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87: How to Lose Money by Pursuing Too Many Opportunities with Sunny Burns

Sunny Burns is 27 and a full-time engineer working for the DoD. He is happily married with two kids. Sunny and his wife bought their first investment property in 2015 off the MLS, a Quadplex, 20 min from NYC, this allowed his family to live for free and allowed his wife the freedom to retire from her teaching job and stay home with their child. They bought it for $430,000 - less than two years later it appraised for $630,000. They then used a cash-out refi and HELOC on that first property...

Duration: 00:41:35

86: How to Lose Money by Making a Fast Decision with Jason Yarusi

During 2012, Jason starting Alphabet City Brewing Company – a New York City based brewery that distributes to over 500 restaurants and bars in New York annually. In that same year – Jason helped opened Jack’s Sushi and Sliders, a New York City lynchpin in the Gramercy neighborhood for fast affordable bites. In 2013 Jason moved to New Jersey to take over the strategic operations of the family business of House Lifting and Building Moving – W.A. Building Movers. Jason’s family has been in...

Duration: 00:29:28

85: How to Lose Money by Investing in Single Family Homes with Joseph Gozlan

Joseph is a multifamily investment specialist and founder of EBG Acquisitions. Leading group acquisitions of over $10MM in real estate and providing asset management services to a portfolio of 156 units and growing. Joseph has over 17 years of experience in the software industry, 12 of which working for publicly traded companies such as GameStop and JCPenney which enhanced his business acumen, analytical skills and “big picture” perspective, all skills that he leverages in his real estate...

Duration: 00:32:28

84: How to Lose Money by Listening to Your Parents with Akbar Sheikh

Akbar Sheikh started his journey as a homeless youth in San Francisco before hitting rock bottom and deciding to take control of his own destiny and built a successful business that now helps other businesses scale to 7 figures. Now he helps other companies do the same, but more importantly he has taken his health, spiritual wellness, finances, and life goals under his control. He had to better his mindset and person in order to achieve the dreams he wanted and his story is full of lessons...

Duration: 00:25:58

83: How to Lose Money by Getting Threatened by the Government with Victor Menasce

A lot of people are scared of the government. However, as Victor shares, we don't have to live in fear if we are doing the right thing and being proactive. Victor Menasce spent the first 25 years of his career in the high tech industry. He started his career at Bell Northern Research and Nortel where I designed chips that were used to control the telephone network. For approximately a decade, 54% of the phone calls in North America were routed by a chip that Victor designed. He...

Duration: 00:38:49

82: How to Lose Money by Ignoring Your Own Rules with Laurens Bensdorp

This is a lesson that everyone in business needs to learn. Often we know the right thing to do, but we don't do it. In this episode, we tackle how to overcome this dilemma. Laurens Bensdorp is the founder and CEO of Trading Mastery School and author of the book The 30 minute stock trader. After reaching the pinnacle of success in two different industries, Mr. Bensdorp poured himself into mastering securities trading, and over the last 14 years has amassed a trading record that places him...

Duration: 00:37:12

81: How to Lose Money by Starting a Business in Africa with Chi Odogwu

Are you thinking about doing business internationally? Chi Odogwu offers some great advice in this episode. After obtaining a bachelors and masters degree in Finance, Chi spent the early part of his career working as a business development manager for a startup consultancy. He later transitioned to a Big 4 accounting firm. He launched his first drop ship e-commerce website. Through a process of trial and error and by learning on the job, Chi obtained hands-on experience in e-commerce...

Duration: 00:34:41

80: What to Consider Before Entering a Business Partnership with Jason Treu

Jason Treu is an executive coach. He helps individuals and teams maximize their performance and fulfill their leadership potential. He is the author of the best seller, Social Wealth, the how-to-guide on building professional relationships. He is the creator of the ultimate team building game, cards against mundanity, that he debuted at TEDxWilmington in August. He also has a podcast, Executive Breakthroughs, where he interviews trailblazing executives and entrepreneurs to share their...

Duration: 00:42:47

79: How to Lose Money by Generating Too Many Leads with Ian Walsh

Too many leads? For an entrepreneur or anyone in business, it seems like this a problem people want to have! Ian Walsh has been a full time real estate investor since 2009. He entered the industry by building WeSellHomes2Fix which was primarily a real estate wholesaling company. From there he built a property management company which was sold in 2015 to TCS Management. During his time in the Philadelphia investment market he partnered with Hard Money Bankers and has since underwritten all...

Duration: 00:31:22

78: How to Lose $3 Million in One Day with Gene Hammett

This episode may shock you! Gene Hammett turns everyday entrepreneurs into FORCES of nature in their market. He sorts through the complexities of business strategies to help you “be THE choice, not just a choice.” Gene has been a business leader for 20+ years. He started and ran multiple million dollar companies. He succeeded, failed, reinvented himself, and succeeded again. He can pass along to you the key lessons he’s learned in the process so you can have a business that is both...

Duration: 00:33:17

77: How to Lose Money by Giving Up Control of a Deal with Gary Klopfenstein

Gary Klopfenstein is a highly successful executive with over 30 years of experience in asset management. Gary has a wealth of global expertise including successful client relationships in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, and is considered an industry pioneer in specialist currency management. Gary is Chairman of GK Investment Management, a private asset management company established as a family office. In addition to the investment of capital, the firm...

Duration: 00:47:46

76: How to Lose Money by Answering a Question with Robert Graham

How can answering a single question cause you to lose money? If you want to learn how to handle yourself in common business situations, this episode is for you! Robert is a software engineer turned entrepreneur. He has run the gamut graduating from Georgia Tech at 20 to interning at Google NYC to writing a sonar system for nuclear submarines. Robert somehow went from being an engineer to writing, self-publishing, and selling a book about cold calling. He loves learning new things and...

Duration: 00:37:42

75: How to Lose Money by Trusting Your Business Partner with Shawn Yesner

Shawn M. Yesner, Esq., is the founder of Yesner Law, P.L., a Tampa-based boutique real estate and consumer protection law firm that helps you eliminate the financial bullies in your life by providing options, so you can live the lifestyle of your dreams. The firm assists clients with real estate law, including litigation, foreclosure defense, short sales, loan modifications, debt settlement, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, bankruptcy, liquidation, reorganization, and landlord/tenant issues, for...

Duration: 00:32:34

74: How to Lose Money by Being Investigated by the FBI with Ryan Stewman

Ryan Stewman, CEO and Founder of Hardcore Closer and Break Free Academy, is a 4x best-selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Sales Coach, Podcast Host, Blogger and all around Entrepreneur. He’s also a regular contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur, Addicted2Success, Good Men Project, Lighter Side of Real Estate, Huffington Post, and more. Ryan is best known for consulting with alpha personality business owners on rapidly growing their sales through the use of strong marketing and advertising....

Duration: 00:43:34

73: How to Lose Money by Starting a Tech Company with Tom Mulliez

The tech industry of today is similar to the gold rush of old. Some people hit it big, others not so much. In this episode, we hear about failure that eventually led to success for Tom. Tom is a father, husband, entrepreneur, and the visionary behind iTREKKERS. Tom founded the company in 2014 after realizing that bringing together vetted professional captains and guides on one platform would help guarantee everyone a better experience in the outdoors. iTREKKERS is a combination of Tom’s...

Duration: 00:40:37

72: How to Lose Money by Winning a Lawsuit with Carl Gould

Winning a lawsuit is always a good thing right? Nope. Unfortunately, lawsuits are quite common in our society and in the realm of business. Learn the pitfalls and tips for coming out on top. Carl L. Gould is an award-winning coach and business mentor. He teamed up with #1 international bestselling authors Ken Blanchard and Stephen R. Covey on their latest book project, Blueprint for Success. Gould and his team of mentor coaches have overseen the development of thousands of small...

Duration: 00:37:22

71: How to Lose Money by Buying Big Toys with Jason Hartman

Make no mistake, toys are fun. But are they worth it, even when you are successful in business? Jason Hartman has been involved in several thousand real estate transactions and has owned income properties in 11 states and 17 cities. His company, Platinum Properties Investor Network, Inc. helps people achieve The American Dream of financial freedom by purchasing income property in prudent markets nationwide. Jason’s Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors™ is a comprehensive system...

Duration: 00:32:50

70: How to Lose Money by Getting Shut Down by the Government with Carey Green

Carey is an everyday guy who's made an unusual transition - from a Pastor of 20 years to business builder, Christian life & business coach, and soon-to-be real estate investor. He believes that the changes in technology that have occurred over the past 10 to 20 years have made it possible for anyone with drive and a desire to learn to establish multiple streams of income that enable them to live a life bigger than themselves - by funding causes that change the world through their business...

Duration: 00:48:57

69: How to Lose Money by Not Defining Your Niche with Diane Gardner

In this episode, Diane Gardner shares an incredibly important lesson that applies to all entrepreneurs and employees. In business, you have to aim for a specific group of people. The more specific, the better. If you don't aim for anything, you likely won't hit anything. Diane Gardner is a Certified Tax Coach and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach helps clients dodge the tax bullet. Her tax coaching sessions have resulted in a combined savings of over $1,158,000 to date...

Duration: 00:29:07

68: How to Lose Money by Not Asking Hard Questions with Nick Raithel

Nick Raithel is the creator of the 7-Hour Book. This proven system allows any business owner to get their own professionally-published book while spending only 7 hours of their time. With the 7-Hour Book, Nick is on a mission to help business owners become influential authorities by helping them publish a professional book telling their incredible stories. Time and again, he’s seen owners in nearly every community who have incredible stories and expertise to share. A book would be the...

Duration: 00:31:39

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