s a graduate of the University of New Mexico and began his career as the controller for the largest title company in New Mexico. In 1987, he started his first business, First Financial Escrow, Inc. Over the years, his business grew until in 1997 he purchased the real estate contract division from the largest bank in New Mexico. October 2017 marked First Financial’s 30th year in business. In 2004, Terry started Sunwest Trust, Inc. to serve the needs of investors that wanted to invest their individual retirement accounts in investments other than what was widely offered. Sunwest is now one of the leading self-directed IRA custodians in the country with assets under custody exceeding $1.5 billion. Along the way, Terry has invested for himself in many areas of real estate and started several other businesses.
Brian Burke is president and CEO of Praxis Capital, Inc., a vertically integrated real estate private equity investment firm, which he founded in 2001. Brian is also a member of the Praxis Investment Committee. Praxis operates on multiple platforms, currently managing active syndications for the acquisition of single, multifamily and opportunistic residential assets in the U.S. growth markets. As a recognized real estate expert, Brian has been a frequent speaker at real estate forums and conferences, including the Opal Family Office & Private Wealth Management forum, the Keiretsu Forum, and the Institute for Private Investors. He has also served as co-host and real estate expert on the Fox News radio show, “The Best of Investing”. Brian is married and has lived in northern California for over 30 years. An avid aviation enthusiast, he’s a licensed instrument-rated airplane and helicopter pilot.
Lee Kearney is one of the nation’s most active and successful single-family real estate investors, having flipped over 7,000 houses in the last decade, totaling over $500 million in property under his SPIN Real Estate company. Lee is known as the leading expert in understanding and leveraging real estate market cycles. He has been on the front lines of flipping homes, and his passion and expertise come into play as he inspires and educates real estate investors at all levels through his “Flip Your Income” training program.
Ellie Perlman is a real estate investor who owns 2,000 units across the U.S., worth over $250 million. Ellie is the founder and CEO of Blue Lake Capital, a real estate investing firm specializing in multifamily investments. At Blue Lake Capital, Ellie helps investors grow their wealth and get double-digit returns by investing alongside her in large multifamily deals that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Prior to founding Blue Lake Capital, Ellie was a commercial real estate lawyer and a property manager. Ellie is the host of the podcast, “That REllie Happened”, which highlights unbelievable real estate stories. She is an author for Forbes and a writer of a weekly blog you can find at ellieperlman.com.
AJ Osborne has been in real estate since the early 2000s. He created Bitterroot Holdings, a self-storage company that has a $100 million asset holding portfolio. He got his start in insurance running one of the largest brokerage firms in the northwest.
Scott Royal Smith is a real estate investor and asset protection attorney in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Albany Law School and began his career in high-stakes corporate litigation. Scott learned the key secret he now uses to defeat lawsuits, that they are a business. Through his defense work, he targets defeating lawsuits before they are even filed by making sure the business part of a lawsuit no longer makes financial sense for a plaintiff to proceed. Scott founded Royal Legal Solutions to offer tax, business and legal strategies to real estate investors. He spent the past 8 years of his career diving through case law, reading the ever-changing tax code, and analyzing real estate investment so that you don’t have to. His claim to fame as an attorney is his uncanny ability to make his clients judgement-proof.
Joe Fairless is a full-time real estate investor that started buying multi-family properties in 2013 and now controls over $400 million of real estate, with a portfolio of over 4200 units. He’s personally raised over $100 million from private investors for real estate investments. Prior to that, he was the youngest VP at an award-winning advertising agency in New York City. He’s the host of the world’s longest running daily real estate iTunes podcast, “Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever,” where he’s interviewed guests such as Barbara Corcoran, Robert Kiyosaki, Emmitt Smith and Tony Hawk.
Kevin Monaghan’s wide-ranging experiences, from production assistant on NBC’s “The Office” and “Parks & Recreation” to building one of the largest Financial Expat Consulting firms in China, prepared him for the work he does today, which is aligning the interests of business owners, partners and investors to structure compensation models, maximizing clarity and rewards. Currently based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kevin founded the Intuitive Compensation Group, where he uses his skills working with American business owners to help retain key employees, develop buyout strategies and navigate working family business partners. He loves to teach entrepreneurs to help protect, incentivize and compensate owners and key employees.
Scott Meyers is the nation’s leading expert in self-storage. After becoming a penniless landlord in the single-family rental and apartment business, he began investing in self-storage. He saw the light and quickly sold all of his single-family rentals and apartments to create a small empire of self-storage facilities nationwide. His company’s focus on syndicating self-storage deals and helping others to launch their own self-storage business to enjoy a lifestyle free from toilets, tenants and trash. Scott is the principal in 16 facilities, totaling over 5,000 units and approximately 1 million square feet of storage. He is also the founder and president of selfstorageinvesting.com, a leading self-storage education company that offers courses, live events, mentoring and coaching. His company was started in 2006 for the purpose of acquiring, developing and operating self-storage facilities and has raised over 20 million in syndicates and private equity partnerships to fuel their growth.
Mike Zlotnik has been a debt and equity investor in real estate since 2000. He started his career and has spent nearly 15 years in the IT field, managing risk, business intelligence and software. Mike’s passion has always been real estate investing because of its predictability and well-understood risks. In 2009, he joined Tempo Funding, LLC (Mortgage Pool Fund), as Vice President. In 2014, he assumed the role of CEO. Mike is the author of the book, How to Choose a Smart Real Estate Investment Fund. He also has a podcast called “Big Mike Fund”.
Michael Levitt, with Breakfast Leadership and published author of 369 Days: How to Survive a Year of Worst-Case Scenarios, brings people back to life. He’s focused on helping individuals and leaders within corporations learn boundaries in their work and personal life so they can accomplish more by doing less, which will save them and their careers, and possibly their lives.
Ryan McKenna is the founder of McKenna Capital, which is a private equity firm that helps accredited investors invest in recession-resistant real estate assets. He focuses on value-add multifamily, self-storage and manufactured home parts. Since starting McKenna Capital, Ryan has helped investors allocate capital to over 10 deals, which have a combined asset value of more than $250 million. Ryan has worked with some of the most experienced and well-respected operating partners across the U.S.
Kim Snider has spent 20-plus years as an entrepreneur, options trader, investment advisor, financial engineer, author, speaker, educator and financial talk radio host. Her investment firm, Snider Advisors, was on the Inc. list of “Fastest Growing Companies” 2 years in a row, in 2008 and 2009. Kim retired at 47 and sold her investment firm. In 2011, she moved to South Carolina with her husband and dogs, built a polo farm and planned to lived happily ever after. It all was going well, until Crypto came along. Motivated by the cascade of bad advice she saw pouring out all over the internet, Kim unretired to create Sane Crypto and help baby-boomers get properly positioned for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but not get wrecked if it turns out to be a big “nothing-burger”.
Christian Chasmer empowers entrepreneurs to live their best lives and change the world. At 26 years old, this young entrepreneur has already built 2 successful companies and is now working on his 3rd, which is called Elevate Advisors. Starting in college, Christian built a franchise from 0 to 1.2 million in annual revenue, then he co-founded the real estate development company, CC Solutions, and grew it to 6 million in revenue in under 2 years. He’s also the author of the #1 best-selling book, Lose the Limits: Break Your Limiting Beliefs, Become a More Productive You, Achieve Everything You Want in Life. The secret to his success lies in the systems he uses, both in his personal life and his business.
In this episode, Victoria Mavis shares the importance of finding the right people to work with. Don't be too trusting, but don't be jaded either. Victoria Mavis is a professional magician and podcast host of the show Pure Mind Magic. She is a published author of two books, has two academic degrees and is a consultant when it comes to mindset work. Now - brand new - she is also teaching you on how to deliver amazing podcast interviews worldwide - being prepared like a magician for a great show! Learn more at: www.victoria-mavis.com.
Oren Klaff is one of the world’s leading experts on sales, raising capital and negotiation, having pitched and closed over $500 million of investor capital in recent years. His first book, Pitch Anything, is required reading throughout Silicon Valley, Wall Street and the Fortune 2000, and has been translated into over 10 languages, with over 1,000,000 copies in circulation worldwide. Today, Oren teaches leaders and organizations his hard-won real world methods. Additionally, Oren has written for Harvard Business Review, INC, Advertising Age, Entrepreneur and hundreds of periodicals, podcasts and blogs. Oren is an investment partner in a $200 million private equity investment fund. He lives in Southern California with his wife and son, and in his spare time is a motorcycle enthusiast.
Mike was laid off after almost 34 years from the high-tech industry at the age of 55. Instead of grieving, he took his 401k and turned it into a "self-directed IRA LLC" and then turned that LLC into a multi-million dollar company in less than 2 years. Now Mike gets to do anything he wants.
Cameron Herold is a top business consultant, best-selling author, and speaker. Named by Forbes Magazine as “the CEO Whisperer”, Cameron has touched thousands of businesses directly and indirectly through his work. By age 35, he had built two $100 million companies, and by 42, he had grown 1-800-GOT-JUNK? from $2 million, to $106 million in revenue in just six years. Cameron has since gone on to help hundreds of companies grow, and exponentially increase revenue. He has earned his reputation by showing his clients how to double their profit in just three years or less—the process of which was the topic of his best-selling book “Double Double”. His companies have landed over 5,200 media placements, including coverage on Oprah. Cameron is not just a theory guy. He teaches what he knows from experience and is passionate about sharing his expertise with today’s most dynamic business leaders. He is currently channeling this passion through executive business coaching, international speaking events, and his work with the COO Alliance: the world’s leading network for COO’s.
Patrick Donohoe is the President and CEO of Paradigm Life, which he started in 2007 to teach investors, business owners, professionals and families sound financial principles. He is a firm believer that the more someone is educated, the better financial decisions they will make and the more financially free they will be. Patrick created a unique educational process which is conducted virtually, by way of video webinars and a no-cost eLearning program called Infinite 101. Along with founding Paradigm Life in 2007, Patrick also began hosting The Wealth Standard Radio, which continues to broadcast weekly.
Salem is the founder of Naked Capital, a private investment company focused on late cycle recession resistant assets and their underlying mathematics. To date, his company has $10M in assets and is growing rapidly with a target of $20M by the end of 2018. Prior to Naked Capital, Salem worked his way out of a challenging upbringing all the way to Wall street where he was building the math behind ultra-high net worth financial products at one of the world's largest investment banks. He has also consulted numerous global corporations on financial structures and built multiple real estate companies all along the way. Today, he's going to walk through how that math applies to real estate investing and portfolios more broadly.
Dr. David Phelps owned and managed a private practice dental office for over twenty-one years. While still in dental school, he began his investment in real estate by joint-venturing with his father on their first rental property in 1980. Multiple health crises suffered by his daughter, Jenna (leukemia, epilepsy and a liver transplant at age 12), caused David to leave practice so that he could spend time with his daughter. Unfortunately, a divorce and failed practice sale provided additional setbacks that he had to think and work through. Today, David is a nationally recognized speaker on creating freedom, building real businesses and investing in real estate. He also combines his professional and personal experiences to illustrate how the tactical and aspirational work together. David helps other logical, rational professionals become dreamers, then strategically manifest those dreams into freedom. He authors a monthly newsletter, “Path to Freedom” and hosts The Dentist Freedom Blueprint podcast.
Properly performing due diligence can make or break your business success, no matter what field you are in. Nathan Tabor shares insight on how to become better at your due diligence process. Nathan Tabor is an entrepreneur, business consultant, executive coach, and speaker. He is a businessman with the tools to help others because he’s walked in your shoes. He’s made payroll when it seemed impossible, worked 90-hour weeks, carried the unmatched weight of business ownership, and ultimately discovered how to crush the stress and enjoy his companies and his life. He has successfully founded and operated more than two dozen businesses since 1999, grossing over $150 million in sales. His experience spans the areas of commercial real estate acquisition and redevelopment, automobile sales, direct product sales, web-based marketing, and strategic partnership facilitation.
John Warrillow is an entrepreneur and author with over 20 years of research experience into the small and medium business (SMB) market. He founded The Value Builder System to level the playing field for business owners as they approach their exit. Over 35,000 business owners have taken the Value Builder Questionnaire, and with the support of Certified Value BuildersTM, such as brokers, M&A professionals, and coaches, they’re using the statistically-proven methodology to improve company value by up to 71%. John’s best-selling book, Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, was recognized by both Fortune and Inc. Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011 and has been translated into four languages. In 2015, John wrote another best-selling book that was released by Random House called, The Automatic Customer: Creating A Subscription Business In Any Industry.
Anton Kraly is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience building online businesses including, Drop Ship Lifestyle and eCommerce Lifestyle. Voted best Ecommerce Course by Shopify in 2018, Drop Ship Lifestyle was created to give students the knowledge and tools necessary to create freedom through entrepreneurship.
Scott Krone is a Chicago native whose career in architecture began in 1991 when he pursued his Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. While obtaining his degree, he also worked as a Project Manager for Optima, Inc. During his time at Optima, Krone’s responsibilities included, large, notable projects totaling over 500 units. In 1998, Krone founded Coda, an award-winning design-build sustainability consulting firm. Their work has been featured in notable publications, such as, Dream Homes, Chicago, Midwest Luxury Homes, Creighton Barrel 2010 Best Catalogs, NBC TV show Taste, and National ACE Hardware Commercials. In 2012, Krone shifted his focus at Coda to commercial self-storage. Currently his Coda platform includes residential and commercial investments in excess of 45 million dollars.
Tim Puffer graduated with an Insurance and Risk Management degree from Olivet College. He’s been an insurance agent, underwriter, and is currently a territory representative for an insurance company for self-storage tenants. Tim entered Real Estate looking for some way to not rely on a paycheck from a typical 9-5 job. He decided on house hacking a duplex in Lansing, Michigan. Currently, he is investing in self-storage exclusively, and he owns a 188-unit facility North of Lansing.
Michael Blank is the leading authority on apartment building investing in the United States. He's passionate about helping others become financially free in three to five years by investing in apartment building deals with a special focus on raising money. Through his investment company He controls over $24 million dollars in performing multifamily assets all over the US and he has raised over $6,000,000 himself and in addition to his own investing activities, he's helped students purchase over 1600 units, valued at over $55,000,000 through his unique deal desk and training programs. He's the author of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing and the host of the Apartment Building Investing Podcast.
Chris Prefontaine is the bestselling author of Real Estate on your terms - Create continuous cash flow now, without using your cash or credit. Chris has been a real estate investor with over 26 years of experience in the field. He is also the founder of Smart Real Estate Coach and host of Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast. He lives in Newport RI with his wife Kim and his family. Chris has been a big advocate of constant education and he and his familymentor, coach, consult and actually partner with students around Country to do exactly what they do. Between their existing associates around the country and their own deals, they are still doing 5-10 properties every month and - control always between $20 million - $30 million of real estate deals.
David grew up with a tribe of Mayan Indians in a remote village in the highlands of Guatemala. He’s an author, speaker, and advisor to entrepreneurial experts. His latest book is The Business of Expertise. He’s a helicopter and airplane pilot, an avid photographer, and taught high performance motorcycle riding/racing. Based in Nashville, he has visited and worked all over the world. He is married, has two boys, two daughters-in-law, and multiple grandchildren. His work has been featured in the WSJ, Fast Company, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, and Forbes. He speaks regularly at various TEDx events, Harvard, Adobe, and major international conferences to audiences looking for accessibly refreshing insight into how experts shape their world.
Ali Boone is a real estate investor and lifestyle entrepreneur, and has literally defined non-conformity when it comes to her career. Ali left her corporate 9-to-5 job as an Aerospace Engineer, despite the “dream job” status that came with it, to start her real estate investing company, Hipster Investments. Hipster managed to facilitate over $18M in real estate investment transactions in it’s first five years of business. Ali’s primary focus in real estate, and with Hipster, revolves around passive income and passive investment options, and she is most involved with turnkey rental properties. As of today, Ali has written 170 articles on BiggerPockets, the world’s leading real estate investing website, and she’s been featured in Fox Business, The Motley Fool, and Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. In her free time when she isn’t doing real estate, she can be found snowboarding, volunteering in California prisons, and teaching people to fly airplanes.
Andrei writes books and runs the popular "One Minute Economics" YouTube channel, with his work being featured all over the place: news platforms like MSN, universities such as Open University in the UK or Laureate International Universities and even television, from Holland and Croatia all the way to Kenya. Through his latest book called "The Age of Anomaly," Andrei has made it his #1 priority to warn people that we are in for a generation-defining economic reset and unfortunately, the average person will be on the losing end of the upcoming wealth transfer.
Buck Joffrey, MD, is a board-certified surgeon turned serial entrepreneur, investor, and financial educator. Since 2008, he has started multiple seven and eight-figure businesses and has amassed a substantial portfolio of investments in the real estate, energy, internet, and health sectors. He is the host of the Wealth Formula Podcast, consistently rated as a top ten investing podcast on iTunes. He is also the international #1 best selling author of 7 Secrets of Eternal Wealth.
M.C. Laubscher is a wealth strategist, educator, and financial freedom fighter. He is the President and CEO of Producers Wealth and creator and the host of the popular and top-rated business and investing podcast, Cashflow Ninja. His purpose and mission is to help producers and creators create, protect and multiply their wealth in ANY Economy without getting ripped off by Wall Street & their governments. M.C. challenges existing societal belief systems and misinformation around concepts such as money, saving, investing, wealth and retirement.
Do you run a small business or do you want to run a small business? In this episode, Kirk dives into his entrepreneurial story and shares how he overcame some incredible adversity. Kirk Deis has been featured on Forbes, podcasts, and radio shows in the US. He is the CEO and Founder of two companies - Treehouse 51 a digital agency in Newport Beach, California and The Bug Squasher, a universal web app to that helps you diagnose site issues.
Thinking about getting into real estate investing? Interested in avoiding potential pitfalls? This is the episode for you. Julie Broad is an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling Author, an International Book Award Winner, and recipient of the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Sales book. As an entrepreneur and successful real estate investor she was also awarded the Top 20 under 40 Award. Her latest venture, Book Launchers, helps entrepreneurs and professionals build their brand and boost their business by writing, publishing, and selling a top quality book. In 2017, she also became a new mom and moved from Vancouver Island, Canada to Los Angeles, California.
Jacob Ayers is a young professional, real estate investor, and host of The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom - a top rated business podcast. Jacob’s journey started when he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering. After college Jacob moved to Houston, Texas and dove into the corporate world of terrible coffee, KPIs, and the monotony of a new 9-5 life. Jacob accepted this lifestyle because he truly enjoyed the work. He’s always had a knack for building things, both physical and intangible, and a passion to help people solve problems. Wanting more control over his life, Jacob set out to learn how to engineer a lifestyle he has always dreamed of. Jacob bought his first rental property at 25 years old and quickly after transitioned into buying small multifamily properties. When Jacob isn’t building his real estate empire, he enjoys kayak fishing, exploring new places and rough housing with his niece and nephews.
James Gregg is a real estate investor and entrepreneur, and host of The Big Breakthrough Podcast, which interviews successful entrepreneurs and investors to learn how they created their success in real estate. His start in real estate was an ill-timed venture into general contracting, which happens to be the topic of this episode. After graduating with an MBA, he worked as a commercial appraiser where he appraised almost $750 million in commercial real estate. James later started a property management company that grew from 0 to 800 units under management in 24 months. He is currently flipping houses and providing third party asset selection services to real estate syndicators.
Keeping track of your personal finances can make or break your long-term financial freedom. In this episode, Don shares a great story as well as tips for keeping your personal finances in order. Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio Light in Texas, and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going to work for Sports Illustrated. Born and raised in Hawaii, Yaeger has traveled extensively. The Dominican Republic, Honduras, Japan and Great Britain can be counted among the countries in which he has resided. A 1984 graduate of Ball State University, Yaeger currently lives in Tallahassee, FL. He also owns a political consulting business and a public relations firm. He and his wife Jeanette have a son and a daughter.
Tommy Mello owns a company called A1 Garage Door Service that services 10 states and is coming up on 200 employees. He also is the owner and founder of Leadgeeks, a lead generation company, and Stay Off The Roof, a company specializing in Christmas and decorative lights. He received his masters degree in business from The University of Arizona and is a die hard entrepreneur. His passions include, leadership, marketing, and sales. He is publishing a book called the "Home Service Millionaire" in September and also hosts his own podcast called "the home service expert".
This is an episode that anyone with debt needs to hear, especially those with student loan debt. Mark shares some unconventional wisdom that flies in the face of many financial experts. Mark Willis, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a best selling author and the owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois. Over the years, he has helped hundreds of his clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with sophisticated, tax-efficient financial solutions. As co-host of the Not Your Average Financial Podcast, he shares some of his strategies for investing in real estate, saving and paying for college without going broke, and creating an income in retirement you can’t outlive. Mark works with people who want to grow their wealth in ways that are safe and predictable, become their own source of financing, and create tax-free income in retirement. You can schedule a call with Mark here: www.lakegrowth.com/schedule
Sean entered the Real Estate forum as an Investor in 2003 and now leads one of the premier residential property management firms in the Fox Valley area. Managing over 180 residential properties and hosting a team of Realtors assist homeowners throughout the western suburbs with the purchase or sale of their home, Sean's expertise and dynamic background can assist buyers and sellers in the Chicago real estate market. He hosts a podcast called Landlording for Life. Sean lives in Aurora with his wife, daughter, two cats, and one dog.
Mark is a writer/producer and also an avid real estate investor living in Los Angeles. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mark started out drawing caricatures at Sea World (where he was struck by lightning) before landing a job as a greeting card writer/illustrator in the Alternative Humor department at American Greetings. His cards got him hired to write for The Late Show with David Letterman in NY until 1999, when he moved to Los Angeles to join a new show called Family Guy. Mark’s been a writer and /producer for Family Guy for 15 years, serving a stint as showrunner. He's created series for Fox and MTV, and has been nominated for two Emmys. He’s also been fired twice and been on multiple cancelled shows (including Family Guy-- cancelled twice). He’s a passionate real estate investor, focusing on value-add multifamily, and since the early 2000’s, has built a portfolio of 15 multifamily buildings and 140 units in Los Angeles. He has a wife and three young girls, enjoys hiking, skiing, adventure sports and has been a failed surfer for 15 years.
Many people are prepared for failure, but few are prepared for success. Without character, mentors, and real life experience, success can ruin your career. Isaac Tolpin unpacks this topic in today's episode. Isaac Tolpin is one of the Founders of ConveYour.com, the #1 Micro-Learning platform for influencers and companies. He’s a tech entrepreneur and futurist at heart, enabling brands to authentically connect and inform at scale with over $105 million in combined revenues from the companies he’s helped build. His success comes from understanding the relationships between human behavior, business and technology. This expertise has helped celebrity influencers and companies to transform their knowledge into humanized digital training. His recent background includes cultivating a vineyard, keynote speaker, digital marketer, and EdTech disrupter through the pioneering Mirco-Training technology, ConveYour.com, the platform that’s improving the way influencers and organizations connect and train their people. He brings a visionary mindset to his family by creating a legacy raising and educating their 7 children with his wife Angie Tolpin of Courageousmom.com.
This episode is for anyone wanting to achieve financial independence before retirement age. Learn about the signs of a housing bubble and how you can avoid the mistakes that Cedric made. Luckily failure is not final as long as you keep moving forward! Cedric is a native South African who married an American girl and is now a pastor in the Pacific Northwest. His journey with Real Estate has progressed from mistakes made in ignorance to an intentional strategy towards financial increase and freedom.
For reference, we talked about the difference between investing and speculating back in Episode 21. It was great having David on the show and we know you will enjoy hearing his wisdom! David Stein produces and hosts the weekly podcast Money For the Rest of Us where he weaves together stories, examples, academic research and media findings on topics related to money, investing and the economy. The podcast launched in May 2014 and has over 185 episodes and more than six million downloads. Prior to launching the podcast, David advised and managed assets for institutions and financial planners. He was Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Portfolio Strategist at Fund Evaluation Group, LLC, a $33 billion investment advisory firm, where he co-headed the 21-person research group. He co-founded the firm’s $2.2 billion asset management division where he developed its investment philosophy and process and was the lead portfolio manager.
Hunter Thompson is a full-time real estate investor and founder of Cash Flow Connections. Since starting CFC, Hunter has helped investors allocate capital to over 100 properties which have a combined asset value of more than $350,000,000. His experience includes investments in self-storage facilities, residential mortgage notes, mobile home parks, single-family acquisitions, hard money loans, office buildings, and multi- family real estate syndications. In connection with these investments, he has worked with some of the most experienced and well-respected asset teams across the United States and Canada.
Geoff Woods is the Vice President of The ONE Thing. After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high level CEOs and successful entrepreneurs. Fast forward just 10 months, Geoff went from employee to entrepreneur, launching a company with the co-authors of the best selling book The ONE Thing. Geoff has been featured in Entrepreneur.com and is on a mission to teaching people how to live a life of focus so they can have more by doing less. P.S. Apologies for Paul's audio quality in this episode. We strive for excellence so we will do our best to make sure this never happens again!
You NEED to find the right product (or service) to sell. In this episode, Michael shares his tips and lessons about finding the right thing to sell. Michael Zipursky is an author, lead-generation and marketing consultant, and entrepreneur. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, FOX Business, Maclean's, HR Executive, MarketingMag, Management Consulting Journal, and in several other media and publications. Michael runs Consulting Success, the leading consulting resource for people that want to become successful consultants. The site has over 700 articles, interviews, guides and products and serves 30,000 readers each month from around the world.
Not taking responsibility for your actions and words can lead to a world of pain. In this episode, Trevor tells his story and aims to help people avoid some of the mistakes he made. Trevor Crane is a 11-time #1 bestselling author and the founder of Epic Author Publishing. Trevor helps business owners, speakers, coaches and consultants become IRRESISTIBLE to their ideal target clients, and consistently grow their LEADS, SALES and REVENUE. Host of the Greatness Quest podcast, Trevor can help you build your IDEAL BUSINESS so you can live your IDEAL LIFE.
What is your time worth? Doug McCormick offers actionable steps to avoid wasting time and how to value life's most precious asset: your time. Doug McCormick has a lifetime of experiences that provide the foundation for the framework, principles and tools in Family Inc. As a professional investor, he has spent two decades managing money for institutional clients such as insurance companies, pension funds, entrepreneurs and high net worth families. As Managing Partner at HCI Equity, Doug oversees all aspects of the firm’s strategy, investments and operations with his partners. Before joining HCI Equity, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley. Doug previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division where he earned the Airborne, Air Assault, Expert Infantryman, and Ranger qualifications. Doug holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from West Point.
Do you need to raise money for your business to grow? Not always. But in same cases, as Anika describes, it is essential. Anika Janelle Pettiford is the founder of a group of companies under the Elani brand; including a creative agency, a publishing house and a digital retail empire that spans an array of categories. She also co-founded Iolani Research Lab, an engineering consulting firm with her husband Dr. Pettiford. Her illustrious career began in the tech field where she worked for the top technology company in the world. Her entrepreneurial instincts kicked in when she launched her own business with $500 and quickly led the company to over $1 million in sales.
If you are interested in real estate investing, early retirement, and personal finance Todd shares practical tips to help you succeed in areas that he experienced failure. Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manager before “retiring” at 35. He grew his net worth from less than zero at 23 to the point of financial independence just 12 years later. Todd has maintained his wealth by remaining an active investor and utilizing statistical and mathematical risk management systems for investing. Through his website at FinancialMentor.com, he teaches advanced investing and advanced retirement planning principles. Take the next step beyond conventional financial advice and discover what works, what doesn’t, and why, based on years of proven experience.
We have all heard the saying "start with the end in mind" but few of us actually live that out. Jason shares practical insight about how to strategize and win in your business! Jason is the founder of the Intentionally Inspirational brand which began as a podcast that was created to motivate and inspire entrepreneurs. Since its inception, Intentionally Inspirational has evolved to include a weekly blog, published resources and a comprehensive offering of digital marketing services and consulting. He is also the author of the book, The Backwards Route To Forward Progress and the ebook 15 Lessons For Surviving Your Startup. Jason is a lifelong, serial entrepreneur who thrives on challenge and has an unwavering focus on participating in meaningful work, motivating and uplifting other people and building a lasting legacy.