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The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom Podcast

098: Enjoy the Climb – Friday Fundamentals


We, as individuals, each have our own ideas of what success means to us. We look into the future and imagine ourselves happy, healthy, wealthy, and on top of the world. We like to envision what our lives will be like when we have no worries, stress, or responsibilities. If I asked you to picture…

097: Be Your Own Bank and Build Wealth with Mark Willis, CFP™


Mark Willis, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a #1 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.

He specializes in building custom-tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock-jockeys, attorneys, or other financial gurus. 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.

Key Points
The chosen asset asset class of the wealthy – real estate
Diversifying vs. non-correlated assets
3 Ways people build wealth – real estate, business ownership, & paper assets
The safe withdrawal rate from your 401(k) or IRA is only 2.5% (with a 90% success rate)
The shortcomings of real estate investing
Being your own bank
Whole life insurance – how it can help you with financial transactions
Lightning Questions
What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
Mark’s own mindset got in his way – understanding how money works.
Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Choose health every day.
Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
The Bank of Yourself Revolution by Yellen
If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
Learn to think like a banker.
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096: The 5 Pillars of Real Estate – Friday Fundametals


Getting started investing in real estate can be a mental challenge for some people. There are people who know they want to invest in real estate, but get caught up in the weeds looking at only one page of the book. So with that, today we’re going to paint a full picture of how real estate investing can benefit you, and provide you with some points to focus on.

095: Top 10 Lessons Learned with Jacob Ayers


Welcome to episode 95! To date, we’ve had so many great guests on the podcast from big time investors like Rod Khleif, Vinney Chopra, Ivan Barratt, Joe Fairless, & Brian Burke to thought leaders like Keith Weinhold, Damion Lupo, and Ben Leybovich, young guns Lane Kawaoka and BiggerPockets Vice President, Scott Trench, to professional capital raisers, Rich Dad Advisor, Darren Weeks, and David Thompson.

Each of these guests have shared with us their journey, background, and invaluable lessons they’ve learned. There are some common qualities, actions, advice, and paths we’ve learned from every one of these real estate professionals. We’re going to highlight some of these and break then down into a step by step guide to get you started investing in real estate, and grow your portfolio.

094: Unlocking Capital – Friday Fundamentals


No matter how much money one has, at some point they will run out of their own money to invest in real estate. It happens to everyone, both big time investors, and first time house hackers. The difference in those who continue to grow their real estate empire and those who don’t or can’t, is the ability to execute creative financing or use other people’s money by raising capital.

093: Using Partnerships to Scale with Edna Keep


Edna Keep, a former financial adviser, has built a real estate portfolio to over 437 doors with a value of $47 million over the past nine years. All except the first two properties were bought with the help of other people’s money.

Edna, along with her husband, Warren, an own 14 doors personally and the rest with joint venture partners. Most of these partners are passive investors looking for a great rate of return without being actively involved in generating it.

092: Learn-Do Ratio – Friday Fundamentals


Life if full of choices. There are countless paths you can take. There are even many different paths you can take that will lead to the same destination. As with anything else, life is a balance of paths. When taking on a new challenge, you are faced with what I like to call the Learn-Do…

091: How to Make Yourself Unfireable with Clayton Morris


Clayton Morris is a former FOX News Anchor who left the #1 cable news show in the world after achieving financial freedom through real estate investing. He now devotes himself to helping others buy their first rental property, build passive income, and achieve financial freedom through his turnkey rental real estate company, Morris Invest. After some epic failures he’s learned how to build a meaningful life, and he shares these lessons on his top-rated podcast, Investing in Real Estate with Clayton Morris.

At age 13, Clayton saw his dad lose his job. Ever since then he had a fear about money, and he always knew there had to be a more entrepreneurial way of creating wealth. He got into real estate investing to secure a future for his family so they didn’t have to go through the same financial pain as he did growing up. After years of success building up an enormous amount of passive income through real estate investing, Clayton started Morris Invest because he realized his passion is in helping first time real estate investors learn they don’t have to just work for a paycheck, and they don’t need $1 million to achieve financial freedom.

Key Points
How to calculate your Freedom Number
Going from a high profile job as a cable network news anchor, to a full time real estate investor
Be, Do, & Have process
Understand your “why”
Money, people, and a deal – you only need 2 of these to get started
Lightning Questions
What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
Lack of education on where to start.
Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Clayton journals and meditates every morning.
Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines
If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
Block out all distractions. Buy and hold real estate is the number one way to build wealth.
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090: Make Success a Habit- Friday Fundamentals


Success doesn’t just happen. There is rarely such thing as an overnight success. More often than not, success is the result of many many small habits over a long period of time.

The saying goes “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”.

There’s a lot of noise out there today about flip this, flop that, crypto this, etc. Many online marketers would have you believe buying their system will guarantee you immediate success. You know the type of people I’m talking about, those who come across your news feed with luxury cars, beautiful people, and high rise penthouses. They make it seem like it’s just one little step you must take in order to achieve success like they have. And let me spoil something for you – they all have some little secret they would love to share with you… in exchange for your credit card number.

This is not the path to success. In fact, I’ll prove it to you. Think of someone who you consider successful and look up to. I bet this person has a skill they are very good at. Perhaps that person is a great computer programmer and built a business that solves peoples problems. Or maybe this person is a brilliant networker and connects people with solutions. Maybe this person is a mechanical engineer and has hundreds of patents on alternative energy devices. Whoever this successful person looks like to you, chances are they have worked hard over a long period of time to get where they are. Think of some of the richest business men and women here in the U.S. – Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Sam Zell, and Abigail Johnson, just to name a few. These people have all created, built, and grown businesses from an early age. They didn’t just magically fall into success overnight.

So what will success look like for you? Whether you recognize it or not, your actions every single day will determine your success years down the line. What you do now, has a huge impact on what you do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, and so on and so on.

This is just one of the many reasons it’s important to have goals. Your goals will keep you on track and make sure you’re progressing in the direction you want. But, a goal without action is just a dream. The action is the most important part of the recipe. You must take massive action to achieve massive results. There are many people who advocate for daily habits, morning routines, and daily goal setting, from Grant Cardone to Hal Elrod, these people have habits they have developed over their lifetime that have led them to where they are today.

So how can you start making success a habit? Follow these four steps:

Identify your reasons why. What drives you? What motivates you? What gets you out of bed?
Set goals that you think you can’t reach. Huge goals. Your goals should be so big that they scare you. Write them down every single day. Yes, every day. You want these to be at the front of you mind at all times. Not just every January for your new year resolution.
Develop a plan to reach those goals. Do something every single day that gets you closer to your goals.
Have fun. Don’t forget, life is a journey. Half the fun of it is the chase. Live for today, but don’t forget tomorrow.
I hope with this, you’re on your way to success as you define it!

089: Accidental Landlord to 250+ Units with Joseph Gozlan


Joseph is a multifamily investments specialist, leading group acquisitions of over $15MM in real estate and providing asset management services to a portfolio of 253 units and growing. Joseph is a former lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and over 17 years of leadership experience in the software industry, 12 of which working for…

"This podcast offers a great perspective for people who are just getting started in real estate investing. I HIGHLY recommend it!"

- Nathan B.

Houston, TX

"Don't pass this podcast up! I was unsure about adding another podcast to my library, but this one has proven to be invaluable in my investing journey!"

- Ernest D.

La Porte,  Texas

"I've tried my hand at stocks, and let's just say it didn't go as well as I planned. This podcast has helped me realize the multiple benefits of real estate investing. I just wish I would have started sooner!"

- Jonathan C.

Enid, OK

Jacob and his guests share actionable and inspiring lesson on how to become a better real estate investor and (more importantly) a better overall person. Highly recommend listening and subscribing if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to reach your overall business goals (and achieve financial freedom as a result)!

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Click below to listen to a short clip where I introduce myself and talk about the vision of The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom podcast.

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