084: Say No, so You Can Say Yes – Friday Fundamentals

Have you ever thought about the word extraordinary?  By definition “ordinary – with no special or distinctive features; normal.” Then what does extraordinary mean – extra normal? Doesn’t really make sense, does it? But nothing about being extraordinary is normal. In fact, to become extraordinary, one must be not normal. But enough on that tangent. Let’s…

083: Negotiate Anything with Kwame Christian

Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. is a business lawyer and he’s passionate about teaching business professionals like you how to negotiate and be more persuasive.  Kwame works with people to improve their persuasive communication skills and conflict resolution abilities. Improving these skills will lead to financial gain, career advancement, and increased confidence in difficult conversations. Kwame has…

082: Your Greatest Resource- Friday Fundamentals

Many people go their entire lives without even considering the possibility of building passive income, or much less achieving financial freedom. Lots of those people just assume they don’t have the resources necessary to get started, whether that’s time, money, experience, or some magic touch they think they need. In fact, time, money, nor experience are limiting factors.

The truth is, none of these resources are more valuable than the one your already have – your mind!

Yes, your mind is the most valuable resource you have and ever will have. The beauty is everyone has one. Some just use their minds to their fullest potential. These are the people who succeed in whatever they do.

“Life has no limits except the ones you make.” – Less Brown

We’re only bound by the limits of our mind. Solving problems, creating solutions, building systems, growing businesses, and designing a lifestyle are only accomplished in the confinements of your mind.

The larger your mindset, the more you can accomplish. If your mindset is to just be comfortable with a steady paycheck and retire with a conservative lifestyle at 65, then that’s what you’ll accomplish.

If you instead, expand your mind to achieve massive levels of success, you’ll grow into that mindset and will achieve your wildest imaginations.

People have a tendency to overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, and underestimate what they can accomplish in 10 years. Challenge yourself by always expanding your mindset. If you can imagine it, you can do it.

081: Alternative Investments with Kirk Chisolm

Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group. His roles at IAG are co-chair of the Investment Committee and Head of the Traditional Investment Risk Management Group. His background and areas of focus are portfolio management and investment analysis in both the traditional and alternative investment markets.

Kirk has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families, as well as businesses and organizations since 1999. Kirk is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience and his ability to provide clear, easy to understand explanations of all financial options.

Prior to integrating with Innovative Advisory Group in 2008, Kirk founded Stirling Global Advisors, LLC in 2005, a full-service private wealth management firm. Kirk has also held wealth management roles at both UBS PaineWebber and Smith Barney.

Key Points
Investing outside Wall Street
Investing through your IRA
Alternative asset classes – real estate, tax liens, raw land, and even livestock!
How to unlock tax free income from retirement accounts

080: Digging Deep into Your Reasons Why – Friday Fundamentals

Episode 80 piques my curiosity with the Pareto Principal, or the 80-20 rule. The Pareto Principal is based on the Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto. Pareto though his research, found a disproportionate ratio of inputs and outputs in different scenarios. Pareto first identified this unequal balance of inputs and outputs when looking at the land owned…