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Uncover the secrets to living a better life with author, investor and BetterLife Tribe founder Brandon Turner. Join conversations with expert guests – from business moguls to fitness gurus, from real estate tycoons to relationship experts – to unlock success and wealth without sacrificing your health and relationships. Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and let's build a better life together.

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Uncover the secrets to living a better life with author, investor and BetterLife Tribe founder Brandon Turner. Join conversations with expert guests – from business moguls to fitness gurus, from real estate tycoons to relationship experts – to unlock success and wealth without sacrificing your health and relationships. Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and let's build a better life together.

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#50: John Cooper

2/19/2024
John Cooper is the lead singer and founding member of Skillet, one of the best-selling Christian rock groups of all time. He’s also a podcaster and author whose latest book is called “Wimpy, Weak, and Woke: How Truth Can Save America from Utopian Destruction.” John sits down with Brandon to talk about the band’s rise; raising a family while touring the world with his band; how he defines wokeness and why he feels compelled to speak out against it now; and his alternate vision for a brighter future. He also talks about: - His personal religious journey in the wake of his mother passing away from cancer - Learning to treat his music career like a business - How he and his wife divide responsibilities and stay in their lanes - Why he warns Christian families not to send their kids to public school - The Marxist origins of Critical Race Theory (CRT) - The Black Lives Matter riots in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin - Woke ideology infiltrating Chrstian church leadership - Why he believes more people than ever will be born again as Christians in 2024 Books Mentioned: - The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer - The Unshakeable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person by E. Stanley Jones - A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell - Red Rising by Pierce Brown Connect with John: - Buy his book the only place it’s available: https://johnlcooper.com/ - Hawk and Hatchet beard products - His weekly podcast, Cooper Stuff John’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue donated here) - Samaritan’s Purse, which provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid to people in physical need Show Sponsor - Podcast Pointman, the podcast agency that produces this show. Watch the free masterclass, 5 Ways to Grow Your Show, here

Duration:01:48:29

#49: Scott Harrison

2/12/2024
Scott Harrison is the founder of charity: water, one of the world’s most impactful and highly-rated charities. In this episode, you’ll learn how Scott walked away from his “degenerate” life as a nightclub promoter; how volunteering on a hospital ship inspired him to launch a charity despite having no money and no experience; and the life and business lessons he’s learned while raising nearly $1 billion without any government involvement. Scott also talks about: - His “Prodigal Son” journey away from faith and virtue and back - How and why he finally walked away from a superficial life of drugs, gambling, “bottles and models” - His life-changing experience on a hospital ship in Liberia - Advice for taking a daunting challenge, step-by-step - Why access to clean water is ultimately a money problem - Bringing storytelling and Nike-inspired marketing principles to the world of charity - What he’s learned about hiring, delegating, and leading teams - Why he still doesn’t think big enough at times Connect with Scott: - His Instagram - His book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World Scott’s charitable cause: - Donate directly to charity: water here - The Spring membership - 100% of net proceeds from Scott’s book go to charity: water projects around the world Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here

Duration:01:18:18

#48: Bob & Linda Lotich

2/5/2024
Bob and Linda Lotich are authors and personal finance teachers whose work has reached 15 million people over 15+ years. In this episode, they tell the story of rebuilding their own "financial house of cards" in their 20s, how simplicity helps you build wealth, talking about money with your spouse, spenders vs. savers in marriages, and how they became the go-to financial voice for Christians worldwide. They also talk about: - What the Bible really says about money - Their #1 tip for avoiding "money marriage fights" - Their approach to debt and why they paid off their mortgage - How you can feel wealthier without earning any more money - How "giving til it hurts" actually leads to more abundance - Compounding your money vs. giving it away throughout your life - Increasing your income in nontraditional ways - What they've learned from almost 20 years of making money online Books Mentioned: - Smith Wigglesworth: The Secret of His Power by Albert Hibbert - The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchanan - The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer - Die with Zero by Bill Perkins - Simple Money, Rich Life by Bob Lotich Bob and Linda's Charitable Cause: - Hope International, a Christian non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and micro-lending in poverty-stricken areas Connect with Bob and Linda - Their website, https://seedtime.com/ - Instagram - Their book: Simple Money, Rich Life Sponsor: Whitestone Coaching with Peter Awad. Peter's built multiple 7-figure companies and will help you grow your business without sacrificing your freedom and relationships.

Duration:01:31:02

#47: Noah Kagan

1/29/2024
Noah Kagan is an entrepreneur, Youtube creator, and author whose company, AppSumo, does $80M+ in annual revenue. In this episode, Noah explains the framework behind his new book, "Million Dollar Weekend" and walks you through the process of launching 7-figure business in 48 hours. He even puts Brandon to the test, challenging him to produce a business idea on the spot and call up a potential investor live on air. Noah also talks about: - Getting fired as the 30th employee of Facebook and missing out on a giant payday... and why that might have been a good thing - How to build a $1M business in a weekend (Step 1 is NOT ordering business cards) - The many, many ways to get rich in today's economy - Riding on private jets and yachts with billionaire strangers... just because he asked - How to rewire your brain to get comfortable asking for what you want - How to take on the "Coffee Challenge" and the power of the mantra "Now, Not How" - Quickly launching a Docusign competitor with none of his own money - Why Brandon's wooden sunglasses e-com business failed - Setting unambitious goals for himself and his business - The routine he started 3 years ago that makes him a much better leader - Finding the right spouse or partner - How to choose coaches in various aspects of business and life Books mentioned: - Million Dollar Weekend by Noah Kagan - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller - The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron Connect with Noah: - MillionDollarWeekend.com - Noah's Youtube channel - Twitter - Instagram - TikTok Sponsor: Whitestone Coaching with Peter Awad. Text "BetterLife" (one word) to 55444 to connect with Peter. Noah's Charitable Cause: Funding the purchase of laptops for an underfunded school on Maui Join the Tribe: - https://abetterlife.com/

Duration:01:45:59

#46: Diego Corzo

1/22/2024
Diego Corzo is a real estate investor and agent, entrepreneur, and advocate for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. In this episode, Diego shares his story of immigrating from Peru at age 9; overcoming a speech disorder; and seeking out successful mentors who helped him become a millionaire through real estate and business before the age of 30. He also talk about: - What life was like Peru and in the weeks and months after he arrived in Florida on a tourist visa - Creating his own scholarship and selling study guides to pay his way through college - Practical tips for finding and keeping mentors, including the "book report video" trick - Riding a bike to and from jobs because he couldn't get a driver's license - Speaking in front of Congress and visiting the White House to discuss DACA legislation - His thoughts on a path to citizenship for DREAMers who arrived in this country as children - How he became a successful realtor by apprenticing under a mentor - How he became the first non-millionaire in Gobundance, the mastermind for "healthy, wealthy, generous men" - Buying a "2% rule" rental house without immigration papers at age 23 - How he used money partners and "unfair advantages" to buy investment property - His experience with rent-by-the-room and Airbnb - Prioritizing experiences over material belongings and the value of organizing unforgettable 1:1 trips with your parents - His own mastermind, The FI Investors, which talks about not only how to achieve financial independence but what comes next Books mentioned: - Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Think and Grow Rich - Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell Diego's Charitable Cause: - Immigrants Rising, an organization that provides financial, mental health, and career pathing resources to undocumented students Sponsor: BetterLife Real Estate Funding (REF), which provides Hard Money, DSCR, Conventional, and Portfolio loans specifically tailored to real estate investors' unique needs Connect with Diego: - FI Investors' 2024 resources: E-Book, goal-setting worksheet, and more - @realdiegocorzo on Instagram Join the Tribe: - https://abetterlife.com/

Duration:01:10:07

#45: Aaron Hale

1/15/2024
Aaron Hale is a former Army bomb disposal tech who, after being severely injured in Afghanistan and losing his sight and hearing, has gone on to run ultramarathons, start a successful confections company, and build a cash-flowing real estate portfolio. In this episode, you'll hear why Aaron left a cushy gig as a Navy chef to tackle one of the riskiest jobs in the world. He also shares a detailed account of his injury; exactly what it feels like to go blind and deaf; how he travels, cooks, climbs mountains, and leads teams; and the silver linings he's found along the way. Aaron also talks about: - What it felt like to be blinded by an improvised explosive device and the immediate aftermath of the blast - His recovery at Walter Reed, and going from "why did this happen to me" to "why is this happening for me" - How not consuming TV or social media content has affected his productivity - The role cooking played in his recovery and founding a successful fudge company - Running a 135-mile race in Death Valley and kayaking through whitewater rapids while blind - His first real estate deal, where nothing went according to plan - How he BRRRR'd a Short Term Rental - His advice to his younger self - An epic quote that Brandon might steal Books mentioned: - The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership - Man's Search for Meaning - The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon Turner Aaron's charitable cause: Building Homes for Heroes, a 501(c)(3) that builds and modifies homes for gold star families and injured first responders. Aaron was a recipient of their work; see his story here. Sponsor: BetterLife Tribe, our accountability mastermind dedicated to helping you build wealth without losing your soul Connect with Aaron: - Point of Impact Podcast - Aaron's company, EODFudge - EOD Fudge TikTok ("Cookin without Lookin")

Duration:01:06:11

#44: Scott Donnell

1/8/2024
Scott Donnell is a financial literacy expert and serial entrepreneur who has helped more than 6 million families learn how to earn, spend, save and invest. In this episode, Scott shares the exact steps you can take to instill healthy, wealthy money habits in your kids and family. He also talks about: - Why Gen Z is pessimistic about their economic future and skeptical about investing - The dangers of “first-generation wealth” - How he gets his kids to clean up after themselves and help out around the house - The “quarter system” he uses to reward and discipline his kids without anyone losing their cool - Leaving your kids “heritage, not inheritance” - His thoughts on Dave Ramsey and Grant Cardone - How he founded, bootstrapped and sold a fast-growing school fundraising company - What kids learn by participating in business fares - How the GravyStack system replaces chores with paid “gigs” and puts them in charge of expenses - His religious faith and how it’s intertwined with family - A hack for keeping rebellious teenagers out of trouble Books mentioned: - Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed by Scott Donnell - Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms by Justin Whitmel Earley - Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg - The Road Less Stupid - Rich Dad, Poor Dad Connect with Scott: - Instagram - TikTok - GravyStack (Use code DINNER30 when you download the app for 30 days free) Scott’s Charitable Cause: Gravystack's giving fund providing scholarships for inner-city kids who can't afford the membership.

Duration:01:25:18

#43: Dave Pere

1/1/2024
David Pere is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who's helped tens of thousands of fellow military veterans accelerate their journey to financial freedom through his From Military to Millionaire podcast, books, Facebook group, Youtube channel, events, and War Room mastermind. In this episode, David talks about transitioning from the military (or any W-2 career for that matter) to business ownership and real estate investing; the importance of connecting with a tribe when taking on a big challenge; and how he's built wealth and freedom on the strength of a middle-class salary. He also talks about: - Getting inspired by Rich Dad, Poor Dad as a broke Marine who'd blown his savings on motorcycles, tattoos, and dates - The camaraderie he felt with his platoon while deployed, and his experience hitting a roadside bomb - Getting into real estate via house hacking and why he still does it - His take on the VA loan, "the best primary residence loan on the market" - His #1 piece of advice for military members who want to set themselves up to build wealth during and after their service - Why he left the military and how owning a business and real estate helped him make that leap earlier - What he learned from a long-distance house flip gone bad - The best and worst real estate deals he's done and what he's learned ("call your attorney before things go off the rails!") - Getting involved in a 4-year lawsuit over a real estate transaction - Balancing the Cardone/10X mentality with caution to avoid financial disaster - His tips for building a personal brand - Getting past the "BMW" (Below Minimum Wage) phase of starting a business or side hustle - Carving out quality time with his 7-year-old son and navigating a divorce as a dad and stepdad - Who you should – and should not – take advice from David's Charitable Cause: Heal the Heroes, which hosts healing retreats and experiences for military veterans and first responders working through trauma and the transition to civilian roles Books Mentioned: - Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki - The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner - Invest in Debt by Jimmy Napier - Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt - 10X is Easier than 2X by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy Connect with David: - TheBestPodcastGuest.com (really!) - Instagram - Military to Millionaire Facebook Group - Military to Millionaire website

Duration:01:09:23

#42: Valentina Brega

12/25/2023
Valentina Brega is the founder of Hire Train VA, which helps busy entrepreneurs reclaim their time by hiring world-class support staff. In this episode, Valentina shares her story of immigrating to the U.S. from the poorest country in Europe, and – with just $400, a 1-year-old daughter and no car – building a skill set while working remotely and eventually launching her own company. She also delivers a mini-masterclass on how to hire a rockstar virtual assistant and begin to delegate your lower dollar-per-hour tasks. Plus: - Valentina's journey to the U.S. and how she made ends meet - Getting started as a remote assistant to real estate investor Bill Allen - Negotiating with homeowners on cold calls - How she built a team of virtual assistants - Examples of tasks you should hand over to an assistant - Which countries she's found to be the best sources of talent - Why hiring a remote assistant will turn you into a better leader - Writing a job posting that attracts A-players - Using personality tests, mini-projects and role playing when hiring - Why "visibility beats ability every time" Valentina's Charitable Cause: Operation Underground Railroad, which fights child sexual exploitation and human trafficking worldwide. Books Mentioned: - 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall - Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson - Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes - Traction by Gino Wickman - $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi Connect with Valentina: - 100 Tasks to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant: https://hiretrainva.com/delegate/?src=af - HireTrainVA.com

Duration:01:18:02

#41: Brian Murray

12/18/2023
Brian Murray is an investor, best-selling author of three books about multifamily real estate, Co-founder and Key Principal of Open Door Capital, and ultramarathoner. In this episode, Brian talks about his investing journey from $30,000 teacher salary to $1 Billion assets under management, his partnership with Brandon, embracing long-distance running and spirituality in recent years, and putting his hard-won wisdom into a new book. -What he learned from working in a toxic startup culture that destroyed his physical and mental health -"F You Money" and walking away from a job that compromises your morals - How he went from schoolteacher to owning offices and apartment buildings - How he turned a poorly-performing asset into a cash cow - Using creative financing early in his career - Writing the world's best-selling self-published real estate book - How to vet potential business partners and the story behind Open Door Capital - Buying a ranch, working with his hands, and living a minimalist lifestyle - Running 50+ miles at a time - How owning more stuff complicates your life - His advice to people who can't figure out what to focus on - His spiritual life and a transformative trip to Nepal - Why he's writing a highly personal book dedicated to his grown children Brian's Charitable Cause: Friendly Fields Farm Sanctuary, a rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary for farm animals facing abandonment, neglect, and abuse. Connect with Brian: - Instagram Books Mentioned in this Episode: - Welcome to my Garden: A Father’s Gift of Reflections, Life Lessons, and Advice by Brian Murray - Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian Murray - The Multifamily Millionaire, Volume I and Volume II - Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty - The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - Loving What Is by Byron Katie Link to Buy Audiobook Link to Buy Physical Book Enjoyed this episode? Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and share this episode to spread the word.

Duration:01:26:41

#40: Tom Walters

12/11/2023
Dr. Tom Walters is an orthopedic physical therapist, author, and the face of the wildly popular Rehab Science Instagram and Youtube channels. In this episode, he reflects on some of the most common questions surrounding regarding pain, injury, exercise, and treatment. Tom also talks about: -What exactly physical therapy is and how it compares to other types of treatment -His thoughts on chiropractors, CBD/THC gel, and stretching -His advice for Brandon as he manages chronic back pain -The role of the placebo effect when treating pain -Whether running 15-20 miles per week is bad for you -Adjusting your step cadence to run pain-free -Rucking for cardio and core exercise -His new book outlining 30 rehab programs that treat the 50 most common types of pain -Getting your blood work done to detect nutrient deficiencies -Limiting beliefs he's had to overcome as on his journey as an influencer and entrepreneur -The habits, books, and people that have changed his life Tom's charitable cause: The Makai Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity focused on rebuilding Maui after the deadly wildfires of 2023. Books mentioned in this episode: Rehab Science by Tom Walters Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett & Glen Cordoza The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Connect with Tom: Instagram: @rehabscience Youtube: Rehab Science Enjoyed this episode? Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and share this episode to spread the word.

Duration:01:25:43

#39: Brandon Novak

12/4/2023
Brandon Novak is a keynote speaker, author, former professional skateboarder/TV star, and intervention specialist who reclaimed his life from addiction in 2015. In this episode, Brandon walks us through his remarkable journey from sleeping in abandoned houses as a homeless heroin addict to owning and operating several sober living facilities and earning widespread respect as a champion for people in recovery. He also speaks about: -How he first got into drugs and alcohol, and his thoughts on "gateway drugs" -The moment when Bam Margera offered help at a critical time -Becoming a famous MTV star on 'Viva La Bam' in the mid-2000s -The story behind his mother buying him a cemetery plot -The epiphany he experienced standing on his mother's doorstep after she kicked him out of her house and put a restraining order on him -Why he recommends a firm approach to dealing with loved ones who are battling addiction -The spiritual element of his recovery -Why he doesn't consider his 12 unsuccessful attempts to get sober, "failures" -Why he's not tempted to consume drugs or alcohol today -How to include friends in recovery in social activities -The business of owning sober living homes and an addiction treatment center -How he scaled his sober living facilities to 65 beds Brandon’s charitable cause: King's Crusade, which helps fund inpatient addiction recovery treatment for people who can't otherwise afford it. Books mentioned in this episode: Streets of Baltimore by Brandon Novak Dreamseller by Brandon Novak Support Brandon's Scholarship Foundation: Donate to provide free beds for individuals transitioning out of treatment (Venmo: @novakshouse). Struggling or need guidance? Contact Brandon directly at 610-314-6747. Connect with Brandon: Instagram Website Redemption Addiction Treatment Center Enjoyed this episode? Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and share this episode to spread the word.

Duration:01:29:50

#38: Andrea Fausett

11/27/2023
Andrea Fausett is the founder and CEO of Mamele, an app that helps women around the world improve their health, nutrition, and fitness. In this episode, Andrea speaks about building her business to 7 figures in just 6 months while being a present wife and mother to her 2 daughters; intentional parenting; entrepreneurship; business marketing, and the power of identity, purpose, and small pivots in determining your success in life. She also speaks about: -How to reverse-engineer success by breaking things down into small changes -Why extreme dieting and other major behavior change doesn't work -A different, more productive way to look at negative programming from your childhood -How her entrepreneurial journey started with a single moment of self-reflection while looking in the mirror -Exactly how she'd coach Brandon to achieve a fitness goal like losing 20 lbs -Earning 6 figures and beyond by cultivating just 1,000 true fans -Her wild experience during the Maui fires and how she stepped up to show up for her community -Her feelings on body image and how she embraced gratitude during and after pregnancy, following several miscarriages Andrea’s charitable cause: The Emily Effect, a foundation providing resources to families and support for women suffering from perinatal mood disorders. Reading List: $100 Million Dollar Offers by Alex Hormozi Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi Atomic Habits by James Clear Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden Connect with Andrea: Mamele Fit App Mamele Fit Instagram Andrea's Instagram Mamele Website Andrea's LinkedIn

Duration:01:33:27

#37: Mike Lee

11/20/2023
Mike Lee is a leadership coach, mindfulness expert, and trainer who's spent time working with NBA legend Steph Curry among other highly successful athletes and executives. In this episode, Mike talks about optimizing your mindset in competitive environments and the new rules for leading teams in our current post-COVID reality. His new book, 'New Rules for the Future of Leadership,' comes out Nov. 21. Mike also talks about: -The proven benefits of mindfulness meditation on brain function, executive skills, and overall well-being -Why mindfulness is becoming even more valuable the more technological innovation accelerates -His lifelong struggle with depression and the best ways he's found to work through it -Tapping into your subconscious intuition when making big life decisions -The transformative moment when he experienced a deep sense of peace, and how it shifted the direction of his life -The one thing you should always do before reacting to a trigger -Why leaders have to be "purpose-driven" and offer more than a paycheck in order to develop winning teams Mike’s charitable cause: MENTOR Greater Milwaukee, which works with mentoring programs to safely match caring adult mentors with children in need. Reading List: - The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard - The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer - Leading An Inspired Life by Jim Rohn Connect with Mike: Mindshift Labs Instagram LinkedIn Mike's book, New Rules for the Future of Leadership

Duration:01:12:48

#36: Tim Tebow

11/13/2023
Tim Tebow is a philanthropist, advocate for victims of human trafficking, and ex-NFL quarterback who is widely thought of as one of the greatest college football players of all-time. In this episode, he dives deep into the origins of his Christian faith, why he's devoted his life to helping others, how he balances confronting evil with gratitude and joy, and why he insists he's "flawed" despite often being held up on a pedestal. Tim also talks about: - How meeting a young boy with deformed feet set his life on a completely new path - What he learned from his parents and why "more is caught than taught" - His advice to people waiting around for a sign or a mission to appear in their lives - How to listen for a calling that "pricks your heart" - Tim's definitions of "passion" and "compassion" - How he keeps his natural competitiveness in check and aims it toward a higher purpose - The powerful message he took from the movie Hacksaw Ridge - His elaborate marriage proposal - Making compromises in his marriage - What he tells people who don't have religious faith or who are on the fence about it Join Tim and Brandon in-person at the BetterLife Summit this December: - Tickets: betterlifesummit2023.com Connect with Tim: - The Tim Tebow Foundation - Tim's Instagram - TikTok

Duration:00:51:19

#35: Brody Fausett

11/6/2023
Brody Fausett is a real estate investor, ultramarathon runner, teacher, and founder of Real Estate Investing School. In this episode, Brody breaks down how he went from rookie door-to-door salesman to reaching millionaire status before age 30 – and makes the case that you can achieve your goals a lot faster than you might think. Brody also talks about: - Running a 174-mile ultra marathon through the desert with his pregnant (!) wife - How doing missionary work overseas changed his outlook on life - His experience selling security systems door to door - How he built massive wealth quickly through house hacking, rent-by-the-room, short term rentals, and other real estate strategies - Generating over $1M cash from just one house - Why he takes every Wednesday off work - Moving his family to Hawaii based on intuition - His first-hand experience in Lahaina when the wildfires swept through town - How his wife appointed herself "Director of Distribution" and helped deliver supplies to families displaced by the fires - Conspiracy theories surrounding the Maui wildfires, Oprah, and blue roofs - The books, people and quotes that have helped him live a better life Brody's Charitable Cause: Mana Mentors, which "mentors young people through surfing and skateboarding to achieve physical, academic and mental health goals" – and which is currently helping with Lahaina wildfire relief* *All ad revenue from this episode is donated directly to the charity of the guest's choice Connect with Brody: - Brody's Instagram - Real Estate Investing School Instagram - Real Estate Investing School Website - Brody and Andrea's Couples Goal-Setting Retreat

Duration:01:51:33

#34: Tommy Mello

10/30/2023
Tommy Mello is the owner and operator of A1 Garage Door Service, one of the most successful home service businesses in the country. He also hosts the Home Service Expert podcast, was named a Top Entrepreneur Under 35, and owns and invests in several other businesses ranging from Christmas lights to mobile apps. In this episode, Tommy breaks down how you can build wealth with recession-resistant, blue-collar service businesses – and how to have fun doing it. You'll learn how he went from $50,000 in debt to a massive exit and "life-changing" money, all while helping his team members achieve their own dreams and undergoing a personal evolution in his leadership, health, and faith. Tommy also shares: - Why arbitrage is the one business skill to rule them all - Why home service businesses thrive despite pandemics, recessions, and the advent of AI - Vanity metrics and the only 4 Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) he cares about - Why you should "always be recruiting," and why he doesn't worry about giving away secrets to his competition - The #1 mistake he sees people make when starting service businesses - How to hire A-players and motivate them with equity and other performance incentives - His religious faith and the "deal" he made with Jesus when his father was on the brink of death - His health regime: Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), supplements, and massage - The health benefits he's experienced since abstaining from alcohol - Exactly what he'd do if he had to start over with no money Tommy's Charitable Cause: The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, an "independent, nonprofit organization that works to protect people's health from epidemics and pandemics and ensures that communities are resilient to major challenges." * *All ad revenue from this episode is donated directly to the charity of the guest's choice Connect with Tommy: - Instagram - TikTok - Home Service Expert Facebook Group - Home Service Expert Podcast - Freedom Event Conference Nov 1-3 in Orlando - Tommy's book, "Home Service Millionaire"

Duration:01:30:45

#33: Chad Robichaux

10/23/2023
Chad Robichaux is a former Force Recon Marine, MMA champion, author, and founder of two non-profits serving military veterans and refugees. Chad deployed to Afghanistan 8 times, and in this episode he opens up about his battle with PTSD; how he almost became another veteran suicide statistic; and how that experience inspired him to help other veterans using faith-based programs. Chad also shares: -How abuse and a family tragedy shaped his childhood in rural Louisiana -His views on the 2nd Amendment, firearms training, and school shootings -What led him to a Marine Corps recruiter at age 17 -America's role as the "world's policeman" -How his Mighty Oaks Foundation helps veterans overcome combat trauma through faith-based resiliency programs -How he rescued his longtime friend and interpreter from Afghanistan as the U.S. military withdrew from the country -Helping thousands of innocent Afghans escape as the country crumbled through Save Our Allies Chad's charitable cause: Mighty Oaks Foundation, which "provides peer-to-peer resiliency and recovery programs that serve as the catalyst to assist our Nation’s Warriors dealing with challenges related to the struggles of daily military life, combat deployments and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) offered at no cost to our Nation’s Warriors, including travel at beautiful ranches across the US." Books mentioned in this episode: Wild at Heart by John Eldredge Letter to the American Church by Eric Metaxas Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas Good to Great by Jim Collins Is Atheism Dead? by Eric Metaxas Saving Aziz by Chad Robichaux Unfair Advantage by Chad Robichaux Connect with Chad online: Chad's Website Instagram TikTok Facebook

Duration:02:00:28

#32: Henry Washington

10/16/2023
Henry Washington is a real estate investor, educator, coach, and co-host of BiggerPockets’ On The Market podcast. Starting out with just $1,000 and bad credit, Henry suffered a panic attack out of worry he wouldn't be able to provide financially for his family. 90 days later, he owned his first rental property. And within just a few years, he scaled to 70+ units; became one of the country's best-known real estate teachers; and built a dream life for his family. Henry also discusses: -How seeing his father's side businesses inspired him to start a real estate company -Living a big life as an example to your kids -The TEDx Talk on passive income that motivated him to pursue real estate investing -How honesty and commitment strengthened his wife's trust in his entrepreneurial ventures -Using a 401k loan to invest in real estate -Improving his credit and building a network of passive investor -Building a consistent, reliable lead generation system -The "Burst Strategy" in real estate investing -The growing affordable housing problem and the opportunities it presents -How historic racism and lack of resources for Black Americans require partnerships for affordable housing -Why he's not worried about a 2023 recession -How to be more present and intentionally design quality time with your kids -His upcoming book, "Real Estate Deal Maker" Books mentioned in this episode: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho “The Wise Investor” by Rich Fettke Henry’s charitable cause: Saving Grace NWA, which “serves young women ages 18-25 who have aged out of foster care or are facing homelessness" by providing safe housing, educational assistance, career guidance, and more. Connect with Henry: Instagram LinkedIn TikTok Independence Realty Group

Duration:01:33:30

#31: Jordan Grumet

10/9/2023
Jordan "Doc G" Grumet is a hospice doctor, blogger, podcaster and author who has dedicated his life to pursuing deep conversations about money and life. In this episode, Jordan shares what he's learned from his conversations with dying patients as they look back on their lives; why he found it so difficulty to shed his "doctor" identity and embrace his true passion; and his thoughts on the FIRE movement, happiness, and how to find meaning in your career and relationships. Jordan also talks about: - How his father's death led him to a career in medicine, and what pushed him away from that field - The various ways his patients handle the prospect of dying - The biggest regrets of the dying - The problem with the idea that once you save a certain sum of money, you'll be happy - How to determine how much "YOLO money" to set aside - Why version 1.0 of the FIRE movement is "too austere" - Why you might not need as much money as you think in order to start living the life you were meant to live - Why real estate is the fastest, most secure route to millionaire status - The best piece of advice he's gotten and why he thinks about it every time he's doing something hard - The habits, books and advice that have helped Jordan lead a better life Jordan's charitable cause: Give a Mile, a nonprofit that collects airline reward mile donations and offers flights to connect people in palliative or critical care with their loved ones Connect with Jordan: - Buy his book, Taking Stock - Earn & Invest Podcast - Doc G Blog: DiverseFI - Facebook group - IG: Earn & Invest Podcast - TikTok

Duration:01:21:45