My guest in this episode is Nathan Hirsch. Nathan has bootstrapped two companies to become multi-million dollar businesses and he continues to run them today. He started the first, Portlight, in his college dorm room selling textbooks on Amazon.com in 2009. Along with his partners, he expanded to other product categories and has sold over $20 mil on the marketplace. At its peak, they were managing over 500,000 products on their Amazon store from over 1,000 drop ship suppliers.
After much frustration hiring through Upwork and other platforms, Nathan along with his business partner started their own online hiring marketplace specialized for eCommerce biz owners in Fall 2015. FreeeUp.com now services over 2,000 online businesses and they are on pace to hit $3 to $4 million this year. Nathan serves as the CEO handling client acquisition, software management, and internal team growth.
My guest in this episode is John Perkins. As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2016), a follow-up to John’s classic New York Times bestseller, brings the story of economic hit men and jackal assassins up to date and chillingly home to the U.S. It goes on to provide practical strategies to transform the failing global death economy into a regenerative life economy.
My guest in this episode is Kent Clothier. Kent is the founder and CEO of Real Estate Worldwide, where he leads an amazing team of individuals that are focused on building disruptive systems that push the entrepreneur dream and the real estate industry forward.
He is a son of an entrepreneur and thus, a serial entrepreneur by nature. Kent is a proud husband and father of three amazing kids. He has dedicated his business life and ventures towards awaking the human spirit in all of us and inspiring thousands of entrepreneurs to escape the “rat race” and create the dream life that they’ve always wanted.
Kent stands for integrity, ideas, companies, and products that allow entrepreneurs to not only “learn” what it takes to live a successful life on every level, but the tools and strategies to create real change on a daily level. He feels as though we have a gift and it is our responsibility to share that gift with the world and insure that people respond.
My guest in this episode is Kevin Nichols. Kevin is the managing partner at Penumbra Solutions. Penumbra Funds invest in hundreds of Senior Life Settlement insurance policies. With a target yield in the low double digits, no market risks, no premium calls, professional management, and funds locked up safely in escrow, this might be the best investment you have never heard of!
A life settlement is the sale of an existing life insurance policy to a third party for more than its cash surrender value, but less than its net death benefit. There are a number of reasons that a policy owner may choose to sell his or her life insurance policy.
For years Bailey Richert was caught up in the 'rat race' as she followed what she was taught was the 'right path' in life. A high school valedictorian and magna cum laude engineering university graduate, Bailey took a job for many years working the 9-to-5 consulting grind in California. To most, it must have seemed like she 'had it all', but she wasn't anywhere near being fulfilled. The cubicle life would never allow her to achieve the dreams, goals and ambitions she had.
So she decided to make a change.
My guest in this episode is Keith Neumeyer. Keith has worked in the investment community since 1984. He began his career at a number of Canadian national brokerage firms. Keith moved on to work with several publicly traded companies in the resource and high technology sectors. His roles have included senior management positions and directorships responsible in areas of finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring.
Keith who has an unparalleled track record which includes creating two world-class mining companies: First Quantum Minerals Ltd. which has now grown into one of the world's largest copper producers, and First Majestic Silver Corp. which is one of the largest silver producers in the world.
My guest in this episode is Maureen McCann. Maureen joined Spartan Invest in April of 2014. As the VP of Sales and Marketing, Maureen brings with her years of sales and marketing experience in the turnkey marketplace. Having served as an Investment Property coach for years, Maureen is skilled at helping clients build turnkey cash flow portfolios for her clients. Maureen has helped hundreds of investors build the type of rental portfolios necessary to reach their short-term & long-term monthly passive income goals. Investing in turn-key real estate for long-term wealth generation is something Maureen understands intimately.
My guest in this episode is Nick Bond. Unemployable by choice, Nick Bond, age 22, is a recent college graduate that is building his own real estate business rather than getting a job. Nick recently graduated from the University of Florida. While in college, his parents encouraged him to educate himself in the different aspects of real estate investing. This influenced him to not go the traditional route of going to college and getting a “job.” Instead, he has started flipping/investing in raw land, and bought a house to do a “house-hack.” He has also started a blog aimed at helping millennials become financially free.
My guest in this episode is Rachel Jensen. With a background in biology and Spanish, and an original intent of continuing onto Medical School, Rachel Jensen’s life took a 180 degree turn after her first medical mission trip to Nicaragua.
Rachel joined the ECI Development team in 2012, starting as the organization’s marketing intern at the administrative offices in Managua, Nicaragua. At the end of her 3-month internship period, she had to make a decision between accepting a full-time position with ECI, or chasing her dreams in Panama with the US Peace Corps. She ultimately chose ECI Development. Originally from the suburbs of New York, Rachel now calls San Pedro, Belize home.
Today, Rachel is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for ECI Development, a regional development company based throughout Latin America in Costa Rica, Belize, Panama and Nicaragua. From the ground up, she has built and grown the sales and marketing department at the Grand Baymen community. Due to her strong passion of connecting folks with international real estate that meets their goals, she was awarded Sales Person of the Year for 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, Rachel structured the Teak for Residency Program in both Panama and Nicaragua to assist those looking to pair up a residency with alternative options outside of their home countries.
My guest in this episode is Jeff Schechter. Jeff has had the entrepreneurial bug his entire life. He started his first business right out of college, and over the years been involved in numerous businesses ventures. His love for real estate investing began in the 1980’s when he rehabbed 5 of his own residences before the term “house-hacking” even existed. Since those early days of torn up kitchens and bathrooms, he’s bought and sold many properties and is an active investor to this day. In addition to investing, he operates a private consulting practice. He thrives on helping people realize their full potential…not just in business and investing, but in all aspects of life.
My guest in this episode is Craig Coppola. Craig is the highest producing office broker in Lee & Associates' 39-year history. He is one of the eight Founding Principals of Lee & Associates Arizona and one of Arizona’s most accomplished real estate professionals, with three decades of leasing and sales experience.
Within Lee & Associates, Craig Coppola and Andrew Cheney are the two Principals who lead The Coppola-Cheney Group. The Coppola-Cheney Group is the number one office leasing and sales team in Lee & Associates’ history. With over 30 years’ of experience and 3,600 transactions, The Coppola-Cheney Group provides a higher level of brokerage skills, market knowledge, and ability to negotiate their clients' transactions.
My guest in this episode is Van Carlson. Van is the CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives. Van has over twenty years of experience within the risk management industry. Van began his career with Farmers Insurance Group as an agent; eventually growing his book to be among the largest in his home state of Idaho. Van focuses at Strategic Risk Alternatives on risk management primarily and facilitates SRA to assess and solve for the risks our clients have. Van’s primary goal is to continue the upward growth of SRA and continue to develop new products to bring to market.
My guest in this episode is Marc Lichtenfeld. Marc is the Chief Income Strategist of The Oxford Club. He is the Senior Editor of The Oxford Income Letter, which is based on his proprietary 10-11-12 System. He is also the Editor of Tactical Trader Alert, Lightning Trend Trader and Chairman's Circle Breakout Alert.
After getting his start on the trading desk at Carlin Equities, he moved over to Avalon Research Group as a senior analyst. Over the years, Marc’s commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. Prior to joining The Oxford Club, he was a senior columnist at Jim Cramer’s TheStreet. Today, he is a sought-after media guest who has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and Yahoo Finance. His book Get Rich With Dividends: A Proven System for Double-Digit Returns achieved best-seller status shortly after its release in 2012.
I am self-hosting this episode to share lessons I have learned this year while attending conferences and masterminds and also share a big announcement.
Valhalla Wealth has been rebranded and is now Producers Wealth. I discuss why we rebranded our company and the value we will be providing in the market place moving forward.
I then cover our topic for the day, how to create, protect and multiply wealth in any economy without getting ripped off by the banking and financial institutions and the government.
Tom Poland is a top marketing expert, a serial entrepreneur, business coach and best-selling author of Leadsology, The Science of Being in Demand. Tom works with professionals who have gone on to add millions to their earnings! His work has been published in 27 countries and he’s shared international speaking platforms with the likes of Michael Gerber of E-Myth fame, Marshall Goldsmith, and Brian Tracy.
Marc de Sousa-Shields is my guest in this episode, he is an international sustainable development and investment consultant. He co-founded and was first Executive Director of the Social Investment Organization (SIO) of Canada. He has been an advisor to the United Nations and was a Member of the US Social Investment Forum International Committee. He wrote Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Emerging Markets for the World Bank-International Finance Corporation and led a USAID project on Transitions to Private Capital.
My guest in this episode is Jason Treu. Jason is an executive coach who works with corporate executives, rising stars and entrepreneurs to help them maximize their leadership potential, performance and build and execute their career blueprint (which can including starting their own business).
He's the best-selling author of Social Wealth, a how-to-guide on building extraordinary business relationships.
He was a featured speaker at TEDxWilmington 2017, where he debuted his breakthrough team building game Cards Against Mundanity. That will help improve team performance, communication and collaboration in as little as 45 minutes.
Amanda Holbrook is a passionate driving force in the world of self-directed IRAs for 10 years and running. Her experience in the self-directed arena & turn-key real estate industry makes her a triple-threat as the Vice President of Business Development for Specialized IRA Services. This culmination provides a unique industry perspective resulting in immediate growth and results for the families and businesses she works with.
Vin Armani, Chief Technology Office of CoinText, is a philosopher, serial tech entrepreneur, and CryptoSavage. He is the host of The Vin Armani Show on Activist Post. In addition to being an author and speaker, he has made his living as a television star, film producer, software developer, art gallerist, pirate radio station operator, DJ, and motorcycle courier. He studied Philosophy at Howard University.
My guest in this episode is Mike Hambright. Mike is a Real Estate Entrepreneur. He has purchased hundreds of houses over the past few years, along with his wife, Lindsay. Mike is a professional rehabber, wholesaler, and owns a rental portfolio of single family homes. Mike has mentored and coached other investors that are known to have purchased about 3,500 houses.Mike is also the founder of FlipNerd.com, the leading social platform for real estate investors in America (over 70,000 subscribers), founder of PassiveRental.com, which helps people find, finance and buy rental property portfolios as passively as possible, in markets across the country.Mike also mentors and coaches real estate investors to find financial freedom though real estate investing via The Investor Machine (www.theinvestormachine.com), a best in class real estate investor coaching program.
My guest in this episode is Eddie Lorin. During his 30-year career, Eddie Lorin has been responsible for the acquisition of more than $3.7 billion in office, industrial and apartment community assets nationwide. Since 2001, he has successfully purchased and transformed more than $3 billion worth of multifamily real estate (acting as either Principal or Advisor) amounting to more than 180 thriving communities with approximately 40,000 apartment units nationwide.
My guest in this episode is Tone Vays. Tone has worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Crypto Currency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom.
Tone was recently featured in a Bitcoin Documentary – Magic Money. He was formerly Head of Research at BraveNewCoin after previously writing about trading and economics at CoinTelegraph. Tone is now an independent content creator at LibertyLifeTrail focused on sound economics, privacy, free-thinking and adventurous travel. Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology.
My guest in this episode is Brian Fouts from the Elevation Group. At the Elevation Group, they empower people through knowledge and education about finance and investment.
They dive into the world of the rich, into the homes of some of the wealthiest people on the planet who are willing to let them learn from them, and they let their customers look over their shoulder as they learn what they refer to as the secret "black-box investment strategies of the rich."
The cool thing is that, even though these are the strategies used by the rich, you don't have to be rich to use them (even if you come from a family that never had any money, and even if you are dead broke living in an apartment).
My guest in this interview is Dr Marc Faber. Dr. Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in Economics magna cum laude.
Between 1970 and 1978, Dr Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In June 1990, he set up his own business, MARC FABER LIMITED which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager.
My guest in this episode is Marco Santarelli. Marco is an investor, author and the founder of Norada Real Estate Investments a nationwide provider of turnkey cash-flow rental properties. Since 2004, they’ve helped over 1,000 real estate investors create wealth and cash flow through real estate. He’s also the host of the Passive Real Estate Investing podcast.
Marco shares in this interview information about the cannabis industry, the market impact, the project he is working on, and the opportunity he is currently offering.