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Welcome to My Worst Investment Ever podcast hosted by Your Worst Podcast Host, Andrew Stotz, where you will hear stories of loss to keep you winning. In our community, we know that to win in investing you must take the risk, but to win big, you’ve got to reduce it. Your Worst Podcast Host, Andrew Stotz, Ph.D., CFA, is also the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research and A. Stotz Academy, which helps people create, grow, measure, and protect their wealth. To find more stories like this, previous episodes, and resources to help you reduce your risk, visit https://myworstinvestmentever.com/

Welcome to My Worst Investment Ever podcast hosted by Your Worst Podcast Host, Andrew Stotz, where you will hear stories of loss to keep you winning. In our community, we know that to win in investing you must take the risk, but to win big, you’ve got to reduce it. Your Worst Podcast Host, Andrew Stotz, Ph.D., CFA, is also the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research and A. Stotz Academy, which helps people create, grow, measure, and protect their wealth. To find more stories like this, previous episodes, and resources to help you reduce your risk, visit https://myworstinvestmentever.com/

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Welcome to My Worst Investment Ever podcast hosted by Your Worst Podcast Host, Andrew Stotz, where you will hear stories of loss to keep you winning. In our community, we know that to win in investing you must take the risk, but to win big, you’ve got to reduce it. Your Worst Podcast Host, Andrew Stotz, Ph.D., CFA, is also the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research and A. Stotz Academy, which helps people create, grow, measure, and protect their wealth. To find more stories like this, previous episodes, and resources to help you reduce your risk, visit https://myworstinvestmentever.com/

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English

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Episodes

Fernando LoFrano – A Good Friend is Not Always a Good Partner

6/10/2021
BIO: Fernando LoFrano is a Brazilian IT executive, promoter, and consultant in Digital Transformation, acting as an agent of transformation in organizations, impacting the transition of business models and operations to the new digital age. STORY: Fernando got into a partnership with a friend with whom they shared different views on business and success. Fernando was an ambitious entrepreneur hungry for challenges and quick success, while his friend was a family man working towards long-term...

Duration:00:12:18

Lois Koffi – Never Give Up Even When Disappointed

6/9/2021
BIO: Lois Koffi is a professional speaker, sales trainer, coach, and Ironman Triathlete who has coached thousands of people in business and healthy lifestyles for the last 22 years. STORY: Lois got into real estate at 21 years and did pretty well for herself until she blindly got into a business partnership with her friend. They put everything in their mortgage business but soon enough lost everything to creditors. LEARNING: Choose your partnerships carefully and understand the risks of...

Duration:00:31:40

Benjamin Ritter – We Are All Accountable For Our Job Satisfaction

6/8/2021
BIO: Dr. Benjamin Ritter is a leadership and career coach, values geek, regional learning manager for Young Presidents Organization (YPO), national speaker, podcaster, author, mentor, and is passionate about guiding others in finding, creating, and sustaining a career they love. STORY: For a very long time, Benjamin worked different jobs trying to find an employer that would give him the satisfaction he was craving. It was only years later, and after doing a couple of jobs that left him...

Duration:00:25:32

Michelle Griffin – She Had Success In Her All Along

6/7/2021
BIO: Michelle Griffin is a certified international personal brand strategist with clients from around the world. She is also a certified StoryBrand Marketing Guide and a credentialed digital marketer and copywriter. She is the host of the Personal Branding Clubhouse Weekly Show. STORY: Michelle had always wanted to be her own boss, but imposter syndrome made her lose so much time before she could muster enough confidence to do it. LEARNING: Take the first step and put yourself out there so...

Duration:00:26:58

Kassy Pajarillo-Braganza – Without Trust All Is Lost

6/6/2021
BIO: Business growth online mentor and coach Kassy Pajarillo-Braganza helps coaches, consultants, trainers, private practitioners, and service-driven entrepreneurs claim their six-figure outcomes for their seven-figure businesses through her program, the Power Profile Biz Accelerator. STORY: Kassy knew this celebrity who had an incredible idea of making passive income. All she had to do was invest $2,000 in the product the star was selling, and she would get a certain amount every time he...

Duration:00:33:08

David Allen – When the Pressure Is on Step Back and Take Time to Think

6/2/2021
BIO: David Allen is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity. His bestselling book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, has sold millions and been published in thirty languages. STORY: David Allen was busy writing his third book when he decided to hire someone to help him run his business. He came across someone who had a good resume and seemed like a good fit. David was pressed to make a rush decision to hire him without doing any due diligence...

Duration:00:23:29

Kevin Carter – The Math of Shorting a Stock Is Against You

6/1/2021
BIO: Kevin Carter is the Founder and CIO of the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (NYSE: EMQQ) and Chairman of the EMQQ Index Committee. STORY: During the Dot-com boom, Kevin came across Amazon, but he dismissed it as just a bookstore not worth its valuation. He decided to short Amazon and lost a third of his net worth at the time. Had he bought the stock instead of short selling it, he would be $50,000 richer today. LEARNING: Short selling is a bad investment idea. Nobody can do a...

Duration:00:42:30

Jeffery Potvin – You Must Do Your Due Diligence on Investors Too

5/31/2021
BIO: Jeffery Potvin is an angel investor in multiple regions and has invested in 55+ companies. He is a member of seven angel groups and screening committees while being the driving force behind Open People Network (OPN)! OPN is a group of angel investors helping accelerate the growth of early-stage startups. STORY: Jeffery’s company had been working on and off with this startup for about two years. When the startup came back with a product and an investor, Jefferey took interest, and even...

Duration:00:27:07

Mohanad Alwadiya – There Is No Such Thing as Passive Income

5/30/2021
BIO: Dubbed ‘the wolf of real estate,’ Mohanad Alwadiya is the most celebrated real estate, and business multi-media thought leader in the middle east. He is the CEO of award-winning Harbor Real Estate managing mixed-use institutional portfolios worth over $4 billion. STORY: Mohanad wanted to secure the future of his soon-to-be-born daughter, so he went for advice from his banker. The banker convinced him to sign up for a long-term insurance plan. A few years later, Mohanad realized that he...

Duration:00:27:31

Janet Metzger – Trust Your Gut to Find the Right Coach

5/26/2021
BIO: Janet Metzger is an experienced Network Marketing Coach and Consultant with a demonstrated history of achieving results. STORY: Janet found herself jobless after her position was made redundant. She was 59 years without any idea of what to do next. She hired a coach who misguided her from doing what she loved most. Instead, she invested in a franchise that she ran for two years and hated every bit of it. LEARNING: Get the right mentor or coach, and don’t let anything bring down your...

Duration:00:19:12

Flavilla Fongang – Align Yourself with the Leaders, Not the Followers

5/25/2021
BIO: Flavilla Fongang is a Top 5 most influential tech woman. She is the author of 99 Strategies to get customers, International Keynote Speaker, BBC Brand Strategist, Brand Growth Coach, Branding & Marketing Agency MD, TLA Black Women in Tech Founder, and Tech Brains Talk Podcast. STORY: When Flavilla started a personal branding consultancy, she made the mistake of charging by the hour. This made her lose money, and people perceived her low rates as a reflection of her services. LEARNING:...

Duration:00:19:12

Chris Trikomitis – Appreciate What You Have Rather Than Chasing What You Don’t

5/24/2021
BIO: Chris Trikomitis has an array of experience from the investment banking sector in London and the US and working in financial services for over 17 years. Chris is currently a coach, investor, and entrepreneur. STORY: Chris met a group that was in the restaurant business. They dined him in different restaurants seducing him into the good life. Chris wanted a piece of this lifestyle, and so he invested in a restaurant. Unfortunately, he did not have the skills and experience necessary to...

Duration:00:20:05

Andrew Bryant – Sunk Cost Does Not Account for the Learning

5/23/2021
BIO: Andrew Bryant, CSP is a Global expert on Self Leadership, a C-Suite Advisor, an Award-Winning Coach, and a Best-Selling Author. STORY: Andrew invested heavily in a gym with the plan to offer service-based health and wellness. Low-cost gyms came up and swallowed his business. LEARNING: Understand how to get in and out of a business, test your market first and know what your customers want, not what they need. “Sunk cost does not account for the learning.” Andrew Bryant Guest...

Duration:00:24:13

Andrew Woodward – Do Not Invest in a Product before You Understand It

5/20/2021
BIO: Andrew Woodward is the founder of The Investor’s Way. He is on a mission to change the financial lives of 1,000,000 people and believes everyone deserves to know how to manage their money for better money outcomes. STORY: Andrew invested in a strategy that seemed to work pretty well. Then he decided to add leverage without first understanding how it would work or affect his investment strategy. Andrew lost the money he invested. LEARNING: Understand what you’re investing in before...

Duration:00:26:56

Rael Bricker – Sell before You Buy the Inventory

5/19/2021
BIO: From being 6,000ft underground in a mine to starting an education business (that grew to have more than 4,000 students) to spending years working in venture capital, Rael Bricker has seen it all. STORY: In 2001, Rael bought $85,000 worth of CD covers from Germany. He was attracted by the product but never did any research into how he would sell them and just went in blindly. Rael hardly made any money from the covers and ended up giving them to friends for free. LEARNING: Don’t spend a...

Duration:00:26:57

Michael Morawski – Stay Out of Trouble by Paying Attention to the Red Flags

5/18/2021
BIO: Mike Morawski is a 30+ year real estate investment veteran. He has controlled over $285,000,000 in real estate transactions. STORY: In 2008, when the economic crisis hit the US, Mike decided to find ways to protect his investors. He moved money from companies that were performing well into those that were underperforming. It seemed to work, but he had not informed his investors about it, so he was jailed for 10 years for fraud. LEARNING: Communicate with your investors regularly and...

Duration:00:31:44

Gordon Jenkins – You Have the Power to Shape the Life You Want

5/17/2021
BIO: As an executive coach, speaker, and international author, Gordon Jenkins helps people make a real impact and difference both in their professional and personal journey. STORY: Gordon grew up knowing that the only way to build a career was to go to school, go to college or university, then get a graduate job and work your way up. That’s precisely what he did only to realize, 10 years later, that he did not want to prescribe to this convection anymore. LEARNING: Shape your life after your...

Duration:00:29:45

Chris Slee – Believe in the Idea but Continue Your Due Diligence

5/16/2021
BIO: Christopher Slee is the Founder, Principal, and Chief Product Officer at AWH, a Dublin, Ohio software engineering firm currently celebrating its 26th year of creating innovative digital products for business clients. STORY: Chris has had a fair share of experience helping startups develop and get their products to the market. While he has no one worst investment story, his experience comes with a series of learnings and painful lessons. LEARNING: Believe in the startup and the products...

Duration:00:27:10

Travis Watts – Do Your Due Diligence and Keep Your Investment Simple

5/13/2021
BIO: Travis Watts is a full-time passive investor. He has been investing in real estate since 2009 in multi-family, single-family, and vacation rentals. Travis is also the Director of Investor Relations at Ashcroft Capital. STORY: Travis was lured into an investment that had a 20% cash flow return. The investment, however, turned out to be fraudulent, and he lost his money. LEARNING: Always do your due diligence, keep things simple and invest in what you know and what makes sense. “In...

Duration:00:31:05

Jose Salazar – Success with Startups Takes Passion and Commitment

5/12/2021
BIO: Jose Salazar is a B2B influencer marketing consultant specializing in optimizing industry and thought leadership marketing through influencer and employee advocacy strategy. STORY: Jose’s twin brother looped him into a brilliant business idea, but due to their lack of startup experience, the business never took off. They were left paying off a loan that brought no return on their investment. LEARNING: Do your research before investing in an idea, even from family or friends. Be mentally...

Duration:00:32:26